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Calphalon Contemporary Nonstick 10-Piece Cookware Set

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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
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Product Description

There almost seems to be a sensuous fascination with cooking. Makes sense, actually. It's about creation and giving birth to a provocative, tasty dish that excites and enlightens the senses - taste, fragrance, and visual. Calphalon realizes that. As a leading manufacturer of professional cookware, they know that cookware requires excellence and precision to create dishes that are consistent and delicious for an admiring public. The Contemporary Non-Stick Cookware collection has been designed for you, the serious, creative chef at home - preparing artistic cuisine for the few or the one. This set starts you off with grace and style. They are the precise tools to help you explore, evoke, and excite. Hey, isn't that what creativity and good food are about?

The high-quality Contemporary Nonstick line of cookware is designed to meet the needs of busy families while offering the high-quality construction associated with the Calphalon brand. These pots and pans offers a stylish, attractive look while making cooking and cleanup for family meals or special occasions easy and low-stress. Contemporary Nonstick cookware replaces Calphalon’s original and highly popular Professional Nonstick II line--but with improvements to make it even better. The most obvious enhancement is in the versatile rounded and flared design of the pots and pans. This design makes a single pan suitable for various cooking techniques and provides better access for pouring and stirring. Also convenient is the capacity line on these pots and pans, which helps prevent cooks from overfilling them.

This set has all the pieces necessary for daily family cooking: 8-inch and 10-inch omelet pans, 1-1/2- and 2-1/2-quart covered saucepans, a 3-quart covered sauté pan, and an 8-quart covered stockpot. The pans’ exteriors are made of hard-anodized aluminum for superior heat distribution. The interiors are coated with a nonstick surface that is resistant to peeling, chipping, flaking, or cracking. This cookware has ergonomic brushed stainless-steel handles that stay cool to the touch on the stovetop and are riveted to the pans for durability. The lids are tempered glass--for viewing food as it cooks--encircled by a stainless-steel band that complements the cookware and fits snugly into the pans. All Contemporary Nonstick cookware is oven-safe up to 450 degrees F and is covered by a lifetime warranty. --Cristina Vaamonde

What's in the Box
8-inch and 10-inch omelet pans, 1-1/2- and 2-1/2-quart covered saucepans, 3-quart covered saute pan, 8-quart covered stockpot

Product Information

Product Dimensions 24.6 x 14.8 x 10.9 inches
Item Weight 20.2 pounds
Shipping Weight 25.2 pounds
Manufacturer Calphalon
ASIN B0000936K6
Domestic Shipping This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
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Item model number JR10A
Customer Reviews
3 out of 5 stars 40 customer reviews

3 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #356,321 in Home & Kitchen (See Top 100 in Home & Kitchen)
#1,149 in Kitchen & Dining > Cookware > Cookware Sets
Date first available at October 2, 2001

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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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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!
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I have purchased several individual pieces of the Calphalon Contemporary series. Out of the 8 pieces, that I have purchased individually, I have had two that had the "paint" defect on the lid. Both times I called Calphalon customer service first thing in the morning at about 8:00AM EST. Both times I waited less than 5 minutes to speak with a representative. Both times they simply took my name and address and asked me which lid I needed. Both times they immediately sent me a replacement lid which did not have the defect. Both times they did not require me to send anything back. Both times it required no effort on my part except to verbally tell them that the lid was defective.
I totally commend their customer service and will continue buy Calphalon products. It seems that some of you must be living on some other planet or something. I can not figure out why you seem to be having so many problems.
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I purchased a 12 piece set of Calphalon Contemporary Nonstick Cookware for my wife's birthday. This is the second set that I have purchased for her. A few years back we bought the Calphalon Commercial Nonstick set and added pieces over the years. We recently decided that we needed to send back several pieces due to the nonstick surface starting to come off. We however could not send them off to be replaced (per the lifetime warranty)because we did not have any other cookware to use.

So...once we had the new set we used the box they came in to pack up the Calphalon Commercial Nonstick pieces that needed to be returned, enclosed a letter stating what the problem was, spent $20 to ship and insure, and less than two weeks later had new pieces to replace the old ones. Since they no longer make the Calphalon Commercial Nonstick pieces they were replaced with the Calphalon One Nonstick pieces. No hassle whatsoever!

We now have every type of pot and pan you could imagine and it is a mixture of Calphalon Commercial Nonstick, Calphalon Contemporary Nonstick and Calphalon One Nonstick. My wife loves it all! To show off her collection we purchased a pot/pan rack that attaches to the wall. With all of the pots and pans hanging my wife has taken such good care of them you cannot tell which ones are the oldest.

We both would highly recommend any product from Calphalon that has the Lifetime Warranty. When we initially purchased our first set of Calphalon we were like everyone else...just not sure about spending that much money on a set of pots and pans. We however was in a never ending cycle of spending $100+ every year or so to replace our pots and pans. Nothing held up. We now know that even if there is some type of defect that causes a problem with a Calphalon product they will definitely stand by their name. My wife did not believe this until her replacement pots/pans arrived.
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