For ones who dream of a pleasant starter stainless set for new kitchen or feel tiresome with perished nonstick pots, consider this Cook’s Standard Multi-Ply Clad. While having many nice features, Cooks Standard comes with attractive price tag, under $200.
What we like:
If you’re mad about finding a lower price of good cookware for upgrading cooking results, instead of buying peril cheap nonstick set, why don’t you take a look at this? Cooks Standard offers a great deal of nice tri-ply stainless-steel cookware with clad core. This NC-00210 model is enhanced by up-to-the-side aluminum core encapsulated with 2 layers of 18/10 stainless-steel for better heat dispersal. Cooking performance is impressive; it heats evenly, constantly and quickly. And it can be put in the oven up to 500 degree F.
We’ve found that some All-Clad users claimed that the Cooks Standard does pretty great jobs---not as the same but not bad---and they’re pleased, indeed. The very striking feature is the handles, which are snugly fit, made of sturdy stainless-steel, feel comfortable to lift and stay really cool when the pots are heating. The cookware is quite heavy-duty and well-balanced weight. Another gained point is slightly curved rim, which lets easy for pouring liquids cleanly and smoothly from the pans. It’s dishwasher-safe, as well as breezy for hand-washing.
For 10 pieces, the size choice is good for being a nice essential set. All you’ll get are two sizes of saucepans, a roomy 8-quart stock pot, two functional sizes of skillet and a steamer insert with cover. The steamer insert is useful for various recipes and essential for some who are curious for healthy foods, as well. Yet, we rather miss a sauté pan which likes a norm of normal standard sets. Besides, it looks beautiful. The gleam and shiny stainless finish is astonishing.
For more options, the other budget candidate in similar construction is Duxtop Whole Clad. Each of them is relatively the same quality but differs in details. To sum up, if you prefer better handles and steamer insert, the Cooks Standard is better choice.
What we don't like:
Some reviewers claimed that it did noisy or buzzy sound after cooking in induction stoves, though the cooking results were still good. However, this problem didn’t occur with other types of burner, on the contrary, it performed well on regular electric or gas stoves. Some said that there’s gray or rainbow discoloration inside finishes but can be clean by Barkeeper’s Friends.
|Overall, If you want an entry-leveled (but qualified) stainless set, this Cooks Standard Multi-Ply Clad is highly recommended. Featuring most conditions of nice stainless cookware--- multi-ply, heavy duty and beautiful craft, in great bargain price---this is a no-regret choice.