In this article, you will learn what hard-anodized aluminum is and the role that the Circulon brand has played in the market with this type of material, which it has been using for more than 30 years.
In 1985, Circulon revolutionized the cookware industry by creating the world’s first hard anodized cookware. Just four years later, he created the circle technology, unique and for which Circulon is known today and became the pioneer brand in the industry of kitchen utensils made of hard-anodized aluminum.
Aluminum: great conductor of heat, with some drawback
Aluminum is an excellent heat-conducting material. Therefore, a large part of the pans on the world market is made with this material. However, it has two characteristics that play against it: It is a soft material that scratches easily; On the other hand, it is a material that can react with certain substances, so it is convenient to avoid direct contact with food.
For the first inconvenience, Circulon always treats aluminum with the hard anodizing process that we will now explain.
For the second drawback of aluminum, Circulonprotects it with three layers of non-stick with the highest quality. This non-stick, in combination with the groove system, allows it much more resistance and longevity.
What is anodizing?
Anodizing is an electrolytic process that consists of treating the outer surface of the aluminum to generate a very hard outer layer and eliminate its porosity. The video that we accompany you, created by the AEA Spanish Aluminum Association explains very well what aluminum anodizing consists of
There are three types of anodizing:
- Chromic anodizing that generates a few microns of hard coating.
- Sulfuric anodizing that generates a hard outer layer of between 10 and 20 microns.
- The hard anodizing that generates a 100 micron layer.
Circulon always uses the hard anodizing technique. Thus, the hardness of the outer layer of aluminum is at least twice as hard as stainless steel. Therefore, more hardness is achieved than stainless steel with a much lighter weight.
The advantages of hard anodizing are many:
- Greater protection against corrosion and wear.
- More ease of cleaning.
- Greater resistance against scratches.
- More longevity of the pot, casserole or frying pan.
Circulon offers several ranges of hard-anodized aluminum
Circulon is a brand with a very long experience in the cooking utensils market. It is a leader in the American markets and the United Kingdom and is entering with force the European market. In its catalog, we can find an offer in both hard-anodized aluminum and stainless steel.
The cooking ranges in hard-anodized aluminum that we can find are:
Also in hard-anodized aluminum with mixed stainless steel and silicone handles for excellent grip.
It is a range of frying pans in hard-anodized aluminum with a stainless steel handle.
It is a complete range of high-density aluminum and a stainless steel handle. It also offers a collection of baking molds and baking trays under the same umbrella. It is the most recent collection at a lower price to favor a greater introduction to the brand’s market.
All collections have a stainless steel base that makes them suitable for all fires, including induction. They also have the famous circle system (that’s why the brand name Circulon) inside the pans. This system is made up of circular grooves that improve the non-stick system and provide greater resistance and durability, reducing the abrasion caused by metal kitchen utensils.
Circles, grooves and non-stick: all advantages
These unique circular grooves are cleverly designed by creating air pockets that create a gap to facilitate exceptional food removal from the pan. The natural fats that are released during the cooking process are deposited in the airbags, offering improved flavors and cooking food perfectly. This ingenious process ensures that there is little or no need for oil, making it healthier.
To complement this circle system, all brand products have the “Ultra TOTAL Non-Stick SYSTEM” non-stick system. This premium non-stick is exclusive to the brand and has three layers that protect the pan and provide great non-stick and easy to wash.
The non-stick complies with all the regulations of the American and European markets. It is free of PFOA, free of Lead and Cadmium.
You can trust the brand for its duration, its non-stick cash, its cooking results and the guarantee it offers. In addition, all of its production respects sustainability and environmental standards.Tags: anodized cookware, hard anodized, hard anodized cookware