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.
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.
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.