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Hexclad Hybrid Cookware Reviews 2020 – (Comprehensive) Buyer’s Guide

Searching for new cookware is never an easy task; there are so many ranges to choose from. HexClad cookware may not be a brand that you have considered or even heard of.

Have a read through our Hexclad Hybrid Cookware Reviews and buyer’s guide to familiarise yourself with the brand and its ethos.We are sure you will be impressed.

Hexclad cookware features a patented design made up of hundreds of 6-sided hexagons that have been laser-etched into each product.

This gives each pan superb non-stick qualities. A healthier diet is easier to maintain as little or no butter or oil is needed to cook with. Each pan is also incredibly hard-wearing and durable as they are constructed from 3-layers of metal.

Read on for further information and tips on choosing, maintaining, and cooking with Hexclad.

Our Top Pick Hexclad Hybrid Cookware

  Hexclad Hybrid Cookware Reviews

1 Hexclad Hybrid Non-stick 7 Pcs – Our Pick

Let’s begin with our 7-piece Hexclad Hybrid cookware review.

There are enough pans included to cover most jobs in the kitchen that a cook could need, there is even a large wok.

The Cookware set includes

  • 12″ fry-pan with lid, the ‘go-to pan’
  • 10″ fry-pan with lid, deep sides for everyday family use
  • 8″ fry-pan with lid, ideal for sauces and single steaks, etc
  • 12″ wok with a lid, stir-fry like a professional

Each pan in this collection features the patented hexagon design that has so many positive points.

The peak and trough design have been laser-etched in; each peak ensures the perfect golden brown sear to ingredients, something other non-stick cookware struggles to achieve. Then the trough; this is where the impressive non-stick surface is created, enabling easy cleanup and healthier cooking.

Why You’ll Love These Pans

We love the heavy-duty look of these pans and the fact that the exterior of the pan is every bit as non-stick as the interior.

Should a sauce or soup boil over, don’t worry; anything baked on can be easily scrubbed off in a matter of moments.

They are constructed from 3-layers of metal; the core is aluminum which conducts heat brilliantly to produce fast and even cooking results.

That is sandwiched between 2-layers of stainless steel. The outer layer is magnetized to make the pots induction hob safe, along with gas, electric, ceramic, and halogen.

The inner layer of stainless steel is infused with a safe, high-quality non-stick surface.

This layer already has brilliant food-release properties but, over time, if it is seasoned regularly it will just get better and better.

It seems to us that HexClad has thought of everything in the design of their pans.

Stay-cool handles with hanging holes, rounded rims to reduce dripping, and tempered glass, vented lids to supervise cooking, are just a few of its great qualities.

Pros

  • Lifetime warranty
  • Superb non-stick properties with hexagon design
  • Metal utensil and abrasive scouring pad safe
  • Ovenproof up to 500-degrees f.
  • Dishwasher safe
  • Induction stovetop compatible
  • Aluminum core for excellent heat distribution

Cons

  • Only fry-pans and woks available in this range
  • Will need to be regularly seasoned

Hexclad Pans Review

2 Hexclad 12 Inch Wok, Hybrid – Editor’s Choice

If stir-frying is your thing then this 12” wok has to be worthy of serious consideration.

It may seem a little on the expensive side but when you consider that it is tough and comes with a lifetime warranty, you should never have to replace it.

It is constructed from the Hexclad Hybrid tri-ply system that enables it to withstand oven temperatures of 500-degrees F.

It is also safe to use in the dishwasher, although, as the non-stick coating is of such high-quality, it will rarely need more than a wipe over with warm soapy water.

Do you want to know something great? If, for any reason, you manage to burn something onto the wok, grab an abrasive cloth or even a wire wool pad and scrub it off.

It is scratch resistant against all of these, which also means cooking with metal utensils is safe.

Cook Food Evenly

The construction of the wok is such that the aluminum core is not just in the base, but also up the sidewalls of the pan. As aluminum distributes heat so well, everything in the wok will cook evenly, even if you have made an extra-large portion.

