After testing 60+ stainless steel and non-stick pots and pans, we have compiled this list of of the 10 best cookware for gas stove, March 2022 update.
The best thing about gas stoves is that all types of cookware i.e. ceramic, non-stick, stainless steel etc., can be used on them, unlike induction burners that have a limitation when it comes to cookware.
But since the cookware comes directly in contact with the flames on gas stoves, the bottom of pots and pans can get messy. Not just this, the flames can increase the temperature so you have to be more careful when using non-stick pans with a max-temperature restriction.
That’s why it becomes essential to choose the cookware carefully for gas stoves so that you can use them for a longer time.
For your ease, we have curated a list of cookware, including both steel and non-stick pans for gas stove. So you can buy the best cookware with ease. Our comparison of various cookware will also help you decide what different cookware brands have to offer. You shouldn’t miss our top recommendations for the best non-stick pans without Teflon and the non stick pan for electric stove.
In This Article
- Best Cookware for Gas Stove 2022 [Stainless Steel + NonStick]
- 1. Cuisinart Multiclad Pro – Best Stainless Steel Cookware Set
- 2. Rachael Ray Cucina – Best Nonstick Cookware Set
- 3. T-Fal Ultimate – Best Cookware for High Heat
- 4. Nutrichef Excilon – Best Cookware without Teflon
- 5. Mockins Premium Grade – Best Stainless Steel Pots and Pans
- 6. Gotham Steel Pro – Best Ceramic Cookware Set
- 7. Home Hero – Best Copper Cookware
- 8. Cuisinart Advantage – Best Pots and Pans for Gas Cooktops
- 9. Calphalon Premier – Best Stackable Pots and Pans
- 10. All-Clad Brushed – Best Oven Safe Cookware
- Buying Guide For Choosing The Best Cookware for Gas Stoves
- Stainless Steel vs. Non-Stick Cookware Set
- FAQs Cookware for Gas Cooktops
- What are the best pots and pans set for gas cooktops?
- What kind of cookware is best for a gas stove?
- Is stainless steel good for a gas stove?
- Can you use nonstick pans on a gas stove?
- Do you need special pans for gas?
- Is ceramic good for a gas stove?
- Can you use a cast iron pan on a gas stove?
- Can you use AMC pots on a gas stove?
- Is Calphalon good for gas stoves?
- Wrapping Up!
Best Cookware for Gas Stove 2022 [Stainless Steel + NonStick]
Our Top Pick
|1. Cuisinart MCP-12N
|2. Rachael Ray Cucina
|3. T-fal Ultimate
|4. Nutrichef Excilon
|5. Mockins Premium
|6. Gotham Steel Pro
|7. Home Hero
|8. Cuisinart Advantage XT
|9. Calphalon Premier
|10. All-Clad BD005714 D5
1. Cuisinart Multiclad Pro – Best Stainless Steel Cookware Set
Cuisinart, known for its food processors, is now producing one of the best cookware sets and rose to fame for quality cookware in such a short time. The Cuisinart pro stainless steel set is multi-clad, which means it has multiple layers of different materials embedded in it.
The aluminum layer is sandwiched between the stainless steel layers to provide an even and rapid heat distribution from the bottom to the sides. And it is one of the reasons we have chosen Cuisinart for gas stoves.
The cookware set exterior has a beautiful brushed finish, whereas the interior has a nice and mirror-like shiny polished stainless steel. The cookware set is sturdy with a heft to it.
Handles of pots and pans in this set have a thin profile and stay cool even when heated for an extended period. Instead of welded handles, Cuisinart handles are riveted in the interior to provide strength and control.
Bigger pots and pans also have a helping handle, making it easier to carry the pot or handle it during cooking.
The whole set has multiple lids for various pots and pans. Now here’s the best part. The lids are “self-basting,” which means they have ridges on the inside that don’t let the steam escape and trap the moisture in. It keeps the food and meat tender.
Another reason for selecting Cuisinart for gas stoves is because the set is dishwasher safe. So, although food tends to stick on stainless steel, you can wash them in the dishwasher. Plus, these pots and pans are oven and broiler safe up to 550F.
- Heats quickly and evenly
- Tapered rim makes pouring out of food drip free
- Oven and broiler safe up to 550 degrees F
- Dishwasher safe pots and pans
- Metal utensils and scrub side of sponge will cause scratches
- The lid handles will heat up
2. Rachael Ray Cucina – Best Nonstick Cookware Set
Rachel Ray’s Agave blue enamel non-stick cookware is an aesthetically pleasing pots and pans set to have in the kitchen. And now that we have admired its looks and soothing color, let’s talk about its features and why we chose it for gas cooktops.
