Essteele Australis vs Per Vita: What’s the Difference?

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Essteele produces premium-quality cookware that combines Italian elegance with flawless Italian engineering for beautifully crafted pots and pans that look as good as they perform. The elegant and refined design is crafted from top-quality polished stainless steel for superior durability, longevity, and shine.

Two of the most popular Essteele cookware ranges in Australia are Australis and Per Vita collections.

These are both premium cookware collections constructed from solid stainless steel and feature a solid copper base that allows heat to disperse quickly and evenly. They also both come with a lifetime warranty.

There are, however, some key things that differentiate the Essteele Australis and Per Vita collections.

Trying to decide between the two? Read on as we break down the key similarities, differences, and things to keep in mind when making your selection.

Essteele Non-Stick Skillets

Essteele Per Vita Open French Skillet
Essteele Australis Open French Skillet

There are two non stick skillets in the Essteele Per Vita range: a 24cm Non-Stick Skillet and a 28cm Open French Skillet.

The Essteele Australis range only has a 28cm Open French Skillet.

By comparing the two 28cm Open French Skillets, we can see some of the key differences between the Essteele Per Vita and Essteele Australis range of cookware.

Key Similarities

There are a lot of similarities between these two frying pans, including the following:

  • Stainless Steel
  • Solid copper base for excellent heat distribution
  • Dishwasher Safe
  • Non Stick interior
  • Suitable for all stovetops including induction
  • Lifetime Guarantee

Key Differences


The two handles on the Essteele Australis skillet are made from stainless steel and silicone rubber. This means they are safe to hold even if the pan has been over a hot flame or in the oven.

The Essteele Australis frying pan also has a hanging loop for storage.

The two handles on the Essteele Per Vita frying pan are made from riveted cast stainless steel.

Not only do they not include the silicone rubber coverings, but the rivet style attachment is often found on slightly cheaper cookware and can be harder to clean.

Oven Temperature

The Essteele Per Vita frying pan can withstand a maximum oven temperature of 200c while the Australis is suitable for oven cooking at temperatures up to 240C.


As you would expect, with the Australis being the more superior product, it also comes with a higher price tag.

At the time of writing, the Australis skillet has an RRP of $239.95 while the Per Vita is $174.95.

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Essteele Stock Pots

Essteele Per Vita 24CM/7.1L stock pot
Essteele Australis 24CM/7.1L stock pot

Both the Australis and Per Vita collections include a 24CM/7.1L stock pot.

In analysing the differences, we see similar features differentiating them as we did above with the frying pans.

Key Similarities

Here’s what you’ll find in common between the two stock pots:

  • Stainless steel body exterior and lid
  • Sunrayed stainless steel interior
  • Suitable for all stovetops including induction
  • Dishwasher Safe
  • Lifetime Guarantee

Key Differences


As with the fry pans, the handles on the Australis pot are stainless steel and silicone, while the two handles on the Per Vita are made from riveted cast stainless steel. Keep in mind the rivets can sometimes be more problematic with cleaning.

Oven Temperature

Again like, the pans, the Per Vita pot can withstand a maximum oven temperature of 200c while the Australis can go up to 240C.


Interestingly, at the time of writing, the Per Vita is listed as having an RRP of $329.95 (but a sale price of $229.95) while the Australis stockpot has both prices listed as $294.95.

However, they both can generally be picked up for much cheaper elsewhere.

Essteele Cookware Sets

Unfortunately, the Essteele Australis range doesn’t come in a set, so items need to be purchased individually.

The Essteele per vita collection comes in two cookware sets, as listed below:

Essteele Per Vita 5 Piece Cookware Set

This Essteele Per Vita 5 Piece Cookware set is an essential for every kitchen. The collection includes two saucepans, a steamer and a covered stockpot plus an open french skillet. This range of Essteele cookware is crafted from high-quality stainless steel, with a solid copper base for optimal heat control.

This Essteele cookware set provides a lifetime of value, as it is made from the highest quality materials and is guaranteed to last. Handles are riveted and stainless steel lids are included. The set is oven safe and dishwasher safe, as well as suitable for all cooktops, including induction.

Essteele Per Vita 4 Piece Cookware Set

The Essteele Per Vita 4-piece set combines four essential cooking tools in one convenient package. The set features a steamer along with 20cm, 18cm, and 14cm saucepans. Whatever food you like to make at home, this set has you covered.

Essteele FAQ

Is Essteele A Good Brand?

Essteele is an Australian brand that manufactures premium Italian cookware and has thousands of happy customers around the country. The Essteele range is high quality and durable and includes frying pans, stock pots, saucepans and casserole dishes.

Where Is Essteele Made?

Essteele cookware is manufactured in Milan, Italy, and are a pleasure to cook with thanks to the solid copper spread across the induction-ready stainless steel core, resulting in optimum heat control and perfect cooking conditions.

Can Essteele Pans Go In The Oven?

Yes, most Essteele products are oven safe, but check the product information for your specific item of cookware.

Is Essteele OK For Induction?

Yes, most Essteele cookware is suitable for all stovetops, including induction, but check the product information for your specific cookware item.

Who Owns Essteele?

Essteele is owned by Meyer Cookware Australia Pty Ltd. Meyer is headquartered in Melbourne and manufactures its products in Thailand, China, and Italy.

This article was written by Julia Warren

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