Best Affordable Cookware Sets for 2017

If you are looking for an affordable cookware set then you have come to the right place. Here is a run down of the top 5 cookware sets available right now that have great quality at bargain prices.

  1. Vremi 15 Piece Nonstick Cookware Set – PTFE and PFOA Free Cookware

L91y1awmcql-_sl1500_et us start with this beautiful set from Vremi, the pans come in a range of colours with each pan being a different colour. So it’s quite a quirky set and might not appeal to everyone but there is an all black option available. For the price you will struggle to find many better than this set.

Each piece is made with a non stick coating, they are oven safe as well as being great for use on the cooktop and they are PTFE & PFOA free. Normally you would have to sacrifice some of these features at this price range but not here.

As with most non stick pans they are really easy to clean.

Things to be aware of: While the utensils are rated as being dishwasher safe the pans are not. They are recommended to be hand washed. Eventually the dishwasher may spoil these pans but it’ll probably take a few years and at this price I’d probably put these in the dishwasher regardless.

Another thing to watch out for is these are not compatible with induction cooktops, which shouldn’t come as a shock.

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2.T-fal C530SC Signature Nonstick 12 piece cookware set

81ytcbykaxl-_sl1500_This is a fantastic set from T-fal, who are of course a top and well respected brand. You can’t really go wrong with T-fal products and they come with the fabulous T-far thermo heat spot. This is a indicator built into the base of the pan that tells you when the pan is preheated properly and ready for cooking.

This set is made with high quality heavy grade aluminum so they really feel like a more premium set. They are non stick for easy cleaning and low fat cooking plus they are PFOA, Lead, and Cadmium-free.

Unlike many sets in this price range these pans are oven safe to 350 degrees F and are also dishwasher safe.

It comes with all the essential pans and utensils you will need for cooking pretty much anything. If you are on a budget but looking for a high quality cookware set from a recognised manufacturer then this could be the one you are looking for.

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3. Cook N Home 12-Piece Stainless Steel Set

8179-mw30al-_sl1500_This beautiful mirror polished stainless steel set is a real looker and comes from Cook N Home.

The standout feature of this set is the capsuled bottom with aluminum disc which gives even cooking and best of all means they are compatible with induction cooktops like the nuwave pic2. Induction cooking is fast becoming the most popular way to cook due to it’s even cooking and energy saving properties. Many people are put off making the switch as many cooksets that are compatible can be expensive but this set proves there are bargains to be had and induction cooking is available for anyone that wants to get involved.

Again these pans are oven safe up to 350 degrees F, though the manufacturer recommends not putting the lids in the oven at temperatures above 270 degrees F as they may discolour. They are also dishwasher safe.

We absolutely love the mirror finish and think these are a fantastic product for the price.

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4. GreenLife Soft Grip 14pc Ceramic Non-Stick Cookware Set

817vrny5b8l-_sl1500_Another great looking set available in 3 colours – red, turquoise and black.

What makes this set different from the others in the list is not only its striking colors but they are made with a soft touch handle meaning they feel really nice in your hand. The handle uses stay cool technology so they are really safe to use.

These pans are also non stick using a healthy surface without PFAS and PFOA. Greenlife use a patentented non stick surface called Thermolon. The coating is highly scratch-resistant and more resilient to thermal shocks than standard pots and pans.

They are oven safe to 350 degrees F and are dishwasher safe.

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5. Rachael Ray Cucina Hard Porcelain Enamel Nonstick Cookware Set, 12-Piece

91qcvfapfal-_sl1500_Rachael Ray makes some beautiful cookware and this one is one of favorites. It comes in a range of colours including red, blue, brown, orange and lavender. We love the colours and we are sure you will too. This is the most expensive set on our list (at the time of writing) but it’s worth checking out as it is absolutely stunning and still falls into that affordable category.

The pans are oven safe to 400 degrees F, there is no mention of how they will hold up to being put in the dishwasher at this time but we will try to find out and update this article at a later date.

The pans are non stick like the others in our list making cleaning them a breeze. They come equipped with rubberized stainless steel handles making them that bit safer to use as well as being really nice to handle.

The pans are safe to use on all cooktops except induction, which is a great shame but as we have mentioned before you can get converter discs if you are looking for an induction compatible set.

This set absolutely screams quality and we adore the colours. If you have a little bit of a higher budget then give these your consideration as a set like this will last you a long time and look stunning in your kitchen.

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In conclusion

There are many great sets available even for less than $100 (note that all the sets we have listed are less than $100), so even on a budget you can get yourself a great cookware set that is packed with modern features like non stick surfaces, thermo-spot, induction ready and made with healthy lead free materials.

If we were to pick the set we would go for then we would be struggling to pick from our list. The Rachael Ray set is a real stunner, the T-fal set is packed with features and comes with the reliability of a big brand and the Cook N Home set is induction ready. For pure value for money we don’t think you can go past the Cook N Home stainless steel set. It comes with all the features of the other, it’s induction ready and it would look stunning in any kitchen with it’s classic mirrored finish.

If you have one of the above sets or think you have found a better set in the affordable category then let us know in the comments below.

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