This T-Fal Signature Total cookware set includes a griddle, as well as two saucepans and a Dutch oven with lids, two skillets, and a ladle, serving spoon, and spatula. The nonstick surfaces perform as advertised, according to reviews. Another handy feature: An indicator in the bottom of the pots and pans turns red when they're preheated.
This Cook N Home set comprises six pots and pans, each with a tempered-glass lid and an aluminum disc in the bottom to conduct heat evenly and rapidly. Reviewers admire the stainless steel pieces for being solidly built and easy to clean. They're also oven-safe to 500 degrees.
This Farberware Classic set is chiefly stainless steel but includes two aluminum skillets with nonstick coating. The set also comes with three saucepans, a 5.5-quart saucepot, and four lids. With the exception of the skillets, the pans are dishwasher-safe and have an aluminum-core base for quick, even heating.