The best cookware set will come with a variety of pots and pans in different sizes, complete with fitted lids. We prefer those with a nonstick coat to help with foods that tend to be more clingy. It also means you can reduce the amount of oil or butter you use while cooking and cut down on fat intake. We’ve collected a list of the best cookware set options for you to consider.
T-fal Ultimate Hard Anodized Nonstick 12-Piece Set (opens in new tab)
Resistant collection with a temperature indicator
The T-fal Ultimate cook set is made from hard-anodized aluminum which retains heat well but also cuts down the risk of scratching the surface while cooking. It resists acid from food better than other sets on the market. The red dot in the center is T-fal's thermospot, which shows you when the pan is evenly heated.
GreenLife Soft Grip Ceramic Cookware 16 Piece Set (opens in new tab)
An eco-friendly option
The GreenLife cookware set is made from a non-stick ceramic, which means it will never give off toxic fumes, or chemicals even when overheated. The handles of each soft and stay cool to the touch and are oven safe up to 350 degrees. Each ceramic piece of this cook set is reinforced with aluminum, which also helps conduct heat evenly. The inside is coated with a nonstick finish, and every piece of this set is dishwasher safe.
BulbHead Red Copper Ceramic Nonstick 10-Piece Set (opens in new tab)
Functional collection perfect for high heat
Ceramic infused with copper provides a nonstick surface that is safe all the way to 500 degrees Fahrenheit so that you can put your stovetop dishes directly into the oven! These are perfect for browning the tops of dishes like macaroni and cheese or roasted veggies, and even look sharp on your dining table.
Amazon Basics 15-Piece Nonstick Set (opens in new tab)
Plenty of essential kitchen tools with a reasonable price tag
If you want to add a few nonstick pieces to your kitchen, but want to keep the price low, Amazon's collection is a great choice. The utensils are included in this set, so you're ready to cook anything on your stovetop right out of the box. The vented lids are also a nice touch to prevent steam burns.
T-fal Professional Nonstick Set, Induction Base (opens in new tab)
Superior performance on induction cooktops
Get the performance of T-fal cookware with the added benefit of being able to use it on an induction cooktop due to a reactive metal base. The thermospot indicator that tells you when your pan is thoroughly heated also works on this version. For a quick meal at breakfast time, the 1 Egg Wonder pan is sure to be a hit.
Cuisinart Chef's Classic NonStick 14-Piece Set (opens in new tab)
Enduring nonstick cookware set
Unlike most nonstick pans, these are safe up to 500 degrees Farenheight in your oven, and the lids can resist up to 350 degrees Farenheight. This will prevent you from reaching for the aluminum foil as often for your baked dishes. When you're ready to serve, the rims are designed to prevent drips when you're pouring out sauces or soups. Less waste and less clean-up, it's a win-win.
Rachael Ray Cucina Hard Anodized Nonstick 12-Piece Set (opens in new tab)
12 sleek pieces with colorful touches
Bring a little Rachael Ray into your home, and cooking, with this cute 12-piece set. Available with blue, orange, or red handles, this set will make a subtle statement on your stovetop. Plus, they're oven safe to 400 degrees Farenheight and look suitable for serving on your table.
Make it match
The T-fal Ultimate Hard Anodized Nonstick c (opens in new tab)ookware set keeps food from sticking as you cook and includes a thermospot so you know when it’s hot and ready. It comes with two frying pans, four pots, including a stockpot, and a couple of cooking utensils. The lids that fit on both the pots and the pans are made from tempered glass so you can check your food without having to take the top off, first.
Though it’s a bit more expensive, the Simply Calphalon Nonstick 10-Piece Set (opens in new tab) can be used in both the oven and on the stovetop making it easier to transfer foods that required both cooking methods. They are safe to use in ovens up to 500 degrees, which is pretty impressive as most other cookware sets, especially nonstick coated ones, can only handle up to 350 degrees.