September 29, 2020

Calphalon Contemporary Nonstick 10-Piece Cookware Set Assessment and Review

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  • Set includes 1-1/2- and 2-1/2-quart saucepans, 3-quart saute pan, 8-quart stockpot (all with lids)
  • Also includes 8- and 10-inch omelet pans
  • Hard-anodized outside, nonstick inside for durability and performance and quick cleanup
  • Stainless-steel stay-cool handles; glass covers to monitor cooking; full capacity line helps prevent over-filling
  • Oven-safe up to 450 degrees F; wash by hand; lifetime warranty

From the comfortably arched handles to the stylish flared silhouettes, the Calphalon Contemporary line is designed to please. Looks aren’t everything however, and this cookware line is not simply another pretty face! No indeed, this collection is constructed of heavy gauge aluminum, reknowned for its fast and even heating, and it’s lined with durable non-stick for easy clean up and low fat cooking. Lids are of tempered glass to allow visual monitoring of the cooking process. If you are contempla Click toRead the original review here…

List Price: $ 742.00


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  1. 69 of 72 people found the following review helpful:
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Do NOT Hesitate to Buy These, June 1, 2005

    This review is from: Calphalon Contemporary Nonstick 10-Piece Cookware Set (Kitchen)

    All reviews I have read here which are negative come without warrant. Seriously, read the directions before you use your cookware, no matter which brand you buy. Any non-stick cookware will tell you NOT to put it in the dishwasher. Dishwashers destroy non-stick coating, not to mention your warranty! The directions will tell you this. READ!

    Now for review…

    Heat a little hotter than my last set and will need to get used to it. However, at the same time it seems like boiling water takes a little longer. I am still trying to get the hang of them. Transferring straight to the oven is indispensable. I was never able to previously cook by sautéing, then transferring directly to oven for a few minutes. This is the only way to cook! Honestly, I always watched the pros cook in this fashion and let me tell you, now I know why! This set can withstand up to 450 F temps.

    I went from Circulon to Calphalon Contemporary. Night and day is the range of difference for cleaning. My wife even says she doesn’t mind washing these pans one bit because they are so easy. She told me the other day that sometimes she could probably get away with just wiping them out with a paper towel. And, every time she cleans them, she always mentally thanks me for buying them.

    One issue I have notice is the tightness of the lids. They suck to the pans and are sometimes hard to remove. However, I think this might be better than if they didn’t. If you need a solid seal it is there for you, if not, then crack them slightly. I have yet to stew chops with peppers and onions in this set, but I think it will work out great because of the quality seal.

    Do not hesitate to buy this set. Just ask my wife!

    6 Month UPDATE: I am still loving this set of cookware. Have definitely got a better grasp on cooking with them now and must say they continue to please both the wife and I.

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  2. 57 of 60 people found the following review helpful:
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Well-made, functional, fabulous-looking set, December 30, 2003
    Jocelyn Miller “jocelyn_m” (Seattle, WA USA) –

    This review is from: Calphalon Contemporary Nonstick 10-Piece Cookware Set (Kitchen)

    If you like quality, non-stick pans, and you like looking at your food while it cooks, then this is the perfect set for you.

    There was some commentary on there being a paint/plastic-like substance under the glass covers–that was the case in the original version of these pans. I am not sure what it was exactly, but Calphalon noticed and addressed the issue. Any set that you order now has properly-made glass covers. In addition to that, if you ordered any of these pots and pans before Calphalon made that change, just notify their customer service people and they will send you replacement lids with no questions asked. I have great respect for a company that addresses its mistakes as quickly as it can through fabulous service.

    As to putting these pans in the dishwasher–do NOT do it! Calphalon makes no claims that these pots and pans can go safely in the dishwasher, as, they are lined with _Teflon_. Just as you should use nylon utensils instead of scraping away the Teflon with your metal implements, you should also keep these pans out of the dishwasher as the machine will wear away your non-stick surface. Bottom line: the dishwasher will ruin your pans and void your warranty. Hand washing with non-abrasive sponges is the price you pay for the benefits of non-stick pans. If you don’t want to deal with that, buy some stainless steel pans (Calphalon has a nice variety of those too).

    As to how the interior lining (Teflon) holds up, I have burned milk in one of my pans, (n.b., scalding and burning are not synonymous in the realm of cooking), and the crud that remained just peeled away without doing any damage to the pan. (I let it soak for a bit to ensure that was the case, but I don’t even think that was necessary). And, frying eggs is made so easy! I am even able to make eggs over easy without excessive breakage of the eggs:).

    I would say that most people will probably best appreciate the non-stick qualities of the pans for the two frying pans and could safely get a set with non-stick frying pans and stainless steel pots. Calphalon has those varieties as well. Another thing to keep in mind is that non-stick pans do not brown as well as stainless steel or cast iron frying pans. I would recommend having one cast iron frying pan in your set for browning.

    In addition to great quality, Calphalon has a lifetime warranty on this line of pans. Don’t do anything to void your warranty, (like, put these pans in the dishwasher), and any problems you have with the pans will be remedied by Calphalon. Calphalon has proven to be a strong company thusfar, and I have no reason to suspect that their status will change anytime soon.

    Overall, these pans are great for anyone who enjoys ease of cleanup, likes to cook low-fat meals, wants to be able to put their pots and pans in the oven, and/or enjoys a sleek, contemporary style in the kitchen.

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