Induction cooktops use magnets to generate heat. They’re safe, precise, and efficient, but they can be intimidating to home cooks if you’re not familiar with them. In general, induction cookware needs to be magnetic. Think cast iron skillets, stainless steel, and carbon steel, but not aluminum or glass.
All of Hestan cookware is not only induction compatible, but optimized for induction cooking with wider bases for better contact with your cooktop. Learn more about how Hestan is a leader in induction cooking technology.
- Material: Tri-ply stainless steel bonded with titanium and a pure aluminum core
- Included in set: 8.5- and 11-inch skillets, 1.5-quart and 3-quart saucepans with lids, 3.5-quart sauté pan with lid, 8-quart stockpot with lid
- Dishwasher safe: Yes
Hestan's NanoBond cookware is exceptional and worth the money if you can afford it. It’s gorgeous to look at and feels good in your hand. Plus, you get the kind of performance you’d expect at this price—even, excellent heating, steady simmering, and no burning at the bottom or in the corners.
Thousands of tiny, titanium-based nanolayers are bonded to the stainless-steel surfaces of NanoBond cookware, which the brand claims makes it 400% stronger than traditional stainless steel and therefore resistant to staining and scratching. These pieces can even take heat up to 1050°F.
While there are lots of good cookware sets out there, this line offers just about every performance point and ease-of-use upgrade you could ever want.
- Material: Tri-ply stainless steel with a pure aluminum core
- Included in set: 8.5- and 11-inch skillets, 1.5- and 3-quart saucepans with lids, 3.5-quart sauté pan with lid, 8-quart stockpot with lid
- Dishwasher safe: Yes
Hestan ProBond is great-looking and high-performing induction-ready cookware. While not as exceptionally durable as Hestan's NanoBond line, the ProBond pieces are similarly well-constructed, with even heating, flush rivets, and a good weight.
The 10-piece set includes a good assortment of basics that's definitely a better deal than buying these pieces individually, assuming you need all of them. You have the option of supplementing your set with ProBond nonstick skillets, but you’ll have to look to another brand for a Dutch oven.