Our review compares cookware on customer satisfaction, so you can find out what other Aussies think about the compared brands before you go ahead with a purchase. Think of it as like asking hundreds of your closest mates which cookware they think is best!
Canstar Blue surveyed 613 Australians for their feedback on the new stovetop cookware item(s) they’ve purchased and used in the last two years.
The winning brand is the one that receives the highest Overall satisfaction rating once all the scores from the Overall satisfaction criteria are combined and averaged.
Brands must have received at least 30 responses to be included, so not all brands available in the market have been compared in this survey. The brands rated in this survey are listed below in order of best overall satisfaction.
• Big W
• Anko (Kmart)
Find more detailed information on our Most Satisfied Customer methodology.
Since its establishment in 1985, Baccarat has become Australia’s largest homegrown cookware brand. It stocks knives, kitchenware, bakeware, kitchen appliances and cookware. Baccarat’s cookware range includes frypans & sauté pans, stockpots & steamers, casserole dishes, roasters, grill pans, Dutch & French ovens, woks, saucepans, egg poachers and pressure cookers. It also offers cookware sets that range in size from four pieces to 10 pieces, and crafts its products from materials that include stone, stainless steel, aluminium, ceramic, cast iron, copper and granite. Most Baccarat cookware products are PFOA, Lead and Cadmium free for safe and healthy cooking.
Cookware material is one of the most important factors to consider when buying new pots and pans, as certain materials are better suited to specific cooking styles and foods. For example, cast iron is considered the best option for frying, searing, and slow cooking, while stainless steel cookware is a must for everyday cooking. It’s certainly worth researching which cookware materials are worth investing in, before making a final purchase decision.
When purchasing a new set of cookware, it’s important to consider price, design and material. All of these factors will have a significant impact on the quality of your cookware and in turn, the food that it’s able to produce. Cookware can be expensive but generally, the more you spend, the better it will perform. Not everyone is able to fork out hundreds of dollars on a whole new set of premium cookware, but with some quick research, you should be able to find products that offer good quality at a reasonable price.
This report was written by Canstar Blue’s Home & Lifestyle Content Producer Kate Lockyer. She is currently studying a Bachelor of Journalism at the University of Queensland and has written for a variety of different organisations and publications for multiple years.
Samantha Howse is Canstar Blue’s Consumer Research Specialist, coordinating the consumer research program behind our customer satisfaction awards across Canstar and Canstar Blue in Australia and New Zealand. Sam has earned a Bachelor of Business (Marketing) from Griffith University and, with seven years in market research and 2 years in marketing, she is experienced in survey design, implementation and analysis, coupled with an understanding of marketing principles and best practice.
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