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Cookware Sets Buying Guide

Buying cookware as a set is the easiest and most economical way to stock your kitchen with the essential pots and pans. Sets range from basic to elaborate, so before buying, think about your cooking style and the price you want to pay.

Types of Cookware Sets

Types of Cookware Sets

Cookware sets start at the basic level, with just a few pieces geared for the beginner cook or someone who is just starting to stock a kitchen. Larger sets include pieces that appeal to the more seasoned cook. Equivalent-size sets have similar pieces, so it’s the quality of the cookware that determines the price within each category. Think about your cooking style and aspirations in the kitchen before making a purchase. Keep in mind that pans and lids can be cumbersome, so also consider your available storage space in cupboards or drawers.

Basic

5- to 7-piece sets typically include essentials: small saucepan with lid, slope-sided skillet, straight-sided skillet (sauté pan) with lid, and stockpot with lid.

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Le Creuset
$830.00 $599.95

Cookware Sets: Le Creuset Toughened Non-Stick 10-Piece Cookware Set - Representing the industry's only premium-branded, hot-forged... and hard-anodized nonstick cookware, these durable, warp-free vessels are clad in a highly engineered nonstick finish on both the interior and exterior. Twice as tough as stainless steel and safe for dishwashing and metal utensils, pans are outfitted with hollow, stay-cool cast handles, creating a beautiful silhouette. This cookware absorbs, distributes and transfers heat quickly and efficiently, offering excellent performance on any read more

11500
$98.74

Have a Cookout with This Stylish Nonstick Porcelain Set 10 pc from Rachael Ray Exciting, practical, and all-inclusive, this Rachae...l Ray 10 piece porcelain enamel non-stick covers all the bases for stovetop cooking. The set contains all the pieces you really use for your everyday cooking from saucepans for whisking a homemade sauce to a big stockpot for soups and more and skillets for crepes and grilled sandwiches. There's also a saut pan with wide, deep sides that works like a skillet but offers extra capacity, perfect for one dish meals. Constructed in durable aluminum, the pots and pans in this nonstick porcelain set 10 pc resist dents and corrosion while conducting heat efficiently. Porcelain enamel coats the exteriors for even heat distribution, reducing hot spots, and nonstick interiors ensure hassle-free cooking and cleaning. Aluminum handles are riveted for easy and secure handling while silicone rubber covers all cookware handles for a soft and ergonomically friendly grip. The cookware sustains oven temperatures up to 350 degrees F and is dishwasher- safe for your added convenience. Recreate Rachel Ray€™s recipes with ease. read more

Cuisinart
$299.00

The kitchens of France were the inspiration behind the elegant Cuisinart MultiClad Pro Stainless Cookware collection. Cuisinart ha...s included everything you need in this spectacular 12-piece set to perfectly perform all the basic cooking tasks, large or small. From reheating a single portion of soup to preparing appetizers, entrees and side dishes for the entire family, you'll find every tool you need in this deluxe set. Color: Stainless. read more

All-Clad
$525.00 $349.95

Cookware Sets: All-Clad Stainless 5-Piece Starter Cookware Set - Put the cookware that's found in many four-star kitchens to work ...for you. Professional-grade, triple-ply pans from All-Cladr are made with an extra-thick, pure aluminum core that extends from the bottom all the way up the sides for superior heat performance. Bonded to the aluminum core is a hand-polished stainless interior that won't react with food and a magnetic stainless exterior polished to a high shine. Tight-fitting stainless lids lock in heat, moisture and flavor, adding steaming, read more

All-Clad
$695.00 $449.99

Cookware Sets: All-Clad d5 5-Piece Cookware Set - Crafted with 5 distinct bonded layers, the d5 line from All-Clad offers maximum ...efficiency through modern technology in a perfect harmony of cooking performance-and it's dishwasher safe. A patented, 3-layer aluminum and steel core propels heat sideways, eliminating hot spots and driving through the entire pan, not just the base. This heat and the non-reactive, neutral stainless steel interior create the optimal cooking surface that will not impart flavors and odors to foods. The magnetic read more

