A Complete Guide to Hard Anodised Cookware
The very first thing you need to know about hard anodised cookware is that it is not like your typical cookware.
How are they made you ask? Well, aluminum cookware is dipped in sulphuric acid and a strong electrical charge is driven through the metal. This electric charge hardens the mental and makes it scratch resistant and more durable than your usual aluminum cookware. This process also gives the anodized cookware, its feature black / dark grey color.
In addition to this, it also gives the metal its smooth finish which prevents food from sticking to the surface. One of the many reasons why hard anodized cookware is very popular. There are a whole list of reasons why hard anodized cookware is the go-to cookware amongst homemakers. We’ve listed some of the below.
- Smooth finish & Non-Stick properties:
Cooking in traditional metal utensils causes food to stick to the surface. The smooth finish of hard anodized cookware reduces this adhesion naturally. If a non-stick coating is applied to hard anodised cookware it adheres better and lasts 5x longer. What's more even if these non-stick coatings wear off it makes the cookware safer to use than regular aluminum.
- Resistance to scratches/ dents & durability:
Being a toughened metal, this type of cookware is not prone to scratches or even dents. Its nature also makes it one of the most durable options around. The cookware will last longer and stay looking new for years on the shelf.
- Heat Conduction:
Its aluminum base allows it to become an effective conductor of heat. This helps you cook faster and the even surface temperature retention for faster and efficient cooking making at a homemakers dream.
To make your hard anodised cookware last even longer, there are a few things you can keep in mind.
- Hand wash: It is recommended to hand wash your hard anodized cookware. Do not put them in a dishwasher. Also, avoid using scouring pads which can damage the surface of the metal. It is best to check the user manual to determine what kind of chemical treatments can harm the cookware.
- Storage: This type of cookware can be stacked on top of each other. However, be sure to avoid stacking it up on other utensils. Hard anodised cookware is tough and it may cause dents or scratch your other metal utensils.
- Cooking: Due to its stick resistant nature, hard anodised cookware requires only a small amount of oil for cooking. Avoid using cooking oil spray, because it will leave the cooking surface slimy if not cleaned thoroughly.
While one may argue that hard anodized cookware is costlier, a potential health concern, and not induction friendly. Let us stop you there! Check out Vinod Hard Anodised Cookware and Vinod HANOS Cookware to bust all these myths.
Vinod Hard Anodised Cookware is designed with a thick body which helps in even heat distribution and makes the cookware long lasting and durable. Its new improved non-porous protective coating poses no harm to food. It is corrosion resistant and non-reactive even to the most acidic ingredients ensuring that the food made in it remains nutritious and evenly cooked. The beautiful, durable black finish which is hard anodised virgin aluminum has two benefits i.e., it makes the cookware absorb heat faster, making it more energy efficient and the cookware stays looking the same for years.
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