If you have a gas stove, then you probably know that they are one of the absolute best options when it comes to cooking power. However, if you want to make the most of your gas cook stove, then you need the right set of cookware to truly cook well.
In this article, we are going to help you out by looking at some great sets of cookware that have the added benefit of working very well with gas top stoves.
It isn’t too hard to pick out a good cookware set that does this, but it is trickier than one would expect, which is why this list is helpful.
If you want to know our pick for the best cookware for gas stoves, we recommend getting the Cuisinart MCP-12N Multiclad Pro Stainless Steel Cookware Set.
A Spotlight On Some of The Best Cookware for Gas Stoves 2020:
Cuisinart MCP-12N Multiclad Pro Stainless Steel Cookware Set
We figured that the absolute best way to start off our review list was by taking a look at a cookware set that is from a reliable brand and that is undeniably of a high quality.
While there are going to be quite a few cookware sets that could fit the bill, the one that we specifically wanted to highlight was the Cuisinart MCP-12N Multiclad Pro Stainless Steel Cookware Set.
This is a really good cookware set (it comes in sizes ranging from 7 pieces to 12 pieces). It also happens to be a cookware set that is from a brand that we are all intimately familiar with.
Cuisinart is such a prolific maker of kitchen appliances, cookware, and other kitchen tools that we have no doubts that everyone reading this is familiar with them. So, it also makes sense that they would appear on our review list.
Like a lot of Cuisinart’s products, their Cuisinart MCP-12N Multiclad Pro Stainless Steel Cookware Set is an extremely well-made product. Each piece of cookware in the set is made from hardened, durable anodized aluminum. Aluminum is a great material to make cookware out of, not only because it is durable, but also because it does a great job of actually conducting heat, which is an essential component of any type of cookware.
Something else that both amateur and veteran cooks alike are going to appreciate is how good of a job the Cuisinart MCP-12N Multiclad Pro Stainless Steel Cookware Set does when it comes to implementing a bunch of useful quality of life features.
For example, the cookware always remains cool to the touch around the handles, so the chances of burning yourself are minimal if you practice proper safety precautions. Each of the handles on the pots and pans also have a hole in them, which goes a long way towards making storage easier since you can hang them on a wall or something like that.
One thing that we will say about the Cuisinart MCP-12N Multiclad Pro Stainless Steel Cookware Set is that it is definitely an expensive cookware set. In fact, we imagine that it is going to end up being one of the pricier entries on our entire review list. This high cost is due both to he actual quality of the cookware set, as well as the fact that it comes from such a recognizable brand.
- Handles remain cool to the touch.
- An extremely durable cookware set.
- Oven safe up to 550 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Aluminum base is both strong and conducts heat very well.
- Pretty expensive when you consider the prices of other cookware sets.
GreenLife CC001792-001 Soft Grip Ceramic Non-Stick Cookware Set
While the prices of a lot of other entries on our best cookware for gas stoves list have varied quite a lot in terms of price, none have truly qualified as a “budget option.” With this next review on our list, we aim to change that. The GreenLife CC001792-001 Soft Grip Ceramic Non-Stick Cookware Set is undoubtedly a very good, but also very inexpensive cookware set that works well on gas stoves.
The base of this particular cookware is made using ceramic. Now, ceramic isn’t perfect, as we will talk about later on, but one thing that it definitely does very well is provide heat conduction. The GreenLife CC001792-001 Soft Grip Ceramic Non-Stick Cookware Set conducts heat extremely well and that is the biggest reason why it works particularly well on gas stoves. Ceramic is also a natural non-stick surface.
In terms of price, the GreenLife CC001792-001 Soft Grip Ceramic Non-Stick Cookware Set is both the most inexpensive option on our list and one of the most inexpensive options that we could find. What makes the price of the cookware set even more impressive is that it doesn’t skimp on the numbers. In fact, the largest set of cookware offered by GreenLife (17 pieces) is still extraordinarily inexpensive.
