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Calphalon Contemporary Hard-Anodized Aluminum Nonstick Cookware, Shallow Sauce Pan, 2 1/2-quart, Black
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- Heavy-gauge aluminum construction ensures even heating and is hard-anodized for durability. It also makes it dishwasher-safe.
- Interior includes three layers of nonstick coating – two layers provide durability and the third layer offers easy release performance.
- The long, brushed stainless steel handles are designed to stay cool on the stovetop. Pans and covers are also oven safe, making it ideal for finishing a gourmet dish.
- Shorter sides than regular sauce pans make it easier to stir risotto, sauces or gravy, stews, chowders, and soups. Tight-fitting lid locks in moisture and flavor.
- The nonstick surface means you can cook healthier using less fat, with effortless cleanup. Comes with Calphalon's full lifetime warranty.
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From the manufacturer
With its sleek, curving style, this nonstick sauce pan lends an elegant aesthetic to your kitchen
At a Glance:
- Stylish and durable nonstick sauce pan
- Short sides for easy whisking and stirring
- Hard-anodized aluminum for even heating
- Easy clean multi-layer nonstick interior
- Dishwasher safe
- Oven safe to 450 degrees Fahrenheit
Calphalon Contemporary Nonstick 2.5-Quart Covered Shallow Sauce Pan
The Calphalon Contemporary Nonstick 2.5-Quart Covered Shallow Sauce Pan features a stylish, modern design that looks great in the kitchen while offering reliable everyday performance. Ideal for cooking risotto, sauces, potatoes, or rice, this sauce pan has shorter sides than regular sauce pans making it easier to stir or whisk. And unlike most hard-anodized cookware, this sauce pan is dishwasher-safe. The Calphalon Contemporary Nonstick 2.5-Quart Covered Shallow Sauce Pan is oven safe to 450 degrees Fahrenheit and backed by a lifetime warranty*.
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Shallow Sauce Pan for Reliable Everyday Cooking
Ideal for cooking risotto, sauces, potatoes, or rice, the Calphalon Contemporary Nonstick 2.5-Quart Covered Shallow Sauce Pan features shorter sides than regular sauce pans, making it easier to stir or whisk while using the pan.
Hard-Anodized Aluminum for Even Heating
This heavy-gauge sauce pan is made of hard-anodized aluminum that offers consistent heat distribution, making it ideal for simmering, boiling, and more. A long, sturdy stainless steel handle stays cool while you’re cooking on the stovetop.
Dishwasher and Oven Safe
The Calphalon Contemporary Nonstick 2.5-Quart Covered Shallow Sauce Pan is dishwasher safe for quick and easy cleaning. You can use this sauce pan safely in the oven at temperatures up to 450 degrees Fahrenheit. This sauce pan is intended for gas, electric, electric ring, halogen, or glass ceramic stove tops, and should be used with nylon, coated, or wooden utensils to protect the nonstick coating from damage.
Thanks to a durable triple-layer, PFOA-free nonstick interior, the Calphalon Contemporary Nonstick 2.5-Quart Covered Shallow Sauce Pan lets you cook confidently without worrying that food will stick to the pan. The nonstick surface also allows you to use less oil or butter for healthy, low-fat cooking.
See-Through Tempered Glass Lid
Effortlessly monitor your food as it cooks thanks to the see-through convenience of a tempered glass lid.
Full Lifetime Warranty*
This product is backed by a full lifetime warranty. Calphalon will replace any item found defective in material or workmanship when put to normal household use and cared for according to the instructions. To register your products, visit the official website.
How to Cook with Nonstick?
- Never use cooking spray. Aerosol cooking spray leaves a gummy residue that is difficult to remove, and that residue will cause food to stick. Instead, use an oil mister filled with olive or vegetable oil, or dab a bit of oil on a paper towel and carefully wipe the interior of the pan.
- Use the correct heat setting. Use low heat for warming, simmering and preparing sauces; use medium heat for frying, grilling, sautéing, searing or stir-frying; use high heat for boiling or reducing liquids.
- Preheat the pan. Nonstick cookware can take a minute or two longer to preheat compared to aluminum or stainless steel cookware. For best results, make sure your nonstick pan is heated to the proper temperature before adding food.
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Featuring a hard-anodized exterior and nonstick interior. Calphalon ContemporaryNonstick combines durability and performance with fast clean-up and easy low-fat cooking.. Heavy-gauge aluminum construction ensures even heating and is hard-anodized for durability. It also makes it dishwasher-safe. Interior includes three layers of nonstick coating – two layers provide durability and the third layer offers easy release performance. The long, brushed stainless steel handles are designed to stay cool on the stovetop. Pans and covers are also oven safe, making it ideal for finishing a gourmet dish. Shorter sides than regular sauce pans make it easier to stir risotto, sauces or gravy, stews, chowders, and soups. Tight-fitting lid locks in moisture and flavor. The nonstick surface means you can cook healthier using less fat, with effortless cleanup. Comes with Calphalon's full lifetime warranty.
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Update 4-15-14: The lid also fits on a 3-qt Calphalon Contemporary Pot that I have. Love it!
Update 4-3-15: And it's dishwasher safe. I've just used it - again - and again- I had to come back and check to make sure it's safe to put in dishwasher (some newer are and the older ones are not).
