Hestan Cookware reviews and comparisons

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If you know anything about premium cookware, you’ve definitely heard about the Hestan Brand. Hestan is a part of the Meyer Group that is home to 30 other cookware brands, most notably Anolon, Circulon, Faberware. The Hestan brand was founded by Stanley Cheng, the godfather of hard-anodized, nonstick cookware.

Hestan came into existence in 2015 but has caused quite the stir in the cookware industry for both personal and commercial use. And while this has not been enough time to gauge the durability, the cookware shows extreme promise. What’s more, they guarantee high-quality construction through cutting-edge technology–and to that tune, Hestan currently has 14 global registered patents.

I have had the pleasure of taking some few pieces out for a spin, and dare I say if money was no object… I also recently took some time to sit with a group of chef buddies to discuss the value-prop that this premium cookware brings in fast-paced kitchens. Thereafter, I researched what users were saying about the hand-crafted, Made in Italy cookware.

Hestan gives us 4 premium collections featuring fully clad cookware, a copper option, and some TITUM nonstick alternatives.

An Overview of Hestan’s 4 Collections

Hestan NanoBond

The tri-ply NanoBond cookware is a true kitchen masterpiece. It has an aluminum core that facilitates conductivity and an interior and exterior titanium-bonded stainless steel finish. The interior comes with flush rivets and is metal safe for seamless cooking and cleaning. The cookware is dark-hued in appearance, with the Hestan logo prominently displayed on each of the steel handles for an even more exquisite look. The sealed rims secure the cladding from rust and degradation and are flared for easy pouring.

You have to put up with the handles as they get really hot when cooking–we can’t imagine how they feel when the 1050°F heat tolerance is achieved. Again, you need to know your way around stainless steel to keep food from sticking though this has a semi-nonstick performance. The thick base also takes longer to conduct heat as compared to other cookware. And finally, while dishwasher safe, done consistently, the cookware develops a cloudy appearance. The cookware also develops blue marks from heat tint–stick to handwashing, and polish the cookware regularly to maintain its pristine appearance.

If you’re investing in this cookware to pass on to future generations, sure, it’s a good investment. And for chefs who want a quality set that can be the kitchen’s workhorse without degrading quality or appearance, great choice. Otherwise, there are equally good sets available for way cheaper. We would also call this a niche offering designed for people that will pay top dollar if the product guarantees quality.

Hestan CopperBond

As for the CopperBond, first, this is not real copper cookware, but a 5-layer stainless steel + copper core cookware. The copper layer is 100% pure and thicker than that found on other copper-clad cookware–translating to slightly better heat conduction and distribution. The cookware looks elegant, and it is not surprising that many people have reported buying it for kitchen aesthetics. The CopperBond range features stainless steel hardware–the handles and lids, and a stainless steel base for induction.

But, you need to be wary of the amount of maintenance required to keep this collection looking pristine. It is not dishwasher safe; therefore, delicate handwashing is the only way to get the cookware clean. Secondly, the cookware is not nonstick; therefore, you will be nudging some food residue off. Not to mention, you will need to regularly polish the natural patina off the copper exterior, the scratch marks from metal utensils, as well as the tints caused by cooking on the stainless steel.

The CopperBond is extremely durable and quite heat-responsive. Despite needing a little extra care for the shine, you can see how this cookware would cost as much as it does. The heat performance is only marginally better than regular stainless steel, making the splurge a little questionable. There are cheaper sets that deliver exceptionally on all the fronts that this cookware does. But in the same breath, this is an excellent option to complement a luxury-inspired kitchen space.

Hestan ProBond

The ProBond is a tri-ply clad cookware with a ProCore aluminum for enhanced heat performance. The ColdForged metal construction gives a thick base for conduction and retention, thin sidewalls for fast redistribution, and thick rims for durability. This gives you light cookware that can be your kitchen’s workhorse without the worry of degradation. The pans look great with the two-toned stainless steel exterior and brushed interior, but you will have to skip the dishwasher and invest in good polish to keep the pans looking good.

