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Anolon SmartStack Cookware
SmartStack
This Anolon cookware set was very good in overall performance.
  • This a 10 -piece set.
  • It includes 8.5, 10, & 12 in. skillets, 2 & 4 qt covered saucepan, 8 qt covered stockpot, 9.5 in. stainless steel steamer insert.
  • Made from hard anodized aluminum with stainless steel base.
  • Dishwasher-safe.
  • Oven safe to 400 ° F.
  • Can be used on an induction cooktop.
  • Has glass lids.
  • Has a lifetime warranty.
Description
This Anolon cookware set was very good in overall performance.
  • This a 10 -piece set.
  • It includes 8.5, 10, & 12 in. skillets, 2 & 4 qt covered saucepan, 8 qt covered stockpot, 9.5 in. stainless steel steamer insert.
  • Made from hard anodized aluminum with stainless steel base.
  • Dishwasher-safe.
  • Oven safe to 400 ° F.
  • Can be used on an induction cooktop.
  • Has glass lids.
  • Has a lifetime warranty.

Ratings Scorecard

Test Results

Set

Set

Each set includes at least a saucepan, a frying pan, and a stockpot. Lids are typically counted as separate components in a set.

 /  5
Cooking evenness

Cooking evenness

Cooking evenness reflects the ability of the frying pans to turn out evenly browned pancakes on a gas range.

 /  5
Nonstick food release

Nonstick food release

Nonstick food release score reflects the nonstick qualities of a pan's interior by cooking four eggs consecutively without oil. An Excellent score indicates that all four eggs slid off the pan without assistance; A Poor score indicates that scraping was needed to release any egg from the pan and some egg residue was left on the pan.

 /  5
Nonstick durability

Nonstick durability

To assess nonstick durability, we intentionally abraded frying-pan surfaces with steel wool until the coating was worn through or up to 2,000 strokes. Scoring reflects the durability of the frying-pan's coating and it's nonstick quality after being abraded.

 /  5
Speed of heating

Speed of heating

Speed of heating reflects how quickly 4 quarts of water in the largest pot of the set increased from room temperature to a near boil.

 /  5
Sauce simmer

Sauce simmer

Indication of how well the pot can simmer tomato sauce evenly.

 /  5
Handle temperature

Handle temperature

Handle temperature relates to the temperature during heating.

 /  5
Handle sturdiness

Handle sturdiness

Handle sturdiness indicates how well the handle withstands a test designed to stress it and its attachments.

 /  5

About

The Anolon SmartStack is part of the Cookware test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, Cookware Sets (Nonstick) models like the SmartStack are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.

Set Each set includes at least a saucepan, a frying pan, and a stockpot. Lids are typically counted as separate components in a set.

Cooking evenness Cooking evenness reflects the ability of the frying pans to turn out evenly browned pancakes on a gas range.

Nonstick food release Nonstick food release score reflects the nonstick qualities of a pan's interior by cooking four eggs consecutively without oil. An Excellent score indicates that all four eggs slid off the pan without assistance; A Poor score indicates that scraping was needed to release any egg from the pan and some egg residue was left on the pan.

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