Cookware Materials: Choose Hard Anodized Aluminum Cookware for Superior Durability

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Cookware Materials: Choose Hard Anodized Aluminum Cookware for Superior Durability

Hard-anodized aluminum is a new type of super durable cookware made from an electro-chemical process that further hardens aluminum cookware. Calphalon was one of the first manufacturers of this process which produced cookware sets for home cooks. Their newest addition to the line, Calphalon One, has infused the outer layer of the hard-anodized aluminum with an advanced polymer to increase food release from the pan without sticking so you'll have less mess. These cooking surfaces resist corrosion and abrasion on both the inside and outside so they do not chip or peel. This material is so durable that anodized aluminum is even used to protect satellites from the harsh elements of outer space. Just imagine what it can do for the life of your pots and pans! Ice cream scoopers are another interesting use of this material for its superior heat conduction and non-stick surface that makes scooping a breeze!

The benefits of hard-anodized aluminum cookware:

  • Hard-anodized cookware does not warp at high temperatures and the finish is nontoxic.
  • Most sets go easily from stove-top to oven.
  • Food is less likely to stick to the ultra smooth, virtually non-porous surface so there is less chance of burnt-on messes.
  • The surface will not chip or peel and has an extremely long life.
  • Most hard-anodized cookware is not dishwasher safe.
  • Calphalon, Cuisinart and All-Clad are some of the well-known brands that offer the best cookware sets in hard-anodized aluminum.

Hard-anodized aluminum cookware is great for cooks who:

  • Are careful with clean-up and utensils. Harsh chemicals and detergents, as well as metal implements and utensils will scratch the finish.
  • Like to hand-wash and hand-dry pots and pans.
  • are patient during cooking. Lower cooking temperatures result in perfect meals without the burnt-on mess!



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