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Teflon, Ceramic, Anodized Aluminum: A Guide to Nonstick Cookware

Teflon, ceramic, anodized aluminum...if you are on the hunt for new nonstick cookware, you may be overwhelmed by the options. With nearly a dozen different varieties of pots and pans to choose from...

Recommend me a pasta pot

by Tristor 4 months ago

I've got quite a decent collection of cookware these days, a mixture of cast iron, carbon steel, clad stainless (Hestan NB and All-Clad D7), an ECI dutch oven, and a good stock pot w/ a disc bottom...

Chalk board-like Anodized cookware exterior

by mddong 13 years ago

I purchased Kirkland anodized cookware as a wedding gift; similar in quality to Calaphon. I am very satisfied with the set; however the pieces that we use more often have developed a chalkboard-lik...

Best Non Stick Pan for Eggs that you can use a 'metal utensil' on

by bombadilio 2 years ago

This is a serious question so please refrain from any snarky comments ;-) I love cooking and have had a #1 rule of never using metal on any of my non stick pans. So I was a bit odd when I saw th...

All-Clad Relaunches LTD Line of Cookware

by Nick M 4 years ago

All-Clad has just re-launched its once popular line of hard-anodized LTD cookware: (See the link below.) It would appear that All-Clad has elected to returned to the roots of the LTD concept, an...

Help! Commercial Calphalon Hard Anodized finish wearing off?

by chefaroo 13 years ago

I bought a set of hard anodized in 2000. Honestly, I rarely use them. The one pan that does see a lot if use is the 2.5 qt sauce pan that I use to boil water for noodles. The other day I made a bat...

Calphalon Commercial Hard-Anodized Cookware

by Piper210 6 years ago

I have been a very loyal customer and always recommended Calphalon to all my friends. I have been a customer for over 25 years. However, in April 2014 I purchased 4 pieces they were all Commercial ...

Questions About Hard Anodized Aluminum Cookware

by Sam D. 12 years ago

I just purchased a 12" hard anodized aluminum saute pan. I have never used this type of cookware before and it came with no use or care instructions. Is there anything special I need to do with it ...

nonstick surfaces: ceramic or anodized aluminum?

by bellywizard 13 years ago

So I'm considering buying a new frying pan or two. I'd like to get away from Teflon. The two best options for nonstick surfaces seem to be either: a) infused anodized aluminum, such as Calphalon ...

Cookware The Way Things Used to Be: Calphalon

by randallhank 4 years ago

I came across this while looking for technical information. I love these little snapshots of history that remind us of how things really were, rather than how certain companies would have us remem...

Calphalon Anodized coating wearing off -- exchange?

by dn51101 11 years ago

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 an...

Anodized vs. stainless or cast iron pans for searing steak...

by Moimoi 9 years ago

I can get a very nice anodized sauté pan at a good price right now; however, I'm wondering if anyone has any opinions on anodized finishes vs. stainless and/or cast iron. I know that cast iron and...

Can someone please ID a pan for me?

by lilly5231 7 years ago

I got a wonderful little Century CC Anodized Aluminum pan at our thrift shop, and I would LOVE to buy more, but there is nothing which looks quite like it on the web anywhere. Here are 3 pictures...

Ceramic vs Hard-Anodized Aluminum Wok

by RaptorsTV 5 years ago

For stir frying using high-heat, which one of these two woks will perform better? I am not interested in carbon steel wok due to the amount of wok air that gets produced under high heat cooking. ...

New Viking Hard Anodized Stainless Cookware

by Seitan 5 years ago

This is apparently a new line of cookware released under the Viking brand by a company called Clipper Corp. http://www.gourmetinsider.com/viking-launches-hard-stainless-collection-new-oval-roas...

Solvent for cleaning anodized aluminum?

by zackly 5 years ago

I have some old Calphalon hard anodized aluminum pots and pans that have some buildup on them. It hasn't responded well to soaking in dish detergent and scrubbing with an abrasive cleaner (Comet, B...

calphalond hard anodized- dishwasher?

by qwerty78 12 years ago

can one put calphalon hard anodized cookware in the dishwasher? it's an old pan (though used for the 1st time last night) so i don't have the box. I don' think it's non stick. thanks! d

Heavy gauge vs medium gauge

by scorchia 5 years ago

Hi everyone, Can someone explain the difference between heavy-Gauge Hard-anodized aluminum and medium-gauge hard-andonized aluminium cookwear? Does that indicate the thickness of the pot/pan? I'm ...

What kind of pan am I looking for?

by leca 6 years ago

I need a pan that can brown, sticks less than cast iron or stainless (but does not need to be non-stick), and that can be used at high temps (such as highest setting on home electric range). I ...

Anodized aluminum kettle leaving "stuff" in the water

by redheadsara 12 years ago

Hi Folks - I have had an anodized aluminum water kettle for a month or so and, every time I look at the water after it's boiled and cooled off (like when I take the lid off to add more water), I s...

Stovetop grill pan - what's best?

by josephnl 12 years ago

I want to get a rectangular (or square) grill pan to fit over one or two burners on my gas range. I rarely cook for more than two (or at most four)...so I can't decide between a one-burner or two-...