Did you recently get an induction cooktop and are now looking for compatible induction cookware?
If so, you are in the right place. We have compiled a list of five sets of the best induction cookware that we could find. For each set, we are going to give you our opinion on the cookware, as well as a quick list of pros and cons.
If you are curious about how we decided which sets to review, we will tell you that in our buying guide. If you want our opinion on the
best induction cookware
set, it is the Duxtop Professional Stainless Steel Induction Cookware Set Impact-bonded Technology 10-Piece Set.
The Set of Best Induction Cookwares In the Market Today
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Duxtop Professional Stainless Steel Induction Cookware Set Impact-bonded Technology 10-Piece Set
To start off our set of best induction cookware list, we are going to be looking at a cookware set from a brand that is going to appear on this review list a few times, Duxtop. They make very high-quality cookware and we decided that a few of their sets deserved mention on our list.
In this review, we will be looking at the Duxtop Professional Stainless Steel Induction Cookware Set Impact-bonded Technology 10-Piece Set. Before getting too far into the review, we should say that this particular cookware set comes in two different kinds. You can either get this in nonstick or in stainless steel. We are reviewing the stainless steel version, so there may be some differences between the two.
The Stainless steel cookware is exceptionally well-made. The exterior of the cookware is made using stainless steel, which adds durability to the cookware. You can scratch, drop, or do whatever you want to this induction cookware and it isn’t going to degrade.
The steel is of really high quality. At the same time, stainless steel isn’t the best material for induction cooking because it doesn’t conduct electricity quite as well as some other materials. Duxtop realizes this, which is why the bottom of this cookware is made using aluminum.
As you will see many times during the course of this set of induction cookware list, manufacturers use aluminum because it is such a good material when it comes to conducting electricity and working induction cooktops.
This is also a very durable set of cookware. Make no mistake about it, this cookware can last you for a lifetime if you maintain it properly. It is rare to find a set of cookware that maintains its effectiveness for so long. Plus, the cookware isn’t even that expensive, so it ends up being an extraordinarily good deal overall.
- Can choose between stainless steel and nonstick design.
- Solid stainless steel construction on side.
- Bottoms are made of hardened aluminum for both durability and heat distribution.
- Good variety of cookware in set.
- Can be put in dishwasher and oven.
- Can last for a lifetime if properly maintained.
- Will make noise on higher heat settings.
WaxonWare 5 Piece Nonstick Cookware Set
Cookware can be pretty pricey. While the cookware sets that you have seen and will see on our best induction base cookware list vary wildly in price, they all generally trend towards the more expensive side of the spectrum.
So, we wanted to include at least one, relatively affordable entry on the list to compensate for that. This is where the WaxonWare 5 Piece Nonstick Cookware Set comes into play. This is a small, but affordable cookware set that you can use with your induction cooktop.
Part of what makes this cookware set so cheap is its size and the material that it uses. First off, it is a lot smaller than any other cookware set that we have reviewed as part of this look at the top induction cookware. It only comes in sets of 3 or 5 pieces.
So, it definitely isn’t enough to stock a whole kitchen. Secondly, rather than being made of metal or anything like that, the WaxonWare cookware is made of ceramic. Ceramic is a fairly decent material to make cookware out of. Obviously, it isn’t as durable as stainless steel, but it still gets the job done while also being a lot more affordable.
In spite of all this, the cookware still offers very good performance. For example, because it is made out of ceramic material, the cookware actually has the highest heat resistance of any cookware set that has been featured on this list. It can withstand temperatures in excess of 600 degrees Fahrenheit. Most stainless steel cookware sets can only withstand temperatures of around 500 degrees.
This is also a nonstick cookware set, so you don’t have to worry about manually lubing up the cookware when using it. The nonstick coating works in general, but you do have to be careful because it can wear off and it can get damaged.
Finally, we also have to mention that this cookware set is remarkably lightweight. These are very easy to cook with, especially if you are the type of person who hates struggling with heavier cookware.
