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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...

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anodized aluminum with stainless interior vs multi-ply cookware

by jann10333 12 years ago

searching for a new 5 quart saute pan. I had decided on Cusinart multi-ply(like the price and lip over all clad) then saw a Cusinart anodized with a stainless interior. Now wondering what the actua...

Friday-only Amazon sale: Calphalon 12" hard-anodized lidded Everyday Pan (similar to a chef's pan/saucier) $34.99

by greygarious 12 years ago

List price is $168 and shipping is free, so this is quite a deal. Highly-rated though some reviews said it is not as thick as some of Calphalon's other hard-anodized pans. I am mulling it over an...

Is anodized steel similar to Teflon?

by gridder 14 years ago

I am searching for a new pan to cook problematic things like tofu, paneer, etc. in, and I was wondering if anyone knew if anodized steel is made using pfoa's. (The material that is believed to be c...

Can Runied Hard-Anodized Pots B Fixed?

by 2BrokenLeftHands 13 years ago

Hello, I have hard-anodized pots that were passed on to me (see links below) but look as if they were cleaned w/ the wrong product(s) and have a chalky-white look to them now. Can this be fixed? ...

Help~ Non-Stick/Anodized/Stainless/Cast Iron cookware for a NEWBIE!

by CAFELATTE 13 years ago

Not only am I a self-admitted non-chef, it is quiet obvious when I'm seen in the kitchen. So with that in mind, I would really like suggestions on mid-range cookware, please!!! (Currently I own a...

My Calphalon anodized aluminum pan is blistering!

by Tartinet 13 years ago

I've had this pan for more than 10 years--it was my first "real" piece of kitchen equipment. Over the years, it developed a smooth black patina, just like a cast iron pan. I treated it pretty much ...

Anodized aluminum/ceramic frypan. Any good?

by budric 14 years ago

I'm looking for a new non stick saute pan. My current one lasted about 6 months and the surface has a brownish colour and food sticks to it. It was a KitchenAid pan that was fairly cheap, but had...

Non stick,or Anodized?, how about Calphalon knives?

by jword2001 14 years ago

I am on a budget,and want to get one good skillet for eggs,steaks(pan seared,finished in the oven),fish,and just any stove top cooking i don't do in my cast skillet,i have been looking at the Calph...

How to Clean Hard Anodized Cookware's Exterior

by mikhash 14 years ago

Having problems cleaning newly received gift of Calphalon,contemporary non-stick cookware with hard anodized exterior. While many posts seems to be in regards to cleaning the non-stick interior sur...

Hard Anodized (sp?) vs Non-Stick

by xnyorkr 14 years ago

I'm a little confused about non-SS pans. I have some non-stick pans (Calphalon and All-Clad), and they clearly have this shiney, charcoal gray stuff on the cooking surface that I assume is a coati...


by KaraM. 14 years ago

Warning: This story contains some graphic abuse to Magnalite pans. Not advised for some readers. Please forgive me for reposting as a separate topic. We moved to a new house in September. The ma...

Cuisinart anodized aluminum stockpot

by panoz 15 years ago

I'm searching for a stockpot that I would be able to do a light saute or sweat of mirapoix, and if possible, browing meats. Today I looked at a Cuisinart hard anodized stockpot with the glass lid....

Costco's hard anodized pan set

by sixelagogo 15 years ago

My boyfriend's been dropping xmas hints like donkey poop about costco's hard anodized cookware set. The price is right (150 bucks) but i'm wondering what everyone else thinks about its performance...

Anodized Aluminum pot for cheesemaking?

by CravingLady 15 years ago

I'm getting set to try my hand at making cheeses at home, but I'm hoping to avoid having to buy unnecessary equipment. Does anyone know if one can use an anodized aluminum (which, unlike regular a...

anodized aluminum vs. stainless steel ISI

by babette feasts 15 years ago

I'm shopping for whipped cream dispensers to be used for a variety of sweet things other than cream, and am having a brain spasm when it comes to what the practical difference between the metals wo...

Anodized Aluminum OK for Smoothtop?

by catnip 16 years ago

I just got a KitchenAid electric smoothtop range and was horrified to see in the instructions that "unifinished" aluminum cookware can leave permanent marks on the smoothtop cooking surface. Wha...

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