I have a kitchen full of Commercial Aluminum Cookware/Calphalon anodized aluminum, and it’s absolutely my favorite (though I do have a few random cast iron pieces). I even have pieces my grandmother used from back in the 60’s, and aside from some discoloration (mostly due to an incident a few years ago when one of my sons took his eggs out of the pan and forgot to turn the burner off) it’s the best all purpose cookware I’ve ever used.
That said, I can’t figure out for the life of me WHY companies keep ruining this great material by slapping a non stick coating on it! If you’re using it properly (and yes, it takes a little practice) it ALREADY IS non stick!
I resorted to using Ebay to pick up the pieces I’ve wanted to round out my collection. Most of these pieces are already 20-30+years old, and I plan on passing them off to my kids when I die.
TL;DR Anodized aluminum absolutely rocks, but that stupid coating ruins the entire purpose of it.