Maybe cavemen were right? Since as far back as we can trace, mankind has been cooking their food in makeshift ceramic utensils. A good and healthy kitchen is the heart of any warm household. In this guide we are going to take you through all of the reasons you should choose Best Ceramic Cookware.

Moreover, how it affects your health and some reviews of the best available stock in the market.

The term ‘ceramic cookware’ does not necessarily imply the cookware is made entirely of ceramic. While there are a variety of those available, the more modern approach is to use a base of various alloys or metals such as aluminum or stainless steel which are then coated with a layer of ceramic.

This approach works because of the economic efficiency and the added benefit of having no “hot spots”. A problem often found with steel or metal cookware is the presence of hot spots that leave your food burnt on one end and raw on the other by focusing heat at a particular point. This is not a problem with ceramic coated cookware.

How to Choose Best Ceramic Cookware for you?

There are a number of things to consider when selecting a piece of cookware.

The first and foremost would probably be how much you are willing to spend to get the perfect cooking set. My mother has been using the same high quality cook set for decades, so look at this as an investment which, if made right, can last a very long time.

The second thing is the quality that you are going for. Higher quality obviously implies longer lasting sets which not only cook better, but are better for your health as well.

Another main factor is how many pieces do you want? Are you looking to set up your entire kitchen with best ceramic cookware or are you looking for a lonely frying pan, just to try it out? Will you need lids or not? Do you perhaps have a color theme in your kitchen that you need to follow? There’s something available for everyone!

An important thing to consider is what kind of stove you have in your kitchen. If you are using an induction stove, ceramics may not be for you as most of them cannot be used with induction stoves.

While there are best ceramic cookware sets made specifically for induction stoves, it will certainly limit your choice in variety.

Be sure to purchase sets made in USA, other countries are not bound by the strict health regulations set in place by our authorities. If you are looking to cook at very high temperatures (High enough that ceramic is not an option).

We might suggest stoneware. While it is not as attractive to look at and the finishing is a bit coarser, but it offers similar health benefits in terms of lack of chemical or metal presence, which interferes with both the food presentation and health aspect of cooking.

Reasons! Why Ceramic Cookware Healthier?

The use of chemicals and various materials that seemed cost effective at the time but later turned out to be quite damaging to our health is no new occurrence. Every day there is a new study proving how playing guitar or eating cheerios could be the cause of your early demise.

While not all of these are as dangerous as they claim to be, there are certainly some proven items such as PFOA which can lead to cancer.

In the past we were mostly concerned with lead, which notably lead to lead poisoning. Lead was immediately banned and strictly regulated. PFOA which can be found in consumer goods as well as cookware, along with PTFE which is found in similar places.

These are under debate for the safety threats which they pose to your health. PTFE is a strong plastic known for its quality of being non-combustible. It is commonly found as an ingredient in Teflon.

What Danger Do These Chemicals Pose?

Well, while Teflon itself does not seem to be threat, PFOA definitely is. With studies finding that PFOA’s are resistant to the body’s natural cleansing systems. This means they can survive, much like cockroaches (my least favorite thing), for an extended period of time not only in your body but in the environment as well.

 Studies show that in the United States of America, PFOA is present at low levels in everyone’s blood stream. It can be found even in household dust and drinking water in low levels. While we have been exposed to this for a while, there is no reason for us to choose willingly to continue this exposure.

What Qualities Ceramic Cookware Set Posses?

The main competition for ceramic cookware is metal cookware. Using metal cookware has its marked disadvantages. Here are just a few.

Iron cookware reacts with food to some extent, and does put some amount of iron into your food. This is not a problem for people who are anemic or have some other iron deficiencies. Iron does however change the color/texture of some of your foods, such as discoloring spinach to an unappetizing black color.

Copper is not a prime candidate for winner in this situation. Not only is it toxic, it can easily flake off into your food from cookware. Stainless steel is relatively safe choice.

It does not break and lasts for years but is a horrible choice for food connoisseurs. The uneven and generally poor heat conduction does not lead to the best food.

As previously mentioned, “Hotspots” are a problem with all types of metal cookware, especially when used on a gas stove. The part over the flame tends to get much more heat than the edges, leading to unevenly cooked food.

