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Top 10 Best Stainless Steel Cookware Sets

If you are in the market for a new set of pots and pans, our top 10 list of stainless steel cookware sets have some excellent options. Durable, inexpensive, and easy to maintain, stainless steel cookware is an excellent choice for the home kitchen. Most stainless steel pans on today’s market are manufactured with an aluminum or copper core that helps to conduct heat and cook food evenly. Our review of the best stainless steel cookware sets has something for everyone; from budget-conscious cooks just starting out, to those looking for pots and pans attractive enough to go from the stovetop to the table. Read on to find the best set for your needs.

1.Cuisinart MCP-12N Multiclad Pro Stainless Steel 12-Piece Cookware Set

Cuisinart’s Multiclad Pro Stainless Steel Cookware Set features both a 1-1/2-quart and a 3-quart covered saucepan,  two skillets, a 3-1/2-quart covered saute pan, an 8-quart covered stockpot and a steamer insert. Constructed from a core of pure aluminum coated with a brushed stainless steel exterior, it features tight-fitting stainless steel lids and rivetted cool-grip handles. Dishwasher and oven safe up to 550 degrees, it is safe for use with induction cooktops and comes with a lifetime limited warranty against defects.

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2. Tramontina 80116/567DS Stainless Steel Tri-Ply Clad Cookware Set

This 12-piece set from Tramontina is NFS certified and features18/10 stainless steel, aluminum core, and magnetic stainless steel construction. It is compatible with all cooktops— including induction— and is dishwasher safe and oven safe up to 500 degrees. The set includes both a 10-inch and 12-inch fry pan, a 5 quart saute pan with high sides, a 1.5-quart and 3-quart saucepan, 5-quart dutch oven, and a 12-quart stockpot. With five flush-fitting lids and a lifetime warranty, this is one of the best mid-priced stainless steel cookware sets on our list.

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3. OXO Good Grips Tri-Ply Stainless Steel Pro 13 Piece Set

OXO’s pro set of stainless steel cookware is a terrific mid-range set that is both aesthetically pleasing as well as durable. The three-ply construction allows for heat conductivity and strength, and stay-cool handles and pouring edges make this set very user-friendly. Dishwasher and oven safe up to 430 degrees, it can be used on all cooktops, including induction. The collection includes three open fry pans, 1.5 quart, and 2.5-quart saucepans, 9.5-inch covered skillet, 3-quart casserole pot, and an 8-quart covered stockpot. The tempered glass lids make it easy to check on your progress while you cook, and the lifetime warranty ensures you will be cooking with this set for many years to come.

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4. All-Clad D3 Tri-Ply Bonded Cookware Set

All-Clad’s 10-piece tri-ply bonded stainless steel cookware set is top of the line when it comes to the best in home cookware design. This is the ideal set if you spend a lot of time in the kitchen and are looking for cookware that can stand up to years of use. The collection features both 8-inch and 10-inch fry pans, 2 quart and 3-quart saucepans with lids, a 3 quart sauté pan with a lid and an 8-quart stockpot with lid. Bonded stainless steel and aluminum ensure even heat distribution with no hot spots, and a starburst finish provides a non-stick cooking experience and easy cleanup. Dishwasher and oven safe up to 600 degrees, All-Clad is made in the USA and features a limited lifetime warranty.

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5. Stone & Beam Tri-Ply Stainless Steel Kitchen Cookware Set

One of our top budget-friendly choices for stainless steel cookware, this 12 piece set by Stone & Beam features everything you need to get started in the home kitchen. Stainless steel and aluminum construction provide even heat distribution and comfort handles with hooks ensure you can hang these as well as stack them for secure storage. The set comes with a both a 1.5- and 3-quart saucepan with lids, an 8- and 10-inch skillet,  a 3.5-quart sauté pan with lid, an 8-quart stockpot with lid, and a steamer inserts with lid. Safe for use on all stovetops, it can be cleaned by hand or in the dishwasher and is a perfect starter set.

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6.T-fal C836SD Ultimate Stainless Steel Copper Bottom 13 PC Cookware Set

T-fal’s 13-piece cookware set features everything you need and a little more. It includes three frying pans (8, 10.5, and 12-inches), 1,2, and 3-quart saucepans with lids, a five-quart dutch oven with a lid and a stainless steel steamer. Heavy-gauge 18/10 stainless steel, multiple layers of copper, and aluminum make this durable cookware ideal for even heat distribution with no hot spots. To prevent sticking, all you have to do is preheat and apply a spritz of non-stick cooking spray or oil, and you are good to go. Riveted handles and vented tempered glass lids make this set perfect for cooks at all experience levels.

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7. Duxtop SSIB-17 Professional 17 piece Stainless Steel Induction Cookware Set

While this 17-piece set from Duxtop is designed for induction stovetops, it is suitable for any cooking surface. The construction is 18/10 commercial grade stainless steel and impact-bonded aluminum encapsulated bottoms for long-lasting durability. Thick, riveted, ergonomic handles make grabbing these pans a breeze, and they are dishwasher safe for easy cleanup. The set includes two fry pans a 1.6-quart and 2.5-quart saucepan with lids, an 8.6-quart stockpot with lid, a 4.2-quart casserole pan with lid, a 5.5-quart Saute pan with lid, a 9.5-inch pasta basket, a steam basket, and 3-piece kitchen tools set.

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8. Swiss Inox Si-7000 18-Piece Stainless Steel Cookware Set

Another budget-friendly option, the Swiss Inox 18-piece set is one of the best stainless steel cookware sets for the money. The set features three casseroles, a steamer, small saucepan, mixing bowl with lid, fry basket, two bakelite mat’s, and a suction knob. The interiors on these pots feature volume meters so you can add the precise amount of liquid ingredients with no need for separate measure cups. This set can be used on any stovetop, has a stamped bottom for induction, and is dishwasher safe.

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9. FLEISCHER AND WOLF Stainless Steel Cookware Set

This gorgeous stainless steel set has a hammered-looking exterior that is so pretty you will want to leave it out for all to see. With its premium stainless steel interior and thick aluminum core, these pans heat evenly and efficiently. This basic set includes three saucepans, two frypans, and a 5.75-quart dutch-oven as well as lids. The pots are safe for use on all burners and even grills. Cleanup is easy. Just throw them in the dishwasher or wipe with a soft cloth and soapy water.

FLEISCHER AND WOLF Top Ten Stainless Steel Cookware Sets

10.Farberware 75653 Millennium Cookware Set

Farberware’s 10-piece classic is the cheapest stainless steel cookware on our list, but that does not mean it is poor quality. Home kitchens have been stocked with Farberware essentials for decades, and this inexpensive set is the ideal choice for those just starting out. The set includes a 1-quart and 2-quart covered saucepan, 8-quart covered stockpot, 8-inch and 10-inch skillets,  and a 3-quart covered saute pan. Dishwasher and oven safe to 500 degrees, this updated set featuring glass lids and tulip-shaped bodies is a pleasure to use and display.

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By BCR Writing Staff

August 2019