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KitchenAid Gourmet Essentials 10-Piece Brushed Stainless Steel Cookware Set
List Price: $245.00

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Product Description

KitchenAid's Gourmet Essentials line brings you high quality cookware constructed from brushed stainless steel and aluminum. The brushed 18/10 stainless steel exterior graduates to a gleaming shine at the top while an aluminum disc base fully encapsulated by stainless steel provides even heating across the bottom of the pan. Ultra comfortable cool grip handles are comprised of an 18/10 stainless steel shaft encased in soft silicone rubber. The handles are dual riveted to the pan for added security and strength. This 10-pc. Set includes:One 1-Quart Saucepan with LidOne 2-Quart Saucepan with LidOne 3-Quart Saucepan with LidOne 8-Quart Stockpot with LidOne 8 in. French SkilletOne 10 in. French Skillet Handwash with mild dish soap.

There's something clean and pure about cookware that's stainless steel inside and out. This stylishly finished version from KitchenAid's Gourmet Essentials series features a brightly polished interior that discourages food from sticking, and a handsomely brushed exterior with a shiny band along the rim. Each pan is entirely constructed of premium 18/10 stainless steel, except for the encapsulated aluminum disk in the base (aluminum makes a superior conductor of heat), and the silicone grip encasing the handle. Even the tight-fitting lids are stainless steel. Each piece is oven-safe to 400 degrees F and is dishwasher-safe.

Whether you want to fry up pancakes for breakfast, warm soup for lunch, or feed chili to a crowd, this set more than accommodates your most typical cooking needs. The 1-, 2-, and 3-quart saucepans all come with lids, as does the large 8-quart stockpot. The 8- and 10-inch French skillets are nice and deep, great for poaching eggs or stir-frying veggies. Stainless steel cooks most efficiently at medium heat, and can be used to start a dish on the stovetop and finish it in the oven. An excellent value, the set is covered by a lifetime limited warranty against defects. --Ann Bieri

What's in the Box
10-piece cookware set. The set consists of: 1-quart covered saucepan; 2-quart covered saucepan; 3-quart covered saucepan; 8-quart covered stockpot; 8-inch skillet; 10-inch skillet. 10 pieces total.

  • Set contains 1-, 2-, and 3-quart covered saucepans; 8- and 10-inch open French skillets; 8-quart covered stockpot
  • 18/10 stainless-steel with encapsulated aluminum disc base; polished interior and brushed exterior finishes
  • 18/10 stainless-steel handles encased in stay-cool silicone grips
  • Tight-fitting 18/10 stainless-steel lids keep in heat and moisture
  • Oven-safe to 400 degrees F; dishwasher-safe; limited lifetime warranty

Customer Reviews:

  • Much more than expected!
    I had never cooked with stainless steel before and was I surprised at how much better the pans were than what I had been using. Heating is so even and clean up is a whiz. The entire set is much more than expected. Quality!...more info
    I've had the cookware since Thanksgiving and I really like it. It is very sturdy and I like the insulated handles on the pans and lids. The straight sides make it easy to pour from the pots. Being stainless, they are very easy to clean, and you don't have to worry about using metal utensils with them. I like the 1,2,and 3 qt size pots as they are not that easy to find in the stores as a set. The stock pot is a good size and stands up well to higher temperatures without warping thanks to the heft of the bottom. ...more info
  • Health Concerns
    We purchased this after having health concerns about the Non-Stick. We replaced our non-stick set after a few years b/c we were noticing it flaking and it wearing off. Is that going into our foods and dinners? We are trying to eat organics fruits and vegetables but were cooking them on the non-stick. We love this set. They are weighted well and we wash them many times in the dish washer. Enjoy!! ...more info
  • Love them
    Was tired of eating Teflon pieces. Went back to stainless. These are great. Highly recommend these....more info
  • Excellent set!
    I had the non-stick cookware for a long time and this was the first set I've had that doesn't have that coating. The first few times I used it, I set the heat too high and the stuff stuck to the bottom of the pan. It was extremely difficult to get out. However, now that I have gotten the hang of it, things are better. The set is lightweight, but yet it is sturdy. The handles have a rubber coating (my last set didn't, and it sucked having to use potholders just to lift the lid, etc). I am not afraid to damage this set like I was the non-stick - I can use a scrubby in it to clean out the good without fear of destroying it (I can also use utensils, or anything to stir, flip, or mix in the pans). The best plus is that it is dishwasher safe!!!
    I gave it 4 stars instead of 5 because of the time it would take to clean the pans when stuff is really stuck in them, but I think that would happen with any "stick"ware. But, as I said before, now that I am getting the hang of having this type of cookware, things don't stick as much or as bad.
    I love this company, and this cookware hasn't disappointed me. Consumer reports gave it high marks as well. I would recommend it to anyone looking to get a new set of cookware - make the move away from non-stick!!
    ...more info
  • Best Starter Set!
    You can't beat the price nor the quality....a great set to build upon, and as usual Amazon shipping is quick and easy!...more info
  • I use this every day
    I am very happy with this set, solid and easy to clean. I use at least one or two pieces every day. It arrived very quickly- faster than I thought....more info
  • nice basic set
    Bought this as a replacement set for the Calphlon Everyday set that had begun to peel after 10 years of use. I couldn't beat the quality at the sale price I got and it gave me a better variety of sizes. They can be washed in the dishwasher but it will scratch them over time. You also have to be careful about not having the heat too high so learn to be a little patient. Otherwise you'll burn food and completely discolor the finish inside the pots and pans.
    Compared to other more expensive pots and pans I've bought over the years I think this was a good choice....more info
  • Good basic starter set
    This is a well made set with good weight similar to the more expensive sets. It heats evenly with quick clean up . I am very glad I made this purchase....more info
  • Very pleased with this cookware
    I've only had this cookware for about a month so haven't used all the pieces yet. I did season all the pans per instructions on the HGTV website, and food does not stick to it. Good, even heat, and it looks so nice. I'm very satisfied with it so far....more info
  • Love them
    These got good reviews, but I don't believe everything I read. However they are a perfect weight, very nice to look at, well made handles and allow for even heat distribution. I have switched to silicon cookspoons to avoid scratching up the insides....more info
  • Love them
    After researching different cook sets I settled on this one and although I only received this set today, I found it to be an excellent product. The pans are heavy and the first time I cooked with it tonight found they cooked evenly and better than my old set. So far I love this set....more info
  • Good for the price...
    Nice pots and pans, pans suffer from "sticking" problem...on the whole it was a good buy for the price....more info
  • Great set!
    After researching cookware on Consumer Reports I ended up buying this set which earned their highest recommendation. It was a great buy...I'm very pleased with the look, feel, and performance of this cookware set. Highly recommend. My only complaint is that the 10 inch skillet isn't really 10 inches...the bottom is much smaller than the rim. My preference would be that the edges went straight down so that the bottom of the pan was truly 10 inches. The same is true for the smaller pan as well. But this can be worked around and doesn't put me off enough to dislike the set....more info
  • Can't beat 'em
    That's what I think. Very solid nice comfort grip handles that don't get hot. Packed for the long haul. Arrived in pristene condition. Even heating easy to clean. Best set I ever bought....more info
  • functional & fabulous
    I did a lot of research before I purchased this cookware... KitchenAid cookware got good overall reviews in Consumer Reports and other online forums. I've been extremely happy with the set. The pans are heavy (but not too heavy) and the silicone handles are great -- no hassling with potholders everytime I need to grab a handle. I had to figure out the nuances of heating oil in the frying pans... if the oil gets too hot too fast it tends to adhere to the metal and is a pain to scrub off, but I only had that problem once & now I know better. I also like the peace of mind of using stainless steel versus aluminum. The best features of this cookware are that the pots/pans heat fast and evenly (and retain their heat), while the handles stay cool to the touch. I have used every pot/pan in this set and they are all perfectly functional and perform as they should. For the price, I couldn't have asked for a better set of cookware. ...more info
  • Difficult to clean!
    The set is OK, but the pans are really difficult to clean and not really suitable for frying. I am not sure if this is a common problem for brushed steel sets or if it is a quality issue for this particular one. ...more info
  • Good for the price
    I got them for a deal on amazon so I got them. Were quite expensive in other retail stores.
    Anyways, the build quality is good, brushed steel looks good, do not fell flimsy.