Clay cookware has none of these problems. With no chemicals, no metals, an even heat distribution, excellent heat conduction and no reaction to any sort of food. Clay is the clear winner.

Another good reason to choose Ceramic is its non-stick properties. With just little bit of butter or oil, even the messiest stickiest recipes won’t leave a mark. Ceramic cookware can withstand very high heats without taking any damage. They don’t scratch like non-stick cookware, are dishwasher safe (unlike non-stick cookware).

Our Best Picks

Now on to the good stuff! We took a thorough review of the market and feel that these sets will really give you your money’s worth. Here are the 10 most lucrative ceramic sets in the market!

1- WearEver Ceramic Non-Stick Cookware WearEver C943SA

WearEver has been in the business for well over a century. With wonderful finishing and attractive colors in their cookware, this company is one to beat. They offer a 10 piece set in red and a 15 piece set in gold/champagne colors.

Key Features:

  • Dishwasher safe.
  • Has no Induction stove usable.
  • It has Stain/Scratch resistant.
  • Box says manufactured in China but company claims cookware is in fact constructed in USA
  • It Comes with a limited lifetime warranty and user manual.

What’s in the Box?

The set come with the following

  • 8-inch sauté pan
  • 10-inch sauté pan
  • 3-quart saucepan with lid
  • 3.5-quart skillet with lid
  • 5-quart Dutch oven with lid
  • 2 non-stick safe cooking utensils

With comfy silicone handles and tempered glass lids, this set is built to last. It can withstand exceptionally high temperatures which makes it stick out from the rest. Capable of withstanding up to 700 F on the stove and 500 F in the oven, it surpasses even the highest quality non-stick cookware by a whopping 200 F.

The solid construction is visible, with a high quality aluminum base and a perfectly non-stick interior. The interior is also stain and scratch resistant which is a lifesaver.

One noticeable flaw is that while it is clearly stated that the set is dishwasher safe, the warranty does not cover any damage caused during use of a dishwasher.

2- Cook N Home Ceramic Non-Stick Cookware:

Cook N Home is an online factory outlet store. Based in California, this relatively new entrant in packing a punch. They have quickly become one of the top rated companies in the area.

Key Features:

  • Not a Dishwasher safe.
  • It doesn’t has Induction stove usable.
  • It isn’t Stain/Scratch resistant.
  • Constructed in United States of America.
  • Comes with a 10 year warranty and user manual. Gift packing is available if you would like to gift this to one of your family or friends!

What’s in the Box?

The set come with the following

  • 8-inch frying pan with lid
  • 9.5-inch frying pan with lid
  • 3-quart covered casserole
  • 1-quart sauce pan with lid
  • 2-quart frying pan with lid
  • 5-quart Dutch oven.

Their ceramic cookware is certified to be PTFE-PFOA free and free of lead. While they only ship within the states for now, international readers can hope to see them in the market soon. Their 10-piece ceramic set available in bright apple green and bright true red is one of the top contenders.

With a strong aluminum core and a heavy ceramic coating this set ensures completely even heat distribution. No hotspots at all. The quality of the set shows from the fact that the outer layer is not paint but is in fact enamel, which means no fading or chipping off.

The interior is white and scratch able to some degree. Using steel utensils is not recommended. The instructions recommend that you wash the set by hand, however the lids seem to be dishwasher safe.

A few customers cited concern about the darkening of the white interior after use, however the product has been extensively tested in this regard and you can be sure that no harm will come to the product interior from regular use.

3- Rachael Ray Porcelain Enamel II  Best Ceramic Cookware

Rachael Ray makes an entry into our list with one of the widest ranges of colors and variety of sets we have seen. With 10- 12- and 14- piece sets available in blue, red, green, orange, purple, agave blue, and fennel, they are certain to help you make a fashion statement with your kitchen décor.

Key Features:

  • It is not Dishwasher safe.
  • Doesn’t has Induction stove usable.
  • It isn’t Stain or Scratch resistant.
  • Manufactured in China.
  • Comes with a limited lifetime warranty and user manual. Gift packing is available, brighten up your loved ones kitchen today!

What’s in the Box?

The set come with the following

  • 10-inch skillet
  • 3-quart covered sauté pan
  • 1-quart saucepan with lid
  • 2-quart saucepan with lid
  • 6-quart stock pot with lid
  • 2 nylon utensils, one slotted spoon and turner.

