Originally Posted by Laurel
I'm about ready to try to return my $100 SS pan to cuisinart. It warps when it gets hot (the bottom becomes convex) which is a NIGHTMARE on my ceramic cooktop. Plus things stick to it more than cast iron. I should have spent the extra $40 and bought the AllClad and I'm killing myself over it because it's a crappy pan.
Do return it, warping on the stovetop is unacceptable.
What line of Cuisinart and what size is your pan? I'm curious because I just ordered, sight unseen from Amazon, a Cuisinart saucepan for my sister who is beginning to learn to cook. I think the one I ordered was a 1.5 qt "Multi-Clad Pro" saucepan.
In case it helps while you shop for a replacement for this pan, I have AllClad and Calphalon TriPly; the Calphalon is significantly cheaper (especially if you get one of their 'try me' sizes such as the 2.5 qt shallow saucepan) and performs nearly as well. I've never experienced warping with either brand. Be aware though, that any SS pan will tend to stick more than cast iron.