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    Le Creuset Toughened Pro Cookware
    Toughened Pro
    This Le Creuset nonstick cookware set
    • Is a 10 -piece set.
    • It includes 8 & 11 in. fypans. 3.5 qt covered saute pan, 2 & 3 qt covered saucepans, 6.3 qt covered stockpot.
    • Is made from hard-anodized aluminum with stainless steel base.
    • Is dishwasher-safe.
    • Is oven-safe to 500 (lids-425) ° F.
    • Can be used on an induction cooktop.
    • Has glass lids.
    • Has a limited lifetime warranty.
    Description
    This Le Creuset nonstick cookware set
    • Is a 10 -piece set.
    • It includes 8 & 11 in. fypans. 3.5 qt covered saute pan, 2 & 3 qt covered saucepans, 6.3 qt covered stockpot.
    • Is made from hard-anodized aluminum with stainless steel base.
    • Is dishwasher-safe.
    • Is oven-safe to 500 (lids-425) ° F.
    • Can be used on an induction cooktop.
    • Has glass lids.
    • Has a limited lifetime warranty.

    Ratings Scorecard

    Test Results

    Set

    Set

    Each set includes at least a saucepan, a frying pan, and a stockpot. Lids are typically counted as separate components in a set.

     /  5
    Cooking evenness

    Cooking evenness

    A thermal imaging camera is used to evaluate the heating evenness of the frying pan

     /  5
    Nonstick food release

    Nonstick food release

    Nonstick food release score reflects the nonstick qualities of a pan's interior by cooking four eggs consecutively without oil. An Excellent score indicates that all four eggs slid off the pan without assistance; A Poor score indicates that scraping was needed to release any egg from the pan and some egg residue was left on the pan.

     /  5
    Nonstick durability

    Nonstick durability

    To assess nonstick durability, we intentionally abraded frying-pan surfaces with steel wool until the coating was worn through or up to 2,000 strokes. Scoring reflects the durability of the frying-pan's coating and it's nonstick quality after being abraded.

     /  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
    Sauce simmer

    Sauce simmer

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

     /  5
    Handle temperature

    Handle temperature

    Handle temperature relates to the temperature during heating.

     /  5
    Handle sturdiness

    Handle sturdiness

    Handle sturdiness indicates how well the handle withstands a test designed to stress it and its attachments.

     /  5

    About

    The Le Creuset Toughened Pro is part of the Cookware test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, Cookware Sets (Nonstick) models like the Toughened Pro are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.

    Set Each set includes at least a saucepan, a frying pan, and a stockpot. Lids are typically counted as separate components in a set.

    Cooking evenness A thermal imaging camera is used to evaluate the heating evenness of the frying pan

    Nonstick food release Nonstick food release score reflects the nonstick qualities of a pan's interior by cooking four eggs consecutively without oil. An Excellent score indicates that all four eggs slid off the pan without assistance; A Poor score indicates that scraping was needed to release any egg from the pan and some egg residue was left on the pan.

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