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Kirkland Signature 10 Piece 5-Ply Cookware Set - YMMV, In-Store Only $199.99

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Induction-ready, aluminum and copper core, more comfortable handles than All Clad
Includes:
10" skillet
12" skillet
4.5qt saute pan
2qt sauce pan
3qt sauce pan
8qt stock pot
Also has rolled lips (prevents messy spills), laser etched volumes on the inside. They seemed very well-built, heavy -- time will tell if they warp
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Created 01-20-2020 at 11:04 AM by jqt
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Yes. The box shows the copper layer throughout the entire pot. https://m.imgur.com/a/be4kNWG
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I saw these the other day in Costco and they are a dead ringer for All Clad Copper Core with exception of the handles and lids. They feel and wiegh the same in my opinion. For $199 if you always wanted All Clad and couldn't afford it this may be the way to go.
Unless proven otherwise, I seriously doubt these are All-Clad. They are nice and heavy though. They have a 5 layer construction. I don't like the exposed ring. I bought the Hexclad set from Costco during a roadshow. I'm thinking about returning those. The 12" Hexclad pan has slightly uneven heating and isn't perfectly flat. I paid $350 for those.

Since Hexclad is trying to profit off the All-Clad name, I wouldn't be surprised if they make these and made them to look similar to All Clad on purpose.
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Really tempted to return my non stick Kirkland pot and pan set for this. Over time the lids trap moisture inside and mold, really terrible design.
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Yes. The box shows the copper layer throughout the entire pot. https://m.imgur.com/a/be4kNWG
Thanks for the pic confirming it.
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If it is full copper all the way through then that's a great deal even if it isn't all clad.
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Looks to be online. Reviews indicate warping so beware if you are using the larger pieces on induction. Over safe only up to 380°F which is on the low side. I believe all clad is 600°F while Cuisinart Multi-clad Pro is 500°F.

Since grade of stainless steel (18/10) is same as All-clad, is this set not as thick? That would explain warping, lower oven temperature and would also mean lower thermal mass (and associated temperature fluctuations).

https://www.costco.com/kirkland-s...15142.html
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I have a 8pc all clad copper core set. The handles and pot lid handles are different.

Also from the pictures the copper isn't exposed at the edge on the Kirkland set. You can't tell if the copper core goes all the way up the edge.

At this price, it's likely that the copper ring around the side is fake. Similar to the Emerilware copper core pots where the copper will disappear over time.

That being said, this is still probably better than a non copper set. Just not a great show-off piece if that's what you care about.
Just picked up a set, they are heavy and well crafted. The copper ring is visible both in the rim, as well as the side of the cookware.

This is an unbeatable buy.
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Looks to be online. Reviews indicate warping so beware if you are using the larger pieces on induction. Over safe only up to 380°F which is on the low side. I believe all clad is 600°F while Cuisinart Multi-clad Pro is 500°F.

Since grade of stainless steel (18/10) is same as All-clad, is this set not as thick? That would explain warping, lower oven temperature and would also mean lower thermal mass (and associated temperature fluctuations).

https://www.costco.com/kirkland-s...15142.html
The lower 380 degree over temperature makes me worry a little. Like you mentioned, All Clad is safe to 600 degrees so there must be some significant manufacturing compromises.
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The lower 380 degree over temperature makes me worry a little. Like you mentioned, All Clad is safe to 600 degrees so there must be some significant manufacturing compromises.
I'm now intrigued so I'll pick it up next time at Costco and run the large pieces on my induction.

My cooktop has warped two Cuisinart Multiclad Pro 5qt sauté permanently with ease as in it warped before I even heated it high enough to add oil and turned them into spinning tops.

My All-clad D5 6 qt sauté had a very slight wobble after each use but comes back to shape.
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FYI I think the oven safe is somewhere in the lower 400 degrees. I prefer all of my cookware sets to be in the 500 and up range so I accidentally don't ruin any of them by getting confused which ones can hit 500 and which ones cant. So it is a great deal but in the end we passed on them. Props to OP
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Also from the pictures the copper isn't exposed at the edge on the Kirkland set. You can't tell if the copper core goes all the way up the edge.
I was in costco today and was looking at this set. Haven't bought it yet, but seriously considering it. One thing I specifically looked at because I remembered it had been mentioned here was the rim. It might not be showing up in the photos, but I could definitely see the copper core at the rims. I know in posts after the one I'm quoting we'd pretty much established it going all the way anyways, but just figured I'd note that detail.

