Best Stainless Steel Pan Sets in the UK

Review & Comparison, Last Update April 30, 2019
Cooking can be fun. It can be really difficult as well. Different meals require different pans. With one of these stainless steel pan sets, you should be able to prepare just about any meal you want in a quick and effortless manner. ...Read more ...Read less
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PROS

Equipped with extra-thick titanium hard bases, these pans will last about 3 times longer than their non-titanium counterparts. The pans come with 2 removable handles that are able to hold up to 10 kilograms. The cookware here is fridge and freezer safe. 

CONS

Though you can stack the cookware, it still takes up a relatively substantial amount of space. 

OUR VERDICT

Provided you don't mind spending a little extra, you can't go wrong with Tefal Ingenio 13-Piece Pots and Pans Set. With so many different quality pots, you will be able to showcase your culinary skills and treat yourself and your family members to many different but always delicious homemade meals.

detailed parameters
Number of pieces

13

Set

16/18/20 cm saucepans, 22/26 cm frying pan, 16/18/20 cm glass cooking lids, 16/20/20 cm plastic storage lids, 2 removable handles

Suitable for

All hobs including induction, oven safe 260°C (excluding handle)

Usability

Thermo-Spot heat indicator, extra-thick titanium hard base, non-stick coating on frying pans, fridge and freezer safe, cooking lids with foldable handles, internal measuring marks on the inside of the pan

Cleaning

Dishwasher safe except the handle

Warranty

5 years on cookware 
10 years on removable handles
lifetime on non-stick coating 

PROS

The lips incorporate both the straining and pouring functionalities. With them, you'll be able to easily drain off excess liquids without losing the ingredients. The fully encapsulated stainless steel base allows the pans to distribute heat fast and evenly, eliminating the usual hot spots. 

CONS

The smallest pan tends to tip over when empty due to the handle's weight. 

OUR VERDICT

 Prestige Everyday 5-Piece Stainless Steel Cookware Set is stylish, functional, and practical. It makes cooking as well as cleaning fast, effortless, and convenient. With this set, your everyday kitchen life is about to become much, much simpler. 

detailed parameters
Number of pieces

5

Set

14/16/18 cm saucepans, 20/24 cm frying pans, 3 saucepan lids

Suitable for

All hobs including induction, oven safe 180°C

Usability

Straining lid and pouring functionality, encapsulated stainless steel base, frying pans with non-stick coating

Cleaning

Dishwasher safe

Warranty

5 years

PROS

Evenly distributing heat, the Thermocore technology is able to eliminate hot spots and create an even temperature across the base of each pan. Featuring steam-release valves, the lids do an excellent job keeping the heat inside the pans, all whilst releasing excess steam. 

CONS

The cookware isn't oven safe. 

OUR VERDICT

Morphy Richards Equip 5-Piece Pan Set is easily the most well-balanced and well-rounded set on the list. The cost-benefit ratio here is superb. The pans are great and their overall design is very well-thought-out, including the stay-cool handles and drainage holes built into the lids.

detailed parameters
Number of pieces

5

Set

16/18/20 cm saucepans, 14 cm milk pan, 24 cm fry pan, 3 saucepan lids

Suitable for

All hobs including induction

Usability

Aluminium thermocore encapsulated bases, tempered glass lids, steam vent and pour spout, stay-cool handles

Cleaning

Dishwasher safe

Warranty

10 years

PROS

The frying pan comes equipped with Tefal's very own Thermo-Spot heat indicators. Indicating when your pan has reached the optimum cooking temperature, they are able to take the guesswork out of the cooking equation. There are internal measuring marks on the inside of the pan. 

CONS

The internal measuring marks had not been polished out. 

OUR VERDICT

Tefal Jamie Oliver B125SA44 is a stainless steel pan set that banks on quality instead of quantity. These pans will serve you for years to come. There isn't a meal that you won't be able to prepare with these cookware pieces.

detailed parameters
Number of pieces

4

Set

16/18/20 cm saucepans, 24 cm frying pan, 3 saucepan lids

Suitable for

All hobs including induction, oven safe 175°C (for up to 1 hour)

Usability

High-impact bonding bottom, Thermo-Spot heat indicator, internal measuring marks on the inside of the pan, non-stick coating on frying pans

Cleaning

Dishwasher safe

Warranty

10 years

PROS

The pans come fitted with nice silicone handles that give you a comfortable but firm grip. The glass lids on the saucepans are built to withstand substantial wear and tear. Since they're translucent, you'll be able to quickly and easily check on the progress of the meal inside. 