First, the cookware set has a Teflon-based non-stick coating but is free of harmful PFOA at the heart of which lies aluminum that promotes even heating which is essential for gas stoves.
Surprisingly, using it on the gas stove doesn’t fade the pretty color even with the bright-colored exterior. However, the enamel exterior is prone to scratches.
Like Cuisinart stainless steel set, the handles are modeled with stainless steel but have a bakelite sheath over it to keep it cool on the gas stove, whose high flames can easily make the handles hot.
But it comes with a price, as it affects the oven-safe temperature and reduces it to up to 400° F.
As for the cleaning, a non-stick surface is easier to clean as the food doesn’t stick to the surface. Like Cuisinart, the cookware set is also dishwasher safe, but handwashing with soap and water is recommended to avoid early wear and tear.
All in all, it’s a great cookware set for gas stoves if you prefer non-stick over stainless steel and is more economical than Cuisinart Multiclad set.
- Superior quality non-stick coating
- Rubberized grip stay cool handle
- Oven safe to 400 degrees F
- Vibrant and beautiful color
- Not suitable for induction cooktop
- Enamel exterior is prone to scratches
3. T-Fal Ultimate – Best Cookware for High Heat
Next, we have chosen T-Fal for its reliability, longevity, and trustworthiness. Unlike other light-weight and flimsy non-stick pans, T-Fal has maintained its standard by producing sturdy pots and pans for decades.
The T-Fal ultimate cookware set has Teflon coating, which is free of PFOA. And the interior aluminum is treated hard-anodized, which is considered superior to untreated aluminum as it prevents rusting and reacting with acidic foods in case the coating gets scratched.
Flaunting its signature circular spot in the center, which turns red upon heating, the pans and pots heat evenly and rapidly.
Talking about the handles, T-Fal has a comfortable silicone handle that remains cool on high flames of the gas oven, and the handles are riveted in the interior so that they won’t get loose over time. However, rivets don’t have a non-stick coating, so it gets some elbow grease to clean them.
T-fal cookware set comes with tempered glass lids with a hole so the steam can pass out of them. The lids are oven safe up to 350° F, whereas pots and pans have 400°F as the maximum oven-safe temperature.
The non-stick coating performs as good as you can expect it to be, and the food easily releases the surface. This cookware set has the best frying pans for high heat.
This set contains a square griddle too, which you couldn’t find in our previously reviewed cookware sets but lacks slotted turner and spatulas.
- Scratch resistant and non-Teflon non-stick pots and pans
- Special thermo spot heat indicating technology
- Ultra-smooth nonstick coating
- The rubber handles are excellent and stay cool
- Not suitable for induction stove
- Rivets don’t have non-stick coating
4. Nutrichef Excilon – Best Cookware without Teflon
The Nutrichef Excilon non-stick cookware set has a distinctive and stylish appearance that you won’t see in other non-stick pans easily.
The blue exterior has a diamond-like pattern with heat-resistant lacquer over it, whereas the interior is dark-colored and polished with a non-stick coating. Its non-stick coating is not Teflon, unlike Rachel ray and T-Fal we reviewed above.
It has a diamond-infused ceramic coating, and the reason we chose this cookware set is that ceramic is healthier cookware for gas stoves, and no matter how heated the pots and pans get, the cookware doesn’t emit any toxic fumes. The pan’s interior has forged aluminum to disperse heat evenly and retain it.
NutriChef cookware has silicone handles that are comfortable to use and provide ease in tossing the food and lifting the hot pans and pots.
The collection is oven-safe up to 500° F and comes with transparent see-through lids with steel handles covered with a silicone sheath, so you don’t burn your hands while dealing with hot lids.
Although the collection is dishwasher safe and can be used on high gas oven flames, this non-stick cookware set is prone to scratches. To avoid scratches, it is recommended to use the nylon spatulas that come with the set.
Another plus point is, these pots and pans are induction compatible. And the stainless steel plate bonded at the bottom of the collection also makes the cookware sturdy and warp-resistant.
- Toxic and Teflon-free non-stick coating
- Cookware is compatible with induction stove
- Cookware is oven-safe up to 500 degrees F
- Lightweight makes tossing of food very easy
- Non-stick coating is prone to scratches
- Cookware set can’t tolerate high heat
5. Mockins Premium Grade – Best Stainless Steel Pots and Pans
Mockins stainless steel cookware set is also multi-clad cookware just like Cuisinart with tri-ply construction. The interior and exterior layer is made of 18/8 stainless steel, whereas the inner core is made of aluminum for even heating and heat retention.