The wok is safe to use on most cooking surfaces, including gas, electric, and ceramic. If you have an induction stove then it is ideal for that too. This is due to the outer stainless steel layer having magnetic properties.

This is the perfect wok for a home cook or professional chef. It is large and deep enough to supply generous portions, and heavy-duty enough to last a very long time.

Pros

  • Lifetime warranty
  • Modern good looks
  • Oven and dishwasher safe
  • Metal utensil and abrasive pad safe
  • Induction compatible
  • PFOA-free construction
  • Superior-quality non-stick coating
  • Tri-ply Hexclad design for perfect results
  • Long, comfy-grip, stay-cool handle

Cons

  • Better value for money when bought as part of a set
  • No lid included

3 Hexclad Hybrid 8” sauté pan – Editor’s Choice

This is the perfect piece of cookware to begin a Hexclad collection; the 8” sauté pan.

It is the ideal size for making eggs and just right to sear a steak or a chicken breast.

The Cookware set includes

  • 8” sauté pan
  • 8” tempered glass lid with stainless steel rim

The long handle has stay-cool technology along with a comfortable grip. Transferring it around the kitchen is a breeze.

As this pan heats evenly, there will be no hot or cold spots that might ruin your meal. Perfect results are achievable with each and every use.

Long-Lasting Service Life

The tempered glass lid allows you to keep an eye on your sauce as it bubbles away. There is no need to remove it and release flavor or heat. The stainless steel rim protects the lid from cracking and so gives it longer service life.

Cleaning is a cinch. The hexagonal peaks and valleys allow the meat to sear yet keep it free from sticking. This means that a soapy cloth will return the pan to pristine condition.

Or, if you really want, it is 100% safe to place in the dishwasher.

It isn’t only the inside of the pan that is non-stick, the complete exterior is too. It will be just as easy to keep the outside of the pan looking like new.

As with the rest of the cookware in the Hexclad pan reviews, this little pan seems indestructible. Nothing sticks and it is made from a tri-layer construction that will serve you for many years.

Pros

  • Lifetime warranty
  • Small sauté pan ideal to test the brand
  • Patented Hexclad technology, superior non-stick
  • Dishwasher safe
  • Oven-proof to 500-degrees f.
  • Vented glass lid supplied
  • PFOA-free
  • Induction compatible

Cons

  • Available as part of the 7-piece set for better value
  • Will need occasional seasoning
  • Not suited for large meal preparations

4 HexClad Laser Etched Hybrid Cookware Sauté Pan – Editor’s Choice

If you’re looking for an everyday fry-pan that will remain reliable no matter how many times it is used, this could be it.

Box comprises of

  • 10” sauté pan
  • 10” tempered glass lid with stainless steel rim

HexClad cookware looks impressive; it’s the type of cookware that would make your neighbors envious. But it is more than that, much, much more.

For instance, this 10” pan can be used for frying, sautéing, and griddling. It has lovely deep sides suitable to make large family meals.

The laser-cut hexagon design along with the aluminum core ensures everything heats evenly, even up the sidewalls of the pan.

Between each small hexagon is a little valley, this is where the air collects and keeps food from sticking. It is almost a tiny air pocket to allow food to float.

The long handle is angled in such a way that holding it is very comfortable.

Stay Cool Handles

Transferring it around the kitchen is easy, even when it has been on the stove for a while, as the handle is designed to stay cool.

This is a substantial pan that is well-weighted, neither too lightweight nor too heavy.

Cooking with this pan for many years ahead is possible if you treat it well.

Season it occasionally and always cook at the optimum temperature and your pan will look as good as new and maintain easy food release.

Pros

  • Lifetime warranty
  • Suited to everyday use
  • Induction, gas, electric, and ceramic compatible
  • Metal utensil and cleaner safe
  • Dishwasher friendly
  • Ovenproof up to 500-degrees f.
  • Multi-functional for many cooking methods
  • Scratch-resistant

Cons

  • More expensive than other brands
  • Seasoning after use recommended

HexClad vs. Swiss Diamond

You may have caught TV advertising campaigns for both of these brands and wondered how they differ.

