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Cuisinart 766-26 Chef's Classic 12-Quart Stockpot with Cover
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- Stainless-steel exteriors surround an aluminum core, delivering even heat distribution
- Pot's tapered edges provide drip-free pouring
- Stainless-steel handles stay cool on the stovetop
- Oven-safe to 550 degrees F
- Lifetime warranty against defects
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|Item Dimensions||11.4 x 13.8 x 9.6 in||11 x 12.5 x 8.25 in||14 x 10 x 14 in||12.25 x 7.75 x 9.75 in|
|Item Weight||8 lbs||5.5 lbs||4.6 lbs||7.5 lbs|
|Material Type||Steel||Stainless Steel||Aluminium||Steel|
|Size||12 quarts||12-Qt||12-Quart||16 quarts|
Bringing the Good Life Home
Inspired by the great French kitchens, Cuisinart began making professional cookware over 30 years ago. Constructed of the finest materials available, to perfectly perform all of the classic cooking techniques. Designed to last a lifetime, Cuisinart cookware makes family meals memorable and entertaining a pleasure. Savor the good life right at home, with family and friends. Cuisinart makes it absolutely delicious.
Cuisinart Chef's Classic Stainless is an investment that will prove its worth every time you use it. Exclusively designed aluminum encapsulated base provides superior heat conductivity and even heat distribution to meet the demands of gourmet chefs everywhere. When properly cared for, your Cuisinart Chef's Classic Stainless Cookware will give countless years of service and pleasure. Follow the use and care suggestions in this leaflet to preserve and maintain the cookware's original beauty.
Whether you're a serious gourmet, a regular entertainer, or cooking for the family, round out a cookware assortment with any or all of Cuisinart's various-sized stockpots. The 6-quart model is perfect for everyday family cooking and the 12-quart is excellent for preparing recipes for a crowd.
Unsurpassed Heat Distribution
Pure aluminum encapsulated base heats quickly and spreads heat evenly. Eliminates hot spots.
The Coolest Touch in Home Cooking
Cast stainless steel Cool Grip stick handles are contoured for a secure grip and designed to stay cool on the stovetop.
Superior Cooking Surface
Stainless steel cooking surface does not discolor, react with food, or alter flavors.
Riveted stainless steel handles, including side grips and helper handles, are professionally riveted to ensure a lifetime of perfect balance.
Flavor Lock Lid
Tight-fitting stainless steel lids fit tight to lock in flavor, texture and nutrients. Wide, easy grip handles.
Rims of cookware are tapered to make pouring clean and easy.
Oven safe to 500°F. Cook on stovetop, in oven, or under broiler. Freezer safe for easy food storage.
Brilliant stainless steel comes out of the dishwasher looking like new.
Simmer that perfect lamb curry or boil up a party-size platter of pasta in this classic 12-quart Cuisinart stockpot. Made of professional quality 18/10 stainless steel that won't react with acidic foods, the pot features solid cast stainless-steel handles, a tight-fitting lid with drip-free rim, and a mirror finish that retains its brightness through dishwasher, freezer, broiler, and oven use up to 550 degrees Fahrenheit. The tapered rim of the pot allows easy pouring. For superior, even heating, an aluminum disk is encapsulated between two layers of stainless steel in the base. The stockpot measures 9 inches high and 11 inches in diameter; 14-1/2 inches including handles. Cuisinart covers the pot with a limited lifetime warranty.--Ann Bieri
Top Customer Reviews
The handles are very comfortable and they really DON'T get hot. It, along with my other very small Cuisinart Chef pot are the only items I can ever recall that got a comment from my husband saying.. Whatever you paid for this it was worth it.
And he doesn't cook.. just puts the food away.
Cleans up well and I don't have to worry about scratching some coating or other.
I like it. It is very functional and nice looking..can't beat that.
The pot is not stained outside and is never put in a dishwasher. It looks like water entrapment between the rivets and the pot is causing the rust. Hope I am successful in getting a replacement, this thing was expensive for a pot.
Quality - For the price, the quality is of the level I would expect. The steel is fairly thin at the sides of the pot, but the bottom is very sturdy and solid. It is not likely to warp or buckle due to the thick construction on the bottom of the pot. The lid fits properly. The handles are riveted securely. (In other reviews there were complaints about the rivets being obtrusive, collecting food, and tearing away. I do not find that to be true. It cleans easily and they don't protrude more than I consider reasonable. As for the rivets tearing away, I can only imagine it is a manufacturing defect and should be covered under the warranty.) It's certainly not at the level of an All Clad or Caphalon, but it's also $200-300 cheaper.
Price - It is moderately priced and it won't devastate me if it wears out in 5-7 years.
Design - It's a nice looking pot. I use a pot rack and so it hangs in full sight. The stainless finish is mirror clear and looks nice. It may scratch over time, but I will treat it well and it doesn't seem to be too fragile.
Heat conductivity - When boiling water, it doesn't take too long. I am accustomed to using copper bottom pots and they heat quickly. This pot keeps up well.
Size/Shape - When I first saw it, I was worried that it would be too shallow/wide to be a good spaghetti pot. It has proven to be perfect. I also don't have to fill it with water to get the spaghetti covered, as I would with a wider pot. And, it's also deep enough to cook enough for five people (or more, if desired).
Uncovered handles - This is my chief criticism. All of my other pots and pans have covered handles that I can grab with my bare hand. These are not and they get extremely hot. Use a potholder or get a nasty burn. I would like this pot a lot better if the handles were covered.
Quality - I consider it a pro when considering the price, but a con when considering the potential durability. I find myself being cautious with the pot because it doesn't feel as hearty as my other cookware. The surface is likely to scratch. It will probably dent if I drop it or bang it hard enough while washing it. That said, I wouldn't consider it a deal breaker. If I had held it in my hands before buying it, I would have still bought it.
6/20/16: This pot is holding up extremely well. There are no dents and only very small scratches. It is in much better shape than I would have expected after three years. I just ordered the stock pot with the pasta strainer insert from Cuisinart as well based on my good experience with this pot.
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