The list of advantages of ceramic cookware is a long one with durability and reliability coming in on top. They easily transition from the stove to the table, courtesy of their often on-point aesthetics, doubling as perfectly apt serving ware. Typically stain- and scratch-resistant, ceramic pots and pans are a safer alternative to Teflon or other nonstick options, which often come with toxic chemical coatings. They're versatile enough to take on just about any of your culinary endeavors, be it braising, sautéing, frying, boiling ... or all the above. Even more so, there are a host of new brands coming out with fresh spins on the classics — think lighter in weight and dishwasher-safe. Here are a few of the most stylish options you can snag right now.
Our Place has quickly become one of the most popular DTC (Direct-To-Consumer) cookware brands out there. Their design-forward Always Pan was crafted with the intention of replacing eight various culinary staples — it's a skillet, steamer, saucepan, saute pan, and so much more. It even includes a built-in spoon rest. Available in five muted, yet chic colorways, it's a high-performance essential you don't want to miss out on.
GreenPan has been a mainstay of ceramic pots and pans and their latest culinary staple, the product of an ultra-cool collaboration with Food52, doesn't fall short of amazing. The pot and colander combo works on induction cooktops and in the oven plus, it's the ultimate companion for one-pot dinners. It's prime for whipping up pasta, shellfish, and everything else in between.
A streamlined design and two bold colors are just a few of the many reasons we can't get enough of Kinto's Donabe. While the traditional Japanese piece is made exclusively from clay and earmarked for use over open flames, the high-heat resistant ceramic pot can also go in the oven, on a halogen heater, and even in a microwave.
If you're thinking of switching exclusively over to ceramic pots and pans, this brand is the way to do it. Equal Parts' cookware set has all your basics covered — a frying pan, saucepan, skillet, stockpot, and even two universal lids — with a colorful twist and streamlined design that's easy on the eyes. The best part? You can neatly stack the entire group and store the bunch without taking up too much real estate on your shelf.
This steamer is more than just that, it can function as a classic casserole dish and just about any other type of vessel. Its terra cotta composition is ideal for absorbing liquid and the fireproof ceramic finish is your green light for cooking over open flames. On top of all that, its natural elements, such as the cedar wood steamer basket, are the key to preserving the integrity and flavor of your ingredients.
Great Jones never fails to deliver with their stylish culinary staples, and this line of ceramic pots and pans is no exception. The small fry (also available in a larger size) features a nonstick German ceramic coating, a rivetless interior, a sleek stainless steel exterior, and a warm metal handle that caps it all off with flair.