COMPARE

Cuisinart Chef's Classic CI650-25CR Cookware
Chef's Classic CI650-25CR

This Cuisinart 5 quart dutch oven is made from enameled cast iron
and weighs 12.5 lbs. Features include:

  • Oven safe to 500 ° F.
  • Can be used on an induction cooktop.
  • Dishwasher-safe.
Description

This Cuisinart 5 quart dutch oven is made from enameled cast iron
and weighs 12.5 lbs. Features include:

  • Oven safe to 500 ° F.
  • Can be used on an induction cooktop.
  • Dishwasher-safe.

Ratings Scorecard

Test Results

Ease of cleaning

Ease of cleaning

Ease of cleaning reflects how easy or difficult it was to clean after browning and cooking a beef brisket.

 /  5
Bread baking

Bread baking

How well the pot can proof and bake bread. Those scoring Excellent baked bread that had a crispy crust and a nice interior; those scoring Poor had a dense interior along with a yeasty flavor.

 /  5
Sauce simmer

Sauce simmer

Indication of how well the pot can evenly simmer tomato sauce.

 /  5
Cooking evenness

Cooking evenness

A thermal imaging camera is used to evaluate the heating evenness of the interior bottom of the pot.

 /  5
Speed of heating

Speed of heating

Speed of heating reflects how quickly 4 quarts of water in the largest pot of the set increased from room temperature to a near boil.

 /  5
Handle temperature

Handle temperature

Handle temperature relates to the temperature during heating.

 /  5

About

The Cuisinart Chef's Classic CI650-25CR is part of the Cookware test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, Dutch Ovens models like the Chef's Classic CI650-25CR are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.

Ease of cleaning Ease of cleaning reflects how easy or difficult it was to clean after browning and cooking a beef brisket.

Bread baking How well the pot can proof and bake bread. Those scoring Excellent baked bread that had a crispy crust and a nice interior; those scoring Poor had a dense interior along with a yeasty flavor.

Sauce simmer Indication of how well the pot can evenly simmer tomato sauce.

Price & Shop