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When selecting a cookware set, there are many factors to consider. The specific pots and pans you need, budget, and whether you stainless steel or cookware with a nonstick coating are at the top of the list. Features such as type of coating, handles, lids, and weight are other factors to ponder.  

We hope our induction cookware set guide provides the information you need to choose the best set for your culinary needs. Our top picks are also shared for your consideration.

Factors to Consider When Choosing the Best Induction Cookware Set

We created this guide to simplify the process of selecting an induction ready cookware set to purchase. The initial decision is usually the material for the body of the cookware.

Cookware Materials

Since an induction cooktop or stove uses magnetic fields to generate heat, the cookware must have a magnetic base to be heated.

Materials that work with induction cooking surfaces are bare and enameled cast iron, carbon steel, and stainless steel with a magnetic bottom. Ceramic and hard-anodized aluminum cookware works on an induction cooktop as long as the base has a magnetic metal layer.

If a magnet sticks securely to the bottom of your pot or pan, it should work on your induction cooktop. Most induction cookware can also be used on conventional stoves.

Cookware made purely of copper or aluminum will not work on induction cooktops. 

Interior Nonstick Coatings

If you have decided to buy a nonstick cookware set, the next consideration is the type of coating. Do you want a polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) or a ceramic (PTFE-free) coating?  This article discusses PTFE.

Ceramic nonstick coatings are bonded to a cookware substrate such as hard-anodized aluminum. Most of these coatings are made from sand and other inorganic materials. These inorganic chemicals are made into a gel, often referred to as Sol-gel. The Sol-gel is sprayed onto a metal substrate and cured in a high temperature (400-800°F) oven. 

Although there are various ceramic nonstick coatings, the most popular are GreenPan’s Thermolon™, Cuisinart’s Ceramica™, and Weilburger’s Greblon®.

stainless steel frying pan with butter and oil

Stainless Steel Cookware Construction

If you would rather cook with stainless steel pots and pans, would you rather have a fully-clad or disc-bottom set?

What Is Fully-Clad Stainless Steel Cookware?

Fully-clad cookware is made of different materials sandwiched together in alternating layers which reach from the bottom of the pot or pan to the rim. It has good conductivity, provides even cooking, and can last many years if made from high-quality materials and treated with care.

Fully-clad cookware is available with three, five, or seven layers. The most common materials used are stainless steel and aluminum. Pans with seven layers are typically the most expensive. 

Each of the metal layers, or "ply," has its purpose and adds to the thickness of the cooking vessel. Using different types of metal in one pot or pan allows for more features and benefits to be introduced into a single piece of cookware.

  • Stainless steel - durability
  • Aluminum core - even heating
  • Magnetic stainless steel- induction compatible and can be used with conventional stoves
  • Hard anodized aluminum - durability and heat conduction
  • Copper - excellent heat conductor; heats quickly and evenly and maintains heat

To give you an idea of how fully-clad pans are constructed, here are three configurations.

3-ply: Interior stainless steel layer (usually 18/10 or 18/8), an aluminum layer, and an outer layer of magnetic stainless steel (18/0). 

5-ply: stainless steel (interior), aluminum, stainless steel, aluminum, magnetic stainless steel (exterior)

5-ply: stainless steel (interior), aluminum, copper core, aluminum, magnetic stainless steel (exterior)

What Does Disc Bottom/Bottom Clad/Encapsulated Base Mean?

Manufacturers use any of these three terms to describe cookware with a disc of aluminum in the cooking vessel's base. However, the aluminum does not extend up the sidewalls to the rim. For example, a disk of aluminum is placed (sandwiched) between two layers of stainless steel.

This aluminum disc can move around. However minuscule the movement is, it can result in a "buzzing" sound. This sound also sometimes occurs in lightweight stainless steel pans.

Handles and Lids

Some cooks prefer a pan with stainless steel handles because they can be placed inside an oven at temperatures greater than 350°F. On the other hand, many pans with silicone-covered handles tolerate oven temperatures above 350°F.  However, a handle with a silicone cover is easy to grasp.

Many handles are vented and have a hole to hang the pot or pan. Some handles have a thumb rest which helps in lifting and maneuvering the pan.

The most common way to attach a handle to a lid or handle is to weld it or attach it using rivets.

Do you prefer glass or stainless steel lids? Do you want a cover with a vent?

