I found this set to be the best buy for getting the basics. The non-stick pans are great for sautéing and eggs come out unbelievable. There is a good variety in this set. The handles have a sturdy construction and are always cool to the touch. Having glass lids is also helpful to watch food without loosing heat while cooking. I cook a lot and buy many different types of cookware depending on what I’m making, so this set is a good base to start with and build on.
A great starter set, this 10-piece cookware collection features a nice selection of essential pieces for any busy kitchen. It includes a 1-quart covered saucepan, a 2-1/2-quart covered saucepan, an 8-inch skillet, a 10-inch skillet, a 6-quart covered stockpot, and a 3-quart covered saute pan. The saucepans come in handy for making breakfast oatmeal or homemade marinara sauce, the skillets offer gently curved sides for flipping food or sliding an omelet or grilled cheese sandwich easily from the pan to a plate, and the stockpot works well for making vegetable soup, beef stew, or boiling pasta. The included saute pan functions like a skillet, but its wide base meets tall, straight sides for extra depth and capacity–exceptionally convenient when making one-dish meals. Start by sauteing onions and browning meat in the saute pan, then add liquid and other ingredients to finish on the stovetop or in the oven.
Cuisinart Advantage 10-Piece Nonstick Cookware Set, Black: The Cuisinart Advantage Non-Stick cookware line features a pure aluminum core that heats quickly and cooks at an even temperature, eliminating hot spots. Even more, its exclusive Resilience nonstick interior allows for healthier cooking without the need for excess butter or oil, ensures effortless food release, and cleans up in a snap by hand or in the dishwasher. The cookware comes equipped with Easy Grip silicone handles that provide a comfortable, secure grip (riveted stick handles stay cool on the stovetop), and its tempered-glass covers help trap in heat, moisture, and nutrients–plus make it easy to check on food at a glance without lifting the lid. The cookware can be used in the oven up to 350 degrees F, but should not be used under the broiler. Cuisinart covers the set with a limited lifetime warranty.
Cuisinart Advantage Nonstick cookware is modern cookware at its best–features provide the construction and convenience modern chefs seek and rich colored exteriors match all kitchen decors. Aluminum construction provides quick and even heat distribution. Exclusive Resilience premium nonstick interior allows for easy food release and healthy cooking options with less butter and oils. Silicone Easy Grip handles provide a secure grip and riveted handles stay cool on the stovetop. All pieces are dishwasher safe for easy cleanup. One thing of caution, do not compare this set to calphalon or all clad quality, as it is just basic starter set and it is great for people who are looking for starter set.