20 Best Stainless Steel Cookware Sets: Review 2017

This Review examines 20 Stainless Steel Cookware Sets that we consider the best value for money in 2017. You might also be interested in our other cookware reviews:

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Products here are divided into the following 4 categories:

  • Budget Products
  • Mid-Range Products
  • Premium Products
  • Top-of-the-Line Products

5 Best Budget Cookware Sets

Criteria / ProductCook N Home 12-Piece Stainless Steel SetWearEver A834S974 Cook and Strain Stainless Steel Cookware SetCuisinart 77-7 Chef's Classic Stainless 7-Piece Cookware SetT-fal C798SC64 Ultimate Stainless Steel Copper-Bottom Cookware SetFarberware Millennium Stainless Steel Tulip Series 10-Piece Cookware Set
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Our score4251 (Best)3
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User Rating*4.3 out of 54.5 out of 54.3 out of 54.2 out of 54.5 out of 5
No of Reviews*150+ Reviews140+ Reviews230+ Reviews540+ Reviews80+ Reviews
Pieces in a Set12 Pieces10 Pieces7 Pieces12 Pieces10 Pieces
Features
  • Capsuled bottom with aluminum disc
  • Stainless handles
  • Tempered glass lids
  • Suitable for all cooking
  • Impact-bonded aluminum bases
  • Rolled stainless-steel handles
  • Tempered-glass covers with stainless-steel rims
  • 18/10 stainless-steel construction
  • Aluminum encapsulated in base
  • Stay-cool stainless-steel handles
  • Stainless steel lids with dripless rims
  • Mirror-polished 18/10 steel
  • Copper-Bottom Heavy Gauge Multi-Layer Base
  • Riveted stainless-steel ergonomic handles
  • lass lids with stainless-steel loop handles
  • Dishwasher Safe, Oven Safe
  • Stainless steel bases
  • Stainless steel handles
  • Glass lids
  • Suitable for use on all stovetops including glass and induction

5 Best Mid-Range Cookware Sets

Criteria / ProductCuisinart 77-10 Chef's Classic Stainless 10-Piece Cookware SetT-fal Elegance Stainless Steel Dishwasher Safe Cookware SetEmeril by All-Clad E914SC64 PRO-CLAD Tri-Ply Stainless Steel Cookware SetCuisinart MCP-12N MultiClad Pro Stainless Steel 12-Piece Cookware SetCooks Standard NC-00232 Multi-Ply Clad Stainless-Steel Cookware Set
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Our score3541 (Best)2
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User Rating*4.2 out of 54.1 out of 54.4 out of 54.6 out of 54.8 out of 5
No of Reviews*900+ Reviews9+ Reviews200+ Reviews300+ Reviews90+ Reviews
Pieces in a Set10 Pieces18 Pieces12 Pieces12 Pieces12 Pieces
Features
  • Aluminum base
  • Solid, riveted stainless steel handles
  • Stainless steel lids
  • Dishwasher Safe, Oven safe to 500 F
  • Encapsulated-aluminum thick gouge bases
  • Riveted, curved, stainless-steel handles
  • Glass lids with stainless-steel loop handles
  • Safe for induction cooking & dishwasher
  • Bonded tri-ply stainless/aluminum bases
  • Ergonomically designed metal handles
  • Tempered glass lids
  • Suitable for all stovetops & Dishwasher safe
  • Tri-ply 18/10 stainless steel construction with aluminum core
  • Solid 18/10 stainless-steel handles
  • Tight-fitting 18/10 stainless-steel lid
  • Oven safe to 500 F, Dishwasher safe
  • Multi-Ply Clad construction (18/10 steel & aluminum)
  • Stainless steel Stay-Cool Handles (Air-Flow Technology)
  • Steel lids
  • All stovetops, Oven safe to 500 F, Dishwasher safe

