Giveaway: Anolon Nouvelle Copper Stainless Steel 4-Quart Casserole

October 15, 2012(updated on October 3, 2018)

Anolon Nouvelle Cuisine 4-Quart Casserole

I’m always on the hunt for the perfect small batch jam pot. Something sturdy (but not enormous), non-reactive and with a low, wide profile for quick evaporation. It needs to function on an induction cooktop, conduct heat evenly and be nice to look at. I have a couple vintage enameled cast iron pots that checks most of my boxes, but they are so heavy that I’m always reluctant to wrestle one off the shelf for a quick preserve.

plums and book

However, a new pot came into my life a couple months ago and we’ve been making sweet, sweet jam (as well as sauces, chutneys and braises) together ever since. My small batch pot quest may indeed be over. The object of my cookware affection? The Anolon Nouvelle Copper Stainless Steel 4-Quart Casserole.

braised pork butt with leeks and cranberries

The stainless steel interior means that it will never leach a metallic flavor into my preserves and if I happen to burn something (it happens to the best of us), I can scrub away without worrying that I’m doing damage to the surface (a concern with the enameled pots). It’s got a thick copper disc at the bottom, which makes for good heat conduction and a pretty patina to boot.

Anolon casserole

I’m also a big fan of the shape of this pot (you don’t realize how hard it is to find affordable, good quality pots that are low and wide until you start shopping). The shallow depth means you get lots of surface area, which in turns promotes evaporation. Cooking the water out of the fruit effectively is a vital part of making jams, fruit butters, chutneys and jellies. Having a pot that aids that effort instead of fighting it makes for a better product every time.

Marisa with 4-quart casserole

The nice folks at Anolon sent me this pot to try out and now, they want to give one to one of my readers as well. I’m certain that whichever one of you end up with it will be so happy to have it in your kitchen! If you want to enter the giveaway, here’s what you do.

  1. Leave a comment on this post and tell me about your own cookware quest. Whether you’ve been looking for the perfect sauté pan or you’re on the search for a cast iron skillet like the one your grandma had, I want to hear your story.
  2. Comments will close at 11:59 pm east coast time on Friday, October 19, 2012. Winner will be chosen at random and will be posted to the blog over the weekend.
  3. Giveaway is open to US residents (apologies to my more far-flung readers).
  4. One comment per person, please. Entries must be left via the comment form on the blog at the bottom of this post. I do not accept submissions via email.
Disclosure: Anolon have provided both my review unit of the 4-Quart casserole and the giveaway unit at no cost to me. What’s more, they’ve compensated me for the time invested in this review with a 10-piece set of Anolon Nouvelle Copper Stainless Steel Cookware. However, my opinions remain my own and have not been influenced by the review unit or the cookware set.

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1,157 thoughts on "Giveaway: Anolon Nouvelle Copper Stainless Steel 4-Quart Casserole"

  • I’ve had some of the same pots and pans for years. I add to my collection when I can and I think this beautiful would be the perfect addition.

  • It seems that all my pots and pans are too big or too small– I need my just-right middle-size one that will hold up for years and years.

  • Back in my early days of cooking, my little hotpot was just the thing for whipping up a delicious Ramen Noodles, and I could even manage a batch of no-bake cookies in it. College cuisine at it’s finest. Since those days I have slowly worked my way up in the world of cookware. Someday, if I’m lucky, I may even reach the pinnacle of pots. This pot would be a great addition to my kitchen!

  • Lately I have been collecting several Griswold cast iron pieces. This pan would fit nicely with my other stainless cookware. Keeping my fingers crossed.

  • Wow this pan looks awesome! I don’t have two pans that match….just a big assortment of mismatches. Thats not all bad except none of them are very good. A new set of pans is differently in my future.

  • I have some cast iron, but I’m trying to put together a few stainless pieces also. So far I have about three very nice pieces — all from the Goodwill or other thrift stores. I’ve made it my goal to continue looking and only buy more pieces if they are VERY good and a bargain too.

  • I have (for several years now) been looking for the perfect wooden spoon. You’d think it would be an easy thing to find, but I just haven’t been able to find one that feels right in my hand!

