Friday, July 15, 2011
Anolon® Nouvelle Copper Cookware
I use an 8 inch pan every day. It’s the perfect size for two sunny-side up eggs, or to reheat last night’s dinner. However, I seem to go through pans quickly. The coating flakes off, or they can’t handle the daily use and the bottoms blacken. (And no I’m not always cooking on high heat.) I think the main issue is that I’ve been buying cheap brands and I get what I pay for. Meanwhile pans my mother received for her wedding to my dad? Those, she’s still using 30-plus years later.
So, I go through a few pans a year, which frankly isn’t right. I was excited to try a higher grade pan when the Anolon Cookware company sent me some pans to test out.
Some information about Anolon:
As its name implies, patented Anolon® Nouvelle Copper Cookware incorporates copper – a metal unmatched in its ability to deliver fast and even heat – in a new and innovative manner. Each piece in the cookware collection, which is constructed of heavy gauge hard-anodized aluminum – a material that is twice as hard as stainless steel – features a thick base of stainless clad aluminum enhanced by a layer of copper. This innovation in hard-anodized cookware increases a pan’s responsiveness to heat, and eliminates hot spots that can scorch food and ruin a dish’s flavor. For healthy-style low-fat cooking and easy clean up, Anolon Nouvelle Copper Cookware features a durable nonstick coating that releases food easily, even the stickiest foods, like scrambled eggs and pancakes. Anolon Nouvelle Copper’s patented design has an attractive tulip-shape body that’s accented with a dark, polished hard-anodized exterior. Hollow-core, cast stainless steel handles remain cool to the touch during most stovetop use, and are securely fastened with rivets that lie flush within the interior of the pan for easy cleaning. The new collection’s close-fitting, highly polished stainless steel lids add a dash of sophistication to today’s upscale kitchen designs. Perfect for range and oven use, Anolon Nouvelle Copper Cookware is oven-safe to 500 degrees Fahrenheit.
Do I love this Anolon pan? Oh yes. It has weight and heft; however not so much that you can’t easily (one-handed) flip an egg or some silver dollar allergen-free pancakes with ease. A well-weighted pan is no small feat, for that alone I could love a pan. But so far the Anolon non-stick has stuck and the bottom is not even tarnished.
Thanks Anolon for these beauties!