Cooking is an art! If you’re passionate about cooking like a pro, you need to know what cookware to use and how to use it. What is important is not only the material and the brand’s reputation, but also the manufacturing process and craftsmanship. These six companies make some of the most expensive cookware available, but far superior to the cheaper options on the market.
Most professional chefs are adamant that even home cooks need to have good quality, nonstick cookware from the best cookware brands. Your cookware will last longer and be worth every penny. You can even make a fashion statement with it!
If you’re wondering whether getting the most expensive cookware sets at a premium price makes any difference, let me assure you – it does. With solid construction, no-jiggling handles, eye-catching finish, non-corrosive interior, and lifetime warranty, these really are the cream of the crop.
When a French brand has been manufacturing excellent cookware sets for over two centuries, you can expect nothing but the best. The Matfer Bourgeat copper cookware set is sheer elegance in the kitchen.
The 2.5 mm pure red copper exterior makes for quick, even heating; the 10 mm interior lining of 18/10 stainless steel ensures low maintenance and easy cleaning. Lest we not forget the heat-resistant brass and cast-iron handles with extra strong rivets that stay cool on the stovetop.
They also make the Black Carbon Steel Fry pan, which is a must for every home cook. It’s one of the best sauté pans on the market!
This cookware beckons you to unlock your culinary creativity. Remember, it’s not just cookware; it’s an heirloom piece that is bound to last for generations.
The All-Clad tagline ‘Crafted with passion to ignite yours’ is so apropos. This sleek stainless-steel, copper core cookware (14-piece set) manufactured in the USA reflects over 50 years of making pride-worth, premium cookware.
Its five-ply construction has the finest hand-hammered copper core, plus four more layers of stainless steel and aluminum with its non-stick surface. The outcome is a superior cooking experience, durability, and easy maintenance owing to the stainless steel interior with a stick-resistant starburst finish.
All-Clad Copper Core is worth the spend as it can be safely used on all cooktops, induction, and able to withstand high heat oven settings up to 600 degrees Fahrenheit with its stainless steel handles keeping cool!
There’s no denying this is the crème de la crème of cookware sets, with its polished aesthetics, hand-cast bronze handles, and the riveted flower handles on the signature lids.
The French are definitely as serious about their cookware as their cooking. Mauviel cookware has almost two centuries of experience making premium cookware, and their beautiful M’Heritage collection displays the art of perfection.
The 10-piece set has cookware with an elegant, thick copper exterior (about 1.5 or 2.5 mm thick) and a thin stainless steel layer, with multiple options for the handle – iron, bronze, and stainless steel. The 90% copper and 10% 18/10 stainless steel cookware provides quick and consistent heat distribution and prevents warping.
You won’t be able to take your eyes off this supremely stylish, copper-brushed cookware. Would the French do anything that wasn’t stylish?
Italians have an unmissable link with their copper cookware, evident from the fact that some of the most expensive copper cookware comes from Italy. The Hestan CopperBond, an Italian brand, forges hand-crafted, quality cookware. For over 50 years, Hestan has strived to make innovative cookware with a significant focus on finer details.
Each piece of their 10-piece cookware has been made with a five-ply copper-bond technology – 100% pure copper with a stainless steel base and the interior non-stick coating surface. The conduction and control of copper combine perfectly with the heavy-duty durability of stainless steel.
Not only is this cookware set aesthetically pleasing, but it’s also bound to impress you with its minimal maintenance, high performance, and durability. Sometimes a copper pan is not just a copper pan!
Demeyere, a Belgium-based leading cookware manufacturer, has made stainless steel cookware that’s classy and elegant yet simple.
The Atlantis is one of Demeyere’s most popular collections. The unique feature of this cookware collection is it uses a 7-ply construction (includes a copper disc) of the highest quality of 18/10 stainless steel.
With exceptional versatility, this cookware can be used for searing, browning, and frying; it’s most likely to be the crown jewel of your kitchen. I’m equally impressed with its InductoSeal base, which has excellent heat conduction and Silvinox surface treatment that keeps the stainless steel matte finish looking new, is fingerprint-resistant and easy to clean.
If you desire elegant stainless steel cookware with fantastic functionality, this is the perfect choice for you.
There are amazing benefits of using cast-iron cookware for preparing dishes. With over 100 years of perfecting the enameled cast-iron Dutch oven, Le Creuset has the Signature cast-iron cookware set to boast about now and makes the cooking process so easy
An enameled interior makes cleaning up quick and easy. In addition, the bright and bold two-toned exteriors are a treat to your eyes. My favorite is the 9-piece set in Flame color; it’s synonymous with the molten cast iron hues you can see in the manufacturing process. They also make all types of cookware from 12-inch fry pans to 3-quart saucepans.
Undoubtedly, when you think cast iron, you expect thick and durable cookware, which is what you get with Le Creuset. So get one of these and see how it adds a delightful pop of color to your kitchen while providing exceptional performance. The high price tag is worth it, because not only will you have it for a long time, but you will be handing down this ceramic cookware to your children!
Unique and gorgeous copper cookware comes to mind when I look at the 7-piece set of Amoretti Brothers hammered copper cookware. This Italian cookware company has hand-forging, hammering, and inspection done for each piece they manufacture.
A copper exterior and a two-layered tin-lined interior keep their pans light, with 2 mm thickness for durability. Their work of art doesn’t stop at hammered copper; the cookware even has sculpted brass handles and the signature flower cover (almost like a cherry on a pie).
This artisan style of cookware is the perfect work of art and must-have cookware in your kitchen.
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Quality cookware is the choice of some of the best chefs worldwide. The serious cook in you must try out some of the most expensive cookware listed here. You can get a good set of pots or just one saute pan or any number of pieces. Step up from being a Sous Chef to It’s something you didn’t know you needed till you finally did.
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