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The 10 Best Cookware Sets to Purchase in 2022

Whether you’re a seasoned chef or you want to utilize your kitchen even further, these cookware sets are *chef’s kiss* right up your alley. When purchasing new cookware, there are many pros when getting a full set. If you’re starting from scratch, you don’t need to think about what you need to round out your collection as most sets come with a variety of sized pots and pans to cook a wide range of meals.

Our Place tamales.
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Also, unlike your drawer of multi-brand kitchen gadgets, when you get a cookware set, all of your pots and pans are made with the same technology and materials so you’ll know how long it takes to heat them up and how sensitive your cookware is to temperature changes. And of course, it looks clean to have everything looking the same when it’s out on the stovetop.

From sets that include the best nonstick frying pans to cookware sets that will last you forever, there are tons of options out there that will best fit your cooking needs. Once you choose a cookware set to buy, you can also add in a separate roasting pan.

Best Stainless Steel Cookware Set: KitchenAid 3-Ply Base Stainless Steel 11-Piece Cookware Set

KitchenAid 3-Ply Base Stainless Steel 11-Piece Cookware Set.
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Get all the basics, and more. If you want to look like a chef and cook like a chef, try a stainless steel cookware set. This KitchenAid 3-Ply Base Stainless Steel 11-Piece cookware set is designed with an extra thick layer of heat-conducting aluminum to eliminate hot spots by distributing heat evenly from edge to edge. Tempered glass lids lock in heat to bring the most out of every ingredient. It is oven safe to 500 degrees F without lids, 350 degrees with lids. The set includes a 1.5-quart straining saucepan with lid, a 3-quart straining saucepan with lid, a 6-quart stockpot with lid, 3-quart sauté pan, an 8-inch frying pan, 11-inch frying pan with lid, and a 3.75-quart steamer insert (fits 6-quart stockpot). The saucepan lids feature built-in strainers to strain liquids without the need for a colander, and measuring is made incredibly easy with this set as each pot and pan has etched measuring marks. The pots and pans are crafted from heavy-duty stainless steel and are tough enough to stand up to everyday use and experimentation in the kitchen. These are quality products that you can rely on; they deliver every time.

Best Pans To Replace Your Cookware Set: Our Place Home Cook Duo

Our Place Cookware Bundle.
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To begin, Our Place has wonderful packaging and excellent presentation. Our Place’s cookware was designed to replace your multi-piece set. It may be hard to believe that one pan and one pot can really replace all of the cookware in your pantry, but Our Place truly does it all. The pan itself is deep enough to boil pasta, comes with a steamer basket that nestles nicely in the pan and a spatula with a built-in handle rest. And when they say non-stick, they aren’t playing around. You can drop an egg in the pan and swirl it around without any oil or butter. The Perfect Pot comes with a custom roasting rack that also doubles as a steamer, a multifunctional lid that also strains and pours. The Always Pan and Perfect Pot use a PTFE and PFAS free coating that is tested to be safe and creates a non-stick barrier that makes cooking and cleaning a breeze. Not to mention it’s extremely attractive, lightweight, and comes in a range of beautiful muted colors.

Best Enameled Cast Iron Cookware Set: Kana Milo 3-Piece Cast Iron Cookware Set

Kana cast iron cookware.
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With all of the same perks of cast iron like durability and even cooking, one of the best parts is that enameled cast iron comes in a variety of cool colors and is usually dishwasher safe, opposed to regular old cast iron which you have to wash by hand. The Milo 3-piece cookware set comes with a 5.5-quart enameled Dutch oven, a 5.5-quart lid (fits the 5.5-quart enameled Dutch oven and skillet), and a 10-inch enameled skillet. Kana’s design was influenced by the rich history of cast iron cookware from eastern and western cultures around the world, specifically 17th-century Nambu ironware from Japan and 19th-century American cookware. By combining Eastern and Western design aesthetics, Kana cookware celebrates the relationship between durable materials, minimal forms, and functions that anyone can rely on. Kana cookware is made from 40% recycled cast iron that would have gone to a landfill. Kana also offers a lifetime warranty on our cast iron cookware. That means if it becomes unusable due to normal use, they’ll replace it, free of charge.

