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Oct 7, 2011 04:38 PM

Calphalon Tri Ply vs Cuisinart MultiClad Pro

I am also remodeling and switching to induction. I want to purchase a quality long lasting versatile set of cookware but I do not want to spend the money on All Clad or the more expensive lines noted in the other posting. I have narrowed my choice down to one of these two SS sets. I am looking for good performance and durability (I hate when handles weaken over time...) The difference in price of Calphalon and Cuisinart is not the issue. I would classify myself as a very good cook to excellent cook (not expert or gourmet).

I see comparisons of each to All Clad, but not to each other. Any thoughts. Thank you for any insight.

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  1. To be honest, I think these two are on the same par in term of quality. So looks for the details and see which better fits you.

    1. I've always thought it's better to buy individual pieces from a variety of manufacturers than to buy any set of any brand. Here's an example of what I have:

      One Le Creuset ductch oven
      One All-Clad Copper Core Dutch oven
      Two Calphalon saucepans
      One basic cast iron skillet, 10"
      One All-Clad stainless skillet, 12"
      One Calphalon non-stick skillet, 12"

      and more. I used a variety of place to get recommendations, such as here, Cook's Illustrated on line, Consumer Reports, friends, family, and so forth. I figure the CI subscription was worth its weight in gold because it saved me the kind of mistakes I was making when I made "blind" purchases.

      I don't have experience with Cuisinart's cookware, so can't help you there. I like Calphalon a lot, except for the Simply Calphalon non-stick. It's just awful, and I stay away from that line altogether. Other lines of Calphalon have been no problem for me.

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      1. re: hopeh

        Thank you. I do plan on keeping the cast iron I have. I have a classic 10" and 12 " skillet, a dutch oven and a griddle. I love them all. The dutch oven was my husbands grandmothers and it is great. However, for my everyday cooking I like a lighter weight fare. I imagine I will still use the skillets frequently. I had been afraid they might scratch the surface of the cooktop, but then I just read, that I could place a cloth or paper on the surface to protect it while cooking. Very cool.

      2. I don't see how you can consider a set with glass lids to be durable. I would prefer the Multiclad. A while ago they had the Le Creuset tri-ply stainless at good prices as they changed the design a bit. It was a nice set and good quality. You can read loads of reviews on both sets on

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        1. re: blondelle

          good thought. Although I could replace them. Hopefully they wouldn't break frequently.???

          1. re: cookinmum

            I don't know if it makes a difference to you but the Calphalon tri-ply is not induction ready (unless it's changed since I bought the everyday pan) and Cuisinart is induction ready. Agree with blondelle on the glass lids - that's a detracting factor for me in the Calphalon.

            1. re: knet

              It got changed. Now the Calphalon triply line is induction capable:

              " Dishwasher safe
              Induction capable
              Oven & broiler safe
              Stay-cool handles"


              "..For use on gas, electric, halogen, ceramic and induction stove tops, and oven and broiler safe. "


              1. re: knet

                Calphalon tri-ply is now induction capable. Turn the piece over. If it is induction capable it will have a symbol on the bottom. Mine do, but some stores may have old inventory.