Top 15 Best Nonstick Cookware Reviews for 2020

Nonstick Cookware Overview

Nonstick cookware is a game-changer in the kitchen. The best nonstick cookware should be easy to use and easy to clean. Thanks to their smooth, slick coating to prevent food from sticking to the surface, cleanup is a breeze. . Today, people are more health conscious and are less likely to use oil, butter, or other high-calorie agents for cooking. Porcelain nonstick cookware is a great introduction to health-conscious cooks..

Porcelain and ceramic cookware do not contain PTFE (polytetrafluoroethylene), which is a significant component in Teflon® made by DuPont. What we are concerned with is PFOA (perfluorooctanoate). The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has requested major chemical manufacturers to phase out this chemical in 2015. The current line of nonstick cookware does not contain  PFOA or Perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (PFOS). When you let your nonstick pans get extremely hot, they can release other toxic chemicals that can transfer to your food. Moreover, they must always have a coating of oil or butter when used on the stove over medium or low heat and never at a high temperature. You must not use metal utensils on them as the nonstick coating gets damaged, but rather, wood, rubber, silicone, or nylon would be ideal. These pans do not give you a brown crusty coating, nor do they sear like other cookware.

They are typically made of aluminum and are covered with ceramic or porcelain. This is more economical than copper or stainless steel. Less experienced cooks find nonstick cookware much easier to work with. One of the downsides is that while some are oven- and dishwasher-safe, most are not, making it a low-maintenance purchase.

 

Top 15 Best Nonstick Cookware Sets


1. T-fal® Ultimate Hard Anodized Scratch Resistant Titanium Nonstick Thermo-Spot Heat Indicator, 12-piece Set

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thermo spotThe pioneers of nonstick cookware, T-fal®, have been manufacturing celebrated cookware since 1954. Their exclusive orange Thermo-Spot® technology lets you know when the cookware is perfectly preheated for easy and comfortable cooking. With its TechnoResist base, the model E765SC will not warp. It is dishwasher safe, PFOA-free, and is available in Gray.

The hard anodized aluminum base is exceptionally durable. The inside is a hard titanium nonstick surface which guarantees superior performance. The handles are made of silicone and remain cool all through the cooking process. They are attached with rivets for your comfort and safety. The set is oven-safe up to 400-degrees F. This lightweight set can be used on all stovetops except induction. The glass lids are fitted with easy-to-grasp handles. A drawback, however, is that this product is not PTOF-free.

Your 12-piece set includes an 8- and 10.25-inch frying pan, a 5.6-quart covered Dutch oven, a 1.1-quart, 2.3-quart, and 3.2-quart covered sauce and sauté pans. tfal nonstick cookwareThis set comes with a nylon slotted spatula and a solid spoon for preparing and serving food. The set weighs 20 pounds.


Gift-wrapping is available. You will receive a User Manual and a Lifetime Limited Warranty. The set is made in China.

 

2. Rachael Ray Cucina Hard Porcelain Enamel Nonstick Cookware, 12-Piece Set

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The Rachael Ray™ Hard Porcelain Enamel Cookware set in a lovely warm agave blue can brighten up any kitchen. To complement your kitchen decor, this model is also available in cranberry red, lavender, mushroom brown, and pumpkin orange. This set is nonstick, PFOA-free, and has black interiors. The base is made of sturdy aluminum for fast and even heating. The cookware is safe to be used in the oven up to 400-degrees F. Although not dishware-safe, they are easy to hand-wash.

The nonstick set allows for easy transfer of food from pan to plate, and all with minimum use of butter or olive oil. The handles are rubberized with 2 rivets holding each one in place. The shatter-proof tempered glass lids seal in moisture. You can use them on glass, ceramic, gas, and electric stoves, but not on induction cooktops.

The set consists of a 1-quart covered saucepan, a 3-quart covered saucepan, 6-quart covered stockpot, 3-quart covered sauté pan, 8.5-inch open skillet, 10-inch open skillet, and a convenient nylon slotted spoon and spatula. The set weighs 17.5 pounds.

Gift-wrapping is available and so is a Lifetime Limited Warranty along with a handy user manual. This set is made in Thailand.