SIMPLEMENTE DELICIOSO
$100.00 $59.99

Create delicious meals easily with this nonstick cookware set. The nonstick interior lets you cook with little to no added fat or ...oil and cleans up easily. aluminum provides excellent heat conduction nonstick interior is ideal for low-fat cooking vibrant shades with tonal speckle design add a bright pop of color to your kitchen 7-piece set includes: 1-quart saucepan with lid 2-quart saucepan with lid 4-quart Dutch oven with lid 8.65" fry pan Aluminum. Hand wash. Imported. read more

Farberware
$175.00 $99.99

Add refreshing color to the kitchen with the Farberware nonstick 12-piece cookware set. This high-performance aluminum cookware bo...asts bright speckled porcelain enamel exteriors that add a warm, table-ready touch. Durable nonstick interiors deliver excellent food release and easy cleanup. shatter-resistant glass lids seal in heat and moisture while cooking is monitored comfortable rubberized handles match the pans' colors nonstick pots and pans hang for convenient storage oven safe to 350F 12-piece set includes: 1-quart saucepan with lid 1-quart saucepan with lid 3-quart saut pan 5-quart Dutch oven with lid 7¾" skillet 9¼" skillet 3 nylon kitchen tools Aluminum with glass lids; nylon tools. Hand wash. Imported. read more

Farberware
$175.00 $99.99

Add refreshing color to the kitchen with the Farberware nonstick 12-piece cookware set. This high-performance aluminum cookware bo...asts bright speckled porcelain enamel exteriors that add a warm, table-ready touch. Durable nonstick interiors deliver excellent food release and easy cleanup. shatter-resistant glass lids seal in heat and moisture while cooking is monitored comfortable rubberized handles match the pans' colors nonstick pots and pans hang for convenient storage oven safe to 350F 12-piece set includes: 1-quart saucepan with lid 1-quart saucepan with lid 3-quart saut pan 5-quart Dutch oven with lid 7¾" skillet 9¼" skillet 3 nylon kitchen tools Aluminum with glass lids; nylon tools. Hand wash. Imported. read more

BIALETTI
$225.00 $129.99

Featuring a nonstick ceramic finsh and heavy-gauge aluminum construction, this eight-piece cookware set is sure to be the main att...raction for preparing all your meals. thermal conductivity guarantees optimum heat distribution stay-cool ergonomic soft-touch handles stain resistant and easy to clean 8-piece set includes: 2-quart saucepan with lid 2½-quart saucepan with lid 5-quart saucepan with lid 8" saut pan 10¼" saut pan Aluminum/ceramic. Hand wash. Imported. read more

SIMPLEMENTE DELICIOSO
$135.00 $79.99

Sure to be the main attraction for preparing all your delicious meals, this colorful cookware set enhances your collection of kitc...hen essentials. sturdy stainless steel construction bright, colorful design 8-piece set includes: 1.5-quart covered saucepan 2.2-quart covered saucepan 3-quart covered saut pan 6-quart covered dutch oven Stainless steel. Hand wash. Imported. read more

T-Fal
$150.00 $89.99

Treat yourself to a new nonstick cookware set and get ready for a great experience in the kitchen. aluminum base provides rapid an...d easy heat-up and even cooking unique Thermo-Spot" heat indicator shows when the fry pans are perfectly preheated to seal in the flavor of your food Expert" nonstick interior patterned with a difference you can see nonstick exterior for fast and easy cleanup. deep shape of the large fry pan allows for different cooking techniques as well as minimizing splattering glass lids let you keep an eye on what's cooking color-matched handles are double riveted for durability and have holes for hanging oven safe to 350F 14-piece set includes: 1-quart saucepan with lid 2-quart saucepan with lid 5-quart Dutch oven with lid One Egg Wonder pan 8" fry pan 10¼" fry pan with lid 4 measuring spoons Aluminum with glass lids. Dishwasher safe. Imported. read more

Rachael Ray
$300.00 $169.99

This 10-piece hard-anodized cookware set includes all the pans you need to equip your kitchen with the most versatile basics. hard...-anodized aluminum for durability and even-heating nonstick finish for easy cleanup comfortable, easy-grip handles are oven-safe up to 400F tempered glass lid lets you watch food cook without removing it to keep heat and moisture locked in 10-piece set includes: 1-quart saucepan with lid 2-quart saucepan with lid 6-quart stock pot with lid 3-quart saut pan with lid 8½" open skillet 10" open skillet Aluminum/silicone. Hand wash. Imported. read more

Basic plus

8- to 10-piece sets include the essentials (the basic set) plus a medium and/or large saucepan with lids and sometimes another slope-sided skillet of a different size.

