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Looking to buy new Cuisinart cookware - Anybody know about "French Classic"?

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nezzie Feb 29, 2012 01:24 PM

The top selling Cuisinart seems to be the Multi-Clad Pro (not to be confused with the All-Clad brand)
But like everything else, it is made in China....until I found French Classic by Cuisinart which is made in France but hard to find. Does anybody know about it? Seen it? Used it? (Giving up my All-Clad because the handles are uncomfortable) THANKS.

  1. dcrb Feb 29, 2012 05:59 PM

    Here is a link to a question I posted some time ago. Towards the end are some hands on comments. Hope it helps.

    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/815256

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      nezzie Feb 29, 2012 06:10 PM

      This was most helpful! Thanks. I'm sure the Multi-Pro would be just fine and dandy (I'm not a pro!)
      but my new thing is to try NOT to buy stuff made in China and the French Classic is actually made in France! I will go to Bloomies as I think they carry it and just pick it up and feel it. Again, my thanks for the links.

      1. re: nezzie
        dcrb Feb 29, 2012 07:08 PM

        You are welcome.

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      Nutmegger1 Jun 5, 2012 05:11 PM

      Hopefully this link works:

      http://www.amazon.com/Cuisinart-FCT33...

      The web page contains a detailed and thoughtful comparison of French Classic & MultiClad Pro in an Amazon review. I bought an FCT 2.5 qt saucepan because I didn't like the shape (too tall & narrow) of the All-Clad 2 qt. It compares so favorably with my All-Clad that when I recently found an FCT 8 qt stockpot at Home Goods for $70, I bought it. I also bought a companion pasta insert although I'm guessing that the insert is made in China--at least it didn't say France on it like the other pieces in this line.

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