Anolon Cookware Reviews: 7 products compared

BEST ANOLON COOKWARE SET
Anolon Advanced Nonstick
  • DURABLE, HIGH-PERFORMANCE COOKWARE SET: Heavy-duty hard-anodized aluminum construction promotes efficient, balanced cooking performance suitable for all cooktops (excluding induction)
  • NONSTICK COOKWARE: Elegant black nonstick exteriors with stylish gourmet-inspired tulip-shaped profiles; shatter-resistant glass lids on covered pieces
  • KITCHEN TOOLS INCLUDED: Metal-utensil-safe cookware interiors feature triple-layer premium-quality nonstick for exceptional food release and effortless cleanup
  • OVEN SAFE: Oven safe to 400°F, dual-riveted Anolon(r) SureGrip(r) handles feature comfortable rubber over durable stainless steel for a confident grasp
  • SET INCLUDES: 1. 5-Quart Saucepan with Lid, 3-Quart Saucepan with Lid, 3-Quart Sauté Pan with Lid, 8-Quart Stockpot with Lid, 8-Inch Frying Pan, 12-Inch Deep Fry Pan with Helper Handle and Lid, 12-Inch Mini Slotted Turner, 12-Inch Mini Solid Turner, 13. 25-Inch Solid Turner, 13. 25 Inch Slotted Spoon, 13. 25-Inch Solid Spoon

Anolon began its journey in the 1040s, manufacturing items to be used by US soldiers during WW2. Meyer Manufacturing was officially established in the 1950s and began by making flashlights.

The company started manufacturing cookware in 1971 and has come a long way since then. The first hard-anodized nonstick cookware was created in 1986 and today Anolon is known for the quality and innovation of its items. 

Anolon cookware features the company’s breakthrough innovations, such as the signature triple-layer nonstick coating both on the exterior and interior of the items, which makes them really easy to cook with and clean. Other features are induction capable collections, with heavy-bottoms for perfect heat conductivity. Anolon pieces are also oven safe and some lines feature dishwasher safe pieces for optimal convenience in the kitchen. 

1. Anolon Nouvelle Copper Stainless Steel

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Anolon Nouvelle Stainless Steel Cookware Pots and Pans Set, 10 Piece
  • SET INCLUDES: 1.25-Quart and 2.5-Quart Saucepans with Lids, 6.5-Quart Stockpot with Lid, 8-Inch and 10.5-Inch Frying Pan, 3-Quart Sauté Pan with Lid
  • BUILT TO PERFORM: The cookware set's polished stainless steel construction is crafted with copper for optimum heat control and cooking performance
  • INDUCTION READY, DISHWASHER SAFE: European style for a luxurious look, induction-compatible, and dishwasher safe for the ultimate in convenience

The Anolon Nouvelle Copper Stainless Steel range is the highlight of Anolon’s long-standing experience in crafting quality cookware. A premium line of top-quality stainless steel cookware with heavy, 5-layered bottoms with a copper midlayer for optimal heat conductivity, these pieces are a must for a seasoned cook’s perfect experience in the kitchen. 

Features

The Anolon Nouvelle Copper Stainless Steel cookware range features heavy-duty stainless steel construction that makes them durable and dependable. Their heavy bottoms have 5 layers with a copper midlayer that gives the line its name. This copper layer enhances heat control and conductivity, while the heavy bottom makes these pieces suitable for all stovetops, including induction. 

The pieces come with deep-seated stainless steel lids that are designed to lock in heat and moisture during the cooking process, while their handles are sturdy and dual-riveted for extra strength. For optimal convenience, the pieces are dishwasher-safe as well as oven safe up to  500°F.

Quality and Durability 

This line of cookware is built to perform and customers have noticed. They mention the line’s heavy bottoms and elegant design, noting that they are of really good quality and perform consistently well even after heavy use. Some customers have noted that the heavy bottoms mean that the pieces take some time to heat up, but once they do they retain and conduct heat perfectly, resulting in a really nice cooking experience. Due to their stainless steel construction and heavy, 5-layered bottoms, these pots and pans are especially durable and made to last. 

