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Tools of the Trade Stainless Steel Cookware
Stainless Steel
This Tools of the Trade stainless steel cookware set
  • Is a 13 -piece set.
  • It includes 8 in. frypan, 9.5 in. covered saute pan, 1.5 & 2.5 qt. covered saucepan, 5 qt. covered stockpot, steamer insert, SS tools-spoon, spatula, pasta server.
  • Is made from stainless steel.
  • Is dishwasher-safe.
  • Is oven-safe to 450 (except lids, steamer, utensils) ° F.
  • Can be used on an induction cooktop.
  • Has glass lids.
  • Has a limited lifetime warranty.
Description
This Tools of the Trade stainless steel cookware set
  • Is a 13 -piece set.
  • It includes 8 in. frypan, 9.5 in. covered saute pan, 1.5 & 2.5 qt. covered saucepan, 5 qt. covered stockpot, steamer insert, SS tools-spoon, spatula, pasta server.
  • Is made from stainless steel.
  • Is dishwasher-safe.
  • Is oven-safe to 450 (except lids, steamer, utensils) ° 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
Food release

Food release

Food release score reflects the qualities of a pan's interior by cooking four eggs consecutively with 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
Ease of cleaning

Ease of cleaning

Ease of cleaning reflects how easy or difficult it was to clean sticky béchamel sauce from a saucepan.

 /  5
Saute Performance

Saute Performance

Indicates how well a frypan can evenly saute foods.

 /  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 Tools of the Trade Stainless Steel is part of the Cookware test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, Cookware Sets (Stainless Steel) models like the Stainless Steel 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

Food release Food release score reflects the qualities of a pan's interior by cooking four eggs consecutively with 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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