- Extremely cheap.
- Works very well with induction cooktops.
- Good nonstick coating.
- Oven safe up to 600 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Very lightweight.
- Very small set options.
- Nonstick coating can wear off, especially if you aren’t careful.
Circulon Momentum Stainless Steel Nonstick 11-Piece Pots and Pans Cookware Set
Moving on with our top set of induction cookware list, we are going to be taking a look at the Circulon Momentum Stainless Steel Nonstick 11-Piece Pots and Pans Cookware Set.
As you can already tell from the product’s name, this is another set of nonstick cookware. We have already talked a bit in other reviews about the benefits and potential drawbacks of nonstick cookware, so we won’t go into detail on that again just to save you some time.
The exterior of this cookware is made using magnetized stainless steel. The magnetic aspect helps to add some extra conductivity. So, while regular stainless steel may not be a great option for induction cooking, magnetized stainless steel ends up working great with induction cooktops.
We found that the cookware all heated up very quickly and evenly. None of the cookware seemed to develop noticeable hotspots, which made cooking things like fish or omelets a lot simpler.
Despite being nonstick cookware, you can actually put your Circulon pots and pans inside an oven. The cookware is all oven safe up to 400 degrees, which is fairly unusual for nonstick sets. You can put this cookware in the oven or the dishwasher and you don’t have to worry about it degrading.
There are two problems with this cookware set. First off, it is very easy to scratch the inside of this cookware. This is probably due in large part to the fact that it is nonstick cookware. Secondly, there seems to be a lack of lids in this cookware set. It isn’t a major issue, but it is a bit annoying, especially if you look at what comes with some of the other cookware sets on this list.
- Can be exposed to temperatures of around 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Magnetized stainless steel design ensures great conductivity.
- Really good selection of cookware in set.
- Inside of cookware uses great nonstick coating.
- Not all the cookware in the set comes with lids.
- The cookware can be scratched very easily.
Duxtop SSIB-17 Professional 17 Pieces Stainless Steel Induction Cookware Set
We have already reviewed one set of cookware from Duxtop on this list, but we wanted to review another set because we feel that it is good enough to deserve its own look on our set of induction cookware list. The Duxtop SSIB-17 Professional 17 Pieces Stainless Steel Induction Cookware Set does share some similarities with the last Duxtop cookware set that we reviewed, but this is a good set in its own right.
Much like all sets of Duxtop cookware, this set is made using a really solid combination of stainless steel and aluminum. The stainless steel is used on the sides and on the inside of the cookware to give it some durability. At the same time, the aluminum bottom helps to evenly distribute heat for a better induction cooking experience overall.
Now, as you can see from the product name, this set of cookware contains a whopping 17 pieces. This makes this particular set of cookware by far the biggest that we have reviewed so far as part of our best induction base cookware list.
If you aren’t in the market for such a huge cookware set, then the bad news is that it doesn’t come in any other sizes. If, however, you do want a big cookware set then this is great because this one has everything that you could possibly want in a set.
- Very large, comprehensive set of cookware.
- Safe for dishwasher use and use with very extreme temperatures (hot or cold).
- Uses same high-quality steel and aluminum construction that other Duxtop sets use.
- Comes with helpful extras like various utensils and steamer baskets.
- Handles design to stay cool and non-slippery.
- Not good for smaller kitchens or already well-stocked ones.
All-Clad E785SC64 Ha1 Hard Anodized Nonstick Dishwasher Safe PFOA Free Cookware Set
Do you want a high-end cookware set for your kitchen? If so, you are going to want to pay special attention to this last review for our list.
For the last entry on our best induction cookware list, we are going to be reviewing the All-Clad E785SC64 Ha1 Hard Anodized Nonstick Dishwasher Safe PFOA Free Cookware Set. This is among the priciest cookware sets that we have reviewed so far, but if you don’t mind spending a little bit extra, you are going to be getting a really solid set of induction cookware.
