a roasted chicken in stainless steel pot

Paderno brings Italian style into the world of cookware. Never one to compromise on quality, the company's pots and pans seem to offer great value for the price tag. Let's get into the details in the kitchen.

About the company

Paderno Cookware is manufactured at Paderno plant in Canada and was founded in 1979. Since then, the company continues to produce quality cookware that features innovative design and exceptional artistry.

Paderno Cookware has continually evolved in accordance to cooking trends and technologies to enable it to meet the demands of modern kitchens. (1) For instance, the company recently added to its collection a line of cookware that features a magnetic steel layer at the base.

Paderno Cookware Sets Reviewed

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1. Paderno Classic Stainless Steel 11-Piece Cookware Set

- Base: stainless steel w. aluminum core
- Interior: 18/10 stainless steel
- Cooktops: gas, electric, glass top, induction

Our Rating

9.3

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2. Paderno Stainless Steel Copper Core 12-Piece Cookware Set

- Base: stainless steel, aluminum-copper core
- Interior: 18/10 stainless steel
- Cooktops: gas, electric, glass top, induction

Our Rating

9.5

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3. Paderno Hard-Anodized Nonstick 12-Piece Set

- Base:  aluminum w. magnetized plate
- Interior: nonstick
- Cooktops: gas, electric, ceramic, induction

Our Rating

9.0

#1

1. Paderno Classic Stainless Steel 11-Piece Cookware Set

- Base: stainless steel w. aluminum core
- Interior: 18/10 stainless steel
- Cooktops: gas, electric, glass top, induction

Our Rating

9.3

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2. Paderno Stainless Steel Copper Core 12-Piece Cookware Set

- Base: stainless steel, aluminum-copper core
- Interior: 18/10 stainless steel
- Cooktops: gas, electric, glass top, induction

Our Rating

9.5

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3. Paderno Hard-Anodized Nonstick 12-Piece Set

- Base:  aluminum w. magnetized plate
- Interior: nonstick
- Cooktops: gas, electric, ceramic, induction

Our Rating

9.0

Paderno Classic Stainless Steel 11-Piece Cookware Set

Design:

This Paderno Stainless steel set consists of a stockpot, saucepans, frying pans and a steamer that are sold with accompanying stainless steel covering lids. The exterior of the utensils is mirror polished while the interior has a silver dull color. The body is slim, which makes the utensils lightweight with a combined weight of 17.2 pounds.

Materials:

The cooking surface on the interior of the utensils is made of 18/10 stainless steel that is scratch resistant and safe for cooking. The base has an aluminum-encapsulated plate that allows quick and evenly distributed heating while the exterior has a magnetic steel layer that allows the utensils to be used over all cooking tops including induction heaters. Its spacious stay cool handles are firmly riveted to the body of the utensils using dual rivets.

Usability:

The diverse collection of utensils that can withstand high heat on a cooking stove and in the oven provides cooks with the perfect tools for cooking using classic methods like sautéing, simmering, searing, or browning. The highly polished exterior of the utensils also looks stunning when the utensils are placed on any kitchen countertop.

The utensils come with accompanying covering lids made of stainless steel. The lids work to lock in moisture and food flavors to make the food tasty and juicy.

Users of the set report loving the stackable nature of the pots and saucepans because it facilitates convenient storage and saves space in the kitchen. The cooking surface also cleans easily while the exterior is corrosion resistant to make the utensils durable.

Dissenting opinions have been raised regarding the opaque covering lids that restrict monitoring of the food and lack of a steam release hole.

Cleaning:

The utensils are safe for dishwasher cleaning as listed by the manufacturer. However, to enhance the durability of the utensils' cooking surfaces and polished exteriors, we recommend that you only hand wash them using warm water and a cleaning sponge. Additionally, avoid leaving acidic food items on the cooking surface for extended periods and be sure to dry the utensils after cleaning them to protect the surface from staining.


The set contains:

  • 1.3 L Saucepan
  • 2 L Saucepan
  • 3 L Saucepan
  • 5 L Dutch Oven
  • 2 L Steamer
  • 2 L Sauté Pan
  • 5 Stainless-Steel Lids

Pros

  • The set comprises of versatile utensils for different cooking needs
  • Utensils are corrosion resistant
  • Easy to clean
  • Handles remain cool after cooking
  • The saucepans can be stacked over each other

Cons

  • The lids are not clear
  • The included pan is small

Paderno Stainless Steel Copper Core 12-Piece Cookware Set

Design:

Paderno copper set has saucepans, a saute pan, a steamer, and a stockpot all of which have a silver exterior with a satin finish and a shiny silver interior. The top edge is flared outwards while the base has a thick round copper base. The utensils come with transparent covering lids that have spacious handles riveted at the top using two rivets. The combined weight for the utensils in the set is 25 pounds.