The two issues that we want to talk about concerning the GreenLife CC001792-001 Soft Grip Ceramic Non-Stick Cookware Set are the fact that it isn’t the most durable cookware around and that it makes an odd style decision.
The first issue is that ceramic scratches quite easily, so the surface of this cookware is going to get pretty scratched up very quickly if you aren’t super careful. Secondly, while it is a small issue, we do imagine that quite a few of you will want to avoid the cookware because of the lavender coating, which doesn’t fit in very well with most kitchens. If that doesn’t bother you, then you can ignore this issue and enjoy the GreenLife CC001792-001 Soft Grip Ceramic Non-Stick Cookware Set.
- Most inexpensive cookware set on list.
- Perfect budget option for filling a kitchen.
- Lots of size options to choose from.
- Naturally non-stick ceramic surfaces.
- Ceramic base conducts heat extremely well.
- Surface scratches quite easily.
- Not the most appealing from a style perspective.
Cuisinart 66-14N Chef’s Classic Anodized Cookware Set
For the next product review on our best cookware for gas stoves list, we are going to be doing a review of yet another cookware set that comes from a brand that all of you are familiar with if you have been reading through our review list. We have already reviewed one cookware set from Cuisinart on this list, but we wanted to do another one on this list from them as well.
Despite some similarities, the Cuisinart 66-14N Chef’s Classic Anodized Cookware Set is definitely different enough from the previous Cuisinart set that we think this is easily deserving of a separate review for reasons that you will find out shortly.
Much like the last Cuisinart set, the Cuisinart 66-14N Chef’s Classic Anodized Cookware Set is made using a base of anodized aluminum. As we said in the last review, anodized aluminum is great for two primary reasons.
First off, it is extremely tough and resistant to scratches. So, this will help to ensure that the cookware lasts for a long time. Secondly, anodized aluminum does an amazing job of conducting heat. So, it heats up quickly and it stays hot for longer.
Outside of that, most of the other features on the Cuisinart 66-14N Chef’s Classic Anodized Cookware Set will also seem very familiar if you recall out earlier Cuisinart cookware set review. This includes things like handles that stay cool to the touch, high-quality lids, and much more.
One clear advantage that the Cuisinart 66-14N Chef’s Classic Anodized Cookware Set has over the previous Cuisinart set is price. This easily the cheaper of the two sets. So, if you want Cuisinart quality, without paying the same high price, then this is going to end up being a good investment on your part.
- Cheaper of the two Cuisinart options.
- Tough and resistant to scratches.
- Made of heat conducting aluminum.
- Same great Cuisinart features.
- Not quite as well-made as the other entry from Cuisinart.
MICHELANGELO Copper Pots and Pans Set
The next cookware set that we want to take a look at is yet another cookware set that is extremely unique by the standards of our review list. As you can see for yourself from the product name, the MICHELANGELO Copper Pots and Pans Set is the first cookware set on our list that is made from copper, as opposed to some sort of metal or ceramic.
Copper brings some unique advantages to the table from a cookware perspective, so we wanted to include at least one set of this type of cookware on our list, and the best one that we could find is the MICHELANGELO Copper Pots and Pans Set.
So, what exactly are these unique advantages that we mentioned in the start of the review? Well, the first one has to do with that ever important thing called heat conduction.
Copper is one of the best materials when it comes to conducting heat and it responds very well to sudden changes in temperature, which is a big reason why the MICHELANGELO Copper Pots and Pans Set works so well for gas stoves. The second advantage is the fact that copper is known to be a naturally non-stick material, so that helps to make cooking with the cookware a bit easier.
One issue with copper cookware like the MICHELANGELO Copper Pots and Pans Set is the fact that it does tend to get discolored and scratched up quite easily, which is obviously a somewhat serious issue that doesn’t impact more durable cookware made of aluminum or stainless steel.
- Copper provides a natural non-stick surface.
- Heats up evenly and quickly.
- Copper responds to temperature changes very well.
