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Bialetti Cookware Review


Bialetti cookware brings Italian tradition to kitchens and the brand is well-known around the world.

Are you on the lookout for one of these stylish sets of pots and pans but still not sure about the purchase? Read on to discover what do our own tests and feedback from long-time users say about the kitchen performance of these classy utensils.

Related: Bialetti Frying Pans Reviewed

Bialetti Cookware Sets Reviewed

We have included three popular sets in the article, the classic Ceramic Pro set, a colorful selection of the Aeternum line and a set of Granito pots and pans.

Bialetti 10-Piece Hard Anodized Ceramic Pro Set

Design

It's hard to go wrong with the Bialetti 10-piece ceramic cook set. The non-stick, matte gray set is offset with anti-reflective metal handles and glass lids for a timeless look. Even better, the tough pots and pans are resistant to the dark staining that plagues other brands, which keeps them looking fresh for years after purchase.

Materials

This hardy ten piece set is made from hard, anodized aluminum with a ceramic exterior and generous non-stick coating. Moreover, all of the lids are constructed with tempered glass that is virtually impossible to chip or shatter. The handles are made with temperature-resistant stainless steel that keeps them safe to pick up off a piping hot stove top. Even better, the ceramic non-stock interior allows for searing while still being PFOA and PTFE free.

Usability

Due to the hardy construction of this Bialetti set, it's safe to use on all stovetop types aside from induction and is oven safe up to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. In general, all the cookware is safe for major gas and glass stove tops. 

According to customers, the cookware heats food evenly and the no-stick layer remains hardy even after years of use. That said, users should be careful not to accidentally scrape away the non-stick layer on the sauté pans.

Additionally, you should avoid hard scrubs with metal or abrasive sponges, as these will also cause the no-stick to disappear. Customers seem to prefer using the deep-set pots for cooking soups, stews, and sauces, since the frying pans' ceramic coats are slightly less durable when subjected to harsh sautéing. 

Cleaning

Just like with traditional non-stick pans, you'll have to be gentle whenever you wash these pots. Directly after you finish heating food with the cookware, leave the pan to cool down on the stove top for at least five minutes. If you attempt to wash the pan too soon, you could sear the pan, which causes internal damage. Then, wash by hand with mild soap and a soft cloth.

For stubborn food, leave the pan in soapy water for ten to thirty minutes before attempting to clean it in order to soften the food. Finally, make sure to rinse the pan in lukewarm water, as excessively hot temperatures may shorten the lifespan of the ceramic non-stick coating. As long as you treat these pans properly, they should last you a long time without any issues.


The set contains:

  • 8 Inch Saute Pan
  • 10 Inch Saute Pan
  • 1.5 Quart Sauce Pan with Lid
  • 3 Quart Sauce Pan with Lid
  • 3 Quart Deep Saute Pan with Lid
  • 6 Quart Dutch Oven with Lid

Pros

  • Ceramic non-stick coating is long-lasting and makes oil-free searing a reality
  • Tempered glass leads create high-pressure seal, allowing for steamed veggies, rice, and sauces to come alive
  • Pans and pots are relatively lightweight while still being durable due to their aluminum base
  • Versatile enough for both oven and stove-top cooking
  • Easy to clean
  • Pots feature very even heat transfer cooks finicky foods, such as sunny side-up eggs, perfectly

Cons

  • Easy to scratch the bottom of the Sauté pans if you're not careful
  • Improper care causes a loss of non-stick seal, which could make sautéing a nightmare
  • Not recommended to clean in the dish washer

Bialetti Aeternum 10-Piece Nonstick Ceramic Set

Design

The Aeternum set features a charming red and white dual tone design. With a soft-touch, smooth base, this cookware set looks good enough to keep out on the counter as its own decorative element. Better yet, the handles are all comfort-grip and meant to reduce strain when moving the cookware around a bustling kitchen.

