Stainless Steel Cookware

Stainless Steel is one of common type of cookware found in most home. Stainless steel is actually an alloy of metals including steel, carbon, nickel and chromium. Its gets its name because it does not stain and is because of its ability to resist dents and scratches. It does not react with acidic or alkaline food type. It is relatively cheaper but poor heat conductor. In order to overcome this quality choose stainless steel cookware that has copper or an aluminum core, so that food can be cooked evenly.

Stainless steel cookware has universal appeal for many of us for many reasons. First stainless steel material is strong, looks great and reasonably priced. You can get great looking and quality stainless steel cookware set for decent price to most expensive side. What make stainless steel material even stronger is my using ply or clad, meaning putting copper or aluminum core in between stainless steel, not only makes stainless steel cookware strong with better heat conductivity without paying high price of copper material.  You also want to check out our Multi-Ply Stainless section for more details.


  • Durability
  • Ease of cleaning, most dishwasher safe
  • Cheap to reasonable pricing
  • Looks good
  • Scratch and dent resistance
  • Does not react with acidic food
  • Will not rust


  • Not a good heat conductor
  • Some food will stick at bottom of pan

Looking at advantages and disadvantages for stainless steel material, some of the heat conductivity issue has been corrected with clad cookware or multiply stainless steel cookware: To Learn more about it also check out Multi Ply Cookware section.

Here are some of our Favorite stainless steel cookware choices with detailed reviews, with pros and cons, so you can buy cookware that is right for your kitchen and life style.

Top Stainless Steel Cookware:

Cuisinart Multiclad Pro 12 Piece Stainless Steel Cookware Set

Rating: 4.5 stars

This is our pick for the best stainless steel cookware set. It is well liked by experts and home cooks. It comes with 12 pieces of most used cookware you will be using in the kitchen. You will get clad quality without the all-clad prices with this set.

Click here for the Review: Cuisinart Multiclad Pro Stainless Steel 12 Piece Cookware set

Click here to buy: Cuisinart 12-pc. MultiClad Pro Stainless Cookware Set


Waterless Surgical Stainless Cookware Set

Rating: 4 stars

This is 17 pieces unique set that is made out of surgical stainless steel and great for healthier waterless cooking. You can eat healthy, and save energy as in this set you can do stack cooking to cook 3 things at once on one stove burner. Must see!

Click here for review :Worlds Finest 7Ply Steam Control 17pc Surgical Stainless Steel Waterless Cookware Set
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Farberware Classic 17 pc Stainless Cookware Set

Rating: 5 stars

This Farberware 17 pieces large set includes not only extra saucepan but also two bakeware pieces. It is best value for your money and great for large families or giving parties at home. It is our best value pick.

Click here for review :Farberware Classic Stainless Steel 17 piece cookware set
Click here to buy :Farberware 17-pc. Nonstick Classic Series Cookware Set with Bakeware



Cuisinart Chef’s Classic

Rating: 4 stars

This is 10 piece stainless steel cookware set from Cuisinart. They are very affordable shiny and versatile cookware. You will love to use in your kitchen for everyday cooking and more.

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Emeril Pro Clad Cookware

Rating: 4.5 stars

Take your cooking to next level with Emeril’s 10 pieces pro-clad stainless steel set. It is made for passionate and demanding cook who work hard and expect more in cookware. It is tri-ply, quality cookware set.

Click here for review :Emeril Pro-Clad Tri-Ply Stainless-Steel 10-Piece Cookware Set
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All Clad Frying Pan

Rating:>4.5 stars

This 12 inch, large frying pan is made 3 ply with copper core between the steel layer, great for cooking food evenly, and is oven safe. This frying pan is large enough to cook saute’ onion, fry tofu, make hash brown to scramble eggs in. This is One of All-clad’s best selling quality pan that you will be glad to have in your kitchen.

Click here for review: All Clad Stainless Steel 12 inch Fry Pan
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You May Also Like:

Multi Ply or Clad Stainless Cookware

Non Stick Cookware

Cast Iron Cookware

Hard Anodized

Copper Cookware

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