Revolutionary is the word I would use if someone asked me to describe Anolon Nouvelle Copper Stainless Steel. Imagine having both copper and stainless steel in your pots and pans.
This cookware combines the good features of both copper and stainless steel to produce an amazing hybrid of a material.
Stainless steel is the common material used in cookware nowadays because it does not easily crack or chip. Cooking ware that made of stainless steel is usually durable and long-lasting, making them good investments. On the other hand, copper has been used for cooking for hundreds of years because it is a good conductor of heat.
This means copper heats food cook evenly and is easy to control even for beginners in cooking. Copper is also anti-microbial, so you don’t have to worry about germs in your food. So, what would happen if the two are combined? I bet you are just as excited as I am, so without further ado, let’s continue with our Anolon Nouvelle Copper Stainless Steel Review.
Copper Stainless Steel Cookware
Copper and stainless-steel pans have only emerged these past couple of years, but they are now gaining traction in the cooking and baking industry. This is because combining the two materials results in cooking ware that has superior qualities to equipment made of only either copper or stainless steel.
Usually, companies manufacture stainless steel cookware with copper bottoms. This eliminates the negative features of the two respective materials. Stainless steel is used because it is highly durable, meaning it would be resistant to chipping, denting, and the wear and tear of using the cooking ware frequently.
Stainless steel is also resilient to denting and chipping, so you do not have to be extra careful with using these types of cooking ware. Stainless steel is non-reactive, meaning the food’s flavors will not stick in pots and pans made of this material.
This is a plus, especially if you’re like me who uses pots and pans for different foods and cooking plans.
As for the appearance, stainless steel remains shiny for years with minimal upkeep, so it will still look good on your kitchen counter top for years to come. Another plus is that stainless-steel pots and pans are usually dishwasher friendly.
It means less hand washing and more convenience for you!
Of course, stainless steel also has its downsides. Especially with cheaper ones, stainless-steel cooking ware can be prone to hot spots. This is because it cannot regulate temperature as good as copper or other materials.
This means food can cook pretty unevenly, and there have been times when I tried cooking fish and one spot was burned while another spot was under-cooked. This makes it hard to regulate temperatures on pots and pans that have stainless steel as their material. It also makes it hard for you to achieve the cooking style you want with your food, no matter how hard you try.
Because of these hot spots, there can be spots where food sticks to the pot or the pan. Even when put in the dishwasher, you may find that these spots are still there, and you have to scrub in order to get them out.
Sometimes, the only way you can get them out is by using steel wool, which may scratch the pan’s surface after some time if you use rather inexpensive ones. Also, stainless steel can rust, which is unfortunate. Rust can be removed with some hard scrubbing.
Copper has been used for many years. This has been one of the mainstays of cooking ware because copper is a good conductor of heat. This makes the food cook more evenly compared to stainless steel. With copper, you can quickly and evenly heat up the pot and pan.
Once you reach your desired temperature, you can maintain this temperature and cook your food as desired. Because of this, both beginners and professional chefs like using copper. Even at high temperatures, copper remains stable. Another good thing is that copper can be anti-microbial, so it can resist bacteria especially if washed and stored properly.
However, copper’s qualities often come with a hefty price tag compared to stainless steel, which is relatively affordable. Copper reacts with acid, and so food cooked in pure copper pots and pans may get a hint of a different, metallic taste.
Copper is also a very high-maintenance material.
To keep its shine, you need to polish it every so often, while stainless steel maintains its shine on its own. It is tricky though, because once you polish it, you need to be careful because it dents more easily compared to stainless steel. Also, compared to stainless steel, which can be used on all types of stove tops and is even oven-safe, copper cannot be used on a ceramic glass top for cooking. Copper will leave unsightly marks on the top.
Anolon Nouvelle Copper Stainless Steel Cookware
With all that said, this is where Anolon copper bottom cookware comes in. These cooking ware sets combine the good properties of both copper and stainless steel to result in products that incorporate both.
What sets Anolon Nouvelle Copper Stainless Steel Cookware Set apart from other conventional cooking ware is apparent when you see it for the first time. All the pots and pans have a shiny gray color, typical of stainless steel. However, on the bottom, you will see a rim or part with copper brown.
