A 6.4 mm bonded base ensures optimal heat distribution, while tempered glass lids allow for safe progress viewing. These pans are compatible with all energy sources including induction and also feature a drip-free rim to allow for easy pouring.
This 5-piece cookware set from Steele includes 2 saucepans, a steamer, a stockpot and an open french skillet. This is a high-quality collection that is ideal for cooking everything from basic dishes to gourmet meals.
The pans are made from stainless steel and each has a solid copper base for optimal heat control. Each of the pans has a stainless steel handle and a lid, and they are all dishwasher safe for added convenience and durability.
This cookware is made in Italy, is excellent quality and comes with a lifetime warranty. This cookware set from Baccarat iconic is perfect for all cooking tasks from baking and frying to grilling.
The included lids are glass which is great for monitoring your food while it’s cooking. You can use cast iron in the oven, the grill, on the stove and even over a fire.
This cast iron set offers versatility and excellent heat retention. This set of cast iron essentials offers excellent value for money.
The non-stick cookware comes with a porcelain enamel exterior that is both durable and easy to clean and the stainless steel used is also high-quality. This 6-piece set of cast aluminum pans is best for anyone getting started in the kitchen.
The ‘stone’ non-stick coating helps to ensure even heat distribution and faster cooking times. The saucepans in the set also come with tempered glass lids with steam vents.
This collection of aluminium-based, stainless steel pots and pans provides you with everything needed for home cooking whether it’s a simple breakfast or a dinner party. The stainless steel not only looks great, but it also ensures efficient cooking without impacting the taste of food.
The stick handles are designed to contour to your hand for comfort and the solid grip stays cool for ultimate cooking control. The glass lids are sleek and help to lock in moisture and flavor.
This set comes with a lifetime warranty and is oven, broiler, freezer and dishwasher safe. This set of 3 cast iron skillets from Jim Beam is perfect for a variety of cooking needs.
The sizes range from 6 to 10 so whatever you’re cooking you’ll have a skillet on hand to suit the situation. The pans are high-quality and can be used for a variety of cooking tasks from baking to grilling to frying.
This Rachel Ray set is best for anyone looking to add some color to their kitchen collection. This set boasts a rustic design beautifully combined with modern color and functionality.
The pans are made from durable aluminum with hard enamel porcelain exteriors. This 12-piece cookware set includes 2 saucepans, 1 stockpot, 1 sauté pan and 2 skillets.
Cookware sets can seem like a bargain, but don't be swayed by the number of pieces on offer. Sets from major brands like Anglo, Baccarat, Circular, Race or Teal can range from $100 to more than $1000 depending on the number of pieces and the quality of the material.
Fiona has a recommended list of must-have pieces for novices and experts alike: Essential cookware piecesItemTypical cost Good forage Dutch oven (6L)$50 to $500Stove-to-oven slow cooking, baked bread, casseroles.
Major brands include Baccarat, Chaser, Fishers, Le Crest, Lodge and Stab. Large saucepan (4-5L) $20 to $320 Boiling and mashing vegetables, rice, pasta, soups.
Optional cookware piecesItemTypical cost Good forsook pot (8-10L)$15-$300 Making stock, large batches of ragù, boiling pasta, sterilizing jars. Sauté pans with glass lids $50 to $500 One pot meals such as risotto, mac and cheese, stroganoff. Cast iron char grill plate $30 to $400 Cooking steaks, charring vegetables, browning bread. Flat-bottomed wok $30 to $400 Stir fries and deep-frying.
We review a range of induction-compatible saucepans and fry pans in our test kitchen, from brands of all price points including budget Kmart models to offerings from Anglo, Baccarat, Circular, Steele, Prolix, Scan pan, Race and Teal. When we test non-stick fry pan durability (which involves 10,000 passes of a scourer with a 10 kg weight attached) we still get very good results for some models that are half the cost of others.
Stainless steel A popular choice because it's strong, hard, non-corrosive and affordable, but stainless steel cookware doesn't conduct heat well, so it's often combined with aluminum or copper in multi-layered bases, which are better at conducting and dispersing heat. Aluminium pots conduct and retain heat very well, are lightweight, don't rust and tend to be cheap, but they heat up over the total pan surface so some food may stick to the sides.
Aluminum can also pit if you leave moist food in it, which can cause it to leach into your cooking. Copper looks good but is not easy to keep clean and needs to be coated so it won't contaminate the food.
While enamel coatings can help stop rust, they can chip if roughly handled. Aluminum and copper conduct heat well, so they're often used for the core of the base (the disc).
An extra support handle helps with lifting larger pans. Pots and pans that are not made from magnetic materials will not heat up on an induction hob.
This means a good quality set of induction cookware is a kitchen essential. The Teal Ingenious Preference set is perfect for kitchens with limited space and for travelling chefs who need easy-to-store, portable cookware.
Thanks to the removable handle design these pans can be placed into the oven, refrigerated, used as a serving dish or used on the stove. This collection is ideal for cooking anything from a meal for two to hosting a large dinner party.
The stainless steel pans have a High Impact Body Base (IBB) to ensure they are robust, durable and safe. The set includes user-friendly features such as the measuring marks in the saucepans and the Thermostat on the frying pan so you know when it has reached the ideal temperature.
For added safety and convenience, the ergonomic grip handles are comfortable to hold when cooking. The glass lids let you continue monitoring the food without needing to lift them off the pan.
This premium-quality cookware set from Steele Per Vita includes 3 saucepans of varying sizes and a steamer. The bases are solid copper to ensure even heat dispersion and stability for an induction cook top.
This polished stainless steel set can be washed in the dishwasher for ultimate convenience. The set comes with tempered glass lids allowing you to easily keep an eye on the food as it cooks.
The pans are made from heavy-duty hard anodized construction and have stainless steel handles so are long-lasting and reliable. This versatile 7 piece induction cookwares set includes an open saucepan, 2 covered saucepans, 1 covered stockpot, 2 open french skillets and a universal steamer.
They are made from aluminum with a stainless steel base and the lids are tempered glass so you can see what’s cooking. For safety and comfort, the silicone and stainless steel riveted handles stay cool to touch.
These pans are suitable for use on all stove tops and are oven safe up to 200 degrees C. They can also be washed in the dishwasher and the featured elevated circle technology reduces the risk of abrasion. Induction cook tops are hugely popular thanks to their safer, faster and more energy-efficient heating method of using a magnetic field.
The best cookware sets for induction stoves are made from stainless steel or cast iron. If you choose stainless steel cookware make sure it doesn’t have a copper base as this cannot be used for induction cooking.
If you’re not sure whether a pan is suitable for induction cooking, look for the induction-compatible symbol or try a simple magnet test. You may be buying an individual frying pan or you may need a whole new cookware set to use with your induction cook top.
The deep sides and flat bottom is perfect for everything from sauces to cooking pasta. Many frying pans have a nonstick coating which helps cook food evenly without sticking or staining.
It depends on the cookware set you choose, some come with cooker utensils too so you have everything you need to start cooking. The price of induction pots and pans depends on the individual products, the quality and the brands selected.