The Best Cookware of 2022
Thanksgiving marks the start of the holiday shopping season. In that spirit, we want to share some of the highly-rated cookware from Reviewed. We are confident that homeowners in the Upper Valley will bring smiles to the faces of friends, colleagues, coworkers, and family with any of the following gifts.
We recognize that finding the perfect pot, pan, or cookware item can take time and resources. That’s why we have reached out to the professionals at Reviewed to help in the journey. Reviewed has spent years testing dozens of the most popular pot and pan sets around, and the current favorite is the HexClad Hybrid Cookware Chef’s Package. With 13 pieces, including some bonus items, it’s everything a home cook needs.
The former top pick, the Cuisinart MCP-12N Multiclad Pro Stainless Steel 12-Piece is still a great option, and the favorite value pick.
HexClad boasts technology that combines the best features of stainless steel with the ease of nonstick pans in one neat package, making it the top cookware set choice.
These pans differ from most nonstick options. They can’t cook an egg without oil, for instance. But they heat up quickly and evenly like nonstick should, and they exhibit nonstick properties when seasoned and used with a little cooking oil. The tough, laser-etched hexagon top holds its own against metal utensils, unlike most nonstick.
Chicken thighs had some of the most even, the gorgeous searing of any skillet tested. Cleanup was exceptionally easy because any build-up is easily wiped away with a paper towel.
The pans feature tri-ply construction (like multi-clad stainless-steel pans), but they’re significantly lighter. Vegetables can be tossed with ease, and the ergonomic, rounded handles feel great to use. The saucepans also have a bowl-like shape on the interior, making it much easier to stir into the edges to keep sauces from burning.
This set is not inexpensive, but whether you’re building a starter kitchen or refreshing, it has everything you need. Plus, the inclusion of a magnetic layer makes them compatible with induction cooktops.
Reviewed second choice is the All-Clad HA1 Hard-Anodized Nonstick 10-Piece Set. It is stylish featuring a sleek, black finish and shiny metal handles. The handles are long enough to create a perfect balance with each pan, and All-Clad’s signature concave shape makes them super comfortable to hold.
The pans are a little heavier, because they’re well-built with durable, heavy-gauge hard-anodized aluminum. All-Clad also coats them with three layers of PFOA-free nonstick material, creating a slick finish that helps the food release easily.
They perform well, too. The lids fit tightly onto the saucepots, trapping steam inside to create some of the best rice in the testing group. Homeowners in the Upper Valley will be impressed at how crispy you can get your chicken skin. This set creates a hard sear most nonsticks can’t touch.
Put it all together, and this set became the clear choice for anyone who prefers nonstick. A potential downside is the pans don’t nest very well, making storage more difficult.
This hard-anodized nonstick set certainly seems expensive at first glance, but its wide variety of pots and pans make it worth every penny.
Reviewed’s best value line was Cuisinart MCP-12N Stainless Steel 12-Piece Cookware Set and the best upgrade was Hestan NanoBond Titanium Ultimate Set, 10-Piece.
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