PTFE and PFOA safe, with no lead and cadmium presence, this set backs up all the reasons you turned to ceramic cookware in the first place. Sturdy silicone handles are dual riveted to the body. The set has a nice firm weighty feel. It is oven safe up to 350 F. The manual clearly warns not to use a dishwasher, as the porcelain finishing will be lost. Do not use strong or sharp utensils.

4- GreenLife Ceramic Non-Stick Cookware:

GreenLife as the name suggests, makes your health an important part of its cookware. No PFOA, no cadmium or lead and no metal surfaces means your food is handled in the healthiest way possible. GreenLife offers sets in 12 or 14 pieces in a variety of colors including black cream, burgundy, and turquoise.

Key Features:

  • It is Dishwasher safe.
  • Doesn’t has Induction stove usable.
  • Not a Stain or Scratch resistant.
  • This ceramic cookware set is manufactured in China.
  • It Comes with a limited lifetime warranty and user manual. Gift wrapping is available, surprise your friends today!

What’s in the Box?

The set come with the following

  • 7-inch open frying pan
  • 9.5-inch open frying pan
  • 1-quart saucepan with lid
  • 2-quart saucepan with lid
  • 5-quart casserole with lid
  • 2.5-quart covered sauté pan
  • 4 nylon utensils for every kind of cooking with non-stick cookware.

The set is quite lightweight yet surprisingly solid. With a light aluminum core and heavy enamel coating, a thoroughly even heat distribution is guaranteed. Thermolon is a white ceramic coating which is much more efficient at heat distribution than standard enamel.

This also cooks protein foods much more thoroughly. This set has a relatively smaller heat tolerance with 250 degree F in the oven. Do not use metal utensils as most white coatings are scratched and damaged by this. 

The handles are a particularly smooth finish. They fit well in the hand and remain cool to touch even in the sauciest of situations.

The user manual strictly states that you never use Aerosol sprays such as Pam. These can damage the non-stick part of the set. The carbonization due to oil heating up quickly by using aerosols is often damaging to non-stick surfaces.

5- T-Fal Initiatives Best Ceramic Cookware Non Stick 14-pc Set

T-Fal’s non-stick technology has made life a lot easier for cooks across the globe, since 1954. They’ve even introduced the non-stick feature to their ceramic cookware. 

Key Features:

  • It is Dishwasher safe.
  • Doesn’t has Induction stove usable.
  • Its Stain or Scratch resistant.
  • Manufactured in China.
  • Comes with a lifetime warranty and user manual.

What’s in the Box?

  • An 8.5-inch frypan,
  • A 10.5-inch frypan,
  • An 11-inch frypan with lid,
  • A 1-quart saucepan with lid,
  • A 2-quart saucepan with lid,
  • A 5-quart Dutch oven with lid,
  • 4 nylon tools,
  • A tiny single egg or burger skillet.

This product is non-stick despite having a base of ceramic. It’s also exceptionally eco-friendly; No PFOA, no PTFE, and no cadmium in the making. The set comes in three beautiful hues.

A light golden, a steely black, and a metallic blue. The set can also be used on all kinds of stovetops except induction. It is dishwasher and oven-safe up to 350F and even stain and scratch resistant.

The makers recommend avoiding the use of metal utensils. The pans have a durable heavy-gauge aluminum core that distributes heat evenly across the base, causing no hotspots. The pan surface can heat up to 700F. The lids are tempered glass and vented.

6- Cuisinart GreenGourmet Hard-Anodized Ceramic Cookware:

Cuisinart® is a registered trademark of the Conair® Corporation, proud manufacturers of French professional cookware for the past 35 years.

Key Features:

  • It is Dishwasher safe.
  • Oven safe feature.
  • Doesn’t has Induction stove usable.
  • It is not Stain/Scratch resistant.
  • Manufactured in Italy.
  • Comes with a lifetime warranty and user manual. Warranty claim includes the repair or replacement of defected material or workmanship in product’s use at home.

What’s in the Box?

  • An 8-inch open skillet,
  • A 10-inch lidded deep fry skillet,
  • Two-1/2-and, 2-1/2-quart lidded saucepans,
  • A 3-quart lidded everyday pan,
  • A 6-quart lidded Dutch oven,
  • And a steamer insert.

