The Oxo Stainless Steel Pro is part of the Cookware
test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, Cookware
models like the Stainless Steel 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: Cooking evenness reflects the ability of the frying pans to turn out evenly browned pancakes on a gas range.
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.