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    Kitchen anolon

    Published on May 4th, 2013 | by Greg

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    Kitchen Style: Anolon Copper 3-Quart Covered Sauté Pan

    There’s still about a week until Mother’s Day, and plenty of time for you to find just the right item for the special woman in your life. We’ve looked at a few kitchen necessities and accessories over the past few days, including a sleek scale and chopping board, but the last in the series is a singular pan, versatile and durable.

    The Anolon Copper 3-Quart Covered Sauté Pan is a great piece, perfect for searing and frying up veggies, deep enough for thick cuts of meat or fish. Like most Anolon cookware that we’ve tried, it looks great on a shelf or rack, cleans up easily, and cooks evenly. Unlike the other recent pan that we saw, this one is big enough to cook up quantities sufficient for a family of four, and it’s dishwasher safe as well.

    The handles are double riveted for extra strength, and though we found the pan a bit on the heavy side and little deep for items that need regular flipping, it worked perfectly for browning some chicken-fried steak, with plenty of room to maneuver. The lid was decent as well- a tight fit ensures that that heat and moisture will stay inside. Plus, this cookware can be used on any type of heat source thanks to the copper- induction, gas, electric, etc. We didn’t try it over a camp fire, but it would probably be just fine. It’s oven safe as well, so you can go straight from the cooktop to the oven. We didn’t notice any hot spots, and the copper-aluminum combination means a blend of cooking performance and durability, as well as reasonable prices.

    As with most cookware, it’s available in single pieces or sets. Their top-of-the-line set includes 14 pieces, and a 9-piece set includes most of the essentials. Alternatively, you can buy the pieces individually for $25-$120. This one is available for around $100.

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    Greg dreamed up the idea for the Truly Network while living in Hawaii, which began with a single site called TrulyObscure. In 2010, when advertisers and readers were requesting coverage beyond the scope of that site, TrulyNet was launched, reaching a broader audience over a variety of niche sites. Formerly the head technology correspondent for the Des Moines Register at age 16, he has since lived and worked in five states and two countries, helping a list of organizations and companies that includes the United States Census Bureau, TripAdvisor, Events Photo Group, Berlitz, and Computer Geeks. He also served as the Content Strategy Manager for HearPlanet, a multi-platform app that has reached over a million users and has been featured in the New York Times, Hemispheres Magazine, National Geographic Adventure, Fox Business News, PC Magazine, and even Apple’s own iPhone ads. Greg has written as a restaurant critic and feature journalist for a number of national and international publications, including City Weekend Magazine, Red Egg Magazine, the Newton Daily News, Capital Change Magazine, and an arm of China Daily, Beijing Weekend. In addition, he has served as a consulting editor for the Foreign Language Press of Beijing, as well as a writer and editor for the George Washington University Hatchet, the school newspaper of his alma mater. Originally from Iowa, Greg is currently living in the West Village of Manhattan.



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