The 6 Best Greenpan Cookware Sets

Published on 12/07/2023 · 8 min readUnleash your inner chef with the finest GreenPan cookware sets. Elevate your culinary game with our expert recommendations for a healthier, eco-friendly kitchen!
Kylee Hazelgren, Kitchen Expert
By Kitchen Expert Kylee Hazelgren

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TL;DR: GreenPan is a healthy, toxin-free alternative to traditional nonstick cookware, with a variety of options for every home chef!

Similar to many others, when I found out about the toxic chemicals and plastics used in traditional nonstick pans, I immediately wanted to find an alternative. After doing some research, I stumbled upon GreenPan, and was excited to see a brand that prioritized creating safe and healthy cookware. I have personally tested out GreenPan’s cookware, and have been thoroughly impressed with the nonstick capabilities and the peace of mind it provides.

Who is GreenPan?

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GreenPan was started by two school friends, Jan Helskens and Wim De Veirman. Upon finding out that traditional nonstick pans released toxins when overheated, they set out to find a healthy alternative and started GreenPan. Over the years, GreenPan has become a widely known cookware company. GreenPan’s mission since 2007 has been to open up the world’s eyes to a healthy nonstick option that people can enjoy cooking with every day.

What to Consider When Buying a GreenPan Cookware Set

Thermolon Nonstick Ceramic Coating

I’ve had the privilege as a Kitchen Expert at Curated to help many people who are looking for healthier cookware options, but are unsure how to navigate all that is available out there. One of the first things I find important to clarify is the difference between ceramic, nonstick, and traditional nonstick coatings.

Traditional nonstick coatings are commonly made from a layer of polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) or similar coatings. When overheated, it has the potential to release harmful fumes into the air and leach into the food you cook...ew!

Ceramic coatings, on the other hand, are made of silicone dioxide, which is derived from sand. Cookware with ceramic nonstick coatings are an excellent alternative if you want the benefits of nonstick, without the chemicals.

Thermolon Minerals Pro is GreenPan’s nonstick ceramic coating that is applied to the interiors of all their pots and pans. Instead of plastic, their nonstick coating—like many other ceramic coatings—begins with the sand-derived material silicone dioxide, which is turned into a sprayable solution. This coating is metal utensil-safe and is diamond-infused to increase durability and heat responsiveness. No need to worry about releasing toxic fumes, as their coating is free of PFAS, PFOA, lead, and cadmium.

Sustainability

Many people are now taking into consideration the sustainability of the items they are buying, and whether the companies they buy from use sustainable practices. GreenPan has been named as one of the top companies in their industry for social and environmental standards. They've reengineered their manufacturing process to help minimize waste during production, and they've installed renewable energy solar panels, which help power their factories. If you’re on the lookout for a sustainable option, GreenPan is a great decision.

Price Range

The price point for a set from GreenPan will depend on how many pieces are included in the set, the materials used, and other various features of that set. Also, keep in mind prices may vary depending on any available sales. Most of GreenPan’s cookware sets will range between $100–$1000, with options for the budget-conscious chef.

The Best GreenPan Cookware Sets

This list includes GreenPan sets with various features, as the perfect cookware set varies from person to person. Your perfect cookware set will depend on your price range, how many pieces you want included in your set, and your color and design preference.

GreenPan Valencia Pro Ceramic Nonstick Ceramic Cookware Set · 11 Piece Set

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This large GreenPan cookware set features a Magneto base compatible with all stovetops, including induction. Each pot and pan in this set is coated with GreenPan’s Thermolon ceramic nonstick coating, providing durability and easy cleanup. The handles of this set are stainless steel, providing the option to cook on the stovetop and transfer to the oven. The tempered glass lid on each pot and pan allows for easy food monitoring as well.

This set is ideal for someone who wants a variety of pot and pan sizes.

What’s Included:

  • 8in Fry Pan
  • 9.5in Fry Pan
  • 11in Fry Pan
  • 2qt Covered Saucepan
  • 3qt Covered Saucepan
  • 3qt Covered Skillet
  • 5qt Covered Casserole
  • Small, medium, and large polyester pan protector sheets

GreenPan GP5 Cookware Set · 15 Piece Set

These pots and pans are constructed of hard-anodized aluminum, making them long-lasting and more resistant to scratches. Coated with GreenPan’s Thermolon ceramic nonstick coating, these pots and pans make cleaning easy. The Magneto induction technology ensures that this set is compatible with all cooktop surfaces, including induction. This set comes in a variety of color options to choose from, and features stainless steel low dome lids with a small steam vent. The benefit of these stainless steel lids is high heat resistance and lower likelihood of warping over time. With this set, you get extra cooking utensils, a sponge, and polyester pan protector sheets.

