Everyone wants to eat healthily. Around 93% of people report that they want to eat healthy meals. Food is the first thing most people think of when trying to eat healthily. However, cookware has an impact on health too. 

Luckily, there are healthy cookware options out there! De Buyer offers a selection of carbon steel cookware that is naturally nonstick. Keep reading to discover more about this cookware and how it helps. 

 

The 10 Healthiest Cooking Pans & Cookware Sets

We've sorted through the best options for healthy cooking pans and cookware sets. Take a look at our top 10 favorites!

 

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Best Overall Healthiest Cookware: INOCUIVRE Tradition Copper Cookware Set 8 Pieces

This is an incredible cookware set that suits a variety of needs. It has two copper fry pans, one at 9.5” and the other at 11”; two copper saucepans with lids, one at 6.25” and the other at 8”; and a 9.5” copper stewpan with a lid. This is a versatile mix of different pans and lids. You can cook a wide variety of dishes with them, from sautéing a delicious spread of veggies to cooking up an aromatic stew. 

This cookware sets itself apart in its construction. Other products claim to be made from real copper while actually containing only a small amount of copper. Meanwhile, this Inocuivre cookware set is made from 90% copper. So, you can rest easy knowing you are getting quality material. 

 

Best Induction Ready Cookware Set: de Buyer Kitchen Essential Cookware Deluxe Set 9 Pieces - Induction Ready

Induction stovetops offer some advantages over their traditional counterparts. They heat faster, use less energy, and are generally safer. 

However, an induction stovetop will not work with certain pots and pans. The cookware paired with it needs to be induction ready. 

This set of de Buyer cookware works perfectly with induction cooking. It contains a stainless steel 9.5" sauté pan with a lid, a stainless steel 8" saucepan with a lid, a copper 6.25" saucepan with a lid, a copper 9.5" stewpan with a lid, and a stainless steel 8" fry pan. So, this set has what you need, whether you're braising meat or simmering a stew. 

Best Breakfast Cooking Pans: de Buyer Mineral B Carbon Steel Egg & Pancake Pan Set of 4

Timeless wisdom suggests that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Studies have suggested that this is correct! Breakfast gives you the energy to make the most of your day. 

The best way to approach a healthy breakfast is using the appropriate cookware. You'll be ready to do this with this healthy egg and pancake pan set. The set contains four 4.75" egg and pancake pans. With these, you can have multiple breakfast dishes cooking simultaneously, enough to feed the whole family. 

This set is great because it takes advantage of all the health benefits provided by carbon steel. This means it is naturally nonstick and free of chemicals or synthetic coatings. 

 

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Best Healthy Value Cooking Set: AFFINITY 5-ply Stainless Steel Value Set #1

 

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This powerful cooking set accomplishes a lot with only two pieces. The Affinity 5-ply stainless steel 11” fry pan is the perfect choice for anything that needs to be seared, fried, or sautéd. Meanwhile, the Affinity 5-ply stainless steel 8" saucepan with a lid can take on any job that needs to be boiled, simmered, or stewed. Together, they can take on the full spectrum!

While these pans are a value set, that doesn’t mean they can’t stand up to other cookware sets. In fact, the Affinity line is notable for its high-quality construction. The 5-ply build allows for precise temperature control and makes these an absolute pleasure to use.

Want more bang for your buck when it comes to high-quality cookware? Check out our value bundles and kits to save up to 15% off coordinated cookware!

 

Best Lightweight Pan: Blue Carbon Steel Frying Pan

Some cookware can be a little too heavy. In these cases, you are limited in what you can do with the pan. However, the 8" blue carbon steel frying pan is a perfect lightweight option. 

The carbon steel material of this pan allows it to stay lightweight. This makes it the obvious option when tossing vegetables or flipping an omelet. 

The lightweight nature of this pan also makes it the perfect travel companion. You can pack it in a backpack on a camping trip or take it with you for a barbeque. This pan can tag along for the ride no matter where you go. 

 

Best Oven Safe Set: MINERAL B PRO Carbon Steel Value Set - 2 Pieces 

Cooking on a stovetop allows you to make some amazing meals. However, there are plenty of meals out there that start on the stovetop and are then finished in the oven. For these, you need an oven-safe set. 

This set contains the 11" carbon steel country fry pan and the 11" carbon steel fry pan. Both pans are made with a stainless steel handle to handle an oven's high temperatures. They are also both coated with French beeswax to prevent them from being damaged before use. These are great pans, and when it comes down to choosing the best carbon steel pan, these are the top contenders. 

 

Best High-End Healthy Option Cookware: de Buyer Affinity 5-Ply Stainless Steel Signature Cookware Set

Looking for a wide selection of high-end cookware? Look no further than this stainless steel mix set. It contains a 6.25" saucepan with lid, an 8" saucepan with lid, a 9.5" rounded sauté pan with lid, an 11" braiser with lid, an 11" fry pan with lid, and a 9.5" stewpan with lid. This is a wide range of different pieces that can handle anything from carrots and vegetables to an elaborate fish dinner. 

Each of these pans is made with 5-ply stainless steel. This includes an aluminum core that extends up the side of the pan, which gives each piece even more precise and even heating. 

 

Best Sauté Pan: Inocuivre Tradition Sauté Pan

While you can technically sauté something in a fry pan, the best way to accomplish this task is with a designated sauté pan. When it comes to healthy sauté pans, there is no better option out there than the Inocuivre Tradition sauté pan. This pan's high and straight sides make it perfect for any sauté job. Plus, its 1.9-quart capacity allows it to handle larger dishes. 

This pan also brings out all the positives of the Inocuivre line of cookware. This means a 90% copper construction, allowing amazing heat conductivity and control. On top of this, everything in this line has a timelessly stylish quality to it. 

 

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Best Copper Cookware: Prima Matera Copper Signature Cookware Set 5 Pieces - Induction Ready

 

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Copper cookware is an ideal cookware material. The metal itself is wonderfully responsive. This allows it to heat and cool in moments while ensuring even heat distribution. 

This Prima Matera set has enough copper pieces to get started with copper cooking. It contains a copper 6.25" saucepan with a lid, a copper 9.5" sauté pan with a lid, and a copper 9.5" fry pan with a lid. 

Best Option for Cooking for one: ALCHIMY 3-ply Stainless Steel Frying Pan

Not every meal requires a large collection of pots and pans. When cooking for one, often, a single, well-chosen pan does the job just right. 

The Alchimy 8" 3-ply stainless steel frying pan is the pan for this job. The 8" size is large enough to cook a single portion of food but not so large that the pan ends up overwhelming the food itself. 


Carbon steel cookware allows you to have naturally nonstick cookware without worrying about harmful PFOS and PFAS. Take a look at all of our carbon steel options!

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