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Simply Calphalon Stainless Steel 10 piece Cookware Set, 1757697
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85 of 87 people found the following review helpful
on December 26, 2009
I'm on a crusade against Teflon (as much as one can be lol) and love the look and the durability of stainless steel cookware. However, for some inexplicable reason, most stainless steel cookware has handles that are also stainless steel, so the handles heat up along with the pan. Seeing how this is a huge inconvenience for anyone who actually wants to use stainless steel pans, when I saw this set, with silicone rubber around the handles, I knew I needed them. (Also, I'd been using my grandmother's Farberware pots and the handles started becoming loose, and they DON'T make Farberware like they used to lol.) $199 is a lot, granted, but you get a lot in this set, and the glass covers and the cookware is of extremely high quality. The pots and pants heat up quick and evenly, and they're heavy, extremely durable, and dishwasher safe. Calphalon for the win.
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77 of 81 people found the following review helpful
on February 24, 2010
Sigh... What wonderful pots. They conduct heat fantastically, look smashing, and are just a joy to use.

Cleaning-
Initially, after cooking a few meals I became quite distraught at the staining and phantom residue that the pans were retaining. Scrubbing with a scouring pad didn't work and soaking proved fruitless. Inside of two weeks the pots looked "used."

With nowhere else to turn, I decided to purchase the product Calphalon RECOMMENDS for cleaning their pots, Bar Keepers Friend® Cleanser & Polish: 12 OZ.

Look it up on the 'net. This stuff WORKS. After using Bar Keepers Friend® Cleanser & Polish: 12 OZ my pots look BRAND NEW again. Don't forget to pick some up at the grocery store after you buy these pots. You won't be sorry.

Who would have thought that it's best to follow the manufacturers recommendations. ;)
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
on December 31, 2010
I love these pots! They look great and cook great. They are easy to clean and overall fantastic. Also, the price for a Calphalon set is pretty fantastic as well. This 10-piece set has all of the pieces that you would really use regularly. We did buy the 12" pan as well and a roasting pan, but you could probably get by without those. My favorite part: no Teflon leeching into my food. Happy cooking!
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29 of 36 people found the following review helpful
on June 3, 2011
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I was given the Calphalon Wok a couples years back and was amazed with quality and even heat distribution especially on my apartment's electric range.

I have had the same cheap Walmart bought Teflon pots and pans since moving out on my own almost a decade ago and they were all bent, cheap and flaking. I ordered these after much research and after being warned about the health risks of Teflon.
From just lifting the box, I could tell these were much higher grade pots and pans than I had ever owned before. Each pan feels and looks like it was built to last a lifetime. I know these are not even the top of the line Calphalon, but unless you're running a professional kitchen out of you house I can't see what these can't accomplish.
After cooking on non-sick for so long, I forgot how much better food tastes with a real sear on it. Just make sure you buy the bartender's friend to keep the shine on them after cooking at high heat. I am confident I can pass these on to my daughter when she moves out in about a decade and they will still be solid and reliable. Maybe then I'll see what the higher level of Calphalon are about, but until then I'm just thrilled. Even the shipping was flawless.I was given a 5 day delivery window June 3-8. They arrived on the 3rd!
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Update! It's been almost three years and every piece of this cook wear is in perfect condition. Yes, they do take a little elbow grease to keep shiny, but the handles and rivets are still smooth and tight.
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16 of 19 people found the following review helpful
on March 5, 2013
I really do love these pots and pans. They're my first stainless steel set, and I know Calphalon makes nicer ones, but I figured I could upgrade later if I really liked stainless steel. Besides, as another reviewer pointed out, unless you're running a commercial kitchen, these should suit the average person just fine.

And oh do they ever. I read some negative reviews about sticking, cleaning, burning, etc, etc, so I'm putting them through the ringer. To test sticking on my first non-Teflon pans, I've made tomato sauce, bacon, pancakes, and an omelette. Nothing stuck more than to be expected, my pancakes were not ruined and my omelette was beautiful. The sauce and bacon cleaned right off. And I had no problems at all sautéing onions. Im going to make chicken parmesan tomorrow, too. If i manage to destroy my meal, I'll update my review. I use my regular Method dish soap and there's a little water residue but... Seriously? Who cares? There were water spots on my nonstick pans, too.

The heating is significantly more even, especially compared to my crappy pans before. I even have larger pans on smaller burners getting uniform heating!

So read the reviews and the comments as you shop around. Especially the comments. A lot of people with the negative reviews may just not be too kitchen savvy. And google basic care for stainless steel, too. And, while you're at it, do a search for the harmful effects associated with Teflon. You may consider ceramic vs stainless steel, but Teflon should not even be an option.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on July 7, 2012
If you need pots that work for an induction stove, go with the Tri-Ply. Otherwise these are great and easy to clean with Barkeepers Friend.
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10 of 13 people found the following review helpful
on March 21, 2012
I've only had these for a week, but I can already tell they are the best set of pans I've ever owned.

None of that craptacular non-stick, anodized, overpriced junk that falls off into your food. Just solid stainless steel that even the most burned and baked on food washes off with a light soaking.

Can't believe I didn't figure this out sooner.

O Yea, SILICONE HANDLES (not even found on the higher end model).
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on December 27, 2011
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I gave the set of cookware to my daughter. She had one Caphlon pan that I gave her a few years ago and loved the quality - always her "go to" pan. She was thrilled to get the set and so was her husband; who by the way is a restaurant manager!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on November 22, 2011
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Dear Readers,
My wife loves the Simply Calphalon Stainless Steel 10 piece set. She loves the way it looks and cooks. We are careful, as per instructions, to allow the cookware to cool before placing in our sink where they are easily cleaned.
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9 of 12 people found the following review helpful
on September 1, 2012
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I am so happy that I bought this set of cookware. This set has all the sizes I need for cooking. Food heats fast and I don't have to worry about vapors being released or contaminents in the food. The little bit of margarine or oil spray I need to use does not add that much in calories and is offset by the benefits. The only drawback is having to clean them each time I use them with Barkeeper's Friend but that's only because I want them to keep their "just like new" look a long time.
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