8 Best Cookware Sets of 2022

Jee Lee

At House Beautiful, we know your kitchen is the heart of your home, from dinner parties for guests to simple meals at your dining room table. But when you’re using random, old, or lower-quality pots and pans to get the job done, it can feel like there are too many cooks in the kitchen. We decided to test the best-reviewed pots and pans set online that will make you feel like a sous chef. Sure, you can use your faithful Le Creuset for one-pot wonders, but there are many other fan favorites to discover! This list includes space-saving options, nonstick and nontoxic pans, and innovative stacking technologies that will make cooking a feast a breeze! To take the heat up a notch, we kept in mind function and beauty when narrowing down our list. So whether you’re a seasoned cook or keep kitchen accessories out for display–there’s a cookware brand to suit your lifestyle. But before we go shopping…

5 Tips for Shopping for Cookware:

Caraway’s Founder and CEO Jordan Nathan spoke to us to share what customers should look for when shopping for pots and pans and tips to keep them in great shape.

  • Be aware of polytetrafluoroethylene (such as Teflon®): It’s found in 95 percent of non-stick pans, and can easily leach harmful chemicals into your food in as little as two and a half minutes on a burner.
  • Use non-metal utensils (such as wood or silicone) when cooking in a ceramic pan.
  • Only use low to medium heat with ceramic cookware, as higher heat settings will reduce the coating’s longevity.
  • Handwash ceramic cookware (a dishwasher may harm the pan’s non-stick coating).
  • Store your pans with organizers to avoid stacking the pans, which may inadvertently scratch or chip the cooking surface and can remove the non-stick.

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    Best Durable Cookware Set

    Foodi NeverStick Premium 10-Piece Cookware Set

    Ninja’s anti-scratch nesting pots and pans can survive any slip or kitchen mess without any problems. Whether you’re sauteing veggies or braising meat, you can easily maneuver in the kitchen with the pots and pans. The hard-anodized set is nonstick and durable for any meal prep. It can also remain in the oven for up to 500°F.


    Best Non-Stick Cookware Set

    Cookware Set

    We can’t stop raving over Caraway’s design and high quality. Caraway’s cookware and bakeware feature a ceramic coating that is 100 percent non-toxic and free of lead, cadmium, PTFE, PFOA, and other harmful chemicals. What’s even better? Once cleaned, Caraway’s sets come with complimentary organizers, so you can easily store each pan and lid either in your cabinet or on your countertop.


    Best Affordable Cookware Set

    Non-Stick Cookware Set

    If you’re looking for something simple but reliable for your kitchen, this set has everything you need and more. It includes an 8 piece set with a 14 piece stainless steel kitchen knife set and a pinewood block. Here’s a perfect option for the one-stop shopper.


    Most Beautiful Cookware Set

    Reserve Ceramic Nonstick 10-Piece Cookware Set

    Available in five alluring hues, this nonstick cookware set looks impressive even when you’re not cooking! Whether you choose to order food for your guests or love to show your skills around the kitchen, you will find that this eco-friendly set will take your meal to the next level. The nonstick ceramic coating is diamond-infused for a brilliant durable performance. They are also safe to use metal utensils and in the dishwasher thanks to the scratch-resistant exteriors.


    Best Stainless Steel Cookware Set

    3-Ply Base Stainless Steel Cookware Pots and Pans Set

    If you love to host, KitchenAid’s set is a straightforward choice for your guests’ favorite meals. The set includes saucepans, a stockpot, a grill pan, and a frying pan for under $300. While it does require extra hands to clean the dishes (it will survive in the dishwasher too), we love that the stainless steel ensures the right amount of heat distribution while cooking.


    Best Cast Iron Cookware Set

    Staub Cast Iron – Sets

    This is a family-friendly set that includes a grill pan, casserole, braiser, and a universal lid to fit perfectly on each product. It can be stored or left on display (your guests will obsess over it) to elevate your kitchen’s decor. There are even attachable rubberized bumpers to protect this beauty from scratches.


    Best Stackable Cookware Set

    Stackware Classic4

    If dinner normally consists of pasta and soups (we applaud you) this clever set is perfect for your one-pot lifestyle! We love that the tops lay flat and that everything stacks with ease. You can even remove or add the pot handles if your kitchen is low on storage space.


    Best Cookware Set for Small Spaces

    Always Pan

    While this isn’t a traditional cookware set, we love that Our Place breaks the rules to create one of the most innovative pans on the market. Not only is it beautifully designed, but it saves a ton of space since it was crafted to replace your fry pan, steamer, saucepan, and other accessories that clutter your pantry. The nonstick pan even has two easy water spouts that work well with your steamer basket and colander.

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