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Cuisinart Multiclad 12 Piece Set - $150 AC from Costco B&M *Like AllClad*

Xenocide23 67 May 10, 2012 at 10:38 PM in Brick & Mortar (B&M) (3) More Costco Wholesale Deals
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Costco currently has the 12pc Cuisinart Multiclad Stainless Steel Cookware set for $149.99 after coupon found in the May 10th-June Costco Coupon book. This set is almost identical to the set sold on amazon seen here: http://www.amazon.com/Cuisinart-M...B0007KQZWU but features a 4qt saute pan instead of 3.5 qt and includes a 12in skillet and features glass lids rather than steel lids.

This is by far the best price I have seen on a triply cookware set after looking around for a few months. This comes with many more pieces than the popular tramontina set sold at Walmart that compares favorably to the highly rated All Clad cookware.

Edit: The lowest price of the amazon version of this set was $209 over the last year or so. So this is $60 less and includes an extra 12 inch skillet (retails for $60 on Amazon).

EDIT #2: I have attached photos of the box and one of the pans for your benefit.

Edit #3:

Specs of the Costco Set:
Model TPCC-12PC
Tri-Ply Stainless Steel Construction
All-Range Capable (Induction Ready)
Glass Lids
Dishwasher Safe
Oven Save to 500 degrees without lids and 350 degrees with the lids on.

The set consists of: 1-1/2- and 3-quart covered saucepans; 8,10, and 12-inch open skillets; 4-quart covered saute pan; 8-quart covered stockpot; pasta insert with lid. 12 pieces total.

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Quote from Loan_Crusader View Post :
but eggs don't make my nonstick turn yellow, nor does salt create hundreds of divits in my cookware or discolor them. stainless is temperamental. i'm on year 6 of nonstick and an investment of $20 in new utensils, they look like new.

i own a stainless set i find i seldomly use the set for anything other than decoration. it does not sear better.
Eggs are quite literally the only excuse to use nonstick imo which only requires having one single pan on hand, and I still prefer a well seasoned cast iron or carbon blue steel pan for that.

Year 6? I have stainless that still has a mirror chrome finish after 17 years with no pits or discoloration. Super high-end non-stick has gotten better over the years but there still isn't a nonstick set on the planet that can hold up to daily use for that long no matter how you baby it.

Just like nonstick, you need to know how to use your cookware and that takes all of 20 minutes of due diligence. You can keep repeating the word "temperamental", but thousands of articles on every major cooking website and forum back up the fact that stainless is infinitely more forgiving in it's care and use than nonstick.

In professional kitchens the world over 98% of what you'll find is stainless, and that's for a reason. Durability, consistency, and the ability to handle thousands of hours of heavy use across a much broader heat spectrum. Nonstick absolutely has it's place in very specific applications, but those applications are far far more limited in range that stainless can handle.
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Quote from Loan_Crusader View Post :
the background of the posted user suggested they preferred ease of use not longevity. anyone that says stainless is easy to use or that nonstick doesn't last a very long time, is non credible. only if you run them through the dishwasher.

eggs don't make my nonstick turn yellow, nor does salt create hundreds of divits in my cookware or discolor them. stainless is temperamental. i'm on year 6 of nonstick and an investment of $20 in new utensils, they look like new.

i own a stainless set i find i seldomly use the set for anything other than decoration. no wonder they last a lifetime.
It really depends on what you want to cook, and how good you want the food to taste. At a basic level, it doesn't really matter what type of cookware you have, as long as you know how to use it, you can make good food with just about anything.

If your stainless steel pots are pitted from salt, it's because you don't know how to properly use the pots. Likewise, if you have a bunch of scratches in your nonstick skillet from using a metal spatula, it's because you aren't using them properly. In that sense, both are "temperamental", but it's only because each has it's strengths and weaknesses. Ideally, you (not you specifically, but in general) should learn how to cook. Learn the benefits of different types of cookware, and you'll find that each has it's own place depending on the job.

I don't think anyone said nonstick "couldn't" last a long time, it's that they have a limited lifetime, even when used properly. By comparison, cast iron or stainless when used properly will far outlast any nonstick skillet that is used normally.

BTW, six years really isn't that long. Come back and post when you've reached 15-20 and we'll see how they are looking. Smilie
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Quote from Bigshottt View Post :
I hate when I burn my quinoa. FYIW, we've had the no stick set from Sam's for 2 years and found the product great.
Never burn your brown rice or quinoa again with one of these [frys.com]
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Quote from Loan_Crusader View Post :
the background of the posted user suggested they preferred ease of use not longevity. anyone that says stainless is easy to use or that nonstick doesn't last a very long time, is non credible. only if you run them through the dishwasher.

eggs don't make my nonstick turn yellow, nor does salt create hundreds of divits in my cookware or discolor them. stainless is temperamental. i'm on year 6 of nonstick and an investment of $20 in new utensils, they look like new.

i own a stainless set i find i seldomly use the set for anything other than decoration. no wonder they last a lifetime.
agreed and disagreed

Non-stick can be awesome and I too am going on about year 6 (although my main large pan has not survived as well) but if you are doing any serious cooking you need a variety of equipment. Nothing (seriously nothing) browns like stainless, and cast iron is awesome forother things as well.

For example, this pan is fantastic

http://www.amazon.com/Cuisinart-7...897&sr=1-2

you can brown then throw the entire thing in the oven, not really an option with most non stick.

