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Cuisinart GG-12 GreenGourmet Hard-Anodized Nonstick 12-Piece Cookware Set
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- 12-piece hard-anodized aluminum cookware set featuring scratch-resistant nonstick ceramic-based surface
- Water-based Ceramica nonstick surface won't peel off, free of PTFE and PFOA
- Superior heat conductivity resulting in less energy use; oven- and broiler-safe
- 8-inch skillet; 10-inch lidded deep fry; 1-1/2-, 2-1/2-quart lidded saucepans; 3-quart lidded everyday pan; 6-quart lidded Dutch Oven; steamer insert
- Product Built to North American Electrical Standards. Versatile Performance- Oven and broiler safe
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|Color||Black||Silver||Black||Candy Apple Exterior / White Interior||Clear||Gray|
|Item Dimensions||13.58 x 22.28 x 7.08 in||14.2 x 24.2 x 10.7 in||26.5 x 13.62 x 15.62 in||13.7 x 22.5 x 7 in||13.58 x 22.05 x 11.02 in||14.76 x 22.44 x 10.43 in|
|Material Type||Aluminum||Stainless Steel||Aluminum||Nonstick||Hard-Anodized Aluminum||Hard-Anodized Aluminum|
|Number of Pieces||12||1||1||1||1||1|
|Size||12-Piece||12-Piece Set||17-Piece||8 Piece Set||9.5 Inch||None|
Cuisinart GreenGourmet Hard-Anodized Nonstick Cookware Series
Inspired by the great French kitchens, Cuisinart began making professional cookware over 35 years ago. Constructed of the finest materials available to perfectly perform all of the classic cooking techniques, Cuisinart GreenGourmet Hard-Anodized cookware continues a long tradition of excellence. Today, more and more home cooks are going green… and so is Cuisinart cookware!
Cuisinart's GreenGourmet cookware is designed with an exclusive Cuisinart Ceramica nonstick surface, which features a petroleum-free, ceramic-based coating that is applied at a temperature one half that of traditional nonsticks. The coating does not contain PTFE and PFOA, substances often used in nonstick cookware that have raised health concerns over the years. It was also developed using manufacturing techniques that reduce harmful carbon emissions by consuming less energy. The coating is also water-based, unlike other nonstick coatings on the market, which are solvent-based. In addition, Cuisinart's cookware has a scratch-resistant nonstick surface that won't peel off. The new cookware conforms to FDA and European RoHS standards for environmentally sound products. These pans should be hand-washed with a mild detergent. Cuisinart also gets some green cred from the packaging, which is made from 100 percent recycled materials and is printed using 100 percent biodegradable soy ink.
The pans deliver superior heat conductivity, requiring less energy to achieve the desired cooking temperature. Harder than stainless steel, the skillet's hard anodized exterior is dense, nonporous, and highly wear-resistant for extra durability and professional performance as well as quick and even heat distribution. Additionally, the securely riveted stay-cool steel handles are manufactured using 70 percent recycled stainless steel and is oven-safe to 500 degrees F, so food can be browned on the stovetop then transferred to the oven to finish cooking.
What's in the Box
1-1/2-quart saucepan with cover, 2-1/2-quart saucepan with cover, 3-quart everyday pan with cover, 6-quart dutch oven with cover, 8-inch open skillet, 10-inch deep dry skillet with cover, and a multi-steamer.
- Riveted stainless stick handles stay cool on the stovetop
- Petroleum-Free ceramic-based nonstick interior helps to conserve oil consumption
- Exclusive Cuisinart Ceramica Nonstick Technology
- Oven and broiler safe
- Packaging is made from 100% recycled materials and is printed with soy ink
Features and Benefits
- Healthy Cooking, Easy Cleaning: When cooking with your Cuisinart GreenGourmet Cookware, you do not need to add oil or butter to prevent foods from sticking. If you wish to enhance the flavor and appearance of foods, you need add only a minimum amount to the nonstick surface of your cookware.
- Energy-Efficient Cooking: Select a burner size that matches the diameter of the bottom of the pan. When cooking over a gas burner, make certain that the flame touches only the bottom of the pan. If the flame extends up the sides of the pan, energy is wasted.