The cooking performance is as good as that of a quality stainless steel set and as good as your cooking methods. Ensure to cook on low heat and grease the pans at the right time to reduce the sticking intensity. The cookware has a wider cooking surface than other pots and skillets with similar dimensions, which means you won’t crowd your food. Heat stains and scratches are inevitable but can be polished right off.

The TITUM offerings are also a welcome addition to the Hestan brand, as they provide an excellent surface for cooking fragile meals without the worry of sticking or breaking. They are also easier to clean and cheaper alternatives to their stainless steel counterparts–a good thing since we don’t expect them to last as long. But essentially, the ProBond is a high-quality offering and worth the price. We like the affordability aspect and the fact that Hestan does not compromise on performance and durability. This is the Hestan collection I’d fully endorse.

Hestan Thomas Keller Insignia

The Thomas Keller Insignia’s tri-ply, stainless steel, ProCore aluminum cookware is a professional chef’s idea of a good tool. WIth a highly conductive core and good temperature control, you are able to have a pulse on your cooking at all times. The little tweaks that Hestan incorporates to make the Chef’s work seamless are very welcome for anyone buying this collection. They include; the cut-out on the handle that defuses heat transfer for a stay-cool effect, the universal vented lids that ensure each piece can be covered while eliminating annoying rattle and the large diameters that allow the pans to sit on large burners without fire rolling up the sides.

The Insignia collection also features the usual specifications that make Hestan a highly sought-after brand, including; the sealed rims, the balanced weight, high-quality construction, high-heat tolerance, flush rivets, dishwasher safe (but not advisable) and the elegant design. Therefore, while this is one of Hestan’s more expensive offerings, this is another one that’s worth the investment. For anyone in a commercial setup looking for a cookware workhorse while still retaining the durability guarantee, the reviews so far speak a lot of good about this set. If you’re looking for something for your home, it might save you some money to stick to the similarly performing ProBond.

Hestan NanoBond

Hestan - NanoBond Collection - Stainless Steel 10-Piece Titanium Ultimate Cookware Set
  • 1.5qt and 3qt Saucepan with lids, one 8.5″ and 11″ Skillet, one 3.5qt Sauté pan with lid , and one 8qt stockpot with lid. Handcrafted in Italy with a lifetime warranty; dishwasher safe
  • Molecular Titanium bonds thousands of titanium nano-layers to stainless steel, creating a brilliantly resilient cooking surface 4x harder than typical stainless steel and resistant to scratching, staining and salt pitting
  • Triple bonded stainless steel with exclusive ProCore aluminum delivers 35% greater heat conductivity than other aluminum-clad cookware for quick and even heating; safe, nonreactive surface is 100% toxin free

Hestan creates its NanoBond range in a high-heat vacuum chamber using a blend of titanium and chromium-based alloys for a toxin-free, more durable construction. This has been praised as the first innovation to stainless steel cookware in quite a while.

Construction

The NanoBond collection features a fully clad, tri-ply construction. It features an aluminum core sandwiched by stainless steel layers that form the interior and exterior of the cookware. The already durable 18/10 stainless steel has been reinforced with NanoBond technology–thousands of nanolayers of titanium and chromium-based alloys that are bonded to increase the strength of the steel by a manufacturer-claimed 400%. When handling the pan, you can see and feel the pan’s sturdiness and quality in construction.

The aluminum core increases the heat conductivity of the cookware, while the titanium-fused high-quality steel gives it extreme heat tolerance. The exterior is magnetized steel for induction capabilities. On the other hand, the interior presents a seamless finish from the base to the rim, with slightly curved walls for increased cooking surface. The cookware also features rivets that flush with the cookware’s interior (a standard with all of Hestan’s collections). This makes cleaning the cookware much easier. The flat base with rounded edges also greatly complements aesthetics and features the collection’s name and Hestan logo imprinted.

