Anolon Pan Reviews - Frying & Saute Pans Tested


Anolon saute and frying pans are among the most popular hard anodized and stainless steel pans on the market today.

Their pans have a unique combination of innovative features and materials, helping you produce restaurant standard dishes. The entire Anolon collection is designed to enhance your creativity in your kitchen and is guaranteed for a lifetime.

If you are looking for more than just a single pan, we also have an article reviewing Anolon cookware sets.

Let’s read more to find out if these pans are really as reliable as their reputation suggests.

About Anolon

Anolon started the cookware journey in 1989, to bring you the best in culinary innovation. Over the years they have perfected their techniques, products and provided great experience to your kitchen. (1)

They specialize in modern non-stick utensils for chefs who adore gourmet foods and revolutionized the world of home cooking. Finally, nonstick that didn’t easily flake or scratch.

The brand specifically targets chefs who want to use professional cooking ware that is creatively designed using modern style.

Anolon Frying and Saute Pans in This Review

We compared 5 different pans from the Advanced hard-anodized, stainless steel and forged hard-anodized lines of Analon.

*We select and review all products independently, based on our opinion and customer feedback. Some links on this page are affiliate links and if you make a purchase we may receive a commission at no extra cost to you. You can read more info on our disclaimer page.

Best everyday use

Anolon Advanced Hard Anodized Nonstick Frying Pan 2-Piece Set

- Base material: hard-anodized aluminum
- Interior: triple layer non-stick
- Cooktops: gas, electric, glass top

Our Rating

9.2

Heavy-duty

Anolon Advanced Hard Anodized 5-Quart Sauté Fry Pan

- Base material: hard anodized aluminum
- Interior: non-stick
- Cooktops: gas, electric, glass top

Our Rating

9.2

Healthiest choice

Anolon Nouvelle Copper Stainless Steel 3-Quart Sauté Fry Pan

- Base material: stainless steel w. copper
- Interior: stainless steel
- Cooktops: gas, electric, glass top, induction

Our Rating

9.1

Best performance

Anolon Nouvelle Copper Hard Anodized 8.3-Inch Frying Pan

- Base: hard-anodized aluminum w. copper
- Interior: sapphire reinforced nonstick
- Cooktops: gas, electric, glass top

Our Rating

9.7

#5

5. Anolon Moonstone Forged Hard Anodized Frying Pan 2-Piece Set

- Base material: hard-anodized aluminum
- Interior: sapphire reinforced nonstick
- Cooktops: gas, electric, glass top

Our Rating

8.8

Best everyday use

Anolon Advanced Hard Anodized Nonstick Frying Pan 2-Piece Set

- Base material: hard-anodized aluminum
- Interior: triple layer non-stick
- Cooktops: gas, electric, glass top

Our Rating

9.2

Heavy-duty

Anolon Advanced Hard Anodized 5-Quart Sauté Fry Pan

- Base material: hard anodized aluminum
- Interior: non-stick
- Cooktops: gas, electric, glass top

Our Rating

9.2

Healthiest choice

Anolon Nouvelle Copper Stainless Steel 3-Quart Sauté Fry Pan

- Base material: stainless steel w. copper
- Interior: stainless steel
- Cooktops: gas, electric, glass top, induction

Our Rating

9.1

Best performance

Anolon Nouvelle Copper Hard Anodized 8.3-Inch Frying Pan

- Base: hard-anodized aluminum w. copper
- Interior: sapphire reinforced nonstick
- Cooktops: gas, electric, glass top

Our Rating

9.7

#5

5. Anolon Moonstone Forged Hard Anodized Frying Pan 2-Piece Set

- Base material: hard-anodized aluminum
- Interior: sapphire reinforced nonstick
- Cooktops: gas, electric, glass top

Our Rating

8.8

Anolon Advanced Hard Anodized Nonstick Frying Pan Set

Design:

Anolon advanced 2-piece set comprise two non-stick pans that come in a bronze colored exterior and a dark gray interior surface. Their handles are short with a shiny finish.

The pans sizes are 10 inches and 12 inches wide. At 5 pounds, the pans are also lightweight.

Materials:

The cooking surface is hard anodized to ensure it remains scratch free and safe from metal utensils. Moreover, the pan is oven compatible and safe to heat up to a temperature of 400 degrees Fahrenheit. The sturdy handle is double riveted from the interior, thus making the handle firm.