    Good buy for me. :)...more info
  • Love it!!
    After years of using non-stick, I thought I would venture into stainless steel since my non-stick pans never seem to last all that long before I would notice chipping and wear. However, I must confess that I was a bit nervous with the whole idea after reading reviews on different brands how hard it is to cook with stainless steel. I found this KitchenAid set and asked my husband to get them for me for Christmas and I must say that I am very impressed with how well they are made and how easy they are to use.

    As far as cleaning them, I've made a point to soak them immediately after use and for tougher stains, I took the advice of another reviewer who suggested using baking soda and water to make a paste to use on the tough spots. So far, I've had no problems.

    I would recommend this set to anyone....more info
  • I love this set
    This is the best cookware I have ever had. I am so happy to finally get away from the non-stick junk. This set has a nice weight and looks great. I just love them....more info
  • Very Satisfied
    Delivered quick. Very heavy gauge stainless steel with nice handles that are not too narrow. Dishwasher safe but they do leave some spotting....more info
  • fred
    A high quality set be every meaning of the word. Highly recomended. They are not non stick. Don't expect them to be non stick. They are so far high quality . Bar Keepers Friend for cleaning stains works well...more info
  • Excellent value for the money
    After doing some research on cookware, I decided to purchase this item and I am sure glad I did!!! Though certainly not the top of the line in cookware, this set is perfect for me. The quality of the cookware is extremely good, not too heavy, not too light. The lids fit nicely but do not allow steam out - something I can live with easily. There are a number of reviews complaining about staining but I found the cookware easy to clean, even in the dishwasher with little or no staining.

    I would gladly recommend this set to anyone from the 'new' cook to the experienced cook....more info
  • fantastic
    I ordered the KitchenAid cooking pans and I definately got more than I expected. I love 'em. Easy to cook with and they hold the heat. I wish I had gotten them sooner....more info
  • Great Cookware Set!!!!!!
    I purchased this set based on Consumer Repors listing it as one of there recommended cookware sets and it has not disappointed. I was surprised by the low price for the set but confident that since CR rated it high that I would like it. I've been using the set for 2 months now with no complaints. All the pots are very solid, cook evenly, and clean relatively easily (considering they're stainless steel). I would recommend this set to ANYONE!!!!...more info
  • Hard to Beat!!
    I've gotta tell ya, this is a great cookware set. Much heavier than I expected, and distributes heat very evenly. The entire set (I paid less than $130 on Amazon before Christmas) costs far less than just one saucepan of a so-called "premium" brand. Why pay more just for a name??...more info
  • Easy to clean and long lasting
    I bought this set about 2 years ago as a cheap replacement to my calphalon. This is so much better then my uber-expensive pans. If I had known how pleased I would be with these pans, I would have save hundreds over the years. They are easy to clean, you can use steel wool or any other cleaning tool on them with no concerns. They shine up like brand new. Stick them in the dishwasher with no worries. No concerns with food burning as they seem to heat pretty evenly. The lids hold up well. The stock pan lid will fit over the larger fry pan perfectly!...more info