Weight

Consider the weight of both the cooking vessel and lid. A heavy-bottomed pan and one with thick walls last longer and are less prone to warping.

While some induction compatible cookware sets and individual pieces are lightweight, most have the extra weight due to their construction.

Induction cookware is typically designed to withstand high temperatures without warping. The number and thickness of the layers are factors in pan weight.  

If you are in a situation where you require lightweight induction cookware, consulting with a sales associate at a homeware and kitchenware store could help you find what you need. Once you find the brand and size, you can see if you can save money by buying it online.

Alternatively, you can look at the weight specifications in the online product descriptions and reviews.

stainless steel pot on single burner induction cooktop

What pots and pans do I want in my cookware set?

Cookware sets are typically sold in sets with five to thirteen pieces. If you have a few pieces of induction ready cookware, you may be able to select a smaller set. 

  • Frying pan ( 8, 10, or 12 inches)
  • Saucepan  (1.5, 2, 3 qt)
  • Sauté pan (3, 4, 5 qt)
  • Stockpot (6 qt, 8 qt)
  • Steamer Insert

Cooking style

If you cook a variety of meals often, then a cookware set is probably a cost-effective choice. However, if you only use a frying pan and a saucepan, purchasing two quality pieces is a good option.

If you have frying pans and only need a saucepan, we reviewed the top induction saucepans. All of these pans can also be used on conventional stovetops.

Reviews of the Best Induction Cookware Sets

Made in Cookware – The Sous Chef Set 11-Pc

Casual and serious cooks can use The Made In Sous Chef Set to prepare restaurant-quality food in their kitchen. The Sous Chef Set includes 7 pieces with 4 lids, so you'll have what you need. 

This cookware can be used for boiling, frying, searing, browning, simmering, broiling, and grilling. The pots and pans in this set can go from the stovetop to the oven and are compatible with all cooktops, including induction.

What's Included

  • 10" non-stick frying pan
  • 10" stainless clad frying pan
  • 10" carbon steel frying pan
  • 2-qt stainless clad saucepan with lid
  • 4-qt stainless clad saucepan with lid
  • 3.5-qt stainless clad sauté pan with lid
  • 8-qt stainless clad stock pot with lid
  • One can of carbon steel seasoning wax

Made In Stainless Steel Clad Pots and Pans

The Made In clad stainless steel cookware composition is in order stainless steel, aluminum, aluminum alloy, aluminum, and stainless steel. The stainless steel pieces are made with five American-made metal layers that run through the base and sides.  

The inner layer is made of 18/10 stainless steel. It is rust and corrosion-resistant. The three thick layers of premium aluminum allow heat to distribute evenly across the pan and help ensure durability. The exterior is made of magnetic stainless steel, making the cookware induction friendly. 

The stainless steel handles are secure and comfortable and are designed to stay cool while cooking. They are attached using stainless steel rivets, ensuring a solid connection. The lids have a tight seal and fit each piece perfectly.

The pots and pans are substantial without being too heavy. They can withstand hot temperatures in the oven as well.

The stainless clad frying pans are manufactured in the US, while the sauté pan, stockpots, saucepans, butter warmer, and saucier are produced in Italy.

Stainless Steel Frying Pan

The USA-made 10-inch frying pan is an ideal size for two chicken breasts. It’s one of the most popular frying pan sizes, and this stainless steel frying pan from Made In has proven to be one of their best-selling products. 

Saucepans

The 2 and 4-quart saucepans have a long handle and come with tight-fitting lids that trap moisture. The edge is more beveled as opposed to being square. They are produced in Italy.

Sauté Pan

The 3.5-quart stainless steel sauté pan is durable, functional, and manufactured in Italy. It is the equivalent of a 12-inch frying pan. The walls are straight, and the heat transfer through the base is uniformly excellent, making for an easy sauté process.

The handle is bolted tight to the outside of the pan and supports the total weight of the pan even when filled with food. The lid fits snugly and has a high handle, so you’re not going to burn your knuckles on a hot cover.  

Stockpot

This Italian-made 8-qt stainless stockpot is created from a single piece of steel with five metal layers. You get an even transfer of heat, great heat retention, and no hot and cold spots. The result is a better cooking experience.

