Stainless steel pans are fast and easy to cook with. They heat quickly and most of them are versatile enough to be used in the oven or under the broiler. There are a lot of options to choose from so whether you’re looking for a single pan or a full set, we researched the best options out there and put together this review for you. Before we get started, let’s take a look at some of the key features you should consider while you shop.
Pieces: Whether you’re looking for the perfect saute pan or a whole set of cookware, we found something for you. We included a few awesome single pans as well as sets with as many as 13 pieces.
Non-Stick: These pans are all made of stainless steel which you probably know isn’t non-stick. One of the reasons stainless steel is so popular is because it doesn’t have any chemical coatings. Our advice? Use oil or a non-stick cooking spray.
Lids: All of these pans come with lids. Some of them are glass while others are also stainless steel. Lids are important when cooking. They seal in a lot of the moisture and nutrients that you would otherwise lose.
Stovetop Type: It might surprise you to learn that all of these pans are compatible with the most common stovetops like gas, electric, and even induction. That said, if you use halogen or another rare stove, make sure to check compatibility.
Dishwasher Safe: Because stainless steel is so tough and durable, all of these pans can be put in the dishwasher. That said, some of the glass lids should be washed separately so make sure you check the manufacturer’s instructions.
Warranty: A lot of these pans come with a lifetime warranty so you can be pretty confident that you’ll be using them for a long time to come. We did find one that’s covered for 10 years and another for only 90 days.
Now that you have a better idea of what to look for, let’s move into our top ten products. If you’re in a hurry, start right at the beginning with our top and budget picks. That’s the best way to get some idea of the range that’s available. Keep reading if you can, though. We really found a lot of great products and you never know which one will be for you. Alright, are you ready? Let’s get cooking!