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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
I guess you could call it 3 1/2 stars.
on July 15, 2004
I own many Calphalon Commercial Hard Annodized pans. For the most part, the stay cool handles do indeed stay cool enough for me to not worry about the heat, especially in stove top situations. However, many recipes call for browning on the stove and then finishing up in the oven (these pans excell at this). The handles are HOT when they come out of the oven - thus I thought this pan handler would be just the thing.
I was somewhat disappointed by the construction of this item. I thought it would be thick, like the quilted cloth ones you see on sizzling fajita pans in restaurants. This thing is THIN! It is fine for covering the handles of pans in use on the cooktop, but with Calphalon's cool-v handles this was not a problem anyway! Unfortunately I have found that when an already heavy pan that is loaded with food emerges from a 350 degree oven this pan handler is not enough to keep the heat of the handle from reaching your hand (ouch).
I know it doesn't cost much but there has to be something better out there...