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KitchenAid KCSS10LS Stainless Steel 10-Piece Cookware Set - Polished Stainless Steel
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- 18/10 Stainless Steel with Colorfast Finish
- Stainless Steel Base
- Induction Capable
- Riveted Stainless Steel Handle(s)
- Domed Tempered Glass Lid(s)
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KitchenAid Stainless Steel Cookware
Get ready for a colorful yet durable way to expand the way you cook with our Stainless Steel Cookware.
Stainless Steel Cookware - Empire Red
Exceptional performance begins with a stainless steel base that remains flat on all cooktop surfaces, while the colorfast finish resists fading and discoloring over time. Plus, the domed tempered glass lid allows for an easy glimpse at contents when needed. Add some color to your kitchen with our Stainless Steel Cookware.
Polished Stainless Steel
Pasta and Steamer Inserts
18/10 Stainless Steel with Colorfast Finish
The colorfast finish resists fading and discoloring.
Stainless Steel Base
The stainless steel base stays flat on all cooktop surfaces, including electric, gas, and induction.
Etched Measurement Markings
Etched Measurement Markings make it easy to measure quantities for soup and sauce recipes.
Domed Tempered Glass Lid(s)
The domed tempered glass lid seals in moisture and lets you monitor your cooking at a glance.
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|Handle||Riveted Stainless Steel||Riveted Stainless Steel||Riveted Stainless Steel||Riveted Stainless Steel||Riveted Stainless Steel||Riveted Stainless Steel|
|Lid Type||Domed Tempered Glass||Domed Tempered Glass||Domed Tempered Glass||Domed Tempered Glass||Domed Tempered Glass||-|
|Oven Safe||Up to 500°F||Up to 500°F||Up to 500°F||Up to 500°F||Up to 500°F||-|
|Stainless Steel Base||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Material||18/10 Stainless Steel with Colorfast Finish||18/10 Stainless Steel with Colorfast Finish||18/10 Stainless Steel with Colorfast Finish||18/10 Stainless Steel with Colorfast Finish||18/10 Stainless Steel with Colorfast Finish||Stainless Steel|
|Interior Finish||Stainless Steel||Stainless Steel||Stainless Steel||Stainless Steel||Stainless Steel||Stainless Steel|
|Etched Measurement Markings||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓||-|
|Laser Etched Logo||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Warranty||Lifetime Limited Warranty||Lifetime Limited Warranty||Lifetime Limited Warranty||Lifetime Limited Warranty||Lifetime Limited Warranty||Lifetime Limited Warranty|
Riveted Stainless Steel Handle(s)
These sturdy handles let you position and remove cookware with ease.
This versatile cookware is oven safe up to 500° Fahrenheit.
The colorfast finish resists fading and discoloring.
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|Item Dimensions||9.6 x 22.2 x 15.5 in||14.2 x 24.2 x 10.7 in||14.57 x 24.96 x 10.75 in||22.75 x 9.62 x 13.5 in|
|Material Type||Stainless Steel||Stainless Steel||Stainless Steel||Stainless Steel|
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Enjoy the durability of stainless steel in three contemporary color choices. This dishwasher safe Stainless Steel set includes: 8" Skillet, 10" Skillet, 1.5-Quart Saucepan with Lid, 3.0-Quart Saucepan with Lid, 3.5-Quart Saute Pan with Lid, 8.0-Quart Stockpot with Lid.
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I have to say I am impressed. I didn't like using anything with Teflon and we tried the green pans and things like this. I wanted to go back to having a "pure" set. I love this. I put in a little olive oil and eggs and everything come out just fine. You must use some oil or butter to ensure the food doesn't stick but you don't need much.
The glass lids make it really easy and since can also be used for induction, I would say it is a great versatile set. I also see how I can keep the temperatures at a lower heat for cooking and it is all even
What I do to ensure nothing sticks is that as soon as I finish cooking, I remove the food and immediately add water and a little Dawn to the pan and put it back on the stove to cool down. NEVER SUBMERGE the pans but just add some water and Dawn. This is like deglazing while it sits. When I am finished with the meal, I go to clean the pans and nothing ever sticks.
I was so impressed with the set, I purchased one for my Mom who cooks every day and absolutely said it is the best set she has ever had.
I cook a lot, and am a faithful user of stainless steel pots and pans. Non-stick pans are something I consider a necessary evil when it comes to cooking eggs, cheese chips, or even crepes, but I only own two non-stick pans and if I could figure out a way to eliminate them, I would. They are non-permanent - they have a limited lifespan so they end up in the landfill and during use need more pampering than I feel appropriate for a kitchen tool, particularly when compared to stainless steel which can take a lot of abuse and has few failures.
