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Anolon Nouvelle Copper Stainless Steel 10-Piece Cookware Set Review

Anolon Nouvelle Copper Stainless Steel 10-Piece Cookware Set Review

If you are looking for a lifetime, high-quality and versatile stainless-steel cookware set, Anolon Nouvelle Copper Stainless Steel Cookware Set is the best choice for you. In this review, we will go through its pros and cons, as well as its key features and specifications.

Anolon Nouvelle Copper Stainless Steel 10-Piece Cookware Set Review

Key Features

Superb materials and heat-distribution technology

This amazing 10-piece set is somewhat costly, but its superb material and workmanship quality is worth each dollar. Its key feature refers to its materials. It is made of copper, combined with a layer of aluminum, and covered with stainless steel on both sides. Combining copper’s fast and even heat distribution ability, aluminum energy saving performance, and steel’s high conductivity led to a superb product with excellent cooking, energy-efficiency, and heat retention results. A layer of copper is enclosed by two aluminum layers and stainless-steel covers. Such technology guarantees even and complete cooking process which is significantly shorter than usual. This leads to lower energy bills as well.

High-quality lids

Secondly, the lids have a perfect grip on the pans and pots, which leads to superb heat retention. This makes cooking much easier. Furthermore, the heat will not disappear after you turn off the flame/heat.

High-quality workmanship

The exterior finishes of each set piece are highly polished in order to prevent scratching. The inner surfaces are also brushed. This is why the food will not stick too much despite the fact that this is not a non-stick set. Furthermore, the handles are very tightly connected to the pot/pan body. You will not experience boring handle loosening issues.

Versatility

This cookware set is very versatile. Its 10 pieces include three different covered saucepans (1.25, 2.5, and 3-quart capacities), a covered stockpot (6.5-quart capacity), and two French skillets (10.5-inch and 8-inch diameter). The lids match the pots/pans and one of the skillets as well.

Dishwasher-safe set

The set is dishwasher-safe. All parts of the set have the anti-corrosive feature. It is stove-top compatible, broiler and oven-safe. You can use it up to 500 degrees Fahrenheit.

Good warranty options

Last, but not the least, this Nouvelle set has a limited lifetime warranty. This proves the quality of workmanship, material, and quality.

Pros

  • Fast heat distribution
  • Faster cooking process
  • Suitable for all kinds of stovetops, oven, and broiling
  • Dishwasher-safe
  • Limited lifetime warranty
  • Aesthetically pleasing and attractive
  • Durable and sturdy
  • High-quality, safe handles which are well-riveted to prevent loosening over time.

Cons

  • The set does not have the non-stick properties whatsoever.
  • Belongs to the upper price range category.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the best way to clean this cookware set?

Answer: Using a gentle nylon cleaning scrubby with liquid dish detergent and warm water is the best solution. You can use some gentle de-greaser and polishing product as well in case of stains or if you want to make it extra shiny. However, avoid using any harsh sponges, wire-sponges or aggressive cleaning products.

Is this cookware set suitable for use on induction cooktops?

Answer: Yes, it is. There are no problems at all when using any piece of this set on any kind of Induction Stove. The cooking experience is easy and quick.

Do the handles get too hot? Is using the protection cloth a must?

Answer: The handles of the pots and pans do not get hot. The handles are rather thick. Using the cloth is not necessary.

Is this cookware set a non-stick set? Do I have to use oil or grease?

Answer: This is not a non-stick set. All pieces of this cookware set are best-suited for high heat cooking and slow, long heat cooking process. This is why the items have the thick copper – aluminum – steel base.  Try using a little bit of oil/grease, cook the food on each side, turn off the heat, cover the pan/pot and let the residual heat finish the process.

Are the lids suitable for use on the pans?

Answer: The lids that come with the saucepans are good for all pieces except one.

Verdict

Anolon Nouvelle Stainless Steel Cookware
  • Editor's Rating
4.5

Summary

This high-quality, versatile stainless-steel cookware set is perfect for high-temperature and slow cooking processes as well. It can be used for different kinds of food with the addition of small amounts of oil or grease as it does not have the non-stick property. It is very durable, heat-resistant and aesthetically pleasing. The producer offers a lifetime warranty, which is excellent as the set belongs to the upper price category.

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Colin Matthews

Colin Matthews

Colin is an aspiring chef having completing his degree in culinary arts in California. His guilty pleasure is buying the latest & greatest (and sometimes, useless) in kitchen cookware and gadgets.

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