Stiftung Warentest tested a total of 17 pot sets consisting of four to five pots. If no sets were available, testers purchased the jars individually. In addition to handling, energy consumption and durability, the cooking function is the focus of the evaluation. In the practical test, for example, it was checked how quickly the pans heat up and cool down again, whether the heat is evenly distributed and whether the pan and the lid close well. In addition, it was measured how flat the inside of the bottom of the pot is.
All these criteria contribute to an ideal cooking result. However, neither in this category nor in the overall rating does a set perform “very well”. The good news: 11 out of 17 sets do “good” overall. Including cheap cooking pots like Lidl or Tefal.