Cook N Home 12-Piece Review
The stainless steel pots and saute pan in this set can be used on induction cooktops and are oven-safe to 500 degrees. The collection is easy to clean and each piece comes with a lid.
The Cook N Home 12-piece stainless steel cookware set (starting at $58, Amazon) is quite versatile considering its low price point. Because the pieces are all stainless steel and there is no plastic anywhere on them, they can be used with multiple heat sources, from electric and gas to induction stoves (including glass and ceramic cooktops) as well as in the oven. The pots can withstand up to 500 degrees, but the glass lids are not oven-safe. Consumers who have posted Cook N Home reviews on Amazon have also found the set to be durable and high quality. One reviewer comments that the pans are nice and heavy, although a number of others are pleased with how lightweight the cookware feels.
Many consumers mention that they zeroed in on this set as a low-cost alternative to nonstick cookware, which they saw as a potential health risk. One reviewer reassures fellow shoppers used to nonstick cookware that they are unlikely to burn food or damage this set as long as they use enough oil or liquid and don't cook at very high heat. Reviews on the retail site Wayfair also mention that the stainless steel pieces are easy to clean. One shopper recommends soaking the pans in water for a bit. This cookware is also dishwasher-safe.
There is a vented, tempered-glass lid for every one of the six pots and pans. The set includes a 1.5-quart pot, a 5.5-quart stockpot, and a 10-inch saute pan. There are also 1.5-, 2-, and 3-quart casserole pans, with handles on either side, in lieu of the saucepans common in other sets. The bottom of each piece contains an aluminum disc to aid in heat distribution. Although users report that the pans conduct heat evenly, some point out that this can be an issue when it comes to the stainless steel handles. One reviewer grumbles about having to use potholders.
The Cook N Home 12-piece stainless steel cookware set may be inexpensive, but many reviews speak to its durability and quality, with very few complaints all around. In one review, an Overstock customer says she originally bought this as a starter set until she had enough money to afford a more "permanent" one but now has no plans to purchase another. On the whole, buyers of the Cook N Home 12-piece stainless steel set consider it an excellent value for the money.