Anonlon Hard Anodized non stick 12pc cookware set

Anolon Advanced 12pc Cookware Set Review

"The 3 P's of the Anolon Advanced Cookware Set'
Performance - Practicality- Price


We really like the Anolon Advanced range of cookware and so do plenty of others it seems...this set consistently rates 5 stars by consumers...impressive huh?


We found that the Anolon Advanced Cookware Set really delivers on the three P's - performance, practicality and price and is a set that you can use on a daily basis and get excellent cooking results.

  • What else do you need to know?


    There has been a lot of discussion about how safe Teflon is in the use of cookware. I have read many opinions from both sides, however, I like non-stick cookware and have many pieces that I use on a regular basis.  One of the things that is important to remember is that you should only use low to medium heat and if at any time you overcook your piece severely to the stage where the non stick coating begins to peel, throw the piece out and get a new one.


    Now we all know that you and I won't do this to your beautiful cookware, but this happened to one of my pieces just recently when my husband decided to cook himself some sausages while I was out. He put the pan on high heat, added the sausages and then performed the cardinal sin of walking away and not attending to the cooking process. Result:- the sausages were burnt so badly that their shape was indelibly etched into the pan. Note: - one frypan damaged beyond repair, one rather upset wife and one husband very much out of favor.


Anolon 12 pc Hard Anodized non stick cookware setLet's Take a Look in More Detail


What is it made of?


One of the first things you need to know is that the Anolon Advanced range of cookware is made from hard anodized aluminium which is reported to be even more durable than stainless steel.


Aluminum cookware distributes and retains heat efficiently so that you wont experience any hot spots or uneven cooking. In other words, it reduces those situations where you have food that cooks really well on one side of the pan but is raw on the other side. This usually happens with cheaper pots and pans.


The hard anodized construction also means that these pans are tough. Just picking up these pans reveals how solid and sturdy they are.


The set has the revolutionary DuPont three layer Autograph nonstick coating both inside and out to ensure that your food doesn't stick. We'd definitely have to agree with this. We tested one of the fry pans and made up some omelettes without using any oil or fat. The eggs cooked beautifully and easily came away from the pan without any sticking whatsoever.


Beautifully designed with straight sides, the set has a deep charcoal gray exterior, and shiny stainless trim. So this set is going to look great in your kitchen. But apart from the good looks, Anolon Advanced cookware gives you excellent cooking results.


What are the handles like?


The handles on the Anolon Advanced cookware are comfortable SureGrip riveted handles constructed from stainless steel and silicone. We found them quite soft to the touch and very comfortable. And the texture of the handles means that they are not likely to slip out of your hands especially if they are wet.


The handles also come with a cast steel loop at each end so if you can easily hang these from a pot rack. These Anolon pots and pans look good enough to put out on display.


Remember that although the handles are designed to stay cool on the stove top - always remember to use oven mitts when removing hot pans from the oven.


Is this set oven proof?


Most definitely. This set, including the lids and knobs, is oven safe to 400F so you can sear your foods on the stovetop to get that lovely brown coloring and then pop it straight into the oven without having to transfer the food to another piece of oven safe cookware.


What are the lids like?


The lids are made from break resistant, tempered glass and have a domed shape. The tempered glass means that you can easily monitor your cooking without constantly lifting the lid to check the contents.


There are lids included for each piece of cookware in this set, except for the skillets. It is quite unusual for a manufacturer to do this as often the lids will fit two or more pans in a set, so this is a definite plus.




What size set should you buy?


No. of Pieces

What's in the box?


Ideal for...


Anolon Advanced 12 Piece Set

- 2-quart covered saucepan
- 3-quart covered saucepan
- 4-quart covered saucepan
- 10-quart covered stockpot
- 8-inch open skillet
- 10-inch open skillet
- 5 quart covered sauté pan with helper handle


- ideal for families


Anolon Advanced 10 Piece Set

- 1 1/2-quart covered saucepan
- 3-quart covered saucepan
- 8-quart covered stockpot
- 8-inch open skillet
- 10-inch open skillet
- 4.25qt covered saute pan with helper handle


- ideal for couples and small families

Is it Dishwasher Safe?

No - it is not recommended that you put your non-stick cookware in the dishwasher. But because the set is non stick you will find that clean up is quick and easy so hand washing is not a chore.

Does it Come With a Warranty?

This set comes with a limited lifetime warranty that covers defects in material and workmanship.

How Much Does it Weigh?

The entire set weighs approximately 34.9 pounds.

Any Complaints?

We really can't find anything bad to say about the Anolon Hard Anodized non-stick cookware set. About the only negatives were from a small handful of consumers who felt the lids did not fit snug enough.

Where Can I Get the Best Price?

As with all the cookware we review, we like to keep a check on the prices and we generally find that Amazon consistently has the best price.

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