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I love it! I have an old Cuisinart (white inside) that's gotten scratched. I make scrambled cheesy eggs daily & the old pan was hard to clean. This model is great; the only part a bit fiddly to clean are the rivets. It doesn't tip when empty, unlike my old one, & is noticeably heavier. Even heat distribution I've learned how to take care: no hi heat, don't clean til cool, no metal & when new: wash/dry, rub on oil & heat on medium 2-3 minutes.
This pan is a great workhorse, used virtually every day for breakfast, and sometimes lunch. It heats quickly and evenly on our electric cooktop, has excellent balance, NEVER sticks to ANYTHING, and wipes clean with a paper towel. Love the gently flared sides that allow a spatula to get under the omelets, sautés or grilled cheeses with ease. We have its 12" big brother and use it for almost anything needed for larger meals. Pretty tough coating, too - hard to scratch it unless you use metal utensils.
We purchased several sizes of Cuisinart Chef's Classic Nonstick skillet pans. They all work very well, easy to clean, cook evenly and seem to hold up to use well. I will follow up on this review after we have used the skillets to see if the durability is really 5 stars. We would recommend these skillets.
There are no cons to this huge, fabulously deep sauté pan. I cant believe how much it holds. It even has the amount in cups and litres on the inside of the pan. It's so easy to clean and it will go into the oven without a lid up to 500°F. and with a lid up to 350°F. They recommend wooden or silicon tools, metal tools are well tolerated. Just don't use a habd mixer, whisk, or knife on it. I love the two handles which makes a heavy filled pot easy to transfer. I'm buying my son and daughter one for Christmas! What a good deal!
I am not a scientist, but the non-stick coating of this line of pans from Cuisinart is superior to any we have owned. AND the pans can be used with metal utensils. That's not to say you can't do intentional damage to it if your are over-zealous, but no other pan that I know of offers this bonus. Also the curvature is perfect for working with eggs then sliding them out of the pan and onto the plate.
Our first one of these lasted forever (15+ years?). So now we have two 8-inchers that we interchange and use daily. Also you also don't really have to wash them; a double cleaning with paper towels does the trick.
This is the third Cuisinart hard anodized cookware I've purchased. Thoroughly pleased with the ease of cleaning and easy food release from the non-stick surface. The stay cool handle and balance of these pieces make these real winners for me. I intend to purchase a larger saucepot from Cuisinart.
I initially bought a 2 qt .stainless steel pot of another brand. The shape was what I was looking for, but the handle heated up terrible. It also was difficult to balance and would turn in my hand. I'll be replacing it with a Cuisinart pot.
The thing about non-stick pans is they have a limited lifetime, and you need to understand that you will not find one that will last for years. This is true even if you treat them as directed. If you do not, they will only last a few months.
That said, these work for me for almost a year then I get tired of them not being completely non-stick and just order another one.
I have tried 3 or 4 different manufactures and these are the best I have found.
Cuisinart used to be a solid brand. However, they have gone down hill tremendously. This pan is the perfect size for eggs and first time using it, things turned out horribly. Eggs got stuck to the bottom, sides, and required a soaking to get clean. Now, even using a vegetable spray barely makes it "non-stick". So, buyer beware, it's built well as in you could knock someone on the head if they broke into your house, but be prepared to clean with difficulty.