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Cooks Standard NC-00232 12-Piece Multi-Ply Clad Stainless-Steel Cookware Set

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Cooks Standard NC-00232 12-Piece Multi-Ply Clad Stainless-Steel Cookware Set by Neway International Housewares – This Multi-Ply Clad cookware is constructed with a combination of 18/10 stainless steel with a multi-element aluminum core.

What is in the box?

This 12-piece stainless steel cookware set includes  1.5-quart sauce pan with lid, 3-quart sauce pan with lid, 8-inch steamer insert pan fit both 1.5-quart sauce pan and 3-quart sauce pan, steamer with lid  (this lid can also fit the 8-inch sauté pan), 8-inch sauté pan, 10-inch sauté pan, 8-quart stockpot with stainless steel lid and include a 11-inch deep sauté pan 5-quart with 11-inch lid.

Is this set any good?

Construction and quality

This cookware is solidly built and not too heavy.  The 18/10 stainless steel construction combined with the multi element aluminum core creates cookware with great heat transfer and the attention to detail is excellent.

The interior surface is smooth with a hard layer of premium-grade 18/10 stainless steel. All the pots, pans and lids (except the steamer basket lid) have stylish air-flow “stay cool” handles. This design makes the handles easy to hold without burning yourself.

Some brand-name cookware have aluminum rivets, which are strong enough, but aluminum will eventually grey (oxidize). With this set the rivets are all stainless steel, so it won’t grey.

A good indicator of quality is that with this cookware set you receive a standard limited lifetime warranty which guarantees the product to be free of defects in material and workmanship for the lifetime of the cookware under normal household use.

Use

The correct technique to use this cookware is to pre-heat it with some oil, which will prevent food from sticking to the surface. With the right technique you can sear meats and even fry eggs without it sticking to the cookware. Most other foods (such as vegetables) can be cooked without it sticking to the surface and having to use special techniques.

This set is oven-safe up to 450 ° F and is compatible to any type of stove tops – may it be induction, gas, or ceramic, etc. The heat distribution (regardless of the stove top) is evenly divided and well distributed, so you typically do not have to heat the cookware too much and can cook on a lower temperature.

Cleaning and maintenance

If used on low heat this cookware is very easy to clean with soap and warm water, when using higher heat the food may stick on the bottom..which will make a sticky mess to clean!

The best way to clean this set is to scrape it with a wooden spatula or let it soak about 10 minutes for the extra tough stuff. Barkeeper’s Friend will help with removing stains.  The set is dishwasher safe, so you can pop it in the dishwasher for easy cleaning.

Value for money

This set is very good value for your money. You pay a little bit less for this 12 pc sets and the quality is the same or better than compared to other brands. At the time of this article, this set was approximately $90 cheaper than the Cuisinart MCP-12N MultiClad Pro Stainless Steel 12-Piece Cookware Set!

What others think about it

The reviews for this set are really positive with all users giving this set a rating of at least 4 or more out of 5. At the time of this review, 35 out 43 users (~81%) gave this cookware set a rating of 5 out of 5..the remaining 7 users all rated it at least 4 out 5! From the users who have bought and used this set, we noted that many commented on the good quality, reasonable price, light weight and ability to conduct heat really well.

The bottom line

We really like this set. It is good looking, low maintenance, easy to clean and easy to handle cookware. Very importantly, it is an excellent buy for the price that it is currently being sold for! The set consists of pieces that will suit the bigger and smaller households and is ideal if you want a more affordable, but still good quality set.

Pros vs Cons

Pros

  • The interior surface is a smooth, hard layer of premium-grade 18/10 stainless steel.
  • Stay-Cool Handles with open V-shaped design with air-flow technology that keeps the handle cooler and more comfortable to hold.
  • Induction compatible can be used any type of stovetop, gas, electric, ceramic glass; Oven-safe up to 450 ° F.
  • Dishwasher safe.
  • Takes much less heat to cook with.
  • Sturdy, no rocking or movement when boiling.
  • Standard limited lifetime warranty which guarantees the product to be free of defects in material and workmanship for the lifetime of the cookware under normal household use

Cons

  • Pre-heating is a must to prevent sticking
  • Some people prefer to fry eggs and make omelets in non-stick cookware.

The final word

We hope the article above helps you to find the stainless steel cookware set that meets your requirements. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to post a comment or contacting us via our contact page. If you found this article useful, share it with your friends via any social network widgets below. For more information on stainless steel cookware, check out our stainless steel cookware section.

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