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Best Budget Cookware Reviews

My Best Budget Cookware Reviews includes 2 very reputable brands. Covering stainless steel and aluminum nonstick, every household on a tight budget will enjoy these cookware items. I have and use these items regularly and they continue to impress me in their quality. While they don’t have features higher priced products offer, they are excellent for everyday cooking.

Best Budget Cookware Reviews

Criteria for Budget Cookware

I have 3 criteria for my best budget cookware reviews. It’s a tall order, but I am pleased to have 2 products I can solidly recommend.

  1. They must be durable and able to last a long time. Just because it’s low priced cookware, I don’t want it to be cheap quality. I want it to last, and that’s why I tested these products regularly.
  2. They must be priced under $10 per piece. I already have a low priced category which covers under $20 per piece, so the budget category must be significantly lower priced than that. $10 or less per piece.
  3. They must have a history or performance as gauged by many other users. I want to see plenty of reviews where cooks were pleased with the performance, and very low amounts of unhappy users. That’s a tall order for a budget category!

Best Budget Cookware Reviews

KitchenAid Aluminum Nonstick 12-Piece Cookware Set

KitchenAid is famous for making consumer oriented cookware. While they are famous for their mixers and food processors, their cookware is equally good but for a different market. With an enamel exterior, aluminum core, and nonstick interior, it is attractive and durable. My experience with using this KitchenAid cookware is that as long as you wash it by hand, and don’t use it on very high heat, it will last a very long time. The nonstick surface has endured much and still performs like a champ. For more details, please see the full cookware review.

KitchenAid Aluminum Nonstick 12-Piece Cookware Set, Red KitchenAid Aluminum Nonstick 12-Piece Cookware Set, Red
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Farberware Classic 17-Piece Cookware Set

Farberware classic stainless steel cookware was likely in your parents home. This product line has endured throughout many years with a few changes. Today Farberware Classic Stainless Steel cookware has a cap on the bottom encasing the aluminum versus having the aluminum raw on the bottom. They have added features like drip pour spouts and straining lids. While we all have fond memories of a time long ago, the new Farberware Classic cookware is still very good. To tell you how good the product line is, I am still using a 4qt sauce pot that my parents used over 40 years ago! My newer 1 qt pot I use regularly for oatmeal or soups. I do like the straining lids. While the stainless steel pieces are healthy and dishwasher safe, the nonstick skillets are not. Please hand wash those items.

The 17 piece cookware set below is very complete for anyone getting started or just looking for a complete outfit. This set even includes mixing bowls. It’s hard to go wrong with Farberware Classic. For more details please see my complete review.

Farberware Classic Stainless Steel 17-Piece Cookware Set Farberware Classic Stainless Steel 17-Piece Cookware Set
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Cuisinart 66-7 Chef’s Classic Nonstick Hard-Anodized 7-Piece Cookware Set

Cuisinart 66-7 Chef's Classic Nonstick Hard-Anodized 7-Piece Cookware Set

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Bringing the Good Life Home Inspired by the great French kitchens, Cuisinart began making professional cookware over 30 years ago. Constructed of the finest materials available, to perfectly perform all of the classic cooking techniques. Designed to last a lifetime, Cuisinart cookware makes family meals memorable and entertaining a pleasure. Savor the Good Life right at home, with family and friends. Cuisinart makes it absolutely delicious. Designed from the inside out for today's lifestyles, our Non-Stick Hard Anodized Cookware combines uncompromising superior cooking performance with a professional look. Cuisinart Non-Stick Hard Anodized Cookware exterior is harder than stainless steel for durability and professional performance. We guarantee a lifetime of healthy cooking with Cuisinart Chef’s Classic Non-Stick Hard Anodized Cookware. Chef’s Classic Hard Anodized 7-Pc Set: With two saucepans, a stockpot, and a skillet, you have all the basic tools to make great meals in a variety of ways. What's in the Box 1.5 Quart Saucepan w/ Cover, 3 Quart Saucepan w/ Cover, 8 Quart Stockpot w/ Cover, and 10” Open Skillet. Product Features

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  • 8-quart stockpot, 3-quart saucepan, 1-1/2-quart saucepan (all with lids), 10-inch skillet
  • Sturdy 3 mm hard-anodized aluminum with durable Quantanium nonstick coating, safe for use with metal utensils
  • Riveted stay-cool steel handles
  • Break-resistant tempered glass covers
  • Product Built to North American Electrical Standards

