Best-Rated Cookware


Most Satisfied Customers | Baccarat

Aussies have rated Baccarat as the top pick in Canstar Blue’s latest cookware ratings, with five-star reviews for performance, durability, design, variety & range, as well as overall satisfaction.

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How we rate cookware

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 outcomes reported in these ratings are measured via accredited research panels managed by Qualtrics.

Respondents rate their satisfaction with their cookware brand(s) from zero to ten, where zero is extremely dissatisfied and ten is extremely satisfied. Brand satisfaction was rated by respondents on the following criteria:
  • Overall satisfaction: measures consumer satisfaction with a cookware brand as an individual score NOT a combined total of all criteria.
  • Value for money: the cost was reasonable given the quality of the cookware.
  • Performance: the cookware performs as described, has not broken and its performance hasn’t reduced considering the frequency of use.
  • Durability: the cookware wears well given the frequency of use, and has not stained or lost shape after use.
  • Design: the cookware was aesthetically pleasing without compromising on functionality (i.e. cookware was of a decent size but could still fit on the stove), and was of an appropriate size and weight for the product (i.e. the cookware could be manoeuvred with one hand while cooking).
  • Variety & range: the cookware brand offered a wide variety of options within its range (i.e. frying pans, saucepans, kettles, woks, etc.).

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.

  • Overall satisfaction is asked as a specific question and represents an individual measure, not a combined total of all criteria.
  • When we cannot determine a clear winner from the criteria for the Overall satisfaction rating, we will then look at the other criteria measured in the rating.
    • The brand with the highest number of five-star ratings within the supporting criteria will become the five-star recipient in overall satisfaction, and thus win the award. If a clear leader still cannot be determined from the supporting criteria, joint winners will be declared.

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.

• Baccarat
• Tefal
• Scanpan
• Woolworths
• Big W
• Coles
• Anko (Kmart)

Find more detailed information on our Most Satisfied Customer methodology.

Top Cookware Brand – Baccarat

Baccarat Cookware

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.

  • Baccarat was rated five stars for performance, durability, design, variety & range, as well as overall satisfaction, with four stars in the remaining category of value for money.

What type of cookware should you buy?

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.

Things to consider when buying cookware

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.

About our consumer experts

Kate Lockyer: Content Producer

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.


Meet the Editorial Team


Samantha Howse: Consumer Research Specialist

Sam Howse Research Specialist

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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Past ratings

Here is the previous winner of Canstar Blue’s cookware review:

  • 2022: Scanpan
  • 2021: Baccarat

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