  • Actually, my quest is for a good quality set of stainless steel pots and pans. I had purchased a ‘professional’ set about 5 years ago and one by one they have had to be thrown out. The copper bottom blew off of one (scary), another got a little hole all the way through the bottom – layers of steel and copper – it was very stranged, jsut a bunch of weird defects. I would like to find a good quality brand to invest in so I can rebuild my set. Course, this pot would be a lovely start 🙂

  • When I first moved out on my own in my twenties, I was grateful for any odd pots and pans I could get my hands on…usually throw-aways from older relatives. Over the years my quest has changed according to what is known about safety or lack there of, such as certain chemicals in Teflon, aluminum, etc. Having arrived at an age where I require cookware that is safe, durable and stylish, I’d love a set of high quality/high end stainless steel, to add to my beloved, well seasoned cast iron pieces. And, as a single person I rarely need or use large vats to make anything. This 4-quart pot would be ideal for so many things!

  • What a beautiful pot! It would be the perfect size for myself & my retired husband. I love to cook in large batches when the grandkids come to visit, but for just the two of us this would be wonderful!

  • When I was just married a zillion years ago, I went into a department store to buy a cast iron frying pan just like my mother’s. The saleslady showed me a nice big gray pan. No, I said, that is not what my mother’s look like. The saleslady was very kind to me and explained why and how to get my pan to look like my mother’s. Now I have one of my own but also have a set of stainless steel pans. This casserole dish would be a welcome addition to my kitchen to make jams and soups. Thanks so much for the chance to win.

  • This is the pan I’m looking for. I keep buying stainless steel pans that don’t heat well, that are impossible to scrub clean and that burn what I’m cooking. I can’t seem to get it right.

  • I have been searching for a 9 quart dutch oven with legs and a lid for 3 month now. I will find one soon- I can feel it!

  • When I was younger, I used to bake cakes in my gradmother’s cake pans. She has the kind with the removable bottoms. They were scratched and well-used but always seemed to turn out better cakes. I’m on the look out for a set like hers.

  • This sounds so lovely! I have been using my enamel dutch oven this year, and it works well, but like you, I don’t like the fact that it is so heavy. I walked into Williams Sonoma this summer and had instant canning envy at all the supplies they were carrying. The Weck jars! The tools! The jam pot: . Oh.that.jam.pot. I would really love that…but at $99 I just couldn’t justify it. So I can’t say that I’ve exactly been searching for one like it…but I have one like that in mind!

  • I’ve been searching for the perfect bread crock to bake wonderful peasant bread. I have yet to find one that I’m comfortable with considering people rarely bake their own breads anymore…

  • My husband has been in love with cast iron since he was a young man. He asked for one for Christmas when he was twelve and still remembers that being his favorite gift that year. He recently acquired some sizes we didn’t yet have to round out our collection and has had lots of fun using and electrolysis bath to clean them. They are my some of my favorite cookware too. My husband would like to find an old Griswold “Erie” Spider skillet. They were only produced for a short period, 1890-1891 in a limited number.

  • It would be great to have a quality stainless pot like this after 30 years
    of countless cheap cookware sets. I have a few of my grandmothers pieces; my go to
    pan; a beautiful heavy, shallow roast pan, her large wooden chopping bowl along with the red handled chopper blade, some early glass bakeware. I’m currently using an inexpensive stainless set from Ikea & they’re definitely not going to make it as family heirloom pieces to be passed down! I’m trying, little by slow to add some quality cookware to my kitchen. thanks for the giveaway.

  • I’ve recently been on a quest for an old cast-iron pan I can bring back to life. Oh and also a grill pan. Now that the weather has turned colder I miss being able to grill outside on our small charcoal Weber grill. Chicken just isn’t the same if it’s not grilled!

  • For a very long time, I’ve wanted one of those Le Creuset enameled cast iron braisers. I tell myself that people buy Le Creuset and have/use it their whole lives, but I just can’t spend that much money on one. But I would absolutely love to have it though.

