Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Anolon Cookware. I was given the Anolon Cookware set for review, and the winner of the giveaway will win my two favorite pots and pans from the set. As usual all opinions are my own. Good luck!
It’s pretty simple, I met Anolon at BlogHer Food in Miami, and had a great conversation with the rep that was attending the event to talk with bloggers such as myself. I have mentioned several times before, running this blog as a business takes good companies, like Anolon, to keep us going and bring cool features like the giveaway for today!
I chose to work with the 5 ply 18/20 Anolon Nouvelle Copper Stainless Steel set of pots and pans. I needed a beautiful set like this and it was time to replace some old pots and pans I have been working with for years! Here are my thoughts…
First I start with price, this set of Anolon pots and pans value is $299.99. As you can see from the image below you get a ten piece which includes, 1.25 quart covered saucepan, 2.5 quart covered saucepan, 3 quart covered saute, 6.5 quart covered stockpot, 8″ French skillet, and 10″ French skillet. Each has a polished stainless steel finish using the Anolon Nouvelle Copper Stainless Steel, and the bottoms are lined with a layer of copper. Copper is a very useful tool for any cooking, as it an excellent heat conductor.
I have been testing this set for over two months, as I wanted to make all of my meals using this set to bring you an accurate view of what they can do for us in the kitchen. I must say, and I will be very clear here; for the price, these pots and pans make me very happy. Where can you get a set at this quality for this price. You get ten pots, pans, and lids that will last a very long time. I made a variety of dishes, and to be perfectly honest, I was skeptical at first. I didn’t know if they would measure up to some of the other high end brands.
I started by making some jam to can, and ended up making three jam recipes over two weeks in the 10 inch French pan for optimum reducing capabilities. It worked out so well. I like to make jam on that pan because it allows the liquid to evaporate because of the width of the pan. I moved onto the 3 quart saute pan for smaller jam batches and same results. They are shaped in a way that allow even heat distribution, also the copper does its job.
I have to say also here, our stove kinds sucks, no offense stove, but it’s true. We are in a rental, and lets face it, electric stoves are not the best. As a chef, I cannot use our stove as an excuse, but I can say it makes cooking evenly very trying at best. But having good pots and pans can help with that issue. It by no means solves it, gas ranges solve that, but it has that copper lining which is a huge help.
After getting over the initial skepticism, which is good for reviewing products anyhow, I realized it was making cooking easier for me. Not only was my food coming out better, cleaning and washing these by hand was a breeze. I made some fish one night. Simple salmon super high heat to crisp the skin on one side, then turn to finish cooking. A lot of times if the pan is not hot enough, the fish sticks and becomes a mess to clean and cook. That can be due to the actual heat not being high enough, or a pan not conducting the heat properly. That fish was just right, and it came off the pan easy breezy. With added stove difficulties, it’s nice to have a pan that makes my life easier. I made this Salsa Frittata in the 3 quart lidded pan you can win. Again with the cleaning. The even surface of the stainless steel makes scrubbing not much scrubbing. Rather a gentle coaxing of stuck ingredients. Water and wiping is what it felt like.
Here is the thing, it goes back to value. The value is good. Price for what you get is just great. Because the only beef I had with these, was the lids are not as tight as I would like them to be. When I made rice in the medium pot, the rice water did boil out a bit and that was annoying. But I am getting a seriously good quality pot and pan with lid package for $300.00, and you can’t beat that.
I made so many things over the last couple of months using the large stock pot. I focused on the giveaway items to give you the best knowledge about what you can win. Boiling water for pasta, super easy obviously. But I also made this Ratatouille which was a dream to die for easy dish. The vegetables cooked evenly, with just the right amount of reduction needed to make a sauce in the pot while the vegetables cooked. Another note on this pot, the height makes it very versatile to use. Using a hand blender to make this tomato soup avoided the inevitable splash all over the kitchen situation. I made the soup and ate it. Of course there were some splash ups, but easier than making it in my Dutch oven.
Overall this set works for my needs in the kitchen. As you know I cook a lot, everyday. I am not catering parties by any means, but I am using my pots and pans daily. I have gotten plenty out of this set already, and can see that they will last in good condition for a very long time.
I hope this is helpful and let me know if you have any questions about these pots and pans!
GIVEAWAY DETAIL~ This giveaway is over, and the winner was chosen. Thank you all for entering! I appreciate your support.