The NanoBond, like all of Hestan’s cookware, features a sealed rim finish. This means that they add a reinforced stainless steel layer over the rim’s edge to keep the composite layers of metal from rusting or splitting with time. It is also good for aesthetics, as the dullness and rust on other clad cookware’s rims become unsightly after years of use. The rims are also flared for easy pouring–none of the Hestan pieces feature pouring spouts. This keeps food from splattering to the body and gurantees easy cleanup.

Hestan nanobond logo on handle

The continuous, long handles on the NanoBond are standard across all of Hestan’s cookware (except the Thomas Keller Insignia). They are dual riveted, with rivets that flush within the interior for a seamless finish. They are also ergonomically designed to give the user a comfortable hold, with a well-placed bump on the underside letting your finger know that you are too close to the body. The pans’ handles angle upwards from the body then slightly ascend into a straight design, making it more comfortable to balance the heavy cookware. You will also appreciate the roomy, thicker steel helper handles.

All handles on the cookware get extremely hot due to their continuous design that allows uninterrupted heat conduction. This includes the handles on the stainless steel lids as well. On the flip side, the handles all feature Hestan’s logo, which looks like a beautiful monogram of the letter H. The handles are also optimized for storage as they feature hanging loops, with those on the lids being roomy enough to slide into the long handle. Alternatively, flip the lids and stack the cookware–they work with the flush rivet surface to give you adequate nesting ability.

Coatings

The NanoBond cookware features a titanium-infused interior and exterior. This gives the cookware surface a dark-hued, titanium gray finish that is smooth, glossy and almost mirror-like. The cooking performance is second to no other stainless steel. Food will stick, as this is not Teflon, but the performance is not too far off that of nonstick cookware with proper cooking techniques.

Hestan Nanobond heat distribution
Pancakes on Hestan NanoBond brown evenly but not perfectly even

This quality also makes it one of the easiest stainless steel cookware to clean. In fact, that quality is echoed again and again by most reviewers. It is also dishwasher safe, but that tends to dull the shine, so handwashing and frequent polishing is always recommended. The stainless steel lids and handles feature a brushed steel appearance, while the lid handles come in polished steel. Overall, this cookware looks as premium as the price tag.

Compatibility with Different Stovetops and Oven Ranges

Here’s where things get even more interesting. The cookware is compatible with all stovetops, including induction, thanks to the magnetized steel base. But this cookware also has a high heat tolerance of up to 1050°F–meaning you can really test your heat boundaries with this set in ovens and broilers. Though not one of the features you will need regularly, it also speaks to the durability of this cookware–and the lifetime guarantee.

Price Range

Hestan is already one of the most premium brands around. But even so, the NanoBond comes as the most expensive of Hestan’s cookware, followed closely by the CopperBond. Most people consider this brand, and more so this collection, the kind of investment that’s passed down generations.

Available Set Options

Hestan offers the NanoBond Collection in different combination sets or as open stock. Below are the options available:

  • 15-piece set: 8.5”, 11”, and 12.5” Skillet, 2qt and 4qt Saucepan with lids, 3qt Soup pot with lid, 3.5qt Sauteuse pan with lid, 5qt Sauté pan with lid, and 8qt stockpot with lid
  • 10-piece set: 8.5” and 11” Skillet, 1.5qt and 3qt Saucepan with lid, 5qt Sauté pan with lid, and 8qt stockpot with lid
  • 5-piece set: 11” Skille, 2qt Saucepan with lid, and 3.5qt Sauté pan with lid
  • Select-size titanium skillet
  • Select-size Titanium Essential Pans
  • Titanium Butter Warmer
  • Select-size Titanium Saucepans
  • Select-size Titanium Sauté Pans
  • 14” Covered Titanium Wok
  • 3 qt Covered Titanium soup pot
  • 8qt Covered titanium stockpot
  • 3.5qt Covered titanium sauteuse
  • 2-piece skillet set
  • 14” Chef’s pan
  • 5 qt Dutch oven pot

Hestan CopperBond

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Hestan - CopperBond Collection - 100% Pure Copper Frying Pan, 12.5-Inches
  • Includes - (1) Hestan Copperbond 12.5" Skillet
  • Flush Rivets - Chef-inspired flush rivets, make Hestan cookware easy to clean by preventing food built up. They are also ideal for stacking and nesting.
  • 100% Copper Core - Innovative 5-layer bonded construction with a thick 100% pure copper core for quick heating, exceptional temperature control, and even heat distribution.

