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Cooks Standard 10 Piece Multi-Ply Clad Cookware Set Reviews

Cooks Standard 10 Piece Multi-Ply Clad Cookware Set Reviews

Usually, quality stainless steel cookware sets cost a lot more than this set; the price is a lot more affordable. If you don't have as much to invest in cookware, you may want to take a second look at this set.

Cooks Standard 10 Piece Multi-Ply Clad Cookware Set Reviews

With its multi-ply construction, more expensive brands similar to this set can go for $1000. This Cooks Standard 10 Piece Multi-Ply Clad Cookware Set is perfect for those who are just starting out as well as those who just want to save money but still get a stainless steel set. This set includes the following:

  • 8 inch and 10 inch open skillets
  • 1.5 and 3 quart saucepans with lids
  • 8 quart stockpot with lid
  • Universal covered steamer insert (fits both 1.5 and 3 quart pans)

Cooks Standard 10 Piece Cookware Set Features:

Multi-ply Construction:

Multi-ply clad metal construction is a combination of 18/10 surgical stainless steel with a multi-element aluminum core that creates a permanent bond of metal.

This causes heat to pass through the entire pan body, from the bottom, and up the side walk, not just at the bottom, for maximum cooking performance.

The makes for not only fast, but also even heat distribution all round. The outside of the cookware is tough and smooth while the inside has a mirror-polished finish for an elegant look.

Aluminum Core:

This cookware features three layers of clad metal for high-quality performance and exceptional cooking results. An inner core of multi-element alloy aluminum is sandwiched between two layers of 18/10 stainless steel, resulting in cookware that heats faster with better heat distribution.

The aluminum core extends from the bottom all the way up the side walls for total coverage. It's the best of both worlds: durable stainless steel for strength combined with the fast, thorough heating of aluminum.

Stay Cool Handles:

The handles on the Cooks Standard Cookware are riveted on for extra durability. In addition, they also provide an open V-shaped design where they connect that allows air to flow, keeping the handles cooler and easier to hold when cooking.

With this air-flow technology, it reduces the risk of burning yourself on hot handles and their riveted design ensures the handles stay in place.


These pots and pans are oven-safe to 500° F; I'm not sure what you'd what to cook at that temperature, but this cookware can take the heat. It's also dishwasher safe as well.

The set includes secure-fitting stainless steel lids that trap in heat and moisture and a steamer insert for added convenience, both working to help you cook more efficiently with delicious results.

Cooking Sources:

This Cooks Standard Cookware is induction ready as well as being suitable for all cooking sources such as gas, electric tops, and ceramic or glass stove-tops.

Another nice detail is the scratch-resistant stainless steel bases which come with a brushed finish. As always when using stainless steel cookware for the first time, you need to be patient learning how to use this cookware.


Consumers have complimented this cookware's appearance, so I thought I should mention it. The cookware boasts brushed stainless steel with rivet air-flow handles which also have loop-handles for hanging up when not in use.

The pots and pans come with matching stainless steel lids that fit tightly, locking in moisture and nutrients. In addition to the way they look, they also have a weighty feel to them which adds to the whole quality feel of the set.


  • Affordably priced
  • Multi-ply construction for durability
  • Aluminum core for quicker and more evenly distributed heat
  • Stay cool handles using air-flow technology
  • Oven safe to 500° F
  • Dishwasher safe
  • Induction ready
  • Suitable for all cooking sources
  • Lifetime limited warranty
  • Looks good and well made


  • Food sticking (This is more of a user problem: preheat and add oil before adding food
  • Discolors after long usage (Most stainless steel does, try using Barkeeper's Friend Cookware Cleaner)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q: Has anyone had trouble with them rusting?

A: No, I haven't had any problem. If you have stains, try Barkeeper's Friend Cookware Cleaner for removing them.

Q: Do the sauce pan lids fit well?

A: Yes! They fit perfectly! I HIGHLY recommend this set!​

Final Verdict

For the money, you can't go wrong buying this Cooks Standard Multi-Ply Clad Stainless Steel 10 Piece Cookware Set. It's perfect for those who don't want to spend a lot of money or that just staling out.

It has plenty of pieces, looks great, and is very well made. There weren't very many negative comments about this set at all; the ones I found were fairly trivial. Overall, this is one of the best sets for the money.

If you would like to send this cookware set as a present, gift-wrapping is available. This Cooks Standard Cookware Set was made in China.