Are you looking for some good cookware sets for your gas stove? If so, you are in the right place because in this article we are going to be looking at some really great cookware sets.
More specifically, we will be reviewing five different cookware sets. You will find out the pros and cons of each, so you can pick which one you like the best.
In addition to the reviews, we have included a short buying guide to help you pick out a set of your own. If you want our opinion on the best cookware for gas stoves, we recommend the Calphalon 2029633 Premier Stainless Steel 8-Piece Cookware Set.
The Best Cookware For Gas Stoves 2019
Best Cookware For Gas Stoves Reviews:
Paula Deen Signature Collection Porcelain Nonstick 15-Piece Pots and Pans Cookware Set
For the first review on this best cookware for gas stoves list, we have a set of cookware from a very famous chef’s cookware line. If you have ever watched the Food Network or any sort of cooking channel, then you have probably seen Paula Deen before. Her cooking line is actually fairly well-respected, so we wanted to feature at least one set of her cookware on this list.
In the set you get 2 saucepans, a stockpot, a sauté pan, and 2 different sized skillets. As an added bonus, the set also includes a variety of different measuring spoons.
So, while there are bigger sets out there, this is still pretty well-balanced overall. It has enough items to keep your kitchen relatively well-stocked. It would have been nice if there were different sized sets to choose from, but that is a minor complaint.
Probably the first thing that you will notice about this cookware is its unique look. The cookware in this set has a colorful, “speckled” look. Now, these speckles aren’t just for appearance’s sake, they actually serve a purpose.
See, the speckled porcelain on the outside of this cookware is designed to make the cookware more durable and easier to clean as well. So, not only does the cookware look really nice and unique, but it is also very functional as well.
One of the main things that we will be emphasizing a lot on this best cookware for gas stoves list is the importance of even heating. The cookware needs to be designed to distribute the heat evenly along the bottom. The cookware in the Paula Deen Signature Collection Porcelain Nonstick 15-Piece Pots and Pans Cookware Set accomplishes this.
All the cookware is designed to encourage the even distribution of heat and the materials are made to help facilitate it as well. It makes cooking, especially with the skillets, a lot easier.
Before ending this review, we should also mention that this cookware set comes with lids for each of the relevant pieces (the lids are very well-made and do a great job of sealing in heat). Also, each of the pieces of the cookware is oven safe up to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Personally, we would have liked it to be a bit better in this regard, but at least the cookware can be used in the oven.
- Porcelain exterior is easy to clean.
- Unique design and look.
- Good, balanced cookware set.
- Cookware heats evenly.
- Lids for each piece of cookware included.
- Can’t choose different sizes.
- Only oven safe up to 350 degrees.
Cuisinart MCP-12N Multiclad Pro Stainless Steel 12-Piece Cookware Set
When it comes to kitchen products of any kind, whether it be cookware, kitchen appliances, etc., you can always trust products from Cuisinart. They are always dedicated to bringing you really high-quality products.
So, when assembling entries for this best cookware for gas stoves list, it was an easy decision to include a cookware set from them. The Cuisinart MCP-12N Multiclad Pro Stainless Steel 12-Piece Cookware Set is a great cookware set. For this review, we will be looking at the 12-piece set, but there are two other sets that you can choose from that are very similar.
The cookware in this set is extremely well-made. Each piece is made of polished stainless-steel. So, not only is the cookware really tough, but assuming that you take good care of it, it could last you for decades, if not longer.
Furthermore, the cookware is designed to be used in temperatures up to 550 degrees Fahrenheit, making these great for use in the oven, as well as in the dishwasher.
In terms of heat distribution, the cookware does very well. The cookware has a core of aluminum under the stainless-steel. This is good because aluminum is a much better distributor of heat then just pure stainless-steel.
So, each piece of cookware ends up heating very evenly. It isn’t too important when dealing with things like saucepans or stockpots, but it becomes very useful when using the skillets to cook things like eggs or meat.
