By B15MiLl4hcodingcolor. Cookware. At Thursday, October 18th 2018, 10:38:30 AM.
They say that if created under the right conditions anodized aluminum can be as tough as a diamond. Does that make hard anodized aluminum cookware a real gem? In this cooks experience, definitely yes. Anyone who cooks everyday can be driven crazy worrying if they are using the right cooking tools, stirring their sauce often enough so it doesn't stick and burn, and whether they are moving the cuts of meat adequately in the saute pan so no one piece is in the hot spot for too long. If you cook you have been there. And what cook hasn't had the embarrassment of having guests spot little pieces of burnt sauce or even worse bits of the nonstick coating from their pan, staring at them from the top of your entree. It doesn't have to be this way. Many types of quality cookware can solve these problems but for the average home chef, hard anodized aluminum cookware is the cookware of choice.
The downside to Le Crueset cookware is that it is considered to be a bit on the expensive side, but most considered the cookware to be worth the price. A 5 ½" Round French Oven is about $249 and a 7 ¼" Round Enameled Cast Iron Dutch Over is approx. $328.
The Calphalon cookware pans heat very quickly, so it is recommended to heat and cook on low to medium heat only to avoid food overcooking and burning. This line of cookware is contemporary in design, easy to clean, and varying-sized sets include frying pans, omelet pans, saucepans, saute pans and stockpots. Prices range from about $200 up to approximately $700.