CONS

The cookware is light and a little too thin. 

OUR VERDICT

Tower Essentials 5-Piece Pan Set will prove particularly great for new homeowners. In this set, you'll find some of the most essential components that make a well-stocked kitchen. There is a pan here for every cooking task and everything to make those tasks easy and effortless.

detailed parameters
Number of pieces

5

Set

16/18/20 cm saucepans, 14 cm milk pan, 24 cm fry pan, 3 saucepan lids

Suitable for

All hobs including induction, oven safe 200°C

Usability

Encapsulated base, silicone handles, tempered glass lids

Cleaning

Dishwasher safe 

Warranty

5 years

Tefal Ingenio 13-Piece

Extra-Thick Titanium

Tefal Ingenio 13-Piece Pots and Pans Set is different from a usual set like that. Sure, the price is different as well. We couldn't, in good conscience, call it a particularly affordable set. But, as far as we're concerned, the quality and the number of cookware pieces match the price to a tee.

First and foremost, equipped with extra-thick titanium hard bases, these pans will last about 3 times longer than their non-titanium counterparts.

Second, the cookware here is oven safe up to 260 degrees Celcius, which is somewhere between 60 and 100 more compared to most saucepan sets.

The handles aren't oven safe but that's another thing - the package does include 2 removable handles, another not-so-little detail working in the set's favour.

The last part that separates this stainless steel pan set from its peers is the fact that the cookware here is fridge and freezer safe. Simply attach one of the Ingenio airtight lids that come with the package and you can use these pans to store leftovers in your refrigerator.

Plus, these mirror-polished induction pans will make excellent serving dishes once you detach the handle, meaning you're able to go straight from oven to table and save on the washing up.

All things considered, provided you don't mind spending a little extra, you can't go wrong with Tefal Ingenio 13-Piece Pots and Pans Set. With so many different quality pots, you will be able to showcase your culinary skills and treat yourself and your family members to many different but always delicious homemade meals.

Review of Tefal Ingenio 13-Piece Pots and Pans Set, Stainless Steel

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Prestige Everyday 5-Piece

Cooking Made Easy

How prestige is this Prestige Everyday 5-Piece Stainless Steel Cookware Set? Well, we don't really care for the company's name but the set is good, so we will let it slide this time.

The biggest difference between this set and every other set on this list is the lips that incorporate both the straining and pouring functionalities. With them, you'll be able to easily drain off excess liquids without losing the ingredients, making that kitchen life much, much simpler.

It isn't necessarily unique to the set in question but the next part we would like to cover is the fully encapsulated stainless steel base. A base like that allows the pans to distribute heat fast and evenly, eliminating hot spots and making sure your dish is properly cooked on all sides.

Apart from that, it's the little things, like the user-friendly and overall practical phenolic and stainless steel fittings or the high-quality and well-polished stainless steel exterior that makes the pans durable and really easy to clean.

The only weak link here is the smallest pan. It's not a huge drawback but the said pan tends to tip over when empty due to the handle's weight.

Aside from Prestige Everyday 5-Piece Stainless Steel Cookware Set is stylish, functional, and practical. It makes cooking as well as cleaning fast, effortless, and convenient.

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Morphy Richards Equip 5-Piece

Excellent Cost-Benefit Ratio

First and most importantly, this Morphy Richards Equip 5-Piece Pan Set is incredibly affordable. Considering that this isn't some basic cookware set with subpar pans, we were pleasantly surprised with the price.

For example, you'll be hard-pressed to find a pan set within the same price range with anything similar to the company's proprietary Thermocore technology. Evenly distributing heat, the technology is able to eliminate hot spots and create an even temperature across the base of each pan.

That even heat distribution doesn't just mean that your meals will be prepared faster but also that you'll unlikely be able to burn them, saving you the post-use cleaning hassle.

