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Apr 14, 2009 06:36 PM

Calphalon Cookware

I recently purchased a Calphalon One Infused Anodized 2.5qt Saucepan. Got it at a decent price of $39.99. Is anodized cookware considered non-stick? Also, are there any concerns about acidic food / sauces and anodized cookware? Thanks.

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  1. Calphalon One is like any other anodized aluminum. It is absolutely not nonstick. They advertise it as "stick and release", which is a characteristic of any bare metal pan that has reached an appropriate temperature when you add the food.

    If you ignore their claims of it having special properties, I think you'll be happy with it, but be sure you have some Bar Keeper's Friend around for cleaning.

    1. Nope, it's not non-stick. The anodization
      prevents chemical reactions with food.

      Despite the claims I use only non-metal
      implements with mine, and they've lated
      more than 20 years.

      From my experience, I wouldn't recommend
      Calphalon fry pans, though. The surface of
      mine began wearing off after a few years.

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      1. re: mpalmer6c

        Like any kitchen tool Calphalon will last longer if you take care of it. I have a small egg pan that I bought in 1998 and it's still non-sticking away. Maybe they were made better back then?