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The only reason I'm having to buy these pans, is because of my son-in-law. He has ruined my other pans by NOT FOLLOWING INSTRUCTIONS. These are the rules with any non-stick pan that you want to KEEP non-stick. 1) No high heat! These pans work exceedingly well at low and medium. Even pre-heating these pans on high will warp the metal and damage the non-stick coating. 2)HAND WASH ONLY! Automatic dishwasher detergents have caustic agents in them that will damage certain metals and will ruin non-stick coatings. 3) NO SPRAYS! Things like Pam have a propellent in them that will also damage the non-stick coating. 4) NO COLD WATER ON A HOT PAN! Who does that? I've seen him take a sizzling hot pan and run cold water right out of the faucet on it. Really? I'm sure that he does that to get the grease out, while the pan is still hot. But, doing so will warp the metal and ruin the non-stick coating. 5) NO METAL UTENSILS! Again, who does that? I've seen metal spoons, ladles, forks, spatulas and even KNIVES used on my pans. Don't do that. Just.....DON'T.
Calphalon brand pans are some of the best on the market and will last YEARS if they are treated with care and respect. I have a full set of Calphalon pots and pans. I am very pleased with them and have full confidence that everything I cook in them is going to turn out great. Good purchase. Five stars.
I really like this pot. So far I've done a soup, a goulash, I've even done scrambled eggs in it. It heats up nice and even, and is super easy to clean up. I love the built in strainer on the lid. It makes it so much easier to drain noodles or vegies. A great feature to have. I highly recommend this pot. I'm already looking to buy more from this line.
Just the right size for my one-person household, very easy to clean, great draining features (spout and holes in the lid). Exactly what I was looking for and reasonably priced. Would definitely recommend it! _________________ EDIT: I'm going to take one star off because the handles get really hot and I've already burnt myself twice :( Still a great pot but the scorching hot handles are a problem...
The finish on the pan probably started chipping 3 months in. The pan was always difficult to clean - never really 'non stick'. There is a layer of burnt material stuck to the bottom which I can't get off. My older non stick pan (different brand) I used for years and it never chipped. It only had a small amount of material on the edges which couldn't be removed. I only replaced it because the handle was loose.
This product has some great reviews which is why I bought it and had such high expectations.
I mainly use cast iron but wanted this for frying eggs which I do at least once a week. It was fine for a few weeks and suddenly eggs started sticking to it. It's not terrible, but considering the price and the care I put into this, I was really expecting a lot more.
Plus, it doesn't sit perfectly flat on my glass stove top, so it spins if you bump it at all like there's a small point directly in the middle.
I'm still using it making sure to keep the heat very low to prevent sticking.
There is another pair of Teflon frying pans on Amazon that I plan on purchasing in the near future because of the lackluster performance of this one. Hopefully they'll turn out better than this one.
I think it's a different non-stick technology compared to the Tfal. But other than that the pans are great, they are still non-stick, just don't expect to fry an egg with zero oil. And that's fine for me, because I know Tfal's have a lot of chemicals. I'd rather have some oil on my eggs than chemicals.
Used it once and appears to be way better in quality then what Gotham Steel makes. It;s solid and very easy to use and nothing sticks to it. If all is well in the coming months, I will add this line to my cooking collection.
This Calphalon 1.5 quarts is for hand wash only. Please see the instruction in the box attached. It is not dishwasher safe. I love the design but not sure if I will return and keep the item. I still have a few days more left to return the item. I haven’t used it yet. I always check the instruction first. One of the question and answer part, the buyer said it is dishwasher safe. That’s why I bought it, when I received the item, I checked the instruction written on the box, it is hand wash only and also indicated at the bottom of the pot. I wonder why the manufacturer didn’t indicate in the amazon for this item that it is for hand wash only or correct the buyer with the answer and question part.
Pros: Good sized (wide) pot helps make cooking curries easier. It has a heavy lid with a band which completely seals the pot when put on. This band has perforations which you can align with the snout to help drain water when cooking rice or blanching veggies. Cons: The handles heat up during cooking - not warm but hot. This is a big downside and the reason why I wouldn't recommend it.