Heating in this 8-quart stockpot is sure to satisfy the performance requirements of discerning cooks. The pot 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 heat for simmering soup, chili, or pasta. The stainless-steel pot is safe in the oven and can withstand broiler temperatures as well as the use of metal utensils. However, the lid is oven-safe only to 450 degrees F. 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
Top Customer Reviews
3Bs had a good selection, so I looked around. This was clearly the best quality cookwear in the store. The heaviest, most finished, and the brushed finish will be serviceable for decades to come. It helps that this is a deep collection, so you can add to the set over time. Definitely pretty enough to place in the middle of the table and serve from.
This is the real deal. Now I just have to talk myself into paying this much for another stock pot - even if it is ten bucks cheaper here, and with no 8% sales tax. The 13-piece set would make a great wedding present.
Very happy with the quality and size of this pot, not to large or too small. I had searched through a lot of information on pots before I chose this one. I had wanted a pot to cook spaghettti in but did not need the inserts etc,, also wanted a pot versatile enough for many uses including soups and small pot roasts. I was looking for a good quality stainless steel pot wihout paying a fortune for it and this is it!
This pot has met all expectations; we've cooked all manner of dishes (gumbos, soups, stews, etc...) in this pot and can attest to its even heating and quick clean-up nature. I agree with another reviewer that it does take a bit longer to heat water to a boil (like for cooking pasta noodles and such) than other lesser pots that we have, but we do not use it for that task very much so no issue here. This is an excellent pot and I like the glass top as it allows one to judge heat level (simmer, boil, etc...) without having to lift the lid and disturb the process.
One thing is for sure, these pots do take up a bit of cabinet space... to mitigate our storage issue, we installed a beautiful wooden ceiling pot rack (J.K. Adams 39-Inch-by-13-Inch Hardwood Ceiling Pot Rack, 8-Pot Hooks and 4-Utensil Hooks Included, Natural) above our kitchen island to hang the larger pots and pans from.
If you are looking for a pot of this nature, we highly recommend this one and also suggest that you look over the entire line as your needs expend. Truly well constructed and also very pleasing to the hand and eye.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I have been wanting a smaller sized stockpot as I rarely need to make any recipe larger than an 8 quart. I just cant afford the cabinet space. Read morePublished on January 19, 2014 by PRIME IS OVERPRICED
My wife has been looking and wanting this size stockpot since seeing it at Bed and Bath a few months ago. Amazon had it in stock , it was a no-brainer in ordering it. Read morePublished on December 26, 2012 by William Gabel
Having bought the 8 qt "Multipot," which is NOT triply and is pathetic compared to the rest of the Contemporary Stainless line, I am happy to report that this stockpot is the true... Read morePublished on December 18, 2012 by N. Caine
I decided to replace an old aluminum stock pot with a steel one. I loved the look of the Calphalon Contemporary design and the fact that it has a glass lid. Read morePublished on December 12, 2011 by P. Haag
Love this pan. I use it to make large batches of spaghetti sauce. It is a cook's dream.
Washses beautifully, garlic and olive oil don't stick when sauteeing meat. Read more
Great pot. Haven't been able to use it yet, but I love the size and feel of this pot.Published on September 26, 2010 by Mary J. Sorensen
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