The 10-piece set includes two sauce pans with lid covers, with one being 1.25 quarts and the other being 2.5 quarts. It also includes one stock pot with a lid cover, at 6.5 quarts. It also has two French skillets, one 8 inches and the other 10.5 inches. Lastly, it has one sauté pan with a lid cover, measuring 3 quarts.
The design of all the pots and pans are sleek and classic.
They offer the conventional silver from the stainless-steel body and thus will fit in with the rest of your conventional kitchen ware. However, they will also stand out from the rest with the minimalist strip of copper brown color at the bottom, highlighting them but in a subtle manner. So cool, if you ask me.
This cooking ware set is of professional chef quality. All the pans and pots are composed of stainless steel for the whole body so it can be durable and heavy-duty, to make sure it can be used even in professional kitchens. The company decided to employ copper at the base for the heat conduction to be even, resulting in superior cooking of the food, with everything evenly cooked.
To protect the copper, the base features five layers, with the layers being stainless steel, aluminum, and copper, enforced by another layer of aluminum and then stainless steel again. These layers are what you call the double full cap base. The multiple layers are there so that the metals become able to deliver an outstanding cooking performance. The outer stainless-steel layer is also magnetized, so the pots and pans in this set can be used on all stove tops.
Yes, even on the induction stove!
The stainless steel is unreactive to the food so you can be sure your food will not taste different when you use any of the cooking ware included in this set. The lids are also designed so they would fit to the pots and pans, helping lock in the heat and flavor inside. This is also to prevent any accidents from happening.
Another plus for this cooking ware set is that all pots and pans are oven safe, even until 500 degrees Fahrenheit. For more convenience, these pots and pans do not have to be hand-washed, as they are compatible with the dishwasher.
Last but not least, the handles are also stainless-steel. They are dual riveted and ergonomically designed so they are comfortable to hold and can handle pressure and different loads.
- A warranty for life for all cooking ware under the brand
- A sleek silver appearance with copper brown strip that subtly stands out from your kitchen counter top
- Safe on all stove tops, meaning you can use it on the electric stove and even induction cooker
- Safe on gas, meaning you can still use it on the traditional stove top
- Safe in the oven up to 500 degrees Fahrenheit
- Handle is stainless steel with rivets for extra strength
- Dishwasher-safe, meaning it is easy to clean
- Heavy for their size
- Some users have said that the food sticks
- One user has commented that the small sauté pan tips over and unbalanced
- One user stated that it is hard to clean compared to other stainless-steel pans
Anolon Nouvelle Copper Stainless Steel 11 – piece Cookware Set has the same exact features as the 10-piece Cookware Set. All the pots and pans are silver from the stainless steel with the copper brown strip at the bottom.
This set contains two sauce pans with lid covers, one measuring 1 and ¾ quarts and the other 3 and ½ quarts. There is a stock pot with a lid cover, measuring 8 ¼ quarts. There is a French skillet measuring 8 inches. There is another skillet but with a lid cover included, measuring 12 inches. Lastly, there is one sauté pan with a lid cover and a helper handle, measuring 3 quarts. For the other characteristics, you can just refer to the ones above.
- A warranty for life
- A sleek silver appearance with copper brown strip
- Safe on all stove tops, including the electric stove and even induction cooker
- Safe on gas – which means you can use it on the traditional stove top
- Safe to use in the oven up to 500 degrees Fahrenheit
- Stainless-steel handles that are riveted
- Safe in the dishwasher
- Heavy for their size
- Like the previous set, some users have said that the food sticks
- One user has said that the pots and pans are harder to clean compared to other stainless-steel pans
Summary – Good enough for you?
And that concludes our review of the amazing Anolon Stainless Steel Cookware Set. These stainless-steel with copper bottoms pots and pans have been highly rated. Most of the users, 65 percent of them, even gave these pans 5 stars! Now, this article has already shown you the reviews with the sets’ features and even their pros and cons. It is now up to you to decide if these characteristics fit your lifestyle or your family’s lifestyle.
This article has made the reviews comprehensive so you can really see every aspect of the sets mentioned. All in all, these copper and stainless-steel pans have proven they are worth every penny and are the best of two worlds combined. They get the good features of both stainless steel and copper to achieve cooking ware that would be superior to the two individual materials.
As this Analon Nouvelle Copper Stainless Steel Review ends, it is up to you to decide if you are going to take this opportunity to make your cooking life easier. What will you decide?