Best Ceramic Cookware Set 2017 – Buyer’s Guide & Reviews

Are you in the market for a new set of cookware for your kitchen? We’ve all heard about how toxic the old Teflon-coated cookware can be to your health. That leaves you with choosing between cast-iron or stainless steel cookware, right? Wrong. Cookware is now available that features a ceramic coating that is safe for your health, non-stick, and a breeze to clean.

FYI, Cookware has evolved. This article will help you to decide which ceramic cookware set is the best for you. We have searched through user reviews, industry sites, and expert opinions to narrow the endless choices of cookware down to ten great options for your home.

How to Choose the Best Ceramic Cookware Set - Things to Consider

So how do you decide which is the best ceramic cookware set for you? What are the major factors to consider before you spend your hard-earned money? We think that these are the five factors to examine closely before you make your purchase:

Price

Price plays an important role in every buying decision. Buying a cookware set can be very expensive. The first thing to do is figure out the maximum amount you have to spend. Then, you can compare cookware sets at or below your price point and determine which set gives you the most value for your money and meets your needs.

Try not to be swayed by brand names or celebrity endorsements. Also, consider the number of pieces included in the cookware sets. Don’t count recipe books or utensils. Almost all buying decisions involve price as the most important consideration.

Materials

Always consider the materials used to construct your cookware. Different metals can be used to make ceramic cookware, such as aluminum, copper, steel, and stainless steel. Many cookware manufacturers use a layering technique that sandwiches a good heat conducting material inside the base to help with even heating.

Also, look at the material that handles are made from. Rubbers, plastics, and polymers are often used for handles on cookware, but these materials may limit use in the oven above a certain temperature.

Quality

In addition to the materials used, examine the quality of construction in the cookware. Try to avoid cookware that uses screws to attach handles or knobs. Screws can back out and fall off over time.

Look for cookware that has handles that are riveted on. Rivets are a durable and permanent way to attach things. Steer clear of cookware that uses adhesives or glues to attach anything. When you add heat to adhesives, you most often create a hot mess.

Most metals and alloys can be welded. Welding is the best way to attach handles or knobs but is also the most expensive. If you can find cookware that is welded for a decent price, it could be a great value.

Sizes

Think about which sizes of pots and pans you use most often. Make sure your new cookware set has these sizes. This may seem like an obvious thing to do, but many people have purchased new twelve or fifteen piece cookware sets and end up using only two pieces. Also, make sure that your favorite sized pieces come with lids. Some of our favorite cookware sets feature a lid for each piece included in the set.

Durability

A new cookware set is an investment, and we all want to invest in a set that will last us a long time. Good quality cookware can easily last 20+ years, despite what most of us are used to.

One good indicator of durability is the manufacturer’s warranty period. Companies have no problem standing behind a product that they believe is very durable. Short warranty periods indicate that the manufacturer does not expect it to last.

Direct experience from people who own the cookware is probably the best information on durability that there is. For the following reviews, we read 10-20 customer comments about each set to determine if there were any durability issues over time.

10 Best Ceramic Cookware Set for Kitchen

We kept price, materials, quality, sizes, and durability in mind as we reviewed the following ten best ceramic cookware sets:

1. Wearever C943SF Pure Living Nonstick Ceramic Cookware Set

Editor Rating:

9/10

Wearever C943SF Pure Living Nonstick Ceramic Cookware Set

Our top pick in the search of the best ceramic cookware is a fifteen piece set from WearEver. 

This cookware is constructed of heavy gauge aluminum with a ceramic coating. All handles are riveted on for durability and have a silicone rubber grip.

Lids are made of tempered glass and feature a steam vent hole. This set includes 1,2, and 5-quart cooking pots, a 3-quart pot with a steamer insert, 8,10.5, and 12-inch skillets, and a 10.5-inch saucepan. There are two colors available, red and black. Lids to fit all pots and pans are included as well.

This cookware is dishwasher safe, oven safe up to 350 degrees, and comes with a lifetime warranty. 

