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Finding the best induction cookware set can be tricky task to get right, and in this Guy’s opinion, the top rated saucepan set has got to be the Swiss Inox 18 piece.
Read on to find out why. (Hint: the value for money is incredible) 😉
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In this guide, I will be giving you a brief overview of what I consider to be the top pot & pans cook tops on the market right now depending on your needs.
- The Duxtop set is a fantastic little starter set that is reasonably priced and gives you all of the basics.
- The Magma set is a very cleverly designed set which is what you will need if you travel a lot, or if space is an issue.
- The Swiss Inox is just the best value, with 18 pieces and a seriously high quality, Swiss design, (for bragging rights of course!).
I will also give you an idea of the difference between Induction Cooking vs Gas Cooking (both have their pros & cons), and I will also give my best induction cookware reviews to help you to make the right choice if you decide to buy or if you are just looking upgrade from an old set.
Unlike widely used electric and gas ranges, induction cooking units depend on an electromagnetic mechanism beneath the ceramic cooktop to heat your food.
Let's Review Some of The Best Induction Cookware Sets
Swiss Inox 18-Piece
Best Overall Value
When it comes to pure value, the Swiss Inox set just can't be matched. 18 pieces, I actually don't have room for this amount, but if I did; I would get this set without hesitation.
Entertaining has never felt so easy, simple and stylish! This beautiful collection is a really wonderful addition to your existing dinnerware, serveware, bakeware and other cookware pieces in the Swiss Inox Collection.
With a slogan like: “Competence in Stainless Steel”, you know that you are going to be in good hands!!!
This sturdy, quality cookware, curated by Swiss Inox; is stylish and functional at the same time and gives you a feeling of “I can cook anything” for any culinary occasion…easily one way to find out what is the best induction cookware sets out there.
There’s nothing more relaxing than having time-tested quality in your kitchen along with a fun spirit to make every meal an adventure.
Versatile and fashionable, this set enhances the feelings of treasured memories with family and friends.
Designed with your passion for food preparation in mind, this set is made with durable stainless steel outside and dependable aluminum on the inside for fast, easy, even heating.
It also includes an interesting 9 layer construction to help to distribute the heat evenly in order to create some seriously sultry dishes 🙂
The style is undoubtedly for a modern looking kitchen and invite you to experience the culinary pleasures available using this great looking cookware with unsurpassed heat retention and easy-release cleaning.
If you are looking for something a little more traditional, I suggest you take a look at the Rachel Ray review.
The cooking surface doesn’t have to be seasoned and is ideal for electric and gas ranges. The large stockpot has plenty of room for your favorite soups and stews and the smaller pots and pans are a great additional to your existing collection.
When it comes to induction pots and pans, Swiss Inox is known for its adherence to the easy-to-use functionality and time saving preparation principles so you won’t be disappointed when you open the box to this gorgeous cookware set!
The non stick stainless steel alsp makes cleanup fast and easy – a crucial part…a good cook always has a clean & tidy kitchen and clean tools 😉
The Swiss Inox electromagnetic cooking pan set creates more excitement by including other peripheral items that will aid you in your cooking.
Special plastic liners under each handle that are securely bonded on the pots and pans, keep them cool to the touch and provide added strength.
The lids are shatter resistant keeping moisture and heat inside the cookware. This stylish cookware is oven safe to 400 degrees Fahrenheit and compatible with most cooktops except, induction cookware systems.
Even including a very interesting “heat management thermometer knob” to keep your cooking at a very exact temperature – this I like a lot. I have actually spoken with some satisfied owners who confirm that this is not a gimmick and something that they actually use every time they cook.
Whether you spend hours in the kitchen preparing for a large group or you create special dishes for yourself, the Swiss Inox will give you many hours of cooking pleasure with the assurance of quality functionality that comes with Swiss design.
Not to mention that it is quite simply the top cooking set for the money. I.e. the amount of items you are getting for the price here is quite simply insane!
- The Swiss Inox Induction Ready Cookware set, features the stylish, minimalist design suitable for most kitchen styles.
