The Best Cookware for Gas Stove: Buying Guide For 2020

So, you’ve finally had the opportunity to upgrade to a gas stove. There are many reasons why home chefs and professionals alike favor gas stoves. For example, they provide some of the evenest heat distribution.

But if you’ve already tried out your current cookware set on your gas stove, you may have noticed a problem. Standard cookware simply doesn’t work well with gas ranges. This is particularly the case with pots and pans that are cheaply made. If you’re going to use a higher quality stove, then it’s time for you to upgrade your cookware as well.

To do that, you’ll need to find the best cookware for a gas stove. This guide will provide you with 10 great options on that front, including options to fit every budget. This guide will also highlight which cooking materials perform best when used on a gas stove.

Don’t settle for anything less than the best cooking experience in your home kitchen! Try out on of the following cookware pieces and you’ll see (as well as taste) the difference immediately.

Best Cookware for Gas Stove – Comparison

PictureProduct NameMaterialSizePrice
Lodge L8SK3Lodge L8SK3Cast Iron10.25″Check Latest Price
FlamePro ProfessionalFlamePro ProfessionalAluminum12″Check Latest Price
Vremi Ceramic NonstickVremi Ceramic NonstickDie-cast Aluminum body9″Check Latest Price
Fissler FISS-AMZ101BOMFissler FISS-AMZ101BOMStainless Steel10″Check Latest Price
MasterPan ToneMasterPan ToneCopper12″Check Latest Price
AMERICOOK Non-StickAMERICOOK Non-StickCopper12″Check Latest Price
SHINEURI Detachable HandleSHINEURI Detachable HandleAluminum8″Check Latest Price
Vremi Pre-Seasoned Vremi Pre-Seasoned Cast Iron11″Check Latest Price
Fissler Protect SteeluxFissler Protect SteeluxStainless steel11″Check Latest Price
SHINEURI 12 Inch NonstickSHINEURI 12 Inch NonstickCopper12″Check Latest Price

 

The Best Cookware for a Home Gas Stove

1. Lodge L8SK3 Cast Iron Skillet

Lodge L8SK3 Cast Iron Skillet

Cast iron has been used for all kinds of cooking for centuries. This is likely because it is extremely durable and able to take on a natural non-stick seasoning. While an inherited cast iron pan is always best, the next best you can do is a Lodge cast iron pan. Models like the L8SK3 skillet embody this brand’s century-old reputation for providing the best cookware for use on fire.

Naturally, a thick skillet like this takes on and retains heat from a gas stove well. Better yet, their unique structure allows them to evenly apply heat even up their slopped sides. This makes it easier to use a Lodge skillet at full capacity. You can even use your Lodge skillet over alternative flame sources, such as a campfire or in your oven.

Of course, cast iron pans like this are on the heavier side. Moreover, they can be difficult to stir or move on a gas stove while in use. But this weight also serves as a testament to their durability. You may even be able to pass on your Lodge skillet one day – that’s how sturdy and reliable these pans are. You wouldn’t expect anything less from one of the few fully American made cookware brands, though.

For all of this value, you might expect to pay a premium for a Lodge skillet. But no, these pans are only $15 a piece. Some even come with a cast-iron lid for a small extra price. So without a doubt, a Lodge skillet like this is both a bargain and a worthwhile investment.

What We Like:

  • Very affordable per unit
  • Can be used in an oven or over a campfire
  • Lasts through decades of use
  • Made in South Pittsburg, Tennessee, United States

What We Didn’t Like:

  • Heavy and difficult to lift one-handed
  • Challenging to store wider models in a cabinet

2. FlamePro Professional 12-inch Aluminum

FlamePro Professional 12-inch Aluminum

Recently, aluminum skillets have been given the evil eye by home chefs. This disdain is unusual, given that gas stove cookware options like the FlamePro Professional are out there. This 12-inch fry pan/skillet has raised the bar for performance on a gas stove. That’s because these pans are able to save fuel while also reducing cook times.

Much of this performance is made possible through this skillet’s base. Rather than lying flat, the FlamePro Professional has long “fins” along its base. These fins increase heat transfer by up to 50%. In turn, you can expect any meat, egg, or veggie cooked in this pan to be evenly heated to perfection.

The FlamePro Professional’s construction is also pretty impressive. For example, its “stay-cool” handle is quadruple-riveted for extra support. Its PFOA-free coating is also triple-layered to ensure that it never chips or bubbles. This same non-stick layer is dishwasher safe, too, making clean up with this pan a breeze.

When it comes to top-tier pans like this, you sometimes have to settle for what they give you. But not so with the FlamePro Professional. As it turns out, this model comes in 8-, 10-, 12-inch options. As a result, you can get the pan size you need to maximize cooking on your gas stove.

