Recently updated from its old design – the MCP-12 (without the “N” suffix), with its updated design represents one of Cuisinart’s best stainless steel cookware sets made even better through ergonomic updates to make your cooking experience even more comfortable and pleasant than it already was.
Features Of The Cuisinart MCP-12N MultiClad Pro Stainless Steel 12-Piece Cookware Set
- MCP-12N features an updated handle design that provides a modern and professional style while maintaining a comfortable and controlled grip
- 1-1/2- and 3-quart saucepans
- 8- and 10-inch skillets
- 3-1/2-quart saute pan
- 8-quart stockpot
- Steamer insert with lid
- 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
What’s So Special About the Cuisinart CMP-12N Cookware Set?
The MCP-12N represents excellent value compared to some of the other models out there that cost more, but aren’t as comfortable or don’t cook as well.
The 12 pieces that you get in the Cuisinart cookware set consists of 3-quart saucepans, and a 1-1/2 saucepan. You get 2 skillets, one 8″ and one 10″.
Plus you’ll also receive a 3-1/2-quart saute pan plus an 8 quart stockpot and a steamer insert.
On the exterior the cookware set is made from tri-ply 18/10 stainless steel. And on the interior it has an aluminum core that reinforces the strength of the cookware while also facilitating excellent quality cooking.
In addition to function, the MCP-12N cookware set serves well for functionality too. It has a beautiful mirror like finish on it’s interior which contrasts very nicely with its brushed exterior.
The interior’s surface also facilitates sauteeing, browning, and sauce making with ease, unlike some other cookware sets that tend to burn the contents to the bottom of the pans or alter the flavors.
The updated handle design of the MCP-12N beings a professional and modern style to the kitchen, while also improving on ergonics, providing you with a comfortable and sturdy grip with its strength boosting riveted style.
This design means that you need not worry about the 18/10 stainless-steel handles getting hot, because this design keeps them cool on the stove top.
The 18/10 tight fitting lids lock in the nutrients of your food. The cookware is also great at cooking your food evenly, because it distributes the heat evenly around the bottom and up the sides of the pans. The cookware is also oven safe at temperatures of up to 500 degrees F.
The original model over its lifespan has accumulated over 590 reviews and 4.6 stars overall out of a maximum 5 star rating and with 6 out of 8 reviews left so far for the new MCP-12N awarding 4 or 5 stars, it’s clear to see the new handle design is a welcome update.
What are the advantages of the Cuisinart MCP-12N Multiclad Pro Cookware Set?
The brushed steel design looks fantastic.
Contains the most commonly used pieces of cookware.
Attention to details has been paid with the lids, which perfectly each pan that they were designed for.
It’s easy to pour out the contents of the pans thanks to the curved lip in the cookware.
It has a strong and durable quality while costing much less than other strong and durable cookware sets.
What are the Disadvantages Of The Cuisinart MCP-12-N Stainless Steel Cookware Set?
Well it’s not the best cookware set on the market – unless you are talking about price and value for money, in which case it is one of the best cookware sets available.
You may find it takes some initial getting used to, as you need to learn how to preheat the cookware properly so food doesn’t stick to the pans.
Stainless steel can require more effort to clean than non-stick cookware. However Bar Keeper’s Friend makes light work of this, so you may wish to order a can with your cookware set.
The cookware set has a very impressive 4.7 start out of a maximum 5 stars from over 140 reviews, building on its success from its MCP-12 predecessor that achieved 4.5 stars out of 5 from over 700 reviews.
It’s clear that this high rating comes from customers being overwhelmingly impressed with the strong, sturdy and durable design, combined with the comfort and beautiful appearance, and the very fair and attractive purchase price.
If you are looking for a fantastic value for money cookware set, the MCP-12N definitely fits the bill!