Ok…. moment of truth! If you don’t know what a ‘hard anodized’ cookware set is made of, don’t panic! There was a time when I had never heard of that phrase either, let alone know what material it actually was!
It was only once I started researching for myself that I realized that I actually had a couple of pieces of hard anodized non-stick cookware and was quite satisfied with them. Just didn’t know that’s what it was. As they say, sometimes you don’t even know what you don’t know.
Anyhow, if you are starting out like I did, the good news is that I put everything I learned about aluminum and anodized aluminum cookware in a separate explanation page called What Everyone Needs to Know About Aluminum Cookware.