Finding the best cookware set for you
If you're a serious home cook or professional chef, one of the best items you can invest in is a cookware set. These cooksets bundle numerous items of cookware into the one purchase in various sizes to save you money and make it easy to cook with a wide range of ingredients and techniques. When choosing the perfect cookware set for you, consider these factors:
Material. There are stainless steel, anodised, non-stick, cast iron and aluminium cooksets for every cooking preference and skill level.
Type. You can find frypan and saucepan sets as well as specialised cooking sets with saute pans, woks, steamers and more.
Size. A cookware set combines various sizes so you can choose the ones best suited to your cooking needs.
Space. Cookware sets can take up a lot of space. If you have a small kitchen, go for a space-saving set like the stackable Tefal Ingenio Titanium Fusion Set.
Common materials of cookware sets
Cookware comes in different materials that each offer different cooking benefits. The most common materials used to make cookware sets include:
Stainless steel - Stainless steel cookware is non-reactive, non-toxic, lightweight and very durable. It's also dishwasher-safe and oven-safe.
Cast iron - Cast iron provides even heat distribution and heat retention. It's also sturdy and has a natural non-stick coating through the process of seasoning.
Cast aluminium - Cast aluminium cookware is lightweight, affordable and offers good heat retention.
Hard anodised - Anodised aluminium cookware is harder than stainless steel and largely resistant to corrosion. It's also non-reactive which is great when cooking acidic food.
What comes in a cookware set
You can find cookware sets that feature the same cookware item in various sizes, such as a saucepan set, or a set that combines a selection of pots, pans and other cookware to cover any need you may have. They can also be tailored to different experience levels and personal preferences. Here are some items you may find in a cookware set:
Different types of cookware sets available - Non-stick to stainless steel and more
We have cookware sets for frying, baking, boiling, steaming, searing, grilling and everything in between. If you're looking for a new stainless steel cookware set, the Tefal Ingenio 13 piece stainless steel cookware set is a showstopper that combines saucepans, non-stick frypans, glass lids and removable handles to take you from stovetop to oven in a flash. It's also stackable to save space!
Non-stick cookware sets like the Tefal Ultimate 6 piece non-stick cookware set includes a saucepan, frying pans, wok, saute pan and stewpot for easy cooking and even easier cleaning whereas the Clevinger Cookware Set combines a non-stick saucepan set and frypan set that's perfect for beginners.
If you're after induction cookware, the Jamie Oliver Cook's Classic 5 piece Hard Anodised Induction set is suitable for induction stovetops as well as gas, electric, halogen and ceramic. The Scanpan 6 piece saucepan set with added frypan, steamer and casserole is another great choice that encourages you to expand your culinary horizons and stands the test of time.
Looking for something smaller? Try a twin pack or 3 piece set. The Scanpan Classic 3 Piece Cookware Set comes with a saute pan and fry pan with interchangeable lid that's ideal when cooking for 1-2 people.
What size pots and pans come in a cookware set
The best thing about cookware sets is that they combine pots and pans of all different sizes to accommodate any cooking need that may arise. The Wolstead Steeltek 8 Piece Stainless Steel Cookware Set includes a great range of sizes, from a 16cm saucepan for boiling a single egg to a 28cm saute pan with lid for cooking a family-sized stir-fry.
The difference between frying pans and saute pans
A frying pan has a flat bottom base with sloped sides that make it easier to move and stir ingredients while cooking. A saute pan has a larger surface area with high sides that go straight up at a 90° angle. It's excellent for searing meat or for when you need to cook sauces as the sides prevent liquids from spilling over the top and making a mess.
Colours and styles available
We have cookware sets in fantastic colours, styles and finishes to match any kitchen decor and personal taste. Our stainless steel and aluminium cookware sets are clean and modern to fit in with your other kitchen appliances. The Scanpan Impact 7 Piece Cookware Set is two-toned with a matte and polished finish to seamlessly blend into any stylish kitchen space. You can also find classic black cookware sets and speckled blue aluminium cookware sets with a marble coating.
Features to look out for when buying a new set of cookware
These handy features can make using your new cookware set easier and more convenient:
Glass lids to retain heat and flavour
Removable handles to go from cooktop to oven
Non-stick finish to prevent food from getting stuck
Dishwasher-safe for faster cleaning
Oven-safe for baking dishes
Accessories and other kitchen utensils to consider
Make the most of your new cookware set by combining it with these useful kitchen accessories and appliances.
Brands we know and trust
Discover the most beloved brands in kitchenware at prices below RRP at Kitchen Warehouse, including Tefal, Scanpan, Anolon, Essteele, Pyrolux, Swiss Diamond, Chasseur, Cuisinart, Jamie Oliver by Tefal and Le Creuset.
Buying a cookware set online with Kitchen Warehouse
Kitchen Warehouse makes buying your cookware sets fast and easy with our online process. Simply browse our cooksets, bakeware, tableware, drinkware and more before adding items to your shopping cart for checkout with flexible payment options, including AfterPay. Know someone who loves to cook? Show them your appreciation with a gift card that can be used to update and add to their current collection!
What is the price range for a cookware set?
Kitchen Warehouse caters to all budgets. We have affordable, quality cookware sets that range from $50-$100 up to extravagant sets that range from $640-$950 with everything you need. Many of our cookware sets are under $400 and far below RRP. Plus, if you spend over $100, you'll also receive free delivery right to your doorstep no matter where you live in Australia!
What are some of the benefits of buying a cookware set?
A cookware set is a fantastic investment that makes sense for any passionate home cook or professional chef. Cookware sets help you to save money by combining multiple pots and pans into one purchase. They're also different sizes to cater for any type of dish or amount of food you need. You can find sets that contain specialised equipment for cooking certain types of food, such as saute pans for simmering sauces, woks for stir fry and strainers for pasta. Plus, they come in different materials and finishes to suit any preference and heat source, from stainless steel to non-stick and anodised aluminium.