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|04-13-2011 10:52 AM|
Amazon's price is now very close to the Bonton price - $26.99, and is elig for FSSS. Bonton price + tax was 26.34 for me. Since I needed to order something else at Amazon anyway (and needed more $ in my order for that one for FSSS) I ordered this pot there.
I do like my cuisinart stainless knives OK, and really need a new pot of about this size, so hoping it is a good one.
|04-13-2011 10:11 AM|
I ordered some fiesta that was on sale for 50% off. The first shipping code in OP's post didn't work for me, the second and third ones did, however looks like they are one use per account. I submitted one order then went back to order one more thing and it said coupon limited to one per account. Just FYI.
I have ordered from here before, no tax to CA and fast shipping, so I recommend them.
|04-10-2011 03:08 PM|
|04-10-2011 10:28 AM|
5.5-qt. Multi-Pot BIS
Cuisinart® Chef's Classic Stainless Steel 5.5-qt. Multi-Pot $24.97+tax shipped
|04-08-2011 11:52 AM|
|04-08-2011 10:07 AM|
Cheaper at JCP
This same Cuisinart pot is for 22$ at JCPenny.
|04-07-2011 08:19 PM|
I have the single handle version of the 5.5QT pot for many years. It is the best stainless steel pot I have used. The bottom is flat and heat transfer is the fastest. This is particularly important for those with smooth cooktop. If the bottom of a pot is warped, it would take forever to heat up. Cuisinart is very durable. I do not like the double loop handle version, however. It is difficult to use one hand to tilt the pot and the other hand to scoop the content out.
The problem with the smooth bottom wok is that that the bottom has smaller contact surface with a smooth cooktop. A wok would not perform well if it can't be heated up quickly when you keep adding different materials into it. I personally would not recommend it unless you have a gas stove.
|04-07-2011 06:08 PM|
You with the Revere pans...BAR KEEPERS FRIEND is your BEST FRIEND. It will shine up the bottoms of those pans in 5-10minutes. Works like a charm. I have some of those pans from the mid seventies.
I have owned the 14" Stir Fry Pan and 5.5qt Multi Pot for around 4 months now. I purchased the 14" Stir Fry from Elder Beereman(a bon ton store I believe?) for the advertised price of $18.99 plus a 20% coupon. The multipot and everything pan were also available at those prices. I actually purchased my multi-pot through an Amazon gold box deal for $19.99.
The boxes and literature state nothing about being INDUCTION SAFE. The Multi-Clad(full clad) Cuisinart pans are but these standard encapsulated base pans are not shown as such.
As far as cooking- The bottoms heat up perfectly even, however, since these only have aluminum in the base the sides of the pans are a totally different temperature.
I've had no trouble stir frying in the 14" pan. It's huge, so it has plenty of room for fried rice for the family without making a mess on the stove.
Con- It doesn't fit in my kitchen sink so I have to wash it in our utility tub or bath tub.(The pan really is BIG when you add the handles on to the pan width)
Cleaning is a breeze with Bar Keepers Friend, be careful not to scrub to hard because it has an abrasive in it. But it takes care of the stains. If food gets stuck you're burning it or not using enough cooking oil(stainless steel cooking is not health friendly). Be wary of the starch in rice when making fried rice...it's very easy to get a caked on coating in the bottom.
Nothing much to say about the multi-pot..it's pretty standard fair. I prefer a bit larger pot for boiling pasta and what not. But for small batches or soups/chilis it works pretty darn good.
|04-07-2011 07:25 AM|
|aleck||The description on all of them says "Safe for induction cooktops". Which makes me think that Bonton just throws it in. Usually 18/10 steel with aluminum base does not work with induction stoves. I am sure it will be safe if it is not heated.|
|04-06-2011 10:59 PM|
|04-06-2011 09:43 PM|
|yorkbag||Anyone else getting a blank page when trying to complete checkout? Have a few things in cart and getting a blank page...|
|04-06-2011 08:37 PM|
|04-06-2011 08:16 PM|
Also non-stick pans of various sorts don't like being heated up too high, regardless of the melting pot of Teflon. They specifically advise against it in usage guides and it damages the surface over time.
|04-06-2011 08:11 PM|
|bluejen||I still have the Paul Revere copper bottom pans that my mom had. She died in 1980! They are still perfect (although I sure haven't kept the copper shiny, like she used to do). Thank goodness my husband does all the cooking anymore. (I did make a mean lasagna back in the day).|
|04-06-2011 07:06 PM|
Both the stir-fry and everything pan are OOS.
I have the 5.5Q multipot. I like using it, but it's not perfect. The sides are thin and can dent somewhat easily. It also has a smaller base than you might expect to find on a regular ~5.5Q pot so you can only really use it on medium sized burners. That means it can take a good bit longer to heat up than a regular large pot you can put on a larger burner.
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