Calphalon One Infused Anodized 2-1/2-Quart Saucepan with Lid
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- 2-1/2-quart saucepan combines qualities of traditional metal and nonstick cooking surfaces
- Advanced release polymer penetrates pores of metal so that food sears and releases easily
- Stain resistant; compatible with gas, electric, ceramic stovetops; safe in oven and broiler
- Brushed stainless lid; stainless-steel ergonomic handle stays cool; made in USA
- Safe with metal, wood, and plastic utensils; measures 7-by-3-7/8 inches; lifetime warranty
Top Customer Reviews
Three years ago my husband and moved to the country, and we now have well water. The hard anodized stock pots quickly began to wear down (the frying pans have been fine). There became a distinct difference between where the water sits in the pan and where the pan is dry - with the bottom half of the pan looking as if the entire coating had worn away.
So, after a year of looking at my stock pots, and worrying that we were now cooking on raw aluminum, I bought two stock pots from the One series.
I have been very disappointed with the results. Although I did not mind the One design or construction, I am again looking at two-toned pots with a nearly white bottom half where liquid sits and the normal block top half. After trying some different cleaning agents to see if perhaps there were simply deposits on the pots, I have concluded that the pots' coating has worn away. You can actually feel a slight rise where the coating is and an indent where the coating has disappeared. Who knows that I'm now cooking on, and what we've ingested.
I am now faced with having to replace these pots again. I'm not sure what to try next - but for those of you who have hard well water, don't bother with the pots.
The gage of thickness on this particular pan doesn't seem to be as thick as on my original anodized Calphalon.
This new Calphalon One line anodized coating seems to be more slick than the older version of this pan. It remains to be seen how well it stands up to normal use. It is definately slicker than the old anodized commerical line.
The majority of my Calphalon is the original Toledo Commmerical Cookware -- before they even changed the name to Calphalon. And its held up for years and years. Just don't scour the insides of it too hard when you clean it and don't put it into the dishwasher.
By the way, I own a couple pieces of the Calphalon non-stick and I hate it! You can't sear or brown anything it it. It's pointless to pay that kind of money for non-stick cookware. Just go to your local Walmart and buy cheap no-name non-stick if you want some non-stick cookware. Don't waste your money on the Calphalon brand. It's still the same non-stick coating that scratches and wear off like all the others.
Just a few points before you make your purchase decision:
1) It's NOT non-stick - it's low stick. And because it's not non-stick, I am able to deglaze. (Note: There is another Calphalon One with non-stick in the market though.)
2) Clean up is so easy - Just soak the pans in hot soapy water for 15-30 mins and the food will just come off. Then clean it as usual.
3) If the food still sticks to the surface, use "Bar Keeper's Friend." This little white powdery thing just ROCKS! I can't believe I let myself endure those "rainbow" stains on the stainless steel cover for so many years! For $1.99, it solves the problem beautifully!!!
Added on June 15, 2009: After 3 years, I sold all my Calphalon One and got everything in All Clad, particularly the LTD line. The LTD line has a dark finish, so it doesn't really show normal wear and tear easily.
In fact, both pans are of quality, however, my Calphalon One for some reason got some stains that I am unable to remove, even with Bar Keepers' Friend. Also, Williams Sonoma discontinued selling Calphalon One - Nonstick version this April and the anodized version with the steel cover about 1-2 years ago.
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