Circulon Elite 10 Piece Hard Anodized Nonstick SetCirculon Elite Cookware bears the Good Housekeeping seal of approval for it?s value, comfort and convenience. If you?re shopping for a set of nonstick pots and pans that not only look good but have down-home sensibility in their engineering, this set may be ideal for you.
The see through stainless glass lid is very sophisticated looking and allows you to carefully monitor your food without loosing heat distribution. And, thanks to the nonstick surface, cleanup is a snap!
This specific set features both a 1 and 2-quart saucepan, an 8-quart stockpot, an 8 inch and 10 inch skillets, and 10-1/3-quart sauté pan, making a good start for outfitting any kitchen.
ConsiderationsCirculon Elite bears a likewise elite price tag of over $450.00 retail. While thats not out of line with other high-end nonstick pan sets, watch for it to go on sale. Then youll only be paying about $25 per piece (~ $250.00 total).
Besides the price tag, there are a few other issues with this set. First, they could have skipped over one of the small saucepans for one thats a little larger (3.5 quart, for example). Second, two skillets are a little unnecessary if youre looking for variety. Third, people report that cleaning the lids is very difficult food gets caught between the metal and glass very easily.
Finally this set is not dishwasher safe, but since many fine cookware sets dont advise dishwasher cleaning thats only a minor drawback.
Consumer ReviewsPeople who have glass top stoves really love the Circulon Elite cookware line. Its perfect for that type of surface. Additionally, those with conventional stoves praise the nonstick interior as being very durable and dependable.
It cleans up quickly and easily as promised by the company. Other features that consumers seemed to appreciate include the glass lids with heat-proof handles, the overall balance in the pans, and the fact that the basic set has add ons that are easy to find at most major department stores.
SummaryFrom all reports Circulon Elite performs as it promises. There are some small drawbacks to the set, but those do not deter from the functionality of these pans, nor the overall customer satisfaction ratings.
The pricing is within the norm for good quality nonstick pans intended for daily kitchen use. Overall this set is a relatively good choice for any household.
Click here to purchase this Circulon Elite cookware set from Amazon.
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