Chef’s Star Cookware Review
Rugged. Durable. Stylish. These are just a few of the words that come to mind with the Chef’s Star Professional Grade Stainless Steel 17-Piece Pots & Pans Set. A beautiful addition to any kitchen, it’s sturdy and substantial feel will leave you overwhelmed and pleasantly surprised, from box to countertop.
Originally listed on Amazon in mid-September 2015, the Chef’s Star 17-Piece Set already ranks #29 in the Kitchen & Dining Category, and it fits the perfect gift idea for any household. This impressive stainless steel fleet of 17 consists of; two saucepans, a casserole pan, a stock pot, two frying pans, a sauté pan, a boiler basket and a steamer basket, all included with their respective vented lids. A spoon, a two-pronged fork and a slotted spatula makes up its accompanying 3-piece kitchen tools. With encapsulated bottoms of impact-bonded aluminum, even and consistent heat distribution is a guarantee. Suitable cooking sources such as; electric, gas, induction, infrared and ceramic cook tops, to name a few, make this a versatile and multi-compatible cookware set.
Standing tall with a depth of 8.6 Quarts and a diameter of 9.5”, the stock pot can be considered the flagship of the Chef’s Star 17-piece set. This versatile, multi-functional stainless steel pot works great for braises and roasts. Standing taller than it is wide, and being heavy and big enough, this stockpot is perfect for preparing big batches of stock.
Rock n’ Casserole
As the stock is simmering, you can get started on your comparatively smaller scale braising with the 4.2 Quart casserole pan included in this cookware set. A relatively broad diameter of 9’’ makes it easy to work with and best contains a stir fry toss for the “not-so-professional chefs”.
Sauté. Sauté. Sauté.
The sauté pan included has a volume of 5.5 Quarts and, with straight sides, allows the stir fry to be easily tossed without exiting the pan. Its large cooking area of 11” is great for deglazing and evenly cooking meats and vegetables. This sauté pan is equipped with a helper handle to ease and assist in its moving when full.
Fry Me A River
Two frying pans, 8” & 9.5” in diameter, are also included in the Chef’s Star set. These pans are tough, durable and ideal for just what they were designed to do.
The perfect hybrid of a saucepan and frying pan, if you choose, can be found in the two saucepans of the Chef’s Star 17-piece cookware set. With 6” & 7” diameters and 1.6 & 2.5 Quarts respectively, these saucepans are ideal for your sautés, stir fry and of course, sauce making. To top it off, a rounded lip design makes for easy pouring.
Boiler & Steamer Basket.
For perfectly steamed vegetables and al dente pasta, the 9.5” boiler basket and 9.5” steamer basket are the ideal tools for the job. These multi-purpose two can be kept busy blanching vegetables, rinsing pasta or even draining fried foods.
…And Then There Were 3
As if the major assets in the fleet weren’t enough, to top it off, Chef’s Star has included a humble 3-piece kitchen tool set. A faithful spoon is needed in every kitchen, but in this case, when paired with a two-pronged fork and slotted spatula, it’s easy for one to feel spoilt.
The 18/8 commercial grade stainless steel design of the Chef’s Star 17-piece set means it is guaranteed to last throughout the years. Its impact-bonded aluminum bottom ensures predictable and even heat distribution for consistent results every single time. Each piece has riveted, anti-slip, comfort designed handles, that stay cool to the touch during and after cooking, and is suitable for all cooking sources. It is all oven-safe to 550 degrees Fahrenheit.
The set is dishwasher-safe, so clean up after delicious meals can be made easy. The pieces are brushed stainless on the outside and leave no signs of smudging or fingerprints and they’re even freezer-safe for food storage.
The Chef’s Star Professional Grade Stainless Steel 17-Piece Pots & Pans Set is an excellent investment for any kitchen, whether personal or commercial. With a little olive oil, the absence of non-stick surfaces can easily be outweighed by its sturdy construction, yet polished look. It is with little doubt that the Chef’s Star 17-piece set will continue to climb the ranks in the kitchen cookware market.