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Circulon Premier Professional Set

kc72 Jul 28, 2008 02:03 PM

Anyone have any comments/experiences on the Circulon Premier Professional 11-Piece Hard Anodized set from Costco? It's on sale this week for $159.99 w/ a coupon -- seems like a good deal.

Covered 2qt saucepan
Covered 3qt saucepan
Covered 8qt stockpot
Covered 5qt saute
8.5" skillet
10' skillet
12" skillet

link: http://www.costco.com/Browse/Product....

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    zestoflife RE: kc72 Jul 31, 2008 11:25 AM

    I bought the premier line few days ago. The shape of the cookware is different from the commercial line ( the one I have used before)available at Macys. I called circulon and they said it is the same quality and is also dishwasher safe! Will have to cook with it and will let you know. Anybody else with other feedback.

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      kc72 RE: zestoflife Jul 31, 2008 12:06 PM

      Yeah, I called them after not finding a lot of info on the net -- Circulon said anything sold at Costco is exclusive to Costco and the person I spoke to also said it'd be oven-safe(?). Please let me know what you think since the coupon expires this weekend!

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      dyount RE: kc72 Aug 1, 2008 09:40 PM

      I just bought the Costco set and was told that I could buy it and use it to decide if I liked it or not. Costco will refund 100% as long as you have the box and receipt. The customer service lady said it could be returned next week, next year or in 4 years ... didn't matter. I am going to use it and decide, but for the price it's a great deal!! In response to zestoflife, it IS oven-safe up to 400 degrees. Hope that helps someone.

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        chrisgab RE: kc72 Nov 20, 2008 12:39 PM

        Hi this cookware is on sale again at Costco and I was wondering if you bought it and what you thought about it. I can not make up my mind if I should purchase it or go with the Kirkland Signature at Costco that Consumer Reports lists as a best buy.

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          mpalmer6c RE: kc72 Nov 20, 2008 04:00 PM

          The link has no information. If it's the all no-stick I'd strongly advise against. Otherwise, it looks like a good assortment of useful sizes.

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            ColoradoJohn RE: kc72 Dec 29, 2008 08:19 PM

            This cookware is an excellent buy at $159. If you look at the Circulon web site, you can see how they came up with this "value bundle". The bodies of the pots and pans themselves are like the Infinite Circulon (Infinite and the Costco "Premier" are both dishwasher safe! -- the only hard anodized sets to make that claim, but I hand wash mine anyway). But the handles and lids are like Circulon Elite -- they are tempered glass with silicon handles, while the Infinite is clad stainless steel. Will they outlast my All Clads? Probably not, but at $160, I'll let my wife use them too. (She's not touching my All Clads!) I use my All Clads for serious cooking, but I use my Circulon's for my everyday cooking. They are the hands-down the best non-stick pans I have ever used.

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              poosh RE: kc72 Mar 23, 2009 08:43 PM

              We bought this set about 6 weeks ago and couldn't be happier. I'm not the best cook and tonight was a reminder. I put the dinner on the stove and was disrupted by a phone call. Needless to say I forgot about dinner cooking. The pasta dried up and was boiling in what little water there was. I thought I was going to be soaking the pan all night. It washed right up, Nothing was burnt, just a little "well done" and the pan cleaned up like new without srcubbing. Best $160 ever spent on a set.

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                Conductorchris RE: poosh Mar 26, 2009 05:54 PM

                ...or you could buy one All-Clad...

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                dangergirl503 RE: kc72 Jun 28, 2009 08:03 PM

                DO NOT BUY THE KIRKLAND SET!!! You cant get a better deal for Circulon, even on ebay. The Kirkland set will eventually peel and flake. While I agree that all clad is the absolute best, this Circulon Premier set is going to b the best value for the money. The Elite set on the Circulon site has a bonus feature right now, but the bonus pieces dont make it worth the extra money, and you can always try them and take them back if they aren't right for you although I doubt you will. Good Luck!!!