Bar Keepers Friend is invaluable in cleaning stainless, for anyone wondering how to clean it, DO NOT kill yourself scrubbing and pitting your pans.
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Can anyone post a picture of the bottom of one of the pans (or type the text), specifically the 8 or 10" skillet? I'd like to compare it to the one I have from the MCP-12 MultiClad Pro Stainless Steel 12-Piece Cookware Set I have.

These seems like a really good deal.... but I'm a little skeptical not being able to find any information on the set. I've actually been in the market for a 12" skillet and wanted to get the Cuisnart MCP version, but don't like the fact that it is has the 'helper handle'. However, in this set there is no handle...hrrrmm...

Stainless steel is not hard to cook with, and these are really nice pans (although the set with the glass lids would be a deal breaker for me). The biggest problem that most people have is using too high of heat. These pans are pretty thick and hold heat well, so you just don't need the burners all the way up (i.e. when stir frying). If you are burning food with these pans, you probably have the heat up too high or don't have enough food in the pan.

edit: Just realized how much of a pain it would be to get a good pic of the bottom of the pans. Here is the text from the 10"

Cuisinart
Model # MCP22-24
Skillet
10" / 24 cm
Stainless Steel
Induction Ready
V#17550HD

It says
Cuisinart
Model #TPCC22-20
Skillet
8"/20.3cm
Stainless Steel
Induction Ready
V#17550HD

FYI

Edit: According to the packaging these are oven safe up to 350 degress with the lids on and 500 degrees with the lids off if anyone was curious.
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Looks like this is not the MultiClad Pro, and hence (according to the top Amazon reviewer of the MultiClad Pro) not induction compatible. I'd spend the extra $66 for the Pro from Amazon (and, no $50 Costco membership required).
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Quote from gatoatigrado View Post :
Looks like this is not the MultiClad Pro, and hence (according to the top Amazon reviewer of the MultiClad Pro) not induction compatible. I'd spend the extra $66 for the Pro from Amazon (and, no $50 Costco membership required).
I just posted above that the bottom of the pans say they are induction ready just like the MultiClad pro line.........
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Quote from blastingcap View Post :
There is a difference between "tri ply" and "tri ply CLAD." If it has steel over aluminum in the base only, it's one of many cheapo sets and not worth more than $75 at most, imho. If it has steel-over-aluminum running all the way up the sides, it is tri-ply clad, like Tramontina and All-Clad. This is what I mean by the stainless-aluminum-stainless sandwich running up all the way the sides: https://images-na.ssl-images-amaz...K-core.jpg (If that link doesn't work, see: http://bestcookwarefinds.com/wp-c...00x216.gif )

If you want to take a photo of the edges of the pots (may have to take it from the side, not the top/bottom due to the curled lips), that would be useful. Given that it's Costco and the price level, it would be very disappointing if it were merely tri-ply rather than tri-ply clad. Since the box does not say the magic word "clad," I suspect that it might not be fully cladded. That would make this an ice cold deal. Even if it were fully cladded, it's still just a very warm/not quite hot deal considering that the Walmart BHG set goes for $129, albeit with worse sizing: http://www.walmart.com/ip/Better-...t/14915147 Those who prefer stainless steel lids won't go for either of those sets, of course.


I wrote a summary of the state of tri-ply CLAD cookware a long time ago that I think is still relevant, even though Walmart discontinued their 11-piece set. For those interested, see: http://slickdeals.net/f/3232949-11-piece-Tramontina-Tri-Ply-Clad-Triplyclad-and-enameled-cast-iron-dutch-oven-with-aluminum-nonstick-fry-pan-Ideal-Set-cookware-pots-180-free-ship-to-store?v=1
informative post.. can any one take pictures to see if it's multi clad
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Quote from rongopongo View Post :
informative post.. can any one take pictures to see if it's multi clad
For the last time this set is Tri-Ply Multi clad throughout made with stainless steel- aluminum - stainless steel! IT IS NOT JUST THE BASE OF THE PAN. Please look at the pictures in the first post.
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Quote from Budget Boi View Post :
Damn it! I want it, but don't have a Costco card. Does anyone live in Austin and willing to use their card?
you dont need a costco card, just get a costco cash card and use it to get in and pay. if the balance of your cash card is not enough to pay for your purchase, you can pay the remainder with your AMEX card.

http://www.costco.com/Browse/Prod...d=10024438
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#71
I had the box in my cart, then my wife asked to look on the bottom of the box and i saw "Made In China" so i put it back.

Would appreciate something like this to be from France or Italy.

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I had the box in my cart, then my wife asked to look on the bottom of the box and i saw "Made In China" so i put it back.

Would appreciate something like this to be from France or Italy.

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I hope your wife doesn't own a Coach purse.
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Quote from koshia View Post :
I had the box in my cart, then my wife asked to look on the bottom of the box and i saw "Made In China" so i put it back.

Would appreciate something like this to be from France or Italy.

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You would appreciate it, but you'd also pay quite a bit more. Also, just because it's not made in China, doesn't automatically equal better quality.
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informative post.. can any one take pictures to see if it's multi clad
I picked this set up today. It says very clearly on the box 'Clad construction.'
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You would appreciate it, but you'd also pay quite a bit more. Also, just because it's not made in China, doesn't automatically equal better quality.
My mom had a similar set from a few years back and its showing signs of rust. Was made in China, is why i put it back.

I agree some stuff isnt bad from China, but i wont take a chance on something i cant return since i dont have membership with this place.

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