If you have bought a new induction cooktop or stove, you may need to buy a new set of cookware to go with it. But if you are like me, after tons of money spent on renovations and new appliances, either you might be short on money, or your significant other might be complaining about all the money you are spending. After over $50,000 in renovations, I was weary of spending a lot more money. That being said, I needed a new set of cookware when Thanksgiving was coming up.

So I thought I would share with you different compatible cookware at different price points. They will all work with your induction range and they will all have a variety of pots and pans. Not all of them will have a non-stick pan so you may need to buy one separate.

Least expensive Induction compatible cookware

This is a great starter set for a cookware set that is induction compatible. They take their normal cookware and put an induction plate on the bottom of the cookware to make it compatible with induction. What I like about this set, is it is all non-stick meaning you don’t need a seperate fry pan for things like eggs. It also comes with tempered glass lids and even a couple of tools. What I don’t like about these is they are not really oven safe. They say it can go up to 350 degrees fahrenheit but even then i would be a little bit cautious. That being said, for this price, a great option.

Under $300

The next set is by a company called Tramontina. I have had several Tramontina cookware sets. I have something like this set below and I also had a private label set that was made for Sams Club from several years ago. This is a high quality stainless steel set which means it will last a lifetime. The one thing I wish it had was tempered glass lids to see things cooking. The other thing to know, you will need to purchase a non-stick pan for things like eggs and pancakes.

Medium Price Point

This next set was one i almost considered buying myself but I didn’t want to spend the extra money for it. But this is a whole set to cover your cooking needs. You have a variety of pot sizes and two non-stick fry pans. They even include tempered glass lids. One thing I like about these are the all metal handles which means I can put them in the oven. Some people do complain about the handles a bit, but if you hold them from the bottom like I do, they are no problem. And they are compatible up to 500 degrees. If there is one thing I could maybe complain about, would be their shape. They don’t have a normal pan shape and are more rounded.

The Ultimate Induction Compatible Cookware Set

If price is no object, than this is the cookware set for you. All-Clad has been an American Metal Working company making stainless steel cookware for years. And, it is made in the United States which is part of the reason it is more expensive. The thing that really makes these pans so expensive is the extensive quality control that goes into them. From the high quality metal to the perfectly flat bottoms that means your induction range has a great connection. They are also know not to stain like some of the cheaper stainless steel cookware.

If you need a non-stick pan to go with your stainless steel

I like stainless steel given how durable it is, and how long it will last. That being said, cooking things like eggs and pancakes in stainless steel pans is not something I like to do, so I also bought the bottom non-stick pan. What I like is its quite bit so I can cook lots in it and it also comes with a tempered glass lid.

I hope you get a lot out of this post. My advice is to get the best set you can afford. The stainless steel cookware sets will literally last you 20 or 30 years so if you can spend it up front, it is the route I would go.