Cookware Buyers Guide

Choosing cookware can be difficult with the huge range now available to choose from. This guide will take you through the logical steps to help you choose the right cookware for you. It includes selecting the right material whether it be stainless steel, cast iron, non-stick, copper or hard anodized and also how to select the right pieces to suit your lifestyle. And finally we take you through choosing a brand of cookware and providing you with our personal recommendations.


Step 3: Select a Brand

All Clad

All Clad is an exceptionally good brand of cookware that is used by both professional chefs and home cooks. The quality and attention to detail makes them stand out from the rest. All Clad manufacture their bonded cookware in the USA, however the lids are often manufactured in other countries. Compared to other brands, All Clad is quite expensive and therefore is really only suitable for chefs and very keen home cooks.

Cookware Range

Copper Core
Stainless Steel


Calphalon have excellent quality cookware but at a reasonable price. They make particularly good nonstick cookware and have only recently introduced a range of nonstick cookware that is dishwasher safe. They also make a very reasonably priced copper cookware set.

Cookware Range

Calphalon One
Calphalon CS
Calphalon Contemporary
Tri Ply Copper


Anolon have a great range of nonstick cookware and at quite a reasonable price. They are consistently rated well by consumers. Their new Bronze range is quite unique and initial reaction seems quite positive from consumers.

Cookware Range

Commercial Clad
Advanced Clad

Rachael Ray

If you watch television then you will have heard of Rachael Ray. This celebrity chef is very popular and so is her cookware. This is not just another range of celebrity chef cookware that is put on the market just to cash in on the popularity of Rachael Ray. This is excellent quality cookware at a bargain basement price.

Cookware Range

Rachael Ray Hard Anodized Cookware
Rachael Ray Porcelain Cookware


Cuisinart are well known for the kitchen gadgets but they also make an exceptional range of cookware. They are consistently rated highly by consumers on Amazon for both their stainless steel and non-stick line of cookware. Highly recommended!

Cookware Range

Cuisinart Multiclad Pro
Cuisinart Chefs Classic

Paula Deen

Paula Deen is another celebrity cook who has only just recently released a range of cookware. The range features a porcelain enamel cookware set in a variety of colors.

Cookware Range

Paula Deen Porcelain Cookware


Kitchenaid are well known for their stand mixers but they have scrimped on their cookware range. It is excellent quality and reasonably priced.

Cookware Range

Gourmet Essentials
Gourmet Distinctions
Gourmet Reserved
Kitchenaid Cookware

Specialized Brands

- Le Creuset - enameled cast iron
- Ruffoni - copper cookware
- Emile Henry - ceramic cookware
- Lodge - cast iron cookware