What are the benefits of using hard anodized cookware?


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Durability, ease of cleaning and a non-toxic, non-stick surface are benefits of using hard anodized cookware. The anodized aluminum is scratch resistant. The extra hard alloy prevents easy peeling or chipping, though durability depends on the process used. A nonporous coat over the aluminum prevents leaching when cooking acidic foods.

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Anodized cookware is easy to clean because of the smooth surface. Experts suggest washing by hand rather than a dishwasher for longer use. Anodized cookware is made using an electro-chemical process that creates smooth layers of non-stick surface. This allows the absence of perfluorooctonoic acid widely used in Teflon. High levels of PFOA are noted as a possible health concern by the American Cancer Society.

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