Hard Anodized Cookware Sets

hard anodized cookware setview modelsA hard anodized product is an aluminum product that has been put through a process that makes it much more durable.  It makes cookware so they do not scratch or dent as easily.  It causes the lining to be a non-stick surface.  Many cooks have switched over from the Teflon coated interiors to the hard anodized products because they believe they are a healthier alternative for cooking.  After a while, Teflon will chip off and mix with the food you are preparing in the pan.  This is believed to be a cancer causing compound by some researchers. So why take a chance when there is such a good alternative.

The aluminum in these cookware products goes through an electro-chemical process that makes it 30 per cent harder than stainless steel.  Because it is made of aluminum, there is a more even distribution of heat in the pan when cooking.  You can use metal cookware utensils with these pans and the surface will not be affected.  But it is advised not to use anything with sharp edges, such as knives, on the surface or interior of the pans.  Most of these pans are safe to use in the oven or broiler, but always read the manufacturer’s instructions first.

This type of cookware has a long life span if you care for it properly.  Check each manufacturer’s instructions on caring for their product.  Some recommend not putting it in the dishwasher, while others say it is ok.  If you need to wash it by hand, it is really very easy to do because of the non-stick surface.

The main advantage of using hard anodized cookware is that it is non-stick; hence you need less oil for cooking.  Also, with this cookware you do not need to use as high a heat setting as you might otherwise need.  This type of cookware set makes a great bridal gift because it is so reasonably priced and it is easier to learn to cook with.  If you do a lot of cooking you’ll find it so much easier when all the pans perform the same way. It eliminates most of the guess work.

T-fal-hard-anodized cookware set T-fal Ultimate 12-Piece Hard Anodized Cookware Set

  • The unique t-fal thermo-spot heat indicator shows when t-fal pan is perfectly
    preheated to seal in the flavor of your food
  • Prometal pro nonstick interior is exceptionally durable and scratch resistant,
    safe for use with metal utensils
  • Hard anodized dishwasher safe exterior for long lasting durability
  • TechnoResist Anti-Warp base provides outstanding warp resistance and
    even heat distribution for optimal cooking results
  • Riveted silicone handles, oven safe to 350-degree f, glass lids,
    limited lifetime warranty, safe for all cooking methods except induction
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cuisinart-14-piece-hard-anodized-cookware-setCuisinart Chef’s Classic Nonstick Hard-Anodized 14-Piece Cookware Set

  • 1-1/2- and 3-qt saucepan, 8- and 10-in skillet, 4-qt saute,
    9-qt stockpot, 7-3/4-in steamer insert,
    and 9-1/2-in pasta steamer insert–all with covers
  • Hard-anodized exterior with aluminum core; Quantanium nonstick interior
  • Riveted stainless-steel handles stay cool on the stovetop
  • Tight-fitting, break-resistant tempered glass covers for
    easy monitoring of cooking food
  • Ships in Certified Frustration-Free Packaging
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jamie-oliver-cookware-setJamie Oliver Nonstick Hard Anodized 10-Piece Cookware Set

  • Nonstick exterior fast and easy to clean;nonstick interior for easy
    cooking and easy clean up
  • The unique t-fal thermo-spot heat indicator shows when t-fal fry pan is
    perfectly preheated to seal in the flavor of your food
  • Glass lid cover allows you to see the cooking progress of your meal
  • Hard anodized exterior for long lasting durability
  • Limited lifetime warranty;safe for all cooking methods except induction
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