- Easy Maintenance: Let your Cuisinart GreenGourmet Cookware cool before cleaning. Cookware should be washed by hand with hot sudsy water and a sponge or soft dishcloth. Do not use steel wool or other metal or abrasive pads that can scratch your cookware. After washing, rinse thoroughly and dry immediately.
- Cleaning the Exterior: Cuisinart GreenGourmet Cookware has a smooth exterior finish, making it easier to clean and maintain. Food residue or buildup on the exterior of your cookware can easily be removed with hot soapy water and a scrub pad. The exterior of Cuisinart Cookware, like other brands, will show wear with continuous use. This condition will not in any way affect the superior cooking performance of your cookware.
- Convenient Storage: Cuisinart GreenGourmet Cookware has a smooth exterior finish, making it easier to clean and maintain. Food residue or buildup on the exterior of your cookware can easily be removed with hot soapy water and a scrub pad. The exterior of Cuisinart Cookware, like other brands, will show wear with continuous use. This condition will not in any way affect the superior cooking performance of your cookware.
Proper Cooking Utensils
We recommend using plastic or wooden utensils in your Cuisinart GreenGourmet Cookware to maintain its appearance and performance. Refrain from cutting foods or using sharp utensils such as forks, knives, mashers or whisks that can scratch the cooking surface. Slight surface marks and abrasions are normal and will not affect the performance of the Cuisinart Ceramica coating.
Durable Cookware for a Lifetime of Great Meals
With a little bit of care, you’ll enjoy a great performance from your Cuisinart GreenGourmet cookware for years to come. A careful hand washing after each use is usually all it takes. But if pans become crusty or heavily greased, a couple of hours soaking in hot sudsy water and a light scrub will have them looking like new. Seasoning your pans twice a year helps to maintain optimal performance, and it’s easy! Just add a half-tablespoon of vegetable oil and spread it around the entire interior, right up to the rim. Then place the pan in a preheated 300°F oven for an hour. Carefully remove the pan, allow it to cool completely, and wipe off any excess oil with a paper towel. Be gentle with your cookware! Avoid stacking, which may cause chipping of the ceramic interior. Show it off on a Cuisinart cookware rack, or store it carefully, with a little breathing room, in your kitchen cabinets.
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It was great when we first got it. Although we took extra care when using it, after a month or so, it started to get sticky... We do cook almost everyday, but this is still too fast... Now it has been about 3 months and it gets even worse... I thought this is a good brand for a non-stick wok, but guess I am wrong on this... Certainly not recommend if you cook a lot and want a real non-stick wok.
The pan handles do not get hot, but the lid handles do, so be prepared to use a potholder to move the lids.
The set must be hand-washed and handled carefully to avoid chipping, but this is not a problem for us.
I would have rated the set 5 stars had it retained its nonstick performance. The loss of the nonstick capacity and the subsequent difficulty with cleaning the pans drops my rating to two stars.
1/3/10 Edited to add: We've now been using this set for a year and I've noticed several minute to small chips out of the cooking surfaces of more that half the pieces. We do not use metal utensils (silicon only) and are careful with cleaning and storing. One piece has also absorbed the smell of the food that was cooked in it. I am now looking for a different set of cookware, and regret buying this one. While I prefer a "green," eco-friendly product, I think this one needs some improvements in quality and design.
I've now been using these daily for four months and I am impressed. I understand that more time is needed to test overall durability, but in the interim, these pans are solid. If you like to cook, I can't suggest anything but nonstick pans. It is certainly worth the extra money for the actual cooking, ease of cleaning, and preservation of appearance.
This set has the basics, and you can find what is included in the product description. I like how quickly they heat, the lids (solid and fit multiple items), and the easy to hold handles. A good pan certainly makes a difference in the food you are eating.
I definitely recommend this product.
The non-stick ceramic-based coating works well, with food not sticking to the surface. The ceramic coating has a slight graininess which I didn't expect for a surface that is intended to not bond with other matter.
Comes w/ a lid, which explains the higher pricing - there are many other ceramic-based non-stick 12" woks for about $30 without a lid -- a lid separately sells for about $25 so the all-in price is competitive.
