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 it doesn’t retain its 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 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. Generally uncoated, making it 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, it is a softer metal (when compared to stainless steel), so it is slightly more prone to deformation if not looked after properly.
What are the best cookware sets to buy 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.
Shop now at GreenPan
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, its Thermolon ceramic coating is reinforced with diamonds - durable and super heat responsive.
Shop now at Amazon
With over 7,600 reviews and an average 4.5 star rating on Amazon, the Cuisinart Multiclad Pro stainless steel cookware set should definitely be one for the wishlist. 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.
Shop now at Essteele
If luxury is what you’re after, the Essteele this five-piece non-stick induction cookware set will provide. Made from recycled materials, 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.
Shop now at Temple and Webster
Widely-known Danish brand Scanpan has developed this beautiful stainless steel cookware set with all the features you would expect. It has 6.4mm-thick bonded bases to ensure optimal heat distribution and is compatible with a wide range of energy sources including induction cooktops. Plus, it’s oven-safe and has rolled rims for drip-free pouring, everytime.
Shop now at Appliances Online
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.
Shop now at Catch.com.au
Your new kitchen staple has arrived - the Baccarat Signature stainless steel cookware set in copper not only looks good but it’s also constructed from the highest grade of stainless steel with a superior aluminium bonded base for even heat distribution. If you’re after a set that looks super chic on the stove top then this is a great option to consider.
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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) you’re looking for. 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.
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