5 great induction cookware sets available in Canada
No more guesswork—these top-performing sets are all induction compatible
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We're big fans of induction cooking here at Reviewed. While induction ranges and cooktops may cost a little more than comparable gas or electric ranges, they offer faster boiling times, pinpoint temperature control, and incredible efficiency. However, despite being safe, efficient, and precise, induction cooking tends to invite as much fear and confusion as baking a chocolate souffle on a hot day. Part of this anxiety stems from not knowing what cookware will work on an induction cooktop.
To cut through the confusion and help you make the most of this cooking tech, we sorted through our top-ranked cookware sets and determined which are induction compatible and which are worth your hard-earned money.
1. The best overall: Cuisinart MCP-12N Multiclad Pro Stainless Steel 12-Piece
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.
In addition to performance, these pans are easy to use. The triple-ply construction gave the pans the benefit of heat conductivity, even on induction, but the aluminum core ensures they’re not too heavy to handle. The set includes everything you need to cook a meal: two saucepans, a stockpot, a medium-sized sauté pan, two skillets, and a steamer insert—all with comfortable handles and a design that creates a nice balance when holding the pan.
All in all, it was easy to name the Cuisinart as our Best Overall cookware set—and our favourite set for induction. It has everything you need for a starter kitchen, and it’s a great choice for those looking to upgrade their old sets, too.
Get the Cuisinart MCP-12N Multiclad Pro Stainless Steel 12-Piece at Wayfair Canada for $405.99
2. The best non-stick option: Circulon Symmetry Hard-Anodized Nonstick 11-Piece Cookware Set
In addition to acing the nonstick tests, these Circulon pans performed well overall, although the stockpot took longer to boil water than the other options in this list. These were also some of the more comfortable pans we used, with well-thought-out, padded handles and nicely-balanced weight.
The nonstick set has a nice variety of items, including three saucepans, a stockpot, a medium-sized sauté pan, and two skillets. Despite their hard-anodized aluminum sides and surface, each product in the set has a stainless steel base, making them fully induction compatible—a rarity for nonstick.
Get the Circulon Symmetry Hard-Anodized Nonstick 11-Piece Cookware Set from Amazon Canada for $399.99
3. For feeding large families: Tramontina 12-Piece Stainless Steel Tri-Ply Clad
If you regularly make large amounts of soup or stock, you may want to consider the Tramontina 12-Piece Stainless Steel Tri-Ply Clad Cookware Set. It’s the only set that came with a massive stockpot—a bit 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-sized pots and pans with this set for a great price (so, if you’re looking for small saucepans, this isn’t the one for you). The roomier pans are nice, giving you more space to cook larger quantities while still fitting on a standard range top. You’ll find two saucepots, two stockpots, a large sauté pan and two skillets in the set.
Get the Tramontina 12-Piece Stainless Steel Tri-Ply Clad set from Wayfair Canada for $479.46
4. If money is no object: All-Clad BD005710-R D5 Brushed 18/10 Stainless Steel 5-Ply Bonded 10-Piece
All-Clad is well known for making top-of-the-line (and expensive) cookware. This All-Clad BD005710-R D5 Brushed Stainless Steel 5-Ply Bonded 10-Piece Cookware Set is no exception. While there’s no denying the superior heat distribution and overall performance of these 5-ply, bonded stainless-steel pans, there were a few things that caused them to fall 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 handle design doesn’t help in that regard, throwing off the balance and causing you to really feel each pan's weight.
That being said, if you’re willing to dish out the coin (or, have a wedding registry in the near future), these pots and pans will last a lifetime. The set comes with two saucepots, a stockpot, a medium-sized sauté pan, and two skillets.
Get the All-Clad BD005710-R D5 Brushed 18/10 Stainless Steel 5-Ply Bonded 10-Piece set from Amazon Canada for $946.72
5. If you're cooking on a budget: Cook N Home 12-Piece Stainless Steel
We wouldn’t necessarily recommend that you avoid the Cook N Home 12-Piece Stainless Steel Cookware Set, but you will certainly get what you pay for. These pots and pans were super-lightweight, heating up quickly but also losing that heat equally as fast. The handles were some of the hottest to the touch, too, so make sure you have those oven mitts handy!
Prices were accurate at the time this article was published but may change over time.