Initial customer reviews are very high but seem to fade after about the one year mark. Customers complained that the ceramic coating is too thin, and dealing with WearEver for warranty issues can be a hassle. You get a lot of pieces for the money with this set, but durability seems to be a problem, even with a lifetime warranty.

Highlighted Features:

  • High quality aluminum base provides even heat distribution for you to cook efficiently
  • The softtouch silicone handles allow for a comfortable and secure grip
  • The heavy gauge aluminum with ceramic coating offers superior stain resistance
  • The PTFE-Free, PFOA-Free, Cadmium-Free and Recyclable allow you to cook healthily and is environmental friendly
  • The handles can cook with high temperature up to 350 Degree F
  • Safe for all cooking methods except induction
  • Oven safe to 350 Degree F
  • Dishwasher Safe
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty

2. Orgreenic Ceramic Coated Non-Stick Cookware Set

Editor Rating:

9/10

Orgreenic Ceramic Coated Non-Stick Cookware Set

Our second pick is a 10-piece set from BulbHead which is a mid-range budget product with a high-quality finish.

Construction here is aluminum with a nonstick ceramic coating on the inside. All handles are riveted and feature stay cool handle. The lids are glass and feature a steam vent hole.

This set comes with 8 and 10 inch fry pans, a 2.5-quart sauce pans, a 1.5 qt sauce pot with lid, a 6 qt sauce pot with lid, and an aluminum steamer insert. Lids are included to fit the sauce pans and Dutch oven. 

The finish on this cookware is green. This set is dishwasher safe, oven safe up to 350 degrees.

Customer reviews of this product are very positive. As usual, reviews are either very positive or very negative. Positive reviews loved how easy this cookware was to clean and said it was impossible to scratch the cooking surface, even with metal utensils. Negative reviews stated that the nonstick coating was peeling off with only light use and that they had to ship the entire set back to replace one piece under warranty. We’re not sure that this is true as it makes no sense. Most users reported an average of two years of use with no problems. This is a very good ten piece set of cookware for the price.

Highlighted Features:

  • Cook without oil, butter or grease
  • 5 pans 4 lids and an aluminum steamer insert
  • Non-toxic and PTFE-Free
  • Hard anodized aluminum
  • Stay cool handle

3. Cook N Home NC-00358 Nonstick Ceramic Cookware Set

Editor Rating:

8.5/10

Cook N Home NC-00358 Nonstick Ceramic Cookware Set

Construction of this cookware is thick gauge aluminum with a ceramic nonstick coating on the inside and a tough paint on the outside that is heat resistant.

Lids are made of tempered glass and have a steam vent hole. Handles are all riveted and feature an anti-slip coating for comfort and convenience. The set comes with a 5-quart Dutch oven and lid, a 3-quart casserole with lid, 1 and 2-quart saucepans with lids, and 8 and 9.5-inch frying pans. The finish on this cookware is a loud lime green, which will not appeal to everyone.

People who purchased this cookware set are very happy with it overall. Positive comments included the sturdy construction, easy clean up, and great tasting food. Negatives were that you cannot use them in the oven due to the handle material and that the screws underneath the handles can burn your hand. This is a very affordable set of cookware for those considering ceramic, but not willing to invest a large amount in trying it.

Highlighted Features:

  • Anti-slip coating on handle provide a soft feeling when touch handle, make it comfortable and stay cool during cooking
  • Nonstick Ceramic coating is PTFE-Free, PFOA-Free, cadmium and lead free, ceramic coating provide superior scratch resistant
  • Exterior is color paint resistant to high temperature and easy to clean
  • Cookware use thick gauge aluminum material provide super heat conductive without any hot-spot in bottom
  • Tempered glass lids makes viewing food easy from start to finish
  • Not for Induction Stove top

4. WearEver A630SA Nonstick Ceramic Cookware Set

Editor Rating:

8/10

WearEver A630SA Nonstick Ceramic Cookware Set

This is a more affordable nonstick cookware set from WearEver. 

