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Every now and then you will hear someone lament, “things just aren’t made like they used to be.”

The rueful exclamation is usually meant to convey that you cannot find something simply made and possessing of that purpose-built elegance, that holds up through regular, consistent, and sometimes harsh use.

It calls to mind things like classic automobiles, underwood typewriters, solid wood furniture, and now, this cookware set.

If you’re in the market for a new set of cookware for your glass top stove, it’s likely you’ve heard the term hard anodized. If you aren’t sure what that means, don’t worry, we’ll answer that for you plus more in this comprehensive review.

What does “Hard Anodized” mean?

When it comes to cookware, you’re likely already familiar with the terms stainless steel, Teflon, and cast iron.

Hard anodized happens when aluminum has undergone an electrolytic process. Meaning the aluminum was bathed in chemicals with an electric current running through it. This produces a layer of oxide that hardens on the aluminum making it more durable and resistant to corrosion.

Science is pretty neat, right?

Benefits of Hard Anodized Cookware

  • As its name suggests it is harder and more durable than other cookware (twice as strong as stainless steel!)
  • You can use any kind of utensil on a hard anodized pot or pan without worrying about scratching it. Can’t say that about any nonstick cookware now, can you?
  • Its smooth surface resists sticking

Disadvantages of Hard Anodized Cookware

  • Not truly nonstick. You may wish to use it mainly for liquids/moveable foods
  • Do not use harsh cleaning products or steel wool to clean your hard anodized pots and pans
  • Don’t stack hard anodized cookware on top of or inside of any other material cookware as it can damage it

The Recipe for Perfect Workhorse Cookware

Made with all technical knowledge of today, with the same dedication to both style AND substance—to quality craftsmanship in every piece—that previous generations rightfully raved about, enter the t-fal e765sc hard anodized cookware set.

A trusted riveted handle design covered in modern silicone—for your long-lasting comfort and safety—and vented tempered glass lids to maintain visibility, while trapping enough heat and moisture; for perfect results with every dish.

Suitable on all stovetops (sans induction) and oven safe up to 400 degrees Fahrenheit (lids up to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Glass and all that) all while being PFOA, lead, and cadmium free. Crucial in today’s nonstick pans.

Better still, this set is completely dishwasher and oven safe. That means you can spend more time well-fed with the people you love, and less time scrubbing and scraping. All with peace of mind of knowing you provided the best for the people you care about the most.

Access to T-Fal (a global leader in cookware) and their proprietary Heat Mastery System and Thermo Spot Indicator—all on that hard titanium-reinforced, scratch-resistant, toxin-free, nonstick interior—has never been easier. Which means neither has cooking.

Combined you’ll never have to combat hotspots or ruin a dish guessing at whether your cook surface is the right temperature for the dish you’re making

In Closing

Be it a simple breakfast for yourself or a giant holiday meal for the extended family; you’ll relish the opportunity to show off what you can do with this set.

You won’t want to leave your kitchen… Which is fine because this set will stand up to everyday use for all of its limited lifetime warranty.

If you’re in the market for a quick, easy, workhorse by day that is a saucy minx for dessert then this set might just be for you.

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