All home cooks know that the quality of their equipment highly impacts the overall taste and quality of their food, but did you know that the material of your pots and pans also affects your family’s health? We’ve compiled a list of the best cookware brands, each with a pots and pans set so that you can cook your best with your family’s safety in mind!
Whenever you’re looking at nonstick cookware, be sure to check for the presence of harmful chemicals like in the coating. These chemicals have been used to increase non stickiness – however, research has shown that when scratched or overheated, they can be harmful.
Our top recommendation for a healthy cookware is this Kitchara Hard Anodized Nonstick Set, 10 Pc. A lesser known brand that packs a punch!
Coated in a premium nonstick, their base is hard-anodized aluminum (super durable!) This set boast an even heat distribution, easy care, and a genuinely stick-free experience. It’s priced perfectly for someone looking for high quality without traditional brand name mark-up. Kitchen Witch Approved!
If the look of your cookware is part of your inspiration to create beautiful meals, then we recommend you looking at the Family Style set by Great Jones Goods. This beautiful eight-piece set gives the best minimalist design– with seven color choices for the cast iron Dutch Oven.
All pieces are PFOA-free, completely smooth to keep food from sticking, dishwasher friendly, and scratch-resistant. Regularly priced at $475, not too shabby for this absolute looker.
We’re always looking for new companies with a fresh take and a great mission, and Misen is just that. Each of their pieces layers high-grade stainless steel and aluminum, with a 3 mm thickness for their 10″ skillet– ensuring even heating and protection against warping.
Misen also takes great care to design dripless pouring edges, meaning you can drain and transfer without fear of spills. We love the thoughtfulness!
Best Ceramic Set
Ceramic cookware is a great nontoxic, nonstick option! A long-time leader in the healthy cookware space, this GreenPan is a fan favorite. We recommend the GreenPan’s Valencia 11 piece set— coated with nontoxic, nonstick coating, free from PFAS, PFOA, lead, and cadmium.
The nonstick coating is also diamond-infused, meaning you don’t have to worry about metal cooking utensils scratching away the coating.
Best Premium Brand
All-Clad is our top recommendation for high-end cookware. Made with a stainless steel base and hard-anodized aluminum, their 13-piece set uses three layers of PFOA-free nonstick coating to increase durability– no chipping or peeling!
This set is safe for oven use up to 500 degrees, and you can toss it right into the dishwasher for easy cleaning. As a premium brand, expect to pay a bit higher, around $800 for this set. When you’re ready for an investment, a great one to make.