This cookware is constructed from thick gauge aluminum with a nonstick coating on the inside surfaces. Exterior finish is a heat-resistant black paint that looks sharp. Handles are riveted in place, and the tempered glass lids come with a hole to vent out steam in the top.

It is dishwasher safe, oven safe up to 350 degrees, and features a lifetime warranty. This set includes an 8-inch frying pan, a 10-inch frying pan with lid, 1 and 2-quart saucepans with lids, a 5-quart Dutch oven with lid, and a small egg pan.

User reviews were very positive, noting that cooking with this cookware is much easier to do than cooking with their old Teflon-coated ones. Complaints noted that the nonstick coating was too thin, or started peeling off after about six months. This is a nice, affordable cookware set that should last if you care for it properly.

Highlighted Features:

  • Quality ceramic non-stick interior promotes healthy cooking by lessening the need for fats and oils
  • PTFE-Free; PFOA-Free and Cadmium-Free
  • Innovative ceramic interior offers superior stain resistance, superior scratch resistance. The most durable coating suitable for all cooking utensils
  • The heavy gauge aluminum construction offers efficient cooking, even heat distribution and durable usage
  • Tempered glass lids makes viewing food easy from start to finish
  • Safe for all cooking methods except induction; Cooking surface able to reach 700 Degree F; oven safe to 350 Degree F
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty

5. GreenLife Nonstick Ceramic Cookware Set

Editor Rating:

9/10

GreenLife Nonstick Ceramic Cookware Set

This cookware set from GreenPan has a striking turquoise finish.

These pots and pans are constructed of aluminum and a ceramic coating lining the interior surfaces. Handles are made of bakelite material which is good to keep cool and appear to be installed with bolts or screws. Lids are tempered glass. This set comes with 7 and 9.5-inch frying pans, 1 and 2-quart saucepans with lids, a 5-quart casserole with lid, a 2.5-quart saute pan with lid, and four nylon utensils.

This cookware is also available in red and black finishes, is dishwasher safe, and is oven safe up to 350 degrees. One year warranty against product defects.

People who use this cookware love how easy it is to use and clean, even after two years. Those who complained mentioned food sticking after a short time, and parts being damaged when exposed to open flame on a gas stove. Most people like the performance for the money.

Highlighted Features:

  • Stay-Cool Bakelite handle with soft touch
  • Turquoise aluminum body
  • Dishwasher safe
  • Coated with Thermolon healthy ceramic non-stick coating
  • Oven safe up to 180 Degree Celsius/350 Degree Fahrenheit
  • One year warranty

6. Rachael Ray Cucina Nonstick Ceramic Cookware Set

Editor Rating:

9.5/10

Rachael Ray Cucina Nonstick Ceramic Cookware Set

This cookware set from Rachael Ray is available in blue, brown, orange and red to accent your kitchen. 

This set is constructed from aluminum and has a hard porcelain enamel exterior finish in your choice of color. The nonstick coating is a coffee-colored PFOA-free surface on the interior of the pots and pans.

Handles are made from stainless steel and are riveted for strength and durability. Handles also feature a rubberized grip for comfort. Lids are made of shatter resistant glass.

This cookware is oven safe up to 400 degrees and comes with a limited lifetime warranty. This set includes a stockpot with lid, two saucepans with lids, two skillets, a Dutch oven with lid, and two nylon cooking tools.

More than 75% of user reviews for this cookware set rate it as excellent. People liked the fit of the lids, the performance of the nonstick coating, and the comfortable handles. Complaints mentioned that the exterior finish faded over time and that you can’t use this cookware on an induction cooktop, which is true of all ceramic cookware. Users were happy with this cookware for the price.