3. Bialetti® Granito X-tra Cookware Set, 10-Piece Set

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From the Italian cookware giant, Bialetti®, comes another durable and easy-to-clean ceramic cookware set, Granito X-tra. Granito is PFOA-free, made with a heavy-duty aluminum base to ensure uniform heating and cooking. You can use metal utensils with this set.

bialetti non stick cookwareIt is recommended to hand wash this set since it is not dishwasher-friendly. The handles and lid grips are rubberized and feature a keyhole for easy storage. The lids are made of tempered glass. The set includes an 8-inch fry pan, a 10.25-inch fry pan, an 11-inch covered deep sauté pan, a 2-quart covered saucepan, a 2.5-quart covered saucepan, and a 5-quart Dutch oven. It weighs 19 pounds.

lifetime guaranteeYou will receive a User Manual and Lifetime Limited Warranty.– The set is made in China.

4. Circulon® Symmetry Hard Anodized Nonstick Cookware, 11-Piece Set

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Adding a touch of class to your kitchen, the tulip shaped Circulon® Symmetry cookware comes in black, red, and brown. The anodized aluminum base is twice as hard as stainless steel. The set boasts an exclusive TOTAL® Food Release System that is PFOA-free. Besides, you can use metal utensils with this nonstick set. The 3-layer nonstick interior with raised circles reduces surface abrasion. The set will not chip or scratch, and you can mash food right in the saucepans. They can also be safely used in the oven up to 400-degrees F.

The stainless steel bottoms can be used on all stove tops including induction. The handles are made of cast stainless steel with a silicone coating for comfort and easy handling. The tempered glass lids let you view the contents of the pan without causing any loss of moisture or heat. They do not have vent holes, but do have stainless steel trims. The pots and pans are dishwasher-safe.

The set includes a 1-quart pouring saucepan, 2- and 3-quart covered saucepans, an 8-quart covered stockpot, with 8.5- and 10-inch skillets, with a 3-quart covered sauté pan. The set weighs 28 pounds.

Gift wrapping is available with this set. It comes with a User Manual and a Circulon® hassle-free Lifetime Guarantee. They are made in Asia and distributed by Meyer Commercialware, Inc.

5. Cuisinart® Chef’s Classic Nonstick Hard Anodized Cookware, 17-Piece Set

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Cuisinart® has been making the best kitchenware for over 30 years now. The Cuisinart® Chef’s Classic set (model number 66-17) is both stylish and functional. The nonstick hard anodized aluminum core will give you unsurpassed cooking experience. Especially suitable for special occasions, it is also ideal for daily use.
The hard exterior, which is tougher than stainless steel, is dense and non-porous.

The interior is coated with high-quality Quantanium® nonstick and strengthened with titanium. It features a use-friendly design and easy-to-clean body. Designed with riveted handles for increased stability, you will also love the cast stainless steel Cool Grip™ stick handles that stay cool on the stove, for a safer hold. The rims of the cookware are tapered for easy pouring without a mess dripping down the sides. The stainless steel lids are well fitted. The set is oven-safe up to 500-degrees F, and can be used on the stovetop, under the broiler, and freezer. However, they cannot be used on induction stoves or in the dishwasher.

 

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You will receive a 1.5-quart saucepan with cover, 2-quart saucepan with cover, 3-quart saucepan with cover, 4-quart sauté pan with helper handle on the front and cover, 9-quart stockpot with cover, 8-inch open skillet, 10-inch open skillet, 12-inch skillet with cover, a 7.87-inch multi-steamer insert with cover, and a 9.44-inch pasta insert. The set weighs 38 pounds.

This China-made set comes with a User Manual and a Limited Lifetime Warranty.

6. Simply Calphalon® Nonstick Cookware, 10-Piece Set 

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The Simply Calphalon® Nonstick Cookware features interiors that are double-coated, tempered glass lids with silicone handles, and a hard anodized aluminum construction for even heat conduction. They are oven-safe up to 400-degree F; however, they are not dishwasher safe.

You can only use nylon, plastic, or wooden spoons and ladles with nonstick lest the coating should scrape. This set is compatible for gas, electric, electric rings, halogen, and glass top stoves, but is not safe for induction units. Your set includes an 8- and 10-inch omelet pan, 1.5-quart saucepan with cover, 2.5-quart saucepan with cover, a 3-quart sauté pan with cover and a 6-quart stockpot with cover. The set weighs 20 pounds.