I didn't buy a set today, but probably will in a few days. I'm looking to move to an induction top stove in the near future, so been replacing my older stainless sets that weren't induction capable. I've bought a couple of the D5 line from the all-clad seconds sales, and been very happy with that. But I still need several pieces, and it'd cost me less just to get this set. Really the only hesitation I had was that I found the skillets to be on the large size for their size. (I know that sounds odd, but look at a 10 inch skillet from different places and they're all different sizes). The smaller of the two skillets was really a little larger than what I want. I probably would have bought it right then if it wasn't for that.

But from what I can see, these do appear to be very good quality. And the price for what they are is superb.
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Unless proven otherwise, I seriously doubt these are All-Clad. They are nice and heavy though. They have a 5 layer construction. I don't like the exposed ring. I bought the Hexclad set from Costco during a roadshow. I'm thinking about returning those. The 12" Hexclad pan has slightly uneven heating and isn't perfectly flat. I paid $350 for those.

Since Hexclad is trying to profit off the All-Clad name, I wouldn't be surprised if they make these and made them to look similar to All Clad on purpose.
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I'm now intrigued so I'll pick it up next time at Costco and run the large pieces on my induction.

My cooktop has warped two Cuisinart Multiclad Pro 5qt sauté permanently with ease as in it warped before I even heated it high enough to add oil and turned them into spinning tops.

My All-clad D5 6 qt sauté had a very slight wobble after each use but comes back to shape.
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The lower 380 degree over temperature makes me worry a little. Like you mentioned, All Clad is safe to 600 degrees so there must be some significant manufacturing compromises.
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I was in costco today and was looking at this set. Haven't bought it yet, but seriously considering it. One thing I specifically looked at because I remembered it had been mentioned here was the rim. It might not be showing up in the photos, but I could definitely see the copper core at the rims. I know in posts after the one I'm quoting we'd pretty much established it going all the way anyways, but just figured I'd note that detail.

I didn't buy a set today, but probably will in a few days. I'm looking to move to an induction top stove in the near future, so been replacing my older stainless sets that weren't induction capable. I've bought a couple of the D5 line from the all-clad seconds sales, and been very happy with that. But I still need several pieces, and it'd cost me less just to get this set. Really the only hesitation I had was that I found the skillets to be on the large size for their size. (I know that sounds odd, but look at a 10 inch skillet from different places and they're all different sizes). The smaller of the two skillets was really a little larger than what I want. I probably would have bought it right then if it wasn't for that.

But from what I can see, these do appear to be very good quality. And the price for what they are is superb.
As indicated before, I picked up a set to see how they do.

The test I performed on them is the same as I've done on Multiclad Pro, All-Clad D3, D5, Copper Core, and Demeyere. It involves putting the piece on medium high on my Samsung induction cooktop and then cranking it up to high until Leidenfrost effect is observed.

Both the 10" and 12" skillets that came with this set didn't survive the test; they didn't even survive medium high. Permanently warped in under 10 seconds and spinning like a top. So if you are planning to sear on an electric or induction cooktop, AVOID as both skillets are nothing more than paperweights. The critical reviews on Costco indicate the same.

Both the 2qt sauce and 4.5 qt saute have a permanent wobble but not spinning like a top. Didn't bother testing the other pieces.

The handles on the Kirkland set transfer more heat more than all the other brands tested. Based on visual inspection, overall thickness do appear to be a bit thinner than All-Clad; which would explain the warping and the lower oven temperature rating.

Overall you get what you pay for. it's a cheaply made set and priced as is; definitely not re-branded All-Clad. As such, this is not a slick deal. Needless to say, they are going back to Costco.


From prior tests, All-Clad skillets and saute pans passed, Multi-clad Pro 10" skillet passed. The Multi-clad Pro 5.5 qt saute failed in similar fashion. Didn't try the Multi-clad Pro 12" skillet.

Demeyere Atlantis 10" and 12" skillets handles my cooktop without breaking a sweat but they are built like a tank with a price to match.

https://www.costco.com/demeyere-a...17667.html
https://www.costco.com/demeyere-a...17629.html
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Doesn't everything stick to stainless steel?
You need to use oil. But yes, things can stick of your not careful. But if you know what you're doing, you can turn that stuck brown bits into flavor for sauces and gravies. It's actually essential in numerous recipes. It's called fond.
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These are definitely not made by All Clad nor are they anywhere near close to the quality of All Clad as indicated by the warping on the online reviews. They are made in China knockoffs of the All Clad, probably made by Viking and perform exactly like you'd expect Chinese knockoffs to perform.
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You need to use oil. But yes, things can stick of your not careful. But if you know what you're doing, you can turn that stuck brown bits into flavor for sauces and gravies. It's actually essential in numerous recipes. It's called fond.
Why would you reply on a thread that's months and months old?!?!
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