If all youíre looking for is a good stainless cookware for induction cooktop, why donít pick some multi-ply pots and pans that are specially made for induction-friendly? The bargain price is the bonus.
What we like:
Secura Duxtop is famous for induction stoves. As a result, if they introduce cookware to the market, it should be certainly specialized for induction cooktop. The Duxtop Whole-Clad, as it name, has 3 layers- thick aluminum core wrapped by magnetic stainless steel layers with flat bottom, which make efficient uses for induction ranges. This cookware is versatile enough for most ranges. Itís not only compatible with convection stove, but works with gas, electronic and halogen cooktops. Itís oven-safe to 550 degree F, as well as freezer safe for fridge keeping. Itís dishwasher-safe, but recommended hand wash for longer use.
Another outstanding point, the Whole-Clad heats up very quickly. It requires less and lower temperature for perfectly cooking since itís designed for induction cooking and energy saves. The plane bottoms of the pots and pans fit contact flatly with the electric stoves, no roomy areas. Also, it retains heat well and evenly like other quality of stainless cookware.
The handles are well ergonomic designed. Most users are pleased for thick and handy stainless grips which easily allow pouring or moving around. The good rims of the pots let pouring comfortably with no drips. All cost you under $200 (for retail price), really brilliant choice. We love the feel like premium gear---thick, full-weight, sturdy and well-made, absolutely not junky. More, itís look shiny and beautiful. For more storage-saving, it can be nested well if need. The 10-pieces set is appropriate for standard cuisines.
For more options, another budget candidate in similar features is Cooks Standard Muli-Ply Clad, which is relatively the same quality but differs in details. However, for those who prefer better performance of induction cooktop, the Duxtop is suggested.
What we don't like:
Some reviewers said that it scratches quite easily, and suggested to use non rough sponges, as the manufacturer instructed. Though, the scratches were small and not obvious to see. Another downside is the lids became fairly hot while cooking as theyíre metal.
|Overall, whether youíre looking for a nice, solid and well-made cookware for convection/induction cooktop or other types of stoves, this Duxtop Whole-Clad Tri-Ply is a clever choice.