Circulon Infinite Fry Pan Set Review

The Circulon Infinite hard anodized cookware set is a well-crafted collection that features the signature technology of Circulon: TOTAL® Food Release System.

The Circulon Infinite collection offers a great, low cost, alternative to costlier cookware brands such as All-clad. The twin pack features two skillets of 10 and 12 inch in diameter each with a 7.5 inch and 9 inch cooking surface.

The ten inch pan has a depth of approximately 1.5 inch, while 12 inch pan is 2 inch deep. They are made with hard anodized aluminum and have a stainless steel base with an aluminum core that was specially designed to meet the diverse needs of modern cooking. Let’s take a closer look at some of this set’s features:

Product features

  • Attractive open design
  • Charcoal grey non-stick exterior
  • Dupont’s 3-layer non-stick coating
  • Circulon’s TOTAL Food Release system with high-low rings
  • Stainless steel riveted handle
  • Heavy Bottom – even heating
  • Compatible with induction, gas, solid plate, glass and radiant cooktops
  • Oven Safe up to 500 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Dishwasher-friendly
  • Limited life-time warranty from Circulon

The Good

The Circulon Infinite fry pan is made out of quality materials. Its body looks sleek and is impact-bonded to increase durability. Its strong base has a core that makes it compatible with many types of stoves including induction.

Cleaning this unit is a breeze and its surface is non-chipping, scratch-resistant and stain-proof, so it will retain its elegant look for a long time.

The Circulon Infinite frying pan’s is made of anodized aluminum which favors even distribution of heat. This greatly reduces cooking time. Plus, this unit’s incredibly efficient non-stick properties ensure that food doesn’t get stuck to the bottom and slides out easily. Oil should be used to enhance flavor, not to keep food from sticking.

The non-stick coating which is made by DuPont is also very resistant and this unit will retain its non-sticking properties for a long time. The skillet is very durable. Its unique ring design heats up the cooking-surface completely and also reduces contact between food and the cooking surface, reducing abrasion and wear and tear.

Another great feature of this pan is its sloping sides that make transferring foods easy and minimizes spilling. This pan’s handle is arched and offers a very strong grip. In addition to that, the handle is riveted to the pan for added durability and is completely heat resistant making it easy to handle while cooking. Due note that the handle will get very hot if put in the oven.

The Bad

First, some people may find that this set is very heavy, especially the 12 inch fry pan, and it can be difficult to lift these pans when they are full. However, this is attributed to the high grade materials that were used in their construction. In cookware heft is quality. So, if you’re suffering from wrist pain and arthritis, you may have issues with these pans.

Another problem with this set is that it doesn’t come with lids. You can always buy lids separately, but it will add to the overall cost of the set.

Some people may find that the cooking surface on these pans is smaller than on others of the same diameter. Keep that in mind. The advertised diameter of all pans relates to the highest part of the pan and not the cooking surface itself.

You also have to keep in mind that these pans cannot be used at extreme temperatures in the oven and it is recommended to cook on medium to low heat. The bottom of the pan may get warped and discolored after years of consistent use. However, these issues can be easily avoided if you follow the proper procedures when cleaning and using this pan.

Our Verdict

The Circulon Infinite hard anodized frying pan twin pack features two conveniently sized and well-performing frying pans. They are built tough and feature outstanding non-stick properties that will help you achieve perfect results every time.

These non-stick frying pans will help you reduce your fat consumption which makes these pans a great choice for people who want to maintain their good health.

These versatile pans can be used for all cooking techniques. They can be used to make delicious eggs and pancakes, sautéed vegetable and sear meats to make delicious meals in an instant.

So if you are looking for a stylish, highly efficient and affordable priced set of fry pans, then you should definitely give the Infinite Hard Anodized Non-Stick Fry Pan set by Circulon a closer look.