Food for Thought:
New Developments in Stick-Free Coatings Lead to Improved Performance in Cookware
“Performance levels in the coatings segment continue to improve as non-stick coating manufacturers develop new means of reinforcing their coatings and of applying coatings to pans,” according to the 2003 Housewares Census from HomeWorld Business. This trend is likely to spur additional growth for the stick-free cookware market as new technologies unfold.
What to Look for When Purchasing Cookware:
Cuisinart’s new Chef’s Classic™ Non-Stick Stainless Cookware line offers consumers the benefits of Cuisinart’s Chef’s Classic™ Stainless line with the additional convenience of stick-free cooking. The new line introduces Quantanium®, a non-stick surface that is the result of improvements in technology and which translates to enhanced performance and durability for the consumer. “Healthful cooking is a priority for many home chefs today and we have responded to their needs with a premier product line that incorporates the standards our consumers associate with the Cuisinart name,” says Mary Rodgers, Director of Marketing Communications for Cuisinart.
The Chef’s Classic™ Collection features an 18/10 exterior mirror finish for traditional styling and easy maintenance. The cookware’s aluminum encapsulated bottom delivers superior heat conductivity while virtually eliminating hot spots.
All pieces in the Chef’s Classic™ Non-Stick Stainless collection can conveniently go from the stovetop to the oven, or under the broiler. This gives consumers more flexibility with recipes; for example, a Moroccan Apricot Lamb Stew can be seared on the cooktop and finished in the oven, all using a single piece of cookware. All pieces are oven safe for temperatures up to 500 degrees.
One of the distinctive features of the collection are Cuisinart’s signature Cool-Grip™ handles. These handles are constructed of cast stainless steel and are riveted for extra strength and durability. In addition, the riveted construction delivers ultimate control when lifting and pouring.
The Chef’s Classic™ line also features Flavor Lock™ tight-fitting stainless steel lids that seal in flavor and nutrients for superior results. All rims are tapered for drip-free pouring.
Chef’s Classic™ Non-Stick Cookware is dishwasher safe, and is available in seven- and ten-piece sets, as well as open stock pieces. Both sets include a 1-1/2-quart saucepan with cover, an 8-quart stockpot with cover, and a 10-inch open skillet, among other items. The open stock pieces include everything from a 2-quart saucepan with cover and 2-quart Windsor pan with cover to an 8-quart stockpot with cover.
Just the Facts:
Suggested Retail Prices: $500 for the 10-piece set; $325 for the seven-piece set
Open stock pieces range from $60 for the 2-quart saucepan with cover to $120 for a 3-1/2-quart sauté pan with helper and cover.
Warranty: Limited Lifetime
Cuisinart, universally known for introducing the food processor in America, is a leader in culinary appliances, professional quality cookware, and kitchen accessories. The company, based in Stamford, Connecticut, manufactures a full range of products under the tagline, “Savor the Good Life®.” These products include cookware, countertop cooking appliances, cutlery, hand blenders, hand mixers, coffeemakers, toasters and toaster ovens, as well as food processors, electric teakettles, kitchen textiles and scales. Cuisinart’s website is www.cuisinart.com.