Cuisinart 644-24 Chef’s Classic Nonstick Hard-Anodized 6-Quart Stockpot with Lid

Cuisinart 644-24 Chef's Classic Nonstick Hard-Anodized 6-Quart Stockpot with Lid

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Cuisinart 644-24 Chef's Classic Nonstick Hard-Anodized 6-Quart Stockpot with Lid

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  • 6-quart hard-anodized aluminum stockpot with durable Quantanium nonstick coating
  • Riveted stay-cool steel handles
  • Break-resistant tempered glass lid to monitor cooking
  • Hand wash only; oven safe up to 500 degrees F
  • Product Built to North American Electrical Standards

Cuisinart 7111-20 Chef’s Classic Stainless Universal Double Boiler with Cover

Cuisinart 7111-20 Chef's Classic Stainless Universal Double Boiler with Cover

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Rests above water to gently cook foods without scorching them. Shaped to fit 2,3, and 4 quart saucepans. Composed of 18/10 stainless steel.

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  • Stainless steel cooking surface does not discolor, react with food, or alter flavors
  • Solid Stainless steel riveted handle stays cool on the stovetop
  • Rim is tapered for drip-free pouring
  • Tight-fitting cover seals in moisture and nutrients for healthier, more flavorful results, every time you cook
  • Dishwasher Safe

Cuisinart CI670-30CR Chef’s Classic Enameled Cast Iron 7-Quart Round Covered Casserole, Cardinal Red

Cuisinart CI670-30CR Chef's Classic Enameled Cast Iron 7-Quart Round Covered Casserole, Cardinal Red

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Cast iron improves its solid reputation with Cuisinart Chef's Classic Enameled Cast Iron cookware! Home chefs can explore different cooking methods - from searing or grilling in the pans to slow braising or simmering in the casseroles. With incredible heat retention and even heat distribution, these versatile pieces yield great results whether it's on the stove or in the broiler or oven. They also can go from oven to table and double as elegant serving pieces!

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  • Cast Iron Construction Provides superior heat retention and even heat distribution
  • Porcelain Enamel Exterior Strong, durable finish in rich colors complement any kitchen decor; perfect for cooking, serving and entertaining
  • Porcelain Enamel Interior Ideal for cooking; surfaces do not impart flavors or absorb odors
  • Extreme Versatility Induction stovetop compatible; stovetop, oven and broiler safe
  • Dishwasher Safe Convenient maintenance and easy cleanup
  • Porcelain enameled exterior both durable finish land rich in colors complements any kitchen décor. Cast iron contraction retains heat well. The porcelain enameled interior is perfect for cooking: surfaces do not impact flavors or absorb odors.
  • Wide cast iron handles provide a comfortable and secure grip. Easy transport for serving. Oven safe knob for a durable grip and endless cooking options. Stovetop, oven and broiler safe. Induction stovetop compatible.
  • Cast Iron construction provides superior heat retention and even heat distribution.
  • Strong, durable finish in rich colors complements any kitchen décor. Perfect for cooking, serving and entertaining.
  • Convenient maintenance and easy cleanup and dishwasher safe

Cuisinart CI30-23CR Chef’s Classic Enameled Cast Iron 9-1/4-Inch Square Grill Pan, Cardinal Red

Cuisinart CI30-23CR Chef's Classic Enameled Cast Iron 9-1/4-Inch Square Grill Pan, Cardinal Red

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Cast iron gets a new look! The Cuisinart Chef's Classic Enameled Cast Iron cookware lines offers a variety of sizes and styles so you can cook any way you like. On the stove in the oven or under the broiler, this durable and attractive cookware evenly retains and distributed heat for results every time. It's easy to sear steaks in the grill pan, braise or simmer family-sized entrees in the casseroles, or bake a breakfast frittata in the fry pan. An with the appealing colors and elegant enameled finish, you won't have to think twice about bringing them right to the table to serve! Any way you cook, equipping your kitchen with Cuisinart cast iron cookware allows for endless menu options. This Cuisinart cookware is timeless.

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  • The porcelain enameled interior is perfect for cooking, surfaces do not impact flavors or absorb odors
  • Wide cast iron handles provide a comfortable and secure grip
  • Oven safe knob for a durable grip and endless cooking options
  • Cast Iron construction provides superior heat retention and even heat distribution
  • Strong, durable finish in rich colors complements any kitchen decor
  • Perfect for cooking, serving and entertaining
  • Convenient maintenance and easy cleanup and dishwasher safe
  • Cast iron contraction retains heat well. The porcelain enameled interior is perfect for cooking, surfaces do not impact flavors or absorb odors.
  • Wide cast iron handles provide a comfortable and secure grip. Oven safe knob for a durable grip and endless cooking options.
  • Cast Iron construction provides superior heat retention and even heat distribution.
  • Strong, durable finish in rich colors complements any kitchen dcor. Perfect for cooking, serving and entertaining.

