Cookware materials guide

Cookware materials guide


Each material has its benefit in the kitchen and allows different ways to cook each type of food.


Stainless steel cookware

Stainless steel cookware

  • Durable, corrosion-resistant and recycable material.
  • Poor heat conductor material. So, we recommend pieces with an aluminium or copper core to guarantee uniform and fast heat distribution.
  • Beautiful and elegant appearance.
  • Suitable for induction cooktops.
  • Stainless steel does not react with acidic ingredients.
  • Easy to clean and maintain.
  • Dishwasher safe.
  • Perfect for all culinary techniques, specially braising, searing, sautéing and making sauces.

Aluminium cookware

  • Extremely durable, efficient and lightweight material.
  • Soft material and can react with acidic food.
  • Fast and uniform heat distribution.
  • Not suitable for induction cooktop.
  • Perfect for all culinary techniques.
Aluminium cookware
Enameled cast iron cookware

Cast iron cookware

  • Cast iron is a reactive material. So, we recommend enameled cast iron brands, like Staub.
  • Colourful enameled cast iron pieces add an elegant touch for your table.
  • Enameled cast iron is heavier and more expensive than regular cast iron but retains heat extremely well and is a durable material.
  • Oven safe.
  • Suitable for induction cooktops.
  • Great for long simmering, browning, stewing and baking.

Multilayer cookware

  • Usually made of stainless steel external layers and aluminium or copper internal layers.
  • These pieces take advantage of each material properties: the durability of stainless steel and the uniform and fast heat conductivity of aluminium or copper.
  • Easy to clean and mantain.
  • Perfect for all culinary techniques.
Multilayer cookware
Copper cookware

Copper cookware

  • Beautiful and extremely conductive material.
  • Fast and uniform heat distribution.
  • Not suitable for induction cooktop.
  • Copper is a reactive metal, the food can have a metallic taste. So, it is a good idea to purchase pieces with a stainless steel or tin lining.
  • Not dishwasher safe.
  • Perfect for boiling, frying, sautéing and simmering.

Ceramic cookware

  • Ceramic retains heat extremely well.
  • Non-reactive material.
  • Suitable for oven, freezer and microwave.
  • Easy to clean.
  • Great for oven dishes.
Ceramic cookware
Non-stick cookware

Non-stick cookware

  • All our nonstick pieces are PFOA-free for healthy cooking.
  • Not suitable for high temperature cooking.
  • These pieces must be used with wooden or plastic utensils, metal utensils will scratch the non-stick coating.
  • Easy to clean.
  • Perfect for low-fat dishes, as it needs little oil for cooking, and food sticks easily, like eggs or crepes.