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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.
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.
Looking for more deals? The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is right around the corner (July 28, though if you're a Nordy Club member, it's already begun). And Crate & Barrel just kicked off its Summer Clearance Sale, while Verishop has its Epic End of Season Sale, each with all sorts of great kitchen deals at fantastic prices.
We update these sales weekly, but products go fast! If something is out of stock or not on sale, check back next week for a batch of new deals.
All-Clad Hard Anodized E785S264/E785S263 Set of 2 Fry Pans
Normally $90, Now $50 at Bed Bath & Beyond
Serve up most of your frying, sauteing and searing needs with these two non-stick pans. One 8-inch and one 10-inch dishwasher and oven-safe pans mean individual eggs and massive T-bones receive the same loving care in easy-to-clean cookware. Larger sizes are also on sale. This was rated Best Overall by our experts. The lowest price we've seen for this item is $40.
Mainstays Ceramic Nonstick 12-Piece Cookware Set
Normally $50, Now $40
Ideal for the retro, French country, or new interpretations of Mid-Century kitchens this 12-piece set from Mainstays features aluminum bodies with ceramic non-stick coating and sleek, ergonomic soft-touch handles. The collection features two skillets, a 5.59-inch mini omelet pan, two sauce pots with lids, a 5-qt Dutch oven/soup pot, and three slotted cooking utensils, all in Teal or Red Ombre.
T-fal Initiatives Aluminum/Ceramic Nonstick Cookware
Normally $160, Now $106 at Wayfair
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. Available in several colors at different discounts.
The lowest we've seen is $88 for the Blue Option.
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.
Rachael Ray Create Delicious 13-Piece Aluminum Nonstick Cookware Set
Normally $240, Now $140
Bringing high performance and convenience to the home chef (which we all are these days, it seems), this 13-piece set will ensure you have the essential components you need for almost every cooking task. Everything is dishwasher safe, oven safe (to 400 degrees), with PlatinumShield Technology nonstick cooking surfaces. In addition to the pots and pans, you get a 9x12-inch cookie sheet and a nylon spatula. Great deals also available on the 10- and 11-piece sets. Currently, all color options are on sale for $140 each.
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 $25.
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. Perfect for crab boils, seafood boils and other summer entertaining.
Cuisinart Multiclad Pro Stainless Steel 12-Piece Cookware Set
Normally $670, Now $299 at Amazon and Walmart
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 $255.
Rachael Ray 11-Inch Aluminum Nonstick Grill Pan
Normally $90, Now $33 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. The lowest price we've seen for this item is $33.
MEATER Plus Wireless Meat Thermometer
Normally $156, Now $119 for the bundle at Meater
It’s grilling season, and it’s time to upgrade to this sleek, rechargeable wireless meat thermometer. Check the progress from up to 165 feet away on your phone via Bluetooth, or long distance by connecting to Alexa or Wi-Fi (perfect for checking on that brisket in the smoker).
For a limited time to celebrate summer, you can score this Summer Grilling Bundle consisting of the Meater Plus signature Bluetooth remote meat thermometer, BBQ mitts for safe handling of hot foods and grills and the Meater Bar Blade to crack open a beer or soda while serving up your works of art.
ChefVentions 10” Square Enameled Cast Iron Pan
Normally $45, Now $35
You don’t need to splurge on a Le Creuset to reap the benefits of enameled cast iron. This square pan is oven-safe, nonstick, and can even be used 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. The lowest price we've seen for this item is $40.
Lodge Cast Iron Reversible Grill/Griddle LPGI3
Normally $75, Now $50 at Walmart
We ranked this the most versatile cast iron pan of 2021. As the weather warms up, so do your grilling options: 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.
Crock-Pot Artisan Round 5-Quart Enameled Cast Iron Dutch Oven
Normally $106, Now $70 at Bed Bath & Beyond
You’ll want to store this gorgeous teal ombre Dutch oven somewhere people can see it. With a 5-quart capacity, it’s great for simmering soups and stews, roasting small chickens, or braising cuts of beef.
If one color option is out of stock or not on sale, check the others—there's an entire rainbow! The lowest price we've seen is $51.
Copper Chef BBQ Topper
Normally $31, Now $23
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.
Nordic Ware 70th Anniversary Crown Bundt® Pan
Normally $44, Now $37
For anyone who bakes regularly, a bundt pan is a must (and this is the one we ranked Best Bundt Pan of 2021). 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 $35.
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.
Generic Dehydrator Rack for 6.5 Qt and 8 Qt Ninja Foodie Pressure Cooker and Air Fryer
Normally $27, Now $20
Being able to dehydrate fruits, veggies and even meats is one of the most unique perks of an Air Fryer. This stackable rack (up to five layers) is constructed from .8-inch wire making it thick and durable to avoid uneven drying surfaces. Pro-tip: You can also dehydrate citrus peels for fantastic cocktail garnishes and ingredients. Note: Not compatible with Ninja Grill or 6-qt Instant Pot.
PantryChic Smart Storage System: Starter Kit
Normally $400, Now $350
Everything from spring cleaning to recipe prep are made easier with this expandable, customizable system of stylish bins and dispensers. Not only do these units provide stackable clear storage, but the digital smart options accurately dispense ingredients based off weight and convert among measuring systems (no more measuring cups and spoons to dirty!). Includes one base unit with digital scale, one large SmartCanister, two small SmartCanisters, two shaker balls and the Chefling app (to create a customizable recipe library). Check out other PantryChic sales going on this week.
Chef Buddy Sink Cutting Board by Chef Buddy
Normally $65, Now $29 on Wayfair
An adjustable cutting board (up to 24.5 inches) props up over your sink, both freeing up precious counter space, and making easy discard of juices and waste into a drain stopper or garbage disposal. An inboard basket is useful for scooping chopped vegetables into one place. The lowest price we've seen for this item is $27
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Robert Haynes-Peterson is a writer, editor and content provider with experience at a wide variety of websites and magazines, who updates the deals on this page weekly. He’s covered food, drink and kitchen design trends for Accent Magazine, Business Insider, AskMen.com, Liquor.com and The Daily Beast, among others. His most cherished work-related picture is standing, arm-in-arm, with Anthony Bourdain.