As with many of the other high-quality cookware sets that made their way onto our best cookware for gas stoves list, all the cookware in this set come with a lid. The lids are as well-made and as useful as the cookware itself. The lids let you lock in steam and they are easy to tilt so that you can dump out liquid. The only issue is that they aren’t glass, so you can’t look at your food without taking the lid off.
- Very well-made; designed to last for a long time.
- Solid stainless-steel exterior.
- Great lids.
- Aluminum core makes heat distribution better.
- Oven and dishwasher safe up to 550 degrees.
- Lacks built-in nonstick coating.
- Lids aren’t see-through.
HOMI CHEF 10-Piece Nickel Free Stainless-Steel Cookware Set
For this next entry, we are going to be reviewing the HOMI CHEF 10-Piece Nickel Free Stainless-Steel Cookware Set. This cookware set deserves to be highlighted on our best cookware for gas stoves list for quite a few reasons as you will see in this review.
Probably the most unique thing about the HOMI CHEF 10-Piece Nickel Free Stainless-Steel Cookware Set is the mixture of materials that it uses. Obviously, it still uses stainless-steel like a lot of other cookware sets, but it also uses both aluminum and copper as well.
The aluminum is to help give the cookware some much-needed heat distribution. Likewise, the aluminum also adds some durability to the cookware, and it makes it less likely to corrode. The copper helps to give the exterior of the cookware a really nice sheen.
The cookware is designed using a 3-ply system. Under this system, the exterior is made using stainless-steel, the interior is made using a mixture that included solid aluminum, and then the interior is again made using stainless-steel. This provides superior durability and cooking ability, so it is a major positive for this cookware set.
In terms of what is included in this set, it isn’t anything revolutionary, but it is still pretty balanced overall. Included with the cookware are 2 frying pans, 2 saucepans, a stockpot, and a sauté pan. All of them come with lids of course. Given the quality of this cookware, and given how well-balanced the selection is, the price of the cookware set is quite good. It isn’t super cheap, but you are getting great value for your money.
The major issue with this cookware set is that it isn’t nonstick, so you have to be careful when cooking certain food items as they may stick.
- Good selection of cookware.
- 3-ply system provides both good durability and heat dispersion.
- Use of copper creates a nice sheen on the cookware.
- Not particularly pricey.
- Isn’t nonstick.
- Only one set to pick from.
Duxtop SSIB-17 Professional 17 Pieces Stainless Steel Induction Cookware Set
In terms of pure quality, the Duxtop SSIB-17 Professional 17 Pieces Stainless Steel Induction Cookware Set does very well. Duxtop has a reputation for producing really high-quality sets of cookware, and this particular set is a very good example of this. It is just exceptionally well-made, and it has basically no real downsides, as you will see.
Like so many other entries on this best cookware for gas stoves list, the Duxtop cookware isn’t made using just stainless-steel. Instead, it is made using stainless-steel on the sides and aluminum on the bottom.
We have already talked in previous reviews about why this works, so we won’t go into too much detail again. Suffice to say that this offers the best possible balance between durability and heat diffusion. Likewise, we also have to mention that this cookware can handle extreme temperatures. So, you can put the cookware in the freezer, or you can stick it in an oven up to 550 degrees Fahrenheit.
Included in this large 17-piece cookware set are a pasta basket, a steamer insert, 3 different kitchen tools (spatula, spoon, and large fork), 2 frying pans, 2 saucepans, a stockpot, a casserole pot, and a sauté pan. This is the largest set that we have reviewed so far on this best cookware for gas stoves list.
In fact, the only issue with this set of cookware is that because you can pick a smaller size, those of you in small kitchens will be stuck with the 17-piece set. This might be a bit too big for those of you in a smaller kitchen setting.
Something else that we need to talk about before ending this review is how long you can expect this cookware to last. Make no mistake about it, Duxtop cookware is built to last a lifetime. So, if you are willing to perform some basic maintenance, then you can expect to be using this cookware for a very long time.
- Really well-made; can last a lifetime.
- Large, well-balanced cookware set.
- Diffuses heat very well.
- Safe for use in very extreme temperatures (hot or cold).
- Cookware is very heavy and large; bad for smaller kitchens.