The food browns evenly in the pots and pans but can also get stuck to the bottom if left unattended. From the price standpoint, it is a much more economical cookware set compared to Cuisinart.
Its handles are riveted for tight-fitting and are comfortable in handling but get hot while cooking. So practice caution when touching the handles.
The rims of the cookware set are tapered to avoid mess and drips while transferring food from pots and pans to serving dishes.
Mockins Premium Grade stainless steel lids have ridges and fit perfectly for self-basting the food and keeping the moisture locked in.
The best part is even on the high flames of a gas stove, the bottom of this cooking set gets no flame marks or discoloration. Mockins 15 piece stainless steel cookware set is oven-safe up to 550° F, and it is also dishwasher safe which makes cleaning easier.
- Quick and even distribution of heat
- Safe for all stovetops including induction
- oven temperatures of up to 550 degrees F
- Dishwasher-safe makes cleaning super easy
- Stainless steel lid handle gets hot
- A bit heavy to lift, making food tossing difficult
6. Gotham Steel Pro – Best Ceramic Cookware Set
Gotham Steel Pro is a copper non-stick pots and pans set with Titanium infused ceramic coating (Ti-Cerama) for which Gotham steel is recognized.
Unlike other flimsy cookware, Gotham steel has hard-anodized aluminum, which is harder than steel and promotes safe cooking.
Gotham steel has been our choice in one of the best non-stick pans due to its better non-stick quality and easy food release from the surface.
The Gotham Steel Pro collection can withstand metal spatulas, spoons and whisks too and resist scratches.
Handles are made of stainless steel and are rounded with a curve to them for easy handling. They are secured with flat rivets. But the handles get warm despite having a fork-shape design which is meant to keep the handles cool.
The lids are made of break-resistant glass with a stainless steel handle on glass lids. But you will have to use mittens while lifting glass lids to avoid your hands from burning by super hot handles. All the glass lids are tightly fitted to lock in the moisture in the food.
The collection is oven-safe, eliminating the need to change the pot and pan before putting it in the oven. They are advertised as dishwasher safe but putting them in the dishwasher rapidly deteriorates the non-stick coating.
- Wear-resistant durable non-stick cookware
- PTFE, PFOA, PFOS free non-stick coating
- Food release is ultra-smooth even without oil
- Stay firm and won’t wobble on stove
- Not compatible with induction stove
- Be careful handle and lid knob get hot
7. Home Hero – Best Copper Cookware
Home hero is another copper-hued ceramic non-stick pans set that we have selected for gas stoves. The collection is more expensive than Gotham Steel, but it has 23 pieces in them, rather than 13 pieces.
If you find this cookware set a bit heavy on the pocket, it is better to check out their individual pieces.
Home hero has ceramic non-stick coating and aluminum at its core. Aluminum improves heat dispersion and rapid heating, but it doesn’t use hard-anodized aluminum like Gotham steel.
The Home hero set also has stainless steel handles that aren’t very long which is very convenient when you have to store them in the cabinets as long handles come in the way. It is understood that the handles will get hot while cooking due to stainless steel material.
The home hero set is oven-proof, but their smaller frying pan for eggs isn’t oven-proof.
Another bonus point is that the pots and pans are induction-ready with stainless steel plates bonded at the bottom. And even though you might not use it for an induction burner, induction safe pans and pots are sturdier and warp-resistant.
As for the non-stick performance, the food releases the surface easily and minimizes the use of oil. It’s a wholesome cooking set with every kind of pot and pan you need for your kitchen.
- Ultra-nonstick and durable coating
- Fast and even transfer of heat
- Induction cooktop compatible pots and pans
- Easy to clean
- Smaller pans are not oven safe
- A bit heavy on the pocket
8. Cuisinart Advantage – Best Pots and Pans for Gas Cooktops
The next best cookware for gas cooktops is from Cuisinart. This non-stick cookware set has a ceramic coating reinforced with Titanium and has a shiny gray interior.
The cookware set handles are made of silicone, which means you don’t have to worry about burning fingers and hands while maneuvering. The handles are affixed with uncoated rivets to make them durable. Also, they are slip-resistant in case your hands are wet to avoid accidents.
But due to the silicone handles, the Cuisinart set can only withstand 350° F for 20 minutes in the oven. And it can also not be used under the broiler. So, if you frequently cook the food in the oven at higher temperatures, this cookware set is not for you.
The lid of the Cuisinart Advantage collection is made of clear tempered glass and has a stainless steel rim around it that fits perfectly to keep the moisture locked in. The lids also have silicone handles riveted on the inside.