Pro

12-plus-piece sets have small, medium, and large saucepans with lids; small and large stockpots with lids; small and large slope-sided skillets; a straight-sided skillet (sauté pan) with lid; and more. Some sets include accessories like large spoons, both regular and slotted.

Purchase Considerations

Purchase Considerations

Cookware is a major investment, so take the time to research your options and be satisfied with your purchase. Because cookware is not something you’ll replace often, think about the style that best suits your cooking needs: Consider the type of metal and its heating capabilities, the inside finish (nonstick or not), the weight of the pans, the style of the lids, the shape of the handles, and more. Also know that in most cases, when comparing set to set and piece to piece, the better the quality, the higher the price. Set your budget and stick with it. You can always add individual pieces as the need arises.

Metal types

Sets are available in stainless steel, hard-anodized aluminum, copper, and other metals. The type of metal determines the weight of the pans and also is reflected in the price.

Heat

Some metals conduct heat better than others. Copper is an efficient conductor; stainless steel, not so much. That’s why you will often find cookware with an exterior of one metal and a core of another. With these you get the best of both -- a pan that is durable and easy to care for, but offers great heating qualities, too.

Nonstick

Nonstick coating reduces food sticking to the pan while cooking and also makes cleanup easy. However, nonstick coatings aren’t suited for some tasks, such as making certain candies. If you opt for a nonstick cookware set, you can add individual pieces that do not include the nonstick coating.

Cleanability

Many types of cookware require no special cleaning processes and still look good for years, while others, like copper, require special cleaning and polishing.

Price

When purchasing cookware, buy the best you can afford. That’s a good rule of thumb for something that will get used on such a regular basis if you want it to meet your expectations in terms of cooking, browning, sautéing, etc.

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Le Creuset
$830.00 $599.95

Cookware Sets: Le Creuset Toughened Non-Stick 10-Piece Cookware Set - Representing the industry's only premium-branded, hot-forged... and hard-anodized nonstick cookware, these durable, warp-free vessels are clad in a highly engineered nonstick finish on both the interior and exterior. Twice as tough as stainless steel and safe for dishwashing and metal utensils, pans are outfitted with hollow, stay-cool cast handles, creating a beautiful silhouette. This cookware absorbs, distributes and transfers heat quickly and efficiently, offering excellent performance on any read more

All-Clad
$525.00 $349.95

Cookware Sets: All-Clad Stainless 5-Piece Starter Cookware Set - Put the cookware that's found in many four-star kitchens to work ...for you. Professional-grade, triple-ply pans from All-Cladr are made with an extra-thick, pure aluminum core that extends from the bottom all the way up the sides for superior heat performance. Bonded to the aluminum core is a hand-polished stainless interior that won't react with food and a magnetic stainless exterior polished to a high shine. Tight-fitting stainless lids lock in heat, moisture and flavor, adding steaming, read more

All-Clad
$695.00 $449.99

Cookware Sets: All-Clad d5 5-Piece Cookware Set - Crafted with 5 distinct bonded layers, the d5 line from All-Clad offers maximum ...efficiency through modern technology in a perfect harmony of cooking performance-and it's dishwasher safe. A patented, 3-layer aluminum and steel core propels heat sideways, eliminating hot spots and driving through the entire pan, not just the base. This heat and the non-reactive, neutral stainless steel interior create the optimal cooking surface that will not impart flavors and odors to foods. The magnetic read more

SIMPLEMENTE DELICIOSO
$100.00 $59.99

Create delicious meals easily with this nonstick cookware set. The nonstick interior lets you cook with little to no added fat or ...oil and cleans up easily. aluminum provides excellent heat conduction nonstick interior is ideal for low-fat cooking vibrant shades with tonal speckle design add a bright pop of color to your kitchen 7-piece set includes: 1-quart saucepan with lid 2-quart saucepan with lid 4-quart Dutch oven with lid 8.65" fry pan Aluminum. Hand wash. Imported. read more

