Best Nonstick Cookware & Pots And Pans Set [Top 5 Reviewed]

By Walter J. Farrell | COOKING

After 2 weeks of crowdsourcing opinions from peers and reputable sites as well as hands on testing, we conclude that the Cusinart MCP-12N MultiClad Pro 12 Piece Set is one of the best performing cookware sets of 2017. Owing to its hard anodized aluminum construction and non stick coating, this cookware set deserves all the accolades [Read more].

Do you like cooking?

If so, just like a soldier waging into battle, you need to be equipped with the necessary equipment. In this case, you need to be equipped with a durable and reliable cookware set.

While there are a lot of cookware sets available in the market to choose from, not all of them offer high quality performance and durability.

We know how hard it is to look for a reliable cookware set.

The last thing you want to happen is seeing your set break down with a couple of use. If you are not discerning enough, you might end up with a poor and lacklustre cookware set.

Because of this, we have come up with the list of 5 of the best cookware sets for 2017. These products were carefully evaluated and assessed basing on the necessary aspects such as durability, ease of use, style, price and maintenance.

Read on to find out which stood above the rest and never again fall victim to cheap, unreliable cookware sets!

5 Best Cookware Sets of 2017

Product NameMaterialNon Slip, Rubber handleMaximum Heat  
T-fal E918SC CookwareHard anonized aluminumNo350 degrees F
Cook N Home 15 Piece Cookware SetAluminumYes350 degrees F
Cusinart MCP-12N MultiClad Pro 12 Piece SetHard Anonized AluminumYes450 degrees F
Calphalon 8 Piece Classic Non Stick Cookware AluminumYes 450 degrees F
WearEver C943SF Pure Living Nonstick Cookware SetAluminumYes 350 degrees F

​"What To Consider Before Buying A Cookware Set?"

There are a lot of cookware sets available in the market, however, not all of them offer high quality construction as well as functionality. What’s worse is that there are cash grabbing products that only give you a headache.

Because of this, we have laid out a list of factors to consider when purchasing a cookware set. Take note of these and you will never have to worry about cheap and low quality cookware sets in the future.

1. Heat Conductivity

Pans can be constructed in different sorts of metals. Some metals offer better heat conductivity while others just simply don’t cut the mustard.

A pan with good heat conductivity will mean even heat distribution as well as faster cooking times. Look for cookware sets with pans that are constructed for aluminum or copper. Stainless steel pans, while durable, lag behind in terms of heat conductivity.​

2. Price

As with most of your purchases, price is an important determining factor. You need to establish a budget for you needs. There are sets that come with a cheaper price but actually have poor quality.

While, there are those with high standards but come with a hefty price tag. Make sure that you make the most out of your money by purchasing one with an affordable price but caters to all your needs.​

3.​ Durability

Durability is another important factor that you need to consider. This is important because you will expose the pans in extreme temperatures and most of the times, the pans go through intense wear and tear.

Look for pans that are made with carbon steel or hard anonized alumuminum. These types of materials last longer and are able to withstand the elements.

4.​ Maintenance

Maintenance is also an important factor to consider. Cookware sets need to be maintained, cleaned and washed after every use. If you land on a set that is extremely hard to clean, then you are just adding more tasks to yourself.

There are those that come with a non stick coating that are scratch resistant and also dishwasher safe. Because of this, maintenance of these cookware sets will be a breeze. You would not want to see pans that have leftover residue from last night’s meal.

These are the factors that need to be considered. As mentioned above, picking a cookware set might be an easy task but it is actually harder in reality.

Coming home and cooking is one of the most exhilarating feelings one can feel. With this, you need a reliable and durable set of cookware. Take note of these important factors mentioned above and never fall victim to underwhelming, low quality cookware sets.​

How We Assessed and Evaluated These Products

We have searched far and hard over the internet and from different markets regarding the best performing cookware sets available. We also dug deep in review sites and sought recommendations from reliable peers and evaluators.