The CopperBond collection features an award-winning design, modern aesthetics, excellent heat performance, and definitely screams a high price tag.

Construction

The CopperBond is a beautiful dual-toned collection, with an exposed polished copper exterior, a shiny steel collar under the rim, and a wraparound steel base. The cookware features a layer of 100% pure copper placed between two aluminum layers that aid in bonding the copper to the outer facing 18/10 stainless steel layers. Hestan then cuts out a section of aluminum and stainless steel on the exterior to expose the copper for breath-taking aesthetics.

Hestan CopperBond Layers
Hestan CopperBond Layers

The base features wraparound stainless steel that slightly rises up the cookware’s walls. This ensures that the cookware is induction compatible. The rim-edges are sealed like all of Hestan’s products, flared for spill-proof pouring, and fit snuggly with the stainless steel lids. The handles are made of stainless steel and heat quite a bit when cooking, so be careful when handling them.

The 5-layer construction is supposed to give this cookware excellent heat control. And while this is not giving the performance of true-copper cookware, the thick copper layer improves the heat conduction above that of regular stainless steel. Cladding the thick copper layer in stainless steel also ensures that acidic foods don’t react with the copper and gives the cookware durability.

Hestan CopperBond Handle
Hestan CopperBond Handle

It takes a bit of time to master the heat control on this cookware to avoid burning food, and that period can be frustrating remembering the cost of the cookware. Again, without the use of oil or butter, the food will definitely stick, which most people assume premium stainless steel does away with. Acquaint yourself with appropriate cooking methods, as this will also make cleanup easier.

Coatings

The elegant-looking pieces feature a two-tone exterior that is the envy of anyone that walks into your kitchen (no, seriously). The interior features a clean brushed stainless steel that runs uninterrupted thanks to the flush rivets. The food release is as good as any premium stainless steel cookware. The exterior features exposed shiny copper, a shiny stainless steel layer under the rim, and a second layer that rises partially up the body from the base. This is also the most colorful than any of Hestan’s cookware gets.

Maintaining this set requires some patience as it is not dishwasher-safe to begin with. The stainless steel develops cloudy marks from heat tint, and you may experience a bit of sticking when cooking. Using metal utensils also leaves unsightly superficial marks. But all this goes away with delicate cleaning and polishing. The copper exterior also develops a natural patina, and without frequent (probably after every couple of uses), the pans are not as aesthetically pleasing.

Hestan Copperbond tarnished finish

Compatibility with Different Stovetops and Ovens

The CopperBond set is excellent at heat conduction and compatible with all stovetops. The stainless steel magnetic base gives it induction capability. The entire set is oven safe up to 600°F, including the stainless steel lids and handles.

Price Range

Copper cookware is naturally expensive, and having a fully clad, Hestan copper option means that this is automatically a very premium offering. In fact, this comes in second to the NanoBond–whose high-quality construction justifies the price tag. Some open stock pieces in this collection are even more expensive than their counterpart NanoBond ones.

