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Chef's Secret 16pc 7-Ply Surgical Stainless Steel Cookware Set Review

Updated on May 16, 2013

Stainless steel cookware has always been a favorite choice in the kitchen for me. I find myself cooking more and more with stainless steel. Whether its for big meals around the holidays or small meals for our evening dinners, its always been one of my favorite types of cookware. A particular set that piqued my interest is the 16 piece 7-ply surgical stainless steel cookware set from Chef's. This set provides great features, and is an affordable choice for those who are looking for their first stainless steel set.

What does the set include?

The 16 piece set includes one 1.6qt saucepan with lid cover, one 2.2qt casserole pot with lid cover, one 3qt casserole pot with lid cover, one 6qt casserole pot with lid cover, an 8 inch universal steamer, a large fry pan with lid cover, an 8 inch mixing bowl with lid cover. For an added bonus Chef’s has included two hot pads with silicone trivets, and one suction knob tool with the set.

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Mirror finish- saying this set shines is an understatement. This set cooks as well as it looks! Purchase a pot and pan rack and enjoy the looks of this set as it's a great center piece for any kitchen.

Thermo control nobs- with this feature you won't have to worry about under cooking or over cooking your food. The thermo nob on each lid cover helps monitor temperature and can save on cooking time.

Longevity- stainless steel can last a lifetime if you clean and maintain proper care after cooking. If your one that's hard on your cookware, don't worry, this set has a lifetime warranty!

Heat resistent handles- safety in the kitchen should always be a priority. This set has heat resistant handles so you don't have to worry about burning yourself or others. The handle is designed to keep the heat from traveling from cooking surface, making it convenient to move pot or pans without having to use a potholder.


Riveted handles- the riveted handles can make it difficult to clean, and food can build up around rivets if not cleaned properly.

Cooking time- With most stainless steel cookware sets the cooking time may take longer then other cookware products. This can be a burden for some cooking enthusiasts.

Cost- If your on a budget this set may not be for you, some stainless steel sets can cost a pretty penny. Expect to pay more for stainless steel due to the material, appearance, and overall quality of the cookware. Keep in mind you get what you pay for, it's an investment that can last the cooks lifetime.

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I recommend this set for those who are looking for their first set of stainless steel cookware. Other, less expensive alternatives that you can look for are aluminum, copper, cast iron, or nonstick cookware to name a few. When shopping around make sure the cooking set you choose fits your needs. I hope the information I provided was helpful in your search for that perfect cooking set. Be creative, try something new, and enjoy cooking again!


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    • CookwareBliss profile image

      CookwareBliss 5 years ago from Winneconne, WI

      Thanks nance clark for your comment and advise, happy cooking and hubbing :)

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      nanc Clark 5 years ago

      I have really enjoyed my cookware. However I bought the non stick fry pan and it is a piece of junk. I used it twice before it started to react like cheep dime store pieces. Don't buy it.

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      Stacy Harris 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca

      Ha ha - don't even get me started on tupperware ;) That is a whole different frustration! They should only be allowed to sell containers where the lids stay attached! Ha ha

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      CookwareBliss 5 years ago from Winneconne, WI

      barbergirl28- this happens to my tupperware...its frustrating when I can't find a lid :) Thanks for the comment!

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      Stacy Harris 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca

      I need new cookware... for some reason when we moved to California all my lids got lost. Now talk about frustrating!