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Even if you do most of your stovetop cooking in a single pan—a perfectly seasoned cast-iron skillet, a stainless steel pot handed down from your parents—every kitchen needs a variety of cookware. A nonstick skillet allows you to fry an egg with ease, while a grill pan is ideal for steaks and a stockpot is essential for soups. If you’re an avid baker, you also need a variety of baking sheets, plus muffin pans, loaf pans, and cake pans. And there are all kinds of next-level items worth stocking once you’ve taken care of all the basics.
Of course, all this kitchen inventory can get expensive, and there’s no need to buy everything all at once. It’s also up to you which pieces you might want to splurge on, and which ones you’re fine getting from more budget-friendly brands. Either way, though, it always helps to find deals on the cookware that you need, or that you know you’ll need in the future.
Whether you’re looking for a durable dutch oven or a high-quality bakeware set, we’ve got you covered. We rounded up the best cookware deals we could find, from skillets to stockpots to bundt pans, all for products that will come in handy for your first kitchen and beyond.
We update these sales weekly, but products go fast! If something is out of stock or no longer discounted, check back next week for a batch of new sales.
T-fal Initiatives Aluminum/Ceramic Nonstick Cookware
Normally $160, Now $147 at Amazon
Nonstick cookware is great to have around for a variety of recipes, and those made with ceramic coating instead of Teflon are the safest choice. This 14-piece set from T-fal is budget-friendly and has various sized pots and pans for all your needs. The lowest price we've seen is the gold option at $135, and the blue option down to $99.
Copper Chef 12-Piece Set Nonstick Oven Bakeware
Normally $50, Now $45
If you’ve had enough of your banana bread sticking to your loaf pan, this nonstick bakeware set is the answer. It comes with a loaf pan, a square pan, a muffin pan, a cookie sheet, and an 8-piece Silicone ramekin set, all of which will prevent your baked goods from sticking and breaking.
Lodge Cast Iron Reversible Grill/Griddle LPGI3
Normally $75, Now $45
We ranked this the most versatile cast iron pan of 2021. You can use it on the stovetop, on the grill, or even over an open campfire. It’s also easy to store and easy to clean. The lowest price we've seen is $45.
Copper Chef BBQ Topper
Normally $31, Now $24
This BBQ topper can be used straight on your grill to create marks on big cuts of meat without having to worry about fat dripping straight into the flames. It’s also perfect for fish and tofu, which we often find a bit too delicate to put directly on the grill.
Cooks Standard 12-Quart Classic Stainless Steel Stockpot with Lid
Normally $70, Now $43
A stockpot can be used for so much more than just making stocks. This 12-quart stockpot, our top pick for 2021, is super durable and compatible with all stovetops. Use it for stews, soups, to cook pasta, or to blanch veggies.
Gotham Steel 5-Quart Multipurpose Pasta Pot
Normally $40, Now $30
This 5-quart pot isn’t as large as some other pasta pots on the market, but its design is fantastic. It has a built-in strainer lid with two different sizes of straining holes, plus handles that lock the lid securely in place so that you can skip a colander and strain your pasta right in the pot. The lowest price we've seen is $27.
Staub Stoneware Rectangular Baker
Normally $50, Now $30
The Staub brand is iconic for a reason—its cookware is both gorgeous and extremely high quality. If you’re looking to add a Staub piece to your kitchen, this 7x10-inch baker is a great place to start. Use it for casseroles, cobblers, or simple baked chicken dinners.
Cuisinart Chef's Classic Enamel on Steel Stockpot with Cover, 12-Quart
Normally $100, Now $50
This heavy duty stockpot adds a great pop of color to your kitchen. It can stand up to high temperatures and it evenly distributes heat, so you can leave broths simmering in it for hours.
Open Kitchen by Williams Sonoma Hard-Anodized Nonstick Fry Pan Set
Normally $80, Now $40
These lightweight, nonstick 9- and 11-inch fry pans are versatile and dishwasher safe. They also have an aluminum interior, which means they conduct heat evenly and efficiently.
Rachael Ray 11-Inch Aluminum Nonstick Grill Pan
Normally $90, Now $32 at Walmart and Wayfair
Grill pans are great for cooking steaks and burgers because they leave appealing grill marks and let the fat and juices drain beneath the meat. We love this one because of its comfortable rubberized handle, and because the hard-anodized pewter finish makes it extremely durable. It’s oven-safe to 350 degrees.
Cuisinart Multiclad Pro Stainless Steel 12-Piece Cookware Set
Normally $670, Now $263 at Amazon
Our pick for the best overall cookware set of 2021, this 12-piece Cuisinart set of stainless steel pots and pans is attractive and effective. It also includes a steamer basket for vegetables and other steamed recipes, which is a nice bonus. The lowest price we've seen is $263.
Nordic Ware 70th Anniversary Crown Bundt® Pan
Normally $44, Now $37
For anyone who bakes regularly, a bundt pan is a must. Not only will this one make beautiful cakes, it’s also stunning in its own right. It features cast aluminum, a nonstick finish, a 10-cup capacity, and a lifetime warranty. The lowest price we've seen is $37.
Chicago Metallic Commercial II Traditional Uncoated 1-Pound Loaf Pan
Normally $13, Now $11
Even at full price, this 1-pound loaf pan is a steal. We chose it as our best overall loaf pan for 2021 because it’s professional grade and made with aluminized steel, complete with a reinforced rim that will help prevent it from warping.