Best Nonstick Cookware Set: Calphalon 15-Piece Set

Calphalon 15-Piece Set.
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If you ever find yourself ruining non-stick pans with the wrong utensils, fear no more. This features not one, but three nonstick layers which create a durable, longer-lasting nonstick surface that is also metal-utensil-safe. It’s made from hard-anodized aluminum, so this durable set is made to resist corrosion, warping, and is also oven safe up to 450 degrees F. Not only is this set great to cook with, but this cookware set nests together in any order, which will help you to save space in your cabinets. Plus, they’re dishwasher safe which will save you tons of time and counter space on hand washing and drying.

Best Budget Cookware: T-Fal All-in-One 12-Piece Set

T-Fal All-in-One 12-Piece Set.
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This T-Fal set has literally everything you need to cook at home. It includes the essential pots and pans and even comes with three utensils. Made from hard-anodized aluminum, these pans retain perfect heat and have a strong protective layer. For those who put their food in the pan before it is heated properly, these pans solve all your problems. There is a thermal spot ring indicator in the middle of the pans that turns solid red to indicate when pans are perfectly preheated and ready for ingredients to be added. If you’ve ever tried for a perfect sear, you know this is key in maintaining flavor and cooking food evenly. Also, you can’t beat the price!

Best Nonstick Cookware for Even Heating: GreenPan Chatham Ceramic Set

GreenPan Chatham Ceramic Set.
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If you’re looking for a clean cookware set that heats up and cools down quickly, we’ve found your dream set. GreenPans are non-toxic, easy to clean, and easy to use pots and pans. Free of PFAS, PFOA, lead, and cadmium, GreenPans are free of harmful fumes at any temperature. The 10-piece set of pots and pans also comes with glass lids which helps you keep an eye on your food.

Best Ceramic Nonstick Cookware: Caraway Cookware Set

Caraway Cookware Set.
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Feel good about what you’re cooking with and do it in style. These ceramic-coated aluminum pans promise impressive nonstick capabilities and they deliver. The pans retain heat well, provide nonstick coating without any chemicals, and look good on your stovetop. Not only do you get a 10.5-inch fry pan, a 4.5-quart sauté pan with a lid, a 3-quart saucepan with a lid, and a 6.5-inch Dutch oven with a lid, you also receive magnetic pan racks that perfectly hold each pot in an upright, sideways position and a canvas lid holder that you can hang on the inside of your cabinet door. Hello, organization!

Best Cast Iron Cookware Set: Lodge Blacklock Triple Seasoned Cast Iron 3-Piece Skillet Set

Lodge Blacklock Triple Seasoned Cast Iron 3-Piece Skillet Set.
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If you’ve never cooked with cast iron before, you’re in for a real treat. While they require a little more TLC than your typical cookware, they get better with age and heat evenly to produce optimal flavor and even cooking in your food. With typical cast iron, you need to put a little work in to season them before using, but this set comes pre-seasoned so you can use them right out of the box. The best part about cast iron is that as you cook, the flavors continue to season the pan, making each dish you make better and better as time goes on. Cast iron is extremely durable, so you can use this cookware set on the stove, in the oven, under the broiler, on the grill, and even over a campfire. Be careful when it comes to cleaning them, though; they’re hand wash only and should never come in contact with soap. All you need for cleanup is hot water and the scrub brush provided.

Best Splurge-Worthy Cookware Set: All-Clad Stainless-Steel 10-Piece Cookware Set

All-Clad Stainless-Steel 10-Piece Cookware Set.
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All-Clad is most definitely a splurge item for your kitchen, but if you love to cook, it’s well worth it. It cooks evenly, cleans easily, and is made to last for years. What’s great about this cookware set is that it is safe to use with any utensils, they’re oven safe up to 600 degrees F, and they are dishwasher safe. This set includes all the essential pots and pans that get used regularly and is perfect for a variety of cooking techniques. If you bring a date home to cook for, they’ll instantly know they’re getting a fabulous meal.

Best Cookware With Lifetime Warranty: Cuisinart Hard-Anodized 11-Piece Set

Cuisinart Hard-Anodized 11-Piece Set.

Even if pans claim to be non-stick, chip-resistant, or durable, if you’re someone who uses their cookware every day, you’re bound to eventually run into some kind of issue. Most cookware sets have a warranty period, but this Cuisinart set comes with a lifetime warranty, so you never have to buy new cookware ever again. This set is non-stick, metal utensil safe, dishwasher safe, and looks like a professional set of cookware, without the high price tag.

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