Circulon Genesis Stainless Steel Nonstick 10-Piece Cookware Set Review

Editor rating

4.6/5 on October 21, 2015

User's rating

35 reviews


  • Dishwasher Safe
  • Oven Safe
  • Heats Evenly
  • Works on All Stovetops
  • VERY Easy to Clean
  • Perfect For Small Family Cooking
  • Food Release System
  • Stainless Steel Handles
  • Glass Lids
  • Safe Non-Stick Coating
  • No Oil Needed
  • Beautiful Appearance
  • Metal Utensils OK
  • Good Sizes for Everyday Cooking
  • Good Overall Value
  • "Hybrid" Between True Stainless Steel Cooking and Non-Stick Cookware

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  • Too Small for Large Family Cooking
  • Lids Tend To Get Hot
  • Some May Not Like Grooves on Bottom of Pans
  • Hard to Find In Stock



Overall verdict: EXCELLENT cookware... IF you can find the set in stock!

We've checked around all over online and it seems every site is out of stock with this cookware set.

Yep, it's really popular!

If you can find this set, and find it for less than $200 or so, GRAB it!

We've recently found this set in stock at a great price here on Amazon.

In-Depth Review

To be honest, this is not OUR favorite stainless steel cookware set, but this 10-piece non-stick set is a BIG favorite for many, many people.

Cooking with pure stainless steel pots and pans in a bit of an art…and it’s something that not everyone enjoys.  Many people prefer a “hybrid” type of cookware that combines stainless steel with safe non-stick coating.

If that describes YOU, then we have no doubt that you will love this cookware set!

These pots and pans are SUPER easy to clean and come out of the dishwasher in prefect, like new condition.

The patented (and safe) non-stick coating is very durable – you can even use metal utensils with it (which I would never dream of doing with my old cheap non-stick pots and pans!)

These stainless steel pots and pans are good on all stovetops – including induction.

Video Review

Here is a very information, yet quick, video explaining the technology behind Circulon cookware.


What’s In The Box?

This stainless steel cookware set from Circulon includes:

  • 8.5-inch french skillet
  • 10-inch french skillet
  • 1-quart covered saucepan
  • 2-quart covered saucepan
  • 8-quart covered stockpot
  • 3-quart covered saute

This cookware set has the popular Circulon “grooves” on the bottom.  Majority of users love the grooves, but there are a few users who are not fond of them.

Consumer Reports & Reviews

For your convenience, we’ve added the reviews from Amazon. As you read through them, you will see there are some mixed feelings about the grooves on the bottoms of this cookware set.

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Q.  Are the handles on this cookware set heat-resistant?

A.  No, not really.  They do get really warm, but in our opinion, never too hot to handle.


Q.  Can any of the lids be used on the frying pan?

A.  The lid for the 3 quart can be used on the frying pan.


Q.  What are the lids made of?  Stainless steel or glass?

A.  The lids on this set are made of shatter-resistant glass.


Q.  Does this cookware set work on an induction cooktop?

A.  Yes, they certainly do!

Similar Cookware Sets

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Compare Prices

After checking around online at the time of writing this review, I have found a few other stores that offer decent prices on this same Circulon cookware set:

Food Network Store has it here for $149.99
Carson’s has it here for $149.99