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Circulon Infinite Cookware Set Review

This  Circulon Infinite Cookware Set review is unique. It awards my choice for Best Value of both anodized aluminum cookware sets and best value for nonstick cookware sets. Circulon Infinite cookware is durable, dishwasher safe, and has unique ridges on the cooking surface making Circulon an industry leader, and the Circulon Infinite cookware line, a winner in multiple categories. Innovative design elements like easy-pour edges, locking straining lids, nonstick surfaces both inside and outside, and the Circulon patented hi-lo cooking system are easy to like.

No more warping, mismatched sets, or scratched cookware. Say hello to a set that is flat, durable, nonstick, and dishwasher safe.

Circulon Infinite Cookware Set Review

People enjoy cooking even more when they have new cookware!

Perhaps your cookware is chipped or peeling. Maybe they are slightly warped and don’t lay flat. Maybe yours sticks too much, doesn’t perform the way you would like it to, and perhaps you want a cookware set that is dishwasher safe.

You may have noticed scratches on the cooking surfaces of your cookware and concerned about the health safety. Do the handles get too hot? Is too heavy? Perhaps you would like cookware that is nonstick and easy to clean.

If you are like me, I have some cookware that has been passed down from my parents and other family members. I have a little bit of everything. I know I get tired of some pieces that are warped and don’t lay flat on my GE flat ceramic stove top. It would be nice to have cookware with comfortable handles that stay cool, heats evenly and all the way up the sides of the cookware, and maybe even uses less heat. And it would be great if that cookware could last for many years to come!

Hard Anodized Aluminum Cookware Sets

In reviewing hard anodized aluminum cookware sets, I found one that stands above the rest when it comes to VALUE. There are many brands to consider including All Clad, Calphalon, Circulon, Cuisinart, Farberware, and KitchenAid. But when it came to the ultimate value of the set, only 1 kitchen set remained. 

Hard anodized aluminum is a popular material for cookware because it is lighter and stronger than stainless steel. That makes it easy to use and durable! Being aluminum, it provides excellent, even heating. When you start cooking with this Circulon Infinite hard anodized aluminum set, you will find it heats very quickly! You will find that being aluminum all the way up the sides, it heats all the way up the sides of the cookware, surrounding your food with a perfectly even heat. Unique to Circulon Infinite, the stainless steel base assures level cooking that is great for all stoves, including induction.

Nonstick Cookware Sets

There are plenty of nonstick cookware sets available to choose from. They come in all price ranges. However, when you start to handle the various cookware brands some just don’t compare. Some don’t perform well and start to peel or flake rather quickly. Some lose their nonstick surface qualities. One product stood out for best value.

Circulon is well known for their durable, long lasting nonstick surface. In fact, their nonstick surface, called TOTAL, is guaranteed to outlast all other nonstick surfaces! Unique to Circulon, their TOTAL nonstick surface has raised circles that minimizes the surface area touching your food. It helps keep fats and oils below your food, and makes cleanup a snap. The TOTAL nonstick surface, like more expensive anodized aluminum cookware, includes the nonstick surface not only on the inside of the cookware, but also on the outside. This avoids the traditional dingy appearance some anodized aluminum cookware can get over time, and makes cleanup super easy.

Circulon Infinite Cookware Set Review 

The Circulon infinite Cookware Set Wins for Best Value in BOTH Hard Anodized Aluminum and Nonstick Cookware Sets

You don’t have to worry about a mess after you cook up a storm. Just throw the Circulon Infinite nonstick cookware in the dishwasher! The cast stainless steel handles stay cool. The stainless steel lids fit securely. And the Circulon Infinite stainless steel base stays flat on whatever type of stove you have. The flat bottom base is great on flat top stoves! Thinking about induction? No worry. The Circulon Infinite 10 piece cookware set is induction ready!

REVIEW: What I liked

  1. It is well built. When you hold Circulon Infinite cookware, you know you are handling solid cookware that will last.
  2. It has a very flat bottom that does not warp. It bugs the Dickens out of me when cookware warps and makes it hard to cook. Circulon Infinite has a very flat and sturdy bottom that does not warp.
  3. The handles do stay cool. 
  4. It is dishwasher safe. I put mine in the dishwasher almost every time and the nonstick surface is still very good.
  5. The stainless steel lids are easy to clean and attractive. They fit well.
  6. The 8qt stock pot and 3qt saute pan are excellent sizes.
  7. The aluminum construction heats up the side walls and surrounds food with a nice even heat.
  8. The hi-lo ridges. I have to admit I wasn’t fond of them in the beginning thinking it was all hype. After a little usage I realized they do help make the nonstick surface better than most.
  9. The price. You get a lot of long lasting cookware for a great price and this makes it an excellent value. 

