Today we will discuss some of the top gas stove cookware choices, including sets and parts in a variety of materials. After the reviews, we will also discuss a little bit about what to look for in gas stove compatible cookware, as well as how to use your gas range in the best possible way. Lets go dive in.
Kitchara 5-Ply Stainless Set-Top Pick
Thick stainless quality cooking utensils work very well on gas stoves. Kitchara makes our overall favorite collection, so its also taking the top spot for gas. Every pot and pan heats easily and uniformly with five layers of stainless and aluminium. Plus, compared to other similar sets, it cooks win all around as it is pretty affordable.
This set includes:
- 2-quart saucepan with lid
- 4-quart saucepan with lid
- 4-quart saute pan with lid
- 8-quart stockpot with lid
- 10- and 12-inch skillets
Its safe for the oven and dishwasher (although we suggest washing by your hand!) and features a polished exterior for a lovely look.
Kitchara has recently started selling individual pieces, so if you dont need a complete collection, theres a choice for you too.
All-Clad Hard Anodized Aluminum Set-Top Nonstick Set
If you are fond of nonstick, this hard-anodized aluminum is your best choice for ranges of gases. It is much longer-lasting than conventional nonstick and should be able to stand up to heat from gas stoves. We like the All-Clad set as it provides a range of advantages, including an Anti-Warp stainless steel bonded base, which makes the investment worthwhile. The price is on the high side — like all All-Clad cookware is — but fans believe that the price tag is worth it.
The All-Clad HA set includes
- 8 inch and 10-inch fry pans
- 2-quart and 3-quart sauce pans with lids
- 4-quart sauté pan with lid
- 8-quart stockpot with lid
This is safe for the oven but should be cleaned by hand for the best results, even if they are safe for the dishwasher.
A crucial note about All-Clad cookware: The shape of the handle is one of the defining features of the brand. The U-shaped handles are relatively controversial, with many cooks finding them hard to use. We suggest checking out the grip — especially on the larger items, such as the saute pan and skillets — to make sure theyre working for you.
II. Individual Pieces & Top Brands
If you dont need a complete range of cookware, there are plenty of choices from outstanding brands to individual parts that fit well with gas. If there are styles, sizes, or pieces you want from different lines, you can pick up exactly what you need, and even mix and match different brands. Below are several brands for frying pans, saucepans, or other cookware you can refer to.
As earlier mentioned, Kitchara now has individual pieces available from its stainless range. Kitchara also provides favorite nonstick pan, so check it out if youre looking for a 12′′ nonstick skillet.
Premium cookware such as kitchara is our top recommendation when youre looking for gas stove products. While any cookware will work, pieces of high quality will work best. They deliver fast, even heating, and good responsiveness, giving you results at a professional level. If youre an expert chef (or hope to be!) with Kitchara and other luxury brands, youll note a big difference.
Made In Cookware
Made In is one more luxury brand we really like. Their stainless is five-ply and manufactured in the United States. Made In, available in bits or “kits,” as well as hard anodized skillets and carbon steel skillets, is a wonderful choice if in your budget.
Although Made In is on the high end of quality, its hard to get cookware thats made in the USA. We consider the products in our hands to be of excellent quality on review, and the manufacturers also offer great customer service and a 45-day trial.
Viking is another luxury brand you may be interested in when it comes to cookware manufactured in the U.S.A (Side note: Vikings hard-anodized cookware is NOT manufactured in the U.S., as is the case for other nonstick brands). Viking is a well-respected brand that is probably best known for ranges, but their cookware is also pretty darn cool.
As Viking is an established brand, there are plenty of choices for you in terms of quality, size, sets versus individual parts, etc. Construction choices in stainless include 3-ply and 5-ply, with various lines between those variants – for example: contemporary or professional. We like all Viking cookware, but it will give you better quality and build the Professional lines and 5-ply parts. The 3-ply lineup is a fantastic mid-range choice with a full range of features you would expect (i.e., induction-ready, safe for dishwasher and oven).
Tramontina has a broad cookware selection that fits well on gas stovetops. While we dont like their ceramic lines too much, they are great choices for hard-anodized aluminum and stainless sets and pieces. Their products are mainly produced in the United States and Brazil.
Tramontina is one of the best-priced brands with exceptional quality. This brand appears at the top of many “best” lists, with generally favorable feedback. We suggest checking out the Hard Anodized and Tri-Ply Clad lines for either sets or individual parts, as these are are the best choices from Tramontina for gas ranges.
Cuisinart is one of the best reasonable- price lines that work well with gas. The kitchenware giant has several lines of cookware in aluminum construction, both stainless and hard anodized. One of our favorite sets is the 12 piece MCP-12N Multiclad Pro with the price usually under $250. If youre after individual pieces, they re also very well priced.
The Multiclad Proline is Cuisinarts stainless mid-range, and if youre looking for anything cheaper from this manufacturer, the Chefs Classic will be one. Although you can use those pieces on gas, we dont really recommend it for regular pieces. Chefs Classic cookware has the bottom of a plate, rather than the layers fully coated. Scorching food with disc bottom cookware is very simple, but it needs a lot of caution, particularly with gas. For nonstick, the Dishwasher Safe Anodized Cookware is also a wonderful choice.
What to Look for in Gas Cookware
Weve said it several times, but were going to say it again: Heavy, well-made cookware can work much better than inexpensive, lightweight pots and pans. Ordinary nonstick and disc bottom pieces (except for certain premium pieces with thick discs) can scorch and will not last as long or have nice responsiveness.
In terms of material, stainless steel, cast iron, and hard anodized aluminum are sure bets. Generally speaking, we are not major fans of ceramic cookware, and many cooks with gas stovetops have problems with this material too.
For the best result, it is also important to heat your cookware properly. Do not hold the heat too high, for example, and make sure that the flames never go up on the sides of your pots and pans. Also, read up on the manufacturers instructions to ensure that you use the cookware properly and do not void your warranty.
We havent offered any options for copper cookware, but thats only because they werent high on our list and because it can be very costly. Copper is, therefore, an outstanding heat conductor, and it is enjoyed by many chefs. If youre new to copper, read about it as a material for cookware. If its heat retention that you re after, you may want to start with the copper core pans.
Finally, learning more about gas cooktops can be helpful, especially if youre new to gas ranges.