In the eighties, a national culinary renaissance was underway, so in 1989, Anolon introduced the first hard-anodized nonstick cookware. 30 years later, Anolon is just as committed to the kitchenware they make and to inspiring personal culinary creativity. From the beginning, the company recognized that home cooks exploring the possibilities of creative cooking desired versatility and convenience. Anolon cookware was developed to satisfy the marketplace which desired thicker gauge non-stick pans that were also dishwasher safe. The original Anolon cookware collections offered two hard-anodized nonstick, one for the home chef, one for the more experienced cook. As home cooks discovered Anolon cookware, the company solidified and strengthened its commitment to its mission, its consumers, and its products. Anolon cookware utilized top-quality aluminum and stainless steel, and premium, metal-utensil-safe nonstick. For enhanced handhold, Anolon added Santoprene™ — a rubberized material — to cookware handles, which became trademarked as Anolon® SureGrip® handle. As home cooks continued to expand their culinary capabilities requiring more than fine gourmet cookware, Anolon extended its product development and design standards to new collections: Anolon Bakeware, Anolon Tools and Accessories and Anolon Knives.
A sharp knife is a safer knife, making food prep much easier. Also, the sharper the knife, the more nutrients you retain in the food. Anolon knives feature Japanese stainless steel forged Asian-style kitchen knives that are ideal for all your kitchen food preparation tasks from chopping to cutting and slicing to dicing. From the first Anolon pan to each durable Anolon knife blade to its stylish, practical kitchen utensils, each new Anolon product consistently delivered craftsmanship and distinction for creative gourmet cooks and their evolving kitchen expertise. Representing the pinnacle of cookware development, the signature feature of Anolon cookware is the ultra-durable, nonstick exterior as well as interior. Anolon’s special blend of sapphire-reinforced nonstick is triple coated, lasting 16 times longer than traditional nonstick, and 80x longer than what is known as "ceramic" nonstick. Unlike ceramic nonstick, Anolon pans will not leach any silicone oils into your food. With gently molded handles for comfort, and thick stainless-steel bases for perfect searing, Anolon cooks like cast iron, but cleans like nonstick. Anolon cookware is not dishwasher safe, but the nonstick interiors and exteriors make these pans easy to wash by hand and can last longer without washing in the dishwasher. Because the exterior is nonstick too, accidental drips and dribbles over the edge won’t mar the appearance and are easy to wipe off, keeping it looking beautiful and new. Anolon cookware is for the creative home chef who wants cookware with exceptional craftsmanship and cutting-edge designs, to aid their culinary passion.
Aluminum heats and cools quickly, and any adjustments to stove temperature will affect the pan sooner than other materials. This is helpful to control boil-overs and thwart overcooking. Additionally, water will boil faster, and oil will heat quickly for frying. The anodizing process hardens the metal, so these pots are tougher than most of the stainless-steel cookware you can buy. Because of the heavy material and thick bottom, you can achieve a proper browning while still easily releasing food from the pan. Omelets, pancakes, just slide off the Anolon fry pan or Anolon skillet and cheese sandwiches are yummy without leaving a gooey mess to clean up while steaks and hamburgers come out absolutely delicious. Anolon cookware – including Anolon pots, Anolon pans, Anolon frying pans, Anolon skillets can be used on glass, ceramic, gas and electric stovetops. Another important feature is that Anolon cookware, Anolon skillets, are oven safe up to 450 degrees F and gives exceptional flavor to your food. Anolon knows that culinary inspiration today comes from both Grandmother and Instagram. This means a menu can be minimalist, multicultural, modern—sometimes all three—and that great culinary experiences range from simple to seasonal to special. As cooking, eating, and entertaining continue to nourish all of us, Anolon remains committed to making and providing exceptional gourmet kitchenware for you with quality and value.