How to clean hard anodized cookware

Written by catherine chase
  • Share
  • Tweet
  • Share
  • Pin
  • Email
How to clean hard anodized cookware
Only use non-abrasive sponges for hard-anodised cookware. (sponge for cleaning image by Serghei Velusceac from

Hard-anodised cookware is made from aluminium that has been electrochemically hardened. These types of pots and pans are typically more durable than other non-stick cookware. This cookware also provides for more evenly distributed heat. You should not wash hard-anodised cookware in the dishwasher. Sometimes the lids may be dishwasher-safe; check with the manufacturer. The dishwasher may damage the hardened aluminium. Always wash your hard-anodised cookware by hand using a gentle cleaning technique.

Skill level:

Other People Are Reading

Things you need

  • Dish detergent
  • Water
  • Non-abrasive sponge
  • Baking soda
  • Cloth
  • Lemon juice
  • Vinegar

Show MoreHide


  1. 1

    Use warm, soapy water to clean your hard-anodised cookware. Wash it by hand using a non-abrasive sponge.

  2. 2

    Soak stubborn food build-up in hot, soapy water. Then, rub it with a non-abrasive sponge.

  3. 3

    Use a baking soda paste if that is insufficient to remove food build-up. Mix about 1/2 cup of baking soda with about 3 tbsp water. Apply the paste to difficult cleaning areas and allow it to work for about 15 to 20 minutes. Use a non-abrasive sponge to wipe off the paste.

  4. 4

    Rinse the cookware thoroughly after washing and towel-dry with a clean cloth.

  5. 5

    Wipe the lids of the cookware periodically. Dampen a clean cloth with either lemon juice or vinegar and wipe the lids with it. This helps them maintain their sheen.

Don't Miss

  • All types
  • Articles
  • Slideshows
  • Videos
  • Most relevant
  • Most popular
  • Most recent

No articles available

No slideshows available

No videos available

By using the site, you consent to the use of cookies. For more information, please see our Cookie policy.