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Cuisinart Chef's Classic 12 Quart Pasta/Steamer Set 4pc, Stainless Steel
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- Set includes: 12-quart stockpot; pasta insert; steamer basket; and lid, all constructed of mirror finish 18/10 stainless steel
- Encapsulated aluminum pot bottom eliminates hotspots and ensures even heating
- Solid 18/10 stainless-steel handles stay cool on stovetop and are riveted for strength
- Tight-fitting 18/10 stainless-steel lid seals in nutrients; oven-safe to 550 degrees F
- Dishwasher-safe; limited lifetime warranty
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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, this 4-piece pasta/steamer set makes cooking and draining pasta easy and includes a flavor-lock lid for healthy steam cooking.
What's in the Box A 12-quart saucepan, a stainless pasta insert, a steamer basket and a stainless lid.
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 crowd-size batch of three-alarm chili or boil up enough spaghetti to feed the whole block in this 12-quart Cuisinart Chef's Classic 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, drip-free rim, and a mirror finish that retains its brightness through dishwasher, freezer, broiler, and oven use up to 550 degrees Fahrenheit. For even, conductive 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.
What makes this four-piece set special is its versatility. Included is a deep pasta insert, so you can lift out and drain your cooked pasta all in one fell swoop, without needing a colander; and a steamer basket that sits in the top portion of the pot and allows you to steam broccoli, shrimp, pot stickers, and all kinds of healthy, fat-free foods. The pasta insert and pot have the same riveted stainless-steel handles, while the basket features a swinging handle that tucks out of the way when the lid is on top. Every piece is dishwasher-safe. Cuisinart covers the pot set with a limited lifetime warranty. --Ann Bieri
Top customer reviews
The material is thin steel, but that's fine for cooking pasta and making stock. The bottom is aluminum clad in steel. While I'm trying to replace all my old cookware with All-Clad, this is one piece I couldn't see spending $300 or more for the All-Clad. I'd say this is comparable to the $100-150 pasta pots that All-Clad offers, but less expensive because of the brand.
This pot works great for stews and soup stocks. The pasta insert is nice, but cooking pasta is pretty fool proof.
I bought this set for about $80 and it is money very well spent. I am very happy with my purchase. I fully recommend this set to anyone that wants to steam vegetables, tamales, meats etc. We eat a lot of pasta in our house so being able to cook the pasta while the vegetables steam up top is a huge perk. Also, I had the option of going with a pot set or a plastic electric steamer, but be aware that almost all plastic steamers have BPA. I have a toddler I could not go that route. I have had experiences in the past with electric steamers (plastic) leaving food taking weird, almost plasticy. With this pot (and any stainless steel set) you will not have to worry about strange plastics and strange tastes. Buy this set, you will love it.
I've included cooking times for people that are not familiar with steaming. Stick to these times and you won't fail. You will notice that there is a variant in time (example 6-10 min). Shorter cooking times produce crispier vegetables and slower and longer cooking times product softer vegetables. Make sure not to over cook though. Remember, the point of a steamer is to cook the vegetables without losing precious nutrients.
Vegetable, Size/Preparation, Time in minutes
Artichokes, Steam whole artichokes, 25-40 min
Asparagus, Whole spears, thick spears peeled lightly, 7-13 min
Asparagus, Cut into 2-inch pieces, 4-7 min
Beans, green, Whole beans, 6-10 min
Beans, wax, Whole beans, 6-10 min
Beets, small or medium-sized, Whole, unpeeled beets scrubbed clean; peel off the skins after steaming, 35-50 min
Beet greens, Cleaned and coarsely chopped, 7-9 min
Broccoli, Trimmed stalks, 8-12 min
Broccoli, Trimmed stalks split in half or florets, 5-7 min
Brussels sprouts, Whole, trimmed, 8-15 min
Brussels sprouts, Trimmed and halved, 6-8 min
Cabbage, Cut in wedges, 6-10 min
Carrots, Cut into ¼-inch thick slices, 7-10 min
Carrots, baby, Whole baby carrots, 10-12 min
Cauliflower, Florets, 5-10 min
Celery root(celeriac), Cut into ¼-inch thick matchsticks, 5-7 min
Celery stalks, Cut into ½-inch thick slices, 4-9 min
Corn on the cob, Whole, husks removed, 7-10 min
Daikon, radishes, Peeled and cut into chunks 8-12 min
Chicory (endives), Cut in half lengthwise, 5-10 min
Fennel bulbs, Cut crosswise into ½-inch slices, 8-10 min
Jerusalem artichokes(sunchokes), Peeled or scrubbed; sliced, 5-8 min
Jerusalem artichokes(sunchokes), Whole tubers, peeled or scrubbed, 20-25 min
Kale, Trimmed, 4-7 min
Kohlrabi, Peeled and cut into ½-inch cubes, 5-8 min
Leeks, Trimmed, cut in half, 5-8 min
Okra, Fresh whole okra, trimmed, 6-8 min
Onions, pearl, Whole onions, peeled, 8-12 min
Parsnips, Peeled and cut into ½-inch slices, 7-10 min
Peas, green, Fresh, shelled peas, 2-4 min
Peas, sugar snap, Whole pea pods, trimmed, 5-6 min
Potatoes, all, Peeled or scrubbed clean, cut into ½-inch slices, 8-12 min
Potatoes, new, Whole, scrubbed clean, 15-20 min
Radishes, Whole radishes, trimmed, 7-14 min
Scallions, Cut into ½-inch slices, 3-5 min
Spinach, Cleaned, whole leaves, 3-5 min
Squash, butternut, Peeled and cut into 1-inch cubes, 7-10 min
Turnips, Cut into 1/2-inch cubes, 8-12 min
Turnip greens, Cleaned and coarsely chopped, 4-6 min
Sweet potatoes, Cut into large chunks, 8-12 min
Swiss chard, Coarsely chopped leaves, 3-5 min
Zucchini, Cut into 1-inch slices, 5-8 min
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