Best Cookware For Gas Stove Reviews 2018: Top 5+ Recommended

What is a stove without a nice cookware?

It's like a night sky without stars.

I want my sky to have plenty beautiful stars. And by stars I mean cookware.

I love using gas stoves, but they are a bit different than regular ones, so you'll need to pay attention to few things before getting a cookware set.

And I'll get to that in a moment.

So how to pick the best cookware for gas stoves?

First of all, you need to know what kinds are out there, and that's why we're here today.

Let's dig in!

Cookware Materials

Being the good detective that I am, I asked around what are the best materials for cookware used on gas stoves.

While you can actually cook on the gas stove in almost any kind of pot or frying pan, some will end up damaged on a long run, and no respectable chef will allow that.

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So these are the materials that will perform best on gas stoves: 

  • Copper
  • Cast Iron
  • Anodized Aluminum
  • Stainless Steel

Gas stoves have an uneven heat source. If the material of your pan isn't conducting heat evenly, you'll end up with cold or hot spots, which will lead to uncooked or burned food. And none of that sounds like much fun. 

Our materials of choice all perform well in heat conducting, but there are other things to pay attention to, as you'll soon find out. Some of these carry certain risk and there is no playing around with food. Unless you want to start a food fight. I was young once, so I say - go for it!

And for our next article-how to clean the broccoli off the wall. Just kidding. Let's see what are the properties of our materials of choice.

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Copper

  • Copper is a great heat conductor. Copper sets are usually expensive and perform great. Copper is toxic so the utensils need to be coated for protection. While this is all nice and well, there is a risk if the cookware is damaged and the coating is removed. 
  • Just a tiny scratch can lead to copper getting into your food and this can be very dangerous. Even if you are very careful, you are going to have to take very good care of the set and will most likely have to replace it more often than you'd like to.
  • Other than that, they are amazing for cooking and also look great. 

Cast Iron

  • Cast Iron pans are cheap, heavy and strong. They conduct heat well...or maybe too well? As much as I used them a lot during my life, they are getting seriously outdated. They get too hot, and because of their weight, they might be tricky to use.
  • Cast iron doesn't have a non-stick surface so you'll need to use oil of some kind of other non-sticking product if you don't want to burn your food. 
  • So by the time that you finish frying that bacon, you'll be wielding a massive heavy red-hot piece of iron with hot oil in it...ah, every girl's dream. 

Anodized Aluminum

  • Anodized Aluminum is a very common material in cookware and kitchen utensils. Odds are big that you have at least several pieces of cookware with aluminum in your kitchen right now. This material is light and chemically hardened during production.
  • But aluminum can be tricky; it's naturally toxic. Anodization process hardens it and makes sure that aluminum will not come in contact with the food. But this kind of material is not non-stick. 
  • There are aluminum utensils that are coated with non-sticking surfaces, but if this surface suffers a damage of any kind, aluminum can get into your food and you can get aluminum poisoning

Stainless steel

  • Stainless steel has always been among my favorites. It's durable, it conducts heat evenly, it's very easy to clean and dishwasher friendly. Downsides are that they tend to discolor after a longer high-temperature exposure and they usually take a bit longer to heat up, but compared to risks of other materials, this is a breeze.
  • Stainless steel will need some non-stick product. I usually keep a bottle of spray somewhere close to my hand.
  • Other than material, the important thing to look for is definitely a handle shape and design. Trust me, there are a lot of cookware out there that look like they were designed by a blind man. A bad handle can cause you to spill the hot food over the floor or even your legs.
  • I don't know about you, but I'd like to keep my legs as they are. Jokes aside, safety in the kitchen is a most important thing. So stay safe and cook well. 

Picking the best cookware For Gas Stove - Barbara's reviews 2018

Having the right cookware for a gas stove is same as having a right tool for the job.

Just like electrician doesn't fix a chandelier with a chainsaw, you won't catch me cooking in a bad cookware.

So let's see what the cookware market has to offer:

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We'll start today's reviews with this nice looking and a bit expensive Duxtop 10pc set. And just so we are all on the same page here, 10pc doesn't mean you get 10 utensils, it means literally 10 pieces of cookware, so this includes lids as well.

This set includes 8-inch and 10-inch frying pans, 3-Quart Saute Pan with lid and handle helper, 1.6-Quart and 3-Quart covered saucepan and 6-1/2-Quart saucepot with cover.

I like this kind of minimal design. Everything is simple and shiny and nice to look at. Pan grip is comfortable and it's well balanced. I like that most of the pieces have long handles so you can manage them with one hand if needed.

This set is ok for cooking, but there are some downsides; the pan handle got too hot so I had to use an oven mitt to avoid burns. Also, larger pan started warping after only a few meals – that's a bummer.

Furthermore, pots started to discolor fast, mostly around and near the bottom. Materials just seem cheap, and that’s strange since this set is expensive. Lids are thin and heat up very fast. Steam from boiling water can even make them hop.

So this just confirms that high price doesn't guarantee high quality. On one hand, it's a shame, but on the other, this must mean we can get something better for fewer bucks. 

Things I Liked

  • Cool simple design
  • Well balanced
  • Nice grip
  • Can be used in oven because of metal lids

Things I Didn’t Like

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    Expensive
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    Discolors fast
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    Pans tend to wrap very fast
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    Lids are light, thin and get hot fast
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    Hot handles
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    Metal lids mean you can't observe food while cooking

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This surely is not the prettiest set I tested, but there are far more important things in cookware then how it looks. Other than that, from the first glance, everything seems to be in place. So let's see what you get and how well it performs.

