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Calphalon Contemporary Stainless Steel 12 Quart Stockpot

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  • 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 help minimize evaporation during the slow process of making stocks and soups. Heavy-gauge bottom provides even heating and is sloped for easy stirring.
  • Long, brushed stainless steel handles stay cool on the stovetop. All cookware is dishwasher-safe and carries Calphalon's full lifetime warranty.
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Material Stainless Steel Steel Stainless Steel Steel
Item Weight 10 pounds 3 pounds 8.05 pounds 7.5 pounds
Color Silver Silver Silver Silver
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Size 12-quart 12 quarts 8-quart 16 quarts
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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 help minimize evaporation during the slow process of making stocks and soups. Heavy-gauge bottom provides even heating and is sloped for easy stirring. Long, brushed stainless steel handles stay cool on the stovetop. All cookware is dishwasher-safe and carries Calphalon's full lifetime warranty.

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 13 x 10.6 x 13 inches ; 10 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 9.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
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  • ASIN: B000F7AO5Y
  • Item model number: LR8612P
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (35 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #29,373 in Kitchen & Dining (See Top 100 in Kitchen & Dining)
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From the Manufacturer

Dishwasher-Safe

Calphalon Contemporary Stainless Cookware is constructed from stainless steel that makes it dishwasher safe.

Classic Stainless Contemporary Stainless Tri-Ply Stainless Tri-Ply Copper
Construction 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
Handles Long, stay-cool stainless steel Cast, brushed, stainless steel Cast, polished, Cool-V stainless steel Cast, polished, Cool-V stainless steel
Lids Tempered-Glass Tempered-Glass, wide metal bands stabilize lid Tempered-Glass, wide metal bands stabilize lid Stainless Steel
Cleaning and Care Dishwasher-Safe Dishwasher-Safe Dishwasher-Safe Hand Wash
Oven Safe To 500 Degrees F 500 Degrees F 500 Degrees F 450 Degrees F

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As of this date, I do not believe the 12-qt stock pot shown on the Amazon site is the same as the 12-qt on the Calphalon site. In fact, I do not think that the Amazon image is the 12-qt pot. It looks like the 8-qt. All of my other cookware in the Contemporary line are "completely" clad. That is, they have an entirely smooth exterior surface and the sides are thick. The 12-qt as shown on the Calphalon site--and the one I received, is clad ONLY on the bottom--like other less expensive pots. The sides are relatively thin--like less expensive pots. At first I thought I received the wrong pot. Only after looking at the Calphalon site did I notice the difference. Having said this, I am not sure it is a huge issue because the bottom is where you need the heat for a large stock pot. Aside from the issues I mentioned, the pot is an beautiful as the others in the Contemporary line and the lid has a wonderfully snug fit. Under decent heat, the pot brings and hold water at a roiling boil which is perfect for cooking pasta.
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This is advertised as a tri-ply pot -- but what I just received was an ordinary steel pot with an aluminum disk brazed to the bottom. In fact, the pot I was sent looks nothing like the one pictured: the shape is different, the lip is different, the pot is different.

$99 is not a bad price for a tri-ply stock pot, but one can buy a disk-bottom pot of similar quality just about anywhere for half this price. I'd have to say this was a complete rip-off.
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I thought I was getting my wife nice pot for a present she wanted. First time use food burned and stuck to the bottom. The bottom inside and out stained as well as the inside walls. I can't get the stains and some of the food burn marks off. My $20 pot from Wal-mart does better than this. Not Happy at all! Contacted Calphalon and they are sorry but they don't make this pot anymore. They did not offer and exchange or an upgrade. Nor did they do anything about the narrative describing the pot. Be carefull and check to see if the item you are buying is still a good item with the manufacturer before you buy! I guess I'm stuck with a 99.00 flower pot.
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Warning! The description from Amazon is utterly misleading! This Contemporary line DOES NOT contain aluminum on the side walls, only on the botton. If you want aluminum on the side walls, go for the Tri-ply line. The use of the term "Aluminum Core" or "Full Aluminum Core" is very misleading. Also, use caution with the label "Tri-ply" since that could mean only on the bottom; aluminum sandwiched between two layers of stainless steel...(Fine Print: "but only on the bottom.")

Beware of misleading advertising. The box for this product has a label on the bottom that says "Aluminum bottom," but you won't know that until you order and receive the product.

There is also a large difference in the quality of stainless steel metal used between Calphalon's Contemporary and Tri-ply lines; Tri-ply is higher quality metal. I advise getting assurance it's 18/10 stainless steel, at least on the food surface. Calphalon "does not" use 18/10 in all of their products for cooking surface. Key point: 18/10 is not magnetic, so it won't work on induction stoves; you want 18/0 exterior layer for induction stoves, but still should have 18/10 for interior surface.
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I got this pot thinking it was a full tri-ply pot -- i.e., the entire base-and-walls were made out of thick, conductive aluminum with a stainless steel sheath. The other "Calphalon Contemporary" pots I have have this design and work well. However this pot looks quite different: first, there is a big metal disk glued on to the bottom (indicating an aluminum base) and second, the rim of the pot does not expose the inner core of aluminum the way the other calphalons I have do. (The box touts the "aluminum bottom", so it looks like the Amazon description is out-of-sync with the product.)

(Again, this is all speculation: I haven't drilled through the pot to take a "core sample" but it certainly looks like a steel pot with an aluminum bottom to the untrained eye.)
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This is my first purchase of a Calphalon encapsulated bottom pan. I own other Calphalon pans that are 3 ply stainless steel. I recently cooked pea soup in this stockpot on low heat for two hours and when I stirred the bottom the pea soup was scorched. If you are looking for a heavy duty stockpot this is not one I would recommend. Pay the extra money and get All-Clad.
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Beware on this line of Contemporary Stainless this is the only one(12 qt stock pot) that is not tri-ply. It has an aluminum disk on the bottom. I called the company to verify this. The pot is nice but it is NOT tri-ply which I find disappointing as I have other contemporary stainless pieces and love them. The reviews were old so I was hoping that it was different, but that wasn't the case. So here is the recent info.
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This stockpot is the perfect size for a double batch of tomato sauce, a couple of chickens, or soup. The 6 quart is too small and the 16 quart is too big. The finish is great and the glass lid allows you to see your product without having to remove the lid and release the heat. This is the product that I would expect of Calphalon.
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