Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Cuisinart Chef's Classic Stainless 12-Inch Open Skillet With Helper Handle From Cuisinart

Cuisinart Chef's Classic Stainless 12-Inch Open Skillet with Helper Handle

Cuisinart Chef's Classic Stainless 12-Inch Open Skillet with Helper Handle
From Cuisinart

List Price: $80.00
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Average customer review:
(161 customer reviews)

Product Description

Endorsed by none other than the legendary French chef Paul Bocuse (the only restaurateur in the world to be awarded the prestigious Michelin 3 Stars for over 36 consecutive years), Cuisinart's Chef's Classic stainless cookware is high quality, yet affordable. Unlike many lines of cookware, this can go in the dishwasher for clean up, yet the aluminum core within the base provides even and efficient heating. Any cook would be happy to have this nicely crafted pan on hand for sauteing and frying. The stainless steel interior is non-reactive with food and it's also tough enough to withstand the use of metal utensils. True browning is very difficult with non-stick interiors, so many chefs insist on using a traditional pan such as this. The large 12" size is ideal for cooking pancakes, chicken breasts, pork chops and more.

Product Details
  • Amazon Sales Rank: #33681 in Kitchen & Housewares
  • Size: 12 IN
  • Brand: Cuisinart
  • Model: 722-30H
  • Released on: 2003-03-01
  • Dimensions: 3.90" h x 12.70" w x 21.50" l,


  • Sloped sides deliver perfect performance and maximize cooking surface
  • 18/10 stainless-steel mirror finish does not discolor, react with food, or alter flavors
  • Aluminum encapsulated base heats quickly and spreads heat evenly; eliminates hot spots
  • Cook on stovetop, in oven, or under broiler; Stainless steel riveted Cool Grip handle
  • Oven-safe to 550 degrees; freezer-safe for food storage; dishwasher-safe
Editorial Reviews

Amazon.com Review
Sauté mushrooms or brown sausages to perfection in this classic 12-inch Cuisinart skillet--the sloped sides are ideal for tossing and turning small pieces of food. Made of professional quality 18/10 stainless steel that won't react with acidic foods, the skillet features a tapered rim for drip-free pouring and a riveted, cast stainless-steel handle that's contoured for an easy grip. The skillet's mirror finish retains its brightness through dishwasher, freezer, broiler, and oven use up to 550 degrees Fahrenheit. For superior, even heating, an aluminum disk is encapsulated between two layers of stainless steel in the base. Cuisinart covers the skillet with a lifetime warranty.--Ann Bieri

Customer Reviews

Most helpful customer reviews

101 of 101 people found the following review helpful.
5an essential addition
By scientific mom
This pan, like all the Cuisinart pans, is my favorite to use when I need a 12" skillet. It's a heavy-duty even-heating pan like it's "sisters and brothers"! If you already have any Chef's Classic pots or pans, the lid that fits on any pan with item number ending in 30 will fit on this pan. (Item number is on the bottom). With all the Chef's Classic pans, you usually don't have to turn the heat up as high as a cheapy pan; instead of high, use medium-high, for example. Since this does not have a non-stick coating, you'll often need oil for cooking. Here's a tip: hot pan, cold oil. Let the pan heat up before adding the oil. Also, these pans heat up FAST so watch your food! If anything gets burned-on badly, the pans just need a little soaking (maybe an hour, not overnight). Or, add water to the pan and "boil" the burned-on food off. I also use Barkeepers Friend cleaner to keep them shiny and looking new! Take note: if you've ever purchased a set of Cuisinart from a discount warehouse (i.e. Sam's Club, Cosco) there are not individual pans available that will match your set exactly. I called Cuisinart and found out that particular pan style is available only in sets from discount warehouses. BUT, the Chef's Classic line matches very closely, it's the closest match available.

50 of 51 people found the following review helpful.
4Electric Stove
By A Customer
I received this pan several days ago and have waited until I could give it a good workout over in action. I have an electric stove, not by choice,and I've had bad luck before with some pans heating unevenly and food sticking even when I added oil or butter. I used this pan to brown some ground beef, saute onions, garlic and bell peppers. I simply washed the pan as suggested in the handy "use and care" pamplet included, set it on the stove and turned the heat to medium. The pan heated quickly,evenly and I did everything I wanted without any problems. No sticking, no burning and it was a dream to clean up.

41 of 41 people found the following review helpful.
4Large pan, even heat -
By T. Vierra
Even though this pan has the "disc" of aluminum in the base rather than all the way up the sides, it heats very evenly. You can't beat the price. It's big enough to be very versatile for major frying or lighter sautéing. It's also big enough to use a grill for small to medium items.

I do miss having a lid so on those rare occasions where I needed a lid, I just covered it with some aluminum foil. Hokey, I know, but until I purchased another pan for my dishes that need simmering, that was the trick I used.

As long as you watch the heat, cleanup is not too bad. I have rarely had to scrub this pan.

Since it would be great with a lid, I gave it 4 stars. This pan really should not be sold without one.



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