Best Cookware for Gas Stoves
Using a Gas Stove is the classic method of cooking. It has been working for decades and it’s still a good choice for traditional cooking lovers. But to improve its performance you should consider picking the best cookware for gas stoves.
Table of Contents
- 1 Why is it tricky to find the right cookware set?
- 2 Now It´s time to know the best cookware for gas stoves
- 3 Top rated cookware sets for gas stoves
- 3.1 All Clad Master Chef 2 Stainless Steel
- 3.2 Cooks Standard 11-Piece Cookware Set
- 3.3 Cuisinart 66-17 Chef’s Classic
- 3.4 Anolon Advanced Cookware Set
- 3.5 GreenPan 12 Piece Rio Ceramic Non-Stick Cookware Set
- 3.6 Which of all these sets is the best cookware set for gas stoves?
- 3.7 Related Recipes
- 3.8 Share this:
Why is it tricky to find the right cookware set?
You can cook practically with any pan on a gas stove; the big deal is that the new non-stick pans usually get burned at the bottom, especially the ones that have bright colors on the exterior. After a few months, you could notice discoloration with the form of the flames.
The trick to cook with a non-stick pan on a gas stove is to cook on medium heat. Remember that ceramic, for example, is an excellent heat conductor and retains the heat, so you can perfectly pre heat a little bit and then cook your meal in medium or lower heat.
The gas stove is being slowly replaced by the electrical ones and more recently the induction cooktops.
One of the reasons is the lack of energy efficiency. When you transfer the heat from the flames to the pan you lose a lot of energy because the flame tends to go up around the pot rather than heating the bottom. This cause cold spots on you pan, and you will have to move your meal to get an evenly finish.
The principal characteristic that a pan has to have for gas stoves is a resistant and preferable stainless steel bottom. Also, it’s a good choice avoiding the pans with colorful exterior. Colorful pans last less with gas stoves, so purchasing a black one is advisable. This shouldn’t be a problem because usually the ceramic sets are inexpensive, for example the Cook N Home or Green Life products.
Now It´s time to know the best cookware for gas stoves
Top rated cookware sets for gas stoves
All Clad Master Chef 2 Stainless Steel
|view pricefull review||All Clad||Silver||$$$||Stainless steel|
Cooks Standard 11-Piece Cookware Set
|view pricefull review||Cook Standars||Silver||$$||Stainless steel|
Cuisinart 66-17 Chef’s Classic
|view pricefull review||Cuisinart||Black||$$||Hard anodized|
Anolon Advanced Cookware Set
|view pricefull review||Anolon||Bronze||$$$||Hard Anodized|
GreenPan 12 Piece Rio Ceramic Non-Stick Cookware Set
|view pricefull review||Green pan||Black||$$||Ceramic|
It´s expensive and the set doesn’t include a good range of pieces. But there ‘s something that I can guarantee you 100%: this set will last forever. And if it doesn’t, well at least it comes with a lifetime warranty.
The body is pure stainless steel. The interior has a matte finish and the exterior has a brushed texturized finish. This stands out the appealing look of the set. It looks classy and professional. The pans have a core aluminum that distributes heat evenly.
The set is suitable with all cooking methods except induction. The package claims that it´s dishwasher safe but some consumers have reported some discoloration spots on the exterior surface after using dishwasher.
This is not completely non-stick because stainless steel doesn’t work as a ceramic coating but you can clean it without worrying about scratches, because this pans are resistant and well-made.
This set includes:
- 8-inch fry pan
- 10-inch fry pan
- 5-quart saucepan with lid
- 5-quart saucepan with lid
- 3-quart sauté pan with lid
- 8-quart stockpot with lid
If your budget can´t afford the All Clad Master Chef, but you definitely want a set of stainless steel I highly recommend you to look over the Cooks Standard Cookware set.
It is a high end set with the price of a medium gamma set- what else could you ask for?