Gift-wrapping is available and additionally you will receive a full 10-year Warranty. –The set is made in China and comes with a User Manual.

7. Anolon® Advanced Bronze Hard Anodized Nonstick Cookware, 11-Piece Set

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The Anolon® Advanced Bronze Collection is created with the finest heavy-gauge anodized aluminum to ensure even heating. The SureGrip handles are made of stainless steel and have silicone coverings. They are securely riveted and allows for a safe, soft grip. The set is safe to use in your oven up to 400-degrees F.
You can switch to healthy cooking with this PFOA-free DuPont® Teflon® coated set . They have been tested in professional kitchens by reputed chefs. The set features a tulip shaped design with rounded bottoms and is available in bronze to harmonize with any kitchen décor. The lids are dome shaped and made of tempered glass with stainless steel support rings around the edge.

The set contains a 1.5- and 3-quart covered saucepan, 8-quart covered stockpot, 8- and 10-inch French skillet, 12-inch shallow grill pan, and a 3-quart covered sauté pan. You will also receive free bonus items, including a 9.5-inch open skillet and a 3-quart covered sauté pan with a swing lid. A griddle is an open stock item on Amazon.com®. The set can be used on ceramic, gas, electric, and glass stove tops but not induction stoves. You must hand wash the set since it is not dishwasher-safe. It weighs 24 pounds.

You will receive a User Manual and a Lifetime Warranty. The set is made in Thailand by Meyer Commercialware, Inc.

8. KitchenAid® Aluminum Nonstick Cookware, 8-Piece Set

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The KitchenAid® cookware (model number KCAS08ER) is constructed with anodized aluminum and has a stainless steel base. This model is available in Empire Red, Polished Stainless Steel—KCSS08LS, and Onyx Black—KCSS08OB.

kitchenaid non stick cookwareThe set is dishwasher-safe, with a nonstick colorfast finish to prevent fading and discoloration. The nonstick interior is made of 3 layers. The bottom of the set is made of stainless steel, safe for use on all stove tops, including induction. The riveted handles are made of stainless steel and are cool to touch. The dome shaped lids are made of tempered glass and are fitted with handles for easy lifting. The set is oven safe up to 375-degrees F.

This aluminum set includes a 1.5-quart saucepan, 8- and 10-inch skillets, 3-quart saucepan with lid, and an 8-quart stockpot with lid. It weighs 10 pounds.
Gift-wrap is available. You will receive a User Manual and a Lifetime Limited Warranty. The set is made in Thailand by Meyer Commercialware, Inc.

9. Paula Deen® Signature Collection Porcelain Nonstick Cookware, 15-Piece Set

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multi-color-nonstickWith their speckled, colorful exterior, the Paula Deen® nonstick porcelain set features an exciting design. They are available in different colors including aqua , blueberry, butter, coral, honey, lavender, oatmeal, pear, and red—all with speckles. The 15-piece set includes a 5-piece measuring spoon set as well. Only use wood, plastic, silicone, or rubber utensils on the nonstick to protect the surface from scratches.

paula-deen CookwareThe heavy-gauge base does not have hotspots that can burn or scorch food. The nonstick interior is made of black DuPont® Teflon®. Additionally, this set is color and stain-resistant. The lids are made of tempered glass and have cool-touch handles fitted with copper-plated O-rings that facilitate easy hanging. They are safe to be used in the oven (up to 350-degrees F). They can be used on gas, electric, glass, but not on induction stoves. Also, they are not dishwasher-safe.


spoon-setIncluded in the 17-pound set is a 1-and 2-quart covered saucepan, 6-quart covered stockpot, 2.75-quart covered sauté pan, 8- and 10-inch skillets and a free 5-piece rooster measuring spoon set.–––

Gift-wrapping is available for your friends. You will receive a User’s Manual and a Limited Lifetime Warranty. The set is made in China.

10. Gotham Steel Kitchen Nonstick Frying Pan and Cookware, 10-Piece Set

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The Gotham™ Steel set is made of high-grade titanium and ceramic for easy transfer of food and minimum usage of oil or butter. The pots and pans are lightweight, PFOA, PTFE, and PFOS-free making them a healthy alternative. This set can be used on most stovetops—gas, electric, glass, except induction. The coating inside will not peel or flake off easily with daily use. Acidic foods do not react with this coating and are, therefore, not a problem. This set is also oven and dishwasher-safe.

