Anolon Nouvelle Copper Hard Anodized Nonstick 10-Piece Cookware Set
Anolon Nouvelle Copper 82526, 10 piece set includes all the essential cooking tools to accommodate all your culinary needs. The copper core double full cap base paired with durable restaurant tested Autograph 2 Nonstick ensures even heat distribution, enduring food releasing performance. Set Includes: -1.5 Quart saucepan with lid. -3 Quart saucepan with lid. -8 Quart stockpot with lid. -3 Quart saute with lid. -8.5'' French skillet. -10'' French skillet. Features: -10 Piece set. -Nouvelle Copper collection. -Restaurant tested Autograph 2 Nonstick interior delivers easy food release and easy cleaning. -A layer of aluminum is encapsulated with copper, followed by more aluminum. -Finished with an impact-bonded stainless steel cap. -Outstanding heat distribution and controlled cooking performance. -Suitable for all cook tops including induction.-The cast stainless steel handle is attached to the pan using innovative nonstick flush rivet technology – food won't get stuck around the rivets so the pan cleans up easier. -Elegant stainless steel lid fits securely to the pans to lock in flavors and nutrients. -Refined lid handle has extra clearance for easier and safer lifting. Specifications: -Oven safe to 500 F. -Hard-anodized aluminum is twice as hard as stainless steel and provides exceptional heat distribution. -Easy cleaning. -Anolon provides lifetime limited warranty.
- Product Dimensions: 24 x 17 x 15 inches ; 9 pounds
- Shipping Weight: 25 pounds
- Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
Shipping Advisory: This item must be shipped separately from other items in your order. Additional shipping charges will not apply.
- Item model number: 82526
Quality Cookware from Anolon
I’ve had this set for just under two months, but we do not eat out and everything is home made so this cookware set has undergone a trial by fire, as it were. We’ve made a variety of dishes on our glass top stove and everything has been cooked to perfection. Water boils rapidly in this cookware, perhaps due to the double full cap bases. Cooking is even too – in the pancake test, all of the pancakes were evenly browned the same hue. Rice, stir-frys, spaghetti, soups, sauces, veggies, fried foods — they all are easy to prepare properly with the Anolon Nouvelle set. That isn’t to say that they’ll keep overcooking from spoiling a meal but it seems hard to do wrong with them. Directions do not recommend cooking with anything higher than medium heat, but we haven’t had any issues occasionally going higher. The tight fitting lids help keep dishes from boiling over and lock in the steam to help keep them from drying out. Lids on or off, these are very attractive looking pots and pans. We have a pot-rack, and hanging the Anolons from it gives the kitchen a more elegant look.
I intentionally left some sauce in a pot on medium heat even after we were done making a meal. It dried up and stuck to the bottom and sides and looked like it would be a hassle to clean up. I poured some water and detergent into the pot and let it sit for a while. When I came back to clean it, it wiped off easily. I’m really impressed with the nonstick coating on this set, it just works. The DuPont’s Autograph 2 Teflon coating is supposedly the best currently used by Anolon. The flush nonstick rivets are another nice touch. Note: this set is not dishwasher safe. I’ve re-heated food in the oven a couple of times with no problems, though I doubt I’ll ever test the 500 degree limit.
A star comes off for few reasons. The steep price tag may dissuade a casual buyer, though you are paying for a quality product that should last at least five years. You have to decide if a set in this range is what you need. Casual cooks may not need cookware so sturdy. With the amount my family cooks, these will be a good value. Chefs who prefer glass lids will need to look elsewhere. I also wish a 12″ skillet was included in the set, but the 10″ can handle most of what we’d need the other for. With 6 pans (and 4 lids) in the most common sizes, this set should be able to handle everything except some specialty dishes. The pots are slightly heavier than others I have used, but their sturdy handles make them easy to maneuver and lift.
I am very pleased with how the Anolon Nouvelle set has performed so far and look forward to creating many more mouth watering dishes in them well into the future. If any durability issues arise, I will be sure to append this review to make note of them.
** Update – 01/11/2012 – My wife and I have been using this cookware for almost a year now and are very pleased with its performance and durability. Everything I posted in my review previously still stands.
** Update – 01/29/2012 – I’ve had the opportunity to use very similar Analon brushed stainless steel set and my review for it can be found here:
Owned Now for Nearly a Year
It would have been a full 5 stars if you could only use them in the broiler for finishing and use them in the dishwasher, but I live in a dream world!
