Cuisinart 622-30G Chef's Classic Nonstick Hard-Anodized 12-Inch Skillet with Glass Cover
- Hard anodized is harder than stainless steel and is dense, nonporous and highly wear-resistant for extra durability and professional performance
- Quantanium nonstick interior is reinforced with titanium and provides lasting food release, healthily nonfat cooking option, and easy clean up
- Cool grip handles are solid stainless steel riveted stick handles that stay cool on the stove top and provide a safe a solid grip
- Oven safe to 500 degrees F, with tapered drip free rim
- Limited lifetime warranty
Inspired by the French kitchens, Cuisinart began making professional cookware over 30 years ago. Constructed of the finest materials available to perfectly perform all of the classic cooking techniques, Cuisinart continues its commitment to superior quality and innovation. Cuisinart Chef's Classic Non-Stick Hard Anodized skillets have sloped sides and wide flat bottoms for frying, sautéing, or browning. An extremely durable exterior with a smooth, hard anodized finish creates a look of professional elegance to complement any kitchen. Designed from the inside out for today's healthy lifestyles, this collection is constructed with 100% aluminum-free Quantanium nonstick cooking surface reinforced with titanium.
In every way this is superior to any pan I have owned. I highly recommend it.
More important is its weight. This is a very heavy pan when empty and without the lid. With food in it and the lid on it became very challenging for me to move from the stove or to lift from the oven. It really does need a small grab handle on the opposite end to make it easier to use two hands to lift it.
That said, the skillet does stay level on the stove top and cooks to perfection if you read the instructions that caution you not to use a high heat setting. It would be a 5-star for me if it were not for the cumbersome issue of handling it.
I am glad that at least I got the sale price on this skillet. Had I paid $100 I would be very unhappy. I used it once so cannot return it and am disappointed that it just won't work for me. A friend also ordered this skillet and promptly passed it on to someone else because she too could not manage the weight of it.
January 26, 2014
I'm adding an addendum to my previous review and giving it an extra star. I've actually used this skillet several more times now and although the weight of it and the long handle are still issues I have to say the cooking results are superior and make up for things I don't like about it. There are no "hot spots" where food in some areas overcook while those in other areas don't. I've not used any cooking oil at all and the skillet is a dream to clean up. I've found some storage space for it in the drawer under the oven where we keep cookie sheets. We'll be keeping the skillet but still do caution others about the weight and the super long handle. I definitely could not manage it in the oven but am glad I took the time to test it further before sending it into the "Donate" bin.