However, 3 common complaints by other buyers: (1) non-stick becomes sticky after use, (2) high heat, and (3) induction cooking (?).
(1) It seems the major complaint is that it "fails" after some use. I haven't owned it long enough (say 6 mos. of constant use) to comment, but when a non-stick surface is causing food to stick, my educated guess is that (i) the surface has worn away or delaminated, or (ii) a film deposit has covered the surface.
Using non-metal cook utensils should avoid wearing down the surface (if not a product defect), so a film deposit is likely the cause of sticking. Users say they soap clean the wok after each use, but it may not remove every bit of cooked-on matter. I have many kitchen items with baked- or cooked-on food residue that a normal soap/water cleaning won't remove. For this, Cuisinart says to soak in soapy water for a couple of hours, and use a Dobie pad (whatever that is).
So, to address the filming of the surface, I suggest the following:
* Do NOT to use spray oils because they leave a film -- is it true ? I don't know, but it's been mentioned (maybe by Birthers or climate change Merchants of Doubt).
* Another poster is on the crusade saying to use hi-concentration vinegar to get rid of film -- maybe it makes sense because I've heard about vinegar to clean drip coffee makes & dish washers by running vinegar to get rid of residue & buildup. This means any acidic liquid (lemon juice, etc.) may also work.
Added 02/2017 -- following another poster's advice, I don't use soap - - basically, season the wok per Cuisinart's instructions, then after each use, use water to soak the bottom surface, then I use 2 x 1/2 sheet paper towels to clean & wipe - - first sheet to get off food residue, then the second 1/2 sheet to absorb resident liquids. I was concerned that without soap, the wok would be 'dirty", but "wiping" preserves the the seasoned non-stick effect that would be eroded by soap. So, I've just been wiping.
(2) High Heat - Basically, after reading Cuisinart's "documents" (excerpted below), the precaution AGAINST high heat is related to burning YOUR food, but the wok is safe to 500 degrees broiler, and should not be warping. Cuisinart's seasoning directions including placing the wok in a 300 degree oven for one hour. However, if you've using a 15,000 btu burner, then a carbon steel wok (with oil seasoning) is the better choice - - high heat also means a lot of oil fumes (and greasy range), so if you can tolerate that, than seasoning a carbon steel wok is a better choice.
Cuisinart literature - "Never use Cuisinart GreenGourmet Cookware on high heat or food will burn. The Aluminum core of this cookware heats quickly and its even heat distribution prevents hot spots. We recommend using a low or medium setting for most cooking. To boil water, medium-high is sufficient. Never leave Cuisinart Cookware or any pan empty over a hot burner. Doing so can ruin the pan and void the warranty and cause damage to the stovetop."
"Cuisinart . . . can be in the oven up to 500 degrees F. Cookware is broiler safe."
(3) Induction cooking (?) -- the box shows gas, electric, glass ceramic and halogen, but NOT induction (presumably not magnetized).
Seasoning (?) -- per Cuisinart, "Seasoning your pans twice a year helps to maintain optimal performance and is easy! Just add a half-tablespoon of vegetable oil and spread it around the entire interior right up to the rim. Then place the pan in a preheated 300 degree F oven for an hour."
The box has a label saying "Made and printed in China" so I assume both product & box are manufactured there.
Cuisinart also has the model 626-32H Chef's Classic Nonstick Hard-Anodized 12-1/2-Inch with a Teflon like (PTFE based) surface, but without PFOA. Given that PTFE is emitted, and PFOA doesn't leave the body, and both are either pollutants or suspected carcinogens, why use a petroleum/chemical based surface with your food ?
What this says is that ceramic non-stick is not "buy, use & forget" like today's no-frost freezers -- manufacturers don't seem to be helping with addressing "stickiness" (just like washer manufacturer's deny the smell & mold of front loaders - for that & other HE washers, one poster say run a load w/ 1-2 dishwashing detergent pellets which do the same thing as the $1 washer cleaner pellets.
My sample has a dent on the metal wrap of the glass lid. It appears to be a factory dent because the lid itself was well wrapped in cardboard & paper, and the entire box was shipped by Amazon in an outside box w/ paper (Amazon is not only a great retailer, but a fantastic shipper -- always something outside the actual retail box).