REVIEW: What I didn’t like

  1. As a serious cook I want a 12″ skillet. Is it too much to ask for? The extra size makes it easier to cook larger quantities of food. 
  2. You can’t use high heat. Using high heat with Circulon Infinite cookware will reduce the performance of the nonstick surface. Minimize even the use of medium high heat. Pre-heated, even medium heat can however do a great job on most cooking jobs. 
  3. As with most nonstick and hard anodized cookware sets, they don’t come with a stainless steel skillet. As a serious cook, you’ll want a stainless steel or high heat nonstick skillet for searing and browning. Check out the Cuisinart MultiClad Pro 12″ stainless steel skillet.

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Infinite Circulon Hard Anodized Nonstick Cookware Set, 10-Piece, Black Infinite Circulon Hard Anodized Nonstick Cookware Set, 10-Piece, Black
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  Features How It Benefits You!
checkmark Stainless Steel Flat Bottom Great for all FLAT top stoves>
checkmark Hard Anodized Aluminum construction Lightweight and durable
checkmark TOTAL Nonstick System Durable and long lasting
checkmark Nonstick coating on BOTH inside and outside Easy to clean
checkmark Cast stainless steel handles Easy to hold. Stays cool.
checkmark Induction ready Future proof for induction stove tops
checkmark Oven safe to 500 degrees Expands the cooking techniques you can use
checkmark Dishwasher safe Easy to clean. Rare for hard anodized nonstick cookware
checkmark Lifetime Limited Warranty It’s a risk free purchase

Infinite Circulon Hard Anodized Nonstick Cookware Set, 10-Piece, Black

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  • 1-1/2- and 2-quart covered saucepans, 8-quart covered stockpot, 3-quart covered saute pan, and 8- and 10-inch open skillets
  • Hard-anodized aluminum; stainless-steel bases with encapsulated aluminum cores; nonstick exteriors and abrasion-reducing ring design
  • Cast stainless-steel riveted handles stay comfortably cool on the stovetop
  • Heavy-gauge stainless-steel lids
  • Dishwasher-safe; oven-safe to 500 degrees F; suitable for all stove types; limited lifetime warranty

Circulon Contempo Cookware

Circulon Contempo cookware comes in hard anodized aluminum, stainless steel, or a red exterior and is ready for induction cooking. Circulon Contempo cookware sets are common with the hard anodized aluminum and red exterior versions. With a fresh contemporary look and glass lids, Circulon Contempo is heavy duty cookware ready fora  wide range of cooking methods. The TOTAL hi-low release system and the DuPont 3-layer nonstick surface assures a good nonstick surface that will last a very long time. 

Circulon Contempo Cookware

  • Professional heavy guage hard anodized construction
  • Total non-stick system features High-Low wave technology
  • Advanced nonstick inside and outside of cookware
  • Contemporary, stylish double riveted stainless steel with silicone handle

Circulon Contempo Cookware

There are a lot of items in the Circulon Contempo product line. Look to the sidebar on the right and you’ll see plenty of items in hard anodized aluminum, stainless steel and red.

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Circulon 82376 Contempo Cookware Set, 10 Piece, Black

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  • Set contains 1-quart and 2-quart Covered Saucepans, 5-quart covered Dutch oven, 8-inch skillet, 10-inch covered skillet, medium cookie pan, 5 nylon kitchen tools
  • The cookware set features heavy-duty hard-anodized aluminum construction
  • Total food release system features PFOA-free metal utensil safe premium nonstick on raised circles for superior cooking release and effortless cleanup
  • Sleek, rubberized cast stainless steel handles provide a comfortable grasp with fold-out rings for storage; shatter-resistant glass lids
  • Oven safe to 400 degrees Fahrenheit and compatible with all stovetops except induction, the cookware set complements other Circulon collection items
  • Hassle-free lifetime guarantee

Circulon Elite Cookware

Circulon Elite cookware is hard anodized aluminum with a durable metal utensil safe DuPont nonstick surface both on the interior and exterior. Circulon Elite cookware has the Circulon patented TOTAL hi-low food release system. The interior bottom surface has grooves to provide better nonstick performance.  Circulon Elite is made of hard anodized aluminum covered in a nonstick surface that Circulon guarantees will outperform all other nonstick cookware. The hard anodized aluminum is heavy gauge to heat quickly and evenly, and to make sure there are no hot spots.   Edges of vessels are flared for easy pouring. 

Circulon Elite Cookware

  • Riveted 18/10 stainless-steel handles with silicone Comfort Grip inserts provide easy, slip-free grasp
  • See-through tempered glass lids with stainless-steel rims allow for watching foods cook
  • Oven safe to 400 degrees F; limited lifetime warranty; nonstick interiors and exteriors clean up easily

Circulon Elite Cookware

Circulon Elite cookware is solid performing traditional cookware. Like most nonstick cookware it is not recommended to use higher heat levels. 

