By David Maslow
Calphalon cookware is a specific name brand of different types of cookware products that is a subsidiary of the larger company of Newell Rubbermaid. It is famous for its non-stick surfaces that are unique because they are crafted with anodized aluminum as opposed to Teflon, which is the much more common coating substance for non-stick pans. Calphalon cookware continues to increase in popularity, and the draw of a non-stick frying pan is doubly attractive to those who especially love to fry.
Newell Rubbermaid uses “hard-anodization,” an electro-chemical process, to harden the aluminum that will soon be a pan or pot. This process turns ordinary aluminum into extraordinarily strong aluminum. Not only does this electro-chemical process make the aluminum ready for use in food preparation, but it also helps it to repel damage from scratching. So, Calphalon cookware pieces are incredibly strong and long lasting.
If the thought of chemically and electrically treated metal causes you consternation, lay your fears to rest. The metal that goes through this anodization process is stable, so there will never be any chemical leaching or anything harmful chipping or otherwise removing itself from the pan into the food. Everything is nontoxic, and high heat cannot damage the finish or the pan. Another huge benefit of this process, which is also a major selling point for this cookware, is that the hard anodizing makes the surfaces smooth by infusing its nonstick polymer into the tiny pores that most other cookware product have. This is what makes these pans non-stick, and so effective at it.
Even though Calphalon cookware’s superior design renders it non-stick, no cookware is perfect in that regard, so there are still several tips that should be followed in order to ensure maximizing the no stick properties. One helpful step is to make sure to not cook chilled food in these pans. Usually leaving food out for as little as ten to fifteen minutes is enough to take the edge off. Also, when preheating the pans, do it over medium heat, not high. Aluminum conducts heat much more efficiently than normal pans do, so warming it on high will make the pan too hot, and it will not cool down just because you turn the burner down. It is so efficient that is takes only one or two minutes to pre-heat.
This last tip is important to recall when you’re frying your favorite foods because they will burn if the temperature is set too high. Another tip is to always wash the Calphalon cookware which will help to make your investment last and to keep your family healthy and happy.
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