Is that good with thick aluminum and stainless steel cookware base?

Is that good with thick aluminum and stainless steel cookware base?

Hi, I bought a set of stainless steel cook wear since I was told they are healthier but now I notice that it i

Thick aluminum and stainless steel base? is it bad? or good?


The Best Stainless Steel Cookware

Best answer:

I only use cookware that is 100% stainless steel. I love mine. I have been told that Aluminum is not good for health issues, also if you use Aluminum foil, to put shinny side toward the food. The dull side is the side you don't want to touch it.

How to Choose Stainless Steel Cookware Set Pots & Pans

Here are some tips on how to choose which of the most commonly sold grades of stainless steel cookware to pick.  Stainless steel is the cookware material of choice for most households.  There are many grades of stainless steel but you should always buy the best quality you can for the money.

18/0, 18/8 & 18/10 stainless steel:
The first number is the percentage of chromium, usually 18% and the second number is the amount of nickel, usually 0, 8 or 10%.  The higher the nickel content, the better the quality of the stainless steel.

18/0 stainless steel:

  • Contains no nickel
  • Is magnetic
  • Rust resistant
  • Will not hold up or clean as well as 18/8 or 18/10
  • Does not conduct heat as well
  • Less expensive / great for a starter set

18/8 stainless steel:

  • Non magnetic
  • Rust resistant
  • Middle of the road between 18/0 & 18/10

18/10 stainless steel:

  • Non magnetic
  • Better shine
  • Better rust resistance & hardness than 18/0 or 18/8
  • More expensive but worth it

General benefits of stainless steel cookware:

  • Durability
  • Apperance
  • Low maintenance
  • Doesn't react with foods / healthy
  • Rust resistant
General benefits of stainless steel cookware

Clad cookware:

The one drawback with stainless steel is that it doesn't conduct heat well.  The solution to this is clad cookware.  A 3 ply constuction technique is used that involves sandwiching a layer of either aluminum or copper between 2 layers of stainless steel.  So look for 18/10 stainless steel pots and pans that have a layer of aluminum or copper sandwiched in the base. 

Which is best stainless steel cookware set? 

You won't get the best at the cheapest price. Steer clear of really cheap stuff as it is usually false economy and simply won't last. Read the labels - I have seen stuff labelled "steel effect" on the markets.

13 Pcs Cooks Stainless Steel Cookware Sets

I think it's actually polished aluminium. Look for stuff with a good, thick solid base, otherwise it will warp with the heat. Make sure that handles screw into the main body so that you can tighten them if they work loose. Handles attached by rivets are almost impossible to repair if they work loose. 

Supermarkets have quite a good range nowadays and they're a reasonable price. If you see a set that looks like a good offer, think very carefully - do you nee