The KitchenAid KCH2S10KM 10-piece cookware set includes two saucepans, a stockpot, a covered saute pan, and two frying pans. The lids have metal rims for stability, and all handles are stainless steel.
The stock pot and all glass lids feature a sharply squared off handle give you plenty of finger space so you can remove the lids and adjust the pots on the cooktop without burns.
If you learned to cook on cast iron but really need nonstick for the way you cook now, these pots are an ideal choice. They are thicker than many anodized aluminum pots and work well on induction cooktops.
Also important to note is that there is a pasta insert available but it will need to be purchased separately.
Durable Non-Stick Finish
The big threats to a non-stick finish are metal utensils, rough handling such as stacking in storage, and warping.
The non-stick finish on all the cooking pots in the The KitchenAid KCH2S10KM set uses three layers of durable non-stick material for a long-lasting finish.
Most nonstick manufacturers recommend using silicone tools, or at least avoiding metal against a non-stick finish. KitchenAid sells a set of tools specifically for nonstick pans.
This finish is called Whitford Eclipse, and is rated safe to 500 degrees Fahrenheit / 260 degrees Celsius.
Hard Anodized Construction
Thin aluminum pots can warp over time, destabilizing their non-stick surface. The KitchenAid KCH2S10KM offer thicker metal construction and have undergone hard anodization, reducing the risk of corrosion and stiffening the metal.
The risk of warping, even under conditions of extreme heat, is significantly reduced.
This cookware is heavy!
The handles are all-metal and can easily move from cooktop to oven. The pan thickness is heartier than many aluminum non-stick products and should not warp.
These pots are heavier than many non-stick pans. If you don't need induction capabilities, you may be happier with a thinner hard anodized aluminum pan.
These pans will not warp and can be used on gas, electric, or induction cooktops.
All handles, including on the lids, are held in place with stainless steel rivets.
These pots are rated as dishwasher safe. However, we recommend simply wiping out the pans with soap and water to protect the finish, reduce build-up on the outer surfaces of the pot, and avoid any scratching or scraping on the nonstick finish.
The tempered glass lids are domed for easy viewing of your food as it cooks and for quicker cleanup.
The lids with this set will fit down snugly inside the rim of pot.
Thanks to the all metal construction of the glass lids and the pan handles, these pans go easily from stove top to oven.
The lids feature a metal rim for stability and safety in storage and have riveted handles with plenty of finger clearance.
If you like to hang or display your pots, this set is an excellent investment. The pebbled black finish on the outside of the pots offers a timeless elegance.
There is contrast in the stainless steel plate on the bottom of the pans, so critical for consistent contact on flat cooking surfaces and induction cooktops.
Induction Ready Capabilities
Induction cookware is heated by running electric current through a coil and placing a pot containing iron near the coil. Because iron doesn't conduct electricity well, it gets hot instead.
Aluminum cookware will not work on an induction cooktop; you need stainless steel or cast iron for heat to occur.
This KitchenAid induction cookware set features a stainless steel base, while the interior of the pan is nonstick.
Extreme Heat Tolerance
Thanks to the all-metal construction, these pans can go from the cooktop into the oven for a quick finish on a soup, a browning of a casserole or a broiled sear on a steak.
While other non-stick sets have plastic lids that will only tolerate 350 degrees Fahrenheit / 188 degrees Celsius, these pans will go to 500 degrees Fahrenheit / 260 degrees Celsius.
The KitchenAid KCH2S10KM is an excellent set of cookware for cooks with hand and arm strength to wield them. If you struggle with wrist issues, arthritis in your hands or any challenges in lifting, you might want to check this set out in the store before making your purchase.
The construction of the handles and lids offers protections against burning thanks to the squared off handle and excellent space between metal or glass and your fingers.
The quality non-stick surface will give you worry-free and low-fat cooking, and these pans will work with gas, electric or induction.
If you're looking for a higher quality cookware set, consider the KitchenAid professional series.
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