Here’s a quick look at their many similarities and some things that may help you to choose one brand over the other.

Both brands are:

  • Constructed with an aluminum core for superb heat distribution and even cooking
  • Have a multiple-layer design
  • Oven-safe to 500-degrees f.
  • Dishwasher friendly
  • Covered by a Lifetime Warranty (limited Swiss Diamond)
  • PFOA-free
  • Require little or no oil for healthier cooking
  • Metal utensil safe

Differences between the brands

  • The cooking surface. Swiss Diamond has a diamond-infused naturally non-stick surface. HexClad favors the stainless steel cooking surface with non-stick coating.
  • Induction stove capabilities. Hexclad has a magnetized stainless steel base to make it induction stove compatible. Swiss Diamond is not compatible.
  • The price of the 2 ranges varies. HexClad appears to be slightly more expensive
  • HexClad cookware has the non-stick coating n both the inside and the exterior. On Swiss Diamond, it is just the inner cooking surface that is non-stick.

Click this link to get a more in-depth look at our Swiss Diamond cookware review

How do you clean a HexClad pan?

If you’re used to cooking with non-stick surfaces you will be aware of how sensitive the coating can be.

HexClad is different from the rest.

It is tough and resilient enough to withstand scourers and even steel wool pads, not just on the exterior of the cookware, but inside too.

The patented hexagonal design will neither scratch nor flake.

However, as with most hybrid pans that need to be occasionally seasoned, it will improve with each use until it builds up a fine non-stick coating.

Once this has been achieved, warm soapy water will return your pans to their gleaming best, the seasoning will not be affected.

What is Hexclad made of?

HexClad is made of tri-ply construction. Simply put, it is 3-layers.

The outer layer

This is premium stainless steel that has been fused with magnets. This is what gives it the ability to be induction compatible.

The center layer

This is aluminum. Great conductivity and even heat distribution of this cookware come from the aluminum core.

The inner layer

This is a further layer of premium stainless steel that is bonded with a patented PFOA-free non-stick coating.

  Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Is HexClad cookware safe?

Everything featured in our HexClad cookware review is PFOS-free. All new non-stick cookware has to meet regulations passed in 2012. The non-stick coating will have low levels of PTFE in. These levels are perfectly safe when the cookware is used correctly and temperatures don’t exceed recommended settings.

Is Hexclad an induction?

Absolutely! Although the core of all Hexclad cookware is made from aluminum, the outer tier of the tri-ply construction is made from magnetized stainless steel. This renders it safe for all induction stovetops. You will find that a steady temperature is all that is required, definitely not as high as you would usually use to cook.

Can Hexclad go in the oven?

It certainly can and can withstand temperatures of up to 500-degrees F.

Is the cookware featured in the HexClad reviews available in Costco?

Yes, it is, and everyone likes a bargain from Costco! However, always check the Amazon price first as there may be a sale on. If you’re a Prime customer you will also get free delivery and the peace of mind that you get from Amazon’s return policies. Also, no heavy packages to carry back home has to be a bonus!

Is HexClad worth the money?

These pans are worth every penny. Unlike other cookware, their non-stick property lasts longer. The pans are dishwasher friendly, they can go into a hot oven, and they don’t scratch easily. They’re also long-lasting, and, therefore, you may only need to buy a new set after 2 years.

Does HexClad work on induction?

HexClad utilizes a tri-ply or clad style pan. The layer of magnetic stainless steel comes first, ensuring that the cookware not only works on gas and electric stoves but also on newer magnetic induction cooktops. So, yes, HexClad works on induction

Are HexClad pans toxic?

The pan is tri-ply constructed aluminum sandwiched between two layers of stainless steel. The pans are not only easy to use but also very safe. They’re PFOA-free, can handle up to 500 degrees Celsius, and they’re anti-scratch, meaning you can use metal utensils without fearing any scratches. The non-stick layer doesn’t dissolve in the food, and so, the pan is non-toxic.

Who owns HexClad?

