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 can. Gracefully curved stainless-steel handles are comfortable to clutch and are forked in a half-moon shape at the riveted base to prevent heat from transferring down the shaft. Glass covers are convenient for watching food cook and have curved handles plus wide-banded stainless-steel rims for durability.
Heating in this 2-quart chef's 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 for small portions of stovetop macaroni and cheese, tomato sauce, or mussels in broth. The stainless-steel pan 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
It's a saucepan. It's a fry pan. It's the chameleon of cookware! Incorporating features of several vessels, the chef's pan has a personality all its own. The gently curving sides near the pan bottom graciously accept a balloon whisk. The rolled, matte-finish Cool Touch handle stays cool on the stove top and provides a stable grip. Plus, the wider mouth offers more efficient evaporation than a standard saucepan can. Calphalon's chef's pans are designed for easy cooking, easy cleanup, and maximum performance.