Heckles, as well as sets sold under the names of celebrity cooks like Ayesha Curry, Rachel Ray, and the Pioneer Woman. We cook pancakes, fry eggs, boil water, and simmer tomato sauce.
We were able to easily maintain sauce at a low simmer, and the 6-quart Dutch oven quickly brings water to a near-boil. With Excellent ratings on both our cooking evenness and speed of heating tests, the Greenspan stands up to the competition.
The coating appears pebbly, but that doesn’t affect its nonstick properties, and we effortlessly cooked pancakes and eggs. Cooking evenness is superb, and this 8-piece set aces our speed of heating test by quickly bringing 4 quarts of water to a near-boil in the 5-quart stockpot.
The surface stands up to our durability test, in which we rub steel wool over the coating 2,000 times, earning a Very Good rating. Simmering a sauce produces impressive results, and this set earns a Very Good rating for cooking evenness.
Heckles Motion Grey is made of anodized aluminum and works with any type of range. Simmering in the saucepan, however, is only so-so, and the eggs needed nudging out of the pan in our food release test.
Clifton designed this set so that it stacks and nests, which frees up precious cabinet space. The Clifton Premier Space Saving 8-piece stainless set earns a Very Good rating in our evenness tests, like our other top performers in this category.
The stainless handles are long and sturdy, and you can use these dishwasher-safe pots and pans on any type of range, including induction. It earns an Excellent rating on our cooking evenness test, and when we brought 4 quarts of water to a near-boil in the 6-quart stockpot, speed of heating was also impressive.
A proper bakeware set offers a major upgrade in material and convenience. They come with upgrades your old, flimsy pan just can’t keep up with, like silicone grips for easy handling out of the oven, nonstick coatings for bakes that practically slide off the pan, and raised designs that promote air flow and even baking.
From muffins and cake layers to loafs and cookies, the range of pans offers a reliable, well-constructed option for anything you’d like to create. Made from reliable, heavy-gauge steel cores that will last for years, each piece will evenly cook the recipe at hand without over or under baking.
It’s uses an interlocking, nonstick material to make sure even the stickiest of recipes slide right of the pan. The cranberry red silicon grips on this 10-piece bakeware set from Rachael Ray is just the first of many conveniences.
Not only does it include all the essential bakeware pieces for any recipe at hand, it’s long-lasting, nonstick coating makes food release and cleanup a breeze. It’s carbon steel construction also offers a faster reaction time to heat dispersion for fast, even cooking without hotspots.
Often the material of chose for professional and commercial bakers, aluminized steel bakes with precision and is built to last. This raised circle design also boosts airflow to prevent unwanted sticking.
Heavy gauge steel construction guarantees even heat distribution and makes for a sturdy set. With more than 2,000 positive Amazon reviews, it’s easy to trust this set to make the most of any family recipe.
This 6-piece set is made of a heavy-weight, carbon steel for even cooking that reliably resists warping. It’s oven-safe to 500 degrees Fahrenheit with a nonstick coating that will let any recipe gracefully slide from the surface with the touch of a spatula.
The interior of each pan has interlocking, nonstick layers for easy release, and it’s dishwasher safe for those few times you need some extra help with cleanup. This 8-piece set was designed to be stored together, saving your cabinets from a clunky catastrophe every time you cook.
These professional-quality pans are made from commercial-grade aluminized steel for quick, even distribution of heat and reliable baking. An extended edge for easy handling is just the start for this 6-piece pan and sheet set available in copper brown and silver.
High-performance steel construction pairs with a diamond textured surface for a durable, nonstick bake that deliver a quality recipe every time. Originally created for French pâtisseries, they’re still the choice of many professional bakers and chefs today.
Made of a fiberglass fabric that’s coated with food-grade silicone for a nonstick finish, you’ll be saving yourself a lot of parchment paper with this set. A good set of cookware is an essential component of any Southern kitchen.
They’ll be the pots, pans, and skillets you used to cook dinner for your family on busy weeknights and the trusty cookware that you'll use to try your hand at Mother’s famous recipes during the holiday season. Whether you're looking to replace a well-loved set that you received as a wedding gift or are ready to once and for all replace your mismatched collection with one of the coordinating variety, we're here to help you find the best cookware set for the job.
When the time comes to purchase a new cookware set, the amount of options can be overwhelming. And to ensure that you get the most life out of your new pots and pans, be sure to read the care instructions before using them for the first time.
From stainless steel to ceramic to cast iron, here are the top-rated cookware sets in each category, starting at just $59. It's a great option to outfit kitchens for dorms, apartments, and first homes.
Cuisinart’s Heat Surround technology helps the temperature spread evenly through each piece of cookware to eliminate hot spots while cooking. Now just one, but two nonstick layers prevents food from sticking to this Clifton cookware set.
Made from hard-anodized aluminum, the durable pieces resist corrosion, warping, and are also oven safe up to 400 degrees. It comes in five shades: terracotta (pictured), cream, gray, sage, and navy.
Writes one reviewer, while another says, “We bought the entire set and haven’t looked back.” Cast iron offers unmatched heat retention when compared to other cookware materials.
This cookware set includes four basic pieces to fit all of your cast-iron cooking needs: 10.25-inch skillet, 10.5-inch round griddle, 5-quart Dutch oven, and a lid that fits both the skillet and the Dutch oven. Cake and cookies came out evenly browned and had a fine texture with few air pockets, and broccoli also came out nice and consistently crisp.
We like that the set comes with two round cakes pans so you can easily make a tiered cake, a cover for the rectangular baking pan so goodies can be stored or transported easily, and a rack that can be used for cooling, roasting, or as a trivet. This Chicago Metallic set can't be beat for its performance, ease of use, and price. It earned perfect scores in our tests for performance, and was just shy of a perfect score for ease of use since the pans lack handles.
We love the sharp corners and straight sides that produce professional-looking cakes, brownies, and bars. In terms of performance, the only difference was that the cookies took a little longer to bake than the manufacturer's instructions.
Since these grips also make the pans nonslip, keep in mind they might be a little difficult to take out of the oven. They performed very well across baking and roasting tests, but be warned that broccoli caused some staining and the pan required some elbow grease to clean.
The pans feature a wavy, textured pattern, which, according to the brand, allows for more airflow and even baking. One downside is the pattern imprinted the bottom of our cakes, so we recommend lining it with parchment if you'd like to avoid that.
The baking sheet trays in this set are ideal for home chefs. Included with this set are two handy quarter sheet trays (which offer the same quality of the half sheet tray, but are easy to clean in your sink and can also be easily placed in the dishwasher), a half-sheet pan, two jelly roll pans, a cookie sheet, and a pizza pan for any culinary task.
The bottom of each pan is textured to increase airflow for even cooking, and in our tests, cookies baked perfectly on the half sheet tray, and although the pan was a little hard to clean by hand, it produced good crispy veggies. Nicole Papantoniou, Good Housekeeping Institute Senior Testing Editor & Producer Nicole is a recipe developer trained in classic culinary arts and culinary nutrition who specializes in testing and developing kitchen appliances; she currently runs the Good Housekeeping Kitchen Appliances Lab.
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