GreenGourmet is a completely eco-friendly approach. It is absolutely free of PFOA, PTFE, cadmium and lead. Even the making of the set has involved only the use of 100% recycled materials, and its been printed using biodegradable soy ink. The ceramic used in its making is petroleum-free, and water-based instead.

The riveted handles are made of 70% recycled stainless steel, and won’t be damaged by use in the oven. The set is hence, safe to use in the oven up to 500 degrees-F, and under the broiler, on a lower shelf.

The non-stick ceramic surface is durable, and will last years if it is washed with care, using a soft dishwashing cloth rather than a scrub.

7- Cuisinart Elements Non Stick Red 10-Piece Set:

Another great Cuisinart® product is their 10 pc set, the model number 59-10R, which comes in a luscious champagne pink color.

Key Features:

  • It is not Dishwasher safe.
  • Oven safe feature included.
  • It has Induction stove.
  • It is not Stain/Scratch resistant.
  • Manufactured in China.
  • Comes with a lifetime warranty and user manual.

What’s in the Box?

  • A 1-1/2-quart saucepan with lid,
  • A 2-1/2-quart saucepan with lid,
  • A 3-quart sauté pan with helper handle in front to lift and carry with its own lid;
  • An 8-quart stock pot with lid,
  • And an 8-inch and 10-inch skillet.

The product contains no PTFE. The core is a heavy gauge aluminum that conducts heat well, while the ceramic interior requires very little or no grease while cooking. The food simply slides out.

The rod handles are riveted by stainless steel and are rather small. They are easy to grip and stay cool. It can be used on all kinds of stoves, including induction. It can also withstand temperatures up to 350 degrees-F in the oven.

The tempered glass lids have holes for ventilation, and all can be used interchangeably because they have the same diameter. The set is not dishwasher safe; the manufacturers recommend hand washing and drying. The use of cooking sprays is also not recommended.

8- Bialetti Best Ceramic Cookware 10 PC Set

Bialetti® is a trademark owned by Bradshaw International, a world leader in Italian cookware. The brand is immensely popular in Italy, where it is used in 90% of households.

Key Features:

  • It is not Dishwasher safe.
  • Oven safe feature not included.
  • It s not stove Inducted.
  • It is not Stain/Scratch resistant.
  • Manufactured in China.
  • Comes with a lifetime warranty, user manual and instructions.

What’s in the Box?

  • An 8-inch sauté pan,
  • A 10.25-inch (2-quart) sauté pan,
  • A 12-inch (2.5-quart) sauté pan,
  • A 10-inch deep sauté pan,
  • A saucepan,
  • An 11-inch stir-fry,
  • A 5-quart Dutch oven,
  • And a 10- and 12-inch lid interchangeable with the pots

You could also get a flat Bialetti® Aeternum Red 7198 Square Griddle, directly from Amazon. It can be used for indoor grilling, to make pancakes and sandwiches.

The interior is a clean polar white; non-stick and ceramic. The aluminum steel core ensures smooth and gentle heating, with a 3.3mm gauge composition for the base.

The handles are extra-long and are rubberized, with a hole near the end for hanging. The set is eco-friendly, and is free of PFOA, PTFE, cadmium, and lead. And the undamaged ceramic coating is not absorbed by your food.

The set is not dishwasher safe, neither is it scratch-resistant. Handwashing is recommended, and the use of soft non-metal utensils, such as silicon, rubber, wood or plastic.

9- Vremi Stylish Ceramic Non-stick Cookware Set

This set is designed by the Vremi LLC of New York, USA in a beautiful sunny bright yellow. Its available at Amazon as model number VRM030046N in three different colors.

Key Features:

  • It is Dishwasher safe.
  • Oven safe feature not included.
  • It s not stove Inducted.
  • It is not Stain/Scratch resistant.
  • Manufactured in China.
  • Comes with a lifetime warranty, user manual and instructions.

What’s in the Box?

  • 1 each 8.1-inch small Dutch oven with lid holding 2.85-quarts;
  • 1 each large 9.75-inch Dutch oven with lid to hold 4.97-quarts;
  • 1 each 10.5-inch shallow casserole with lid holding 3.9-quarts,
  • 1 each medium-sized 9.4-inch angled frying pan/skillet to hold 1.27-quarts;
  • And 1 each 10.1-inch large angled frying pan that holds 1.69-quarts.