The pans come equipped with double pouring spouts on each side. A design solution like that provides you with an easy, mess-free way to serve sauces, gravies, or soups straight from the pan. This way, you won't need any extra utensils.

The last item on our list is the lids. Featuring steam-release valves, the lids do an excellent job keeping the heat inside the pans, all whilst releasing excess steam. With an approach like that, you reduce the amount of energy required during cooking.

In other words, Morphy Richards Equip 5-Piece Pan Set is easily the most well-balanced and well-rounded set on the list. The cost-benefit ratio here is superb. The pans are great and their overall design is very well-thought-out, including the stay-cool handles and drainage holes built into the lids.

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Tefal Jamie Oliver 4pc B125SA44

Quality over Quantity

Tefal Jamie Oliver B125SA44 gives you just 4 cookware pieces to work with. But that's alright because the set is about quality, not quantity. On the quality front, there's a lot to talk about here.

For starters, the frying pan comes equipped with Tefal's very own Thermo-Spot heat indicators. As you would imagine, these things indicate when your pan's reached the optimum cooking temperature, taking the guesswork out of the cooking equation.

Another moment that removes the guesswork is the tempered glass lids that come with the saucepans, letting you monitor your cooking.

The people behind the set made sure to add internal measuring marks on the inside of the pans, which is always a plus. Unfortunately, they haven't made sure to polish out these marks, a slight but noticeable downside of these pans.

Aside from that, however, we don't really have any problems with the set. The non-stick coating on the frying pans makes cleaning the cookware afterwards quick and easy. The high-impact bonding bottom, among other things, makes the pans compatible with all hobs and oven safe (but do make sure to limit the interactions between the cookware and the oven to an hour below 175 degrees Celcius).

Once more, Tefal Jamie Oliver B125SA44 is a stainless steel pan set that banks on quality instead of quantity. These pans will serve you for years to come. There isn't a meal that you won't be able to prepare with these cookware pieces.

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Tower Essentials 5-Piece

Stock Your Kitchen

Tower Essentials 5-Piece Pan Set is really all about that "essential part". The pans here aren't that great compared to every other set in this selection but they aren't bad either and the price here is far more affordable compared to those sets.

The pans come fitted with nice silicone handles that give you a comfortable but firm grip. They're perfectly suitable for all hob types, including induction. What's more, the cookware here is oven safe up to 200°C, really impressive considering that there are many more expensive pans that don't give you that.

The stainless steel here is absolutely nothing to complain about, sturdy, durable, and overall resistant.

The glass lids on the saucepans are very similar, built to withstand substantial wear and tear, making sure that the set provides excellent value for your money. Of course, the "glass" part means that the lids are translucent, so you'll be able to quickly and easily check on the progress of the meal inside.

Finally, the pan's encapsulated bases give you even heat distribution across their surface so that you're able to enjoy effortless and precise meal preparation.

Bottom line, Tower Essentials 5-Piece Pan Set will prove particularly great for new homeowners. In this set, you'll find some of the most essential components that make a well-stocked kitchen. There is a pan here for every cooking task and everything to make those tasks easy and effortless.

Review of Tower Essentials 5-Piece Pan Set with Silicone Handles, Stainless Steel

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What Is a Stainless Steel Pan Set?

Cooking is an essential task we have to accomplish more or less every day. Hence, to make this process comfortable to the maximum and to get delicious, appetising dishes, you will need high-quality cookware. That is exactly where this stainless steel pan set comes in.

In each set, you will find several pans that allow for quick and efficient roasting and boiling ingredients to realise your most exquisite culinary ideas. Besides, you will surely benefit from the lower cookware cost in these sets compared to the price of separate pieces.

More often than not, a set like that is designed in a single style and will surely add to the interior of your kitchen. Plus, the stainless steel part means that the cookware here will be able to serve you for years to come. Just make sure to read the reviews because these sets aren't as similar as one might think.

Additionally, in our knife sets review, all passionate cooks can choose premium-quality knives for accurate and precise cutting. Alternatively, electric burners will become the best solution if you need to cook in the office, on the picnic, or during camping.

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Publish Date: 2019-04-30 12:23:52