If you’re going to be staring at a pot in the kitchen for 30 minutes, you might as well look at something nice, right? While we will never get tired of a timeless Le Creuset Dutch oven, there are quite a few new kids on the cooking block and they’re putting out some steep competition for the iconic cookware brand. These days, there really isn’t any utilitarian household item that can’t be made into a piece of art, your pots and pans included. Be warned, stylish cookware may cause an increase desire to spend time in the kitchen, so get that apron out and print out your favorite recipe (might we suggest something from kitchen queen Ina Garten?). Just kidding — save that paper and pull it up on your phone.
Le Creuset is no stranger to color, but if the current selection isn’t wow-ing you, there are so many chic alternative Le Creuset cookware brands that have toned things down in more refined pastels, earthy tones, and other unique shades that will complement your kitchen’s stylish color scheme instead of sticking out like sore thumb or blending in too much.
And they’re not just good looking: these game-changing cookware brands are smarter than ever too, so your food will taste even more delicious. Think features like even heating, stackable sets so you can say goodbye to a mess inside your cabinets, and non-toxic materials for peace of mind. So, whether you’re an avid chef or looking for a reason to get inspired in the kitchen, it’s time to refresh your cooking space with these art-worthy and innovative cookware sets to take your meals, and interior design, to a swoon-worthy level.
From Drew Barrymore’s newest kitchen line at Walmart to the internet-favorite Always Pan from Our Place, you’ve got more Le Creuset cookware alternatives to shop than ever before. With these pieces, you’ll never want to hide your cookware away again.
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For under $30 you can get yourself a colorful and safe ceramic frypan and sauté pan set that you won’t want to hide away. Not only are they pretty, but they’ll also make cooking is a breeze. The ergonomic handles allow for a comfy grip, and the nonstick surface makes cleaning up less of a chore.
This art-worthy cookware brand’s star item is the Always Pan, which does the work of eight, we repeat, eight, types of cookware. So, if your kitchen’s tiny, add this to your cart immediately. There’s a reason it’s hard to keep in stock.
You don’t need to have a brand name to get high-quality cookware. Brandless offers just that—this five-piece set of durable and sleek stainless steel cooking essentials is just 190.
Beautiful Kitchenware by Drew Barrymore
Drew Barrymore just expanded her offerings at Walmart to include a gorgeous new kitchen line called Beautiful Kitchenware, and you won’t believe how affordable it is. The line features elevated kitchen must-haves that won’t break the bank, including a touchscreen air fryer, toaster, and yes, a cookware collection that includes a Dutch oven that rivals Le Creuset (and it’s under $60!).
Abbio cookware is made with Try-Ply, which serves up even heat so your food is cooked to perfection. You also will rarely have to crank up the dial to the hottest setting: This pan works hard at low to medium settings. You can get all your kitchen essentials here without any of the fluff or add ons.
This women-founded brand started with one purpose: to equip your kitchen with gorgeous items that will make you want to cook. The covetable line-up includes a durable and roomy Dutch oven, sheet pan (named Holy Sheet, just throwing it out there for a good laugh), and a series of pots and pans that not only work great, but look good putting in work.
This ultra-sleek line of stackable, nonstick cookware essentials will finally clear up that pile of mismatched lids and pans for good. Here’s where it gets too good to be true: every piece is dishwasher safe, so you can let your hands relax with a cocktail instead of washing dishes after cooking.
Five.Two (Food 52)
Food52 recently launched its own line of durable and sleek cookware that covers all the basics. They’ve taken years of feedback and research into consideration to include features like cool handles, built-in strainers, and rivet-less interiors.
The beauty of Caraway is that along with your shiny new pieces of cookware, you also get nifty storage organizers for the lids and pans so you no longer have to be terrified of them falling on top of you every time you open the cabinets.
So long Teflon, lead, fumes, and other toxic parts of our old cookware. These pans have a copper core, which provides even heat distribution, and boasts a lip design for easy pouring. You can also shop for cutlery made with Japanese steel, which combined with your new pans, will transform you into a top chef in no time.
Pros like Tom Colicchio swear by this cookware brand, so get ready to cook like you know what you’re doing with this set in your kitchen. Crafted by artists and designed by chefs, these expertly made stainless steel pieces are the perfect marriage of fashion meets function.
Of course, now you’re going to need some recipes to go with all of your new cookware. How about some of Ina Garten’s best dinenr recipes?