Product Comparison: Cuisinart MCP-12N vs Calphalon Simply SA10H

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General Specifications
About the Product
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.
A beautiful combination of durability, value and style, Simply Calphalon Stainless Steel cookware features stunning stainless steel interiors and exteriors, with impact-bonded aluminum bases to conduct heat quickly and evenly. Stainless steel is ideal for all types of cooking including searing and browning.
Key Specs
Number Of Pieces
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
8-in. Omelette Pan, 10-in. Omelette Pan, 1-qt. Sauce Pan with cover, 2-qt. Sauce Pan with cover, 3-qt. Saute Pan with cover, 6-qt. Stockpot with cover
Stainless steel
Stainless steel
Interior surface
Pure aluminum
Stainless steel
Suitable For
Gas, Electric, Induction, Glass Ceramic, Halogen
Gas, Electric, Oven safe
What customers say about "Key Specs"
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)
Calphalon Simply SA10H Nonstick 10 Piece Cookware Set
  • We really love this cookware. The only thing I can say negative about it is it is not dishwasher safe which is disappointing. It distributes heat evenly with no sticky mess afterwards.
  • Even though I followed the cleanser's directions explicitly I was unable to remove any of the food stains from either the anodized aluminum or stainless steel surfaces.
  • The sizes are great if you're cooking for one or two people, maybe three, above that, your pans will be crowded or you'll have to cook in batches.
  • Hard-anodized steel is way better than normal telflon nonstick, and this cookware is incredibly well-made. They should last you years if you properly take care of them.
  • Anodized Aluminum doesn't like your silverware nor does the non-stick. Many things you have to remember not to do. No Metal Objects, Handwash only, No Stacking, No Green Scrub Pads, No Cooking Spray, - That is if you want them to last a while.
Size & Weight
10.7 in
10.2 in
24.2 in
20.1 in
14.2 in
14.2 in
27.1 lb
20.4 lb
Non-stick surface
Oven-Safe Temperature
550 deegrees
400 deegrees
Stainless steel
Stainless Steel With Silicone-Coated
Stainless steel
Dishwasher Safe
Dishwasher Safe
Professional Triple Ply Construction, Heat Surround™ Technology, Cool Grip™ Handle
Impact-bonded aluminum base for even heating, Comfortable silicone handles stay cool on the stovetop
What customers say about "Features"
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)
Calphalon Simply SA10H Nonstick 10 Piece Cookware Set
  • It is a heavy gauge steel with heavy-gauge handles and quality glass lids period it cleans up like new.
  • Nice cookware set. Easy to clean interiors and lids.
  • Super easy to clean, nothing sticks to it.
  • This reasonably-priced set from Calphalon has enough quality and features for the average home chef. The aluminum construction is thick, the handles are riveted, and the lid handles are securely fastened.
  • Checked the other pieces and found ware in them too. And as I said before I do not use them much, no more then one or two times a week. And I wash them my hand, no dishwasher. Very disappointed.
Other Information
209.99 $
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer warranty
10 year(s)

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