However, aluminum cookware has lost its place among home cooks and chefs due to its reactive nature. The aluminum metal in the cookware reacts with acidic or alkaline foods and leaches into them, thereby, making them toxic. To solve this major problem, cookware manufacturers are doling out hard-anodized aluminum utensils, which are safe and convenient to use. In the anodized kind, the porous aluminum surface is transformed into a non-porous, smooth, and non-stick surface that is ideal for everyday cooking. However, does it stand up to our good ol' stainless steel cookware. Let's find out.
|Parameters||Hard-anodized Aluminum||Stainless Steel|
|Maintenance||Requires careful cleaning||Easy to clean|
|Durability||Tough and extremely durable||Resistant to rust, stain, and corrosion; highly durable|
|Dishwasher Compatibility||Not dishwasher safe||Dishwasher safe|
|Price||Moderately priced||Good quality ones are expensive|