- Very durable Stainless Steel for long lasting use
- Technologically advanced 9 layer construction for even heat distribution
- Stay cool handles
- Frying basket
- Bakelite mats (x2)
- Stackable design to help save space – useful if you have a small kitchen
- Shatter-resistant glass lids that keep heat and moisture in the pot
- Very interesting Heat Thermometer knob to maintain specific temperatures
- Safe for oven use up to 400 degrees Fahrenheit
- Pots and pans are compatible with all cooktops & stoves
- Limited Lifetime Warranty
All of your entertaining will be brightened when you use these beautifully coordinated pieces. It doesn’t matter if you are cooking for a crowd or just a few people; the stylish design and functionality inspires delectable meals.
The Swiss Inox Cooking Collection is a winner all around and will keep you inspired and your guests amazed at how nicely the pieces match your other cookware items, especially if you favor a clean kitchen design.
A great feature in my humble opinion, is that the cleanup is so easy and effortless to do that you’ll be out of the kitchen in no time and mingling with friend & family instead of cleaning.
Magma Nesting Collection
Best For Saving Space
My personal favorite. Best for those of us with smaller kitchens or those with a travelling streak 🙂
My personal onion is that overall, this is best stove set that you can buy right now and I say that for the following reasons…
It features the 3-layer encapsulated Tri-Clad bases that promote even heating of your food, by surrounding a layer of aluminum with 2 layers of pure stainless steel; one layer on top the other on the bottom for function and durability.
The induction compatible cookware set is nested to 8 inches (203.2 mm) in height and 11 inches (279.4 mm) in diameter. That’s less than 1 cubic foot (0.3 cubic meters), for very convenient use and storage.
Cooking has never been simple a simple affair, and this elegant induction cookware is guaranteed to make your meal preparation, cleaning and storing easier than you can imagine.
Removable handles that also use the Tri-Clad technology will keep them cool to the touch while you prepare your favorite cuisine for any gathering.
You won’t have to use high heat with this cookware due to the Tri-Clad system that distributes heat so evenly that you will use less energy and still get the hot meals you want.
The nesting design is classic and allows for better storage when the removable handles come off, you can fit your cookware into small spaces without the handles getting in the way of other pots and pans.
Made of durable 18/10 Marine Grade Stainless Steel, Magma pan sets are a great addition to your electric or gas appliance kitchens and are now available for use with all Electromagnetic Cooking Systems.
The lids are fashioned from stainless steel, one for the largest pot and a one-size-fits-all lid for the smaller pots keeping storage to a minimum for your convenience.
Excellent for any size kitchen large or small with convenient removable handles when you’re cleaning your saucepans or storing it after each meal.
- 100% 18/10 Marine Grade Stainless Steel with encapsulated Tri-clad bases that are 2 layers of stainless steel with aluminum in between which benefits:
- Even heating & cooking
- Efficient energy usage
- Sets can be stored in less than 1/2 cubic foot of space [12” h x 12” w x 12” d]
- It comes with 2 interchangeable thumb release trigger handles and 1 bungee cord for storage also with encapsulated Tri-clad bases
Magma Stainless Steel Nesting Saucepan Set:
The 10-Piece set includes:
- 1-5 qt. Stock Pot
- 1-10 inch Sauté or Frying Pan
- 1-2 qt. Sauce Pan
- 1-3 qt. Sauce Pan
- 1-1½ quart Sauce Pan
- 1 Lid that fits all of the sauce pans
- 1 Lid for the Sauté or Frying Pan/Stock Pot
- 1 Removable Trigger Handle
- 1 very convenient Bungee Storage Cord
Magma 7 Piece Stainless Steel Induction Cooktop Gourmet Nesting Cookware Set:
The 7-Piece set includes everything in the 10-Piece Set EXCEPT:
- 1-3 qt. Sauce Pan
- 1-1½ quart Sauce Pan
- 1 Removable Handle
These pans are beautiful, versatile and easy to clean after each use and they are great for cooking your meals at home and especially if you have a small kitchen in which to prepare meals.
If you happen to have a portable electric cooking unit in your boat, RV, camper or if you love camping outdoors, this stylish set will meet all of your on-the-go needs.
Weighing in at only 13 pounds (0.45 kg), it’s easy to store at home and carry with you when you need portability.
Magma must be employing some kind of geniuses, because these saucepans really help you save space in your kitchen without sacrificing efficiency and is a great gift or personal purchase for your kitchen.
