Calphalon Anodized coating wearing off -- exchange?


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Calphalon Anodized coating wearing off -- exchange?

dn51101 | Jul 9, 2010 10:02 PM

I read with interest a thread from 2008 regarding this topic, but I'm starting a new thread in the hopes that someone has more recent experience with this issue.

I have a set of the Calphalon anodized cookware purchased in 2001, and the anodized aluminum coating has worn off -- the insides are now silver, which means that over time, this aluminum coating has made it's way from the pots to... our stomachs? According to the previous thread, several Chowhounds with the same problem had luck contacting Calphalon and exchanging their cookware for Calphalon's triple-ply stainless line.

I have tried this to no avail. They have offered to replace them with the same product (anodized), but I am not comfortable with the idea of my family injesting the insides of my pots. They have reassured me that it does not pose a health-hazard, but I am sticking to my guns. I do not want the same product. We have gone back and forth with a series of e-mails, but I'm not sure how to proceed.

Has anyone had recent success with this? Any advice?


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