By B15MiLl4hcodingcolor. Cookware. At Friday, October 19th 2018, 09:17:43 AM.
Most of the major cookware manufacturers such as, Calphalon, Cuisinart, and All Clad, include hard anodized aluminum cookware in their product lines making it easy to find. But is it worth the somewhat higher investment? Anodized aluminum cookware is likely the most durable cookware on the market and is easily twice as strong as stainless steel cookware. It will not dent or discolor and it can be dyed to make it more fun and festive. You just can't help feeling happy when you are cooking with bright yellow cookware.
The feature of hard anodized aluminum cookware that has made it so popular is the nonporous, nonstick surface. This surface is scratch resistant to the point that it can be used with metal cooking utensils without concern. No more hunting for the nylon or wooden utensils. Just grab whatever is at the top of the drawer and cook without having to baby your precious nonstick pan. The nonporous cooking surface does not allow food to stick so you don't have that burnt layer on the bottom of your pot to worry about. Plus you don't need to stand in the kitchen and stir it every five minutes. No more burnt food bits to pick out of you dinner entree. This cookware is also a great tool for the health conscious because it allows them to cook with very little use of oils and butter, eliminating unnecessary calories while sealing in the taste. Then there is my favorite feature, easy cleanup. The nonporous surface does not allow food to stick so cleanup is as simple as a damp cloth and few drops of dishwashing liquid. Some brands claim to be dishwasher safe but I highly recommend hand washing as the harsh chemicals in most automatic dishwasher detergents is very hard on this type of cookware. But that's not all.
These type of cookware have encapsulated base of aluminum or copper, some, such as the Cuisinart MultiClad Pro have the encapsulation all the way up the sides of the pots and pans. This extra thick heavy gauge base gives the stainless cookware its distinctive quick heating, and even heat distribution and retention features, thus eliminating hot spots. Low to medium heat is enough to cook up a delicious meal, saving much time and energy costs in the long-term. Quick and even heating are essential features of a good cookware.