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Calphalon Cookware Review

Calphalon Cooking Set

It never hurts to have some quality cookware. Whether you’re outfitting your first apartment or giving your kitchen a complete facelift, Calphalon is a good choice. Their cookware is versatile, well made, and comes in a few different varieties. Let’s take a look at what they’ve got to offer you.

 

Types of Calphalon Cookware

Nonstick pans are a kitchen staple, offering better cooking and more convenient cleaning. Calphalon’s nonstick options are a great choice because:

  • they’re made of durable aluminum.
  • they require less oil for cooking.
  • cleaning is a breeze.

 

Non Stick

Interior

Construction

Handles

Care

Usage

Utensils

Calphalon Williams-Sonoma Elite Nonstick

3 Layers of PFOA-Free Nonstick Sear Nonstick – A specially textured surface that seals in flavor.

Heavy-Gauge Hard-anodized aluminum for superior durability

Cast, Polished, Stay-Cool Stainless Steel

dishwasher safe

Oven Safe 500°F

Use any utensil Metal whisks, spoons and spatulas won’t scratch the nonstick surface

Calphalon Signature Nonstick

3 Layers of PFOA-Free Nonstick Sear Nonstick A specially textured surface that seals in flavor.

Heavy-Gauge Hard-anodized aluminum for superior durability

Cast, Brushed, Stay-Cool Stainless Steel

Dishwasher Safe

Oven Safe 500°F

Use any utensil Metal whisks, spoons and spatulas won’t scratch the nonstick surface

Contemporary Nonstick

3 Layers of PFOA-Free Nonstick Triple-layer for improved durability and release

Heavy-Gauge Hard-anodized aluminum for superior durability

Cast, Brushed, Stay-Cool Stainless Steel

Dishwasher Safe

Oven Safe 450°F

Use nylon, coated or wooden utensils

Classic Nonstick

2 Layers of PFOA-Free Nonstick 2 layers for easy food release and quick cleanup

Medium-Gauge Hard-anodized aluminum with pour spouts and fill lines.

Cast, Brushed, Stay-Cool Stainless Steel

Hand Wash

Oven Safe 450°F

Use nylon, coated or wooden utensils

Classic Ceramic Nonstick

Eco-Friendly PFOA-Free Ceramic Nonstick For easy food release and quick cleanup

Medium-Gauge Hard-anodized aluminum with pour spouts and fill lines

Cast, Brushed, Stay-Cool Stainless Steel

Hand Wash

Oven Safe 450°F

Use nylon, coated or wooden utensils

Select by Calphalon Nonstick

Long lasting PFOA-free nonstick for easy food release and cleanup

Medium-Gauge Hard-anodized aluminum

Stay-cool Comfort Grip

Hand Wash

Oven Safe 400°F

Use nylon, coated or wooden utensils

Select by Calphalon Ceramic Nonstick

PFOA- and PTFE-free nonstick for easy food release and cleanup

Medium-Gauge Hard-anodized aluminum

​Stay-cool Comfort Grip

Hand Wash

Oven Safe 400°F

Use nylon, coated or wooden utensils

 

Calphalon Stainless Steel

The stainless option is a classic and durable choice for both new cooks and seasoned ones alike. This style makes a great choice because:

  • the aluminum core heats faster
  • it’s dishwasher safe
  • it’s compatible with induction cooking

 

Cookware

Exterior

Construction

Handles

Care

Usage

Calphalon Signature Stainless Steel

brushed stainless exterior

Three layers of aluminum encased between two layers of stainless steel for strength and durability. Exceptionally even heating and precise temperature control.

Cast, Brushed, Stay-Cool Stainless Steel

dishwasher safe

oven safe, broiler safe, induction capable

Calphalon Contemporary Stainless Steel

brushed stainless exterior

Full heavy-gauge aluminum core encased between two layers of stainless steel for strength and durability. Even and consistent heat conduction.

Cast, Brushed, Stay-Cool Stainless Steel

dishwasher safe

oven safe, broiler safe, induction capable

Calphalon Tri-Ply Stainless Steel

polished stainless exterior

Full heavy-gauge aluminum core encased between two layers of stainless steel for strength and durability. Even and consistent heat conduction.

Cast, Polished, Stay-Cool Stainless Steel

dishwasher safe

oven safe, broiler safe, induction capable

Calphalon Classic Stainless Steel

Brushed Stainless Steel Exterior

Stainless steel with impact-bonded aluminum base. Pour spouts and fill marks on select pans. Straining lids with stainless steel rims.