They are scratch-resistant to a great extent and may be used in the oven (up to 500-degrees F). Be sure to use a pot holder on the handles because they are metal. Do not put the lid in the oven; they have a plastic ring around the handle knob and will melt.

This set includes an 8.5- and 10.25-inch frying pan with 10.25-inch frying pan lid, 1.5-quart pot with lid, 2.5-quart pot with lid, and a 5-quart aluminum steamer insert and lid. The whole set weighs 12 pounds.
Gift wrapping is available. You will receive a User Manual and a 90-day Money Back Guarantee, excluding postage and handling charges. The set is made in China.

11. T-fal B209SI Initiatives Nonstick Cookware Set, 18-Piece

T-fal B209SI Initiatives Nonstick Cookware Set, 18-Piece
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Another frontrunner in the non-stick cookware category is the low-maintenance T-Fal Initiatives Nonstick Cookware Series. Besides the pocket-friendly price point, the set is made of high-grade aluminum, making it extremely durable. Considering the number of pieces that come in the bundle costing less than $100, the T-fal B209SI Initiatives Nonstick Set is sure to become a quick favorite in the kitchen.

This 18-pc set includes all the cooking essentials: a 4.5-inch egg wonder, 8-inch, and 11-inch saute pans, 1-quart, 2-quart, and 3-quart saucepans with lids, 4.2-quart jumbo cooker with lid, 5-quart dutch oven with lid, 10-inch griddle, 4 nylon tools. It also comes with Limited Lifetime Warranty information. The attractive red exterior with the black non-stick interior gives the set a sleek and stylish finish. The PFOA-free nonstick coating prevents food substances from sticking to the container. It makes cleaning a breeze and is also dishwasher-safe.

Moreover, the coating does not require a lot of oil/fat for cooking. Just the bare minimum fat needed for flavor development can be used. The pots and pans have an Even-Heat Base for consistent cooking results. To ensure the longevity of the set, aerosol, and high-temperature cooking should be avoided. The ergonomically designed handles provide a comfortable and secure grip and are oven safe up to 350 Fahrenheit /177 Celsius. The lids are made of tempered glass and are vented, with adjusting knobs for controlled cooking. This all-rounder set is safe to use with nylon, coated, or wooden utensils.

12. CUSINAID Nonstick Aluminum Cookware Set, 10-Piece

CUSINAID Nonstick Aluminum Cookware Set, 10-Piece
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This rustic copper-hued nonstick set fuses style with functionality. Adding flair to your kitchen, this is a 10-piece multi-purpose set that contains 2 covered saucepans (1.5qt/2qt), 2 covered stockpots (2.5qt/4qt), and 2 open fry pans(8in/10.5in).

This rustic copper-hued nonstick set fuses style with functionality. Adding flair to your kitchen, this is a 10-piece multi-purpose set that contains 2 covered saucepans (1.5qt/2qt), 2 covered stockpots (2.5qt/4qt), and 2 open fry pans(8in/10.5in).

The pots and pans come in a nonstick ceramic coating to prepare healthy meals with a minimum amount of oil. They are also non-toxic being PFOA, lead, and cadmium free. Given the nonstick coating, the food doesn’t stick to the container, making it easy to clean in a dishwasher.

This is an FDA and ETL approved cookware set, convenient for everyday domestic use.

 

13. Rachael Ray Cucina Hard Anodized Nonstick Cookware Set (87641)

Rachael Ray Cucina Hard Anodized Nonstick Cookware Set (87641), 12 Piece
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This contemporary chic-looking nonstick set with espresso-colored nonstick interiors, complemented by rustic-colored handles, offers a pleasant and reliable cooking experience. The set has 1 and 3 Quarts Covered Saucepans, 6 Quart Covered Stockpot, 8 1/2 Inch and 10 Inch Skillets, 3 Quart Covered Sauté Pan, Slotted Turner, and Spoon.

The hard-anodized aluminum body helps in even and fast conduction of heat. The long-lasting PFOA-free nonstick prevents food from sticking by offering easy food release and facilitates hassle-free cleaning. Oven-safe up to 400 degrees Fahrenheit, the pots and pans are suitable for all stovetops, except induction, and are also dishwasher safe. The wide-rimmed stainless steel glass lids are break-resistant. The dual-riveted silicone covered handles provide a comfortable and cool-to-touch grip. There is also a slotted turner and spoon in the same color as the cookware’s handles.