As far as price goes, the FlamePro Professional won’t run up a bill, either. In fact, the medium 12-inch model only costs around $54. So, you could easily replace a couple of your pans with this model without going over budget.

What We Like:

  • Base is made up of “fins” that enhance heat transfer
  • “Stay-cool” handle is quadruple-riveted for added durability
  • Three-coat, PFOA-free non-stick coating is dishwasher safe
  • Comes in 8-, 10-, 12-inch options

What We Didn’t Like:

  • Does not offer a compatible lid
  • Takes extra time to cool down

3. Vremi 9 Inch Ceramic Nonstick Fry Pan

Vremi 9 Inch Ceramic Nonstick Fry Pan

You’re not likely to miss the Vremi 9 Inch fry pan. That’s not just because this model is becoming increasingly popular with gas stove users. Simply put, you’re likely to notice this pan because it looks very different than others in its class. This particular option is colored a bright pastel yellow, like old-fashioned houseware. Other color options are available, too, to match your kitchen aesthetic.

The Vremi 9 Inch fry pan can do more than just look good, though. This pan is a premier option in the growing field of ceramic cookware. This model utilizes a nonstick, marble-coated cooking surface that always evenly distributes heat. That non-stick surface is PTFE-free, PFOA-free, Teflon-free, and BPA-free, by the way. As a result, you can count on it to remain safe to use through years of heat exposure.

For a 9-inch pan, this Vremi model has a surprisingly large capacity. In fact, it can hold a whole 1.7 quarts of food at once, making it ideal for cooking for large groups. This pan has even been built with some components that will bring out your inner chef. One prime example is this model’s raised outer lip. This element has been designed to make it easier to perform chef-style flips on your home gas stove.

Given everything that has gone into this pan, you might expect it to be priced out of your range. But if $20 a pan is in your budget, then you should grab at least a couple Vremi’s. This price includes a free 1-year warranty. So, you’ll be able to put this ceramic pan through its paces before you decide if its right for you.

What We Like:

  • Fully PTFE-free, PFOA-free, Teflon-free, and BPA-free
  • Raised outer lip and curved handle allow for chef-style flipping
  • Durable Bakelite handles
  • Comes in several pastel colors

What We Didn’t Like:

  • Only oven safe at up to 300°F
  • May discolor if improperly cleaned

 

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4. Fissler FISS-AMZ101BOM

Fissler FISS-AMZ101BOM

If you aren’t familiar with the Fissler brand, you aren’t alone. They appear to only sell their wares online. This limited availability can make it hard to find models like the Fissler FISS-AMZ101BOM at times. But if you do manage to snag one, then your $300 plus investment will be repaid pretty well. That’s because the Fissler FISS-AMZ101BOM is one of the best pans for use on a gas stove.

This model’s performance and durability starts with its construction. Specifically, this pan is made up of 18/10 stainless steel. While stainless steel is known to under-perform on gas stoves, Fissler has changed that preconception. The FISS-AMZ101BOM is at its very best when working over a direct fire source. This is because its “Cookstar” base allows for great heat retention on a wide variety of stove types.

Fissler has also ensured that the FISS-AMZ101BOM model is as easy to use as possible. For example, you won’t need to worry about this model’s cool-metal handles heating up at all. Also, when you pour liquids out of this pan, they won’t run down the sides at all. That’s because this model’s pouring rim has been “Satanized” to ensure smooth flow every time.

It’s worth noting that the Fissler FISS-AMZ101BOM comes with its own steamer basket. This basket is made from the same materials as the pan. So, you can expect it to remain durable through a comparable amount of use. The basket itself is ideal for cooking sensitive foods to perfection, such as fish and soft veggies.

What We Like:

  • Inside of pot includes visible measurement lines
  • “Cook star” base allows for maximum heat retention and distribution
  • Pouring rim prevents drips
  • Pot and lit made from 18/10 stainless steel

What We Didn’t Like:

  • Very expensive for just one pot
  • Often low in stock due to demand

5. MasterPan Copper Tone 12-inch Ceramic Non-stick Wok

MasterPan Copper Tone 12-inch Ceramic Non-stick Wok

Take a look at this MasterPan 12-inch model and you might immediately think it’s a copper pan. But MasterPan brand has done something unique with this model. At its core, this a ceramic non-stick wok like others in its class. However, its exterior has merely been given a copper-colored finish. So, this plan allows you to have the style of copper pans while maintaining the performance of ceramic.

Speaking of performance, you’ll find a variety of uses for this 6-quart wok. For example, apart from use on a gas stove, you can also put this wok in the oven. In that setting, this pan can withstand a full 500° F of heat. Even at these temperatures, this pan’s PFOA- and PTFE-free coating won’t chip or bubble. That kind of durability also shows through with this model’s tight-fitting, tempered glass lid.