  • It took me forever to find the perfect dutch oven that could stand regular use and not cost me a fortune. I ended up with a Lodge circular model that has withstood two good years of stews, braises, jams, sauces, etc. etc. and is still going strong.

  • I have had really great luck finding vintage Le Creuset at flea markets in the past. I am always on the look-out…

  • We have been gradually trying to stock our kitchen with non reactive and non coated pots and pans through thrift store runs- to acquire a casserole or this caliber would be wonderful! MORE JAMS!

  • It’s always hard to find that “just right size” pot. This pot would be perfect for making my fig jam! Just wide enough for quick evaporation!

  • I have always wanted a Le Creuset dutch oven. I don’t have a dutch oven, I don’t have anything cast iron. We’ve got a saute pan and 2 skillets and a pasta pot. If I had the money I’ve get a whole set of Le Creuset – in Marseille.

  • Oh man, I have been looking for a rack for my pressure canner, and I just can’t find one that fits! Such a hassle, especially when I’m dying to make some curd.

  • I am always on the search for quality cast iron. The kind that has a glass smooth surface, not like ones that are made today that are bumpy as can be. The older I get the more I seem to value and use my cast iron cookware.

  • A friend of mine scored an old enameled cast iron skillet from a thrift store years ago. I was super jealous and have been on the lookout myself ever since.

  • I’ve been searching for a good saucepan worth my money forever. I know they’re out there but for some reason always end up spending the necessary money on something more obscure like a tagine.

  • I’ve only been seriously cooking the last few years, which is when I discovered the virtues of “real” cookware. I started out by throwing away all my scratched and dented T-Fal pans and replacing them with cheapie stainless steel cookware from Wal-Mart. Then I worked in a cast iron skillet. Then a cast iron stock pot. 🙂 Now I am just aching in my bones to replace all my cheapie stainless steel with something more grown up, something that can take a beating (literally, I have a three year old who thinks she’s a pro-drummer) and is healthy to cook in. I’d absolutely love to win this, thank you for the opportunity!

  • I am looking for a pot like that exactly. I would love to buy a Le Crueset or something along those lines but it’s not fitting in my budget right now. I have a lot of cheaper pans that don’t have a heavy bottom so I am always scrubbing out burnt bottoms!

  • I have long been searching for a garlic press that works well, is comfortable to use and lasts longer than a year. No luck yet finding one that meets all three criteria. The search continues.

  • I’ve been replacing my pots and pans one at a time.. I have a cast iron pan and am forcing myself to like stoneware, and I have one dented up stainless steel pot, and the rest of them I use with a grimace…the Avalon pot shape looks awesome so I’m hoping I win!!

  • I am still searching for an old smooth-cast cast iron skillet larger than the number 10. I know it’s out there…. Good kitchenware is worth the investment.

  • I love my cast iron skillet. Growing up I watched my mother cook countless dinners in hers. When I got old enough to move out I picked one up at Goodwill. Just like my mother.

  • I also use a cast-iron enamel I don’t really mind the weight, but it can be a real pain to scrub out the bottom. I’ve been told to use course sea salt and half a lemon, but I’m afraid it will scratch.

  • Many many moons ago when I was 18, I bought “waterless cookware” from a travelling salesman…ya I know now! They have been great I must admit, and I still use most of them almost 40 years later, however they have little black plastic steam inserts in the pan lids. After all these years, many are missing, so the pots no longer work as intended. Have you ever tried to buy one 2 qt saucepan with a lid that seals? LOL

  • After finally finding a real old fashioned cast iron skillet, I’m now searching for the perfect (affordable) dutch oven. After that I’m sure I’ll find something new to pine over!

  • Am about to do a small batch jam this weekend that this pot would be perfect for! I just love a good, solid stainless steel pan with a copper core. And you are right… Shape is Everything!!

  • Marisa, so glad to have discovered your blog via … love it! Thanks for offering this beautiful Anolon giveaway. The Anolon Nouvelle Copper Stainless 4-Quart Casserole would fill a void in my cookware. It’s excellent quality, copper base and wide/low shape would welcome my fried apples, casseroles & first attempt at making the black raspberry preserves that I love so much.