Best Non-Stick Cookware Reviews

The list of prospects when selecting a new cookware set can be long and intimidating; however, it’s important to choose the right set for you and your needs. The number of layers of non-stick material is certainly a factor, since the thinner the layers, the less durable your pots and pans will be. The advantages of non-stick sets are clear: less oil or grease needs to be used, minimizing the extra fat you have to add to your dishes whenever you choose to cook with them. Heat is also more evenly distributed with non-stick pans than with the pans that you have to add grease to, and cleanup is a lot easier since scrubbing is not needed as much, and the food generally comes right off after use.

Unfortunately, there’s a risk in using non-stick systems since the coating on the inside of the pan can contain harmful chemicals and could leech into the food when it is heated up by releasing damaging gases. It’s recommended to use medium or low heat with non-stick cookware, and leaving the pan empty on a heated range is discouraged since it can produce fumes that may be bad for your health. A way to avoid this all together is to invest in a set with baked enamel or a ceramic finish, although it is significantly heavier than other pans when applied.

 

The main thing to remember when choosing your non-stick cookware set is that a lower priced set isn’t necessarily the best option for you. You get what you pay for in most cases–the cheaper the pan, the thinner the layers of stick resistant coating, and the more pain you will have to go through in order to maintain it. The higher the cost, the higher the quality usually is. I don’t suggest cheaping out on something you intend to cook your meals in.

Cook N Home NC-00358 Nonstick Ceramic Coating 10-Piece Cookware Set

This set offers a PTFE and PFOA, lead and cadmium free ceramic coating and is resistant to scratches.
The bottom is thick gauge aluminum and allows for even heating and minimizes the possibility of hotspots.
The handles are resistant to heat and slip resistant, allowing them to stay cool throughout all of your cooking adventures and keeping you from dropping anything.
The exterior color coating is resistant to heat and allows for easy cleaning and upkeep without having to worry about your beautiful green fading.
The lids are glass so that you’re able to easily watch the food as it cooks without constantly having to remove the lid.
This set is universal for most cooking systems, but is not effective by way of induction system cooking. Check out my full review.

WearEver C943SA Pure Living Nonstick Ceramic Coating PTFE-PFOA-Cadmium Free Dishwasher Safe Cookware set

This set is free of harmful chemicals in its coating and is totally recyclable so that it’s environmentally friendly. The handles are silicone and can withstand cooking temperatures up to 350 degrees without becoming too hot to touch.
It offers superior scratch and damage resistance, stain resistance and is the most durable set that WearEver has to offer as far as ceramic cookware goes.
Aluminum base allows for even heating. This set is also safe for all cooking methods except induction. It’s oven safe up to 350 degrees, range safe up to 700 degrees and is dishwasher safe. Find out more here.

 

T-fal C921SE Initiatives Ceramic Nonstick Cookware Set

This cookware set boasts superior scratch and stain resistance with a ceramic interior that protects against most all utensils.
It’s non-stick, so there’s no need for extra fat by the way of grease or oil to slick the pan.  See my full review.
Stove safe up to 700 degrees and oven safe up to 350 degrees.
No harmful chemicals in the coating, so no need to worry about toxic carcinogens leaching into your food when the pan heats up.
This system is great for all cooking systems except for induction ranges, it comes with a lifetime warranty and is dishwasher safe.

SilverStone Ceramic CXi Nonstick 12-Piece Cookware Set

The Silverstone has a gorgeous white ceramic interior that allows for easy food removal and cleaning.
This set includes two superior utensils: a superior grade nylon grated spoon and spatula. For more details see my full review.
The lids are shatter proof, so it’s not really a big deal if you drop one.
Handles provide a contoured, comfortable grasp to allow for easy handling.
It is oven safe up to 350 degrees and its ceramic coating is free of harmful chemicals.
Product comes with a limited lifetime warranty.

 

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