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                  pelicanscrash RE: kc72 Aug 24, 2009 04:32 PM

                  I bought the Circulon Premier set at Costco as a gift for someone who was initially dubious about non-stick cookware. He loves it. He's been using it for a year and is still raving about it.

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                    dexters RE: kc72 Oct 14, 2009 12:25 PM

                    Wondering if any of you have purchased this set have any feedback on it now that you've been using it?
                    I've been debating b/t this one and the stainless one, also at Costco. I keep coming back to this one because I abhor cleaning the stainless AC pans I have.

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                      ColoradoJohn RE: dexters Nov 12, 2009 02:30 PM

                      With my wife using my nonstick cookware, usually she destroys the frying pans and saucepans within a year. We've had the Costco Premier set for over a year and a half and other than one inexplicably bent saucepan that makes it difficult to put the lid on tightly, they are still in great condition. I don't put them in the dishwasher, so i don't know if the dw would cause any additional wear. I have placed the large saute pan under the broiler many times (NOT the handle, though) and have had no issues. Cleanup is still very easy, the non-stick is still non-sticky and these are still the best non-stick pans I've ever used. They still get a big thumbs up from me, especially if they are $160 again.

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                      Benush26 RE: kc72 Jan 20, 2010 08:59 PM

                      Bought this set because I am eventually moving to inductive cooking and thought it would be interesting to have a non-stick that works with inductive. Much more substantial than i presumed. I'm really getting spoiled by the handles. No more silicone mitts. Clean up is truly easy, even with sticky sauces.
                      We'll see how it holds up, but for $200 it's 1/4the price of SS.

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                        c oliver RE: Benush26 Jan 28, 2010 05:09 PM

                        So are the handles ovenproof? I just bought an induction range today so will be replacing some things especially my nonstick skillets.

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                          Benush26 RE: c oliver Aug 1, 2010 08:11 PM

                          Sorry it has taken such a long time to reply.
                          Yes the handles are fantastic. Skillet in the oven at 450 about 15 minutes and no problems. I do have silicone mitts to handle them initially, but realistically they are cool enough to the touch in a few seconds. Very warm, but not unreasonable.
                          It's been 8 months and I can honestly say that these are the best of both worlds. Work on my portable induction unit and very slippery. Cold chicken dropped into a hot pan and though there is some residue in rinses out after than pan cools.
                          They are thick keep their heat very well. And when I'm lazy, in to the dishwasher, though they do spot so a quick wipe with a damp paper towel to remove the spots.
                          Well worth the money. I don't use metal utensils on them (occasionally a spoon) so I don't know how they'd hold up to that.
                          Again, I am sorry it took such a long time to reply

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                            c oliver RE: Benush26 Aug 1, 2010 08:14 PM

                            No problem. I bought the Circulon set and got a small set for buying the range. I'm super pleased with them and recommend them highly to people.

                      2. Soop RE: kc72 Jan 22, 2010 07:34 AM

                        I got anolon (same company basically) and I'm really really happy with it. Cleans like a dream.

                        1. c oliver RE: kc72 Jan 31, 2010 11:24 AM

                          I looked at these at Costco yesterday and liked them. Saucepans and skillets are the things I'm going to have to replace so I'm glad to see they stuck with the basics here. Usually I don't care for sets but this looks good.

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                            cook2012 RE: kc72 Sep 14, 2012 11:12 AM


                            Did you buy this?. Please share some experience on this cookware. Is this dishwasher safe ? how often do you use them in dishwasher.

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                              kirkadow RE: kc72 Sep 22, 2012 08:30 AM

                              I bought the Anolon Professional at Macy's 10 years ago and it was NOT dishwasher safe (even though I put it in there). It has been great, but after 10 years, showing wear. I bought this set at Costco, especially liking the chocolate color. It is definitely slightly lighter in weight than my other set, but I love the padded handles. The other lids got SO hot. This is only made for Costco, so you can't get matching pieces, which is OK, since I think I will get some enamel in colors for some bigger stock pots, etc!

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