- Very complete, well-made cookware set.
- Copper discolors and scratches quite easily.
Rachael Ray Cucina Nonstick Cookware Pots and Pans Set
It is pretty common for famous cooks to release cookware sets. Examples include Jamie Oliver, Gordon Ramsay, and of course, Rachel Ray. Now, these sponsored cookware sets can be a bit of a mixed bag, but the Rachael Ray Cucina Nonstick Cookware Pots and Pans Set is actually quite a well-made cookware option that is deserving of being on our best cookware for gas stoves list.
As with so many other options on our review list, the Rachael Ray Cucina Nonstick Cookware Pots and Pans Set is made from aluminum. If you have ready any of the other reviews on our list that mentioned aluminum cookware, then you already have a good idea of why that is a good thing.
Aluminum of the type that is used in high-end cookware is not like the cheap aluminum that you are used to. It is extremely durable and it is one of the best materials that cookware can be made out of. Another important factor to consider is the fact that the aluminum material used in the Rachael Ray Cucina Nonstick Cookware Pots and Pans Set gives it really good heat conductivity.
One issue that we have with the otherwise good Rachael Ray Cucina Nonstick Cookware Pots and Pans Set is the fact that it is probably quite a bit pricier than it should be due to the relatively famous name associated with it.
- Sponsored by famous host Rachel Ray.
- Uses tried and true anodized aluminum.
- Very diverse set of cookware.
- Really good heat conductivity.
- A bit pricier than it should be due to the famous name attached.
Cookware for Gas Stoves Buying Guide
This marks the end of our best cookware for gas stoves review list, but it doesn’t mark the end of our article as a whole. In this follow-up portion of the article, we are going to be looking at something else that is very important, which is how you can actually go about buying good cookware for your kitchen.
At first, this may not seem all that important, but when you think about it, most people really don’t know what to look for in a good set of cookware. Most people instead opt to just use the cookware that they get when they first get a house or use the cookware that they get as a gift.
If you want to do serious cooking, then you need seriously good cookware. That is what this buying guide is going to help you to pick out.
What Makes Cookware Good For Gas Stoves?
The first and most important question that we want to address in this buying guide is what exactly is it that makes cookware good for gas stoves. This isn’t as simple or as straightforward as one would assume.
Unlike electric or induction cooktops, there isn’t a set range of materials that work and don’t work with gas stoves. Instead, you have to consider how the material that the cookware is made out of responds to heat in general.
Gas stoves produce a lot of heat and they can switch temperatures quite rapidly. That means two things. First off, that you need cookware that retains heat nicely, since the temperature may not always remain at exactly what you set it to. Secondly, it means that you need cookware that is a good conductor, since that allows the cookware to actually heat up quickly.
What Makes Good Cookware?
Now that we have answered the important question of what makes a set of cookware compatible with a gas stove, we need to move onto the next question, which is how you can go about picking out a good cookware set. We are going to use the same criteria that we ourselves used when deciding which cookware sets were worthy of being included on our best cookware for gas stoves list.
How Well It Conducts Heat
The first and easily most important thing to consider when buying cookware is how well said cookware does at conducting heat. What this essentially means, for those who aren’t familiar with culinary terms, is that the cookware heats up quickly.
Even more importantly, it refers to how well the cookware actually does when it comes to maintaining that heat. So many pieces of cookware lose their heat quickly, which then has a negative impact on your cooking experience.
Next up, you want to consider the actual durability of the cookware. What we mean by this is that you don’t want cookware that is prone to things like scratching and denting, since that will quickly ruin your cookware and make it useless. Look for cookware that is made from a strong base material like stainless steel or anodized aluminum.
Finally, we want to talk about the set size of your cookware. Again, this is crucial since it is going to have a massive impact on how much your cookware set ends up running you. Cookware sets can range wildly in size. They can go as low as around 6 pieces per set, while others can go as high as 17 pieces or even more. Obviously, larger sets are going to cost you a lot more.
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