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I love all of the Calphalon Stainless Steel,
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This cookware is the best I love it, and the price of this 5 Qt pan was such an amazing deal. I have gotten away from non-stick cookware and have only been using Calphalon Stainless Steel. It has 3 ply core through out the entire pan (not only on the bottom as some pans have) which allows it to heat evenly all the way up sides. The reason for not using non-stick pans is that the chemical it disperses can be fatal to my birds.
I first thought that with stainless steel my food would stick to the bottom of the pan but I was wrong they are beautiful and clean up nicely. I have been using these pans for about 10 years and I don't have any complaints. All I do is heat the pan for a couple minutes on low heat and then add a touch of oil and put in the food at medium/low you don't need high heat with these pans.
When I finish cooking I don't leave it on the hot burner, I move it to a different burner or if the pan is empty I put it on a dry towel on my counter and let it cool before washing it. If you put it directly in water from a hot burner your pan may warp from the drastic change in temperature. If you get any stains in it which can happen with heat all you need is a cleaner called "Bar Keepers Friend" which I use on the inside and bottom only and it will keep your pans looking like new, that is the only cleaner I have used in all the time I've had stainless steel cookware.