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The Best Stainless Steel Cookware Sets in Canada of 2022

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Product image of Cuisinart MCP-12N Stainless Steel 12-Piece Cookware Set

Cuisinart MCP-12N Stainless Steel 12-Piece Cookware Set

The tri-ply construction gave the pans the benefit of heat conductivity, but the aluminum core ensures they’re not too heavy to handle. Read More

Pros

  • Great value
  • Easy to use
  • Sears meat perfectly

Cons

  • Nothing we could find
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Product image of Hestan NanoBond Titanium Ultimate Set, 10-Piece

Hestan NanoBond Titanium Ultimate Set, 10-Piece

This top-tier set has all performance you expect in its high price range: even heating, steady simmering, impressive durability, and the pans are easy to work with. Read More

Pros

  • Beautiful
  • Distributes heat evenly
  • Very durable—heat resistant up to 1050°F

Cons

  • Very expensive
  • Requires polishing
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Product image of All-Clad BD005710-R D5 Stainless Steel 10-Piece Cookware Set

All-Clad BD005710-R D5 Stainless Steel 10-Piece Cookware Set

Despite superior heat distribution and overall performance, the heavy weight and handle design of these pans make flipping and pouring difficult. Read More

Pros

  • Superior heat distribution
  • Long-lasting

Cons

  • Hefty price tag
  • Too heavy
  • Straight-handle design
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Product image of Hestan ProBond 10-Piece  Stainless Steel  Set

Hestan ProBond 10-Piece Stainless Steel Set

This is a beauty of a pan with an angled handle that makes it easy to flip and pour. It also heats up evenly across its nice wide cooking. Read More

Pros

  • Heats evenly and sears well
  • Handle stays cool
  • Oven safe to 600°F
  • Induction and Dishwasher safe

Cons

  • Only moderate at keeping a steady simmer
  • Difficult to clean
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Product image of Tramontina 80116/249DS Tri-Ply 12-Piece Cookware Set

Tramontina 80116/249DS Tri-Ply 12-Piece Cookware Set

If you like making soup, this is the cookware to get. With comfortable to hold wide handles, the set’s tri-ply construction provided even heating. Read More

Pros

  • Even heating
  • Large enough
  • Roomier pans

Cons

  • Lacks smaller pans

While you might have a favourite dutch oven or love working with cast iron cookware, it’s unreasonable to expect a single type of pan to be capable of cooking all your recipes. To truly realize your full culinary potential, you need a variety of pots and pans in different shapes and sizes. By getting the right pre-packaged set of pots and pans, you can save a ton of money in the long run without sacrificing quality.

Stainless steel is great for searing meat, leaving behind those delicious fond bits that make the perfect start to a pan sauce. They also tend to last longer than the nonstick varieties, which can be easily scratched and generally can’t go into the dishwasher.

We’ve spent several years researching and testing dozens of the most popular cookware sets around. These are our recommendations for the best stainless steel cookware sets you can get online right now.

Editor's Note

The recommendations in this guide are based on thorough product and market research by our team of expert product reviewers. The picks are based on examining user reviews, product specifications, and, in some limited cases, our experience with the specific products named.

Product image of Cuisinart MCP-12N Stainless Steel 12-Piece Cookware Set
Cuisinart MCP-12N Stainless Steel 12-Piece Cookware Set

The Cuisinart MCP-12N Multiclad Pro Stainless Steel 12-Piece Cookware Set offers incredible performance at a great value. We had no complaints with the medium-sized sauté pan (which not only comfortably fit four chicken thighs but also seared each one to perfection). The large stockpot is well-sized for making soup, cooking pasta, or blanching vegetables—and is dishwasher-safe for an added bonus.

In addition to their performance and high quality, these pans are easy to use. The triple-ply construction gives the pans the benefit of heat conductivity, but the anodized aluminum core ensures that they’re not too heavy to handle. The set includes everything you need to cook a meal: two saucepans (1.5- and 3-quart), an 8-quart stockpot, a medium-sized 3.5-quart sauté pan, two skillets (8- and 10-inch), and a steamer insert—all with comfortable handles and a design that creates a nice balance when holding the pan.

