Although the skill of the cook determines the quality of the dish, cookware is an essential part of the process, and consequently the focus and interest in cookware has risen over the years.
Ceramic pans are a great alternative to traditional non-stick options. They are not entirely ceramic, but the final addition of glazed ceramic often looks stunning! The latest technology has allowed the creation of oven proof models making them as versatile as stainless-steel cookware.
If you are in search of a non-stick cookware set with the ability to withstand hot temperatures, and one that is easy to clean with an impressive longevity, then a ceramic set is the best option for you!
List of best ceramic cookware sets
- Most popular – GreenLife Soft Grip Ceramic Non-stick, Cookware Set, 16 Piece
- Best Budget – Cuisinart 11-Piece Set Ceramic XT Non-stick Cookware
- Best for baking and cooking – Gotham Steel 20 Piece Complete Kitchen Cookware + Bakeware Set
- Best for induction – Nutrichef Non-stick Cookware Excilon Home Kitchen Ware Pots & Pan Set
- Best for small kitchens – Neoflam 9pc Non-stick Ceramic Cookware Set, Space-Saving Design
Things to consider before buying
Size of the set
When buying a cookware set you can usually get a great deal. When buying a new set, you may already have other pots and pans in other materials and may require more storage space. Cookware sets even include utensils and additional accessories which can result in sets ranging from 9 to 20 pieces.
Most brands are offering a variety of sets, so you should be able to find what works best for you.
Cookware should last a long time and ceramic cookware sets stand the test of time. Most brands combine materials and finish with a ceramic coating.
Whether you cook on gas, electric or an induction hob, always verify if the cookware set chosen is compatible with your stove. Gas or electric cookers can manage most cookware but not all cookware is induction compatible so double check with the manufacturer if the cookware is induction friendly.
How to care for your cookware
Most people find it challenging not to scratch non-stick cookware. Ceramic is sturdy and very hard to damage but we still recommend being careful with metal utensils. Wash ceramic cookware by hand, even when it is dishwasher safe.
Overview of best ceramic cookware sets
1. Most popular – GreenLife Soft Grip Ceramic Non-stick, Cookware Set, 16 Piece
This set of 16 pieces includes three frying pans, two saucepans with lids, one sauté pan with lid, and one stockpot with lid, together with a steamer basket, and four kitchen utensils. All are made from recycled aluminium and finished with a ceramic non-stick coating. The soft grip Bakelite handles stay cool for safe handling. The pans warm quickly and the heat spreads evenly.
This set makes a great gift, or bundle of cookware to start a kitchen collection. The variety of colours make it attractive, and the pans are surprisingly light, making them easy to handle.
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2. Best Budget – Cuisinart 11-Piece Set Ceramic XT Nonstick Cookware
This affordable set has all essentials including two saucepans, a sauté pan, and a stockpot, all with lids. A skillet and steamer insert complete this Cuisinart set. It might not be the fanciest looking set, but the cookware is made from titanium reinforced ceramic which makes the pans warm quickly. The silicone, soft handles enable easy and safe manoeuvring of the pans. This set is available in three colours, black, black with copper, and red.
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3. Best for baking and cooking – Gotham Steel 20 Piece Kitchen Cookware + Bakeware Set
Look no further if you like cooking and baking. This set includes a complete suite of lightweight frying pans, stock pots, saucepans, bakeware pans, steamers and more. The Ti-Cerama coating is ultra-durable, scratch-proof and safe to use with metal utensils. All pieces are oven safe and good for all stovetops except induction.
4. Best for induction – Nutrichef Non-stick Cookware Excilon Home Kitchen Ware Pots & Pan Set
This flashy looking set is available in six colours and includes one saucepan, one Dutch oven pot, one cooking pot, all with lids, together with two frying pans, soup ladle, pasta fork, and spatula.
The non-stick coating with blue diamond ceramic exterior makes the pot more durable and conducts heat quickly with a good retention of heat.
These pots and skillet fry pans are safe for use on gas, electric, and they are induction ready.
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5. Best for small kitchens – Neoflam 9pc Non-stick Ceramic Cookware Set, Space-Saving Design
Small kitchens often have storage issues, but this colourful set nests neatly thanks to the removable handle. The set includes a frying pan, a saucepan and two stockpots with lids. There are also two plastic lids, which makes the cookware can double as food storage containers. The Ecolon non-stick ceramic coating is scratch-resistant, and durable but not induction ready. Additional handles are available from the manufacturer which makes it easier when cooking with multiple pots.