The durable stainless steel finish makes it easy to clean which is truly a great bonus, but what makes this one of the best magnetic sauce pan sets for 2016 at least, is that it is also compatible with electric and gas stoves. The price is also very reasonable considering the amount of options you have.
The overall versatility makes it a well-rounded set for your everyday cooking needs. This set will last a long time and is a wonderful addition to your kitchen.
Duxtop 9 Piece
Best For Beginners
A great set for a beginner or someone not wanting any hassle...basically, take out of box and use!
This professional cooking unit is made with the Whole-Clad Tri-Ply 3-layer construction, consisting of one aluminum core sandwiched between two magnetic stainless steel layers, it’s extra sturdy and emanates even heat from the bottom and up along the sides of each pot and pan to eliminate hot spots and produce evenly heated foods.
The 3 layers are specifically designed to activate the magnetic field in all electric cooking surfaces.
This technology stops your food from over cooking by using less heat through the magnetic layers on the bottom of each piece.
The magnetic field connects with the electromagnet in the inductive system to create heat while, at the same time, keeping the cooktop surface cool to the touch.
The Whole-Clad technology is created from superior grade metals that are bonded to produce the most durable and efficient heat conductive system available on the market today.
With this system you will enjoy the benefits of properly heated foods while not having to use high heat to prepare your meals.
The conductive Whole-Clad design, will last longer than other heat conducing methods for inductive cooking systems.
Duxtop’s Whole-Clad technology extends the life of these pots compared to the more commonly used, encapsulated-base construction.
The stylish pan set has been designed with an actual cook in mind, i.e. you and me, with drip-free pouring rims, stay-cool perfect grip handles that are riveted to each pan and stainless steel lids with loop handles that keep heat and moisture inside the pan for more efficient cooking.
It’s oven safe to 550 degrees, and safe for freezer storage so you can really get some serious use out of this set!
The pure stainless steel on the outside and inside; makes cleaning easy. The Duxtop cookware is dishwasher safe but The Kitchen Guy recommends that you hand wash it to protect it from any harmful chemicals in dishwasher products that can potentially shorten its life.
The stylish and functional Stainless Steel Premium Pan Set comes with 9 pieces that will enhance all of your entertaining or daily meal preparation.
These pans are versatile and will be a functional addition to your kitchen whether you are an experienced chef or new to cooking.
The convenience of being able to make foods that have you going from the cooktop to the oven to the broiler… being able to make any recipes with any ingredients is another great benefit to cooking with these pans.
For most people, this is a real issue as we are not all professional chefs with large budgets and an army of kitchen porters. Well I’m not at least!
- 1- 8-Inch Fry Pan,
- 1- 10-Inch Fry Pan
- 1- 1.6-Quart and 1- 3-Quart covered saucepan
- 1- 6-1/2-Quart saucepot with 1 cover
- 1- 6.6″ pot holder
- Exclusive Whole-Clad Tri-Ply Stainless Steel construction eliminates hot spots and ensures even heat distribution
- Stay-cool stainless-steel perfect-grip handle riveted to the pan
- Dishwasher-safe; oven-safe to 550 degrees F; Freezer-safe for food storage
For the money this is a great investment for your kitchen.
The Whole-Clad construction is made to last while it keeps on giving you the highest possible quality that is also very pleasing to look at! It’s alo compatible with other types of stove tops.
You can’t go wrong with the Duxtop. It will make meal preparation and clean up easier than you thought possible.
Durable and sturdy, it is wonderful addition to your kitchen. The benefits are time tested and make your cooking experience a pleasure since you do not have to worry about burning yourself on your traditional gas cook top!
What You Need To Know About Conduction Cooking With Electricity
Now that you know you need to use special skillets that are compatible with an electromagnetic cook top, you can begin to look for the most appropriate set that will work well in your kitchen no matter how simple or sophisticated.
The options are endless with colors to suit any style and taste, from red to blue to purple and the traditional black or silver, you will find something that meets your particular needs.
(Diagram): What is an induction cooktop & how does it work?
When you turn the unit on, the electromagnetic field actually heats the ferrous metal that is placed on it but keeps the surface cool at the same time!