Available Set Options

Hestan offers the CopperBond Collection in different combination sets or as open stock. Below are the options available:

  • 11-Piece Set: 11” Skillet, 2qt and 4qt Saucepan with lids, 3qt Soup pot with lid, 3.5qt Sauté pan with lid, 5qt Essential Pan with lid
  • 10-Piece Set: 8.5” and 11” Skillet, 1.5qt and 3qt Saucepan with lids, 3.5qt Sauté pan with lid, 6qt stockpot with lid
  • Select-size covered induction copper essential pans
  • Covered induction copper soup pot, 3qt
  • Select-size induction copper skillets
  • Select-size induction copper saucepans
  • Induction copper sauté, 3.5qt
  • Induction copper sauteuse, 3.5qt
  • Induction copper stock Pot, 6qt

Hestan ProBond

Hestan - ProBond Collection - Professional Clad Stainless Steel 10-Piece Ultimate Cookware Set
  • Cold forged steel for optimized construction and performance
  • Triple bonded clad stainless steel with exclusive ProCoreTM aluminum delivers 35% greater heat conductivity than other aluminum-clad cookware for quick and even heating
  • Attractive two-toned exterior design with a polished rim paired with a brushed stainless-steel body

This is the Hestan alternative for people who want quality stainless steel cookware, a durability guarantee, more cooking surface area, and optimized heat control without breaking the bank (completely).

Construction

Another one of Hestan’s award-winning designs. This beautiful two-toned set features a tri-ply clad consisting of a thick (thicker than standard) aluminum core, sandwiched between two layers of high-quality 18/10 stainless steel. This collection is made using Hestan’s proprietary ColdForge technology. What’s that? It refers to a construction process where metal is intelligently placed for optimum performance and durability. Practically, we see it in the ProBond’s thicker bases, thinner sidewalls, and thick rims.

Hestan Probond sauce pan

The thick base is excellent for even heating, and good heat retention–Hestan uses ProCore tech, which leverages a thicker aluminum core for that fast heating ability. The thin sidewalls are strategic for fast heat conduction. On the other hand, the thick rims, which are sealed in true Hestan fashion, guarantee longevity–they hold a lot of weight when the cookware is nested. The lids can be flipped to allow for better stacking and are interchangeable to fit all the pieces in this set. The tri-ply clad ensures good cooking performance, and though the collection has not been tested through decades, the projections on its longevity have been overwhelmingly positive.

The ColdForge technology creates a well-balanced pan that’s lighter than pans with similar construction material. This means that you can maneuver the pan quite easily in the kitchen. The cookware also features flush rivets, which deter food or grease from getting trapped, making cleanup relatively easier. You will appreciate that the cookware is dishwasher safe but won’t consider it if you want the pieces to retain their shine.

Hestan ProBOnd bottom

Coatings

The exterior is two-toned, with a brushed stainless steel appearance on the larger part of the lower body and a polished stainless steel band directly below the rim. The pans really stand out with this design. The interior comes in two alternatives. One is brushed stainless steel that provides a stable, non-reactive cooking surface. However, remember that all stainless steel surfaces will leach some chromium and nickel in small amounts, but these are micronutrients needed by the body. If you have a nickel allergy–the NanoBond’s titanium surface is here for you, or you can pick the ProBond’s second alternative, the TITUM nonstick option.

The stainless steel surface is susceptible to scratches when using metal utensils. This will need good polish to get rid of. Do not use knives or forks as they tend to ding the surface substantially, and no amount of polish can repair that. The food release is standard for what you get from a good stainless steel set; therefore, you will be cleaning off some residue. Again, for better food release and easier cleanup, opt for the TITUM coated pieces.

Hestan ProBond handle

Hestan offers their TITUM options in the ProBond and the Thomas Keller Insignia collections. The TITUM nonstick system is 5-layered. At the top, you have three layers of diamond reinforced, PFOA-free nonstick coating. The three layers are fused to a titanium plasma primer that adds strength to the nonstick layers and also adheres to the sandblasted stainless steel body. Sandblasting the stainless steel makes for a more optimal latch of the nonstick layers. The nonstick options are a good choice to have for easy-cleanup after meals. But remember to follow the rules of nonstick care and maintenance–low heat, non-metal utensils and no dishwasher.