Materials

The pots and pans are made from heavy-gauge, anodized material that's twice as hard as stainless steel. Each pot is coated in a thick layer of ceramic non-stick that's PFOA and PTFE free.

Usability

The Aeternum set is versatile enough for both stove-top and oven cooking. No matter your style, these pots can withstand up to 400 degrees Fahrenheit of searing heat, providing excellent heat transfer and an even cook every time.

 We have found that this set performs excellently for sautéed vegetables, eggs, and rice. Many foods don't even require cooking oil since the non-stick layer reduces all stickiness and burning.

However, it's best that you avoid using extremely high heats on these cooking pans in order to preserve their non-stick layer for as long as possible. The ceramic non-stick may deteriorate faster when subjected to extreme temperature changes in a short period of time. 

Cleaning

You should be gentle when washing pans in this set. In order to preserve the non-stick layer, always hand wash the pots with mild, soapy water and a soft sponge. Never immediately wash a hot frying pan, as it may cause the pan to sear and lose its non-stick coating.


The set contains:

  • 8 Inch Sauce pan
  • 10 Inch Sauce pan
  • 2 Quart Sauce Pan with lid
  • 2.5 Quart Sauce Pan with Lid
  • 5 Quart Dutch Oven
  • 11 Inch Deep Saute Pan with Lid

Pros

  • Non-stick ceramic material is eco-friendly and boasts no toxic chemicals
  • Great for cooking frustrating foods like fried eggs, chicken, and sautéed veggies
  • Deep Dutch oven performs excellently under high temperature conditions
  • Clean up is very easy and stubborn food stains always wash away

Cons

  • Must clean gently in order to preserve non-stick ceramic coating
  • Somewhat pricier than other Baletti sets
  • Some customers complain that the larger sauce pans warp under high heat conditions

Bialetti Granito 10-Piece Nonstick Set

Design

Featuring thick-cut bases, each pot and pan in the Granito set is designed for years of abuse. The durable, three-layer granite pots feature a natural mineral grain look that's offset by black handles and tempered glass lids. The stainless steel handles bring a modern twist to the classic granite material.

Materials

Each cookware piece is made with triple-layered, highly dense granite that lends it strength without brittleness. Unlike other Baletti products, the Granite set is safe for metal utensil use due to its durable construction. The granite is topped with a ceramic, non-stick coating that makes clean sears super easy to achieve.

Usability

If you love sautéing without all the mess, the Granito set is right for you. These pans perform amazingly under pressure, allowing you to achieve a clean stove-top cook without all the frustration of burnt food stuck to the bottom of the pan. 

The set's saute pans work excellently for rice, broccoli, eggs, and seared chicken. Once the cooking is done, it's very easy to achieve a perfect clean, since food doesn't cling to the surface of the pans.

Potential buyers should be aware that the pot lid handles can get quite hot when food is left simmering. During long cooking sessions, the lids may also pool water around the edges, which can become a safety hazard if not watched carefully.

Cleaning

Though all the cookware in the Granito set is technically dish-washer safe, it's recommended that you simply use mild soap and soft sponging to wash the set's items. Make sure to avoid excessively hot temperatures and abrasive scrubs, since these treatments can interfere with the ceramic non-stick layer.


The set contains:

  • 8 Inch Saute Pan
  • 10 Inch Saute Pan
  • 2 Quart Sauce Pan with Lid
  • 2.5 Quart Sauce Pan with Lid
  • 11 Inch Deep Saute Pan with Lid
  • 5 Quart Dutch Oven with Lid

Pros

  • Granite interior keeps cookware durable against daily wear and tear
  • Safe and sturdy enough to use with metal utensils
  • Distributes heat excellently on everything from cheap electric burners to gas stovetops
  • May remove need for using cooking oil

Cons

  • Set cookware is somewhat heavier than most Baletti pots and pans
  • Lid handles can become excessively hot when simmering food
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