I recently purchased a 1 quart Professional Series Cuisinart saucepan. The box reads 'Premium' stainless steel. I wrote Cuisinart and asked what that meant, 18/8, 18/10? And got the strangest answers. I'll list below. Has anyone heard of 100% stainless with no chromium or nickle? Can I write WTF here :)
Thank you for your inquiry. If the pans are not stamped 18/10 then they are not 18/10 they would be 100% Stainless Steel which is also called Premium Stainless Steel. This means that neither performance, quality, nor appearance would be compromised in anyway. I hope this helps clears everything up for you."
I wrote back asking for more info and:
Thank you for your inquiry. It is 100% stainless steel. There is no chromium or nickel in them. Our cookware has been manufactured this way since 2010."
I thought stainless steel had to have chromium in it... D'Ohhh! I wrote back again and said I was perplexed LOL. Any ideas on what they were talking about?