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The pan itself conducts heat nicely. The bad review is because the product description clearly states that you can use any utensil and the surface won't scratch. That is false. On its first use, I used a metal spatula and indeed it is completely scratched. What a bummer.
Bought this 1qt sauce pan to replace an old reliable Calphalon sauce pan from years ago. This current version is taller and narrower than the original - and if you don't balance or support it just so - it tips over on the burner. A kind of dumb design flaw that shouldn't have been let out the door. And to update after a few months use - it's an absolutely stupid design - guaranteed to tip and turn a simple co0ooking job into a precarious balancing act with hot liquids.
I was shocked that this pot will not sit properly on the stove but leans toward the handle. I had already disposed of the box or I would have returned it. I do not think it is safe to use. IT SHOULD HAVE ZERO STARS.
This is a cute little saucepan, well made and does the job. However I would never have bought it had I known these two things. 1. When you’re ready to use it and you set it on the counter or on the stove, it falls over! Very inconvenient when you have things in your hand and trying to keep it upright! 2. The worst thing about this pan is that the handle on the lid gets hot, hot, hot!!! I burnt my hand pretty bad twice because the handle was fire hot! I was used to my old pot where the handle did NOT get hot. Why would anyone design a pot lid that can potentially cause burns?!?! If I could return it I would!
The depth of the pan is not an accurate description, making the pan not very useful. Be aware of the return policy! If you should want to return the item, it will cost $29.99. I paid $58.00 for the pan and by returning the product, I will have lost half of the purchase price. A side note my pan also has a small scratch in the pan. Lesson learned!!!!
The saucepan worked very well for several months with only gentle hand washing with a sponge, and plastic or wood utensil use when cooking. The bottom finish now is flaking off. Calphalon requires owners to pay return shipping, and then THEY determine if they'll replace it or not. Never buying this brand again.
I recently purchased the Calphalon 1qt pot after previously having a positive experience with the 1.5qt pot of the same brand. Even though the 1qt pot is significantly more expensive, the quality seems to be lower. After using this pot only a handful of times, the nonstick coating started to peel off which made the pot unusable. Unlike the other reviewer, I didn't use any metal utensils in this pot and only used wood ones. I washed it similar to how I washed the 1.5qt one: with dish soap, warm water, and a soft sponge. Very disappointed.
Worst P.O.S. you can buy. If you don’t want to ingest the metal coating, don’t buy this. I bought one was sent with chips of the nonstick lining missing. Returned it. Got one that looked fine, but after 2 uses the lining is disappearing.