What's in the Box
3-quart chef's pan, 4-1/2-quart saucepan, 11-inch chef's skillet, 8-quart stockpot (all with lids); 10- and 12-inch fry pans
From the Manufacturer
Infused Anodized Cookware
Calphalon One is revolutionary hybrid cookware that combines the best qualities of traditional metal and nonstick cooking surfaces. Calphalon One lets you sear, sauce, and cook exactly the way you want without sticking, staining or tough clean-up.
By means of an exclusive, breakthrough anodization process, interior and exterior surfaces of the pans are infused with an advanced release polymer. Unlike nonstick coatings that simply sit on top of metal, this material actually penetrates below the surface, into the pores of the metal. The infused anodized cooking surface offers superb durability and versatility in the kitchen.
Heavy-gauge, highly conductive Calphalon One sears foods quickly and evenly. Meats and poultry brown and develop rich flavor and texture on the cookware's infused anodized surface. Browned bits on the bottom of the pan (called "fond") form readily. Calphalon One is ideal for deglazing and making pan sauces.
Use any utensils you like--including metal--when cooking with Calphalon One. The infused anodized cooking surface won't scratch or peel. Crafted from heavy-gauge aluminum, Calphalon One withstands high temperatures without warping. Pans feature flared rims for extra strength, too.
Calphalon One is ideal for virtually any kitchen and any cooking technique you can name. It's compatible with gas, electric, and ceramic stovetops and safe for use in both the oven and the broiler.
Easy, reliable release
Infused with an advanced release polymer, the Calphalon One cooking lets you control when foods release from the bottom of the pan. You'll experience considerably less sticking with Calphalon One than with traditional metal cooking surfaces--and you'll cook with more confidence.
Hot, soapy water and a dish cloth--that's all you need to keep Calphalon One sparkling clean. The infused anodized cooking surface releases foods as easily during clean-up as it does while you cook. To keep your cookware looking new, occasionally clean it with a Scotch Brite pad and Barkeeper's Friend cleanser.
Classic vessel shapes
Like the classic French cookware that inspired its shapes, Calphalon One vessels are designed to deliver optimal results with specific cooking techniques. Calphalon One is constructed from heavy-gauge aluminum and features flared rims for protection against wear and tear and to facilitate pouring. Ergonomic handles and contrasting stainless-steel covers bring both greater versatility and beautiful style to the cookware.
Triple-riveted and ergonomically balanced, the contoured handle stays comfortably cool for stovetop cooking. The stainless-steel handles are carefully balanced and proportioned to make cooking with every Calphalon One pan comfortable and convenient.
Calphalon One cookware offers stain resistance to even the toughest foods. Both interior and exterior surfaces of the cookware are infused anodized to resist staining and make cleanup even easier.
Calphalon One Infused Anodized cookware is covered by a Lifetime Warranty. Calphalon will repair or replace any item found defective in material or workmanship when put to normal household use and cared for according to instructions. Minor imperfections, surface markings as a result of shipping, and slight color variations are normal. This excludes damage from misuse or abuse, such as improper cleaning, overheating, dishwasher use, use of caustic or other unapproved cleaners, neglect, accident, alteration, fire, theft, or use in commercial establishments.
Before You Cook
Wash your new pan and cover in hot, sudsy water. Rinse and dry. Do not season your pan before using it. To enjoy optimum performance from your Calphalon cookware, keep it scrupulously clean. Any kind of oily residue on your pan can cause foods to stick.
Use a lower heat setting than you normally would. Calphalon cookware heats and cools more quickly than other cookware because it's made of heavy-gauge aluminum. It's important to use the right heat setting for the cooking method you're using. Experiment to find the right heat settings on your stove.
- High heat for boiling or reducing liquids only.
- Medium to medium-high heat for sautiing, stir frying, and frying.
- Low heat for warming food, simmering, and preparing delicate sauces.
When sautiing, stir-fryig or frying, always preheat the pan at the temperature setting you'll use to cook. Preheating provides maximum control. The pan is properly preheated when the rim is hot-to-the-touch. Do not preheat on high. For cooking techniques such as sautiing, stir frying, or preparing an omelet, preheat at medium to medium-high.
Oven & Broiler Use
Infused anodized pans can be used in the oven and under the broiler. They are designed to go from a hot broiler to a hot oven and will withstand hot temperatures without warping. Handles will become very hot in the oven or broiler. Always use a potholder or mitt.
Cleaning and Care
Do not clean Calphalon One Infused Anodized cookware in a dishwasher. Dishwasher detergents will damage the surface. Dishwasher use will void your Lifetime Warranty. Hand wash your cookware thoroughly inside and out after every use. Wash with hot, sudsy water and a dishcloth or sponge. To restore your pans to "like new" condition, wash with a green Scotch Brite pad and Bar Keeper's Friend. Pay special attention to rinsing when you use Bar Keeper's Friend; without careful rinsing, the cleaner may occasionally leave a powdery soap film.
- Do not use oven cleaners or other caustic cleaning solutions, baking soda, automatic dishwasher detergent, liquid bleach, liquid household cleaners used for walls, floors, porcelain, etc.
- Always allow your pan to cool before washing. Submerging a hot pan in water can cause irreparable warping.
- For stubborn burnt-on spots, allow your pan to cool then soak in hot, soapy water for 10 minutes. Burnt-on foods will lift off after soaking.
- To restore shine to stainless-steel covers, wash with a dish cloth or sponge and Bar Keeper's Friend.
- Because Calphalon One is hand-crafted cookware, you may notice subtle variations in the pans' finish. These "character lines" are perfectly normal--a natural result of the manufacturing process.