Calphalon 2029633 Premier Stainless Steel 8-Piece Cookware Set
For this best cookware for gas stoves list, we decided to save the best for last. The Calphalon 2029633 Premier Stainless Steel 8-Piece Cookware Set is easily the best overall set of cookware that we have reviewed so far on this list. That isn’t to say that the other cookware was bad, it is just that it is difficult to imagine any set beating out the Calphalon in terms of quality.
The reason the Calphalon cookware is so good has really nothing to do with features, and more to do with just how well-crafted the set is. It doesn’t do anything revolutionary, but it just does everything well.
For example, the Calphalon cookware set uses the same 3-ply design that you have seen elsewhere on this list. But the quality of the material and the overall construction of the cookware places this set above the rest.
Another great thing about this set is how evenly it cooks. Like we just mentioned, it uses a mixture of stainless-steel and aluminum, which results in great heat diffusion. You will never have an accidentally burnt or undercooked piece of food when using the Calphalon 2029633 Premier Stainless Steel 8-Piece Cookware Set. It is just that well-made.
Of course, as you might expect from the set that we have named our best cookware for gas stoves, it has all the other important features that we have mentioned before in this article. For example, the cookware is oven safe for up to 450 degrees Fahrenheit, all the cookware comes with lids, etc.
- Will last a lifetime.
- Always cooks evenly.
- Comes with great lids.
- Oven and dishwasher safe.
- Multiple different sets to pick from.
- Priciest option on this list.
Cookware For Gas Stoves Buying Guide
In the introduction to this best cookware for gas stoves article, we mentioned that we would be including a buying guide to go alongside the reviews that you presumably just finished reading.
The idea behind this buying guide is very simple, we are going to tell you some helpful tips that will make buying a quality set of cookware (assuming you don’t buy one from our list) easier.
What Makes Cookware Good For A Gas Top?
Probably the number one question on many peoples’ minds is what exactly makes a set of cookware good for use with a gas stove. The answer is quite simple, and you probably already know it if you read through our best cookware for gas stoves review list. The answer is heat diffusion. See, gas stoves aren’t even heaters.
Unlike electric stoves, which tend to distribute heat evenly, gas heat is all over the place. Some spots on the gas stovetop will be a lot hotter than others. Consequentially, the parts of the cookware over the hotter parts heat up faster. This can cause issues when cooking certain food items (the best example would be eggs, which need to be evenly cooked, or else they stick and burn).
Therefore, when buying cookware for your gas stove, you need to make sure that the cookware evenly distributes heat. More specifically, you want to look for cookware that has flat bottoms and that is made of a really conductive material, like aluminum. These two factors combined help to prevent hotspots from developing in the cookware.
So, if you didn’t already know why we made such a big deal about certain features when reviewing the best cookware for gas stoves (like using aluminum), now you do.
Nonstick Coating Vs No Coating
Another issue that you will have to confront is whether you want cookware with a nonstick coating or not. It really comes down to personal preference. Some people will assert that nonstick coatings are dangerous (because of the chemicals) or that they wear off too quickly to be useful.
This generally isn’t the case. Nonstick coatings on high-quality cookware (like the kind that we reviewed for our list) work very well. They don’t wear off quickly and there is no risk of toxicity.
However, we also recognize that some people prefer using their own methods for creating a nonstick cooking surface (butter, oil, cooking spray, etc.) so we included both nonstick cookware and regular cookware on our list.
So, to reiterate, pick whatever kind of cookware that you happen to like best. Each has its own advantages and disadvantages.
Oven Safe Cookware
Finally, no matter what cookware that you end up going with, we would heavily recommend making sure that the cookware is oven safe. More specifically, you want to make sure that the cookware that you end up going with has a really high temperature limit.
Ideally, you want cookware that can withstand temperatures over 500 degrees Fahrenheit. Why exactly? Well, being able to put your cookware in the oven makes it a lot easier to finish cooking things, especially in smaller areas where keeping the stovetop running for a while can cause the room to become unbearably hot.
If you have more questions about what the best cookware for gas stoves is, or if you want to comment on something you read in our buying guide, feel free to leave us a comment.