The real secret to cooking in the best stockpots is an even flow of heat throughout the food. This comes from excellent heat transfer from the bottom of the stockpot and equally good heat transfer up the walls.

Made In 10-Inch Nonstick Frying Pan  

Many chefs and home cooks opt to use a quality nonstick frying pan for eggs and delicate fish.  

Most companies hide with a cheaper construction underneath their nonstick pans but Made In uses the same 5-ply construction, so even their nonstick performs very well on induction stovetops.

Made In uses the same five metal layers in the nonstick frying pan as they do in their stainless steel pieces for the pan's body. Most companies use at most 3-ply construction.

The surface coating is two layers, although PTFE-based it is PFOA-free, and manufactured in the United States. 

Made In 10 Inch Carbon Steel Frying Pan 

The Made In carbon steel frying pan combines the best properties of cast iron and stainless steel. Yes, it’s heavier than stainless steel and hard-anodized frying pans of this size since it features hybrid metal construction. However, you get a frying pan that’s not as heavy as regular cast iron but still has iron's superior heat retention.

The stainless steel also gives you the best of its heat transfer and control. Furthermore, you’re getting all the nonstick properties of a cast iron frying pan.

Use and Care

The nonstick and carbon steel pans should not go in the dishwasher. Although the stainless clad pieces can be placed in the dishwasher, it is better to clean them by hand. They are easily cleaned using warm water, soap, and a nylon sponge.   

Returns and Warranty

Made In Cookware has a consumer-friendly return or exchange policy. Cookware can be returned or exchanged within 45 days from the date of delivery. In addition, they will cover return shipping costs in the contiguous US.

This cookware set is covered under their limited lifetime warranty.

Final Thoughts

What We Like

The American-made five metal layers ensure high performance and durability.  The coating is manufactured in the US which gives the company control over the manufacturing and application process. It is durable as long as you use silicone or wooden utensils.

The carbon steel frying pan is a two-for-one deal: the best of stainless steel and cast iron in a single piece of cookware. For many people, this makes it an indispensable workhorse in the kitchen for daily use. This carbon steel pan is manufactured in France.

The collection includes everything you need to prepare almost any dish. The 45-day no-risk home trial is a big plus.

What Makes Us Think Twice

Even though Made In ships directly from the company to the consumer this is a fairly expensive cookware set. However, for premium cookware it is reasonably priced.

Since these pots and pans are manufactured in the USA, France, and Italy, it is expected they cost more than if they were made in China or Thailand. Purchasing a Made In cookware set can be thought of as a long-term investment.  

Company

Made In Cookware is a direct-to-consumer company launched in 2017 by Chip Malt and Jake Kalick. Chip brings marketing, computer science, and analytical knowledge to the brand while Jake contributes his experience as an operator of a three-generation kitchen supply business.      

Their goal is to make high-quality cookware financially accessible to professional kitchens and home cooks. They partner with the best raw material producers, artisans, and manufacturers in the United States, France, and Italy.

Made In reduces the cost to the consumer by exclusively distributing their products themselves without engaging retailers or third-party sellers.

Jake’s family has developed a network of suppliers over the last 90 years. Most of the manufacturers of Made In products are family-owned and multi-generational businesses. Rather than have one factory produce all the pots and pans, Made In finds the best people to create and manufacture a specific piece. For example, the carbon steel pans are made in France at a factory making carbon steel products for 300 years.

Made In purchases the raw materials used to create their cookware. This allows them to control the quality and negotiate the best price for the materials. The raw metal and nonstick coatings used in Made In products are made in the United States. 

Cuisinart Multiclad Pro 12-Pc Cookware Set 

The Cuisinart Multiclad Pro 12-Pc Cookware Set is less expensive than the Made In set. These Cuisinart pieces are durable and can be used on induction, gas, electric, glass, and halogen cooktops and are oven safe up to 500°F.

The pots and pans have a layer of aluminum sandwiched between two layers of stainless steel. The aluminum core promotes even heating.

The frying pans do not come with lids (stainless steel); however, the other pieces do. Some of the covers can be used with the frying pans; however, they won't fit perfectly.