5 Best Premium Cookware Sets

Criteria / ProductCuisinart 77-17 Chef's Classic Stainless 17-Piece Cookware SetRevere 10-pc Stainless Steel Set with Tri-Ply BottomDuxtop Professional Stainless-steel 17-piece Cookware SetCuisinart MCP-12 MultiClad Pro Stainless Steel 12-Piece Cookware SetAnolon Nouvelle Copper Stainless Steel
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Our score45231 (Best)
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User Rating*4.2 out of 54.7 out of 54.5 out of 54.5 out of 54.6 out of 5
No of Reviews*300+ Reviews9+ Reviews23+ Reviews750+ Reviews80+ Reviews
Pieces in a Set17 Pieces10 Pieces17 Pieces12 Pieces10 Pieces
Features
  • 18/10 stainless steel with inner aluminum core
  • Riveted stainless-steel stay-cool handles
  • Matching 18/10 mirror-polished metal lids
  • Dishwasher safe, Oven safe to 500 F
  • Stainless steel body with Tri-Ply bottom
  • Cool touch phenolic handles
  • Tempered glass lids
  • Oven safe to 350 F
  • 18/10 commercial grade stainless steel, heavy gauge impact-bonded aluminum base
  • Ergonomically shaped, anti-slippery metal handles
  • Tempered glass lids
  • Dishwasher safe, Oven safe to 550 F, Freezer safe, All stove-tops
  • Tri-ply 18/10 stainless steel construction with aluminum core
  • Stainless-steel handles
  • Tight-fitting 18/10 stainless-steel lids
  • Dishwasher safe, Oven safe to 500 F
  • Base with copper, aluminum & stainless steel
  • Refined cast stainless steel handles
  • Deep seated stainless steel dome lids
  • All stovetops, Dishwasher safe, Oven safe to 500 F

5 Best Top-of-the-Line Cookware Sets

Criteria / ProductCalphalon Contemporary Stainless Cookware SetAll-Clad 700508 Master Chef 2 Stainless Steel 10-Piece Cookware SetCalphalon 10-Piece AccuCore Stainless Steel Cookware SetAll-Clad 600822 SS Copper Core 5-Ply Bonded 10-Piece Cookware Set, SilverAll-Clad 60090 Copper Core 5-Ply Bonded 14-Piece Cookware Set
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Our score45321 (Best)
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User Rating*4.3 out of 54.3 out of 54.4 out of 54.4 out of 54.7 out of 5
No of Reviews*60+ Reviews17+ Reviews8+ Reviews20+ Reviews16+ Reviews
Pieces in a Set13 Pieces10 Pieces10 Pieces10 Pieces14 Pieces
Features
  • Tri-Ply Performance, Full aluminum core
  • Stay-cool stainless steel handles
  • Tempered Glass Covers
  • All stove-tops, Oven safe to 450 F, Dishwasher safe, Made in USA
  • Stick-resistant stainless steel interior, Aluminum core
  • Riveted, stay-cool stainless steel handles
  • Metal lids
  • Dishwashr safe
  • Five layers with copper core
  • Long handles stay cool on the stovetop
  • Dishwasher, Oven and Broiler safe
  • Induction capable
  • 5-Ply bonded layers of stainless-steel, aluminum and copper
  • Stainless steel handles & lids
  • Hand washing recommended
  • All stove-tops, Oven safe, Dishwasher safe
  • 5-Ply bonded layers of stainless-steel, aluminum and copper
  • Stainless steel handles & lids
  • Hand washing recommended
  • All stove-tops, Oven safe, Dishwasher safe

*Note: Values in fields “User Rating” and “No of Reviews” may change with time. These charts show information valid as of the publication date of this Review.

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3 thoughts on “20 Best Stainless Steel Cookware Sets: Review 2017

  1. amcken3

    I’m a bit put off the description doesn’t include where each set made. It seems to be next to impossible to find food grade stainless steel cookware sets NOT made in China, Korea or Japan. The one made in the USA is only oven safe to 450° F (no broiling ) & that perticular company is known to use glass lids manufactured in China. I am not satisfied with the details provided, please be more specific.
    I’ll continue searching.

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  2. Jeff Puha

    You’re incorrect. All All-Clad stainless steel cookware is hand-made in the USA with materials sourced in the USA, and they all have stainless steel lids-not glass. In addition, they are absolutely safe for use under the broiler.

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  3. POEducator

    In looking at the Caphalon set, the box says “Made in China.” I have pics to show that. Very disappointing …

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