Some customers have faced problems with food sticking or discoloration of the stainless steel polish, but these comments are few and far between. While the pieces are premium and rather high in price, most customers claim that their quality and performance is worth the price. 

PROS

  • Top-quality and durability with stainless steel construction
  • Suitable for all stovetops including induction
  • Dishwasher-safe and oven safe up to 500°F

CONS

  • Rather expensive
  • Stainless steel lids do not allow monitoring of the cooking process 
  • Metal finish can stain easily 

Notable Picks from the set

  • Nouvelle Copper Stainless Steel Sauté with Lid and Helper Handle: a really versatile piece that’s built for convenience with its two handles and sturdy lid. Its high sides make it optimal for various uses and it can be used in the oven and broiler. 
  • Nouvelle Copper Stainless Steel Frying Pans: the line’s frying pans come in two convenient sizes and while not nonstick, they make cooking really enjoyable. The heavy bottoms retain and conduct heat beautifully and the stainless steel finish is easy to clean. 

Rating: 4 out of 5 

Verdict

While on the pricier side, the Anolon Nouvelle Copper Stainless Steel cookware range is a favorite among customers, who appreciate its elegant design and heavy-duty construction. Most customers claim that the range’s performance is worth the money. A comprehensive set of cookware that is essential for a well-stocked kitchen, especially for those who spend a lot of time cooking.

2. Anolon Advanced Hard Anodized Nonstick

Anolon Advanced Hard Anodized Nonstick Cookware Pots and Pans Set, 11 Piece, Onyx
  • DURABLE, HIGH-PERFORMANCE COOKWARE SET: Heavy-duty hard-anodized aluminum construction promotes efficient, balanced cooking performance suitable for all cooktops (excluding induction)
  • NONSTICK COOKWARE: Elegant black nonstick exteriors with stylish gourmet-inspired tulip-shaped profiles; shatter-resistant glass lids on covered pieces
  • KITCHEN TOOLS INCLUDED: Metal-utensil-safe cookware interiors feature triple-layer premium-quality nonstick for exceptional food release and effortless cleanup

Anolon has been manufacturing cookware for decades and they are always looking to provide the best technology to their customers. The Advanced Collection has cutting-edge features and a wide variety of cookware for all your kitchen needs. From pans and pots to griddles, dutch ovens and roasters, Anolon has the needs of the modern home cook covered. What’s more, the collection boasts a range of trendy colors and premium materials that make it truly versatile. 

Features

Anolon’s Advance Collection cookware features hard-anodized construction that makes the items truly durable. All the items have Anolon’s signature triple-layer sapphire-reinforced nonstick coating both on the interior and exterior. This prevents food from sticking and makes clean-up super easy. Anolon claims that its nonstick cookware can be used with metal utensils. 

The cookware items also feature SureGrip handles, comfortable stainless steel handles with silicone covers that are really sturdy and ergonomic. The collection’s lids are made from tempered glass that helps monitor the food while it cooks. Finally, all items in the Advanced Collection are oven safe up to 400°F.  

Quality and Durability 

Anolon places great importance on the quality and durability of its items, and that is why the company offers a lifetime warranty. The items in the Advanced Collection are well-made and use premium materials, something that customers are appreciating. Customers are especially fond of the triple-layer nonstick coating, signing its praises as it does make the pots and pans really easy to clean. 

Despite the really good reviews for the products, there are some customers who are not so impressed: they mention that while the products are advertised as safe to use with metal utensils, this is not, in fact, the case. The nonstick coating does scratch and there were also some issues with warping.  

Colors and sets 

The Advanced Collection cookware items come in many shapes and sizes, which means you are likely to find exactly what you need. The Collection also features a few sets -mostly with 11 pieces each- that are great for equipping a new kitchen or if you like to have matching cookware.

The Advanced Collection items also come in a variety of trendy colors, including Umber, Bronze, Graphite, Onyx, and Indigo. 