This particular model comes in three beautiful hues- Blue, Orange, and Red. With a limited lifetime warranty, this set will make a handsome addition to your kitchen for whipping up delectable meals.

14. GreenLife Soft Grip Ceramic Non-Stick Cookware Set, 16-piece

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When it comes to ceramic nonstick cookware sets, the GreenLife Soft Grip is a popular buy. Whether you are looking for efficient functionality, great performance, and good value for money, this set has it all- be it a quick breakfast or an elaborate dinner. Here is what’s included in the bundle: 4″ mini frypan, 7″, and 9.5″ open frypans, 1, 2, and 5 Qt. covered saucepans, 5 Qt covered stockpot, 2.5 Qt covered saute pan, 7″ stainless steel steamer, and 4 kitchen utensils.

What makes this set stand out from the others is the adorable mini frypan. It’s adequate to cook a meal for one or for making perfectly shaped sunny-side-up eggs. The steamer insert is great for steaming vegetables. The four nylon utensils- a ladle, two slotted turners, and a large slotted spoon- can be used with the pots and pans without having to worry about damaging their coating. The set has a solid, sturdy aluminum construction making it very responsive to heat.

Another brownie point for this set is its non-reactive ceramic nonstick coating called Thermolon, which is a healthy alternative to the traditional nonstick surfaces of Teflon (containing PTFE). It is also PFOA, PFAS, Lead, and Cadmium free. All these attributes make it an excellent choice for healthy fat-free and toxin-free cooking. The matching glass lids fit snugly onto the respective containers locking in the moisture to retain the flavors of the food. The rivet-free phenolic (Bakelite) handles stay cool, have a soft grip, and are easy to clean. The set can be used in the dishwasher and on multiple cooktops, except induction.

For a longer lifespan, it is recommended that the set should be used on low to medium heat settings. With butter or high smoke point oils, using nylon or wooden utensils is suggested. This one is not meant for roasting or baking, as it is oven safe only up to 350 degrees F.

The stylish set comes in brilliant color variants such as Turquoise, Burgundy, Lavender, etc. The GreenLife Soft Grip is built to last.

15. AmazonBasics Non-Stick Kitchen Cookware Set, 15-Piece

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Amazon has outdone itself by making luxury a bit more affordable. If you are looking for a starter cookware kit or RV/camping gear, then, look no further. This less than $50 fifteen-pc basic set includes- 8 and 10-inch fry pan, 1.5-quart and 2-quart saucepan with lids, 3-quart and 5-quart casserole pan with lids, and a 5-piece utensil set with a pasta server, a soup ladle, a slotted turner, a serving spoon, and a slotted serving spoon.

It is one of the best-selling products on Amazon. However, comparatively speaking, this set falls short on some features. It is neither induction-ready nor dishwasher-safe. However, the aluminum body has a BPA-free nonstick coating. The soft-touch handles stay cool during use. The spiral bottom enables even heating, and the vented glass lids let steam escape.

Overall, this is a great set for new cooks and young adults moving into their first place. If you don’t mind the few drawbacks, this can be a good set at a good price.

Tips to take care of your Nonstick Cookware

  • Warm water with a mild dish detergent is best for cleaning nonstick cookware.
  • Manufacturers do not recommend putting them in the dishwasher because of the high water temperature and caustic detergents that could ruin them; However, they are a breeze to clean by hand.
  • To remove foods stuck at the bottom of the pan, soak them in dish detergent and warm water for an hour, then wipe clean with a cloth or sponge.
  • Never use scouring pads, harsh cleansers, brushes, or steel wool pads with soap because the nonstick finish will corrode.
  • Each time, add a pad of butter, a little olive oil, or coconut oil to preheat the pans, just enough to coat the surface. 
  • Cooking sprays will make nonstick cookware gummy in the long run as they contain lecithin. 
  • It’s best to use nonstick cookware on low to medium heat. Heating above medium may cause toxins to release and deterioration of the surface coating.
  • Never use sharp knives, mashers, whisks, or rotary beaters that can nick and scratch the interior coating.
  • Always read the User Manual to check whether your nonstick cookware is oven-safe. Some are safe for use in the oven and some are not.

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