Cuisinart Cookware Comparison: Chef’s Classic vs. Multiclad Pro vs French Classic
In This Post:
- Difference Between Chef’s Classic vs. Multiclad Pro
- Difference Between Multiclad Pro vs. French Classic
- Which One To Choose
- Video Reviews
Features of Cuisinart Chef’s Classic Cookware Set:
- Stainless steel cookware set available as a 7, 10, 11 or 14 piece set.
- Stainless steel construction with encapsulated aluminum bottom base for quick and even heating.
- Break-resistant glass lids allows you to observe your food as it cooks.
- Tight-fitting lids lock in all the moisture for the best, flavorful food.
- Stainless steel handles remain cool to touch even on stovetop.
- Tapered rims allows for drip-free pouring.
Features of Cuisinart Multiclad Pro Cookware:
- Cookware set available as a 7-piece or 12-piece set.
- Tri-ply construction with Heat Surround Technology that gives you the best heat distribution.
- Tight-fitting lids, full stainless steel without glass.
- Stainless steel handles remain cool to touch on stovetop.
- Oven-safe for up to 500F.
What Is The Difference Between Cuisinart Chef’s Classic and Multiclad Pro?
Image Title Cuisinart MCP-12N MultiClad Pro Stainless Steel 12-Piece Cookware Set Cuisinart 77-11G Chef's Classic Stainless 11-Piece Cookware Set Feature Set features an updated handle design that provides a modern and professional style while maintaining a comfortable and controlled grip
Includes 1-1/2- and 3-quart saucepans; 8- and 10-inch skillets; 3-1/2-quart saute pan; 8-quart stockpot; steamer insert
Tri-ply 18/10 stainless steel construction with aluminum core; brushed exterior, mirror-finish interior
Solid 18/10 stainless-steel handles stay cool on stovetop; riveted for strength
Tight-fitting 18/10 stainless-steel lid seals in nutrients; oven-safe to 500 degrees F
Stainless steel and pure aluminum encapsulated in the base for fast and even heating
Break-resistant glass covers allow you to monitor food while it is cooking without losing heat or food flavors
Tight-fitting covers seal in moisture and nutrients for healthier, more flavorful results, every time you cook
Solid stainless steel riveted handles stay cool on the stovetop
Drip-free pouring rims are tapered for drip-free pouring
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The biggest difference between the two cookware sets is the material they are constructed from…
- Multiclad Pro, a more of a premium cookware set, is constructed from Tri-ply, which is an alumium core with a layer of brushed stainless steel exterior and stainless steel interior. This is more durable, heavier, and it has better heat distribution.
- The Chef’s Classic set is made of stainless steel, but has aluminum base, which still gives you good heat distribution from the bottom, but as the aluminum doesn’t wrap around like it is with Multiclad Pro, it doesn’t have the same Surround Heat effect.
- The Multiclad Pro has full stainless steel lids.
- The Chef’s Classic has glass lids with stainless steel handles.
What Is The Difference Between Cuisinart Multiclad Pro vs. French Classic?
The French Classic cookware set by Cuisinart is another Tri-ply constructed set, available as a 10-piece or 13-piece. So what makes these different than the Multiclad Pro set, which is also Tri-ply?
Although the French Classic and Multiclad Pro are made from the same material (but what’s included in the set may vary, please refer to each listing to know what’s in each set), there’s a huge price difference between the two. This price difference comes from the fact that the French Classic is made in France, while the Multiclad Pro is made from China.
Other differences include:
- More comfortable handles on the French Classic Set.
- The French Classic doesn’t have tapered rims like the Multiclad Pro.
Which Of These Cookware Sets Should You Choose?
- If quality and where your products are made make a difference to you, then you’ll want the French Classic set, which is made in France. However, it doesn’t come cheap. For almost the same qualities as the Multiclad Pro, you’ll pay double the price. So, that’s something to think about.
- What you need in your cookware set (pots, pans… etc.) will also affect your choice. The Multiclad Pro and Chef’s Classic almost have the same items, but the French Classic is different.
- If you require the lids to be glass, out of these cookware sets, the Chef’s Classic is the only one that has them. The Multiclad Pro and French Classic have full stainless steel lids.
- If you’re on a tight budget, the Chef’s Classic is the most affordable set of them. Although it is less in quality in comparison, it is still great quality for the price.
Cuisinart Chef’s Classic Unboxing:
Cuisinart Multiclad Pro Demo:
Cuisinart French Classic Set: