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What is Hard Anodized Cookware?

When you are doing any kind of cooking in the kitchen you will be surrounded by different types of pot and pans which are cumulatively labeled as cookware. This cookware is made from different types of metals including aluminum which is a form of hard anodized cookware.

Hard anodized cookware is a new innovation that makes cooking even easier. This is a technique that oxidizes aluminum and makes it much harder than normal stainless steel. Even though the metal is harder it is still maintains its lightweight nature so the cookware is not heavy at all.

When cooking with some metals you have to worry about chipping, corrosion, and in some cases wherein the cooking surface of the cookware peels. This can all be harmful to the food being cooked and ultimately the pans have to be thrown away. With hard anodized cookware this is no longer a problem. In fact the surfaces are able to handle a very high heat and still perform without causing any health problems.

Most cookware will have you spray the pan with a lubricant before you start your cooking. With hard anodized cookware you do not want to spray anything in the pan because it could be a nightmare to clean up subsequently. Instead add a little oil or a dab of butter for lubricating the pan. Even though the surface is non stick in nature it always helps to add a little lubrication while the pan heats up.

Even though hard anodized cookware can be washed in the dishwasher it is not advisable. You can run the risk of the pan being discolored or even damaged because the soap is more abrasive. As with any non stick surface just add a little soap on your dishcloth and rinse in warm water. Grab a towel and dry the pan thoroughly.

If you happen to burn your food in the hard anodized cookware it is not a problem to remove at all. Place the pan in the sink and put a drop of dish soap in the pan. Then fill the pan with warm water and let it soak for about 30 minutes. Everything will gently wash away and the pan is good as new again.

As with any type of cookware over the years it might appear as though there are stains on the surface from all the usage. In order to remove the stains from the hard anodized cookware you will need to make a type of paste. Put a little baking soda in a bowl and add some water. Mix until you have a form of a paste. Get a nylon pad and gently rub some of the paste over the spots. Let everything sit for about 30 minutes, rinse the paste away, wash with soap, rinse the soap off, and then towel dry. The spots will be all gone.

Hard anodized cookware will cost you more than normal cookware but, it is not the most expensive in the market. This type of cookware comes with a warranty that will last the life of the pans unless you place them in the dishwasher because then the warranty is void. This cookware will not only last for you to cook on for many years but, you can pass on to your children as a legacy when they are ready to cook.


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