Cuisinart 59-10R Elements 10-Piece Cookware Set Review
Cooking at home always seems like a marvelous idea – that's because it is! There are so many benefits to making your own meals. It saves money, especially if you're cooking for a family. It also provides a sense of accomplishment. You made food, you didn't just order it or eat something out of a bag.
You can also meal prep and bring home-cooked meals to work. But you have to have the right cookware to get the job done. In this article, we're going to review the Cuisinart 59-10R Elements 10-Piece Cookware Set, to see whether it’s the cookware you need for your kitchen.
This set is versatile and allows you to practice your cooking skills in all kinds of ways — anything from bone broth to steak to simple pancakes. It’s made for everyday use. The vessels have sturdy, silicone-covered handles, to prevent overheating.
In fact, one of the best parts about Cuisinart 59-10R Elements 10-Piece Cookware Set is the handles. They offer good grip and support, which is very important, especially when the pots and pans are filled with food.
And even though they’re lightweight, there’s no cheap, budget feel to them. The bright white ceramic coating means that that the set is nonstick and that your food isn’t exposed to toxic elements. The ceramic coating will also minimize staining and discoloration. To top everything off, this 10-piece set comes in an attractive bright red color, or for those with different taste, it's also available in champagne.
Who is this Set for?
The short answer is – everyone. But, there are always exceptions. For an average cooking enthusiast who treats cooking as a ritual, this set could definitely be of use. Perhaps a complete novice wouldn’t know where to begin with it. But homemakers who cook daily for a large family certainly would.
And if you’re a bit uneasy about stainless steel and cast iron cookware and your food mixing with metal, then Cuisinart 59-10R Elements 10-Piece Cookware offers an alternative. It does have an aluminum core which allows for great heat conductivity, but the interior is completely metal-free.
So, it’s nonstick and doesn’t have any PTFE and PFOA materials, and it’s also petroleum-free. Sounds great, but what’s exactly in this set and what can you do with it? The Cuisinart 59-10R Elements 10-Piece Cookware Set comes with:
- 1 ½-quart saucepan with a lid
- 2 ½-quart saucepan with a lid
- 3-quart sauté pan with and a lid
- 8-quart stockpot with a lid
- 8-inch frying pan
- 10-inch frying pan
The lids are made of tempered glass so there’s need to lift them up to check on your food while it’s cooking. The lids also have vent holes to make sure there isn’t overflow and mess. The rims of the lids are made of stainless steel and the silicone handles are arched for comfort.
This 10-piece cookware has a really beautiful design. The comfortable, high-quality handles stand out, as well as the red and champagne colors available. They’re easy to use and easy to clean. In addition, they’re dishwasher safe, but as it is with this type of cookware, it’s better to hand-wash it in order to slow down deterioration.
The Cuisinart 59-10R Elements 10-Piece Cookware Set is meant to be used with low to medium temperatures. The high temperatures aren’t recommended, as you’ll most likely burn your food and damage the pots and pans. However, they’re oven friendly (up to 350°F) and compatible with most types of cooking surfaces.
How to Get the Most Out of this Set
The best way to get the most out of this set is not to be afraid to use it. It’s sturdy and durable enough for you to experiment. Just be mindful of high flames and don't forget to use plastic or wood-based cooking utensils.
If you have a hanging rack in your kitchen, that would be a perfect way to store this set. The pieces not only have a lovely design, but riveted-on handles with a hole for hanging. In any case, this set will help you prepare meals for your family, or treat yourself to regular feasts.
- Great handles
- Modern design
- Ceramic coating
- Tempered glass lids
- Requires some oil to be nonstick completely
- A bit pricey
Cuisinart 59-10R Elements 10-Piece Cookware Set might not be a professional chef’s cookware of choice, and a total amateur might find it overwhelming. But, for everyone in between, it will work just fine.
The base is aluminum and the lids have steel support, but the interior is ceramic coated and bright white. So, you can come up with some new recipes or try out your old favorites. Just don't crank up the heat too high. Also, it's probably best to avoid the dishwasher if you want to hang on to this set for longer.