Pros

  • Great value

  • Easy to use

  • Sears meat perfectly

Cons

  • Nothing we could find

Product image of Hestan NanoBond Titanium Ultimate Set, 10-Piece
Hestan NanoBond Titanium Ultimate Set, 10-Piece

While we know every shopper can’t justify the price, Hestan’s NanoBond is an exceptional line of cookware, and is worth the money if you have it. It’s gorgeous to look at and feels good in the hand, and you get the kind of performance you’d expect at this price—even heating, steady simmering, and no burning at the bottom or in the corners. Thousands of layers of titanium-based nanolayers are bonded to the stainless-steel surfaces of NanoBond cookware, which the brand claims makes it 400% stronger than traditional stainless steel and therefore resistant to staining and scratching. These pieces can even take heat up to 1050°F (565°C)!

While there are lots of good cookware sets out there, this line offers just about every performance plus and ease of use you could ever want. The 10-piece set includes 8.5- and 11-inch skillets, 1.5- and 3-quart saucepans, a 3.5-quart sauté pan, and an 8-quart stockpot.

Pros

  • Beautiful

  • Distributes heat evenly

  • Very durable—heat resistant up to 1050°F

Cons

  • Very expensive

  • Requires polishing

Product image of All-Clad BD005710-R D5 Stainless Steel 10-Piece Cookware Set
All-Clad BD005710-R D5 Stainless Steel 10-Piece Cookware Set

Hestan ProBond is great-looking and high-performing cookware, competitively priced with stainless steel sets from All-Clad. While not as exceptionally durable as Hestan’s NanoBond line, the ProBond pieces are similarly well constructed, with even heating, flush rivets, and a good weight.

The 10-piece set includes 8.5- and 11-inch skillets, 1.5- and 3-quart saucepans, a 3.5-quart sauté pan, and an 8-quart stockpot—a good assortment of basics that definitely make for a better buy than collecting individual pieces. You have the option of supplementing your set with ProBond nonstick skillets but will have to look to another brand for a Dutch oven.

Pros

  • Superior heat distribution

  • Long-lasting

Cons

  • Hefty price tag

  • Too heavy

  • Straight-handle design

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Hestan ProBond 10-Piece Stainless Steel Set

All-Clad is well known for making top-of-the-line (and expensive) cookware. This 10-piece All-Clad stainless steel set is no exception. While there’s no denying the superior heat distribution and overall performance of these five-ply, bonded stainless steel pans, there were a few things that caused them to fall down in the ranks. First, the very hefty price tag is hard to swallow, especially considering that the heavy material makes it harder to flip vegetables or pour out the contents with ease. The straight, stainless steel handle design doesn’t help in that regard, throwing off the balance and causing you to really feel the weight of each pan.

That being said, if you’re willing to dish out the coin (or have a wedding registry in your future), these pots and pans will last a lifetime. The set comes with two saucepots (1.5- and 3-quart), an 8-quart stockpot, a medium-sized 3-quart sauté pan, and two skillets (8- and 10-inch).

Pros

  • Heats evenly and sears well

  • Handle stays cool

  • Oven safe to 600°F

  • Induction and Dishwasher safe

Cons

  • Only moderate at keeping a steady simmer

  • Difficult to clean

Product image of Tramontina 80116/249DS Tri-Ply 12-Piece Cookware Set
Tramontina 80116/249DS Tri-Ply 12-Piece Cookware Set

If you regularly make large amounts of soup or stock, you may want to consider the Tramontina 12-piece, tri-ply set. It comes with a 12-quart stockpot—that’s overkill for boiling pasta or blanching vegetables, but perfect for larger batch recipes. The wide handles were comfortable to hold, and the tri-ply construction provided even heating, from browning chicken breasts to cooking sauces without scorching.

You’ll get some larger pots and pans with this set for a great price (if you’re looking for small 1-quart saucepans, this isn’t the one for you). The roomier pans are nice, giving you more space to cook in larger quantities while still fitting on a standard rangetop. You’ll find two saucepots (3- and 5-quart), two stockpots (5- and 12-quart), a large 5-quart sauté pan, and two skillets (10- and 12-inch) in the set.

Pros

  • Even heating

  • Large enough

  • Roomier pans

Cons

  • Lacks smaller pans

Meet the testers

Lindsay D. Mattison

Lindsay D. Mattison

Professional Chef

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Lindsay D. Mattison is a professional chef, food writer, and amateur gardener. She is currently writing a cookbook that aims to teach home cooks how to write without a recipe.

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Alex Kane

Sr. Editor, Search & Updates

@alexjkane

Alex Kane is a senior editor at USA Today’s Reviewed and the author of the Boss Fight Books volume on Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic. He has written for Fangoria, PC Gamer, Polygon, Rolling Stone, StarWars.com, and Variety. He lives in west-central Illinois.

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