Cuisinart has been known for their exemplary French-Kitchen inspired cookware for more than 30 years now. This is something they achieve by investing in fine materials and at the end of the day, the outcome is cookware which is compatible with all the imaginable cooking techniques.
It is Cuisinart’s commitment towards guaranteeing their users quality that led to the release of their MultiClad Pro cookware collection. After looking at a number of Cuisinart cookware sets in our previous reviews, our focus today shifts to the said Cuisinart Mcp-12n MultiClad Pro Stainless Steel 12-Piece Cookware Set.
Cuisinart Mcp-12n MultiClad Pro Stainless Steel Cookware collection
MultiClad pro is one of the Cuisinart cookware ranges comprising of premium cookware designed with professional triple-ply professional features. What this means is that the core comprises of pure aluminium which is then bonded to a brushed stainless steel on the exteriors, with another layer of stainless steel on the interior. This fusion of the best construction is what gives the cookware its unsurpassed cooking performance.
Cuisinart Mcp-12n MultiClad Pro Stainless Steel Cookware Set Review
Here’s a list of the things that should help you decide if this set is worth your money or not:
- The Package
Apart from the pans, open skillets and pots, the package also includes tight-fitting seals for every cookware and having been made of stainless steel, you can rest assured that all the natural flavours and juices will stay in place. So if you need something for boiling, sautéing, baking or even browning, this set is here to save you from the trouble of sampling different cookware. Everything here is carefully made to suit every user’s culinary needs, making it possible to hack those first-class meals effortlessly.
Now with a triple-layered cookware, there’s need to ensure that the handles are conveniently designed for the sake of safety. This is because the qualities of materials used here can sustain optimal heat levels, something your hands wont. The MultiClad Cuisinart cookware range have what I refer to as an upgrade when looking at the designs used on the handles.
It’s also one of the ways through which you can identify this collection on the shelves because they evidently make the cookware more professional and modern. In addition to the aesthetics, the handles also enhance manageability by giving you a controlled and comfortable grip.
This premium set has cookware made with a professional tri-ply construction which is basically a combination of the best materials for effective performance when cooking. With this, you’ll find pure aluminium at the core, which is then bonded to a layer of stainless steel on the interior. The two are complemented with a polished stainless steel exterior which makes the cookware durable and suitable for any kitchen demands.
- Heat Distribution
To some extent, how perfectly your meals will turn out certainly depends on how evenly the cookware distributes heat. The same traces back to the materials used, and that’s why there has to be a balance between quality and heat distribution features of the materials in question.
The set is made using the Heat Surround Technology which coordinates even heat distribution both at the bottom and on the sides of the cookware. This eliminates the possibilities of hotspots being established on the surfaces, which is what sometimes contribute to unevenly-cooked food and selective discolouration on the surfaces.
- Health Safety
There has always been debates on how safe non-stick cookware is, but did you know that the same extends to stainless steel cookware as well? Away from the usual PTFE and PFOA drama, there are also some stainless steel brands which somehow get your food contaminated during the cooking process.
The only way out is investing in leading brands like Cuisinart because with them, your safety is guaranteed with the premium finishing used on the surfaces. And so as the tight-fitting seals keep the flavours airtight, the surfaces also ensure that the food’s natural flavours remain intact, by not reacting with the food that’s being cooked.
- Additional features
We all know that based on what the cookware industry looks like today, the only way a single product can beat competition is by having those unique bonus features. For Cuisinart MultiClad Pro, I appreciate the way the design keeps the cooktops less messy, and this I can credit to the drip-free pouring rims design.
The basses are also versatile enough and with that, you can equally use the cookware with induction cooktops. Adding on to the versatility is the fact that everything in the package is oven-safe and in addition to that, you can also throw-in your pans in the broiler.
This is one of the key areas that calls for one to pay close attention. The truth is, this collection is durable enough, but this can only remain so when you handle them properly. One of the things that dictate how long your cookware will last is how properly you clean them.
As we have seen, both the cookware and their respective stainless steel covers are dishwasher-safe so cleaning them afterwards shouldn’t be a problem. However, I always insist that the best option when it comes to descent cookware like this is hand-washing them, especially if you’re a regular user.
Price still remains a factor to consider because it somehow reflects on the quality of the product and also helps those with budgets to make appropriate choices. As it has always been the norm, Cuisinart is considered to be one of the fairly-priced brands and for this 12-pcs set, you’ll only part with approximately $300.
To some extent, this is considered relatively costlier that most of the collections in Cuisinart’s portfolio, but as we have seen it’s because of the premium materials used in this case. The collection also comes in other smaller sets with fewer cookware pieces and that is, 10 and 7 pieces respectively. With this, it’s easier to go for the set that not only matches your budget, but also the volume of your cooking loads.
- Tight-fitting covers to seal natural flavours
- Fast and even heating
- Tapered rims for drip-free pouring
- Tri-ply construction for durability and effectiveness
- Usable on induction cooktops
- Requires pre-heating
- Prone to stains
The Cuisinart Mcp-12n MultiClad Pro Stainless Steel 12-Piece Cookware Set has it all when looking at the underlying basics needed in a cookware set, that is, quality and affordability. It’s one of those gift packs which will always be remembered whether you decide to reward yourself or your loved ones.
When you follow all the right instructions, rest assured that your cookware will always stick around to be part of your kitchen life. Apart from cleaning with the right products and tools, also remember to use friendlier accessories while cooking and store the cookware in the right manner.