Like a Cuisinart stainless steel set, it also has a steamer to steam the meat or vegetable while food is being cooked in the pot. The steamer can also be used to wash vegetables and other ingredients.
Although the pan set doesn’t have a higher oven-safe temperature, we selected it for the gas stove because of its even and rapid heating and cooling.
- PTFE, PFOA and PFOS free cookware
- Coating won’t catch stains or discolor
- Silicone handles stay cool during cooking
- Best budget friendly pots and pans set
- Metal utensils will scratch its coating
- Avoid using cooking spray and olive oil
9. Calphalon Premier – Best Stackable Pots and Pans
While selecting cookware sets for gas stoves, how can we ignore the stackable pots and pans. Calphalon non-stick cookware sets pile over each other to save you from disorderly cabinets and the frustration of towering stacks toppling over each other.
With Calphalon Premier set, you can reclaim 30% of your cabinet space and neatly stack pots and pans.
The collection comes in many variants offering different numbers of cookware to suit your needs. Calphalon’s Premier set’s distinctive attributes are:
- Hard-anodized aluminum construction
- Triple-layered Teflon coating (40% long-lasting than Calphalon classic)
Hard-anodized aluminum ensures that the pan remains corrosion, scratch and warp resistant. And even if the coating chips off, no harmful elements leach into the food, making it safer to use.
Other than that, three layered Teflon coating is considered premium and long-lasting than dual-layered non-stick coating.
And when the construction and the material are top-notch, you can expect even heating with no cold spots even if you use them on gas stoves.
The lids of the Calphalon Premier collection are made of tempered glass and designed flat to save more space when stacking, and instead of having a top lid handle, all the lids have side handles to make it convenient to lift.
The handles are made of stainless steel, so they get hot if they are on the gas stove for an extended period. The plus point is the collection is oven-safe up to 450° F and dishwasher safe. The only drawback is that the cookware set is very expensive.
- Durable triple layered hard-anodized interior
- Safe for metal utensils
- Oven-safe up to 450 degrees F
- Best stackable cookware, save up to 30% space
- Handles get hot on gas stove
- Very expensive
10. All-Clad Brushed – Best Oven Safe Cookware
So, back again with All-Clad – the most famous, exorbitant and known for its clad cookware. The All-Clad set that we are reviewing here has a 5-ply construction. All of the above stainless steel cookware sets that we have reviewed above have tri-ply construction.
But the 5 alternating layers of 18/10 stainless steel and aluminum is what makes the cookware more sturdy with even heat distribution and heat retention. So, you get evenly browned food every time you cook.
The All-Clad set has a brushed finish that looks more aesthetic and hides the fingerprints. The All-clad pots and pans handles are notorious for being uncomfortable while maneuvering. But the good thing is the longer handles remain cool while you cook; shorter handles do get hot, though.
Amongst all the pots and pans we have reviewed, All-Clad has the maximum oven-safe temperature of 600° F and is also broiler and dishwasher safe.
The All-Clad’s lids fit perfectly, creating a seal so the moisture doesn’t escape and the pots’ rims are rolled for the drip-free pouring of the food.
All in all, it’s one of the best cookware sets for gas stoves but is exorbitantly priced.
- 5-ply bonded construction prevent warping
- Heat evenly without cold spots
- Best cookware for high heat cooking
- Oven and broiler-safe up to 600°F
- Handle gets super-hot while cooking
- This cookware set is very expensive
Buying Guide For Choosing The Best Cookware for Gas Stoves
A few things should be considered before investing in cookware for gas stoves so that your cookware lasts long and works to its full potential.
Even Heat Distribution
Since the flames of gas stoves rise around the pots and pans, there is a loss of energy which can cause cold spots in the food, and you won’t get evenly browned or cooked ingredients. Some materials are better heat conductors than others, reducing the chances of hot and cold spots. For example, non-stick cookware and aluminum are better heat conductors. But aluminum cookware can be unhealthy, so you can buy stainless steel cookware with an aluminum layer to improve the conductivity.
The material with which the cookware is constructed directly impacts the performance and durability of the cookware. Stainless steel doesn’t get dents easily, and non-stick provides ease in cooking with its non-stick coating.
Similarly, any pot or pan with hard-anodized aluminum is preferred over regular aluminum because of its strength, durability and rust resistance.
Copper is also a better choice for cookware because of its even heating and durability.
The cookware for gas stoves is more prone to wear and tear. The reason is that the cookware comes directly in contact with the gas oven grates, which can cause a lot of scratches and friction on the bottom part. Similarly, if you want to use the pan from the gas into the oven frequently, it’s better to buy a cookware set that is durable.
