French manufacturer Sitram produces commercial-grade, stainless-steel cookware for restaurant, hotel, and institutional kitchens worldwide--serious home cooks also use this cookware to advantage. On the Inox line's pot and pan bottoms, a disk of copper--cookware's best heat conductor--sheathed in steel conducts heat rapidly and uniformly. Sitram cookware goes safely into ovens and under broilers, and, designed to withstand rough treatment, its bright, shiny appearance lasts indefinitely. The bottoms don't warp, and this cookware is stain- and corrosion-resistant. And with no inside rivets to clean around, it scrubs up hygienically and painlessly. This is cookware for cooks who value heavy, bang-around durability over fancy design. All pieces in this set are dishwasher-, stovetop-, oven-, and broiler-safe, and are guaranteed for life. --Fred Brack
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1.7-quart saucepan with lid, 7-1/2-quart braising pan with lid, 3.2-quart sauté pan, 8-inch fry pan
FeaturesOven- and dishwasher-safe; lifetime guaranteeSix piece set includes 1.7-quart saucepan with lid; 7-1/2-quart braisier with lid; 3.2-quart sauté pan; 8-inch frypanHigh-quality 18/10 stainless steel (18% chrome, 10% nickel)2 mm copper bottom sandwiched by stainless steel for excellent even heat distributionStainless-steel handles stay cool and are welded to pots to prevent inside food traps
Great Set at an Unbeatable Price
I usually do not buy pots in sets, because there is always one pot that I find utterly useless. This was the case with this set as well, as I already had a number of skillets and the tiny skillet that came with the set has not been used yet. On the other hand, I have used the braisier in numerous ways, including just to boil pasta. The little saucepan is great for reducing sauces, and the saute pan is a great size to saute for two. The Inox pans are incredible. They heat very evenly, and quickly, and they are really easy to clean because they do not have rivets inside the pan. Because I got these pans on clearance, it was much cheaper than buying a set; it was worth it, despite my lack of need for the small frypan, and I might find a use for it in my kitchen eventually. This is a great introduction to the Sitram Inox line, and especially suited to the uses of a single person or a two-person family rather than for a larger family as the pots--with the exception of the 7.9qt braisier--are rather small in size.
A Cookware Set that Keeps Cooking
Stainless is the current fashion in cookware. The Sitram set is an excellent deal. Each piece is well-constructed and durable. The copper core ensures good conduction of heat. The finish is relatively easy to clean off. Commercial grade cookware is the way to go.
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