Cuisinart MCP-12N Multiclad Pro Stainless Steel 12-Piece Cookware Set
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What's Included  

  • 8” frying pans (no lids)
  • 10” frying pans (no lids)
  • 1 ½ quart saucepan with lid
  • 3-quart saucepan with lid
  • 3 ½ quart sauté pan with lid
  • 8-quart stockpot with lid
  • Steamer insert with lid

   Lid Compatibility

  • The lids for the 1.5 and 3 qt saucepans and steamer insert fit the 8” fry pan.  
  • The 8 qt stockpot lid fits the 10” fry pan.
  • The steamer insert sits on top of the 3 qt saucepan.

Construction

The pots and pans (excluding the steamer insert) of this Cuisinart stainless steel cookware set have two layers of stainless steel with an aluminum layer between them. The three layers along the base and sidewalls of the cooking vessels produce fast and even heat distribution. The bottom of the pots and pans is magnetic stainless steel making it compatible with all induction cooktops.

The exterior finish is brushed stainless steel, while the interior is polished stainless steel.

The rims of all cooking vessels are tapered, which eliminates liquid dribbling when pouring.  

Handles and Lids

The handles are stainless steel and are shaped ergonomically. They are designed at an angle, making it easy to lift, pour, and maneuver in general.  

The handles stay cool while cooking and are attached to the pan with rivets. The interior cap on the rivet is stainless steel. 

The lids are made of stainless steel and have a ridge that further secures the pan's cover. This tight cover keeps the liquid and nutrients from escaping.  

Cleaning

When I read product reviews, I look for patterns. I noticed that even though the Use and Care manual states the cookware is dishwasher safe, some consumers recommended hand washing the pots and pans. They are easy to clean, especially if soaked in warm water.

Additionally, Cuisinart's Use and Care guide caution regular dishwasher use will eventually scratch any utensil. A non-lemon detergent is recommended.

Warranty

Cuisinart offers a lifetime limited warranty on this cookware set. Suppose a product needs to be repaired or replaced. In that case, the customer pays shipping costs and must enclose a check or money order (check the warranty for the amount) for the return shipping fees (California residents have different warranty conditions).

The terms are available on the Cuisinart website. I register my products before using them to avoid a hassle with the customer service warranty department.

Once the cookware is unpacked, check for dents and scratches and ensure the bottoms are flat and do not rock on the cooking surface and for bumps on the pans' interior. Cuisinart also makes available on its website a straightforward Use and Care Guide.  

NOTE: The grade of stainless steel used to manufacture this set is unknown to this reviewer. The Cuisinart website does not give this information, nor does the customer service department of Cuisinart or its parent company, Conair Corporation.  

To ensure a complete Cuisinart cookware review of this set, Cuisinart and Conair were contacted via telephone. The representatives stated they did not know the grade of stainless steel used in manufacturing this Cuisinart Multi Clad Set.  

Final Thoughts

What We Like

From the base up the sidewalls, the triple-ply construction ensures impressive heat conductivity, heat retention, and even heat distribution.

The stainless steel lids fit well. The well-designed handles on the pots and pan don't get hot, are securely riveted, and shaped and angled in such a way that makes them easy to maneuver.

This Cuisinart MCP-12N Cookware Set is reasonably priced high-quality product. It is an affordable starter set for those out on their own for the first time or for consumers who want to replace their nonstick cookware pieces with stainless steel.  

What Could Be Improved

Cuisinart should disclose the stainless steel grade used for the interior layer.

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Anolon Nouvelle Copper Hard-Anodized Nonstick 11-Piece Cookware Set

The Anolon Nouvelle Copper Hard-Anodized Nonstick 11-Piece Cookware Set has the necessary pieces for your daily cooking needs. These cooking vessels are compatible with all stovetops including, induction, and are manufactured in Thailand.

Anolon Nouvelle Copper Hard Anodized Nonstick Cookware Pots and Pans Set, 11 Piece, Sable
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What's Included

  • 1-1/2-qt saucepan with lid
  • 3-qt saucepan with lid
  • 3-qt sauté pan with lid and helper handle
  • 8-qt stockpot with lid
  • 8.5 -inch skillet
  • 12-inch skillet with lid

Construction

Anolon Nouvelle Copper Hard-Anodized Nonstick pots and pans feature a base constructed with five metal layers: hard-anodized aluminum cooking vessel, aluminum, copper, aluminum, and magnetized stainless steel cap.

The magnetic stainless steel cap (impact-bonded) makes the set induction compatible. The copper and aluminum layers are good heat conductors.