This is an excellent set to gift someone looking for nonstick cookware that is PTFE-free, or could be a great addition to a wedding registry!

What’s Included:

  • 9.5in Fry Pan
  • 11in Fry Pan
  • 3qt Covered Saucepan
  • 3qt Covered Sauté Pan
  • 5qt Covered Casserole
  • Small Medium, and Large polyester pan protector sheets
  • 3 Silicone Utensils
  • Sponge for cleaning

GreenPan Reserve Cookware Set · 10 Piece Set

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This 10-piece cookware set is constructed of hard anodized aluminum, providing extra durability and scratch resistance. This set comes in multiple different color options, each with gold-tone stainless steel handles for a timeless look. Another key feature of this set is GreenPan’s classic Thermolon ceramic nonstick coating. These pots and pans are suitable for most cookware surfaces, excluding induction, and are broiler and oven-safe up to 600°F.

This stunning set is ideal for someone who is on the hunt for cookware that stands out from the rest, and the variety of color options ensures that you will find a color that fits your aesthetic.

What’s Included:

  • 2 and 3qt Covered Saucepans
  • 5qt Covered Stockpot
  • 3.25qt Covered Sauté Pan
  • 8in Fry Pan
  • 11in Fry Pan

GreenPan Venice Pro Ceramic Nonstick Cookware Set · 7 Piece Set

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This set is a beautiful combination of stainless steel and ceramic nonstick. The Thermolon Ceramic nonstick coating ensures easy food release and quick cleanup, while the stainless steel exterior with GreenPan’s Evershine finish prevents discoloring over time. Stainless steel handles with an ergonomic design give you the capability to transfer from the stovetop to the oven with ease. This set is suitable for most cooktop surfaces, excluding induction.

If you're someone who likes the look of stainless steel but wants nonstick capabilities, this is the set for you. This smaller set is a good option to consider if you have limited storage space, as it won't take up much room.

What’s Included:

  • 10in Fry Pan
  • 2qt Covered Saucepan
  • 3qt Covered Sauté Pan
  • 5qt Stockpot with straining lid

GreenPan Reserve 10" and 12" Frypan Set · 2 Piece Set · Sunrise

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This frying pan set is a great option if you have other pots you love, but want a couple of healthy ceramic nonstick pans on hand. These pans are constructed of Duo-Forged hard anodized aluminum for added durability and strength. They are suitable for most cooktop surfaces, except for induction.

This set is ideal for someone who likes to mix and match their cookware. Use your other cookware for high-heat cooking, and save these pans for cooking eggs, pancakes, and any other foods you desire over medium to medium-low heat.

What’s Included:

  • 10in Fry Pan
  • 12in Fry Pan

GreenPan Valencia Pro Incredible Egg Set · 5 Piece Set

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If you have a cookware set you already love, but you’re still looking for the perfect egg pan, then look no further—this set features all the tools you need to make top-notch eggs! The clear glass lids enable easy food monitoring, and the Thermolon coating ensures an easy food release. Few things are more annoying than when you’ve cooked the perfect egg, but you can't get it out of the pan. Another bonus to this set is that the pan is compatible with all cook surfaces, including induction cooktops.

What's Included:

  • 10in Covered Fry Pan
  • Silicone Spatula
  • 2 Silicone Egg Rings

Find the Best GreenPan Cookware Set for You

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Cookware with a ceramic nonstick coating is a terrific option for tackling many tasks in the kitchen. Some final advice: I recommend cooking on medium heat or medium-low heat for maximum performance and to improve the longevity of the nonstick surface. Cooking on high heat can wear down any nonstick surface over time, and has the potential to create chips or cracks.

Although many of these cookware sets I've recommended are dishwasher safe, you will get a longer lifespan by handwashing, as you aren't exposing your cookware to rapid temperature changes that can wear down or damage the nonstick surface over time.

If you need help finding the perfect cookware set for you, chat with a Curated Kitchen Expert for free, personalized advice to find a great option within your price range and in a style that you love—eliminating decision fatigue.

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