Cuisinart 7117-16UR Chef’s Classic Stainless 16-Inch Rectangular Roaster with Rack

Cuisinart Chef's Classic Stainless 16-Inch Rectangular Roaster with Rack, 7117-16UR

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An essential piece of cookware for family dinners, parties, and holiday celebrations, the Cuisinart 16-inch roaster is designed to hold a turkey, chicken, or large roast. Riveted stainless steel handles make placing the roaster into the oven, and lifting it out, safe and hassle-free. The solid stainless steel rack allows heat to circulate and lets meat or poultry drain as it cooks. The roaster is dishwasher-safe and comes with a limited lifetime warranty.

Details

  • Professional Stainless Exterior
  • Riveted Stainless Handles
  • Solid Stainless Steel Rack
  • Drip-Free Pouring
  • Dishwasher Safe

Cuisinart 66-10 Chef’s Classic Nonstick Hard-Anodized 10-Piece Cookware Set

Cuisinart 66-10 Chef's Classic Nonstick Hard-Anodized 10-Piece Cookware Set

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The Cuisinart Chef's Classic™ Non-Stick Hard Anodized 10-Piece Set includes all the tools you need to perform virtually any cooking task. Serious chefs can sauté veal or salmon steaks, reduce a delicate sauce, and simmer the perfect stock. You can also slow-cook creamy oatmeal, grill cheese sandwiches, and warm up soup for lunch. The Chef's Classic™ Non-Stick Hard Anodized 10-Piece Set makes life easy and delicious, all day long.

Details

  • Hard Anodized exterior is harder than stainless steel for durability and professional performance. Saucepans feature measurement markings, making it easy to measure as you cook!
  • Heats quickly and spreads heat evenly, eliminating hot spots
  • Quantanium® nonstick cooking surface is reinforced with titanium for lasting food release, healthy cooking and easy cleanup. Metal utensil safe. Ideal for all cooking techniques, like slow simmers of cream-based sauces, rolling boil of stocks to concentrate flavors, or sautéing meats, poultry or fish with herbs and garlic. Cool GripTM Handles stay cool on the stovetop.
  • Rims are tapered for drip-free pouring.
  • Break-resistant glass covers allow you to monitor food while it is cooking without losing heat or food flavors. The tight-fitting covers seal in moisture and nutrients for healthier, more flavorful results, every time you cook.
  • Lifetime warranty
  • Set Includes: 1.5 Qt. saucepan with cover, 3 Qt. saucepan with cover, 3.5 Qt. sauté pan with helper handle and cover, 8 Qt. stockpot with cover, 10" skillet, 8" skillet

Cuisinart 623-24 Chef’s Classic Nonstick Hard-Anodized 10-Inch Crepe Pan

Cuisinart 623-24 Chef's Classic Nonstick Hard-Anodized 10-Inch Crepe Pan

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Cuisinart is pleased to offer an exciting new variety of specialty pieces of Chef's Classic Non-stick hard anodized cookware that make everyday cooking tasks a pleasure.

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  • The hard anodized exterior is dense, nonporous, and highly wear-resistant for extra durability and professional performance.
  • Quantanium interior, a patented nonstick cooking surface reinforced with titanium, provides healthful nonfat cooking options and easy clean up
  • Solid stainless steel riveted handles stay cool on the stovetop: provide a safe and solid grip
  • Tapered rim eliminates drips while pouring
  • Oven safe to 500 F. This pan is not induction ready.
  • Oven safe to 500 F. Clear, break-resistant glass with tight fit to seal in moisture and nutrients for healthier, more flavorful results. This pan is not induction ready.

Cuisinart 635-24 Chef’s Classic Nonstick Hard-Anodized 3-Quart Chef’s Pan with Cover

Cuisinart 635-24 Chef's Classic Nonstick Hard-Anodized 3-Quart Chef's Pan with Cover

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Cuisinart is pleased to offer an exciting variety of specialty pieces. Easy pouring saucepans make draining liquids simple and our gourmet pans make everyday cooking tasks a pleasure

Details

  • Hard Anodized Exterior-Dense and Highly Wear Resistant
  • Quantanium Nonstick Cooking Surface for Professional Results
  • Riveted Stainless handles
  • Tempered Class Lids