Product Comparison: Calphalon Classic 1891243 vs Cuisinart MCP-12N

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General Specifications
About the Product
Built to last with time-saving features, the Calphalon Classic Stainless Steel 14-pc. Cookware Set features etched fill lines that make measuring easy, and covers with straining holes that line up with pour spouts to drain liquids so you don't have to use a separate colander.
The kitchens of France were the inspiration behind the elegant Cuisinart® MultiClad Pro Stainless Cookware collection. Cuisinart has included everything you need in this spectacular 12-piece set to perfectly perform all the basic cooking tasks, large or small. From reheating a single portion of soup to preparing appetizers, entrees and side dishes for the entire family, you'll find every tool you need in this deluxe set.
Classic 1891243
Key Specs
Number Of Pieces
8-in. Fry Pan, 10-in. Fry Pan, 12-in. Fry Pan with cover, 1.5-qt. Sauce Pan with cover, 2.5-qt. Sauce Pan with cover, 3.5-qt. Sauce Pan with cover, 3-qt. Saute Pan with cover, 8-qt. Stock Pot with cover
1.5 Quart saucepan with cover, 3 Quart saucepan with cover, 3.5 Quart sauté pan with helper handle and cover, 8 Quart stockpot with cover, 8" skillet, 10" skillet, 20cm steamer insert with cover
Stainless steel
Stainless steel
Interior surface
Stainless steel
Pure aluminum
Suitable For
Gas, Electric, Oven safe, Induction
Gas, Electric, Induction, Glass Ceramic, Halogen
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Calphalon Classic 1891243 Stainless Steel Cookware Set
  • Overall we love this product and can't believe we waited so long to switch from teflon to stainless steel.
  • I was always looking for a change in cookware from Non stick to stainless steel. Calphalon was the best option for cookware.
  • Overall this set is enough for a small family. Totally happy with the cookware & package. Comes along with a lifetime guarantee.
  • Since I have gone totally to an induction range these pots and pans are ideal for this type cooking surface.
  • EVERYTHING sticks. I grew up with stainless steel/aluminum pans, but never had food stick like this. The polished interior must be inferior. A real disappointment.
Cuisinart MCP-12N Multiclad Pro Stainless Steel 12-Piece Cookware Set
  • I can now see that stainless steel really does cook food better than non stick.
  • It was scary going from non stick to stainless steel, most of the information out there will say stainless is better, will last longer, and cook better.
  • The trick is to let the skillets or sauté pan heat up completely, then add butter, swirl it around, then add whatever you're cooking. The food should not stick. Mine didn't.
  • These feel like they'll last a long time, and from other reviewers it looks like they do. Take care of your pots and pans and you shouldn't have a problem.
  • Set includes a lid that will fit each pan (not all at the same time, though)
Size & Weight
25.2 in
10.7 in
14.76 in
24.2 in
14.17 in
14.2 in
33.6 lb
27.1 lb
Non-stick surface
Oven-Safe Temperature
400 deegrees
550 deegrees
Stainless steel
Stainless steel
Stainless steel
Dishwasher Safe
Dishwasher Safe
Oven and broiler safe, Stay-cool stainless steel long handles, Convenient measuring marks, pour spouts & straining lids, Durable stainless steel with impact-bonded aluminum bases for even heating
Professional Triple Ply Construction, Heat Surround™ Technology, Cool Grip™ Handle
What customers say about "Features"
Calphalon Classic 1891243 Stainless Steel Cookware Set
  • Cleans up very easily as well. I will say that the 'Bar Keepers Friend' cleaner is a necessity though.
  • Measure marks - never use because they are in metrics but if I knew the conversion rates it's a nice feature
  • Cleans up great with Barkeeper scrub. Polished shine is beautiful. Not professional grade but perfect for household.
  • Love the pour and steam release features. I have not mastered how to make things not stick but am willing to learn to stay away from harmful nonstick surfaces.
  • Before getting them I thought the measuring lines and strainer lids sounded like a nice extra, but they've quickly become a highly appreciated feature.
Cuisinart MCP-12N Multiclad Pro Stainless Steel 12-Piece Cookware Set
  • The tapered rim really does make pouring MUCH easier and practically drip free (I always have a paper towel handy regardless)
  • A favorite feature is the metal lids, did not want glass lids, not comfortable with the potential of breakage.
  • The handles are sturdy and made of the same stainless steel. They can be put in the over up to 500 degrees.
  • These lids are one piece stampings with handles riveted on, with no place for food to get left after washing.
  • Parts of the cookware is a high mirror polish (more on why I put this as a con later)
Other Information
349.99 $

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