Usability:

The pan is made oven-safe for up to 400 degrees. In fact, most users complimented the remarkable performance of this pan in the oven. The non-stick surface also received positive feedback due to its long life and easy to clean nature.

Feedback from the pan's unsatisfied users reveals that its cooking surface could be prone to warping when used in extreme heat. It would be wise, therefore, to moderate the heat when using the pan to avoid damaging it.

The Anolon pans are also durable and will serve you well for a long time. Moreover, each pan is covered by a manufacturer warranty. In fact, one user reveals that he had his replaced by Anolon when it failed to perform as expected.

Cleaning:

The cleaning process for the pan is easy. To remove leftover food particles from the non-stick surface, you just need to hand wash it under running water.

Although you can use metal utensils on the non-stick surface of these pans, we recommend that you use wooden and nylon utensils to stir whenever possible. Always use the pan on moderate heat if you want it to last for long.


The set contains:

  • 10-inch non-stick frying pan
  • 12-inch non-stick frying pan

Pros

  • Easy to clean
  • Is light weight
  • Supports oven use
  • Has a firm easy to grip handle

Cons

  • High heat causes the pan's surface to warp
  • Is not sold with a lid

Anolon Advanced Hard Anodized Sauté Fry Pan

Design:

Anolon sauté pan boasts of a modern look and unmatched quality. The pan is available in a dark gray color.

It has the normal protruding handle on one side and a helper handle on the opposite side. The cooking surface is deep and capable of holding up to 5 quarts.

Materials:

The pan is sold with a clear glass cover that sits perfectly at the top of the cooking area. The glass cover's handle, main handle, and the helper handle are all dual riveted to ensure they attach firmly to the pan.

The non-stick cooking surface is smooth and fixed firmly to prevent peeling off. The exterior is anodized, which means it heats up quickly and has an even heat distribution. The pan is safe for oven use and over gas, electric, and ceramic stoves.

Usability:

The large capacity of the pan enables cooking of large meals. We also loved the helper handle because it comes in handy when loading and unloading large food portions from your cooking stove.

The lid-cover packs in flavors and heat, thus making your cooking experience fast and efficient. It also can withstand oven temperatures of up to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.

Although some users complained about the lid becoming greasy and difficult to wash, the non-stick surface performs great and is easy to clean. You will just need running water and gentle scrubbing.

The size of this pan has also received many positive reviews mostly due to its ability to cook meals large enough for a family at a go. A few users, however, did not know whether to pick the 4-quart variation or the 5-quart variation of the pan. We, therefore, advise you to confirm the size you need before adding the pan to your cart.

Cleaning:

Cleaning of the non-stick surface is a breeze because hand washing it will take care of most of the leftover food particles on the pan.

To ensure long lifeyou need to avoid using metal utensils to stir the food while you are cooking. Wooden utensils work great to maintain the non-stick surface in pristine condition.


Pros

  • Large size enables cooking big meals
  • The helper handle assists in loading and unloading
  • Comes with a covering lid
  • Can be used in the oven

Cons

  • Use over extreme heat causes warping
  • The lid is difficult to clean

Anolon Nouvelle Copper Stainless Steel Sauté Fry Pan

Design:

This Anolon copper steel pan comes in a stylish silver color and a magnetic base. It also has a long protruding handle on one side and a spacious hand held helper handle on the opposite side.

Its stainless steel body is crafted with copper to allow effective heat dissipation.

Materials:

The exterior surface is made of shiny stainless steel that is blended with copper, thus enabling it to meet the heating requirements for all kinds of stoves.

As such, you can use the pan over gas, electric, ceramic, and induction heaters without any reservations. It is sold with its accompanying covering lid, which has a double riveted handle at the top.

Usability:

This copper pan suits gourmet cooking perfectly. The multilayered steel and copper base with magnetic finishing works well with all varieties of heating stoves including induction heaters. The helper handle makes moving the cooking contents easy and efficient.

The covering lid is transparent to allow you to monitor your cooking progress with just a quick glance.The users rated it highly owing to its compatibility with broilers and dishwashers.

After reviewing other feedback from users, we found some of them who were cautioning new buyers against using the pan for deep-frying. It has an 18/0 rating for corrosion resistance, meaning that improper use will scratch the surface and cause rusting and corrosion.

Feedback from users who ordered the wrong sized pan without knowing also featured in the comments. It is important to note that it comes in three capacities: 2.5-quart, 3-quart and 4-quart sizes. As such, ensure you order the size that will suit your cooking needs.

