1. Where can I buy Alda Cookware?
Alda cookware can be purchased from the website or through Leading Cookware Dealers /Stores all over India.
2. I do not have a credit/ debit card. Can I still buy products through the website?
Absolutely. When buying through the website, you can either pay through debit / credit card or pay cash upon delivery.
3. How long is the Warranty period on Alda cookware and what does it cover?
All cookware in the Tri-Ply SS and Hard Anodized range have a 5 year warranty and the non stick range has a 1 year warranty period. Warranty is only against manufacturing defects and does not cover damage caused by incorrect use, professional use or if the product is knocked or dropped. It does not cover stains, discoloration or scratches on the inside or outside of the product due to normal wear and tear. For further details please refer to the warranty card given along with the products.
4. What is TRI-PLY SS Cookware?
Tri- Ply as the name suggests is cookware with three layers: Food grade 304 Stainless steel stainless steel on the inside, Induction friendly Magnetic Stainless Steel on the outside and an encapsulated layer of highly conductive aluminum.
5. What is Food Grade Stainless Steel?
Food grade stainless steel, also referred to as 304 SS contains around 18% chromium and 8% nickel. Grade 304 stainless steel has the ability to withstand the corrosive action of various acids found in fruits, meats, milk, and vegetables. SS 304 is highly durable, heat resistant, corrosion resistant and most importantly highly safe and hygienic for use with food.
6. What is danger in using Stainless Steel utensils which are not made of Food Grade SS?
Most of the utensils available in the market are not food grade stainless steel, as the SS 304 is expensive and to make the utensils cheap manufacturers use lower quality of Stainless Steel and sometimes even use re-rolled steel. Now it is very difficult for a lay man to differentiate between the good quality and bad quality of stainless steel. Therefore it is always advisable to buy utensils of good brands and where it is clearly mentioned that Stainless Steel used is Food Grade.
7. What is Hard Anodized cookware? Does it react with food like conventional all aluminum cookware does?
Hard Anodized Cookware is created by treating aluminium with a process called ‘electro-chemical anodizing’. This triumph of science has given us cookware that is twice as hard as stainless steel, conducts heat 28 times faster than glass, is scratch resistant and is stick resistant for life. It combines the durability of hard metal with the excellent conductivity of aluminium and offering a cooking surface that does not react with most of the foods, thus making it much safer than all aluminium and non- stick cookware.
8. Why is conventional all aluminum cookware considered un-safe?
Aluminium leeches into food when cooked in Aluminium cookware. The quantity of aluminum that gets into your food depends on the time and temperature that it is cooked at. Large quantities of aluminum in body can affect the digestive, reproductive and nervous system. Know more.
9. Why is Non stick Cookware considered un-safe?
Most non stick cookware have a non stick coating containing various chemicals. This layer wears off with time and these chemicals can get into food at high temperatures and can toxicate the food. Such toxicity has been related to various health effects including birth defects. Know more.
10. Can Alda cookware be used with Induction cookers?
Most of Alda cookware are Induction friendly. It is clearly mentioned on the packing of the product. Also Alda cookware can be used on conventional gas Cooktops/Hobs, Hot plate, Coil heater, Halogen heater.
11. Can my Alda cookware be used in an Oven?
Yes, most of Alda Tri-ply SS cookware are oven safe up to 180’C. for details please see the individual product specifications on the box.
12. Can my Alda cookware be used in a Microwave?
Never put your cookware in a Microwave.
13. Can I put my Alda cookware in the dishwasher?
Most of Alda Tri-Ply SS cookware can be washed in a dishwasher.