The Cuisinart MCP-12N Multiclad Pro Stainless Steel 12-Piece Cookware Set has been designed taking into consideration a typical kitchen environment and the needs of every amateur and professional cook who wants to prepare the perfect meal for family and friends. A high-quality, stainless steel cookware set is a mandatory component of a kitchen for a variety of reasons. It makes cooking more enjoyable, much easier, make your food taste better, and will save you time and money in the long-run. The exteriors of the 18/10 stainless steel pots and pans feature a handsome brushed finish, while the interiors are mirror-polished for non-reactive, quick release of foods. The tri-ply Heat Surround technology sandwiches an aluminum core in the base and side walls for superior, even heating.You’ll also find solid cast stainless-steel handles that stay cool on the stovetop, tight-fitting stainless-steel lids, and drip-free pouring rims. Each piece is oven-safe to 500 degrees F, and the pans are safe for broiler-use, too.This fabulous set consists of basics and more. The 1-1/2- and 3-quart saucepans with lids take care of everything from oatmeal to bechamel sauce, and the veggie steamer insert with its own lid fits the larger saucepan. Also included are 8- and 10-inch open skillets that turn out perfect grilled cheese, hamburgers, and crepes; 3-1/2-quart covered saute pan with a helper handle, great for braising meats and cooking fish fillets; and an 8-quart covered stockpot for stews and soups. Dishwasher-safe, this set has no coatings to flake off or plastic to melt, and will surely be passed down to the next generation. Cuisinart covers the Multiclad Pro set with a lifetime limited warranty against defects.Inspired through the great French kitchen, Cuisinart started making professional kitchenware three decades ago. Built of the highest quality materials open to perfectly perform the entire classic putting them to use, Cuisinart kitchenware continues a lengthy tradition of excellence. Our dedication to quality and innovation continues with this MultiClad Professional Stainless kitchenware, made to satisfy the demands of epicure chefs everywhere.