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Cuisinart MCP-12N MultiClad Pro Stainless Steel 12-Piece Cookware Set

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An elegant and contemporary stainless steel cookware set, the Multiclad Pro line from Cuisinart consists of deluxe cookware for the  home chef.  The set includes 1-1/2- and 3-quart saucepans; 8- and 10-inch skillets; 3-1/2-quart sauté pan; 8-quart stockpot; steamer insert. A steamer fits on top of the 3-quart saucepan, using the lid of the 3-quart saucepan.

The set is constructed of Tri-ply 18/10 stainless steel with aluminum core; brushed exterior and a mirror-finish interior. The tri-ply Heat Surround technology sandwiches an aluminum core in the base and side walls for superior, even heating.

The handle design of this set was updated to provide a modern and professional style while maintaining a comfortable and controlled grip. The solid stainless steel handles stay cool.

Stainless-steel lids are tight-fitting to seal in nutrients and have drip-free pouring rims. Each piece is oven-safe to 500 degrees F, while the pans are safe for broiler-use.

This cookware set can be used on an induction stove.

Cuisinart covers the Multiclad Pro set with a lifetime limited warranty against defects.

What is the verdict, is the set worth it?

This is one of the two top brands of multi-clad cookware on the market, however  price wise you pay a little bit less for this one. This model, MCP-12N, is a new version with improved handle shaping and placement. The older version had complaints of easy denting and spots, which are not easy to remove. User reviews of this new version seem to indicate that this is no longer a problem.

Something that we really like about the MCP-12N is that the lids are light and easy to hold because the handle bends high (so your knuckles don’t touch the hot lid), seal tight and are dishwasher safe.  The tight-fitting stainless steel lids seal in food’s natural juices and nutrients for healthier and more flavourful results, which is great for you and your family.

From the features of this set and the great reviews it has received, this set is a good option that will give you value for your money.  At the time of this review, 127 out of 136 users (~95%) gave this cookware set a rating of 4 or more out of 5!

Pros vs Cons


      • Really good looking with the brushed exterior
      • The lids are interchangeable
      • Lids seal tightly while cooking
      • Curved lip for easy pouring
      • Includes  a good choice of pieces
      • Overall build quality rivals that of sets costing 2x the price or more
      • Will probably last a lifetime
      • Cooks on low heat
      • Even heat distribution
      • Stainless steel cooking surface does not react with food or alter food flavours
      • Stay cool handles
      • This cookware can be used on  any stovetop including an induction stove
      • Can be used in temperature  up to 500 degrees
      • Dishwasher friendly


      • Does take a bit of work to get used to and maintain

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