U.S. entries only Value $210.00, Anolon Nouvelle Copper Stainless Steel: 3 quart saute pan with lid, and 8 quart stockpot with lid Giveaway ends Sunday September 28th 12am PST. I will choose a winner at random using the rafflecopter and contact them via email. If the winner does not respond within 48 hours, another winner will be chosen.
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This was informative. A quick question please: Would you recommend this cookware to a beginner who just got into cooking? thanks
thank you. Yes, this is a great set to have for a beginning cook and advanced. It’s simply an all-around good set That will last for years to come.
Tara @ KitchenSanity
Are these pans still holding up for you?
The only thing I noticed was that the copper ring started to tarnish after a few months of use. Nothing serious and easily polished with barkeepers friend, but something that can scare you when it starts turning greenish.
Hi Tara! Yes, they are holding up great for me. Copper naturally tarnishes green, so that does not bother me at all. Also, the green doesn’t touch my food, so it’s all good for me on that. I simply polish it, like I do my whole copper pans and cook away!
I can always use my more cookware, especially when having family get togethers!
yes i could also my sisters in law just got their first place so they need dishes
Yes, I could use new pans
I would love to have new pots and pans. who wouldn’t? Thank you for the review and giveaway.
Right?!! You are very welcome, and thank you for entering!
I do need a new pan! Could use that big soup pot!
Cher @ Paleo + Life
I love your pan picks and could definitely stand to upgrade my old ones.
They are seriously awesome, and thank you for entering!
Moved last month and would love to have these in my kitchen.
Shiny new pots in a new kitchen! Thank you for entering.
I so desperately need new pots and pans, this is a good way to try them and see if I would want the whole set 🙂
I’m glad the review was helpful and thank you for entering!
I have been saving all my old lotto tickets to try to redeem the “points for prizes” they have for new cookware! This would be so great to win!
No kidding?!!! Well, good luck and thank you for entering!
I need a new set so badly. The teflon set I had has all of this worn off.
Oh geez that is not good at all! Thanks for entering.
I definitely need a new pan or set of pans. All mine are old and from the thrift store or yard sales.
Wow that’s awesome! Thank you for entering.
Yes, my current set is showing it’s age so I could use a new pot and pan set.
Thank you for entering!
I can definitely use a new pan or 6. 🙂
Lol! Totally… Thank you for entering!
They are so beautiful! I desperately need some new pots…and knives too. But instead I keep buying more and more plates. They look gorgeous!
That’s because plates are lovely too! Thank you for entering :).
would love to win new pots and pans because my ceramic ones are no bueno. love copper bottom pans 🙂
The copper is so good! Thanks for entering.
would love to win! 🙂
Gearing up for Soup weather! These would be awesome to have!
Good call, I made a soup in the stockpot yesterday, again!
Thanks for the detailed review of these pots and pans and thanks for sponsoring the give away. Pick me!
You are so welcome, I am happy you enjoyed the review. Thank you for entering!
I need a complete makeover of all my kitchen pots and utensils. After cooking with better quality pots last week I now see what the huge difference it makes. I also think it makes the food taste better. Lol
It really does make a difference, and they’re pretty! Thank you for entering!
I need a new pot and pan because mine are about 15 years old.
Whoa, that’s some good used pans you have there! Thank you for entering!
Celebrating my 25th Wedding Anniversary tonight but have to cook dinner in those 25 yr old pots and pans. Would so love these as a wonderful 25th anniversary present!
Happy Anniversary! Thank you for entering.
I could so give these a good home!
I was wondering about electric stoves, do you have one of the old school with the rings or the ones with glass top? I have a glass top and I’ve been wondering if copper pans would be a good idea. Either way these look amazing and I appreciate the chance to try and let’s see who wins! ME ME! haha 🙂
Glass top here, but have used the ring ones too in other rentals. It’s stainless bottom with copper lining. So the copper doesn’t touch the surface, it’s just there to conduct better heat to the pan surface. They work great and actually help. Thank you for entering!
Just gorgeous! And I need a new stockpot desperately!
I know what you mean, I did too before I got these. Thank you so much for entering!
I am desperate for new pans!
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Good luck! Thank you for entering.
These make my crappy pans look crappier… didn’t know that was possible.
LOL! Thank you for entering!
I’ve never owned pans as nice as these!
Me either! I like it :). Thank you for entering!
Gorgeous cookware. Would love to try it out
Thank you for entering!
Olga @ MangoTomato
These are sooooo pretty!!!!! I would love to win 😉
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I totally agree!!!! Thank you for entering!