Compatibility with Different Stovetops and Ovens

The cookware is compatible with all stovetops, including induction tops. What’s more, the aluminum core ensures that it conducts heat fast and distributes it for an amazing cooking experience. The entire set is also oven safe up to 600°F, including the stainless steel lids and handles. However, please take note that the TITUM pans should not be exposed to heat over 500°F; else, they start to emit toxic fumes. High heat also degrades the nonstick relatively faster.

Price Range

This is an affordable collection from Hestan–not to be confused with affordable in general. Next to collections like the NanoBond and CopperBond, this set makes the brand feel accessible, but you’re still getting a premium stainless steel offering. Even better is that the sets are curated with an assortment of the most frequently used cookware; therefore, the investment would be worth making.

Available Set Options

Hestan offers the ProBond Collection in different combination sets or as open stock. Below are the options available:

  • 10-Piece set: 8.5” and 11” Skillet, 1.5qt and 3qt Saucepan with lids, 3.5qt Saute pan with lid, 8qt stockpot with lid
  • 3.5 qt essential pan with lid
  • 3.5qt TITUM nonstick essential pan
  • 2-Piece TITUM nonstick skillet set
  • Select-size professional clad stainless steel TITUM nonstick skillet
  • Select-size professional clad stainless steel skillets
  •  5 qt Professional clad stainless steel essential pan
  • 3qt professional clad stainless steel soup pot
  • Select size professional clad stainless steel saucepans
  • 3.5 qt professional clad stainless steel sauteuse with lid
  • Select-size professional clad stainless steel saute pans with lids
  • 14” professional clad stainless steel wok with lid
  • 8qt professional clad stainless steel stockpot with lid

Hestan Thomas Keller Insignia

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Hestan Insignia Set, 11 Piece, Stainless Steel
  • COOKWARE SET INCLUDES - 1.5-quart sauce pot, 3-quart sauce pot, 4-quart sauce pot, 8.5-inch TITUM nonstick sauté pan, 11-inch sauté pan, 12.5-inch sauté pan, 8-quart stockpot, 2-quart saucier, 6-quart rondeau, 8.5-inch universal lid, 12.5-inch universal lid
  • BESPOKE HANDLE DESIGN - Ergonomically crafted handle boasts a seamless-fit handle that eliminates food build-up for easy cleaning, while the heat vent is designed to reduce heat transfer by up to 20%
  • OPTIMAL CRAFTSMANSHIP - Italian crafted cookware set is made from tri-ply clad stainless steel with ProCore aluminum core for optimum culinary performance

What do we know about Chef Thomas Keller? Well, he stands out for his culinary skills and his precision. He delivers nothing short of the highest standards. His passion has continuously set new paradigms within the hospitality industry, and he’s done it again through the Thomas Keller Insignia cookware collection for Hestan.

Construction

The first thing to note is that this iteration of Hestan cookware is designed around professional or commercial use. Not to say that you can’t use this at home, because if you do, you’re obviously lucky to. Another iteration of the tri-ply construction featuring high-grade stainless steel layers and a ProCore aluminum core. It has the same performance as the ProBond, but with a slight variation in certain design elements.

The first major differentiator is the cookware’s handles. Hestan’s handles are notorious for getting extremely hot. The Insignia collection features a cut-out on the handle near the hinge to defuse heat transfer. The continuous handle on Hestan’s other collections get really hot after cooking periods. While that can be managed with mitts and towels in a household kitchen, professionals need handles that don’t get as hot due to the busy nature of their cooking environment–it’s a burn hazard waiting to happen.

The next most significant difference is the vented lids. The Insignia collection comes with universal vented lids. These lids will rest comfortably on any of Hestan’s cookware regardless of size. And since they don’t click into position or fit snuggly, the vents come in handy to prevent boil overs, pressure and eliminate rattling. The vent holes make up Hestan’s beautiful monogram H logo.