These pots and pans are PTFE, PFOA and BPA-free. The body is made of die-cast aluminum coated with a ceramic surface.

The exterior is enamel coated and polished. The handles have a stylish wooden texture, although they are made of Bakelite® plastic. These do get hot, so be sure to use pan-holders or gloves while handling.

A small space between the lid and pot allows for a continuous release of steam. The set is not oven-safe, or microwave-friendly. You must also be careful with the utensils you use to cook, as it is not scratch-resistant.

The pans are easy-to-manage, since they are medium weight; the pan’s curved shape makes it ideal for flipping pancakes or omelets.

The set is dishwasher-safe, but hand-washing could help extend the life of the product. Strong dishwasher detergent could ruin the polish on its exterior-base, making it go black.  

(The lids are counted as separate pieces in this 8-pc set)

10- Tramontina Gourmet Ceramic Deluxe Cookware 8-Piece Set

This beautiful deep red metallic set is a product of the Tramontina Store ™, and is available on Amazon as model number 80110/202DS.

Key Features:

  • It is Dishwasher safe.
  • Oven safe feature included.
  • It s not stove Inducted.
  • It is not Stain/Scratch resistant.
  • Manufactured in Italy.
  • Comes with a lifetime warranty, user manual and instructions.

What’s in the Box?

  • An 8-inch Frying pan,
  • A 10-in frying pan
  • A 1.5 Quart covered pan,
  • A 3 Quart covered pan,
  • An 11-inch covered skillet,
  • A 5 Quart covered dutch oven.

The set has tempered glass lids with grip handles, and also the stainless steel handles with soft grips on the pan offer support. The handles have hanging holes, and are riveted on for that additional stability.

The entire set is PTFE, PFOA, cadmium and lead-free. The interior of the pans is a polar white ceramic. It is not scratch-resistant so be sure to use only nylon, silicon, plastic, or wood-like utensils while cooking.

Metal utensils could damage the interior surface. The outside is heavy-gauge, cold-forged aluminum. This is also not scratch resistant, so be sure to not drag the pot on the stove, only lift and move.

The set is oven-safe up to 350 degrees-F, but not microwave-safe. The 10 inch frying pan included in the set is an ‘open’ frying pan, it does not come with a lid. You could purchase a 10.23-inch diameter lid separately to work with it. The 8-inch pan also comes without a lid, but the lid for the 3-quart saucepan fits on it.

11- GreenPan Lima Collection Ceramic Cookware Set, 12-Piece

The GreenPan® Ceramic Cookware set is a good-quality, healthy, and affordable option for your kitchen. Its an Amazon Choice product, available as model number CW000545-004. Alternative 8-pc and 18-pc sets are also available.

Key Features:

  • It is Dishwasher safe.
  • Oven safe feature included.
  • It s not stove Inducted.
  • It is not Stain/Scratch resistant.
  • Manufactured in China.
  • Comes with a lifetime warranty for materials and workmanship, user manual and instructions. The non-stick has a warranty of two years.

What’s in the Box?

  • A 2-quart covered saucepan;
  • A 5-quart covered casserole;
  • An 8-inch open frypan;
  • A 9.5-inch open frypan;
  • A 3-quart covered skillet;
  • A stainless-steel multi steamer insert;
  • A bamboo solid turner;
  • A bamboo slotted turner;
  • And a bamboo fork. 

The hard anodized aluminum is a dark grey color, which is a bit lighter on the inside. The product has a Thermolon™ coating, which conducts heat better than traditional non-stick coatings. It is recommended you use this product on a lower-heat setting than you would normally. The coating is highly durable; it will not blister, peel or release toxic chemicals even if over-heated. It is PFOS, PFOA, lead and cadmium-free.

The contoured, stainless steel handles are riveted to the outside. The tempered glass lids are oven-safe up to 600 degrees-F. The rest of the set is safe in the oven up to 420 degrees-F.

The set is not microwave-safe, neither is it scratch-resistant. Be sure to only use soft-utensils while cooking in it; avoid the use of metal utensils. You could use safely use the bamboo utensils that come with the set.

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