Costco (Kirkland) Tri-clad Stainless Cookware
Following a long comparison we finally decided to try the CostCo brand (Kirkland) 12 piece Tri-Ply Clad 18/10 Stainless Steel Cookware set.
This cookware is created by permanently bonding a layer of pure aluminum between two layers of 18/10 stainless steel. The aluminum core extends throughout the bottom and up the sides of the pans allowing even and efficient transfer of heat. These are Italian made and are of extremely fine quality with flared edges for easy pouring. They are safe for baking (up to 550 degrees F (280 degrees C) and are ANSI/NSF Standard 2 compliant.
This set only cost us $199.00 plus tax and includes:
2 Qt. Saucepan with lid
3 Qt. Saucepan with Steamer insert and lid
8 Qt. Stockpot with lid
5.5 Qt. Saute Pan with lid
3.0 Qt. Saucier with lid
The only negative thing we have noticed is that one must immediately dry the pans when finished washing (no drip dry)or the polished mirrorlike surface will spot - it is not permanent but is just annoying.
We have had the set for about 3 months now and have been very pleased with our purchase.