Cuisinart FCT-13 Professional Stainless Steel Cookware Set, 13-Piece

Last updated: December 7, 2022


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Product Details

In our analysis of 103 expert reviews, the Cuisinart Professional Stainless Steel Cookware Set, 13-Piece placed 14th when we looked at the top 16 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

Style Name:Cookware Set | Size:13-Piece Bon Appétit! Cuisinart first produced cookware in France over 35 years ago. Today we honor that rich heritage with the Cuisinart French Classic Stainless Cookware Collection. Made in France, beautifully designed stainless steel tri-ply constructed pans with elegant handles reflect the quality of the world’s best kitchens. Now you can perform all of the classic cooking techniques in your own home, and create a lifetime of wonderful meals and memories with Cuisinart. French Classic coverFrench Classic food What’s in the Box One 1-1/2-quart saucepan w/ stainless steel cover, one 2-1/2-quart saucepan w/ stainless steel cover; one 3-quart sauté pan w/ stainless steel cover, one 4-1/2-quart Dutch oven w/ stainless steel cover, one 8-quart stockpot w/ stainless steel cover, one 24-cm pasta insert, one 8-inch open skillet, and one 10-inch open skillet. Superior Performance Cuisinart’s new French Classic Stainless Cookware provides consumers with everything they need to create world class meals at home. A pure aluminum core enveloped by solid stainless steel ensures professional performance, and Heat Surround Technology allows heat to be evenly distributed along the bottom and up the side walls of the cookware. Stay-cool, contoured stainless handles provide a comfortable grip and a unique thumb rest allows for superb control and aids in lifting. Versatility This multipurpose cookware set can be used on the stovetop, in the oven and under the broiler (oven-safe to 500 degree F), and is also freezer-safe, dishwasher-safe and induction-ready. The 13-piece set allows home cooks to create everything from multi-course Parisian-inspired feasts to everyday family meals. Product Features Made in France 13-piece tri-ply stainless steel cookware set made in France to the highest standards of the world’s finest kitchens. Professional Triple Ply Stainless Three-layer design ensures optimal heat. A pure aluminum core enveloped by pure stainless steel provides professional performance. Exceptional Heat Heat Surround Technology allows heat to be evenly distributed along the bottom and side walls of the cookware. French Classic insert Stay-Cool Stainless Handles Contoured, stainless stick handles remain cool and provide a comfortable grip. Unique thumb rest for ultimate control and professionally riveted for durability. Comfortable Handling Solid stainless steel side grips ensure a lifetime of balanced cooking and easy lifting. Covers Seal in Nutrients Tight-fitting stainless lids seal in moisture and nutrients for healthier, more flavorful results everytime you cook. Wide cover handle makes gripping lids simple. Handle Versatile Performance Use on stovetop, in the oven, or under the broiler. Oven safe to 500 degrees F and freezer safe for food storage. Classic Convenience Dishwasher-safe cookware that retains its brilliant finish. Induction Ready Suitable for use on induction stovetops.

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Julie Chernoff
Culinary Expert

Julie Chernoff is a long-time member of Les Dames d’Escoffier (past president of the Chicago Chapter, and current co-chair of the LDEI Legacy Awards Committee), the Association of Food Journalists (AFJ) and the International Association of Culinary Professionals.

Chernoff is the dining editor of Better, a lifestyle website and print magazine. Her journalism started in the test kitchens of Weight Watchers Magazine. She holds a BA in English from Yale University and is a graduate of the California Culinary Academy. She has spent the last few decades styling, photographing, teaching, developing recipes, editing, thinking and writing about food.

Expert Reviews


What reviewers liked

This classic set is simple, but also elegant and functional. It will really bring a touch of class into your cookware collection!

What reviewers didn't like

The main downside of stainless steel is that it doesn’t conduct heat very well.
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