Heating in this 13-inch round grill pan is sure to satisfy the performance requirements of discerning cooks. The pan boasts triple-layer construction with stainless-steel exteriors bonded over a full aluminum core that extends up the sides as well as through the bottom. Aluminum is an excellent heat conductor, providing consistent cooking of pork chops, chicken breasts, or burgers. A ridged bottom surface imparts authentic grill marks and grilled flavor into food, making this pan the next best thing to the barbecue. The stainless-steel surfaces are safe in the oven and can withstand broiler temperatures as well as the use of metal utensils. All Contemporary Stainless is dishwasher-safe for quick cleanup and is covered by a lifetime warranty. --Cristina Vaamonde
From the Manufacturer
As the kitchen becomes the social center of more and more American homes, consumers are focusing greater attention on the details of kitchen design. Now, style-conscious home chefs with a taste for all things modern have a new line of cookware to call their own: Calphalon Contemporary Stainless.
|Calphalon Contemporary Stainless brings stunning, contemporary design into the home kitchen. Crafted from lustrous, brushed stainless steel and featuring clean lines and curvaceous silhouettes, Calphalon Contemporary Stainless expresses the very soul of modern style. Sweepingly sexy, sculpted handles and subtly domed glass covers lend additional panache to each piece.|
Professional, Versatile, Comfortable
Calphalon Contemporary Stainless features tri-ply construction--the choice of many professional chefs. A layer of heavy-gauge aluminum, sandwiched between the stainless-steel interior and exterior of each pan, provides superb conductivity and even heating throughout the vessel.
| Each uniquely shaped Calphalon Contemporary Stainless vessel is designed to accommodate several cooking techniques. Pans are ideal for use on the stovetop, in the oven, and even in the broiler. They'll also look fabulous on your table, so you can use them for serving, too. |
Calphalon Contemporary Stainless makes it easy to keep an eye on what you're cooking. Sparkling glass covers let you monitor a whole stovetop full of pans at a glance. The cookware also features long, sculpted handles that are as comfortable as they are beautiful. Not only do they feel great in your hand, they're designed to stay cool on the stovetop.
|Calphalon Contemporary Stainless is 100 percent dishwasher-safe for effortless cleanup. (That's a feature you'll appreciate at the end of a long evening of entertaining.) You can also hand wash your pans using a dishcloth and hot sudsy water. For occasional polishing, we recommend Bar Keeper's Friend.|
- Distinctive, Contemporary Design
Calphalon Contemporary Stainless cookware's sleek, curved design makes a striking statement when displayed on pot racks or open shelves or in glass-front cabinets.
The Calphalon Contemporary Stainless vessel shapes are suitable for a wide variety of techniques and recipes--and for serving in style, too.
- Tri-ply Construction
The choice of many professional chefs, tri-ply construction offers great cooking results on the stove, in the oven, and in the broiler.
- Full Aluminum Core
Sandwiched between the stainless-steel interior and exterior of each pan, the pan's full aluminum core provides superb conductivity and even heating.
- Brushed Stainless-Steel Exteriors
Not only beautiful to look at, these exteriors help hide wear and help promote incredibly long life for the vessels.
The pans feature long handles that stay cool and comfortable on the stovetop, as well as glass lids that are oven-safe to 450 degrees F and that securely fit the vessels, making it easy to keep an eye on what you're cooking.
The dishwasher-safe nature of the vessels makes for easy cleanup, which is especially nice when entertaining or when serving large numbers of people.
- Lifetime Warranty
Would you like to give feedback on images?
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I just got this grill pan after trying a cheapo reversible 2-burner grill, whose "non-stick" (not quite) coating started coming off very early on, and Mario Batali/Copco new enameled cast iron Panini Grill, whose top part never got very hot, and which was a pain to clean.
The Calphalon Contemporary Stainless, costing the same as the Panini Press, is a much better value. The spun tri-ply gives you very even heat and beautiful grill marks, and, as all stainless, it is extremely easy to clean -just soak for a bit and then wipe the goo off with your sponge. Also, it is very wide, which allows you to grill such large items as flank steaks, and limits splattering.
I have few all clads and some restaurant supply pans mixed in - I now how to use barkeepers friend and I use that a lot yet this is the most difficult pan to clean.
The oil burns in and leaves black marks, it does happen on my other pans too when I pan sear let say a steak at super high heat but soaking and scrubbing with barkeeper takes much longer with this one and I still end up with few black marks.
Also I noted that it discolors underneath - this is something that soaking with barkeepers friend does remove - this doesn't happen with my other pans so I suspect this is something with steel that has been used. I use medium heat as I do with my other pans.
In regards to the 1 star critic about the glass top - I am guessing the person is talking induction. My Viking induction cooktop wasn't able to detect the pan which is probably because the bottom is uneven.
I will try other oils over time, so far I used grape-seed and olive oil (mistake, wasn't thinking about the smoke) with the grape-seed beeing the bigger pain.
If I had it to do over again - after experience - I would get a smaller pan. The 13 inch pan holds a lot of food and overcovers the large heating eye on our stove. However, the pan stores well in the stove drawer so it is convenient to use.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
... 8 years ago in Macy's and totally fell in love with itPublished 10 months ago by Barbara M/ Ramanauskas
Falls far short of the Calphalon reputation for good cookwarePublished on December 14, 2009 by Really
See the Top Rated cookware in our Cookware Reviews.