Duxtop SSIB-17 Professional Induction Cookware Set, 17-Piece

Last updated date: November 16, 2019

DWYM Score
8.7


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Overall Take

In our analysis of 105 expert reviews, the Duxtop Duxtop Induction Cookware Set, 17-Piece placed 7th when we looked at the top 10 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

Editor's Note December 30, 2019:
Checkout The Best Stainless Steel Cookware for a detailed review of all the top stainless steel cookwares.

Expert Summarized Score
9.1
10 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
9.0
749 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
With commercial grade 18/10 stainless steel construction, the pieces are solid and well-made. The shipping weight of this set is about 35 pounds, far from being thin and flimsy.
- Pots And Pans Place
April 29, 2014 | Full review
This stainless steel is entirely rustproof. It usually doesn’t get any stains if you don’t use metal utensils every day. This metal is quite thought in the side and bottom, which feels really sturdy.
- Cookware Diary
August 16, 2019 | Full review
This set is oven-safe up to 550 degrees F, which is just phenomenal; there is nothing you're going to cook at that high of a temperature.
- Cookware Lab
- Booms Beat
Unlike most stainless steel induction cookware set, it’s designed to last for a life time. The set is made of commercial grade 18/10 stainless steel. This creates a heavy-gauge construction designed to take a beating.
- My Home Product
The good thing is the 18/10 Stainless Steel Cookware set is suitable to use with any stoves for making any dishes. You can use them on the oven and clean in the dishwasher. For storing in the freezer, the pots are also good then another type of cookware.
- Cookware Ninja
The construction of these pieces is the durable 18/10 grade stainless steel combined with the heavy gauge aluminium for long-lasting use. You can never go wrong choosing this set with ergonomically shaped handles.
- Salient Themes
Except for the kitchen tools, all have tri-ply construction for enhanced cooking performance. The set is suitable for all cooking surfaces. Also, it’s dishwasher safe and withstands oven temperatures of up to 550°F.
- Julie Pro
The impact bonding assists in even cooking, without hotspots. You shouldn’t need the Limited Lifetime warranty because this set well made and very durable.
- Log Homes Network
February 6, 2019 | Full review
All handles of this cookware set is ergonomically-shaped with anti-slippery satin finish and riveted to pan for ultra durability. Dishwasher safe and oven safe of up to 550-deg F, it is also freezer safe making it great for food storage.
- Induction Cooked
August 1, 2019 | Full review
What experts didn't like
This stainless steel pots and pans are made in China which to some people could mean poorer quality.
- Pots And Pans Place
April 29, 2014 | Full review
Some people complain about food sticking (occasionally) when it’s new.
- Cookware Diary
August 16, 2019 | Full review
Lids are not transparent
- My Home Product
Could stick foods on the first few usages.
- Cookware Ninja
On the downside, this cookware is not non-stick. Food is more likely to stick in a stainless steel pan and hand washing is suggested.
- Log Homes Network
February 6, 2019 | Full review

From The Manufacturer

Includes 8 and 10-inch fry pans; 1.6-quart, 2.5-Quart sauce pans with lids; 4.2-Quart casserole with lid; 8.6-quart stock pot with lid; 5.5-Quart sauté pan with helper and lid; boiler basket and steamer basket; 3pcs kitchen tools including spoon, slotted turner 2-prong fork. Constructed with 18/10 commercial grade stainless steel, heavy gauge impact-bonded aluminum encapsulated bottom, build to last for a life time. ERGONOMICALLY shaped handle with anti-slippery satin finish, handle is riveted to pan provide durability. Suitable for all cooking source, electric, gas, infrared, induction stove or glass and ceramic cooktop. Dishwasher-safe; oven-safe to 550 degrees F; freezer-safe for food storage; lifetime limited warranty.

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Overall Score: 9.0
Expert Reviews: 15
3. Duxtop Whole-Clad Tri-Ply Cookware Set, 10-Piece
Overall Score: 8.9
Expert Reviews: 14
5. Calphalon Classic Pots and Pans Set, 10-Piece
Overall Score: 8.7
Expert Reviews: 9
6. Cuisinart 89-11 11 Professional Cookware Set, 11-Piece
Overall Score: 8.7
Expert Reviews: 1
8. Cuisinart 77-10 Chef’s Classic Cookware Set, 10-Piece
Overall Score: 8.7
Expert Reviews: 10
9. Cuisinart 77-7 Chef’s Classic Cookware Set, 7-Piece
Overall Score: 8.6
Expert Reviews: 6
10. Cook N Home NC-00250 Cookware Set, 12-Piece
Overall Score: 8.6
Expert Reviews: 11

An Overview On Stainless Steel Cookwares

Whether you’re a beginner cook learning to make simple recipes or a professional chef working on complex cuisines, a set of stainless steel cookware is a great addition to your kitchen. While many cooks prefer to have non-stick pans or cast iron as their cookware of choice, there are definite benefits to going the stainless steel route.