The interior nonstick coating system is DuPont-Autograph 2. It is PTFE-based and PFOA-free. Chemours claims this is one of DuPont’s more durable and high-performance nonstick coatings.

These pots and pans are sturdy and have the right amount of weight. They are not lightweight but not too heavy either. The weight is to be expected since it has three metal layers and a stainless steel base.

Handles and Lids

The handles are cast stainless steel, have a comfortable grip, and don’t get hot. They are securely attached to the pot or pan using rivets.

One of the best attributes of this Anolon Nouvelle Copper Hard-Anodized cookware set is that the rivets are flush with the cooking surface and are covered with nonstick coating.

The lids are stainless steel. As I own the open 8.5” and 9.5” skillets, I cannot attest whether the covers lock in heat and moisture. However, many verified purchasers on various websites have stated the lids fit securely.

Use and Care  

  • Not to be put in the dishwasher, microwave, or broiler
  • Anolon states this cookware set is oven safe to 500ºF. I would not use pans over 400ºF. If the oven thermometer is incorrect or Anolon’s quality control is less than perfect, this gives some leeway.
  • Do not use cooking spray.
  • Use low or medium heat for cooking.
  • Use a stove burner that matches the size of the bottom of the cooking vessel.
  • Handwash with a non-scratch or nylon sponge.
  • Anolon® states in their literature metal utensils can be used on these pots and pans. Using only wooden or silicone utensils lessens the chance of the pan getting scratched.

Warranty 

Anolon® provides a lifetime warranty to the original purchaser for material and workmanship defects for their cookware products.

Consumers can submit a warranty claim online if they believe an item is defective. Complete the form on Anolon's website and submit photographs showing the defect. If Anolon considers the product or part is defective, they will either replace the part or ship a replacement pan of similar value.

Final Thoughts

What We Like

This is a durable, high-quality nonstick cookware set. The four metal layers in the base, thick nonstick coating promote even heating, quick heating, and durability. The stainless steel handles are sturdy, comfortable, and oven safe. The flat rivets are much easier to clean than the bumpy ones found on most pots and pans. 

What Makes Us Think Twice

This set is more expensive than some of the other nonstick sets. However, given the high-quality materials and construction, it can be viewed as a good investment. If you don't use metal utensils and are careful, you won't have to dispose of the frying pan after six months of use.

Company

Anolon is a brand of Meyer Corporation, which is headquartered in Vallejo, CA. Their cookware manufacturing plants are located in China, Thailand, and Italy.

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All-Clad D3 Stainless Steel 5-Pc Cookware Set

If you are thinking about switching over to stainless steel cookware or replacing your current set, the All-Clad D3 Stainless Steel Cookware Set is an excellent option. This set is manufactured in the United States.

The pans in this set can be used on induction and other cooktops and are oven and broiler safe up to 600°F (without the lids).

All-Clad 401599 Stainless Steel Tri-Ply Bonded Dishwasher Safe Cookware Set, 5-Piece, Silver
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What's Included

  • 10" fry pan
  • 3-qt saucepan with lid
  • 3-qt sauté pan with lid

Construction

The pots and pans in this cookware set have three metal layers: 18/10 stainless steel, aluminum core, and 18/0 stainless steel (for induction compatibility).

The inner cooking surface has a starburst finish, which helps prevent food from sticking to the pan along with proper pre-heating. This finish is not a chemical. It is part of the manufacturing process in which the surface is machine sanded.

The All-Clad D5 Stainless Steel Cookware Set pans are weighty since the high-quality stainless steel is used in the manufacturing process. I have the All-Clad D3 Frying Pan and do not find it too heavy. 

Handles and Lids

The handles are long, cast from solid stainless steel, and attached with stainless steel rivets.

The lids are made of stainless steel and fit securely to the pans. The handles get hot when higher temperatures are used.

Use and Care 

All-Clad states this set is dishwasher safe. However, the D3 Frying Pan is easily hand-washed with warm water and Dawn Soap. On a few occasions, I have used Barkeeper's Friend to keep it looking brand new. 

Metal utensils can be used, although wood utensils are recommended. I have a small scratch on my pan due to my carelessness with a metal spatula.

Warranty

All-Clad provides a limited lifetime warranty for all of its cookware products. However, if the cookware is damaged due to drops, fire, flood, misuse, or abuse, it will not be covered under warranty.