Cleaning:

It is easy to clean and is dishwasher friendly. The shiny stainless steel surface of the pan's body makes it easy to spot food stains. The interior is dome-shaped and makes removing leftover food particles a breeze. Take care not to scratch the coated metal surface because this will expose the bare metal that is prone to rust and corrosion.


Pros

  • Supports induction heating
  • Sold with covering lid
  • Large and deep size for cooking large meals
  • Even heat distribution
  • Supports dish washer cleaning

Cons

  • Prone to corrosion when surface is scratched
  • Does not work well for deep frying

Anolon Nouvelle Copper Hard Anodized Frying Pan

Design:

This Anolon copper fry pan has a modern stylish look and comes in a deep onyx color. Available sizes are the 8.5-inch-wide pan or the 10 – inch wide option.

It has a double riveted handle from the exterior side while its bottom features a layered copper plate that dissipates heat quickly and effectively.

Materials:

The exterior is made of hard-anodized aluminum that is fused together with a copper mid layer plate for quick heating over all kinds of cooking stoves. This means it is viable for use over gas, induction heaters, ceramic, and electric stoves. The innovative non-stick cooking area features a sapphire infused infinity non-slide material.

Usability:

The copper infused cooking pan supports usage over all common stoves including induction heaters. It has an easy to clean non-stick surface and also supports dishwashing.

We were also impressed by the effective heat dissipating capability of the layered copper bottom that enables rapid heating and uniform distribution of heat on the cooking area.

Most users felt letdown by the manufacturer's failure to provide lid covers for the pans. People who have used them warn about the use of cooking spray on the cooking surface. They claim that the aerosol propellant in the cooking spray forms a layer on the cooking surface and reduces the non-stick ability.

We advise that you use regular cooking oil or butter in your cooking to enhance the longevity. Some users refuted the durability claims of the nonstick material by claiming that after about two years, they had to replace their product.

Cleaning:

The pans non-stick cooking area is easy to clean because you can just use your hand or clean it in a dishwasher.

Prolong the life of your pan by limiting use of metal utensils on it. Rather, keep using wooden or nylon based utensils to stir your food when cooking.


Pros

  • Easy to clean
  • Supports use over all heaters including induction heaters
  • It is durable
  • You can use it in the oven

Cons

  • Cooking spray damages the pan
  • The nonstick material wears off after 2-3 years

Anolon Moonstone 2-piece Forged Hard Anodized Frying Pan Set

Design:

This Anolon moonstone twin set comprises of two modern-looking non-stick pans that come in a moonstone color profile. The set has two pans measuring 10 inches and 12 inches wide.

They are lightweight with a deep cooking area that measures 4 inches deep. The bottom has a bright shiny base that facilitates even heat distribution.

Materials:

The exterior is assembled using hard anodized aluminum for long life usage. The triple layered and sapphire strengthened metal on the non-stick interior protects the pan from scratches, supports dishwashing, and ensures easy clean up.

They are oven compatible and can withstand heat of up to 500 degrees Fahrenheit. They are also ideal for use on most of the common heating stoves including induction heaters.

Usability:

We were impressed by the innovative design Anolon have adopted to make these products compatible with induction stoves. The metal base plate serves as the contact between the pan and the top of the induction heater. This is one of a kind design that makes the aluminum based pan feasible for use on induction stoves.

From the satisfied user reviews, we established that the pans' durability is unquestionable with usage spanning over ten years without needing to replace.

Some users, however, lamented about the product taking too long to heat up. This could be caused by the additional metal plate at the bottom used to make it induction heater compatible.

How easy to clean non-stick cooking surface is a beloved feature of it according to users. The ability to withstand high heat levels and the oven compatibility also impressed many users.

It does not come with covering lids but Anolon has clear glass lids that the sell separately.

Cleaning:

It has a durable non-stick cooking surface that supports use of metal utensils. The non-stick surface also has easy slide capability that ensures food particles do not stick on the pan.

It supports dishwasher cleaning, thus making your after-cooking cleanup easy and fast. Cooking spray aerosols, however, can destroy the non-stick surface. We, therefore, recommend that you use regular cooking oil or butter for your cooking.


The set contains:

  • 10-inch non-stick skillet fry pan
  • 12 inch non -stick skillet fry pan

Pros

  • Supports all stoves including induction heaters
  • Easy to clean
  • Durable
  • Supports oven cooking

Cons

  • Too heavy for some users
  • Heats slowly
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