Clean lines and curves crafted from lustrous, brushed stainless steel combine sophisticated style with the professional performance you expect from all Calphalon cookware A heavy-gauge aluminum core is sandwiched between two layers of stainless steel by means of high-heat, high-pressure impact bonding for extreme durability. Aluminum core provides superior conductivity and even heating for excellent browning and control of the cooking process. Non-porous stainless steel cooking surface is safe for use with all utensils. Clear tempered-glass lids let you see food while it's cooking and are oven safe, so you can finish covered dishes in the oven or keep them warm until ready to serve High sides and narrow opening minimize evaporation during slow process of stock- and soup-making. Heavy-gauge sloped bottom heats evenly makes stirring easier. Long, brushed stainless steel handles stay cool on the stovetop. All cookware is dishwasher-safe and carries Calphalon's full lifetime warranty.
Contemporary Stainless is for home chefs who place as much importance on cookware style as they do on performance. The sleek, modern vessels in this line have curvaceous and smooth flared tulip shapes that create a stunning presence while heating on a stovetop or hanging from a pot rack. The brushed steel exteriors are a beautiful complement to professional stainless-steel appliances and are less likely to show baked-on grease or wear than a polished finish. Gracefully curved stainless-steel handles are comfortable to clutch and stay cool on the stovetop for hours at a time. Glass covers are convenient for watching food cook and have curved handles plus wide-banded stainless-steel rims for durability.
This eight-piece cookware set includes a 1-1/2- and 3-1/2-quart covered saucepan, an 8-quart covered stockpot, and an 8- and 10-inch omelet pan. Each piece boasts triple-layer construction with a stainless-steel exterior bonded over a full aluminum core that extends up the sides as well as through the bottom. The set is safe in the oven and can withstand broiler temperatures as well as the use of metal utensils. However, the tempered-glass lids are oven-safe only to 450 degrees F. All Contemporary Stainless is dishwasher-safe for quick cleanup and 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. rice without the fuss. Just add the rice and water, select the menu, and hit the button. That's it.
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 sculpted long handles, which 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% dishwasher safe for effortless clean-up. (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 dish cloth and hot sudsy water. For occasional polishing, we recommend Bar Keeper's Friend.
Distinctive, Contemporary Design Calphalon Contemporary Stainless's sleek curved design makes a striking statement when displayed on pot racks, open shelves or in glass-front cabinets.
Versatility 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 to promote incredibly long life for the vessels.
Convenience 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 Fahrenheit and that securely fit the vessels and make it easy to keep an eye on what you're cooking.
Dishwasher-Safe The dishwasher-safe nature of the vessels makes for easy clean-up, which is especially nice when entertaining or when serving large numbers of people.
19.9 x 12.8 x 8.5 inches ; 20 pounds
Calphalon invented hard-anodized aluminum cookware, introducing gourmet cookware to the average consumer for the first time, and for more than 50 years we have been on a mission to prove that cooking can be relaxing, fun and personal. We know our customers share the passion we have for our products, and the expectations they have for our brand drive the decisions we make every day.
Calphalon Contemporary Stainless Cookware
Style meets professional performance.
Style-conscious home chefs with taste for all things modern have a new line of cookware to call their own: Calphalon Contemporary Stainless. The first cookware to bring stunning, contemporary design into the home kitchen. Crafted from lustrous, brushed stainless steel and featuring clean lines and curvaceous silhouettes, expresses the very soul of modern style. Along with sophisticated style, Calphalon Contemporary Stainless delivers the professional performance you expect from all Calphalon cookware.
Dual metal construction: a heavy-gauge aluminum core sandwiched between two layers of stainless steel
Highly reflective surface offers maximum visibility
Calphalon will replace any item found defective in material or workmanship when put to normal household use and cared for according to the instructions. Minor imperfections, surface markings as a result of shipping, and slight color variations are normal. This excludes damage from misuse or abuse, such as improper cleaning, neglect, accident, alteration, fire, theft, or use in a commercial establishment.
Durable Stainless Steel Construction
Calphalon Contemporary Stainless Cookware is crafted from two metals; a heavy-gauge aluminum core sandwiched between two layers of stainless steel by means of high-heat, high-pressure impact bonding.
The stainless steel construction offers superior conductivity and even heating for excellent browning and control of the cooking process.
The long, cast stainless steel handles stay comfortably cool, even when the cookware is hot, and have a lightweight, ergonomic design that makes it comfortable to hold pans for extended periods. Handles are double-riveted by hand for durability and stability.
Clear tempered-glass lids let you see food while it's cooking. They are oven safe, so you can finish covered dishes in the oven or keep them warm until you're ready to serve. The domed design returns moisture to food. Wide metal bands strenghten and stabilize the lids.
Stainless steel with impact-bonded aluminum base
Heavy-gauge aluminum core between two layers of brushed stainless steel
Heavy-gauge aluminum core with polished stainless steel exterior and brushed stainless steel interior
Heavy-gauge aluminum core with polished copper exterior and brushed stainless steel interior
I have a thing for pans - and these pans have my heart! -Easy Clean Up **Dishwasher Safe** -Oven Safe -Even cooking -Glass Lids -Stay Cool handles -Husband proof need I say more? These pans are beautiful and elegant. Very happy to have them in my kitchen.
I've had the pleasure of owning this set for the past 6+ years and they leave me wanting nothing. They cook fantastic, are incredibly durable, look great and are easy to clean. My only complaint would be when cooking things for a long time with the lids on the handle for the lids get hot to the touch, but not hot enough to burn you, just hot. We've added more individual Calphalon Contemporary pots to our arsenal over the years including a few of the non-stick contemporary pans, while they do have their purpose, I prefer the stainless steel pans for nearly everything. The SS pans are far more durable than the non-stick, while the non-stick are great non-stick pans if this were the non-stick set we'd probably be replacing it due to wear. These pans don't carry the flashy All-Clad name, but I have no complaints and don't feel pressure to upgrade.
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received these as a gift. really good quality pans. the 8 pc set incudes the pans usually used for cooking. outstanding value, every piece really gets used. planning to buy more of the contemporary stainless line (double boiler, roasting rack, pasta pan)and the unison for nonstick pans (omelette pans+saute pan) to complete my tools .
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Wanted to avoid all the potential chemicals from non stick, teflon and other options. Have been really happy with them although they do gradually stain but I would definitely get them again. And great value.
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We've had this set for about 3 months now and could not be any happier with them! They are exactly what we were wanting. They look stylish and beautiful. They cook evenly and perfectly. They wash really well. We love them!
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