PROS

  • Wide variety of items in the collection
  • Triple-layer nonstick coating that makes the items easy to clean
  • Oven safe up to 400°F.
  • Affordable

CONS

  • Not safe to use with metal utensils as advertised 
  • Not suitable for induction hobs 
  • Not dishwasher-safe

Notable Picks from the collection

  • Advanced Straining Saucepan: a really versatile small saucepan that can be used in so many ways. It has the signature Anolon triple-layer nonstick coating, along with a spout for pouring and a straining lid. 
  • Advanced Frying Pan Set: the signature nonstick coating is present in this set of pans as well, making cooking and cleaning a breeze. The pans come in practical sizes to suit every need in the kitchen and they also have high sides that make them even more versatile.

Rating: 3.5 out of 5 

Verdict

All in all, most customers really like the products in the Advanced collection, for their practicality, ease of cooking and cleaning and variety. Despite some issues with durability, this collection comes with good sizes and shapes for the cookware and the items are versatile and affordable. 

3. Anolon Advanced Straining Saucepan

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Anolon Advanced Umber 2 qt. Covered Straining Saucepan
  • Anolon Advanced Umber 2-Quart Covered Straining Saucepan combines an eye-catching umber-on-umber palette with exceptional cooking performance
  • Durable, extra-thick hard anodized construction for lasting use and efficient, balanced heat distribution
  • Cover features large holes on one side of the rim and small holes on the other so you can simply adjust the lid to align the holes with the pour spouts to drain liquids after boiling potatoes or cooking pasta

A small saucepan is one of the most essential items in the kitchen. It has countless uses and you probably find yourself reaching for it on a daily basis. Anolon, with its long history and advanced technology in cookware, has the best to offer when it comes to pots and pans, and this saucepan is no exception. 

Features

The Anolon Advanced Straining Saucepan is heavy-duty and durable, with hard-anodized construction that ensures even heat distribution. The saucepan features Anolon’s signature triple-layer nonstick coating that is scratch-resistant and long-lasting. The nonstick coating is both on the inside and the outside of the saucepan, making sure that nothing sticks to it and clean-up is effortless. The saucepan comes with a break-resistant glass lid with straining holes and is oven-safe up to 400°F. 

Quality

The quality of this saucepan is not lost on customers, many of whom comment on how durable and well-made it is. They mention that it performs really well even after years of use. The hard-anodized construction and triple-layer nonstick coating ensure that the saucepan will perform well no matter what you cook it in, from boiling pasta to making oatmeal. However, despite all the raving reviews, there have been some customers for whom the saucepan did not perform well, with the nonstick coating scratching and peeling off. 

Ergonomics

The saucepan is designed with practicality in mind and customers really love the stable handle. Made from stainless steel with a silicone coating, it’s really comfortable to hold. Furthermore, it’s dual riveted for increased strength and stability. The saucepan itself has spouts for easy pouring, while the lid has an extra-deep rim with straining holes that make straining liquids super easy. 

Value

This saucepan is not the cheapest you can find, but it is certainly a premium piece of cookware that will perform well and will stay in your kitchen for a long time. 

Durability

Anolon offers a lifetime warranty on their products, and with good reason. This saucepan seems to be performing really well and customers are commenting on its high quality and durability. They report that the saucepan performs really well even after years of use. 

PROS

  • Triple-layer nonstick coating that makes clean-up really easy
  • Durability and practical design with pour spouts and a straining lid
  • Oven-safe up to 400°F

CONS

  • Not very affordable
  • Not dishwasher-safe
  • Not suitable for induction hobs 

Rating: 4.5 out of 5. 

Verdict

A really versatile and high-quality piece of cookware that’s much loved by customers. It’s a must-have in the kitchen and its practical design and durability will make you reach for it again and again.  

4. Anolon Advanced Tapered Sauce-pot

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Anolon Advanced Hard Anodized Nonstick Sauce Pan/Saucepan with Lid, 4.5 Quart, Gray
  • GET SAUCY: Versatile 4.5-Quart Tapered Saucepot is ideal as a soup pot, saucing pot, pasta pot, and more
  • EVEN HEAT DISTRIBUTION: The saucepot’s heavy-duty, hard-anodized construction provides quick and even heat distribution to help reduce hot spots that can burn foods
  • LONG-LASTING NONSTICK: Premium-quality nonstick is long lasting and metal utensil safe with superior food release and effortless cleanup

The Advanced collection by Anolon offers really versatile and well-made cookware pieces that are great for every kitchen. They combine form and function and come with Anolon’s durable construction and trusty triple-layered nonstick coating that makes them easy to clean and a joy to cook with. This Saucepot is a great size for various cooking tasks, from soups to candy-making. 