Cast, Brushed, Stay-Cool Stainless Steel

Dishwasher Safe

Oven safe; broiler safe; induction capable

Select by Calphalon Stainless Steel

Brushed Stainless Steel Exterior

Medium gauge impact bonded stainless steel

Stay-cool Comfort Grip

Dishwasher Safe

Oven Safe 400°F; induction capable

 

Calphalon Cooking Set Review

You can mix and match quite a variety of these pots and pans, but purchasing a set is always a great way to build your collection and get everything you need to start cooking right away. These four most popular sets are an excellent way to get started.

 

Calphalon Contemporary Nonstick

Calphalon Contemporary Nonstick

The Contemporary Nonstick is an aluminum option made of a triple layer coating that resists scratches and is a heavier option to start. It’s dishwasher safe and can be used in a variety of ways, including in the oven.

The Contemporary option doesn’t have a straining lid. Still, the construction and design offer a wider rim when compared to the Classic version of the same pots, plus tempered glass for durability.

Nonstick choices allow you to use less oil and butter in your cooking, cutting down on unnecessary fats while keeping cleanup straightforward.

There are around eight to 14 pieces in this collection, but a basic starter kit includes seven different pots and plans plus lids. You get a great mix of frying pans, pots, and a stockpot. Plus, Calphalon pots and pans come with a lifetime warranty.

Get the Contemporary Nonstick if:

  • you want something dishwasher safe.
  • your pots need to be more durable.
  • you want to use less oil and butter when cooking.

 

Calphalon Tri-Ply Stainless Steel

Calphalon Tri-Ply Stainless Steel

Tri-Ply is another stainless option with a durable feeling, and an attractive brushed steel finish helps reduce the look of scratches and improve the look of the set. The construction and makeup of the set allow for really even heating.

The lids feature tempered glass with well-fitting rims to help keep moisture in the dish when you need it. Each pot and pan has a durable handle with a nice balance for carrying and maneuvering. They are a bit thin so carry the pots with oven mitts to help improve comfort.

At very high heat, you risk warping the material, so they do require a bit of a learning curve. If you’re willing to put that time in, you should get a wonderfully constructed set of pots and pans that can evenly heat food and provide some versatility to your cooking.

Get the Tri-Ply if:

  • you want pieces you can take from kitchen to table
  • like the durable walled construction
  • want to make sure you have induction capable pots

 

Calphalon Classic Stainless Steel

Calphalon Classic Stainless Steel

The classic stainless steel is another excellent set using stainless steel, a highly durable material that’s induction capable. They’re safe to use in a variety of cooking applications and are a durable, impact-bonded material.

Stainless offers an even, long-lasting heat source that might take longer to preheat. However, stainless steel is less likely to have hot spots or uneven temperature areas, so you can cook without worrying that you’ll scorch your food in certain places.

They’re dishwasher safe and oven safe, so you can use them for a variety of things, not just for the stovetop. Their heavy construction and longer handles give them a luxe feel that some chefs crave for cookware.

There are around eight to 14 pieces in this collection as well, but a basic starter kit includes ten with a range of pots, pans, and a stockpot.

Get the Classic Stainless if:

  • you want something heavier.
  • you worry about hot spots and scorching.
  • you have an induction cooktop.

 

Calphalon Premier Space-Saving (nonstick and stainless steel)

Calphalon Premier Space-Saving

If you have a smaller kitchen, Calphalon makes a cookware set just for you. The space-saving editions of both stainless and nonstick lines can help you get everything you need without sacrificing your storage.

They feature the same construction as the other lines, but with a uniquely designed lid that nests flat when not in use. For most people, the lids are the problem, not necessarily the plans, so these should shave off about 30% of your storage space issues.

The entire set stores in just a single stack and there are multiple ways to arrange it. You can stack pots together and lids on top or alternate.

Get the Space Saving line if:

  • you only have small kitchen storage space.
  • you hate having to store lids.
  • you want Calphalon products but need more options than your cabinets can hold.

 

Investing in Calphalon

Calphalon’s options are wonderful choices for your kitchen. They offer durable construction, even heating, and multiple opportunities for a range of budgets, cooking styles, and storage needs. Get the pots and pans you need for your kitchen with kits from Calphalon and get your kitchen outfitted with the gear you need to make amazing dishes.

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