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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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Please note: While the dashboard says it is clad only on the bottom, that is true, but the anodized aluminum material is at the entire core of the cookware including the side walls.

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

Scanpan Professional Cookware

Scanpan Professional Cookware adds stainless steel handles and lids to the Classic cookware line. Scanpan Professional is created using the company’s patented technique which involves superheating a ceramic-titanium compound so that it fuses with the pressure-cast aluminum base. This creates a long-lasting nonstick surface with excellent heat distribution properties. Since it is more than a nonstick coating, it is more durable, even tough enough for metal utensils. The handles and lids are created from stainless steel and are riveted to the main body for strength and durability. The nonstick surface is created from Scanpan’s Green Tek compound, which is environmentally friendly and is non-harmful to the human body. In addition, no environmentally harmful chemicals are used in its production. All of the products in the Scanpan Professional Cookware line are oven safe to 500˚F, metal utensil safe, dishwasher safe (although hand washing is recommended) and come with a lifetime warranty.

Scanpan Professional Cookware

  • Heavy-duty pressure cast Aluminum base for perfect heat distribution
  • Patented ceramic-titanium nonstick surface for use with metal utensils
  • Cast 18/10 stainless handles stay cool longer. Heavy-duty stainless steel rivets permanently secure handles to pan body
  • Perfect food release, easy to clean. Dishwasher safe.
  • Suitable for all stove tops, excluding induction
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My take on Scanpan Professional Cookware

Scanpan Professional is nearly identical to the Scanpan Classic cookware, but with stainless steel handles and lids. I love Scanpan products, so if you are looking for a touch of stainless steel, then Scanpan Professional cookware is a good choice.

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Scanpan Professional Cookware Set Details

Scanpan Professional 10-Piece Cookware Set

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  • 1- and 3-quart covered sauce pans; 8- and 10-1/4-inch fry pans; 6-1/2-quart covered stock pot; 10-1/4-inch covered saut pan
  • Made in Denmark of pressure-cast aluminum with ceramic-titanium nonstick finish. For all stovetops except induction
  • 18/10 stainless-steel riveted handles and lids in stylish matte/polished finish
  • Oven-safe to 500 degrees F; nonstick finish safe for metal utensils;Buildup over time will cause foods to stick/. Dishwasher-safe, though hand-washing recommended; lifetime warranty
  • SCANPAN's squeeze-cast aluminum products are made with patented ceramic titanium surface technology but are NOT made of ceramic.

Anolon Ultra Clad Cookware

Anolon Ultra Clad cookware is healthy, dishwasher safe, induction ready, stylish and being fully clad with aluminum, a fantastic performer. Cooks will love Anolon Ultra Clad. I’m a big fan of stainless steel cookware and it’s great to see Anolon with more entries of stainless steel to their product line-up. Unlike other stainless steel cookware that is clad only on the bottom, Anolon Ultra Clad is clad with aluminum all the way up the side walls. This is a great benefit for cooks because it distributes heat not just on the bottom but all around the food. A cook will use a lower heat setting when making rice, oatmeal or other thick sauces or foods. 

Anolon Ultra Clad Cookware

  • Stylish exterior combines polished stainless steel with a classic black nonstick band
  • Crafted from three layers of metals–two layers of stainless steel sandwiching layer of heat-conducting aluminum
  • Professional-quality, domed stainless steel lid locks in moisture and flavor; comfortable silicone rubber handles for a cool touch
  • Dishwasher safe; oven safe to 400 degrees F; limited lifetime warranty

Anolon Ultra Clad Cookware

Anolon Ultra Clad cookware is fully clad stainless steel cookware with a heat distributing aluminum layer not just on the bottom but also up the side walls. This gives a cook the maximum control of heat and it uses less power also. Anolon Ultra Clad cookware is stylish and it has great performance. 

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Anolon Ultra Clad Stainless Steel 10-Piece Cookware Set

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  • Set includes 1-1/2- and 3-quart covered saucepans, 8-quart covered stockpot, 3-quart covered saute pan with helper handle, and 8- and 10-inch open skillets
  • Stylish exterior combines polished stainless steel with a classic black nonstick band
  • Crafted from three layers of metals--two layers of stainless steel sandwiching layer of heat-conducting aluminum
  • Professional-quality, domed stainless steel lids lock in moisture and flavor; comfortable silicone rubber handles for a cool touch
  • Dishwasher safe; oven safe to 400 degrees F; limited lifetime warranty

Anolon Nouvelle Copper Cookware

Anolon Nouvelle Copper cookware is a gift to those who love to cook! With copper in the base it is a real joy to cook with. Anolon Nouvelle Copper cookware comes in 2 varieties, stainless steel and hard anodized aluminum. Both are terrific products that are well built, like all Anolon products, and with the stainless steel lids, makes an attractive addition to any kitchen.  

Anolon Nouvelle Copper Cookware

  • Professional Nonstick Interior
  • Stainless steel handles and flush rivets
  • Deep-seated stainless steel dome lids

Anolon Nouvelle Copper Cookware

Anolon Nouvelle Copper cookware is a solid product line for Anolon. It performs well and those who love to cook will really enjoy the copper on the bottom to distribute heat.

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Anolon Nouvelle Copper Hard Anodized Nonstick 10-Piece Cookware Set

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  • Patented induction-suitable double full cap base
  • Hard anodized construction
  • Professional Nonstick Interior
  • Stainless steel handles and flush rivets
  • Deep-seated stainless steel dome lids