How to care for hard anodized cookware
Hard anodized cookware is made of aluminum that is immersed in an acid bath and then electrically charged. As a result, the hob is stronger than stainless steel and resistant to abrasion. It also resists sticking, which allows less oil to be used in cooking. Hard anodized cookware has a very long lifespan, provided you use it with care and take proper care of it.
When you buy new utensils, you must first wash them thoroughly in hot soapy water, rinse and dry before using.
Hard anodized cookware can withstand the use of metal utensils such as spoons, mustaches, or spatulas, but you should avoid sharp objects such as knives, hand blenders, or hand mixers as they can damage the surface. Be careful when using any sharpened tool.
Since hard-anodized aluminum is a very good heat conductor, you should cook food at a lower setting than other cookware.
Allow chilled foods to warm to room temperature before cooking in hard anodized cookware. Food will cook more evenly and less likely to stick.
Do not use hard anodized cookware to store food. The lids do not provide an airtight seal that will allow you to spoil food faster, and prolonged contact with very acidic foods such as spaghetti sauce can erode the surface of the pan.
Most hard anodized cookware is safe for use in the oven or broiler. Check with your cookware manufacturer for details.
Hand washes your hard anodized cookware with hot water, mild dish soap, and a rag, sponge, or sponges. Keeping pots and pans clean will prolong their life and will also help prevent food from sticking, as old food debris is a common cause of sticking in hard anodized pots.