The set includes 1 and 2-quart saucepans with lids, 3-quart casserole pan with lid, 5-quart stockpot with lid, and a 10-inch fry pan with a lid. Unlike the previous set, every piece of cookware comes with a lid.

Stainless steel held well. Lids are made from tempered glass so you can see at any time what's happening inside the pot. There is a steam hole on every lid so you don't have to worry your lids will start performing ballet on the pots.

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You do have to be careful around the steam holes, however, because if your hands get in the way of the steam you can get burned.

I'm a big fan of stay-cool silicone handles. You can never be too protected in a kitchen. I was joking the other day with my husband about getting the astronaut suit for when I cook. He laughed until he realized that I was serious. And then he just left the kitchen without a word.

The grip of the handles is good, balance is good, and I like that lids have elongated handles. My food did get stuck few times on the bottom, but nothing serious. 

Things I Liked

Things I Didn’t Like

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    Could be prettier
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    If you're not careful food can stick to the bottom

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It's time to see what today's budget set brings to the table (pun intended). Well, plenty of delicious food. If you cook it right. And it can be a bit of a hustle with this set.

Since this is an affordable set, and it comes with 12 pieces, I kept my expectations in check. The set includes 10.5-inch Fry pan with lid, 1.75-quart Sauce pan with lid and 1.75-quart, 2.25-quart, 3.25-quart, 5.75-quart casserole with lids.

Overall appearance is ok, lids are transparent and have steam holes. But what really got stuck in my eye is the fact that handles are way too short. Not to mention they get very hot, so the pots can really be difficult to handle.

Material seems to be of a poor quality. It started discoloring and staining rather fast and it seems to be poorly welded. At the end of the test, I even found some scratches that weren't there before, and I honestly have no idea how they got there.

My husband started joking I was sleepwalking last night. Or should I say sleep-cooking? If that were true, I wish I could wash my dishes while sleeping. That would be nice, right?

So all in all, this is you-get-what-you-paid-for set. It's not unusable. You can still prepare meals with it, it will just need more efforts. Not everyone can afford good cookware, so I don't judge.

Things I Liked

  • Cheap
  • Nice looking
  • Transparent lids with steam holes

Things I Didn’t Like

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    Cheap materials that discolor fast
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    Short hot handles
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    Easily scratched
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    Food sticks easily

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Here's another high-end set we have today. It looks and it's so shiny you can do your makeup while making lunch. Or, at least before you start cooking.

So people tend to ask me why am I so skeptical about pricey products. Cooks standard is second priciest today, but I'm just not sure why... It didn't take long before discoloring started and I got stains after the first cooking.

While it's nothing too bad, I still expect more from a product that's worth this much. Manufacturer recommends washing this set by hand, even though it's dishwasher safe. So this may indicate further quality problems.

I've read about some patented air-flow technology that was supposed to keep the handles cool, but I don't think it's working. They still get uncomfortably hot and you'll need some hand protection if you don't want to get burned.

And that's not the end of the problems. The food appears to be cooking unevenly. This is where I draw the line. I feel like I'm reviewing the budget set.

I take big pride in my cooking. Cookware is an important part of every cooking process and a set that will make me look bad will never be welcome in my house. So this is the one I definitely don't recommend.

Things I Liked

  • Good looking
  • Lids are ok
  • Handles are well balanced and sturdy

Things I Didn’t Like

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    Materials are sensitive
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    Hot handles
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    Uneven heat distribution

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I was kind of looking forward this one. Big statement from the manufacturer saying "GERMAN ENGINEERED HIGH-QUALITY COOKWARE" went out of the window when I saw "made in China" on the set. Well, so much about that. Anyway, let's see how this set performs.

Generally, pots did well. You can cook a nice meal in them. But I do have some issues with the design. It's strange, least to say. By now I'm used to short hot handles on pots, but what is that thing on top of the lids?

It's supposed to be a handle, but it does not perform very well. I don't feel like I have a good grip or a control over the hot lid. Cooking can be tricky at times so you need to know you can count on your cookware. I just feel like this lid can slip from my hand.

Other than that everything was fine. I wasn't having sticking problems, heat distribution was fine and meal tasted great. Pots look good and durable, and this might have something to do with them being German-engineered.

I just feel so bad about those handles, both on lids and on pots. This set could have been so much more if someone designed it better. 

Things I Liked

  • Good quality set
  • Performs very well
  • Minimal sticking

Things I Didn’t Like

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    Lid handle design
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    Pot handles are too hot
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    Misleading advertisement

Conclusion and announcement

We saw some nice sets today, and most of them are ok and you could use them on a day-to-day basis.

But if you want to buy the best cookware for gas stoves, then you should pick Cook N Home.

I'm more than happy with how it performed and most importantly, it was easiest and safest to use.

Cooking should be fun and there should be no room for injuries or accidents.

So pick Cook N Home and stay safe and well fed. 😉

Barbara Whitney
 

For the last 20 years, I’ve been cooking, preparing, researching, and gathering recipes, tools, and knowledge about food and the way we prepare it. Raising two lively boys and spoiling one great husband later, it’s safe to say that I’ve optimized my kitchen to deliver the best possible meal, no matter the occasion.

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