What are the different types of cookware sets?
Non-stick cookware sets
Known for their easy-to-clean characteristic, non-stick pans are a popular choice. Made with a special non-stick coating on the surface of the pan, it means less oil is needed when you’re cooking your next dish.
The main concern with non-stick cookware sets is the coating itself - low quality non-stick pans may see its coating chip off overtime.
Copper cookware sets
Besides being a sleek cookware option, copper cookware sets are great at conducting heat, fast. So, if you always find yourself in a hurry (or needing to satisfy your hunger asap) then copper cookware may be a good choice to look at. Although, being able to conduct heat fast also means they don't retain their heat for long.
Ceramic-coated cookware sets
Ceramic-coated cookware sets have been gaining popularity due to their non-stick qualities. These sets are made with a metal core and are coated in ceramic made from sand-derived silicon. Ceramic-coated cookware has been dubbed the ‘toxin-free’ version of non-stick cookware as there is no additional coating.
Stainless steel cookware sets
If you’re looking for a cookware set that produces beautiful browning when cooking, then a stainless steel cookware set is a top choice. They are generally uncoated, making them more durable - however, scrubbing off burnt-on food does take a bit of patience and elbow grease.
Aluminium cookware sets
Aluminium cookware sets are light and easily accessible, however, they have a softer metal (when compared to stainless steel), so they are slightly more prone to deformation if not looked after properly.
What is the #1 rated cookware?
There are many top rated cookware sets in Australia. If you’re ready to embark on your cooking journey, then the best place to start is to find yourself a good quality cookware set that lasts. We’ve rounded up the best cookware sets to shop in Australia - no matter what’s on the menu.
The best cookware sets in Australia
GreenPan is known for creating exceptional quality cookware, and this set definitely doesn’t fall short. This 10-piece set in an eye candy shade of blue will complement any kitchen. Each piece is made from duo-forged hard anodised aluminium, making them extra tough and scratch-resistant. Further, the Thermolon ceramic coating is reinforced with diamonds, which are durable and super heat responsive.
Not only does this gorgeous four piece set come with a slippery toxin-free non-stick ceramic coating, it is also designed with sturdy aluminium for fast and even heat distribution.
Thoughtfully made with a ceramic coating, this non-toxic five piece set has everything you need for sautéing, browning, stir-frying, and more.
The cookware set in question...with almost 37 000 five-star ratings on Amazon, this affordable Amazon Basics cookware set truly has earnt the badge as a cult-buy icon. Featuring an aluminium body with non-stick BPA coating, comfortable soft-touch handles that stay cool during use, vented glass lids and spiral bottoms for even heating, you have all the makings for a artfully pan-cooked meal.
Your new kitchen staple has arrived - the starter pack from Solidteknics not only looks good but is also made in Australia with non-toxic stainless steel that's made to last for generations. If you’re after a set that looks chic on the stove top, then this is a great option to consider.
With over 7560 five-star reviews and an average 4.5 star rating on Amazon, the Cuisinart Multiclad Pro stainless steel cookware set should definitely be one for the wish list as another cult Amazon buy. Inspired by the kitchens of France, this spectacular 12-piece set ticks all the boxes - from basic cooking tasks to large feasts for the entire family.
This French oven grill duo by Stanley Rogers has received a prestigious Good Design Award accolade in recognition of its outstanding design and innovation. The French oven grill duo integrates a grill pan, roaster and bread cloche all into one - designed for cooks who want to achieve multiple cooking techniques without cluttering storage space. Available also in midnight blue and bordeaux colourways, you'll find a duo that will look right at home in your kitchen.
If luxury is what you’re after, then this five-piece non-stick induction cookware set will provide. Made from recycled materials in Milan, it's also designed to help minimise your impact on the environment. Plus, Per Natura features Essteele's 'green' plant-based non-stick coating, which is super resistant to acidic foods and contains no PFOAs, nickel, lead or heavy metals.
The set includes a saucepan, sauteuse, casserole and two skillets - giving you the versatility to create a variety of delicious dishes, from pastas and risottos to soups and stews.
If black or silver cookware is just not doing it for you, then this vibrant red ceramic cookware set by Cuisinart will give your kitchen the pop of colour (and life) it deserves. The non-stick ceramic interior is reinforced with titanium - plus, it wont stain or discolour, so you can cook your favourite curries and soups worry-free.
Every piece in this six-piece set features an extremely resilient non-stick coating that is enhanced with ThermoSignal technology for fast and even cooking. They work on all hobs, not just induction cooktops, meaning this set will stay with you no matter what built-in stove your future apartment may have.
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