Anyone who loves preparing meals will want to have a set of HexClad cookware. It’s non-stick properties and the fact that you can use it on different cooking surfaces makes HexClad pans the best kitchen choice. Additionally, they’re durable and that’s what everyone looks for in any cookware

  In Conclusion

HexClad cookware is definitely one of the more expensive ranges that we have reviewed, and sometimes we suggest that the most expensive isn’t always the best.

Hopefully, now that you have read our HexClad Hybrid cookware reviews you will, however, believe there is a valid argument to say these pans are worth every cent.

Any company that backs their product with a lifetime warranty must have great faith in it.

This ingenious design will enhance any kitchen, either home or professional and provide healthy, perfectly cooked meals for many years.



  • Paul says:

    I have been searching for a good cookware set for some time now, and had narrowed it down to just 2 brands.
    I think you have finally helped me to decide (my wife will be so pleased, I have been driving her nuts)!
    I loved the whole article but the comparison between HexClad and Swiss Diamond swung it for me.
    So much detail packed into one space!
    I will update my comments when I start cooking, I can’t wait!

    • Cindy McCance says:

      Hi Paul, I have had my set for about 15months and it is starting to peel like Teflon. I’ve been careful with them too! I’m just investigating what they will do for me. Just thought I would let you know. Otherwise there great.

  • vurtilopmer says:

    I love hexclad hybrid cookware for its incredible versatility with functionality. Price seems to me a bit higher but worth to its quality.

  • Pullie says:

    The pans are awesome. It cooks evenly, easy to clean by far the best I’ve ever used. For the non-stick, I still use oil or butter and it works great. The pan is made very well extremely tough but beautiful same time.

  • brandi says:

    If you’re looking for something that’s PFAO free then I’d steer clear of Hexclad. They market themselves as being PFAO free but their ceramic non-stick material contains PFTE. The well-known brand name of PTFE-based formulas is Teflon by Chemours. Chemours was a spin-off from DuPont. I’ve seen many ads of this product with people concerned about PFOA and GenX in the non-stick coating and the response from Hexclad is alway that it does not contain those and that they use a safe ceramic material but fail to mention that PFTE is used. It’s only mentioned in the FAQ’s on their website.
    Their website also states PFTE is safe. This is from their website- “Q: Are your pans free of PTFE?
    A: Our pans are PFOA free but contain some PTFE. PTFE is in over 95% of all nonstick cookware including our ceramic-based nonstick. PTFE is safe and inert. In fact, it is used in surgical matches meshes, dental implants and heart stents which are all implanted in the body. We do not use PFOA chemicals and other chemicals that gave many other nonstick pans a bad name. Why do we use some PTFE? Sadly, non-PTFE nonstick cookware does not work well for long periods of time. In fact, in our tests, the largest non-PTFE nonstick in the world only held up for 45 minutes of consecutive use.”
    If you’ve seen the Netflix Documentary “The Bleeding Edge”, you’d know that medical devices and implants that are approved by the FDA undergo even less restrictions than that of the EPA. Just because it’s approved and on the market does not mean it’s safe.
    Actual safety of PFTE; “Pyrolysis of PTFE is detectable at 200 °C (392 °F), and it evolves several fluorocarbon gases and a sublimate. An animal study conducted in 1955 concluded that it is unlikely that these products would be generated in amounts significant to health at temperatures below 250 °C (482 °F).[29]
    While PTFE is stable and nontoxic at lower temperatures, it begins to deteriorate after the temperature of cookware reaches about 260 °C (500 °F), and decomposes above 350 °C (662 °F).[53] The degradation by-products can be lethal to birds,[54] and can cause flu-like symptoms[55] in humans—see polymer fume fever. Meat is usually fried between 204 and 232 °C (399 and 450 °F), and most oils start to smoke before a temperature of 260 °C (500 °F) is reached, but there are at least two cooking oils (refined safflower oil at 265 °C (509 °F) and avocado oil at 271 °C (520 °F)) that have a higher smoke point.”

  • Chai says:

    I am not that thrilled with the pans. At normal to high heat, eggs sticks and veggie sticks…

  • Cheri McCann says:

    What is seasoning the pans?

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