One of the most confusing things about cookware is knowing which brands and materials are safe to use inside the oven. So, if you have an interest in Anolon cookware, you may be wondering — Can Anolon pans go in the oven? When you are busy juggling a busy family and all the activity that comes with it, it is important to know the proper use for pots and pans to avoid an unfortunate accident happening in the kitchen. Keep reading to learn the answer to that question and more.
What is Anolon?
Anolon is a play on words after the material Anolon is created from—anodized aluminum. These pans are light, conducts heat exceptionally well, and are usually inexpensive. Aluminum must be treated however, because the metal can react with acidic foods and change the taste. Anodized aluminum is sealed and oxidized to make it nonreactive and safe.
The Anolon cookware brand soared to mainstream success with anodized aluminum pans that were not only reliably nonstick but dishwasher friendly too.
There are a few different variations of these pans, including stainless steel, bronze, or copper lining. Layering in these metals can also increase conductivity and durability.
Anolon is manufactured by the same company that makes many popular cookware lines including KitchenAid and Rachel Ray cookware—Meyer Manufacturing. This company is known for its high-quality, durable cookware that is both affordable and long-lasting.
The Anolon brand offers an advanced set and advanced plus set that uses heavy gauge aluminum which is hard anodized. These sets deliver heat more evenly and will prevent warping and denting with prolonged heat exposure. The Advanced Plus set also comes with a lifetime warranty. Several other sets are also available including a stainless-steel line, moonstone, and copper. There is also a Professional Plus line if you are ready to take your home cooking to another level. (Check out our review of the Anolon Nouvelle cookware set!)
Anolon Cookware Sets & Pieces
The signature Anolon cookware brand has six different pots and pans, which makes an 11-piece total set.
- 3-quart sauté pan with lid
- 1.5-quart saucepan with lid
- 3-quart saucepan with lid
- 8-quart stockpot with lid
- 8.5-inch open skillet
- 12-inch-deep skillet with lid
Anolon cookware comes in either black, or a bronze finish and features SureGrip handles made of stainless steel and a silicone rubber covers. This is what makes Anolon cookware able to be used in the oven.
- Set Contents: 1-Quart Covered Saucepan, 2-Quart Covered Saucepan, 3-Quart Covered Saucepan, 8-Quart Covered Stockpot, 8.5-Inch Skillet, 10-Inch Skillet, 3-Quart Covered Sauté Pan, 2 Beechwood Spoons, 10-Inch x 15-Inch Cookie Pan
- Body Material: Hard anodized aluminum
- Exterior Finish: Exposed hard anodized aluminum
- SET INCLUDES: 1.5-Quart Covered Saucepan, 3-Quart Covered Saucepan, 3-Quart Covered Sauté, 8-Quart Covered Stockpot, 8-Inch French Skillet, 12-Inch Covered Deep Skillet with Helper Handle
- DURABLE CONSTRUCTION: Hard-anodized construction provides efficient, even heat distribution
- PREMIUM NONSTICK: PFOA-free nonstick is long lasting and metal utensil safe with superior food release and effortless cleanup
- OPTIMAL NONSTICK PERFORMANCE: Sapphire-reinforced Infinity Slide(tm) nonstick is PFOA-free and lasts 16X longer than traditional nonstick and 80X longer than typical ceramic cookware
- DURABLE CONSTRUCTION: Hard-anodized aluminum is twice as hard as stainless steel and ensures fast, even heat delivery without hot spots so food cooks the same everywhere on the pan
- COMFORT & CONTROL: Anolon SureGrip handles provide a secure hold when moving pots and pans from stove to oven to table; shatter-resistant glass lids seal in heat and moisture
Can Anolon Pans Go in the Oven?
Yes, Anolon cookware can be used in the oven; however, there are limitations to how much heat the pots and pans can endure.
Most of the Anolon cookware lines are oven-safe up to temperatures of 400F. But, Anolon recently introduced a new line — AnolonX — that can withstand oven temperatures up to 500F.
Anolon is also not safe to be used under the broiler because it will cause damage to the nonstick coating. The closer the pan is the to the broiler, the hotter the temperature is, so keeping the cookware on the middle rack is important.
Anolon cookware is a notable set to use to make dishes that start on the stovetop and finish in the oven. You can also stick pans in the oven to warm up leftovers or to keep warm while the other dishes are being prepared or you are waiting for guests to arrive.
Anolon in Dishwashers
The Anolon website explains that their cookware is dishwasher safe; however, the advanced line with the hard anodized cookware is not safe for dishwasher use. Luckily, hard anodized aluminum pots and pans are super easy to clean and can soak safely in the sink.
Why Anolon Cookware is Safe for Families
Non-stick cookware often gets a bad reputation for being toxic and harmful to human health; however, the Anolon cookware brand is safe for families.
Anolon is PFOA Free and does not contain lead or cadmium.
PFOA, an acronym for perfluorooctanoic acid is a synthetic compound that was used in nonstick coatings in the past but is not anymore due to regulatory standards and laws.
The company that produced the nonstick coating used on Anolon pans, DuPont, have guaranteed that PFOA is not used in their manufacturing processes. They have also guaranteed that their nonstick is completely nontoxic and that if accidental consumption were to occur, there would be no cause for alarm. The nonstick is inert and will not be absorbed into the body.
Anolon pots and pans are an impressive set for any home cook or professional. No matter what your level of cooking ability, Anolon nonstick will make food preparation and cleanup easier than ever. Whether you are making eggs, a sauce, pasta, or sauteing a steak, you can be sure the food will not stick, and your cookware is protected from heat and metal utensils.
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