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Love this line of pans. We have 3 others. Heavy! But I'd rather have durability over lighter weight. Very easy to clean and the handle does not get hot as a reviewer mentioned. Maybe if you are using multiple burners and one of those burners is under the handle, then yes, it'll get hot, but thats user error.
Also, the coat wearing away is unusual and should be exchanged for a new one. As I mentioned, I have 4 of these pans and no issues with the coating scratching/peeling off. Sounds again like user error or maybe its because we treat our pans well. Hand wash only, soft scrub pad for cleaning (because you never need anything rougher, nothing sticks) and only wood and silicone utensils... no metal. Its just common sense, you will eventually scratch through a surface if you use something abrasive like scotch green pad or metal utensil - who cares how its advertised, its physics.
Anyways, the main reason for this review is to point out an annoying design flaw to the lid of the 2QT pan. The design for the underside edge has a small lip, and on the inside of that lip water gets trapped. This is just poor design because instead of being able to hand dry, I have to wait at least a day for it to dry up on the drying rack. I contacted Calphalon about this and unfortunately Calphalon uses outsourced customer service so there was little chance of me getting some answers. They did send me a replacement lid, same issue, but now I just alternate lids, yes its silly but I can't return it and I don't think they make a different type of glass lid. See picture for reference.
After my 40 year old, one-quart copper bottomed sauce pan not only lost its copper base, but its handle, finding a replacement to make my morning oatmeal became an obsession. First, one-quart sauce pans are not that common, but the Calphalon Signature Hard-Anodized Nonstick 1-Quart Sauce Pan fit the bill. The keep cool cover and handle, along with the weight of the pan, feels good in a cook's hand, and the non stick surface is obviously easy to clean. My one and only complaint is that the pan, when sitting on the stove's grates, topple unless placed in just the right location. The pan doesn't seem balanced, or perhaps my stove grates are a bit too wide to accommodate the width of a one-quart pan? I didn't experience that problem with my old pan, so I tend to think the problem lies in the balance and weight of the pan.
I've been a long time Calphalon user, and even with this problem, I would buy this sauce pan again - in fact I did. I bought a second one. I use the first one for just my morning oatmeal, and the other for veggies and sauces.
This 1qt. pan is a tribute to Calphalon quality. The heat distribution is great and the non-stick coating works flawlessly. Only one problem, the silver metal handle is quite sharp at the tip. If you grab the pot without a glove, the sharp tip of the handle can dig into the palm of your hand. If you are an older person, this can cause a bruise. Suggest using a routine kitchen glove when handling this otherwise excellent pan.
This pot does a good job of heating and cooking food. There are two minor problems, however. The pot has a high center of gravity and is easy to tip over when the pot is empty. Also, the handle is all metal, and the inside edge of the handle is hot to the touch after cooking. The handle needs a protective heat-absorbing insulated cover.
i qt size does not cover all the electric stove's heating coil. Altho' the perfect size for a lot of small or quick cooking jobs, it is not safe nor comfortable when hand stirring the pot. I have owned the 1 1/2 qt, same pot, which is the perfect size for covering the whole burner safely. B'cz this composition conducts heat so fast & hot, do not leave unattended, or bring to a boil, for example, cover & turn off, or simmer at lowest setting.
Over time, it does start to have spots on the bottom part that looks like a black marker--it won't come off. Also some sticky stuff (maybe glue) near the handle--it too won't come off. The nonstick is still great- if you keep maintaining it, it'll last longer. It's a versatile pan. From all different types of dishes even from stove top to oven. It can scratch, so use common sense. For me the size is perfect but at times I do want a smaller size.
I love this pan and use it every day. I bought it as a replacement for a similar Calphalon pan that warped and I returned to the manufacturer. Unfortunately, they have not (yet) honored the warranty on the old pan and it appears the new pan is starting to warp as well. Will see what happens...
I've been using Calphalon for years, in its various design iterations. This pan is solid, but not too heavy. Non-stick coating is slick and seems durable. Lid seal is tight, to the point that condensation builds up on glass lid and obscures view into the pot.