While it is nice to have 12 inches of surface area to work in, not all gas stoves are large enough for that. Thankfully, MasterPan offers other sizes and pan types to fit these differing needs. For example, you can also pick up a fry pan or a square grill pan with similar cooking properties. Each of these options costs right around $27, too. So, it is reasonable that you would get a couple at once.

So be careful, though, as the copper-tone finish on these pans has been known to tarnish. You may also want to pick up a soft handle cover while you’re at it. That’s because this pan’s handle is a little uncomfortable to hole.

What We Like:

  • Comes with a sturdy and easy-to-secure tempered glass lid
  • Can withstand up to 500° F
  • Huge 6 quart capacity
  • Looks like copper, but has PFOA- and PTFE-free qualities of ceramic

What We Didn’t Like:

  • Copper tone may tarnish over time
  • Handle is not comfortable to hold

6. AMERICOOK 12 Inch Copper Non-Stick Frying Pan

AMERICOOK 12 Inch Copper Non-Stick Frying Pan

The previous piece of cookware in this collection looked like it was made from copper. This model, the AMERICOOK 12-inch, actually is made from copper. Specifically, this model is constructed around an aluminum core that is light, yet still able to distribute heat. This core is covered by three layers on non-stick copper. That coating is free of plastic-based chemicals, as well as free of heavy metals like lead and cadmium.

When it comes to performance, these many layers come together to make the ideal sautéing pan. In fact, because this pan can safely reach 450°F, it can be used to make braised meats as well as paellas. With some practice, this pan can even be used to make a mean risotto. Much of this is made possible by this pan’s even heat distribution. That, in turn, is made possible by the unique “dot” pattern that adorns this pan’s base.

You’ll find that the AMERICOOK 12-inch has also been built to stand up to excessive kitchen wear. For example, this pan’s handles are double-riveted for added stability. Not only that, but these handles are also hollow. This makes them fully oven safe, along with the rest of the pan’s body.

For whatever reason, this enhanced durability was not extended to this pan’s outer coating, though. As such, it is prone to chips if the pan is improperly handled when hot. Even the internal copper layers are prone to some damage when sharp objects are forced upon it.

What We Like:

  • 6 layer construction, including proprietary non-stick surface and aluminum core
  • Dots in base allow for more even heat distribution
  • Stainless steel handles are hollow and double-riveted
  • Can handle heat up to 450°F

What We Didn’t Like:

  • Black base coating prone to chipping
  • May scratch without using wood tools

7. SHINEURI Detachable Handle Titanium Nonstick

SHINEURI Detachable Handle Titanium Nonstick

Currently, most of the innovation in the cookware industry has focused on materials. That’s well and fine, but it isn’t the whole story when it comes to cookware. Convenience and storage are important, too, especially for folks living in small apartments.

Both of these factors have been clearly incorporated into this SHINEURI fry pan set. That’s because this set’s pans are actually more like specialized bowls. Each “bowl” can be equipped with a detachable handle that allows it to act and feel like a normal pan. That handle is made from Bakelite, so it is both durable and heat resistant. Once it is time to clean up, that handle detaches and fits snuggly inside the stacked bowls.

That’s right, this set isn’t just a single pan. In fact, it comes with two pan bodies of varying depths. Each are made from a reinforced titanium metal that is both sturdy and lightweight. They can each resist up to 752℉ of direct heat on a gas stove, which is far higher than its competitors. Their 536℉ oven resistance is also remarkable for pans of their size.

Beyond this, you can also place these SHINEURI pans in a variety of other “extreme” environments. For example, these pans are among the only options in their class that are freezer safe. They are also fully dishwasher safe, though they last longer when routinely hand-washed.

Usually, convenience in the kitchen of this kind costs a pretty penny. But this entire SHINEURI fry pan set comes at a bargain of only around $30. So, there’s almost no reason to pass on it if you’re using a gas stove in a small apartment kitchen.

What We Like:

  • Easy to stack detachable handle inside pans
  • Titanium body and Bakelite handle are extra durable
  • Dishwasher and freezer safe

What We Didn’t Like:

  • Cannot hold heavy or dense foods
  • Should not be plunged into cold water

 

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8. Vremi Pre-Seasoned Cast Iron Square Grill Pan

Vremi Pre-Seasoned Cast Iron Square Grill Pan

The Vremi brand isn’t just known for their ceramic pans, like the one featured earlier in this collection. They’ve also begun to offer pre-season cast iron pans and grills to rival those from lodge. No doubt, if you want a durable pan that serves many purposes in your kitchen, this option will meet your needs. As with other cast iron pans, it will surely outlast all other thin metal pans

But durability isn’t the Vremi cast iron pan’s only worthwhile feature. Rather, this model’s shape makes it stand out from those offered by Lodge. To that end, this model features a square cooking surface with high raised sides. This allows a great deal of volume to be cooked in it at once. Better yet, the ridges on this pan’s surface allow for enviable grill marks on all your favorites.

