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Cookware Comparison Guide

MetroKitchen's guide to our top brands of cookware



3 layer fully clad gourmet Stainless Steel cookware

3 ply
All-Clad Tri-Ply Stainless

Cristel Mutine

Viking Contemporary

Mauviel M'Cook
  All Clad Cookware - Stainless Steel Cristel Stainless Steel Viking Stainless Steel Mauviel Stainless Steel
  Best selling All-Clad style Compact storage with removable handles Easy to stir shape at great price for fully clad gourmet cookware Polished exterior with easy to hold handles
Warranty* Lifetime Lifetime Lifetime Lifetime
Cleaning & Care Dishwasher-safe (Non stick pieces are handwash) Dishwasher-safe Dishwasher-safe Dishwasher-safe
Best for cooking: Just about anything! Extremely versatile Just about anything! Extremely versatile Just about anything! Extremely versatile Just about anything! Extremely versatile
Cooking surface 18/10 Stainless Steel, non-reactive to acids, surgical steel 18/10 Stainless Steel, non-reactive to acids, surgical steel 18/10 Stainless Steel, non-reactive to acids, surgical steel 18/10 Stainless Steel, non-reactive to acids, surgical steel
Exterior materials Magnetic Stainless Steel Magnetic Stainless Steel Magnetic Stainless Steel Magnetic Stainless Steel
Exterior finish/appearance Polished Stainless Steel, mirror like finish Polished Stainless Steel, mirror like finish Polished Stainless Steel, mirror like finish Polished Stainless Steel, mirror like finish
Internal construction (includes #of layers) Fully clad. 3 layers, 2 stainless covering 1 layer of fast heating aluminum Fully clad. 3 layers, 2 stainless covering 1 layer of fast heating aluminum Fully clad. 3 layers, 2 stainless covering 1 layer of fast heating aluminum Fully clad. 3 layers, 2 stainless covering 1 layer of fast heating aluminum
Lids Stainless Steel Stainless Steel Stainless Steel Stainless Steel
Handles Stainless Steel Removable, in 8 different colors or Stainless Steel Stainless Steel Stainless Steel
Oven safe temperature up to 500 degrees up to 600 degrees up to 500 degrees up to 500 degrees
Induction Compatible? Only fully clad stainless items. Exclusions: disc bottom stockpots, roasters, anything not fully clad YES YES YES
         
Origin USA FRANCE China China
Regular price for 10 piece set: $699.95 - $759.95 $699.95 $399.95 $399.95
 
 
* With normal use and proper care. Minor imperfections and slight color variations are normal.
 



5 layer fully clad gourmet Stainless Steel cookware

5 ply
All-Clad D5 Brushed

Cristel Strate

Cristel Casteline

Viking Classic
  Brushed exterior with classic All-Clad look Compact storage with removable handles Compact storage with removable handles Brushed exterior with classic Viking look
Warranty* Lifetime Lifetime Lifetime Lifetime
Cleaning & Care Dishwasher-safe Dishwasher-safe Dishwasher-safe Dishwasher Safe
Best for cooking: Quick heating due to its 5 layers of aluminum, stainless Quick heating due to its 5 layers of aluminum, stainless Quick heating due to its 5 layers of aluminum, stainless Quick heating due to its 5 layers of aluminum, stainless
Cooking surface 18/10 Stainless Steel, non-reactive to acids, surgical steel 18/10 Stainless Steel, non-reactive to acids, surgical steel 18/10 Stainless Steel, non-reactive to acids, surgical steel 18/10 Stainless Steel, non-reactive to acids, surgical steel
Exterior materials Magnetic Stainless Steel Magnetic Stainless Steel Magnetic Stainless Steel Magnetic Stainless Steel
Exterior finish/appearance Brushed Stainless Steel Brushed Stainless Steel stainless - mirror-like finish stainless - mirror-like finish
Internal construction (includes #of layers) Fully clad. 5 layers, 3 stainless covering 1 layer of fast heating aluminum  Fully clad. 5 layers, 3 stainless covering 1 layer of fast heating aluminum  Fully clad. 5 layers, 3 stainless covering 1 layer of fast heating aluminum  Fully clad. 5 layers, 3 stainless covering 1 layer of fast heating aluminum 
Lids Stainless Steel Stainless Steel Stainless Steel Stainless Steel
Handles Stainless Steel Removable, in 8 different colors or Stainless Steel Removable, in 8 different colors or Stainless Steel Stainless Steel
Oven safe temperature up to 500 degrees up to 600 degrees up to 600 degrees up to 500 degrees
Induction Compatible? YES YES YES YES
Origin USA FRANCE FRANCE USA
Regular price for 10 piece set: $799.95 $799.95 for 7 piece $899.95 for 7 piece $799.95
 
 
* With normal use and proper care. Minor imperfections and slight color variations are normal.
 



Nonstick Cookware

Non stick
Scanpan Danish Nonstick Cookware

Swiss Diamond Nonstick Cookware

Woll Non-Stick Cookware
Warranty* Lifetime Lifetime Lifetime
Cleaning & Care Dishwasher Safe Dishwasher Safe Dishwasher Safe
Best for cooking: Outstanding for eggs.  Also will brown foods, unlike many other non sticks.  Great for those concerned about fat intake Good for anything that tends to stick or for those watching fat/calorie intake Good for anything that tends to stick or for those watching fat/calorie intake
Cooking surface Non-stick, free of PFOA Non-stick, free of PFOA Non-stick, free of PFOA
Exterior materials Dark gray Dark gray Dark gray
Exterior finish/appearance Dark gray Dark gray Dark gray
Internal construction (includes #of layers) Non stick  Non stick Non stick
Lids Glass Glass Glass
Handles Resin Resin Resin
Oven safe temperature up to 500 degrees up to 500 degrees up to 500 degrees
Induction Compatible? Both induction-compatible and non-induction compatible pans and pots Both induction-compatible and non-induction compatible pans and pots Both induction-compatible and non-induction compatible pans and pots
Origin Denmark Switzerland Germany
Regular price for 10 piece set: $399.95 $599.95 $499.95
 
 
* With normal use and proper care. Minor imperfections and slight color variations are normal.
 



Cast Iron cookware

 
Staub French Cast Iron
Warranty* Lifetime
Cleaning & Care Hand wash
Best for cooking: Wonderful for slow cooking methods such as braising and stewing
Cooking surface Cast iron - does not require pre-seasoning
Exterior materials Cast iron
Exterior finish/appearance Enameled in various colors
Lids Enamed cast iron
Oven safe temperature up to 500 degrees
Induction Compatible? No, but a "conversion" disc is available (Induction Disc)
Origin France
 
* With normal use and proper care. Minor imperfections and slight color variations are normal.
 



Copper Cookware

 
Mauviel French Copper Cookware

All-Clad c2 Copper Cookware
Warranty* Lifetime Lifetime
Cleaning & Care Hand wash Hand wash
Best for cooking: Especially good for baking, delicate sauces and traditional french cooking Especially good for baking, delicate sauces and traditional french cooking
Cooking surface Varies: Stainless Steel, copper and tin-lined Stainless Steel
Exterior materials Copper Copper
Exterior finish/appearance Polished copper Polished copper
Lids Copper Copper
Oven safe temperature up to 500 degrees up to 500 degrees
Induction Compatible? No, but a "conversion" disc is available (Induction Disc) No, but a "conversion" disc is available (Induction Disc)
Origin France USA
 
* With normal use and proper care. Minor imperfections and slight color variations are normal.