When hunting for cookware sets, you may have found yourself faced with an ever-growing range of options, and a lack of valuable information when it comes to what to choose.
Today we are going to look comprehensively at some of the very best options available in titanium cookware. We have done all the leg work here, so relax and let us take you through some of the creme de la creme of titanium cookware.
The Top 5 Titanium Cookware Sets
The T-fal C561SC Titanium Advanced Nonstick Thermo-Spot Heat Indicator Cookware Set is among T-fal’s most popular in the non-stick range. The C561SC features the ever-popular thermo-spot heat indicator and is reinforced with titanium particles.
The C561SC is easy to work with set and has fantastic heating properties, and when it comes to cleaning, no matter what you have cooked, they will clean with ease. This cookware set is extremely durable and will surely suit a cook of any experience.
The only issue we have found with these pans is the handle comes loose quite quickly, and this makes pan control quite awkward.
- Oven safe up to 350 degrees
- Even heating base
- Dishwasher safe
- Soft-touch handles
- Lifetime limited warranty
- Handles can be flimsy.
The Saflon Titanium Nonstick 10 Piece Cookware Set may be a little more costly than the T-fal but does boast some advantages.
The first thing of note that propels the popularity of the Saflon among the masses is that it’s eco-friendly. The Saflon contains no lead, no cadmium, and is entirely PFOA free.
The Saflon is also cleverly engineered to be scratch resistant. These aluminium coated pans are said to be three times more durable than some of the biggest brands out there.
Another great advantage of the Saflon cookware set is the innovation that has gone into these pans. The pans are forged from 4mm of forged aluminium, and that is coated with three layers of a non-stick titanium coating.
The only issue with the Saflon set seems to be with the lids. The lids don’t seem to have had the care of the rest of the set, and just don’t sit well enough on the pans.
- The pans are eco-friendly
- The non-stick technology is fantastic
- The pans are scratch-resistant
- A little more expensive
- Lids are ill-fitting
The second set from T-fal to make the list is the B130SC. When it comes to titanium coating technology, T-fal has taken over.
The T-fal B130SC Color Luxe Hard Titanium Nonstick has not only managed to produce a low priced option that doesn’t sacrifice on quality. You, of course, get the fantastically popular thermo-spot technology yet again, as you do with most T-fal pans, and a whole lot more.
The B130SC set also comes with the T-fal lifetime limited warranty and it’s also available in three colours. The three colours available, however, may be off-putting for some. This set comes in blue, purple and a cherry red. While these options may appeal to some, for others this may be a hard no.
This cookware set is yet again oven safe to 350 degrees and amazingly easy to clean. For cookware on a budget, this could be a great choice.
- Affordable and still great quality
- PFOA free
- Heat indicator technology
- Even base heating technology
- Dishwasher safe
- Oven safe up to 350 degrees
- Not available in neutral colours
- Soft-touch handles can come loose easily
The Gotham Steel 15-Piece Titanium and Ceramic Nonstick Copper Frying Pan and Cookware Set really offers value when it comes to cost.
The Gotham is marketed as ultra non-stick, and it does live up to its claims. The ultra non-stick technology involves a mix of ceramic and titanium; these two paired together are a match made in heaven.
The Gotham is also PFOA, PTFE and PFOS free and provides incredible performance in the kitchen. Generally, ceramic cookware is ignored due to lacking when it comes to heat management in the kitchen. However, combining ceramic with titanium gives a better surface to cook on, and you can see the difference in everything you cook.
One of the most significant disadvantages of the Gotham is the colour. While the pan may perform in the kitchen, the orange colouring can be a little harsh on the eyes. If you can ignore the colouring though, the Gotham won’t let you down when it comes to performance.
- Amazing non-stick surface
- Cooks and uses very well
- The colouring can be displeasing
- Not Induction compatible
The final cookware set to make an appearance on our list is yet again another T-fal. This time we are looking at T-fal B210SA One Stackables Titanium Nonstick. The B210SA is one of the mid-range T-fal options but comes with some advantages over the previous models on the list.
Firstly the B210SA is scratch-resistant, which is something that doesn’t come with many of the T-fal models and can be hands if you are a heavy-handed cook.
Of course, you get the standards as expected with T-fal, including the even heat base and the thermo-spot, but with this model, you also get stronger handles and higher heat resistance.
One issue that often arises with T-fal pans is with the handles, with the B210SA series, this seems to have been fixed. We should also mention, while you get some added extras with the cookware set, it falls at around the same price bracket as the T-fal C561SC.
The only issue with this set is it’s durability, if you happen to drop the pan, you will find it suddenly looks deformed. These pans will be great for the gentle and budding home cook but anything that requires some heavy work, they possibly won’t suit.
- Strong handles
- Even heat base
- Easy to clean
- Not very durable
The Very Best Of The Best
For us the best in titanium cookware sets was not a difficult choice, the winner was clear. The Gotham Steel 15-Piece Titanium and Ceramic Nonstick Copper Frying Pan and Cookware Set stood out miles above the rest.
While the orange colour was a little off-putting at first, this in no way took away from just how well these pans performed. For us, the proof is always in the cooking. The Gotham cookware set gave an excellent finish to everything it touched, and the non-stick was incredible.
What Is All The Hype About Titanium Cookware?
Understanding Titanium Cookware
First of all, we should probably address the elephant in the room; we are aware there is no such thing as titanium cookware on its own.
Titanium cookware is generally a mix of materials. These materials produce a durable and highly non-stick cookware solution for the general market. The most popular combination when it comes to titanium mix is aluminium base with a titanium coating.
Why Use Titanium Cookware
Many people will ask why to use titanium cookware, and the answer is simple. Generally, titanium cookware is the best option when it comes to durability, ease of use and ease of cleaning.
Titanium cookware sets come in a variety of infusions to suit any level of cook and well suited to any kitchen. Titanium cookware has become popular over the last decade as it gives a cook more control over the food.
Ceramic pans, for example, have poor distribution when it comes to heat, this can often lead to unevenly cooked food. Titanium infused pans however spread head quite easily and make the cooking process simple.
Is It Expensive?
Well, in truth with kitchenware, you will always get what you pay for. Titanium cookware can be very affordable, and when you take into account how durable most titanium cookware is, you will always get your money’s worth.
Generally, titanium cookware price brackets change dependant on the infusion of materials. Aluminium and titanium mix is usually cheapest but still performs pretty great when you look at how low cost it is.
What Titanium Cookware Should I Choose?
The first thing you should look at is what you need it for. If you are living with your partner and you’re just cooking for the two of you now and then, a cheaper option would suit you just fine.
If however, you are always hosting dinner parties and you are very handed, then a more durable and reliable cookware set would serve you best.
When it comes to choosing your ideal titanium cookware set, it will always be down to how you feel you will use it. Titanium cookware is among the best in show as it suits more or less everyone.