Highlighted Features:

  • Crafted with durable aluminum and sturdy hard enamel porcelain exteriors; espresso-colored, PFOA-free nonstick releases foods effortlessly
  • Oven safe to 400 degrees Fahrenheit, the pots and pans are suitable for all stovetops, except induction
  • Rachael Ray Cucina Cookware features rustic, modern color, functionality and design to enhance mealtime warmth and hospitality
  • The 12-piece cookware set boasts dual-riveted rubberized stainless steel handles and shatter-resistant glass lids; includes slotted turner and spoon
  • Lifetime Limited Warranty for cookware that is a welcome addition to serveware, dinnerware and other pieces in the Rachael Ray Cucina collection

7. Paula Deen Signature Nonstick Ceramic Cookware Set

Editor Rating:

9/10

Paula Deen Signature Nonstick Ceramic Cookware Set

This cookware set from Paula Deen is available in eight different exterior finishes to match your kitchen and personality. 

This cookware is constructed of aluminum and an exterior porcelain finish for durability and stain resistance. The nonstick coating is made from Teflon for those who prefer a traditional nonstick pan.

Lids are tempered glass and feature copper plated knobs. All handles are riveted and feature a soft touch material for comfort. This set includes 1 and 2-quart covered saucepans, a 6-quart covered stockpot, a 2.75-quart covered saute pan, 8 and 10-inch skillets, and a measuring spoon set. This cookware is oven safe up to 350 degrees and comes with a limited lifetime warranty.

Customer reviews of this product were overall positive. People loved how they look, the cushy handles, and easy cleanability. Negative comments were mostly that the nonstick surface tended to bubble and flake away after using over high heat. If you are trying to avoid Teflon in your cookware, this is not the set for you.

Highlighted Features:

  • Colorful speckled porcelain exterior will enhance every kitchen from contemporary to traditional. This attractive exterior is durable, stain resistant and a breeze to clean.
  • Stylish copper plated rings are attached for hanging convenience. Oven safe to 350°F.
  • Set Includes: 1qt.cov. Saucepan, 2 qt. cov. Saucepan, 6 qt. cov. Stockpot, 2.75 qt. cov. Saute, 8" Skillet, 10" Skillet, 5 Piece Measuring Spoon Set
  • Heavy gauge construction heats up quickly and evenly. Durable DuPont Teflon® Select nonstick interiors provide easy cleaning and long-lasting food release.
  • Tempered glass lids lock in flavors and let you watch your food cook without lifting he lid. Copper plated knobs add a punch of color and sophistication to spice up your kitchen.

8. Simply Calphalon Nonstick Ceramic Cookware Set

Editor Rating:

8/10

Simply Calphalon Nonstick Ceramic Cookware Set

This nonstick cookware is made from the Hard-anodized aluminum material with a ceramic non-stick cooking surface.

Exterior surfaces have a heat-resistant black painted finish which looks very nice. All handles are made of stainless steel and double riveted for strength. The stainless handles are covered with a silicone grip material. Tempered glass lids retain moisture in your food.

The set includes 8 and 10-inch omelet pans, 1,2, and 3-quart covered sauce pans, and a 6-quart covered stockpot. This set is oven safe up to 400 degrees and comes with a five-year warranty.

User reviews for this cookware set are similar to others. Overall, reviews were very positive. Customers liked the performance of this non-stick cookware right out of the box. They loved how easy it was to clean. Most people had few problems when they cared for these properly. Complaints mentioned that the nonstick surface and exterior paint chipped easily. In our opinion, this cookware is constructed very well and should last if cared for properly.

Highlighted Features:

  • Made from fast-heating aluminum with sleek, glossy black exteriors. Handles are double-riveted by hand for durability and stability
  • Includes 8- and 10-inch Fry Pans, 1- and 2-quart Sauce Pans with Lids, 3- quart Saute Pan with Lid, and 5-quart Dutch Oven with Lid, and 11-inch Griddle
  • Eco-friendly, PFOA-free ceramic nonstick cooking surface that easily releases food while you're cooking and afterward when you're cleaning up
  • Oven-safe tempered glass lids let you see food while it's cooking. Finish covered dishes in the oven or keep them warm until you're ready to serve. Domed design returns moisture to food
  • Stainless steel handles have a lightweight, ergonomic design that makes it comfortable to hold pans for extended periods. Silicone grips provide a cool, sure grip, even when cookware is hot
  • Protected by a limited 5-year warranty

