What is Anodized Cookware?

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Hard Anodized Cookware

What is hard-anodized cookware? Hard anodized is basically, metal pots and pans made from electrochemically process to make aluminum harder. Anodized material is significantly longer lasting than most non-stick cookware. It works and feels like non stick with out the coating that can peel, and it is stronger than stainless steel and durable. It is also highly resistant to scratches and rusts. It is used for not only stove top cooking but also electronic cookware such as griddle, woks and waffle maker. Also, one can use metal spatula without worrying about losing its non-stick surface and it is non reactive to acidic food.

Advantages:

  • Good heat conductor
  • Non stick surface without chemical coating
  • Strong and long lasting
  • Can use metal spoons, spatula without worrying about peeling (No Sharp metal objects)
  • Will not rust or scratches
  • Non reactive to acidic food

Disadvantages:

  • Electronic cookware not dishwasher safe
  • Need to maintain and season
  • Can be expensive

Our recommendations:

Most hard anodized cookware or electronic cookware must be hand washed, however many benefits outweighs this small discomfort of not being dishwasher safe.

Please take a look at our detailed section on hard anodized cookware here: Hard Anodized Cookware

Our top picks for Hard Anodized cookware:

Rachael Ray Hard Anodized Nonstick 10-Piece Cookware Set, Orange

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