Speaking of which, this Vremi cast iron pan is an ideal option if you love fresh BBQ in the off-season. You can even use this pan to simplify grilling while you are out camping. Given that this pan can resist up to 480ºF in an oven, it can surely take the heat from an open fire, too. Under those conditions, this pan is guaranteed to be smoke-free, also.

At retail, this Vremi cast iron pan does cost just a bit more than a Lodge pan. Also, it certainly requires more frequent re-seasoning than its competitor. But even so, this model is a worthwhile option if you are looking for square cast iron pan.

What We Like:

  • Ridges allow for greater heat distribution into flat foods
  • Oven safe up to 480 °F and can be used for indoor grilling
  • Comes with a heat-resistant red silicone handle cover

What We Didn’t Like:

  • Requires re-seasoning more often than other brands
  • Very heavy

9. Fissler Protect Steelux Premium Non-Stick Fry Pan

Fissler Protect Steelux Premium Non-Stick Fry Pan

Fissler has clearly made an attempt to stand out from the crowd with this fry pan. To some degree, they have succeeded. This stainless steel pan is plenty durable and utilizes a non-stick coating ideal for low-fat frying. It also has an extra-large rim that prevents even a single drop from escaping the cook surface.

The Fissler Protect Steelux also provides some user protection, as its name implies. This is seen in its ergonomically-shaped, which includes a small outward hook. This hook acts as a hand-guard so you can put forward momentum into the pan safely. This also causes the pan itself to sit lower than the handle, which increases overall leverage.

This pan also has a few special features that you won’t find on any other fry pan. This includes the aforementioned non-stick coating. This is made from a material called Protectal-Plus, which is fully abrasion-resistant. This unit also has a unit base pattern that looks like a bunch of metallic dots. In practice, though, these dots allow for even heat distribution across the entire interior.

What We Like:

  • Broad rim allows for pouring without need for lip
  • Protectal-Plus non-stick coating is abrasion-resistant
  • Handle is ergonomically-shaped and able to protect hands
  • Base pattern allows for even heat distribution

What We Didn’t Like:

  • Not oven safe
  • Plastic handle may not last as long as the pan

10. SHINEURI 12 Inch Nonstick Ceramic Wok and Stir Fry Pan

SHINEURI 12 Inch Nonstick Ceramic Wok and Stir Fry Pan

Finally, let’s finish off with this SHINEURI 12-inch nonstick ceramic wok. This model provides a few specifications that go beyond the industry standard. For example, this model’s high-temperature limit allows you to broil, stir fry, steam, sauté, and more with it. In fact, its main body can take up to 550° F of heat, while its glass lid can withstand 350 ° F of heat.

Meanwhile, this pan’s construction utilizes the best of two materials. As can be seen, this pan’s exterior is covered by several layers of cooking-grade copper. But inside, this shell hides an aluminum core that is as light as it is durable. Neither part contains any PFOA and PTFE, either, so you can certain that it is non-toxic.

However, if you choose this pan, you should know that it doesn’t handle cold temperatures well. In fat, plunging it into cold water may cause its non-stick coating to degrade. That same surface can be damaged by sharp objects, so only use wood utensils with this pan.

What We Like:

  • Hole in handle allows for hanging storage
  • Oven safe up to 550 °F
  • Copper non-stick layer surrounds durable aluminum core
  • Comes with a glass lid for full coverage

What We Didn’t Like:

  • Hard to clean, even in a dishwasher
  • The surface may be damaged by knives and other sharp objects

Conclusion:

As you can now see, there are a lot of excellent cookware options for home kitchens with a gas stove. Each of the pots and pans in this collection will take full advantage of a gas range, making them ideal for your next upgrade. Most are fairly affordable, too, making now a great time to take your at-home cooking game to the next level.

However, if you’re still unsure which gas stove cookware pan is for you, take a moment to evaluate which features are important to you. Do you prefer a lightweight pan? Then cast iron is right out. Instead, opt for a titanium or aluminum-core pan. Want one pan that will remain durable through decades of use? A cast-iron pan will definitely exceed those expectations.

Also, don’t be afraid to only replace a pan or two at a time. Keeping a balanced budget is important, so you shouldn’t go overboard simply to get a complete set. Getting just one pan at a time can also help you test it out and see if you like its performance overall.

As always, don’t hesitate to reread our reviews if you are still having trouble choosing. They should make clear which of these excellent gas stove cookware pieces we believe will best serve your at-home cooking needs.

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