#1 Rated Review – Advanced Bronze Hard Anodized Aluminum Anolon Cookware

Looking to find cookware that has both functionality and aesthetics? Look no further. This elegant and eye-pleasing cookware set is both beautiful on and off the shelf.

The Anolon Advanced Bronze cookware set is durable and made of hard anodized aluminum. Combined with the trusted name brand and price, there are lots of features to like about this non stick cookware.

Be warned, however, you will have to pull out the hundred dollar bills for this cookware, but it’s totally worth it and it will save you  money in the long run.

Analon Advanced Bronze Hard Anodized Cookware Set wall

Product Details

The Anolon cookware set comes with some very interesting non-stick pots and pans. Open up the box and you will find the 11-piece cookware from large to small:

Saucepans / Covered Pots:

  • 8 quart covered stockpot (yes! that’s not a typo… 8 quarts!)
  • 3 quart covered saucepan
  • 1.5 quart covered saucepan

Non stick skillets and frying pans:

  • 12 inch open skillet
  • 10 inch open skillet
  • 8 inch open skillet

Sautee pans:

  • 3 quart saute pan

Anolon is a brand of nonstick cookware which offer several lines. The owner of Anolon is Meyer Manufacturing and they also own Faberware and Circulon cookware.


Is Anolon Cookware Oven Safe?

The short answer of this question is YES, they are oven safe. However, you must be weary of the temperature inside your oven. These pots and pans are oven safe up to 450º F and give you exceptional flavor in your food. The handles and lids are oven safe as well up to 400º F (200º C).

It’s important to remember that the highest temperature that you should heat these healthy pots and pans is 400º F (200º C).

Is Anolon Advanced Cookware Dishwasher Safe?

We checked with Anolon and they said that these pots and pans are not dishwasher safe.

However, the clean up is a snap – fast and easy! We don’t mind washing them by hand at all because the non-stick surface (called Dupont Autograph 2) is so slippery that a small drop of soap and water will rinse all the excess food away.

Stone Frying Pans Dishwasher Safe

Anolon Cookware Safety Concerns

Anolon Cookware is a one of the best brands made with hard anodized aluminum cookware as the base. Aluminum has several advances when it comes to cookware such as they heat well, generally inexpensive and light.

There are a few downsides, however, and that includes reaction with specific foods such as acidic foods. These include tomatoes which leave behind a bit of taste.

However, the anodization makes aluminum sturdier and harder by sealing the oxidized layer turning it non reactive to the acidic foods. So rest assured, these pans are very safe.

Is Anolon Cookware Toxic?

Anolon Advanced Pot

We did more research into the non-stick surface DuPont Autograph 2. We noticed that DuPont was the same company that made the famous Teflon which contains harmful chemicals some of which are carcinogenic.

However, the DuPont Autogrpah 2 is 100% PFOA free. This coating was specially developed with newer technology without the harmful toxins found in Teflon. These pans are 100% safe and healthy.

If you do not trust DuPont, please take a look at our other highly recommended healthy cookware.

What does the Anolon Cookware Lifetime Warranty cover?

Anolon guarantees the cookware you purchase with a lifetime warranty. However, depending on where you are located, the warranty coverage will be different.

In all countries the “Anolon cookware lifetime warranty” is very limited and only covers defects in workmanship and materials under normal household use for the lifetime of the cookware.

The lifetime guarantee does not cover stains, discoloration, damages, scratches, sprays, and overheating. In addition, the warranty does not cover damage caused by abuse, commercial use, consequential damages, accidents or misuse.

Anolon Lifetime Warranty

If you are making a warranty claim you must send your pots and pans to California at your expense and the replacement is at their discretion. There is a long list of restrictions.

The warranty coverage in Australia is not lifetime and is only for 30 days after purchase. There are lots of other exclusions.

Anolon vs Calphalon – Which one is the best?

Both sets of cookware offer a solid line-up of pots and pans. We tried both sets and we liked the Anolon cookware more. This was primarily because of the following factors:

  • Value – Anolon offers better value for their pots and pans. The comparable Calphalon cookware set is more expensive and their 13 piece hard anodized cookware set runs for $100 more.
  • Style – The Anolon cookware set comes brushed bronze which looks absolutely elegant in your kitchen.
  • Handles – The Anolon Suregrip handels are extremely comfortable and makes cooking that much more enjoyable. The Calphalon handles are stainless steel and are not ackward to hold.

The Anolon cookware set is by far better and provides more value for your money. Put that Benjamin in savings away and spend it on some frying pan accessories instead.

What Do Other Users Have to Say?

When we wrote this article, the Anolon Cookware set had one of the highest ratings on Amazon for non-stick and hard anodized aluminum cookware. Lots of users wrote positive reviews about the quality, durability and the appearance.

Most reviewers commented that the bronze appearance is very elegant. Although this is not for everyone, the were happy to display the set on an open rack instead of in a cupboard because of the look.

Anolon Advanced Shelf

The non-stick DuPont Autograph 2 coating was mentioned as being one of the best and that nothing sticks to the pans.

Overall, reviewers loved the Anolon Advanced Bronze cookware set because of the quality and price.

The Bottom Line

Overall the Anolon Advanced Bronze sells for $260 USD for the 11-piece set. At this price range there are other cookware sets that are comparable.

However, if you are willing to pay more, you would want to get the Anolon Advanced Bronze collection because it is more durable and visually appealing than other cheaper sets. In addition, the DuPont Autograph 2 coating definitely commands a premium as this has been proven to last for years as attested by our customer reviews.

About the author 

Nate Lau

Nate is an aspiring chef, and father of two. He is always on the lookout to try new healthy recipes and kitchen gadgets. He has a passion for cooking delicious miso black cod and enjoys a nice sip of pinot on occasion.

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