Cuisinart® DSI Induction Ready Hard Anodized Open Skillet
The DS Induction Ready Hard Anodized Open Skillet from Cuisinart® is designed for superior induction stovetop performance, requiring less time and energy to achieve desired cooking temperatures. This 8" cookware provides optimal cooking performance thanks to even heat conductivity that eliminates hot spots. Exclusive ArmorGuard" protective coating technology offers a rich hard anodized exterior with the convenience of easy dishwasher cleanup. Advanced Eterna" cooking surface showcases the world's longest lasting metal utensil-safe, nonstick interior for no-hassle food release and ultra-durability. Comes with a double riveted, ergonomic stainless steel stick handle that stays cool on the stovetop. Can be used on all stovetops and is freezer, and oven safe up to 500° F. Lifetime Warranty.
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So far, so good I've had this cookware for two days now and I am very pleased. My Jenn-Aire induction cooktop LOVES these and so do I. I tossed my entire stainless ALL-CLAD set in preference for the Cuisinart DS Induction which is so very easy to keep clean. Specifics: I've used the 10" fry pan, the 1.5 quart sauce pan, the 3-qt sauce pan and the 5-qt dutch oven. I had no need for margarine or olive oil though for the eggs, I did use a touch of oil for flavor. PAM is not recommended but I can see that if I want, I could make the eggs without any oil or butter in the pan. I also made steamed veggies in the dutch oven and quinoa in the small sauce pan and fish with asparagus in the 3 quart sauce pan. I can confirm that so far "nothing sticks." I made the steamed vegetables without oil or anything else and about 2 tablespoons of water - no problem. And we are discussing a nearly full five quart pot - a LOT of vegetables. Clean-up literally took seconds. The lids are glass and tight-fitting (much much better than the ALL CLAD and the Calphalon pans I ditched. The handles do not get hot. The brochures tell me I can put these in the dishwasher -- but why bother? There is virtually no scrubbing involved and rinsing gets rid of most of the food before I touch my sponge or brush. Okay, you get that I hate "clean-up." But let's discuss the comments in the other reviews above. All four of the pans /pots heated quickly and evenly on my induction cooktop which is glass and I had no scratching whatever. In fact, I read the review and purposely pulled the heavy dutch oven across the cooktop which was none the worse for wear. While the groves on the bottom of each pan can be felt, my hand tells me they are in no way sharp. Now the raves about cooking: my All-Clad was gorgeous (for a short while). The stainless discolored, was not flat on the bottom and did not heat evenly. When I purchased it 20 years ago, it was the ONLY set that worked with my induction cook-top. And I hated it for YEARS. As a result, I bought a standard electric coil double burner to put on my range in place of my gorgeous expensive induction unit, effectively turning my four burner range into a two-burner unit with the second induction unit serving as counter space. WHAT a WASTE. With these babies however, it won't be a problem. So, to sum up - these Cuisinart pans heat evenly with almost no butter, margarine or oil (if you are into heath), they cook quickly on low to medium heat (recommended) without burning and boiling is fine on high heat. The glass lids enable you to see how your food is doing without releasing the steam, cleaning the pans is a delight because it is so incredibly easy AND, they are reasonably nice looking (all stainless is prettier but I'll never go back). Cuisinart informs me that the exterior will show wear with continuous use. Whatever. Nearly everything wears, I choose not to worry about it (and besides, I don't cook every day -- didja think I did?). Bottom line, so far (and that is why this is only a 4-star rating - I haven't owned these long enough to give 'em a 5-star rating) I am in love! Let's hope it lasts. February 19, 2013
They scratch It looks like Cusinart took an existing design and put a disc on the bottom to make them work with induction. The problem is the edge on the disc is very sharp. I thought perhaps they normally smooth the edge and we bought one with a manufacturing defect, but when I took it back to BBB, I noticed that the display pots had the same sharp edges and the display counter was all scratched. I don't understand how they can sell these as all induction stoves that I know of have a scratchable glass/ceramic surface. On the plus side, BBB was great about taking the pans back and were extremely helpful in finding substitutes. September 19, 2012
Not really good for induction This DS Induction pan barely worked on my GE induction stove. The pan took a long time to heat up even on high and cooking took much longer than with my 12" Cuisinart nonstick pan that is stainless steel, The bottom of this pan is not magnetic in the center 1-2 inches. The pan does not exploit induction and seems inefficient. My Cuisinart. Multiclad 12" nonstick pan and other stainless steel or cast iron pans heat up quickly and evenly without requiring high heat. August 6, 2012
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