Cuisinart Chef’s Classic

Whether you’re budget tightening who wishing for quality stainless cookware, college some who need your appropriate gear or just want a value set, the Chef’s Classic is a exceptionally wise decision with various sizes for every needs.

Cuisinart Chef’s Classic

What we like: Whether you’re looking around on-the-budget cookware which is not eventually a junk or a college student who need practically essential gears, the Chef’s Classic is a finest one. The 4.5mm pure aluminum disc encapsulated base wrapped by 18/10 stainless-steel helps improve fast and evenly heating, as well as reducing hot spots.

The weight is good for beginners or small cooks, not too heavy or light. This product is a pretty high heat resistant gear among budget cookware, oven-safe up to 550F. It’s freezer-safe, though. It works well for various ranges: electric, glass, ceramic, gas and halogen cooktops, but not for induction burner.

Our favorite feature is the no-spill-over rims, which makes easier pouring without dripping (like MultiClad Pro). The grips are fit and comfortable to hold, while V-shape handles are designed for letting heat pass through, which help remain cool to touch when cooked. Cleaning is breezy. It can be put in the dishwasher or hand-washing with no trouble. The French style and mirror finish design make feel more attractive and luxurious than the labeled price.

The Chef’s Classic line comes with most variety of pieces: 77-7 (for 7 pieces), 77-10 (for 10 pieces), 77-14 (for 14 pieces) and 77-17 (for 17 pieces). Another model, 77-11G, 11 pieces set, has a bit difference down to having glass lids instead of cast stainless; anything else is the identical. For all-purposed cooking, you should has, at least, two saucepans, a sauté pan, a practical size of stock pot and two not less than 8” skillets, though. This Cuisinart line is warmly welcomed by consumers after launched in 2003, as well as become a bestseller product since then.

What we don't like: Some users complained about food stick and food burn, and hard to cleanup. Moreover, it suits for high heat cooking. We’ve found that it gets hot most quickly when compares to others with bottom disc, or even some tri-ply products. Beware to use high-temperature cooking. Well, if these matters bother, upgrade to Cuisinart MultiClad Pro line instead.

The Verdict

To winding up, Cuisinart Chef’s Classic is a good bet for home cooks for having a reliable cook set which is pleasantly sturdy, hefty, acceptable cooking performance, suitable weight, easy to clean and beautiful, without breaking the bank.

Product Specs:
Model 77-10
Pot Material
Lid Material Stainless steel
Handle Material Heavy cast-stainless / Tempered glass for 77-11G
Size 10 pieces:
- 1.5-quart saucepan w/cover
- 3-quart saucepan w/cover
- 3.5-quart saucepan w/cover
- 8-quart Dutch oven w/cover
- 8" skillet
- 10" skillet
Heat Resistant
Handle Heat Resistant
Oven Safe
Dishwasher-Safe Yes
Broiler-Safe Yes
Induction Compatible No
Warranty Limited lifetime
*Retail price at date of review

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