This is a nonstick set of cookware. We have reviewed a few of those already as part of our best induction base cookware list, so you probably already have a pretty good idea of what that entails. We will say that the nonstick coating on the cookware in the All-Clad set is really second to none. The nonstick coating is actually resistant to scratches and it will last for decades, if not longer. It really does help to justify the price tag of the cookware.
Another thing that really helps to justify the steep price tag of this cookware is the very well-designed bottom part. The bottom of each piece of cookware in this set is made using really durable, but still very conductive aluminum.
By this point, you have read enough about the best induction base cookware to not need to be told why that is a good thing. Needless to say, the aluminum helps to ensure conductivity, which is what makes this a good set of cookware to use with induction cooktops.
This is also one of the few sets on this list that has different sized sets for you to pick from. There are three different sets to pick from; the sets range from 8 pieces, to 10 pieces, and then finally, to 13 pieces. It isn’t a huge deal by any means, but it is a nice little bonus.
Speaking of nice features, we should also say that this cookware set is remarkably durable for a nonstick set. It can easily withstand being put in an oven at temperatures exceeding 500 degrees Fahrenheit. This won’t damage the nonstick coating at all and it will allow you to cook some great dishes.
- Extremely high-quality nonstick coating that will last.
- Three different sets to pick from.
- Remains oven safe for up to 500 degrees Fahrenheit, despite nonstick coating.
- Coating and cookware are both scratch-resistant.
- Bottom of cookware is made using durable, conductive aluminum.
- Very pricey.
How To Buy The Best Set of Induction Cookware
In the first part of this article, you were introduced to the sets of cookware that we consider to be the best induction cookwares that you can find on the market right now. Obviously, our list isn’t set in stone. As time goes on and more sets are released, it is possible that our list will become outdated.
To help with this, we are also including this buying guide alongside the reviews. In this buying guide, we are going to be telling you what factors to consider, which will make your life a lot easier if you decide to go shopping for induction cookware on your own.
Regular vs Nonstick Induction Cookware
One of the first decisions that you have to make when it comes to buying cookware is whether you want nonstick cookware or regular cookware. Nonstick cookware isn’t bad, even though many chefs will disagree.
Having a nonstick coating frees you from having to add butter or oil to your pan every time that you cook. Likewise, it also makes cooking very sensitive dishes like omelets easier. At the same time, nonstick coatings can wear off or become less effective over time, especially if you are constantly putting your cookware in the oven or anything like that.
On the other hand, while you do have to manually lubricate regular cookware when using it, it tends not to degrade like nonstick cookware does. Purists also tend to prefer regular cookware as it gives the most authentic cooking experience (regular cookware is what professional chefs use).
Ultimately, it is your call as to which you end up getting. We featured cookware of both kinds on our top induction cookware list, so you can pick the set that you like the best.
By far the biggest factor in determining whether a set of cookware is going to be good for induction cooking or not is whether there is aluminum in the cookware. As we said a few times throughout the top induction cookware list, and as we will say again now, aluminum is easily the best conductor of electricity of any cookware metal. It easily outclasses stainless steel or cast iron in this regard.
So, if you see a cookware set that you like and you want to know if it is good for use with an induction cooktop or not, simply check to see if it uses aluminum. Ideally, you want cookware with an aluminum bottom, as this conducts electricity the best.
Best Induction Cookware, Oven Safe Cookware Set
Another important thing to look for is cookware that is oven safe. You may have noticed that on our best induction base cookware list we mentioned a lot how certain pieces of cookware could withstand high temperatures. This is something that you also want to look out for as well for two reasons.
First off, some dishes may need to be finished in the oven and it ends up being a lot easier if you can just stick the same pan that you were cooking in into the oven instead of having to transfer the food. Secondly, cookware that can withstand high temperatures is generally well-made. You can trust that they will last for a very long time.
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