The T-fal pan is a nice pan for $25. It is very light and it works. This pan is Oven safe up to 350.F/177.C, not too bad. If you just want a cheap pan that will get the job done, buy this pan. The problem with light weight pans is that the heat does not distribute as evenly and it does not hold the heat as well. I strongly prefer a heavier pan. With our other pans, the T-fal sees little use. Note that the fact that this is oven safe to 350F is a big deal. Many pans may be, but I have seen some that are not (when my Mother just assumed all were and she put one in an oven and it melted the top handle). Note that there is a hole in the lid to allow steam to escape. Unsure how this affects rice where I do not want the steam to escape.
The more expensive ScanPan is very nice. This is safe in the oven to 500F / 260C. This pan will take a bunch of abuse and it is a very nice pan. They use a great process for embedding the non-stick surface. My first pan like this was a gift to my wife and even after she abused it, it sill works well (even with some of the non-stick surface scratched away). This pan is made in Denmark. High quality. The pan is heavy and durable. There is good heat distribution. I like a good solid pan. Over the years, I have made a bunch of rice in this pan, works very well. Come to think of it, I can't think of anything at which this pan does not do a great job. You are not likely to be disappointed with this pan.
The middle of the road priced pan is the pan that my wife prefers and is more inclined to use. This pan is oven safe to 450F and it is made in Toledo Ohio. High quality. The pan is heavy and durable. There is good heat distribution. I like a good solid pan. My wife really likes the built in strainer for when she cooks some Pasta and wants to strain the water. I have not yet used this pan to make rice, so I do not know if the integrated strainer makes a difference by letting steam escape. Over-all, this is my first pick as well. The price is very good for what you get and I like that it is still made in the USA. Some of their pans are no longer made in the USA and I am more circumspect on those.
[Edit #2] I contacted Calphalon on December 3, 2016. It is now February 15, 2017, and I still don't have a replacement. They did (after six weeks) send a replacement pan (after I spent half the price of a new pan to ship my defective pan back to them), but it was THE WRONG PAN! They did pay for the return shipping of that pan, but three weeks after they received that one, they still haven't sent a new one. Their customer support is AWFUL. [End Edit#2]
Most of my cookware is All-Clad. If you're not familiar with it, this is a brand which is generally considered the best cookware you can get. I totally agree with that assessment.
However, while All-Clad makes unbelievably great non-stick frying pans (I've had mine for 20+ years, and they are as good as the day I bought them), they don't make non-stick sauce pans. So, over the years, I have purchased T-Fal and Circulon non-stick saucepans, and have used them for a few years before they wore out. I never cared for the ridges in the Circulon non-stick cookware, and the T-Fal have never stood up very well. I get about 3-5 years of use from them and then that's it.
So, when my intermediate-sized T-Fal saucepan wore out, I decided it was time to look around to see if I could find a better product.
I don't know yet whether this will last longer than the Circulon or T-Fal, but I do know this: not only is the build quality better, but the design features make it a much more functional pan than any I have previously owned. I like this saucepan.
Let me explain what makes this pan great.
1. Width to height. Most pans of this capacity are more narrow and much higher. I have some old Revereware that I bought in 1973, and the equivalent to this pan is probably 2/3 the diameter, and much higher. This is good for long simmering sauces, but you have to ask yourself, "why am I using a non-stick sauce pan instead of a regular pan?" The answer, of course, is that you want to heat something that is likely to stick, or you want to brown something, and when you do that, you usually want a pan that is closer to a frying pan than a sauce pan, i.e., a fairly large cooking area. So, for this reason, I really like this extra width. It is almost like having both a frying pan AND a saucepan, all in one.
2. Curved lip. This pan has a wonderful curved lip that makes it easy to pour contents into another container. In addition, it helps make an incredibly secure seal with the lid, helping trap steam and cooking flavors.
3. Great lid. The lid mates with the pan's curved edge and fits more snugly than any pan I have ever owned. The lid is clear and I am already finding that I really like being able to see that something is about to boil over before it happens. Also, the lid handle is designed in a way that keeps it relatively cool, but without having to resort to using some sort of plastic or other material that can't go into the oven.
4. Fantastic handle. The handle is metal, so it can go into the oven. However, with many pans, this results in a hot handle when using it on the stove top, and you have to use a mitt, or use a pan handle cover. That is not true with this handle, thanks to the clever way they thermally isolate it from the pan: they separate the handle into multiple pieces, just before the attachment points, allowing air to circulate around the metal. The handle is fairly wide, making it easy to not only grip the handle, but also to rotate the pan when pouring. Finally, the attachment to the pan is done in a way that makes it is easy to clean any spills. As a result, you don't get that "yucky" gunk encased around the area where the handle attaches, something that is a real problem with other pans.
5. Perfect non-stick. Some non-stick pans, even when new, aren't that great at keeping things from sticking. So far, this pan does a great job. Of course the real test will be to find out how well that non-stick is working in 3-5 years, the timeframe when my T-Fal pans always seem to degrade. The T-Fal pan I replaced with this one was actually shedding its coating, turning my wash cloth brown, That is what motivated me to look for a better alternative. My two All-Clad non-stick pans work just the same as when I bought them 20+ years ago, so I know it is possible to make a non-stick coating which lasts.
6. Uniform heating. First, let me say that the ultimate in uniform heating is what you get with the multiple-ply construction of the All-Clad. Nothing I have ever used compares with that. However, I have used many different types of single-ply construction, which is what this pan uses, and there is a pretty wide variation in the quality of heat distribution, with some of the cheap pans having some pretty nasty hot spots, especially when used on a gas stove. Within this category of single-ply construction, this has the best heat distribution of any pan I have used.
7. Price. For the quality and performance you get with this pan, the price is absolutely amazing.
I recommend this pan, without reservation.