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Circulon Elite Hard Anodized Nonstick 10-Piece Cookware Set

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  • Set includes 1- and 2-quart saucepans, 8-quart stockpot, 8- and 10-inch skillets, and 10-1/3-quart saute pan
  • Professional heavy-gauge hard-anodized aluminum construction distributes heat quickly and evenly
  • Riveted 18/10 stainless-steel handles with silicone Comfort Grip inserts provide easy, slip-free grasp
  • See-through tempered glass lids with stainless-steel rims allow for watching foods cook
  • Oven safe to 400 degrees F; limited lifetime warranty; nonstick interiors and exteriors clean up easily

Circulon Infinite Cookware

Circulon Infinite cookware is a nonstick dishwasher safe product line that is also induction ready. It is made of hard anodized aluminum for strength and even heat distribution. Circulon Infinite has a very flat stainless steel base that can be used on all types of stoves from induction to glass top.  Handles and lids are stainless steel. DuPont’s Autograph® 3-layer nonstick coating on raised circles – reduces surface abrasion and delivers extraordinary food release and exceptional dependability. Circulon guarantees their TOTAL Hi-Low nonstick system of grooves will outlast all other brands. It is oven safe to 500 degrees.

Circulon Infinite Cookware

  • Hard-anodized aluminum; stainless-steel bases with encapsulated aluminum cores; nonstick exteriors and abrasion-reducing ring design
  • Cast stainless-steel riveted handles stay comfortably cool on the stovetop
  • Heavy-gauge stainless-steel lids
  • Dishwasher-safe; oven-safe to 500 degrees F; suitable for all stove types; limited lifetime warranty

Circulon Infinite Cookware

I really like Circulon Infinite cookware. I recommend it as individual pieces or as a cookware set. It is solid cookware that will last a very long time.

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Circulon Infinite 36Cm Covered Wok

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Lids are see-through, with stainless steel rims Dishwasher friendly Use with all hobs, including induction Lifetime guarantee

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  • Total Hi-Low food release technology
  • Incredible quality non-stick
  • Super-durable, hard anodised aluminium
  • Easy-to-grip handles are able to withstand temperatures up to 180C
  • Beautiful stainless steel handles

Circulon Infinite 10 Piece Set

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Circulon Infinite Nonstick 10″ Open Skillet

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One of the most used pans in any well-equipped kitchen. Skillets have sloped sides so that foods slide out easily. Used for cooking omelets, pancakes, quesadillas, sautéing vegetables, searing steaks, fish and poultry. The nonstick surface makes cleanup effortless.

Details

  • 10-inch open skillet features hard-anodized aluminum body and stainless-steel base with encapsulated aluminum core
  • Circulon�s TOTAL nonstick system combines nonstick coating for easy food release and Hi-Low ring design to reduce wear and tear from utensils
  • Cast stainless-steel riveted stick handle stays comfortably cool on the stovetop
  • Dishwasher-safe; oven-safe to 500 degrees F; suitable for all stove types
  • Limited lifetime warranty

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Circulon Infinite Portable Tabletop Induction Cooker

Circulon Infinite Portable Tabletop Induction Cooker

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Induction is a method of cooking whereby a magnetic coil produces a high-frequency electromagnetic field. Magnetism then penetrates the magnetic material of a pan, setting up a circulating electric current which generates heat. The heat produced in the pan is then transferred to the contents. Instead of heating the area under and around a pan like a traditional gas or electric burner, an induction burner turns your pan into the heat source. Induction cooking is extremely efficient. 90% of the energy generated by induction goes directly into the pan, compared with only about 55% efficiency for gas and electric ranges. Induction cooking is fast - water boils nearly twice as fast with induction cooking than with traditional stovetops so you use less energy. Cookware made of magnetic metal such as 18/0 stainless steel, carbon steel and cast iron is induction suitable. Infinite Circulon, along with a number of other brands of cookware are ideally suited for induction cook tops.

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  • Exceptionally energy efficient. 90% of the energy goes directly to the pan, compared to only 55% for gas and electric ranges. Water boils nearly twice as fast as gas or electric ranges.
  • The Infinite Circulon Portable Induction Burner features nine preset power levels from a low simmer to high. It also features seven preset cooking temperatures from 150 degrees F to 430 degrees F allowing you to maintain a constant cooking temperature.
  • A timer allows you to set the exact cooking time you need for up to 10 hours making this unit great for slow cooking
  • An easy to operate control panel conveniently slides out for operating and slides back in for easy storage. The glossy flat surface wipes clean with a soft, damp cloth.
  • Uses standard household electricity. Just plug it in to your outlet and you're ready to go. One year warranty.