Stainless steel cookware is usually high-quality and contains selections that aren’t coated with non-stick surfaces. The stainless steel appeal is that the pots don’t wear out as fast, and you never have to worry about chipping on a surface coating that could potentially make your food unsafe. Stainless steel heats evenly and produces even results across the pan. Here are some things that you should keep an eye on when you’re shopping for stainless steel cookware sets.
Pieces: How many pieces does the set contain? This number will always include the lids if there are lids included. That means a twelve-piece cookware set with lids often contains six pans and six lids. We’ll tell you here.
Non-Stick: Most stainless steel cookware is, by nature, not non-stick. Non-stick pans have a chemical coating, and the appeal of stainless steel cookware is that it has no such coating. Still, most food slides right off of stainless steel.
Lids: Most cooking sets have lids included with their pots and pans, as lids are often integral to cooking. Some lids are purchased separately, but we’ll let you know here if there are lids included in this particular cooking set.
Stovetop Type: Different types of stovetops mean different types of pans. For the most part, stainless steel pots can be used on any type of stovetop, but we’ll list them here. Induction stovetops, in particular, are a concern for most chefs.
Dishwasher Safe: Is the set dishwasher safe? We’ll let you know If the entire set is dishwasher safe if only the lids can be put in the dishwasher, or if the entire set must be hand-washed. Look here for care instructions.
Warranty: A warranty is an assurance by the company that their product is going to last. If it fails, breaks, or stops working within this period due to normal use, you could be eligible for a replacement product or a refund.
Now that you know everything there is to know, we can start showing you the top rated stainless steel cookware sets on the market right now. As always, our top pick and budget picks are the highlights and our personal favorites, so check them out before moving through the rest of the list. We are sure that you will find your next favorite complete stainless steel cookware set on our list, so we’ve included a set for every lifestyle!