Materials:

The utensils are made of durable 18/10 stainless steel on the cooking surface while the base has a thick 5-layered circular plate. The plate has two stainless steel layers, a copper layer, and two aluminum layers that deliver quick and evenly distributed heat. The utensils can be used on all cooking stoves including induction heaters and are oven safe up to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.

Usability:

We like this useful set because it comes with a wide variety of utensils that enable cooks who purchase it to cook for both small and large gatherings. The inclusion of see through covering lids allow the cook to monitor food as it continues cooking without uncovering the cooking utensil and losing heat and moisture in the process.

The 5- layered base that includes two aluminum layers and a copper layer allows the utensils to heat up quickly and evenly without creating hotspots. This results in evenly cooked food. The outer magnetic steel layer, on the other hand, enables cooking on all cooking tops including induction heaters.

Users of the set report having an easy time when preparing meals due to the efficient heating of the utensils. They advise that since the utensils do not have a non-stick coating, moderate heat should be used to prevent food from sticking to the cooking surface. The temperature limit listed by the manufacturer when cooking in the oven should also not be exceeded.

Cleaning:

Cleaning of the stainless steel utensils should be limited to hand washing with warm soapy water. A non-abrasive cleaning sponge also helps to remove stuck food items. We recommend that you remove burnt food items easily by first soaking the utensil in warm water for a while before proceeding to clean it. Avoid using force when removing the food items because doing so could scratch the cooking surface.


The set contains:

  • 900 mL Saucepan
  • 1.9 L Saucepan
  • 2.8 L Saucepan
  • 4.7 L Wide Pot
  • 2.5 L Steamer
  • 10-inch Sauté Pan
  • 6 Stainless-Steel Lids

Pros

  • Covering lids are clear
  • Heat up quickly and uniformly
  • Easy to clean
  • Top edges are flared for precise pouring
  • The utensils are lightweight

Cons

  • Utensils might burn the food when heat source is not regulated
  • The glass lids are difficult to clean

Paderno Hard-Anodized Nonstick 12-Piece Set

Design:

The Hard Anodized set from Paderno comprises saucepans, a frypan, and a stockpot. They are all sold with clear glass covering lids. The utensils have a dark gray exterior and a dark interior that comes covered with a non-stick coating. Each of the pieces also has a shiny magnetic stainless steel base. The utensils weigh about 25 pounds when packed.

Materials:

The body of the utensils is made of hard-anodized aluminum that heats up quickly and evenly. It also comes covered with three layers of durable and safe-to-use non-stick coating. Their bases have a magnetic stainless steel base that makes the utensils suitable for use over induction, ceramic, gas, and electric stoves.

Usability:

We like this set because its hard-anodized aluminum body is said to be twice as strong as stainless steel. Users also love the cooking surface, which is covered with three layers of PFOA-free non-stick coating, as it releases food items efficiently and cleans up quickly.

People who have this set in their kitchen report loving the quick and even heating of the body. They also like the clear covering lids that enable viewing of the food as it cooks without the need to uncover the cooking utensil.

The handles are crafted into a design that allows air to flow through, thus enabling them to dissipate heat and remain cool even after the utensils have been on the cooking stove for hours. The attachment of the handles using rivets that are only on the exterior also impressed our team. The attachment does not use rivets that extend to the interior, a design that eliminates the possibility of food items being stuck on the rivets. This means that the cleaning process remains easy.

Cleaning:

To clean the non-stick surface, you only need to hand wash it with warm water and soap. Avoid using metal utensils on the interior when cooking because they could scratch or chip the non-stick coating. Instead, we recommend that you use non-abrasive utensils made of wood, silicone, or plastic when cooking.


The set contains:

  • 1.5 L Saucepan
  • 2 L Saucepan
  • 3 L Saucepan
  • 5.7 L Stock Pot
  • 2.5 L Steamer
  • 2.8 L Sauté Pan
  • 6 Covering Lids

Pros

  • Easy to clean
  • Heat up quickly and uniformly
  • Sold with clear glass covering lids
  • Can be used over all cooking stoves including induction heaters
  • Handles remain cool even after cooking for hours

Cons

  • All utensils are heavy
  • The non-stick coating means that you can't use the utensils with metallic cooking spoons
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