One of the features that I like of this set of pans is the technology called “impact bonding” that provides an evenly heating on the bottom of the pan. This is because they put an aluminum disc on the base of every piece of the set that retains and distribute the heat from the flames. For that reason it’s perfect for a gas stove.
Also the cooking performance is flawless. The range of pots and pans is good. The set contains sauté pans, frying pans and stockpot. The lids are transparent and you can watch your meal while it is cooking. The pans are completely oven safe until 500F, but the lids aren´t oven safe.
The handles are designed with an air-flow technology that keeps the handle cooler and more comfortable to hold when cooking on the stovetop.
This set includes:
- 5qt Saucepan with lid
- 3qt saucepan with lid
- 1 skillet
- 6qt stockpot with lid
- 1 steamer insert with lid
- 5qt deep sauté pan
This set is made of hard anodized aluminum that is more resistance that stainless steel, and it’s less susceptible to scratches. These kinds of pans have a rough exterior that I wouldn’t recommend for ceramic-glass stoves, but for a gas stove it is just perfect.
Another feature that I really like about this set is that the aluminum core is designed to heat up quickly. As I said at the beginning of the article, gas stoves aren´t energy efficient but with this set you can reduce the time it normally takes to heat a pan on a flame.
The interior of these pans isn´t less interesting because it is made of quantanium nonstick reinforced with titanium. This is not a common coating. The first I have to say is that it’s non-stick and does its works. With the purpose of avoiding toxic fumes, I suggest not to overheat the pans.
By the way the range of pieces of this set is ridiculous; you will fully equip your kitchen with this set.
This set includes:
- 5 Quart Saucepan
- 2 Quart Saucepan
- 3 Quart Saucepan
- 4 Quart Sauté Pan with helper and Cover
- 9 Quart Stockpot
- 8” Open Skillet
- 10” Open Skillet
- 12” Skillet
- 20cm Multi-Steamer Insert with Cover
- 24cm Pasta Insert.
Every piece comes with a cover.
Here it is another hard anodized set that makes it the most endurable of the market.
What I adore of this set is the look. Most of hard anodize sets are boring and usually black. The bright and funny color palettes are reserved for ceramic. But this set is the exception. The color is a spectacular and elegant bronze. It matches with the soft handles in a light brown.
The range of pieces is good. The handless are soft at touch but this doesn’t mean they aren’t oven safe. The handles can stand up to 400F.
The lids complement the elegant look of the set. The lids are made from break-resistant glass that allows you to watch your meal while it is cooking.
This set includes:
- 5-Quart Saucepan
- 3-Quart Saucepan
- 8-Quart Stockpot
- 8-Inch French Skillet
- 10-Inch French Skillets
- 12-Inch Shallow Grill Pan
- 3-Quart Covered Sauté
For those like me who love the ceramic sets not everything is lost. This is my all-time favorite. The GreenPan Rio mixes the best of two worlds. It has the roughness of a hard anodized body and the non-stick properties and safety of ceramic.
It has all that you are looking for in a professional set of pans. The pans are dishwasher safe and oven safe.
The internal coating is Thermolon non-stick ceramic, which I’ve mention millions of times here at The Cookware Geek as one of the top-class ceramic technology. There is nothing that I don’t like about this type of ceramic and this set in general.
The set includes:
- 5-quart saucepan
- 3-qt saucepan
- 8-quart stockpot
- 8-inch open skillet
- 10-inch open skillet
- 3-quart sauté pan
- 12-inch shallow grill pan
Which of all these sets is the best cookware set for gas stoves?
Well that answers is going to depend on the personal preference and the needs of the buyer.
My favorite set of this list is definitely the GreenPan Rio set because it’s the one set of ceramic that I would use with a gas stove without worry about a possible discoloration or damage on the exterior.
As I usually said, there is always a cookware set that fits your needs. I hope this list has been useful to you.
See you soon!
Tags: Ceramic, cook standars, cuisinart, gas stove, greenpan, hard anodized, stainless steel
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