NutriChef Cookware Reviews – The 7 Best Sets

What if I told you there was a cookware brand that sold complete cookware sets for under $200 that were both high-quality and beautiful?

Sounds crazy, right?

Enter NutriChef.

NutriChef is a relatively new cookware company that was founded in New York in 2014. The vision of NutriChef’s founder was to make healthy cooking more affordable and steer people away from fast food.

That’s a mission we can get behind.

NutriChef makes the perfect starter cookware sets. They are:

  • Loaded with all the cookware and utensils to outfit most kitchens
  • Finished with modern colors and fun textures
  • Totally freaking affordable

The only thing we don’t like about NutriChef is that there are almost too many options. We’ve narrowed them down to our 7 favorite cookware sets.

Our NutriChef Cookware Reviews

Need a red cookware set? NutriChef has it.

Ready to start cooking with stainless? NutriChef has that too.

Check out our reviews below and find your perfect set.

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The NutriChef Excilon Nonstick Cookware Set is our pick for the best overall because of the versatility and price. It’s nearly impossible to find a cookware set that has as many features as the Excilon for under $150, but NutriChef managed to do it.

Made of reinforced aluminum, the nonstick cookware set can be used on any type of stovetop, including induction. The set is also oven safe up to 500 degrees Fahrenheit. 

Another feature we love is the durable and long lasting ceramic nonstick coating. The mineral-based coating is designed to be healthy and is free of lead, PTFE, PFOA, and PFOS.

The NutriChef Excilon Nonstick Cookware Set is also dishwasher safe, making cleanup quick and painless.

The 11 piece set includes a 1.7-quart saucepan pot with lid, a 3.6-quart Dutch oven pot with lid, a 2.1-quart cooking pot with lid, an 11-inch large fry pan, an 8-inch small fry pan, soup ladle, pasta fork, and spatula.

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What Other Experts Are Saying About NutriChef Excilon Cookware

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NutriChef Excilon cookware sets are beautiful and affordable

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NutriChef’s 11 Piece Diamond Excilon Nonstick Cookware Set has all the features found in the original Excilon set with a sleek diamond line pattern on the exterior of the pots and pans.

The pots and pans in this nonstick set are made from aluminum, a highly conductive material that retains heat for even cooking. The lids that come with the set are shatterproof and vented, allowing steam to escape.

Like the original Excilon, the NutriChef Diamond Excilon Nonstick Cookware Set has a non-toxic ceramic nonstick coating. This proprietary nonstick coating is free from harmful chemicals and will not give off toxic fumes while cooking. It’s also extremely easy to clean, which is one of the reasons people consistently rate this product as 5 stars on Amazon.

Finally, the set has comfortable heat-resistant silicone handles to prevent accidental burns.

The 11 piece set includes a 1.7-quart saucepan pot with lid, a 3.6-quart Dutch oven pot with lid, a 2.1-quart cooking pot with lid, an 11-inch large fry pan, an 8-inch small fry pan, soup ladle, pasta fork, and spatula.

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The Excilon Diamond Cookware Set comes in options like gray (pictured) and blue diamond

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The NutriChef Professional Nonstick Cookware Set is a strong runner up to the Excilon. It shares many of the same great features and we love this set, but it comes at a higher price point and we honestly don’t believe most people need a third fry pan.

The pots and pans in this set are constructed from hard-anodized aluminum surrounded by heat resistant lacquer, then finished with a bright and colorful outer layer. The aluminum core offers even and predictable heat distribution while the colorful exterior adds some fun to your kitchen.

We’re crazy about NutriChef’s ceramic nonstick coating! The nonstick interior of the pans handle eggs, pancakes, and other traditionally sticky foods with ease.

To make your cooking experience safe and comfortable, each piece in the NutriChef Professional Nonstick Cookware Set is fitted with ergonomic cool touch handles.

This cookware set is oven safe up to 500 degrees Fahrenheit and suitable for induction cooking.

The set includes a 1.5-quart saucepan with lid, a 3.4-quart Dutch oven pot with lid, a 2-quart cooking pot with lid, an 11-inch large fry pan, 9.5-inch medium fry pan, an 8-inch small fry pan, soup ladle, pasta fork & spatula.

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NutriChef's Professional Cookware Set in teal

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The NutriChef 8-Piece Copper Cookware Set provides an introduction to copper cookware at an unbelievable price point.

The pots and pans in this set feature a three-layer construction. Each layer serves a purpose. The heavy-gauge aluminum core heats the cookware evenly, while the copper exterior facilitates fast and efficient heat transfer. Finally, the stainless steel interior is non-reactive, meaning you can cook any type of meal without worrying about the cookware impacting the flavor.

Like most copper cookware, this set must be washed by hand to preserve its integrity. It is also not suitable for induction stovetops, but it is oven safe up to 500 degrees Fahrenheit.