Features

Like the rest of the Advanced Collection, this saucepot is heavy-duty, with hard-anodized construction that ensures even heat distribution and is oven-safe up to 400°F. Anolon provides a triple-layered nonstick coating both on the exterior and the interior of the pot, that makes cooking and cleaning really effortless. The nonstick coating is scratch-resistant and can be used even with metal utensils. The pot also features really sturdy SureGrip handles made from stainless steel and covered with silicone. These are heat-resistant and dual riveted for extra strength. The lid is made from break-resistant glass. 

Quality

Anolon is known for the great quality of its products, but customers are not really convinced with this particular pot, noting that it seems lightweight and of lesser quality than they would expect. However, they note that the nonstick coating performs really well. Most customers really like the pot’s handles, mentioning that they are sturdy, comfortable to hold and heat-resistant. 

Ergonomics

Customers really love the pot’s size and comment on its practical and sturdy handles. They are made from stainless steel and covered with silicone, which makes them comfortable to hold and heat resistant. Furthermore, they are not too big and do not crowd the hob when customers use other cookware at the same time. The saucepot also has a tapered design with flared sides that are wider on the top, making stirring and whisking more comfortable. 

Value

The saucepot is a good mid-level option that provides good construction and quality at an affordable price. 

Durability

Customers are not convinced about the saucepot’s durability since they mention that it doesn’t feel as heavy-duty as other Anolon items. It still performs well and has high-quality construction and practical features. Anolon offers a lifetime warranty for all its products. 

PROS

  • Triple-layer nonstick coating that makes clean-up really easy
  • Good size and tapered sides, making various cooking tasks easier 
  • Oven-safe up to 400°F

CONS

  • Not very durable
  • Not dishwasher-safe
  • Not suitable for induction hobs 

Rating: 4 out of 5 

Verdict

Despite some concerns by customers about its durability, the Anolon Advanced Tapered Saucepot is a high-quality piece of cookware with really good size and practical features. It makes cooking and cleaning very easy and customers love its good design. 

5. Anolon Nouvelle Copper Stainless Steel Chef Casserole with Lid

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Anolon 75855 Nouvelle Stainless Steel Frying Pan/ Fry Pan/ Saute Pan/ Chefpan with Lid - 4 Quart, Silver
  • HIGH PERFORMANCE COOKWARE: Polished stainless steel casserole pan construction is crafted with copper for optimum heat control and cooking performance that's suitable for all stovetops, including induction
  • STURDY HANDLES: Casserole handles are dual riveted for strength and durability, with patented flat-rivet technology
  • CASSEROLE POT WITH LID: Mirror-finish, deep-seated stainless steel lid seals in heat and flavor

The Anolon Nouvelle Copper collection is a premium range of excellent quality cookware with a copper mid-layer at the base that ensures perfect heat retention and distribution. The stainless steel finish provides top of the line cooking quality and is dishwasher-safe and suitable for induction hobs. The Chef Casserole is a good-sized and versatile pot that customers really love. 

Features

The pot features polished stainless steel construction with an aluminum core and a heavy-duty base with five layers, including a copper mid-layer that ensures even heat conductivity and control. The stainless steel finish is suitable for induction hobs, dishwasher-safe and oven-safe up to 500°F. The handles are dual-riveted for stability and extra strength, while the pot also comes with a mirror-finish stainless steel lid. 

Quality

This Nouvelle Copper casserole pot has been constructed with attention to detail and premium quality, which customers really appreciate. They mention its versatility, good size,  heavy bottom and good heat distribution. They also mention that while the price is rather high, the pot is worth it.  

Ergonomics

The pot is designed with rounded sides, which customers mention is really convenient when cooking. The handles are stainless steel with dual rivets for stability and control. They do not overheat when cooking. The lid is deep-seated and helps lock in heat and flavor during cooking. However, several customers have mentioned that they would prefer a glass lid that would enable them to monitor the cooking process without lifting it. 

