Q) What is Hard Anodized Cookware?

A) It is a process where the Aluminium Utensil is chemically converted into a hard metal having high luster and resistant to scratches and corrosion. The coating thickness and surface characteristics are tightly controlled to meet end product specifications. The resulting finish, depending on the process, is the second hardest substance known to man, second only to the diamond.


Q) Why Hard Anodized Cookware?

A) The purpose of anodizing is to form a layer of aluminum oxide that will protect the aluminum beneath it. The aluminum oxide layer has much higher corrosion and abrasion resistance than aluminum

There are several reasons why people want hard-anodized cookware, but its durability and long lifespan are usually at the top of the list. Pots and pans that have been made this way are usually heavy and will resist scratching, warping, and corrosion. They are also known for their even heat distribution, which means that cooks can count on them to produce uniform results no matter what is being prepared.


Q) Is everything black, hard anodized?

A) No, black can be a coating, coloration and dye coat also. Usually hard anodized products are dark grayish black in color having a lustrous shine evenly on its surface.


Q)What is the difference between Hard Anodized and Non Stick?

A) Functionally, both are different products with variable usages. Non-stick is a coating and hard anodized is a chemically altered product. Hard-Anodized Cookware is resistant to high temperature and remains stain-free. This cookware is suitable for all kinds of traditional cooking methods. At the same time Non Stick cookware gives excellent results in preparing battered (liquid based) dishes like Dosa, Uttapam with the use of little or no oil.


Q) Do I need to use oil in hard anodized cookware?

A) Hard Anodized Cookware presents the ideal cooking surface for traditional cooking with normal quantities of oil or butter. Foods that need to be crisp or browned will cook fast and well. Cooking that uses sufficient water or other cooking liquids will also do well in Hard Anodized Cookware.


Q) Does hard anodized cookware work on induction tops?

A) Induction tops are designed to be used with special induction plates inserted on cookware bottom. Quick & even heat distribution is the most important benefit of hard anodized cookware. So, this type of product is not induction friendly. Though, Tuffware offers certain products which are microwave friendly. Moreover Tuffware has its entire induction friendly range in non-stick cookware & pressure cookers.


Q) Is Hard Anodized a form of Coating? Does it peel off?

A) No, it is a chemically altered product. A process of electrolysis at sub-zero temperature using a high intensity electric current, up to 60 micron thick layer of Aluminium oxide (Al2O3) is formed molecule by molecule as an integral part of the metal. This process produces a surface harder than steel with wonderful properties for cooking. The Hard Anodized surface is non-toxic, non-staining and non-reactive with foods. It is thermal-efficient, heats fast and evenly and is not spoiled by high heat. It is tough and durable, will not tarnish or corrode and will stay looking new for years. Metal ladles can be used.


Q) Is anodized cookware a safer alternative?

A) Anodized aluminum cookware is a safer alternative. The electro-chemical anodizing process locks in the cookware's base metal, aluminum, so that it can't get into food, and makes for what many cooks consider an ideal scratch-resistant cooking surface. Thus, Anodized aluminum is a popular cookware option and surely a safe way to cook.


Q) What Are the Advantages of Anodized Cookware?

A) -Will not dent as easily as regular aluminum.
- Food won't stick and burn.
- Easier to use – requires less stirring and scraping.
- Washes up more easily.
- Scratch-resistant.
- Healthier – requires less cooking fat, and no metals will leak into your food.
- Darker color retains more heat, saving energy costs. 
- Hard-anodized surfaces are non-toxic and are resistant to heat up to the melting point of aluminum, which is 1,221°F (660.56°C). 
- Twice as strong as steel.
- Heavier weight helps it sit better on your heating element.
- Costs less than stainless steel, with many of the same properties.


Q) I do not have a credit/ debit card. Can I still buy Tuffware products?

A) Absolutely, You can use the following alternative methods:

Write to customercare@tuffwareindia.com.

- Visit the nearest Dealer location.
- Visit the nearest Modern trade store like big bazaar, Reliance Mart, More Hyper, Spencer's Hyper, Spar Hyper, Easy day Hyper, Star Bazaar.
- Opt for internet banking payment method. (For details contact customer care).


Q) Where can I find Tuffware coupons to avail a discount on my purchase?

A) In addition to other coupon sites, you can find Tuffware coupons on

- Flipit India