Every household needs a good set of cookware! That’s why buying a new set is such an important decision. A good, high-quality cookware set can offer a range of benefits to your kitchen.
Usually, the most important factor people pay attention to is how the cookware looks.
However, this should not be the case, the quality of material should always be at the forefront of your buying decisions, as poor-quality cookware often leads to a poor experience.
The daunting task of buying new cookware has being made even more difficult over recent years, as the internet has increased the vast number of utensils on offer.
They all claim to do this and that, but you can never really tell what you should be looking for.
Therefore, in order for you to select the right set for your kitchen, we are going to cover a few factors that should be considered, when you’re looking to purchase a new set of cookware.
What to consider for new cookware?
Material: Kitchen products can be made from a wide range of materials, ranging from metals to glass. The purpose of the cookware often determines the material that it’s made of.
The pans themselves are usually composed of some high-quality metal, such as copper or steel, as these need to be heat resistant and durable.
The lids to the pots can vary in material but are traditionally made from glass to allow the user to see into the pots and monitor what’s being cooked.
Just make sure you’re buying cookware that’s made from a good quality material, if it’s cheap, that will probably be reflected in the low quality and lifespan of the product.
Affordable: It’s not uncommon to pay upwards of $2,000 for the highest quality cookware, however it’s equally uncommon to grab a good quality set for around $200-£300, you just have to know where to look.
Find some cookware that fits your budget, if you’re likely to be using it often, consider spending a bit extra to get a good quality cookware set that will last a long time, ultimately being better value for you.
Durability: Stainless steel cookware usually leads the race in terms of durability. With the correct maintenance and proper care, there’s no reason why stainless-steel utensils can’t last over 20 years.
Take good care of them and they can last a lifetime, whilst looking as clean and fresh as they did when you first bought them!
Easy to Clean: Stainless steel cookware is considered tough, but also fairly easy to clean.
This means that the pans shouldn’t acquire stains over time, if they are cleaned thoroughly after use.
Most cookware sets are easy to clean, however make sure to let the pans cool before putting them into water!
Lifetime: As previously stated some cookware sets can last 20-30 years if kept well.
You will usually get what you pay for, so the more expensive materials will last longer than cheaper alternatives.
Stainless steel cookware usually has the longest lifespan as it tends not to crack, chip or rust, if cared for properly.
Use: Ultimately your purchase depends on what you’re using them for. If you run a large catering business, you’ll likely go for the expensive, durable sets, as they provide the most value for you.
However, if the cookware sets are for personal/ home use, you’re best off going for the ‘cheaper’ sets that can easily be compared on online, we’ll show you some a little further down!
Just be sure to read reviews and find the set that appeals to you!
Okay, so we mentioned that you can find some great value cookware sets online, so here they are!
We’re going to cover a few standout sets that are available to order online. However, if you’re not sold on the ones below, there are 100’s more that you can view!
They can be found by clicking HERE or the button below! Just be sure to read reviews and make sure the set caters to your needs.
First up is the Cuisinart Chef’s Classic set. The impressive cookware set has over 4,000 reviews and it’s not hard to see why!
Made up of 17 pieces made from a ‘Hard Anodized Construction Quantanium Nonstick Interior’ (sounds impressive right!), the bundle offers great value to anyone looking for new cookware.
Most pieces come with a clear break-resistant glass cover, so you can monitor your food as it cooks.
Now the price of these isn’t too expensive, but does constantly change, so click the “Check Price” button below to view the products and see what the current price is at.
This 13 piece stainless steel with copper bottoms cookware set by T-fal also offers great value!
The set is also available in different quantities, so the option is there to have more, or less items in your cookware bundle.
The silver exterior combined the copper really ticks boxes in terms of aesthetic demands and would look great in most kitchens!
Now if you’re looking for some colour within your cookware, this may be the set for you!
The set comes with 12 pieces and is available in blue, red, orange, lavender, brown and grey!
The design features modern colours but retains a rustic feel. The material used is a durable aluminium with sturdy hard enamel porcelain exteriors.
These beautiful pieces really do contribute to bringing personality into your kitchen.
Finally, we have a luxurious high end cookware set, for those of you looking for the highest quality.
This 15 piece set is certainly more than the previous cookware we’ve shown. However, as is the case with many things, the higher the quality, the higher the price!
The pieces are made from Hard Anodized Aluminium which offers a durable construction.
The set is well designed for storage, with pieces stacking and nesting in any order, saving up to 30% more space.
Another neat design element is the flat tempered glass covers, which are also built with space saving in mind.
The task of buying new cookware doesn’t have to be stressful! Simply take into consideration factors that are important to you.
Although our list provides a helpful basis for your purchase, if there’s any other factors that you consider important, make sure the cookware set caters to them!