Value

This piece is in the premium price range but customers claim the high price is worth it with the pot’s versatility and quality. 

Durability

With its heavy-duty construction, quality materials and heavy base, this pot can withstand a variety of uses and conditions, including induction hobs and used in the oven, including the broiler. The stainless steel will not scratch or discolor and is easy to clean, in the dishwasher as well. What’s more, Anolon offers a lifetime warranty on all its products.   

PROS

  • Stainless steel construction with an aluminum core and copper midlayer at the base
  • Really versatile, can be used in the oven and on induction hobs
  • Premium quality and durability

CONS

  • High price 
  • Absence of glass lid 

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 

Verdict

A really elegant addition to any kitchen, this Anolon Nouvelle Copper Stainless Steel Chef Casserole is a great piece that’s versatile and durable. It can withstand a variety of conditions and it’s a good size for preparing a wide range of meals. Customers love it and mention that its high price is worth it for its functionality, versatility and elegance.

6. Anolon Authority Frying Pan Set

Anolon 81064 Authority Hard Anodized Nonstick Frying Pan Set / Fry Pan Set / Hard Anodized Skillet Set - 9.25 Inch and 11.75 Inch, Gray
  • NONSTICK FRYING PAN SET INCLUDES: 9.25-Inch Frying Pan, 11.75-Inch Frying Pan
  • DURABILITY TO LAST: Heavy-duty hard-anodized frypan construction is twice as hard as stainless steel
  • LONG LASTING NONSTICK: Frying pans feature durable, premium-quality nonstick for exceptional food release and effortless cleanup

Anolon has been manufacturing pans since the 1940s and they have a long history of innovation. Always looking for the best materials and advanced technology, the company aims to create cookware that is durable and long-lasting. From griddles to frying pans and woks, Anolon has a wide variety of cookware that will suit all your needs in the kitchen. 

Features

These Anolon frying pans come in two really convenient sizes: 9.25-Inch and 11.75-Inch. They feature a premium triple-layer non-stick coating and hard-anodized aluminum in their construction that makes them heavy-duty and very durable. The triple-layer nonstick coating resists scratches and makes cooking a breeze. Clean up is really easy, as the pans can be cleaned in the dishwasher. What’s more, these pans can be used in the oven up to 500°F. The pans are suitable to use on most hobs, except induction.

Quality

The pans are expertly made with a hard-anodized aluminum with dishwasher-safe clear coat exterior and a triple-layer premium-quality nonstick interior. While the materials are of great quality, the construction itself does not feel heavy-duty to customers, some of whom have reported that the pans warp and do not sit flat on the stovetop. The handles are made from triple-riveted SureRest stainless steel that offers even more support and stability. Customers are very satisfied with the performance of the nonstick coating, claiming that nothing sticks and the pans are really easy to clean. 

Ergonomics

Both frying pans in the set have ergonomic stainless steel handles that feature a finger notch that offers extra support and stability when using the pans. The handles are attached to the pans using three screws, which make them even more stable and safe. 

Value

This set comes with two nonstick frying pans (9.25-Inch and 11.75-Inch sizes) and is a great value-for-money option for every kitchen. 

Durability

Anolon offers a lifetime warranty on its products and uses premium materials and specially designed construction for best results. The pans are designed to last and most customers are very happy with their purchases, saying that they perform really well even after many months of use. 

PROS:

  • The pans are made from premium materials with a triple-layer nonstick coating
  • They are oven-safe and dishwasher-safe
  • They come with a really sturdy handle with a finger notch for extra stability

CONS

  • Some customers have reported that the pans warp and do not stay flat on the hob surface
  • The pans are not suitable for induction hobs 

RATING: 4 out of 5.

Verdict

A really versatile and durable frying pan set made with high-quality materials and a really good triple-layer nonstick coating. They are easy to use and easy to clean and will be very useful in any kitchen. These pans are value-for-money as you get two really high-quality pans for a good price.

