Anolon Advanced 11pc Cookware Set Review
So let’s get into it and take a look in more detail…
What’s in the Box?
- 1.5 quart saucepan with lid
- 3 quart saucepan with lid
- 8-Quart Stockpot with Lid
- 8-Inch Frying Pan
- 12-Inch Deep Fry Pan with Helper Handle and Lid
- 3-Quart Sauté Pan with Lid
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 aluminum which is reported to be even more durable than stainless steel.
Aluminum cookware distributes and retains heat efficiently so it will reduce the chance of hot spots. In other words, it reduces those situations where you have food that cooks 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.
For more information on ‘What is Anodized Cookware’ read our post here.
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 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 stove top 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.
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 in Other Colors?
Yes! The Anolon Advanced cookware set comes in a range of colors.
The Graphite is the standard color but it also comes in blue, onyx, bronze and a special edition pewter.
Does it Come With a Warranty?
This set comes with a limited lifetime warranty that covers defects in material and workmanship.
We personally can’t find anything bad to say about the Anolon Hard Anodized non-stick cookware set. The negatives were from a handful of consumers who felt the lids did not fit snug enough. Some others had issues with food sticking. However, the overall majority love it. 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.
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. You can find it on Amazon here.