We scoured through whatever rotisserie ovens on the market we can get our hands on from review sites and seeking recommendation from friends and readers. As expected, there were plenty of rotisserie ovens (over 45) and each comes with various features, cooking modes and accessories. And to be honest it was very overwhelming and confusing.

As a result, we initially have shortlisted a total of 15 cookware sets which we deem were fit to take on the challenge. To further help you decide, we subjected these products in thorough hands on testing.

In regards to style and design, we employed the use of a scoring system. We asked the evaluators to rate the design of the pans from 0-10. A higher score means that the pan has a more elegant or better design.

For durability, the products were subjected to a tensile strength to measure their capacity to withstand strong forces. We also tested their non stick coating by doing a scratch test. The pan that can withstand extreme scratches had a better score.

We also weighed in on their extra features such as the use of a cool grip handle for added safety. Price was also considered to know which one offers the best bang for the buck deal.

Aside from hands on testing, we have crowd sourced opinions from our peers from TheSpruce and Thesweethome, among others. These are reputable sites that offer honest and straightforward views on cooking equipment.

As a result from this intense and rigorous process, we were able to come up with a comprehensive list of the 5 best performing cookware sets available in 2017.

Our Top Picks

The first entry on our list is the T-fal E918SC cookware.

Its main selling point is its very useful thermo-spot heat indicator that allows you to determine if the contents inside is already preheated to the preferred level.

The pan has a non stick interior which is also scratch resistant,this will come in handy when using metal utensils and cooking tools.

The product is built with hard anodized aluminum to further fortify its durability and stability.

For those who do not want to succumb to the tedious task of cleaning the pans, the product is proven safe to be placed inside the dishwasher.

The base is equipped with anti-warp technology which allows good heat distribution as well as to conserve its form and shape despite high temperatures.

The purchase includes a 12 piece set which includes sauce pans and pans for sauteing all inclusive of lids. Moreover, it also includes a dutch oven that comes with a lid as well as a spatula and durable spoons.

Our main gripe with this product is that the handles are not equipped with sleeves or shields. With this be careful when touching the handles as you might burn yourself.

What We Liked

  • Has a thermo indicator
  • Highly scratch resistant non stick coating
  • Durable build
  • Comes with several inclusions

What We Didn't Like

  • Handles do not have insulation sleeves

2. Cook N Home 15 Piece Cookware Set - Second Runner Up

Another worthy entry on our list is the Cook N Home 15 Piece Cookware Set.

This bang for the buck product includes a wide array of pots and pans.

The product also is equipped with soft touch handles which remain cool while the pans are being used.

The handles also don an anti-slip material which will come in handy with slippery hands.

This is a safety feature that is not available in some products.

The lids are made with tempered glass that allows you to see the progress of your meals while also providing a durable and safe cover.

The pans that come with this purchase are all made with heavy duty aluminum material which provides excellent heat conduction and even heat distribution.

In terms of cleaning, the product boasts of non stick pans that allow easy clean up despite hard to clean residues.

In terms of its downsides, we noticed that the screws on the handles were a bit flimsy when we constantly moved the pans too much. In addition, the pans were not made to endure extreme temperatures as we noticed a few distorted or warped areas.

What We Liked

  • High quality grade construction
  • High quality lids
  • Soft touch handles
  • Non stick coating
  • Easy to clean

What We Didn't Like

  • Flimsy screws
  • Not for extreme temperatures

As with most Cusinart products, this Multiclad Pro Cookware set mixes sleek designs with reliable functionality.

The product comes with a stainless steel steamer, secondly, a durable skillet as well as a sauté pan along with the usual pans provided with similar products.

These useful additions add more selling value to this bang for the back product.

With its stainless steel interior and exterior further fortified with professional-level triple ply construction.

To provide better heat distribution and conduction, the set comes with their patented heat surround technology. Along with this, the pans come with cool grip handles that remain cool even at high temperatures.

In terms of clean up, the set requires more effort as the non-stick coating is not that smooth. Moreover, the bottom of the pans are easily stained with heat.