7. Anolon Advanced Frying Pan Set

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Anolon 82074 Advanced Hard Anodized Nonstick Frying Pan Set / Fry Pan Set / Hard Anodized Skillet Set - 10 Inch and 12 Inch, Gray
  • DURABLE CONSTRUCTION: Hard-anodized construction provides efficient, even heat distribution
  • PREMIUM NONSTICK: High-quality, metal utensil safe nonstick delivers superior food release and effortless cleanup
  • COMFORT AND CONFIDENCE: The Anolon SureGrip handles offer a solid, comfortable grasp and are dual riveted for strength

Anolon is known for the advanced technology they use in their cookware. Their signature triple-layer nonstick coating on both the interior and the exterior of their pans makes them durable and easy to clean. This set of frying pans from the Anolon Advanced collection has many attractive features and is a good starter for someone who is not as experienced in cooking. 

Features 

The pans are made with durable hard-anodized construction and feature a triple-layer high-quality nonstick coating on both the interior and exterior. This makes cleaning really easy even if there are food splatters on the exterior of the pans. Their high sides and flared rims make them really versatile for all sorts of cooking, one customer even mentioned using the pan like a wok. Furthermore, the pans are oven-safe up to 400°F, which makes them good for a wide variety of recipes. 

Quality

The pans are advertised as having a premium, triple-layer nonstick coating that is safe to use even with metal utensils, but customers have complained that the coating scratches easily and does not last long. The pans are not dishwasher safe and some customers claim that they warp and don’t sit flat on the stovetop. 

Ergonomics

The Anolon SureGrip stainless steel handle with silicone padding is dual riveted for more strength and has a comfortable heatproof grasp for easy cooking. However, customers mention that it is rather narrow and does not help when holding the pan to clean it. 

Value

These two pans measure 10 and 12 inches and are a very cost-effective option, great for someone who is stocking their kitchen and needs essential items. 

Durability

Most customers are satisfied with the performance of these pans after many months of use, though there are some who report that the non-stick coating scratches and starts to peel off or that the pans warp and show wear and tear. The pans are apparently not as durable as advertised. In any case, Anolon does offer Lifetime Warranty on their products, which is an advantage.

PROS

  • Triple-layer premium nonstick coating on both the interior and exterior of the pans 
  • High sides and flared rim
  • Very friendly price 
  • Oven safe 

CONS

  • Not dishwasher safe  
  • Not suitable for induction hobs
  • The quality is not as good as advertised, with the pans showing scratches and warping after use

Rating: 3 out of 5

Verdict

These pans have several attractive features, such as the nonstick coating on both the interior and exterior, the high sides and flared rim, and the silicone padded stainless steel handle. However, customers have mentioned various problems with quality and durability which would make anyone looking to buy them think twice. With their really good price, they would make a good starter set for a newcomer in the kitchen but might not be a good choice for a seasoned chef.

FAQ

What is Anolon?

Anolon is a cookware brand by the Meyer Group, which began in 1984. They are known as a gourmet cookware manufacturer, with lines that feature top-quality and innovative cookware items. 

Is Anolon cookware safe?

Anolon cookware is made with quality and durability in mind, made with premium materials and perfectly safe. The nonstick coating is tested and deemed safe for everyday use in the kitchen.

Is Anolon cookware toxic?

The nonstick coating used in Anolon pieces is tested by the FDA in the US and other health regulatory agencies around the world and deemed to be completely safe for everyday home and commercial use. The coating is 100% PFOA free and made with newer technology compared to older versions. With proper care and attention, the coating will last a long time and will be safe. 

Are Anolon pans oven-safe?

Most Anolon cookware pieces are oven safe up to either 400°F or 500°F depending on the material and the product line. 

Is the nonstick coating of Anolon pans scratch-resistant?

Anolon’s nonstick coating is a special blend of sapphire-reinforced nonstick material that is triple-layered. This means it can last 16 times longer than traditional nonstick, and 80x longer than what is known as “ceramic” nonstick. This means that Anolon nonstick products are more durable and can be used even with metal utensils without scratching. 

Are Anolon pans suitable for induction hobs?

Some lines of Anolon cookware products are suitable for all stovetops, including induction. Their heavy-bottoms and premium materials making them safe and durable.  

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