Other exclusions include color variations, minor imperfections, stains, or scratches.

Final Thoughts

What We Like

The All-Clad D3 Stainless Steel 5-Pc Cookware Set is a great choice for both casual and serious cooks. It is made in the USA with American- made stainless steel. The pots and pans distribute heat effectively, resulting in evenly cooked food.

It has all the pieces needed for a starter kitchen or for those who only want or need a frying pan, saucepan, or sauté pan.

What Makes Us Think Twice

This is an expensive stainless steel cookware set. However, the pieces are durable, made with high-quality USA stainless steel, and provide quick and even heat distribution. In the long run, this is an excellent investment.

A pouring spout would be a nice feature for All-Clad to add to the saucepan and sauté pan.

Related Content: All-Clad Stainless Steel 10-inch Fry Pan 

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GreenPan Valencia Pro Hard Anodized Ceramic Nonstick 11-Pc Cookware Set

This 11-piece cookware set from GreenPan comes with everything you need to cook, boil, fry, sauté, and prepare all the foods you desire on your induction cooktop. 

This ceramic nonstick coating, the Thermolon Minerals Pro, is infused with diamonds. 

GreenPan cookware is free of PFTE, PFOA, lead, and cadmium. The ceramic mineral nonstick coating does not emit harmful fumes.

When asked GreenPan customer service whether this cookware set is PFTE free, they responded:

"All of our nonstick cookware is PTFE, PFOA, cadmium and lead free. I don't know the details but we don't advertise that we are free of PTFE any longer. However, we always have been and always will be."
GreenPan Valencia Pro Hard Anodized Induction Safe Healthy Ceramic Nonstick, 11 Piece Set, Gray
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What's Included

  • 8" fry pan
  • 9.5" fry pan
  • 11" fry pan
  • 2-qt saucepan with tempered glass  lid
  • 3-qt saucepan with tempered glass lid
  • 3-qt skillet with tempered glass lid
  • 5-qt casserole with tempered glass lid

Construction

The GreenPan Chatham Ceramic NonStick 10Pc Cookware Set, Grey, is made from hard-anodized aluminum for durability and scratch resistance.

To optimize performance on all types of cookings and ensure even heating and warp resistance, GreenPan developed the Magneto™ induction base. This base contains ferromagnetic particles reinforced with copper. It is flat, which improves induction efficiency and better cooking results on all types of stovetops.

The nonstick coating, Thermolon(TM), is a diamond-reinforced ceramic made from a sand derivative. It is free of PFTE, PFAs, PFOA, lead, and cadmium. These pans emit no harmful fumes. The GreenPan nonstick coating emits 60% less CO2 during manufacturing.

Handle and Lid

The stainless steel handles are ergonomically shaped and oven-safe to 600°F.

The tempered glass lids are oven-safe to 425°F.  

Use and Care

While GreenPan claims it is safe to use metal utensils on the Valencia Pro Ceramic Nonstick pots and pans, their use and care guide recommends wood or nylon utensils.

Even though you can place the pots and pans in the dishwasher, Green Pan suggests handwashing with a soft sponge in warm, soapy water.

Company

GreenPan products are manufactured (including the coatings) in China in a factory owned, operated, and supervised by GreenPan. 

Cooking Tips

These highly conductive pans cook at a lower temperature than conventional cookware, and a lower heat setting is recommended.

When cooking, use only high smoke point oils, so extra virgin olive oil is not recommended. Instead, use peanut, coconut, or sunflower oils. Ghee is also preferred over butter.  

Using oil sprays or aerosols allows droplets to carbonate and damage the pan's nonstick surface.

Final Thoughts

What We Like

The GreenPan Valencia Pro Ceramic Nonstick 11-pc Cookware Set has a nonstick coating that doesn't contain toxic materials (no PFTE, PFOA, or PFAS) and won't emit harmful fumes at any temperature. 

These healthy pans are optimized for induction cooking with the Magneto(TM) induction base. They can be placed into the oven up to 600°F. Cleanup is fast and easy due to the nonstick coating.

What Makes Us Think Twice

The durability of the coating is questionable, and only certain oils should be used when cooking with these pots and pans.