The final differentiator is the cooking surface. Commercial burners tend to be generally wider, and to adapt to this; the Insignia collection adopts wider diameters. Home chefs will usually opt for taller sidewalls to keep boiling liquids from splattering. For chefs, the wider circumference ensures that the cooking surface in contact with heat is generous for better heating or browning as this enhances flavor. Again, it ensures that the flames don’t roll up the sides of the cookware.

Coatings

The Insignia collection features a monotone brushed stainless steel exterior that looks quite professional. The interior comes in two variations. You can get your Insignia in brushed stainless steel and reap the benefits of cooking on high-quality stainless steel cookware. Alternatively, you can get yours with the PTFE-based, PFOA-free nonstick referred to as TITUM.

There aren’t that many pieces with the TITUM nonstick in this collection–in fact, in each set, Hestan only offers one nonstick saute pan. You can buy some different-sized saute pans as open-stock from select stores. The makeup of the nonstick surface is a 3-layer diamond reinforced nonstick coating, which gives the cookware its glimmer, fused to a titanium plasma primer that adheres to the sandblasted stainless steel body.

The heavy makeup of the TITUM makes it more durable than regular nonstick. Hestan calls it metal safe, but we always like to remind the reader that nonstick eventually degrades. It has excellent food release and easier cleanup than the stainless steel counterparts, but not half the searing ability of its counterparts. The TITUM pieces on the Insignia collection are also cheaper than their stainless steel counterparts. It makes sense to have both options.

Compatibility With Different Stovetops and Ovens

The set is compatible with all stovetops, including induction tops. The entire set is also oven safe up to 600°F, including the stainless steel lids and handles. However, take note that the TITUM pans should not be exposed to heat over 500°F; else, they start to emit toxic fumes. High heat also degrades the nonstick relatively faster.

Price Range

The cost of the pieces in this collection is right up there with the NanoBond and the CopperBond. Understandably so, the pieces have been designed to be the perfect companions for busy chefs at home or in commercial setups.

Available Set Options

Hestan offers the Thomas Keller Insignia Collection in different combination sets or open stock. Below are the options available:

  • 11-Piece set: 1.5-quart sauce pot, 3-quart sauce pot, 4-quart sauce pot, 8.5-inch TITUM™ nonstick sauté pan, 11-inch sauté pan, 12.5-inch sauté pan, 8-quart stockpot, 2-quart saucier, 6-quart rondeau, 8.5-inch universal lid, 12.5-inch universal lid
  • 7-Piece set: 2-quart saucier, 3-quart sauce pot, 4-quart sauce pot, 8-quart stock pot, 8.5-inch TITUM™ nonstick sauté pan, 11-inch sauté pan, 12.5-inch universal lid
  • Thomas Keller Insignia select-size rondeaus
  • Thomas Keller Insignia 0.75 qt butter warmer
  • Thomas Keller Insignia 2qt saucier
  • Thomas Keller Insignia select-size sauce pots
  • Thomas Keller Insignia select-size saute pans
  • Thomas Keller Insignia TITUM nonstick select size saute pans
  • Thomas Keller Insignia saute pan, set of two
  • Thomas Keller Insignia saute pan set of two, with TITUM nonstick system
  • Thomas Keller Insignia Universal lids
  • Thomas Keller Insignia select size stock pots

To wrap it up

Hestan has put in the work and has given us a premium cookware line that delivers on performance, aesthetics, and durability. They have also been credited with introducing innovation in the fully clad stainless steel cookware front with the titanium-infused NanoBond. This is one of the few (if not the only) cookware that can guarantee a heat tolerance of 1050°F. However, you will have to live without color options, tempered lids, and keep up with frequent polishing demands–a small price to pay for the life-long performance the brand guarantees.

Remember, these are premium offerings, and it serves to know the benefits and drawbacks of each set before taking the plunge. But if you’re not ready to commit to one collection, and if having different design pieces does not flare up your OCD, purchase the pieces as open-stock to get pieces that play into your exact needs.

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