Cuisinart Chef’s Classic 12-inch skillet is new age cookware that is built with Quantanium® and is 100% aluminum free. The pan is hard anodized, meaning the natural oxidation has been controlled and the lasting result is an extremely durable corrosion resistant surface.
The Quantanium® non-stick interior cooking surface is reinforced with titanium that enables a healthy less-fat cooking option, and is very easy to clean up after. The hard anodized surface is much harder than stainless steel and is nonporous, which can withstand a lot of regular wear and tear, and provide a professional performance.
- Product dimensions: 4” x 21.2” x 12.5” with 12” cooking surface
- Product weight: 4 lbs.
- Handle: Riveted cool steel grip
- Versatility: Oven safe
- Material: Quantanium® reinforced with titanium
- Warranty: Limited lifetime warranty
- Surface: Hard anodized non-stick
- Cuisinart Chef’s Classic non-stick skillet is made of hard anodized Quantanium® reinforced with titanium
- They are durable; the coating does not come off
- Hard anodized material does not stain
- Other benefits of Quantanium® reinforced with titanium include non-stick surface, faster distribution of heat, even cooking and therefore require very less or no oil—for a healthy lifestyle
- The pan has a tapered drip-free rim, sloped sides that are beneficial when cooking considerable amounts of food, and can be used for deep frying and browning
- It comes with a well-designed cool steel easy grip handle riveted into the body—the riveted design rarely breaks
- Looks stylish on the counter
- Oven and dishwasher safe
- Available only in 1 size and is not induction friendly
- About 4 lbs. in weight with the glass lid, and hence may not be easy to carry around for outdoor purposes
- Limited warranty on the skillet
Two bestsellers in this category are Tefal and Le Creuset. Tefal comes with their trademark “Thermo-Spot” technology that indicates when the pan has reached the optimal temperature before you start cooking, and “Techno-Resist” anti-warp base. In Cuisinart’s defense, hard anodized materials do not warp easily and may take years to show signs of wear. The Tefal pan also comes with a glass lid and is also a deep pan.
Le Creuset is also a similar pan in the same class. Even though the Le Creuset frying pan is not ideal for deep frying, shallow frying is a breeze. It is made with a toughened non-stick coating. The toughened coating is durable but not do subject it to regular wear.
Cuisinart Chef’s Classic non-stick skillet is an everyday pan. It is a true value for your money product as it is made with Quantanium® reinforced with titanium that lasts a very long time. It does not warp with high temperatures, is oven friendly, and is has excellent non-stick properties.
Opt for this pan for an oil-free healthy cooking. It is scratch-resistant, and you can use metal utensils. It is relatively easy to clean, is dishwasher safe, and is metal-scrubber friendly in case there are bits left on the bottom post browning or searing.
The design is magnificent with a tapered drip free rim and sloped sides. This makes it ideal for any kind of cooking. The skillet is not induction friendly and may not be suitable for outdoor use because of its size and weight.
It comes in a very classic yet gift-worthy shade of black with a steel handle. The cool steel easy-grip handle is ergonomically designed to provide maximum comfort when holding the pan with the food, and can withstand high temperatures without become hot. The pan also comes with a matching glass cover that makes this a cook-and-serve pan a real deal.
Cuisinart 622-30g Chef’s Classic Non-stick Hard-anodized 12-Inch Skillet with Glass Cover is best for everyday use and can be used for variety cooking. Hard anodized Quantanium® reinforced with titanium is the latest and proven non-stick technology for long-lasting results.
Buy 2 or 3 of these, and you will not need any other kind of skillet or pan for cooking for years. The skillet is suitable for shallow and deep fry, browning of meat, and slow cooking of liquids. Consider this as an ideal gift option as well.
Cuisinart Chef’s Classic products are known for their innovation, and the Classic Chef’s non-stick skillet is a fine example. The French-inspired design is professional grade and is a worthy contender in its class. The skillet is a cook and serve pan and looks great anywhere you use it.