Cuisinart MCP-7N MultiClad Pro Stainless-Steel Cookware Set Review

Editor rating

4.8/5 on October 21, 2015

User's rating

35 reviews

PROS

  • Best Value for the Money
  • Dishwasher Safe *
  • Oven Safe
  • Broiler Safe
  • Drip Free Pouring
  • Very Strong Handles That Stay Cool
  • Stockpot Lid Fits on Skillet
  • Heats Evenly
  • Very Easy to Clean
  • Food Does NOT Stick To Pans
  • Perfect For Small Family/Couple Cooking
  • Induction Safe
  • Perfect Oven to Table
  • Professional Look & Performance

 

* =but should clean occasionally with this to maintain shine

CONS

  • Doesn't Come With Steamer Insert
  • Might Need To Cook at Lower Temps
  • Might Be Too Solid & Heavy for Some
  • Not Big Enough for Large Family Cooking

VERDICT

For a starter set of stainless steel cookware or for everyday cooking for a small family or just the two of you, this is an EXCEPTION stainless steel cookware set.

Note:  If you are cooking for a larger family and/or cooking in larger amounts and need your stainless steel cookware to be bigger, get this 12-piece set for Cuisinart - same exceptional quality and highly recommended!

Cuisinart MCP-7N MultiClad Pro Stainless-Steel Cookware 7-Piece Cookware Set Consumer Reports and Ratings


In-Depth Review

This stainless steel 7-piece cookware set from Cuisinart is absolutely our favorite.  And exceptional value for the money!

Perfect for small family cooking and also makes a very appreciated gift for the new bride (or for Christmas, birthday’s etc).

We pick this as our all-around favorite set…and the reviews on Amazon absolutely agree with us – not a single negative thing is said about this set other than pertaining to the size of the pots and pans (these are smaller sized – if you want larger-sized stainless steel cookware of the same exceptional quality, get this set).

One thing we really love about this set is that the pots and pans are so well-constructed that there aren’t any ‘hot spots’ when you’re cooking. That makes our life so much easier when we do not have to worry about over-cooking – or things getting burnt.

What’s In The Box?

This cookware set includes:

  • 1 1/2-quart saucepan with lid
  • 3-quart saucepan with lid
  • 8-quart stockpot with lid
  • 10-inch skillet/frying pan
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    When you first get your set and open the box, you’ll only need to pull out each piece out of the box and hold it in your hand to feel the quality and to know this stainless steel cookware is going to last you a very long time.

    As for food sticking…. I haven’t had any issues with this myself, but some others have reported some issues with food sticking now and then.  When in doubt, put a touch of oil in the pan when cooking things that are prone to stick on any cookware.

    If, by chance, some food DOES get stuck, just put a little warm vinegar on the bottom and it will come right off.

    Any reviews you read here that claim that these stainless steel pots and pans cause their food to stick are usually written by those that are new to cooking with stainless steel (ie, used to cheap non-stick cookware).

    Cooking with stainless steel takes a little getting used to, but once you get used to it, you won’t go back to cooking with anything else.

    Speaking of the ‘non-stick’ topic… If you’re concerned about all the nasty chemicals that are used to make traditional non-stick cookware, you can rest easy when you cook with stainless steel that you are not subjecting your family to those chemicals.

    All in all, this set is near professional-grade cookware that is beautiful.  These pots and pans look amazing hung from a rack in your kitchen for all to see.

    Consumer Reports & Reviews

    For your convenience, here are some of the most helpful consumer reviews:

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    FAQ

    Q.  Will the lid for the stock pot fit the skillet?

    A.  Yes, it sure does!

     

    Q.  Does this cookware set stack easily?

    A.  We haven’t has any problems stacking and storing this cookware set.

     

    Q.  Are the lids stainless or glass?

    A.  The lids are also stainless steel.

     

    Q.  What type of stainless steel is this cookware set?

    A.  This cookware set is made with 18/10 stainless steel and also has a solid aluminum core (ie, VERY high-quality)

     

    Q.  Is this set safe to use on induction cook tops and stove tops/

    A.  Yes they are.

     

    Q.  What’s the difference between this MCP-7N set and this other MCP-7 set?

    A.  Not much difference, but this MCP-7N set is the newest version of this cookware – “N” is for “New”- and this MCP-7 cookware set is the older one (and oddly, the more expensive one as well).

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    Compare Prices

    I searched all over online and the only other store that has THIS exact Cuisinart MCP-7N cookware set for a decent price is Walmart.

    See this cookware set on Walmart (price at publishing – $199.00)