The very first thing I’m going to say is to read the instructions that come with your cookware set very carefully since the manufacture is taking the easiest way out and has printed the directions that are for more than just the Anolon Nouvell Copper Anodized set. It can be quite confusing if you don’t have the directions/instructions right in front of you. The manufacturer notes that the copper-bottomed set needs special care before using the first time. Also, this particular set cannot go in the dishwasher.
The second thing I’m going to say is to take their reprimand about dry boiling quite seriously. I haven’t done so in the past, but after reading the warning I’m a bit petrified that I may somehow do so in the future and that would be very ugly!
What I did love hearing is that we can use this cookware in the oven up to 350° degrees Fahrenheit. These are NOT broiler safe. No non-stick is broiler safe.
In my first test of this product I did a simple one which was to simply boil water and to see if having copper clad bottoms made a difference…it did come to a boil somewhat faster but not at warp speed or anything.
I was also a bit worried to find that these pots and pans were a lot heavier, and sturdier than my old stuff as I am getting older now and my grip isn’t what it used to be. But the handles are well balanced, and even with a full load in the larger sauce pan, I had no problems getting it to the stove. A real worry since I have a glass top stove and I really don’t want to drop anything on it and break it.
Next up was seeing if it heated evenly. And using my hand to test the bottom of the large frying pan I could tell that every part of the bottom was heating at the same time. I know it’s not a scientific test, but heck I’m not running a professional test kitchen! I am just your everyday average home cook. I do not cook uber fancy.
I cooked simple food that can leave a mess. Rice for instance. The rice came out lovely and since the saucepan is made so sturdily, and the lids on ALL the pieces fit so snugly, the water never boiled off and was perfectly absorbed by the rice. (Perfect rice)
Hamburger patties—not my favorite on the stove top, but a good test nonetheless. The large pan holds 3 very large burgers and fried them up perfectly. (Perfect patties)I used the frying pan next to cook some fried then simmered pork chops, (Perfect)
Lastly I used this to make a typical Hungarian dish–Chicken Paprikas and Hungarian Dumplings which can be difficult and time consuming to prepare and cook. But, I am happy to report that this cookware has the ability to cook perfectly sautéed onions and stew the chicken. And the stockpot held enough dumplings that it made even them almost fun to do. Again, clean up was a breeze . (Perfect Chicken Paprikas with dumplings)
The non-stick coating is sufficient in that I had no scrubbing to do even when I had a little problem with an over-cooked, (oh okay, I’ll admit it I burned something I wasn’t watching) spot. Not scrubby needed just a nice short soak in hot water and a sponge. These are not dishwasher safe.
Edited to add—it has been almost a year that I’ve had these and they remain as perfect as the day I got them. I will even admit to throwing them in the dishwasher now and again with no adverse reactions.
Anolon Nouvelle Copper 10 Piece Set
Best I’ve owned
best set of cookware… & I have cooked for 40 yrs
Great set of cookware
My only complaint, albeit minor, is that the copper ring comes with a coating that should be removed prior to using by soaking the cookware for 20 minutes in hot water and baking soda. It was a bit of a time consuming process. I did a lot of research and read a lot of reviews and I’m very pleased with this cookware …..would definitely buy again and would definitely recommend.
Now I need to learn how to cook. LOL. I did my research pick out the set best suited for me. And am totally happy with the purchase. The bolts are flushed with the pan/pot is a really cool touch. Its a nice weight, very solid piece, the handles dont get hot as I feared they might, the handles feel great to touch. The only negative is I would have preferred an additional smaller skilet, but Im sure I can always buy that seperately.
I dont normally write reviews, but when asked by Amazon to comment about this cookware set purchase. I have to give it my strongest recommendation. EXCELLENT, EXCELLENT Product. Worth every nickel.
Anolon Quality Plus It’s Gorgeous
We also looked at the Anolon Advanced Hard Anodized 11 piece with the glass covers. The big negative are the handles which are not all metal and can’t be used in the oven also I have been reading the Nouvelle Copper may have slightly better heat uniformity. The other potential benefit of the Nouvelle Copper is that it will work on an induction type stove which in our case makes it more future proof. Finely, the 10-Piece set seems to be on sale at great pricing at a few stores so I’m wondering if it’s being phased out as an offering – anyway if you look around you may fine these at some amazing pricing.
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