Gas and electric stove burners first get hot then heat from the outside, whereas induction stove tops transfer heat through the magnetic connection becoming part of the circuit.
Your food is heated inside; cooking the food directly and leaving the cooktop relatively cool. You can see why using an inductive cooker is so unique and very safe to use because it eliminates the risk of getting burned from a hot stove burner. Any kind of pot or pan for inductive units must be made of, or contain, iron or steel.
So glass, aluminum or copper will not work.
You’ve seen the stoves with the smooth top and no burners; those are Inductive Cooking Units and are very unique indeed. You can check out this New York Times article to see some deeper information about it.
Tips & Tricks when Choosing New Pots & Pans
Determine The Daily Use
Your lifestyle will have a great effect on the set you ultimately decide to purchase, so take a little time to decide:
Make sure you are well prepared when you begin your search.
Consider your personality in the decision making process as well.
12 questions to find the Top Cooking Saucepans for your needs
First of all, have you determined that:
- Your existing set is not compatible or no longer in good enough shape to use?
- How do you plan to use your new saucepans?
- Do you already own an inductive stove unit?
- Are you planning to purchase but the unit won’t arrive for several months?
- Are you a gourmet cook who needs a commercial quality set; or perhaps a first-time buyer who is just learning to prepare meals using your own equipment?
- Do you plan large meals for your family and friends or do you only prepare meals for yourself?
- How much storage do you have to store it after use?
- Does it have to match your personality?
- Will you want it to match your kitchen or your favorite color?
- How much will it all weigh?
- Is the number of pieces important or will you buy them separately?
- What about the specs of each item?
These are 12 important questions you should have a serious think about before buying something as personal as a cooking collection, (at least for me).
Determine Your Budget
Whatever it may be, these ranges can go from relatively inexpensive to very expensive, (read: insane price!).
So based on your typical daily use you can use pricing as a guide to which price range is best for your needs.
It’s always wise to compare prices before you start shopping and the Internet will provide a wide range of products for you to choose from.
Determine The Number of Pieces You Will Actually Need
You can select from a wide variety of single-piece or multi-piece cooking sets to satisfy your particular cooking style.
Many manufacturers sell sets such as sauce pans only or pots only or more elaborate sets with many pieces that are bundled into one set so you get just about everything you need in one box.
There is so much to choose from that you should plan on spending lots of time deciding which is the best solution for your culinary needs.
What Pots Can Be Used On Induction Cookers?
It has to be steel or iron or it has to have a magnetic layer on the bottom made of a ferrous magnetic material to be compatible with your inductive unit.
If a magnet can stick to your existing units; it will work on an electric hob.
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Style, price and functionality are the directives when it comes to Swiss Inox’s unique ability to curate simple affordable cooking sets that inspire. It functions brilliantly for the experienced chef as well as the beginner who is just starting to experiment with recipes.
The set comes with sauté pans for veggies and burgers. The smaller pots make cleanup after cooking hot breakfast cereals for the gang or yourself very easy with the nonstick surface.
The additional slotted utensils create a unique visual experience for your cooking pleasure.
Highly popular stainless steel is also always a great choice, will serve you well and will last a very long time with proper care and maintenance.
The Magma set is encapsulated Tri-Clad technology.
This technology has grown in popularity over time and because of its ability to conduct heat through the use of an electromagnetic field in the cooking system.
The nesting feature is great for small working areas such as small kitchens, RVs, boats campers where your storage is limited and working space is tight.
This is why I am comfortable with crowning this set as the Top saucepan set of 2016 – Not just for induction cooking, but for any type because the set is so amazing!
This is only my personal opinion, but I love the fact that it is space saving and you can use it when travelling as well…why compromise your meals just because you like the great outdoors!
Another advanced set; is the Duxtop that comes with 9 pieces that are a beginners dream come true.
Although similar to other pieces; it is an exclusive creation of Duxtop.
Performing with the well-known functionality of stainless steel, it is a front-runner for that special gourmet you’ve been wanting to either become or give gift to!
So that concludes this rather mammoth guide and I sincerely hope that from reading this and understand the benefits associated with induction cooking, you will be confident enough to go out and buy the very best induction cookware set for the money 🙂