High Heat Tolerance
Non-stick pans have a limitation of maximum temperature. So, if you are opting for non-stick pans, buy those with high heat tolerance in the oven. But stainless steel withstands higher temperatures without causing any health issues or affecting the cookware’s durability.
Buying riveted handles is always preferred as they don’t get loose over time. Furthermore, stainless steel handles can get too hot if they don’t have a forked design or are too short and near the flame.
Bakelite handles remain cool no matter the temperature, but they reduce the maximum tolerable oven-safe temperature. So, decide based on your needs and wishes.
The flames of a gas oven can discolor the pans and pots bottom quickly, so buying a dark-colored bottom will not only hide minor scratches but also hide the discoloration.
Stainless Steel vs. Non-Stick Cookware Set
|Stainless steel is more durable and sturdy.
|You will have to replace the non-stick after a couple of years
|It is significantly more expensive.
|Depending on the brand, you can find cheap and expensive non-stick collections.
|Stainless steel can withstand the higher heat of the oven, but you will still have to follow the manufacturer’s guidelines.
|Non-stick pans can’t be put into the super-hot oven. Still, some brands can tolerate the higher heat of the oven.
|Stainless steel is free of PFOA, PTFE or any toxic chemicals.
|While all the pans are now PFOA-free, Teflon pans are still controversial regarding safety.
|Heat conductivity and retention
|Stainless steel has an aluminum core to make it more heat conducive. But they can retain heat for longer.
|Non-stick pans are also heat-conducive but can’t retain heat.
|Cleaning and maintenance
|Brown spots and discoloration occur, which requires elbow grease to clean.
|Non-stick pans are effortless to clean and only require soapy liquid and water.
|What it can be used for
|Searing, browning, sauteing, braising, stir-frying
|Delicate foods, acidic foods, boil, bake, roast
FAQs Cookware for Gas Cooktops
What are the best pots and pans set for gas cooktops?
- Cuisinart Multiclad Pro – Stainless Steel Cookware Set
- Rachael Ray Cucina – Best Nonstick Cookware
- T-Fal Ultimate – Cookware for High Heat
- Nutrichef Excilon – Cookware without Teflon
- Mockins Premium Grade – Stainless Steel Pots and Pans
- Gotham Steel Pro – Ceramic Cookware Set
- Home Hero – Copper Cookware Set
- Cuisinart Advantage – Pots and Pans for Gas Stove
- Calphalon Premier – Stackable Pots and Pans
- All-Clad Brushed – Oven Safe Cookware
What kind of cookware is best for a gas stove?
The best kind of cookware for a gas stove is the one that distributes the heat evenly and rapidly. It should also be able to withstand rising temperatures and flames. As we keep our cookware on the gas stove’s grates, the cookware should be the type that doesn’t get scratches easily. In short, stainless steel, non-stick pans, and copper are best-suited for gas stoves.
Is stainless steel good for a gas stove?
Yes, stainless steel is an excellent choice for a gas stove, but it should have an aluminum layer in it so the cookware disperses heat evenly. 100% aluminum won’t perform better.
Can you use nonstick pans on a gas stove?
Yes, you can use a non-stick pan gas stove without any issue. The only thing you need to take care of is that the temperature doesn’t exceed 500° F, else the non-stick coating would start disintegrating, and the Teflon pans emit toxic fumes at this temperature.
Do you need special pans for gas?
Unlike an induction burner, which requires compatible induction pans, the gas stove doesn’t need any unique pots and pans. You can cook with any cookware. But if you want the cookware which should last longer, you should buy the pan with better build quality, heat responsiveness, and dispersion.
Is ceramic good for a gas stove?
Yes, ceramic cookware is good for a gas stove as it can withstand high temperature without emitting toxic fumes like Teflon cookware does.
Can you use a cast iron pan on a gas stove?
You can use a cast iron pan on the gas stove. But since cast iron is not very responsive to heat and takes a lot of time to cool down, you might find it hard to use as the food can get burned if you aren’t careful in maintaining the temperature. The cast iron won’t cool down easily, and your food can get stuck to the bottom.
Can you use AMC pots on a gas stove?
Yes, you can use AMC on a gas burner. But you need to maintain heat low to medium as the company’s recommendation.
Is Calphalon good for gas stoves?
Yes, Calphalon’s stainless steel and non-stick can be used on a gas burner without any problem. In fact, hard-anodized sets of Calphalon are more recommended than others.
Even though every kind of cookware works on the gas stoves, the smallest details that you don’t realize makes a huge difference. Keeping that in mind, we curated, reviewed and compared all the cookware so you can get an exact idea of what to expect after buying. Let us know in the comment section which cookware you prefer for the gas stove?