Farberware
$175.00 $99.99

Add refreshing color to the kitchen with the Farberware nonstick 12-piece cookware set. This high-performance aluminum cookware bo...asts bright speckled porcelain enamel exteriors that add a warm, table-ready touch. Durable nonstick interiors deliver excellent food release and easy cleanup. shatter-resistant glass lids seal in heat and moisture while cooking is monitored comfortable rubberized handles match the pans' colors nonstick pots and pans hang for convenient storage oven safe to 350F 12-piece set includes: 1-quart saucepan with lid 1-quart saucepan with lid 3-quart saut pan 5-quart Dutch oven with lid 7¾" skillet 9¼" skillet 3 nylon kitchen tools Aluminum with glass lids; nylon tools. Hand wash. Imported. read more

Farberware
$175.00 $99.99

Add refreshing color to the kitchen with the Farberware nonstick 12-piece cookware set. This high-performance aluminum cookware bo...asts bright speckled porcelain enamel exteriors that add a warm, table-ready touch. Durable nonstick interiors deliver excellent food release and easy cleanup. shatter-resistant glass lids seal in heat and moisture while cooking is monitored comfortable rubberized handles match the pans' colors nonstick pots and pans hang for convenient storage oven safe to 350F 12-piece set includes: 1-quart saucepan with lid 1-quart saucepan with lid 3-quart saut pan 5-quart Dutch oven with lid 7¾" skillet 9¼" skillet 3 nylon kitchen tools Aluminum with glass lids; nylon tools. Hand wash. Imported. read more

BIALETTI
$225.00 $129.99

Featuring a nonstick ceramic finsh and heavy-gauge aluminum construction, this eight-piece cookware set is sure to be the main att...raction for preparing all your meals. thermal conductivity guarantees optimum heat distribution stay-cool ergonomic soft-touch handles stain resistant and easy to clean 8-piece set includes: 2-quart saucepan with lid 2½-quart saucepan with lid 5-quart saucepan with lid 8" saut pan 10¼" saut pan Aluminum/ceramic. Hand wash. Imported. read more

SIMPLEMENTE DELICIOSO
$135.00 $79.99

Sure to be the main attraction for preparing all your delicious meals, this colorful cookware set enhances your collection of kitc...hen essentials. sturdy stainless steel construction bright, colorful design 8-piece set includes: 1.5-quart covered saucepan 2.2-quart covered saucepan 3-quart covered saut pan 6-quart covered dutch oven Stainless steel. Hand wash. Imported. read more

T-Fal
$150.00 $89.99

Treat yourself to a new nonstick cookware set and get ready for a great experience in the kitchen. aluminum base provides rapid an...d easy heat-up and even cooking unique Thermo-Spot" heat indicator shows when the fry pans are perfectly preheated to seal in the flavor of your food Expert" nonstick interior patterned with a difference you can see nonstick exterior for fast and easy cleanup. deep shape of the large fry pan allows for different cooking techniques as well as minimizing splattering glass lids let you keep an eye on what's cooking color-matched handles are double riveted for durability and have holes for hanging oven safe to 350F 14-piece set includes: 1-quart saucepan with lid 2-quart saucepan with lid 5-quart Dutch oven with lid One Egg Wonder pan 8" fry pan 10¼" fry pan with lid 4 measuring spoons Aluminum with glass lids. Dishwasher safe. Imported. read more

Rachael Ray
$300.00 $169.99

This 10-piece hard-anodized cookware set includes all the pans you need to equip your kitchen with the most versatile basics. hard...-anodized aluminum for durability and even-heating nonstick finish for easy cleanup comfortable, easy-grip handles are oven-safe up to 400F tempered glass lid lets you watch food cook without removing it to keep heat and moisture locked in 10-piece set includes: 1-quart saucepan with lid 2-quart saucepan with lid 6-quart stock pot with lid 3-quart saut pan with lid 8½" open skillet 10" open skillet Aluminum/silicone. Hand wash. Imported. read more

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