According to food editor and journalist Julie Chernoff, stainless steel cookware is easily cleaned and generally dishwasher-safe. For those cooks who want a speedy clean-up after standing next to a hot stove, the ability to throw their pots and pans into the dishwasher is a major benefit. Chernoff adds that stainless steel is also lighter and more easily maneuvered than cast iron. If you have problems with your wrists or hands and don’t want to burden them by carrying around heavy dishes, stainless steel is a good choice.

What can you do with a stainless steel pan, exactly? “Stainless steel is great for browning meats and poultry, making soups and stews, sautéing veggies, and roasting and braising in the oven,” says Chernoff. “It’s incredibly versatile cookware that can help with almost any recipe in the kitchen.” Stainless steel pans can also be used on induction cooktops, adding additional flexibility.

For many cooks, the main concern about using stainless steel is food sticking to the bottom of the pan. “Stainless steel is many things,” says Chernoff. “One thing it isn’t? Non-stick. But if you remember to heat the pan before adding your cooking oil, you shouldn’t have any problems.”

For many cooks, the style and visual aesthetic of the kitchen are as important as the functionality. The pots and pans need to match the décor and work with all of the other elements in the kitchen. “Stainless steel is pretty,” says Chernoff. “It’s shiny. It’s easily cleaned to a sparkle and it goes with any kitchen decor.”

If you’re in the market for a durable cookware set, then look no further than stainless steel. “Quality stainless steel cookware is expensive for a reason — it lasts,” says Chernoff. “You won’t find anything more durable, as it won’t crack, warp, or scratch.” Plus, stainless steel cookware holds up better than other options. “It doesn’t rust as iron does, and no chemicals will leach into the food as with some non-stick surfaces, because the surface can’t be compromised,” explains Chernoff.

DYWM Fun Fact

Stainless steel cookware is incredibly versatile and durable. However, there are specific ways to make the most out of your stainless steel cookware. When cooking, be sure not to use high heat; go with medium heat instead. Once the pan has heated up, add a thin layer of fat to the pan. This will ensure that your food doesn’t stick to the surface of the pan.

After you’ve completed your recipe, allow the pan to cool off. Don’t soak your hot pan because that may cause the sides to warp. In order to clean your pan, add in warm soapy water and let it sit for a few minutes. Any stuck-on food should just wipe right off after. Be sure not to soak your pan for too long, as that will cause pitting.

While you can certainly serve food from your stainless steel cookware, it’s not a good idea to store food in it – especially acidic foods. Anything that has tomatoes or vinegar may react with the metal in your pan.

If your pan has any stains or a white filmy deposit, you can clean it off with water and vinegar. This is a great way to keep your stainless steel pans looking shiny and new.

The Stainless Steel Cookware Buying Guide

  • When you’re on the hunt for the best stainless steel cookware, be sure to pay attention to the thickness of the material. “Stainless steel absorbs heat quickly and evenly, so food cooks evenly as well,” says Chernoff. “Look for a substantially thick bottom for best results, preferably one with a tri-ply bond (often with aluminum and/or copper), as this will prevent hot spots.” The T-fal Ultimate Copper Bottom Set, 13-Piece has multi-layer strength as it’s made with several layers of copper, stainless steel and aluminum. This results in fast and even heat throughout. The copper bottom helps to channel heat from the center outward. The Cuisinart Multiclad Pro, 12-Piece has triple-ply construction that has unsurpassed heat conductivity. The pure aluminum core ensures maximum heat retention and even heat distribution, eliminating any hot spots. The Duxtop Tri-Ply Cookware Set, 10-Piece is also constructed with several layers that ensure there are no hot spots. The heat is distributed evenly along the bottom and sides of the cookware. The Cook N Home Cookware Set, 12-Piece is made of mirror-polished stainless steel with an aluminum disc bottom between layers of steel. This ensures even and quick heat distribution.
  • Be sure to take a look at what kind of handles your stainless steel cookware has. For many cooks, it’s important that the handles stay cool during cooking, so it’s easy to move the pots and pans around. “Avoid screw-on handles and knobs that loosen with use, and opt instead for metal so that the pots and pans are oven-friendly,” adds Chernoff. The T-fal Ultimate Copper Bottom Set, 13-Piece has riveted stainless steel handles that are fully secure. They are ergonomically designed to provide comfort while lifting. The Cuisinart Multiclad Pro, 12-Piece and the Duxtop Tri-Ply Cookware Set, 10-Piece both have cool-grip handles that are secured with stainless steel rivets, making it easy to carry the pots while they are still warm. The Cook N Home Cookware Set, 12-Piece has stainless steel handles that are highly durable and comfortable.
  • Tight-fitting lids are a necessity with your cookware. This helps to keep moisture and heat in while cooking. The Cuisinart Multiclad Pro, 12-Piece and the Duxtop Tri-Ply Cookware Set, 10-Piece both have self-basting and tight-fitting lids. The lids for the T-fal Ultimate Copper Bottom Set, 13-Piece and the Cook N Home Cookware Set, 12-Piece are made out of tempered glass, so you can see how the food is progressing without having to release any heat during cooking.