How nice are these pans? The reasonable price point for this ten piece set caused me to question the quality of both appearance and performance. My first pans were a moderately priced name brand set of stainless steel which featured a copper bottom, but they were so thin they warped when I boiled water for an extended period. I started doing research and discovered the importance of a more substantial base to distribute heat. This base usually consists of layers of metal with superior heat conductivity, like aluminum and/or copper that is encased in stainless steel so a non-reactive metal is in contact with the cooking surface and the food.
My current pots and pans are a hodge-podge set of mismatched pieces including a few high quality obscure (to me) name stainless pans I purchased on Amazon, along with a precious few All-Clad pieces which are crazy expensive, and a few of Cuisinart's high-end line. This jumble permitted me to compare this KitchenAid set with a few other brands, and in the end, it held its own surprisingly well.
I have avoided buying a set of pans because although the price is usually discounted, often a specialty or odd sized pan is included that eliminates any initial savings, but this set includes just basic pans -- no waste -- all should get lots of use. Included are a one and a half quart along with a three quart sauce pan, both with lids, an eight quart stock pot with lid, a three and a half quart saute pan with lid and an eight and a ten inch skillet. The lids for the three quart sauce pan and eight quart stock pot fit the two fry pans. There are a few additional pieces available for separate purchase including a pasta insert and a steamer insert that fit the 8 quart stock pot.
As noted earlier, no matter the price, I know the importance of multiple layers in at least the bottom disc of the pan. I searched through the included instruction manual looking for specifics and found nothing. Then I checked the KitchenAid website and eventually contacted customer service and was told that the cookware is 18/10 stainless, tri-ply 2.5 mm clad stainless steel. The fact that the pans have a tri-ply sandwich will help the heat remain evenly distributed, and the almost 1/2 inch thick bottom will help hold the heat and prevent warping.
The 2.5 mm number indicates the thickness of the stainless steel coating. All-Clad has a thicker, I believe slightly over 4 mm coating, which would intuitively seem like a good thing but can actually result in the pan being a bit less responsive to changes in heat. The metals that conduct the heat evenly are clad in the stainless steel layer, so the thicker the coating, the more time it will take for the pan to react to a reduction or increase in heat.
The handles are thoughtfully shaped and not too thick or thin, so maneuvering a fully loaded pan can be done securely and with comfort. And, a nice finish on the end is something not always done. Although hollow to help dissipate transfer of heat to the handle, the end is sealed to avoid rough edges and prevent tedious clean up if food were to somehow enter the opening. Some of the handles on my other pans, more expensive pans, have such a thin profile they are difficult to grasp firmly -- an important design factor that is not always considered before purchasing cookware.
Attaching the handles with rivets is used in many high-end pans but does make cleaning that area a little more time consuming because sauces, etc., can adhere to the crevices around them. And, some people simply do not care for the appearance. In my mismatched set some handles are welded and some riveted, and my only concern is that the process be done competently. I have never had a pan with a riveted handle fail, which is not the case with the welded connection.
The measurement markings on the interior of the pan are a user-friendly feature that saves a step when adding liquid to a soup or sauce. I am not sure how they are etched because there is no textural change in the surface, so it must be extremely finely done. It should be interesting to see how they wear over time.
Complaints about cooking with stainless steel are generally about burnt food and things sticking to the pan. Most of these problems involve cooking at too high a heat setting. No higher than medium is needed for most tasks. High can be used for boiling water for pasta, or a quick sear etc. but medium can still create those little tasty bits that can be deglazed for sauce or gravy, it just takes a couple more minutes of cook time.
The pans feel good in the hand, substantial but not excessively weighty. While cooking, they are responsive to heat adjustments. They are usable on gas, electric, ceramic and induction surfaces. They are attractive and impressive and much more reasonably priced than some pans with comparable features.
Use and care is thoroughly discussed in the Instruction booklet. To keep the set looking beautiful, use a stainless steel cleaner on the pans (not the glass lids) is mentioned on both the KitchenAid and All-Clad websites. I use Bar Keepers Friend on my stainless steel about once a month to keep pans looking great. After using the cleaner, wash the pans again in warm soapy water to remove any possible residue. I dry them with a soft cloth to avoid water spots because I like them looking shiny.
Since both the interior and exterior are stainless steel, the pans are dishwasher safe. For the same reason, they are also oven safe up to 500 degrees Fahrenheit. The glass lids are made of tempered glass and I appreciate the handle design which is high off the lid so fingers of every size can get a secure grip. That height also keeps the heat away from the hand. The lids seal the pans sufficiently to avoid most splatters (think tomato sauce) and although I think glass is a not a necessity, it does permit a view of the food without lifting the lid.
This set of pans is thoughtfully designed, the quality did not disappoint and the price point is reasonable when compared with other pots that possess the same characteristics. And, whether destined to be displayed hanging on a pot rack in the kitchen or tucked away in the cabinets, they are a very handsome set.
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