As you probably already know induction cook tops are a safer, more economic alternative to regular electrical or gas powered stoves. However many induction cook top owner find out only too late that you need the special type of cookware to be able to use your new stove. That is because induction refers to the induction of heat through magnetic weights which is a fancy way of saying that you need pots and pans that you can stick a magnet on. Although that is a good general rule of thumb, you may notice that the magnet sticks more firmly on some pans than on others which will translate into more or less efficient cookware. That is why it is an excellent idea that, once you decide to buy an induction cook top, you should also buy a specially designed induction cookware set. In terms of price they are not that much more expensive than regular cookware sets, but they are better designed to face the test of time. We have actually came up with a top 10 best induction cookware sets, which you can find below, and we have also put together a review for each one of our choice is detailing why that set is worthy to be on this list, but also and more importantly for what type of kitchen/chef that set makes economic sense.
1. Magma Products 10-Piece Induction Stainless Steel Cookware Set
Our favorite choice of induction cookware sets is the Magma Products 10-Piece Induction Stainless Steel Cookware Set, because it is the perfect balance between quality, price, and number of actual pots and pans. The 1st thing we should highlight about this and all cookware sets on the market today is that the number of pieces they advertise does not refer to the actual pots and pans but it refers to the number of items you get in the box. So the Magma Products 10-Piece Induction Stainless Steel Cookware Set comes with just one pan and four other pots, 2 lids and 2 detachable handles. The detachable handles are one of the key gadgets that attracted us to this product. They allow you to start cooking on the cook top, to sear, to glaze the bottom, or to caramelize, and then you can put that pan or pot straight into the oven, take off the handle, and turn the heat up as much as you like. When the cooking is done you can reattach the handle and take out your dinner without any worries. The pots and pans themselves are made from stainless steel with a try clad encapsulated bottom. The try clad refers to the fact that you have a strong, thick aluminum base that is perfectly encapsulated in stainless steel and that stainless steel, the bottom part is magnetic so it will activate the induction cook top. There is a wide there is an aluminum base their and why you would want it there is that it provides a uniform spread of heat and it also prevents the pot from warping because of the heat.
2. Duxtop Professional Stainless-Steel 17-Piece Induction Ready Cookware Set
If you have just moved into a new home or you are buying a gift for a pair of newlyweds, you may need a more complex cookware set. You will have to pay a little bit more than you would have paid for the Magma Products, but the good news is that ultimately you will get a cookware set that is perfectly matched and that will fulfill all your needs and requirements. The Duxtop Professional Stainless-Steel 17-Piece Induction Ready Cookware Set is the perfect choice in that case, although, again, we have to point out the fact that you are not getting 17 pots and pans but actually 5 pots and 2 pans, with 5 lids and several other items that will probably become useful in the kitchen. The bottom also contains that big layer of aluminum that prevents it from warping and that helps with heat transfer. The handles are a bit more tricky because, while they are riveted in place so they are durable, they cannot be detached if you have to put them in the oven and, while they are oven safe, they will be piping hot when it comes time to take them out.
3. True Induction TIGOURMET 10-piece Tri-ply Stainless Steel Induction Cookware Set
Now that we have talked about your best choices on a budget we can talk about what choices you have it there are no budget restrictions whatsoever. We are of course talking about the True Induction TIGOURMET 10-piece Tri-ply Stainless Steel Induction Cookware Set. The reason why this set is absolutely worth the money that it costs is because of the try ply construction of its pots and pans. The try ply feature refers to the fact that the aluminum goes all the way from the bottom plate up the walls to the brim, and it is then encapsulated on both sides by stainless steel. That gives you a perfect heat distribution from the bottom up to the top making your pots and pans behave similar to an oven in terms of the heat distribution they provide. The handles are riveted in place but they are oven safe and they do not count as extra pieces so it is quite impressive that of the 10 piece this set boasts, 6 are actually pots and pans.
4. My Basics Germany 5 Piece Pot Cookware Set
As the name itself suggests the My Basics Germany 5 piece Pot Cookware Set is the most basic complete cookware set option you currently have on the market. The 1st thing we have to appreciate about this offer is the fact that the 5 pieces it boasts in the title are actually 5 pots and you get the lids for them, as obvious required accessories. The main is correct from a different perspective to because the entire set is indeed made in Germany, and therefore it is of exceptional quality. The bottoms are thick so they will not warp because of the heat, and they are infused with titanium so they will work perfectly with induction cook tops.
5. Duxtop Tri-Ply Stainless Steel Induction Ready Premium Cookware
To finish off our top 5 best induction cookware set list we have the Duxtop Tri-Ply Stainless Steel Induction Ready Premium Cookware. It is a try ply stainless steel cookware set with an aluminum core going all the way up the walls and stainless steel riveted handles. You get 2 pans and 4 pots plus 4 lids, and they are all perfectly oven safe. This would have been our number 1 choice, especially since the price point is quite low, but we had to choose the Magma for their detachable handles and nonstick ceramic interior.
6. Magma 10 Piece Stainless Steel Induction Cookware Set
If you are not willing to pay a premium to get a nonstick ceramic interior the guys from Magma have actually come up with a budget friendly alternative that still has the detachable handles and that comes in at the much lower price point. The Magma 10 Piece Stainless Steel Induction Cookware Set consists of 4 stainless steel pan with encapsulated aluminum bottoms, that can be nested one inside the other for a perfect storing choice. Stainless steel itself is an excellent material to cook in because if it is used properly it will actually have nonstick properties so you should not be too concerned about the lack of a ceramic coating.
7. Duxtop Tri-Ply Stainless Steel Induction Ready Cookware
There is an even more affordable alternative to anything we have talked about so far from Duxtop, it is the Duxtop Tri-Ply Stainless Steel Induction Ready Cookware. It consists of 3 pots and 2 pans +3 lids, and because the handles are riveted in place they are not counted. Although this is the pretty nice offer, and the bottom price is low, we have to draw your attention to the fact that you are paying more per piece. That is why we really hope you will make your choice from one of our top 5 list products, because the rest of the cookware sets we are going to talk about the next, although cheaper are not really the best deal you could have on the market today.
8. T-fal Professional Thermo-Spot Cookware Set
Although the T-fal Professional Thermo-Spot Cookware Set was not specifically designed to work with induction cook tops, it does so, and it has a manufacturer warranty to that effect. We generally do not like products that have not been designed specifically for induction, but having tested this cookware set ourselves, we were quite impressed with it. The nonstick interior is of the best quality and we really enjoyed the thermal spot that told us when the pot was hot enough for cooking. The handles are riveted on and made from silicon so they are incredibly comfortable to use and also oven safe, but only up to 350°F. In case you are wondering that is enough for a slow cooked pot roast but may be a little on safe for the broiler.
9. Cook N Home Non-Stick Coating Induction Cookware Set
If you are working on a really, really tight budget your only choice might be the Cook N Home Non-Stick Coating Induction Cookware Set. It is a simple three pans cookware set that is perfectly designed to work on induction cook tops and that comes with a nonstick Teflon interior. The handles are made from silicon and oven safe, so as long as you can do with just 3 pans, or that is all you need, this would be an excellent choice.
10. Gourmet Chef Induction Ready 7-Piece Non-Stick Cookware Set
The last induction cookware set we are going to talk about today, is the Gourmet Chef Induction Ready 7-Piece Non-Stick Cookware Set. It is actually a 3 pots and one pan set with 3 lids, but the quality of the interior nonstick surface is quite good and the design is interesting. The handles are riveted in place, which is a guarantee of quality for this kind of products, and they are oven safe for the temperature of up to 350°F.