What We Liked

  • Comes with several added pans
  • Good heat conductivity
  • Cool grip handles
  • Elegant design
  • High quality construction

What We Didn't Like

  • Pans easily stained
  • Takes more effort to clean

The fourth entry on our list belongs to Calphalon 8 Piece Classic Nonstick Cookware Set.

With its hard anodized aluminum construction, you are ensured of better heat conduction and distribution as well as the product’s overall durability.

The purchase includes tempered glass lids that let you watch the contents inside the pans as you cook.

The non stick double coated interior surface allows easier clean up.

The set comes with sauce pans, frying pans, sauté pan as well as a stock pot, all of which come with their own durable cover.

For convenient cooking, the pans come with measuring spouts. In addition straining lids are also provided.

The pans can withstand temperatures up to 450 degrees

Our main gripes with this product is the fact that it is not dishwasher safe. Moreover, you need to use wooden or non abrasive utensils when cooking as the non stick coating is scratched easily.​

What We Liked

  • Hard anonized aluminum build
  • Tempered glass lids
  • Easy to clean
  • ven safe up to 450 degrees
  • Comes with measuring marks and straining lids

What We Didn't Like

  • Non stick coating is easily scratched
  • Can not be cleaned using a dishwasher

The last but definitely not the least entry on our list is the WearEver C943SF Pure Living Nonstick Cookware set.

The 15 piece set is certified free from harmful chemicals such as PTFE and PFOA which are usually found in cheaper cookware.

To provide better comfort with each use, the handles are provided with soft touch silicon sleeves to also provide a more secure grip even with wet hands.

The pans are all made with heavy duty aluminum material all with ceramic coating for added durability and reliability at high temperatures.

The non stick coating is made with premium grade material. Because of this, when tested, it was able to endure our staining and scratch test.

The aluminum construction offers better heat conduction and distribution for a more efficient and convenient cooking experience. The product is oven safe up to 350 degrees.

We noticed few disadvantages with the pans overtime. This includes the fact that the paint or color of the base easily chips off or is stained with extreme temperatures.

What We Liked

  • Soft grip handles
  • PTFE and PFOA free
  • Heavy gauge aluminum construction
  • Durable pans
  • See through lids

What We Didn't Like

  • Base will be discolored at extreme temperatures
  • Oven safe only up to 350 degrees

Our Recommendations:

Editor's Pick: Cusinart MCP-12N MultiClad Pro 12 Piece Set

After careful deliberation with the team, we have concluded that the top set in 2017 is the Cusinart MCP-12N MultiClad Pro 12 Piece Set.

The Cusinart MCP-12N Multiclad Pro is equipped with a few unique pans which are commonly not seen in run of the mill cookware sets. These include saute pans, skillets as well as a streamer. These specialized pans all give more convenience and functionality in cooking.

Moreover, it also sports cool grip handles that help insulate heat and to protect your hands from accidental burns. The elegant design and durable construction only adds more icing to the cake.

Runners Up: Calphalon 8 Piece Classic Non Stick Cookware Set and Cook N Home 15 Piece Cookware Set

Coming in second place is the Calphalon 8 Piece Classic Non Stick Cookware Set. This equally competent cookware sets ticks off all the boxes in terms of the essentials.

It excels in terms of build and construction thanks to its hard anodized aluminum constructed pans. In addition, it also has tempered glass lids that let you view the contents inside so that you will have the perfect meals.

The Calphalon 8 Piece Set is also able to endure extreme temperatures of up to 450 degrees and it also comes with measuring marks that aid in cooking.

At third place is the Cook N Home 15 Piece Cookware Set that is made of high quality grade material The purchase also comes with tempered glass that let you see the inside of the pan to help you get an estimate of your cooking time.

It has soft touch handles and a durable non stick coating that ensures a dishwasher safe and easy clean up.

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About the Author

Walter J. Farrell is an accountant who is very passionate about sharing his knowledge on high tech gadgets. He started AuthorityAdviser to help people know more about the products that are currently a hit in the market.

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