In a funny kind of way in our house the pans hold a special place, between us we have numerous dietary preferences, vegan and gluten free. This means we do a lot of cooking at home which leads to our pans being a daily item used within our lives. The initial investment is always the shock, questioning myself whether I could spend $200 better elsewhere.
I came to the conclusion that over the last 10 years i have purchased so many saucepans and so called non stick frying pans that are ruined within a year within a home kitchen set up. The cost of this soon tallies up to make the price seem quite cheap in comparison to buying disposable pans at rip off prices. It was also a move on the side of health we recognised the problems of the pans we were using rusting and degrading nasty chemicals which in turn end up dispersing into your food. As well as this having to tighten the handle of the pans every week started to grow old.
Design and ease of cleaning
First off the design is classy and sleek and makes a fine addition to the kitchen as a set. We have found the Best Cookware washes very easily even with tough foods left over night. It makes life easier being dishwasher friendly and saves time. I always wait at least a year to write a review of a significant purchase, and over a year has gone with every day use and apart from one scratched pan the rest are gleaming with every use and wash.
Choosing the Right pans
After deciding on investing in some serious cookware a friend recommended this Clad Cookware set. I looked into anodized non stick pans and was set upon buying this range after reading such enthusiastic reviews and talking to some passionate people. After countless teflon pans I gave up, I can understand the ware in a commercial kitchen but these were becoming unhealthy to cook in after a year.
It may be the case that the base is too thin or using the wrong type of stove. This is another reason one rarely considers is heat just heat? Apparently not and that is a potential reason for my previous pans demise. I think the statement of not releasing heat from the handle is not accurate and I have yet to find a pan of any quality that after some time over heat will not burn your hand.
The Circulon Pans
The larger frying pans are fantastic with the size you get a really large surface area for cooking so it is not the case that you must continuously stir to make sure it all cooks evenly. This works perfectly for stir fry’s and fried rice dishes which need the even cooking to fulfill its taste. Due to the anodized aluminium base the pans do take a while to heat up so patience is a virtue because when it heats up it will cook as fast as you can keep up with. We have found genuinely in comparison to previous tefal and other non stick pans that the circulon pans actually retain the freshness and flavour of foods in a better way yielding a higher quality taste which other. They really are The Best Cookware sets on the market we think!
The benefits of anodized pans and other practical uses
We have found that due to the thickness of the base and the non stick of the pans you use less oil than normal. The pan is so hot and does not stick so our oil consumption has dropped noticeably. There are numerous health benefits with a good set of pans, stainless steel washes up perfect every time and does not leave that nasty rust coloured residue after a years use. The saucepans are great too we make a lot of jams and chutneys and some of these can take forever to get to the consistency requiring more attention then you have time to give.
We have found that the pans are more forgiving for your slackness and you can forget about them to a point :) Due to the thickness of the anodized pans you don’t have to have the heat on full as once the pan heats up it retains an incredible amount of heat allowing you to save money on gas as well.
A few hints and tips
Make sure not to use metal spoons or knives on the bottom of these pans as once they are scratched it makes it a lot harder to cook and produces lower quality foods like omelette’s. Even though the company have stated that the pans will take some utensil abuse I always use wood after my youngest used a metal spoon in the large omelet pan leaving a nasty big scratch to this day. For the sake of the pan and in turn being able to look your family in the eye after such atrocities (haha) stick with wooden spoons or plastic.
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Thank you for taking the time to read our Circulon Infinite Hard Anodised Cookware review and we hope it was helpful, we check prices regularly and have always found the best price for Best Cookware here. They often sell out as quickly as the Circulon Infinite Hard Anodised 10 Piece Cookware Set is a popular product. So if you see it in stock on Amazon and at a good price it is worth grabbing, because they are generally the cheapest, so don’t think about it for too long if you see they have some in stock.