Looking for cookware but you’re on the tightest budget possible? Then you might want to check out this AmazonBasics 8-Piece Non-Stick Cookware Set. As you might expect, Amazon doesn’t lend its name to poor products and there’s more to this than meets the eye.
The first thing I like about them is that they’re so solid looking. The black finish gives these budget cookware items a certain heft that many new cookware sets lack. They also set the stage to let you know that you’re getting value for money.
What You Need To Know
Firstly, if you use an induction cooking arrangement – don’t buy these. This cookware has a spiral bottom which is designed to better spread heat when you’re cooking but it won’t work with an induction set up.
The good news is that most people cook with gas, electric or on a glass stovetop and they’re all fine.
Secondly, if you’re a dishwasher junkie – these aren’t for you. You have to wash this cookware set by hand or your non-stick coating will quickly come off. Pans without non-stick are next to useless for many dishes.
The Up Side
You get 2 fry pans, 2 saucepans and a casserole pan with lids where appropriate. They are really comfortable to pick up and move while you’re cooking and the handles are made of a “stay cool” material that means you don’t need to fear burns.
They’re made of Aluminum with a BPA free coating too and that means they’re light and easy to store in any kitchen.
For a reasonable price the AmazonBasics 8-Piece Non-Stick Cookware Set is surprisingly solid and usable.
I highly recommend them for a family on a budget looking for a starter cookware set.