Some manufactures make dedicated cookware sets and you can find a good number of reviews for them. Others don't make or sell cookware sets, rather, they package individual pieces into sets, then sell those sets exclusively at various retail outlets. This is why you can't always compare set to set, but you can compare how the pieces themselves perform individually, and extrapolate the performance and value of each set from there.
Our top-rated cookware sets are chosen based on cooking performance, ease of use, durability and appearance. To evaluate cookware performance and ease of use, we consulted professional tests conducted by Cook's Illustrated, the Good Housekeeping Research Institute, ConsumerReports.org, TheSweethome.com and Chowhound.com. Then, to gain insight into long-term durability that can't be measured in a test lab, we analyzed thousands of user reviews from retail sites such as Amazon.com, Walmart.com and Macys.com. The result of our research is the best cookware on the market; one of these is sure to help you release your inner chef.