9. WearEver C944SA Pure Living Nonstick Ceramic Cookware Set

Editor Rating:

8.2/10

WearEver C944SA Pure Living Nonstick Ceramic Cookware Set

This cookware is made from high-quality aluminum with a ceramic nonstick coating on the inside and a durable temperature resistant gold painted finish on the outside. All handles are riveted for durability and feature silicone grip material.

The cookware is dishwasher and oven safe and features a lifetime warranty against defects. This set includes two nylon tools, 8 and 10.5-inch saute pans, a 3-quart saucepan with lid, a 3.5-quart skillet with the lid, and a 5-quart Dutch oven and lid.

Customers who bought this item liked the fact that the lids fit all of the included pieces. They also loved the nonstick properties of the ceramic surface. People who complained warned that the ceramic coating chips easily, and warned against using these pans on high heat, which stained and discolored them.

Highlighted Features:

  • Superior stain resistance, Superior scratch resistance, Durable ceramic cookware
  • Soft touch and ergonomic silicone riveted handle, Sear and deglaze with ease, cook at high temperature (up to 350-degree F)
  • High performance, perfect cooking, easy ceramic nonstick, High quality aluminum base
  • PTFE-Free, PFOA-Free, Cadmium-Free, Recyclable
  • Stainless steel handles have a lightweight, ergonomic design that makes it comfortable to hold pans for extended periods. Silicone grips provide a cool, sure grip, even when cookware is hot
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty, Safe for all cooking methods except induction

10. SilverStone Nonstick Ceramic Cookware Set

Editor Rating:

8/10

SilverStone Nonstick Ceramic Cookware Set

Construction is all aluminum with nonstick coating and ceramic inside. Handles are riveted for strength and durability. Lids are tempered glass with riveted handles and steam vent holes.

This cookware is dishwasher safe, oven safe to 350 degrees, and comes with a lifetime warranty. This set is also available in Marine Blue and Mango Yellow finish. The set includes 3qt/2.8L saute pans, 1.5-quart saucepans with lids, and three nylon cooking tools.

Customer reviews for this cookware set are overall positive. Many people noted that the Cushion Smart Technology feature is useless after the pans have been used for a while. Other complaints were that there are no lids to fit the skillets. Positive remarks liked the non-stick coating and the grip provided by the handles. Another good value cookware set.

Highlighted Features:

  • The ceramic nonstick cookware's double-riveted contoured handles match the colorful exteriors and are rubberized to provide a solid, comfortable grasp
  • Sturdy aluminum cookware features white ceramic nonstick for a unique cookware interior that delivers beautiful food release with easy cleanup
  • Dishwasher safe and hand washing recommended for best care; shatter-resistant glass lids keep the cooking visible while holding in moisture and heat
  • Cushion Smart technology gives the saute's and skillets' nonstick performance an extra boost and the cookware set includes two Prestige nylon tools
  • Stainless steel handles have a lightweight, ergonomic design that makes it comfortable to hold pans for extended periods. Silicone grips provide a cool, sure grip, even when cookware is hot
  • Oven safe to 350 degrees Fahrenheit, this PFOA-, PTFE- and cadmium-free ceramic nonstick cookware set features a Lifetime Limited Warranty

Final Verdict

While we feel that all ten of these cookware sets are good choices for ceramic cookware, we felt that we should name a winner. Taking into account price, materials, quality, common sizes needed, and product durability, we chose a winner. Our pick is the WearEver C943SF Pure Living Nonstick Ceramic Cookware Set.

Most of the cookware sets included the same basic pieces, but this one stood out by offering a griddle as well. This set is reasonably priced, and with proper use and care should last users a long time. This cookware set from WearEver is our pick as a best buy.

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