Modern cookware brands use aluminum to manufacture hard-anodized material. The hard anodized coating is non-reactive to the food and makes the utensils durable and strong. It is a major advantage of hard anodized cookware. Aluminum metal is the base for the manufacturing of hard-anodized cookware which is oxidized to make the surface non-reactive.
Aluminum is a good conductor of electricity that helps in the quick preparation of food. It is inexpensive than copper and iron utensils and other equipment for your kitchenware. Use an anodized aluminum pan for cooking, and wash it by hand after every use. But hard anodized cookware is not dishwasher-friendly as it can ruin the surface.
To understand the advantages and disadvantages of hard anodized cookware you should know how it is made.