Endorsed by none other than the legendary French chef Paul Bocuse (the only restaurateur in the world to be awarded the prestigious Michelin 3 Stars for over 36 consecutive years), Cuisinart's Chef's Classic stainless cookware is high quality, yet affordable. Unlike many lines of cookware, it can go in the dishwasher for clean up, yet the aluminum core within the base provides even and efficient heating. This covered saute is useful for simmering, sauteing and skillet dinners. It's equipped with a helper handle to make life easier.
- 5-1/2-quart stainless-steel sautÃ© pan; mirror-finish exterior with matte interior
- Aluminum-encapsulated base for excellent conductivity and even heat distribution
- Stay-cool, stainless-steel riveted handle with helper handle to ease lifting
- Tight-fitting cover locks in moisture and nutrients for more flavorful foods
- Oven-safe up to 550 degrees F; broiler, freezer, and dishwasher-safe; lifetime warranty
- Product Dimensions: 21.4 x 12.7 x 4.7 inches
- Shipping Weight: 7 pounds
- Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
- Shipping Advisory: This item must be shipped separately from other items in your order. Additional shipping charges will not apply.
- ASIN: B00008CM6B
- Item model number: 733-30H
Average Customer Review (306 customer reviews)
A great pan at a great price, By Paul Cerra
November 2, 2003
This Cuisinart Chef's Classic saute pan has quickly become my favorite pan. It's huge - a full 12' across - which makes it very versatile. The pan conducts heat extremely well and is oven safe to 500 degrees. The handle is very sturdy, reasonably comfortable, and stays cool (outside of the oven, of course). The lid fits tightly. Both the interior and the exterior are very shiny and attractive. All this and it's easy to clean. Yet this pan sells for just a fraction of the sexier brands like All-Clad or Calphalon.
Beautiful pan!, By Tzy Kao
July 29, 2003
I'm tired of those non-stick pans that eventually lose their coating and thought that I'll try stainless steel pan for almost everything but frying an egg. Boy did I pick the right pan to start with! This pan, besides being beautifully made, is the perfect size for almost everything I cook. It's very heavy, but the helper handle helps. It conducts heat very well, so I no longer use the high setting on my gas stove or the food would burn. Despite being made in China, the quality is excellent. I'm sure it will last decades. My only complaint is that sometimes I wish the stainless steel cover is made of glass so I can see through. But, I'll still give it 5 stars because I'm very very happy with the design and quality.
5-Stars for the Pan...0-Stars for Amazon Packaging, By Jolly Gourmand
August 25, 2005
All my Chef's Classic cookware looks and cooks wonderfully well and is normally a breeze to clean up. This Monster pan is no exception. Weighing in at close to 10 lbs., it is the senior edition of the highly rated Cuisinart 3 1/2-Qt. Saute Pan. If you have a small range, the size of this (a full 12' accross) may crowd out some other burners, so beware.I discovered thet the dome cover for the shallow Cuisinart 12' 'everything' pan also fits this pan and thus makes it a good candidate for a dutch oven.Now for the bad news: Amazon did not see fit to ship this within a padded box. As a result, the pan arrived with a dent in the 'dripless' rim. I will likely not return it, but will give Amazon some 'direct' feedback.(9/15 Update): Amazon made a very positive and 'generous' response to my complaint. Thank you Amazon! Also, both the 3 1/2 Qt. and 5 1/2 Qt. saute pans are on 'super' sale. Do yourselves a favor and buy both.(9/23...