Like all Kirkland Signature products, there is no way to lose here: you know that, with the Costco house brand, you are paying for the best quality things, made by top manufacturers, but at affordable and competitive prices that are hard to beat. One of the Kirkland Signature household products that have become a success due to their incredible quality is the 12-piece non-stick cookware set, produced based on high-caliber hard anodized aluminum.
Anodized aluminum is a process used to enhance the surface properties of aluminum, making it more durable, corrosion-resistant, and aesthetically appealing. In this process, a protective oxide layer is formed on the surface of the aluminum through an electrolytic passivation technique. Well, the aluminum parts of this wonderful exclusive set from Costco are made with this tremendous quality.
The Kirkland Signature 12-piece non-stick cookware set: Costco exclusive
This exceptional non-stick Kirkland Signature cookware sets a new standard in the kitchen thanks to its hard-anodized aluminum construction. This exceptional durability allows our cookware to withstand the test of time, maintaining its pristine appearance and functionality even with regular use.
At the heart of Kirkland Signature™ cookware lies the innovative Eclipse HB non-stick coating. This innovative triple-layer coating prevents your food to stick, with superior durability, and effortless cleaning. The high-build formulation of Eclipse HB ensures an even distribution of the non-stick properties across the entire cooking surface, minimizing the chances of food sticking or burning.
In addition, the pots come with tempered glass lids, prepared for high temperatures and for the best cooking sessions, as if you were one of those famous TV chefs. The set includes:
- 2 Qt. Covered Saucepan
- 3 Qt. Covered Saucepan
- 4 Qt. Covered Saucepot
- 8 Qt. Covered Stockpot
- 5 Qt. Covered Sauté with Helper Handle
- 10″ Skillet
- 12″ Skillet
What are the benefits of anodized aluminum cookware?
Anodized aluminum cookware offers several benefits:
- Durability: Anodized aluminum cookware is very durable and strong, making it more resistant to scratches, chips, and peeling compared to regular aluminum or stainless steel cookware. It is two times harder than stainless steel cookware, ensuring a longer lifespan.
- Non-reactive and nonstick: The anodizing process creates a nonporous and nonstick surface that is resistant to acidic foods, preventing aluminum from leaching into the food. This makes it a safe option for cooking a wide variety of dishes, including those with tomatoes or lemon. The nonstick coating also makes the cookware easy to clean.
This Costco cookware set is made to last for years
During anodization, the aluminum is immersed in an electrolyte solution and serves as the anode (positive electrode). A direct electric current is passed through the solution, causing oxygen ions to be released at the surface of the aluminum. These ions react with the aluminum, creating a layer of aluminum oxide. This layer is integral to the metal and provides increased hardness and resistance to scratches, as well as protection against corrosion.
These pots and pans from the Kirkland Signature set have been fitted with ergonomic 18/10 cast stainless steel handles, with double rivet to keep them in place and firm. The cooking utensils and lids are suitable for oven up to 400ºF. It is also compatible with gas, electric, halogen and ceramic hobs. As an additional tip, it’s recommended to wash this set by hand, and don’t use any scratchy sponge or anything that could damage the anti-adherent surface.