Calphalon D1382PB Commercial Hard-Anodized 12-Inch Everyday Pan with Lid
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- Constructed of heavy-gauge hard-anodized aluminum for superior heat conductivity
- Patented stay-cool cast-stainless-steel handles
- Stick- and scratch-resistant surface; dome-shaped hard-anodized lid ideal for moist-heat cooking
- Oven-safe up to 450 degrees F
- Lifetime warranty; made in China
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My favorite dish to make with this pan is a large omelette for two to four people. You saute the onions, etc., until carmelized, then add the whipped eggs, top it with diced tomatoes, basil, oregano and cheeses, then broil at about 450 for a couple minutes until browned. Simply wonderful!
I also cook stir frys, poach fish, bake casseroles, and brown meats in this truly Everyday Pan.
Now, for the issues: As with all true Calphalon products, you can not put hard-anodized aluminum into the dishwasher. It will damage the surface, leading to pits and discolorations, and void the lifetime warranty to boot!
Second, this is not a nonstick pan. If you want nonstick, buy Calphalon Commercial Nonstick, the best ever made (The Commercial nonstick line has the more advanced LRS3 coating versus the much less effective LRS coating on the cheaper Professional Nonstick II line).
To clean, simply buy a Dobie pad or its equivalent. For the tough stuff, I find a little Bon Ami or Dormond cleaner does the trick without too much effort.
You can clean these pans with abrasive cleansers like Comet. I used to sell them in a boutiquey store where they'd have come back in droves if we'd misinformed people on this point. Another reviewer expresses appropriate caution regarding putting them in the dishwasher--it's for dishes, silly, not knives of pots--but I do this on occasion and it would take regular dishwashing with powdered (sandblasted in there) detergent and lotsa stuff to bang the pans to really do a number on them. Discoloration is not the stuff of diminished utility.
Aside from the line being the most practical stove top option bar none, the pan is a dream. Not so shallow as an omelette pan, nor so deep as a wok, it does the range from stir-fry to saute, to bake and roast. I'd recommend this pan to anyone who maybe wants to start a cookware collection--it's so many pans in one. I used to sell this stuff (not on commission, mind you) to students with their first apartment. Moms and dads would express concern that the kids would ruin it--au contraire: you get a ten dollar pan and it'll be beaten to bits in a matter of weeks by the likes of careless ol' me, but you get a heavy, solid pan like this, they'd have to be trying to break it.
-Lower the heat if you're used to inferior pans.Read more ›
This was really worth the money and I can see how people would pay full price for it was well, since so far I haven't found a drawback to this pan.
It cleans up as easily as nonstick pans do, and that includes the inside of the lid that gets splattered when stewing stuff covered in the oven.
It heats VERY evenly, there are really no hot spots at all, and very quickly.
It may not be nonstick, but when preheated properly and with a bit of oil/butter/rendered fat, even tender meats such as lamb don't become burned onto the pan.
The meat browning is excellent, yielding wonderful deglacage, and it also allows you to brown the meat, add other ingredients, and put the entire thing into the oven. More importantly, the meat cooks so that it is browned on the outside and tender inside, as opposed to nonstick skillets that make even the better meat cuts really tough on the inside and do not give a nice brown crust at all. The hard-anodized surface of this pan seals in the juices, making even stew beef more tender than you could ever cook it after you browned it in a nonstick pan. In fact, I haven't used my nonstick pan at all since I got this one--I don't need it.
The handles don't get too hot on stovetop, but they do get rather warm with prolonged cooking. However, that is to be expected, and I haven't had a problem using them with a pair of thin potholders. They obviously do get hot in the oven, but that is to be expected as well.
Overall, a great pan. It's been sitting on my stovetop since I received it, and I have been using it quite a bit.Read more ›
This particular Amazon offer is how I like to buy Calphalon, at least after my initial set purchase. Everynow then you see something really useful for your collection at a GREAT GREAT price. I've got this very pan among the 15 pots and pans in my Calphalon collection, and use it quite a bit.
Some reviewers contend that you can't wash these pots in the dishwasher, you can't use brillo, or that the anodized coating will wear off, or that the handles get hot.
Yep, all true, But, errr, so what?
I have purchased Calphalon for my family many times, and most recently for my recently wedded son in law and his bride.
What I figure about Calphalon is this:
You got two choices with it:
A. You can use brillo, toss it in the dishwasher and don't worry about it, OR
B. Take very good care of it, meaning don't put it in the dishwasher and don't use brillo.
Now in comparison, All Clad Stainless steel can be put in the dishwasher, but you're now using a stainless steel pot around an aluminum core, and I think Calphalon on a gas burner is the cat's meow as far as I'm concerned cooking. Copper pots are pretty, super expensive, but they are a REAL pain to keep pretty. (My wife snorts reading this...you DON'T know, she says. I guess she does clean our copper pots and I don't.)
What I like about Calphalon is that you CAN toss them in the dishwasher over and over. (By the way it's the harsh dishwasher detergent that causes the problem of metal discoloration.) And I do use brillo.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I really like this brand, however I received one that had gone through some kind of process in order to sell it. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Crickkett75
Chinese made - not the same quality as the original Toledo USA products.Published 2 months ago by chefbern
Superior cooking tool. Just remember to allow ample time to preheat and requires less energy to remain at temperature. Read morePublished 2 months ago by KY Mel
I purchased this as a gift for a niece. Fantastic gift.Published 5 months ago by Evelyn D. Nitzberg
Great pan! goes on top of the stove or in the oven - 2 handles make it easy to lift with food in it - can take high heat - I use it for pan seared steaks - perfect! Read morePublished 6 months ago by CrisM (calif)
Calphalon is a big name cook ware. While all their products are quality products, I prefer their non stick products. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Angie's Lane
Great wok by Calphalon. It's hard to find a good wok and this is a good one. I trust Calphalon to last a lifetime and this one doesn't let me down.Published 7 months ago by Sunlover
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