The NutriChef 8-Piece Copper Cookware Set includes a 1.6-quart saucepan with lid, a 2.3-quart saucepan with lid, a 5.9-quart casserole with lid, an 8-inch open fry pan, and a 10-inch open fry pan.

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The NutriChef Copper Cookware Set is an affordable introduction to copper

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If you’re on a tight budget the NutriChef Kitchenware Nonstick Cookware Set is going to be your best choice.

The cookware in this set is constructed from aluminum alloy and heats quickly and evenly. It’s suitable for induction stovetops but it is only oven safe up to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

Even though this is a budget set it still features NutriChef’s lead, PTFE, PFOA, and PFOS-free ceramic nonstick coating. You can rest easy knowing you are cooking with a non-toxic nonstick coating. Not only is the non-toxic coating safe for your health, but it encourages healthier cooking as well since you’ll be able to cook using less butter and oil.

The NutriChef Kitchenware Nonstick Cookware Set includes 1 and 2-quart saucepans with lids, a 5-quart casserole with lid, 3-quart saute pan pot with lid, an 8-inch and 10-inch open fry pan, soup ladle, pasta fork, and strainer.

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The NutriChef 13-Piece Kitchenware Set in black

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We think the NutriChef 14-Piece Nonstick Lacquer Cookware Set is one of their most attractive sets, but it also comes packed with features.

The pots and pans in this set are lovingly constructed of 5 layers of material. An aluminum core ensures that heat is conducted efficiently, eliminating annoying hot spots. The nonstick interior means food releases easily from the cookware, and the attractive exterior layer is designed to be dishwasher safe.

Like other NutriChef sets, this set has unmatched versatility. It’s oven safe up to 500 degrees Fahrenheit and suitable for induction stovetops.

The ceramic nonstick coating is also non-toxic and produced without lead, PTFE, PFOA, or PFOS.

The set includes 1.5-quart and 2.5-quart saucepots with lids, a 5-quart Dutch oven pot with lid, 12-inch large fry pan, 10-inch medium fry pan, 8-inch small fry pan, soup ladle, pasta fork, spatula, and strainer.

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The NutriChef Lacquer Cookware Set is durable and attractive

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If you’re concerned with durability and willing to pay a premium price we enthusiastically recommend the NutriChef 8-Piece Steel 4-ply Cookware Set.

The cookware is constructed of 4 layers of material. A hard aluminum core is covered in a layer of hard anodized and heat resistant material. The stainless steel interior of the cookware is non-reactive and won’t impact the flavor of your food.

The set is oven safe up to 500 degrees Fahrenheit and suitable for induction stovetops.

While we love nonstick for its convenience, stainless steel truly is a superior material, and with a quality stainless set, you’ll only need a bit of oil to prevent food from sticking to the cookware. While we would have loved to see utensils included with this set, it is overall still a great value.

The set includes a 3-quart saucepan with lid, 5-quart casserole with lid, 3-quart saute pan with a helper, 8-inch open fry pan, and a 10-inch open fry pan.

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The NutriChef 4-Ply Steel Cookware Set features aluminum bodies and stainless steel interiors

Frequently Asked Questions About NutriChef Cookware

Not all pans are designed to cook steak on the stovetop.

Cooking a great steak on the stovetop requires the ability to sear the meat. Searing is a cooking technique that requires cooking food in a pan at high temperatures until a brown crust forms.

A pan that’s designed to cook a steak is capable of reaching high temperatures and able to retain high heat.

Pans with a non-stick coating should never be considered because the non-stick coating is only intended for cooking at low or medium heat.

Is NutriChef a good brand?

Yes, NutriChef’s cookware is both functional and affordable. The cookware is highly rated by consumers on numerous e-commerce websites.

Does NutriChef use Teflon in their non stick cookware?

No. NutriChef uses a mineral-based nonstick coating that is free of lead, PTFE, PFOA, and PFOS.

Do NutriChef products come with a warranty?

Yes, but you need to reach out to the manufacturer for details. More importantly, the brand offers a 100% satisfaction guarantee and encourage you to reach out to them if you are not happy with your purchase.

Is NutriChef cookware dishwasher safe?

Generally yes, but it depends on the set. The stainless steel sets and some of the nonstick sets are dishwasher safe. Some of the sets with more colorful exteriors are hand wash only.

Can you use metal utensils in NutriChef cookware?

It’s not recommended. Wood or silicone utensils are a better option if you want to preserve the interior of your cookware.

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Yet another great looking set from NutriChef

Final Thoughts on NutriChef Cookware

NutriChef offers a wide range of affordable cookware options that any home cook would love to own. We were really impressed with the quality of their non stick cookware in particular, and we loved all the bold color options.

More importantly, they stand by their products. If you aren’t thrilled with your purchase you can reach out to the company and they will happily replace it.

Let us know which NutriChef set you bought in the comments!

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