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Comparison of Top-Rated Induction Cookware Sets

Made in Cookware Sous Chef 11-pc Set

Feature

Clad Stainless Steel

Carbon Steel

Nonstick

Coating

 Stainless Steel

Season before using 

 American made PTFE which is PFOA free

Oven Safe

800ºF

1200ºF

500°F

Dishwasher Safe

Place of Manufacture

USA and Italy*

France

Italy

* The saute pan, stock pots, saucepans, butter warmer, and saucier are all produced in Italy, while our stainless clad and nonstick frying pans are American-made.

Feature

Cuisinart MCP-12N

All-Clad D3

Tri-ply

Anolon

HA  Nonstick

GreenPan Valencia

Pro Ceramic

Coating

Stainless Steel

Stainless Steel

Anodized

Aluminum

Nonstick

Ceramic nonstick

Oven Safe

500ºF

600°F

500ºF

600°F 

Dishwasher Safe

Place of Manufacture

China

USA

Thailand

China - Green Pan owns the factory

Induction Cookware FAQ

Why does cooking on an induction stove require a particular type of cooking vessel?

An induction cooktop has a coil of copper wire below the glass-ceramic cooking surface. An alternating electric current flows through this coil, creating a changing magnetic field.

When a cooking vessel with magnetic properties is placed on the cooking zone, currents are generated in the cookware. The cookware resists these currents, which result in electrical energy being changed into heat energy. The pan gets hot, and the heat energy is transferred to the food by conduction.

What symbol designates induction suitable cookware?

The symbol that represents induction cookware is a series of swirls inside of a square. It often appears on the packaging material of induction cookware.

Can I use a tea kettle on an induction stove?

Cast iron and stainless steel induction tea kettles can be used.

We tested two induction ready kettles, the Quicktone Takei and the Willow and Everett. Our full article discusses these and other high-quality tea kettles.

What pans should be used with an induction cooker?

The bottom has to either contain iron or have a layer in the base that has magnetic materials.

Enamel cast iron, cast iron, carbon steel, and stainless steel pots and pans with a magnetized base are induction ready. If a copper or aluminum pan has a magnetized base, it will also work on an induction cooker.

Some people are concerned that their cast iron skillet might scratch the surface of the cooktop. However, with careful handling and keeping the bottom of the skillet smooth, you can keep the surface of your induction burner smooth and pristine. Be sure to lift the pan and not slide it across the cooking zone.

Pans used on an induction cooker should have a flat bottom since those uneven or dinged don’t work very well and can make noise through vibrations.

It is also important that the pot and pan handles are securely fastened to vibrate when the induction cooker is on high heat. Sturdy handles ensure a safe cooking process.

Here are reviews of nonstick frying pans that can be used on induction, gas, and electric stoves.

How can I find out if my pan will work on my induction cooktop?

The easiest way to determine whether a pan will work is to use a magnet (a refrigerator magnet is fine). If the magnet sticks securely to the base, the cooking vessel will work on an induction cooktop.

Many induction pots and pans have the induction symbol on the base or the words such as “induction” or “induction suitable.”

The magnet test is sufficient if you buy cookware from a brick or mortar store or at a yard sale. However, if you are ordering online, the best way to verify the pot or pan is induction compatible is to read the manual online or visit the manufacturer’s website.

If you don’t have a magnet but have an induction cooktop, put some water in your pot or pan and place it on the cooker. If the water heats, then it’s induction ready.

Is induction cookware worth the money?

While you may have to pay a bit more for quality induction cookware, it is worth it in the long run for two reasons.

First, almost all induction cookware can also be used on gas and electric stoves. Second, pots and pans that are well-constructed will last longer than poorly manufactured ones with cheap materials. We recommend sticking to a reputable brand as it will be worth the investment in the long run.

Shopping for induction cookware online is convenient, and many people prefer this over going to a store. You can put a filter on your search to look for pots or pans that are induction ready. When you have made your final selection, check the product manual online or the manufacturer’s website to verify your cookware is induction compatible.

However, if you prefer seeing the cookware in a brick-and-mortar store, you can check the products out in person and then go online to see if you can get the item at a lower price. If you are shopping for induction compatible cookware, be sure to take a magnet with you to test the pan to make sure it is induction ready.

If you decide to buy a nonstick cookware set, make sure the manufacturer clearly states the pan is free of PFOA, lead, and cadmium. 

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