Calphalon Cookware: From A to Z

Everything you always wanted to know about Calphalon cookware but were afraid to ask. Given the popularity of Calphalon cookware and since not one single webpage or blog post has complete information on the whole line of Calphalon  I have decided to blog about it. Calphalon is a well known made in America line of cookware that, in my humble opinion, is second only to All Clad. The original company was called the Commercial Aluminum Cookware Company and in 1968 they developed the method of treating raw aluminum called hard-anodizing and  Commercial Aluminum was the first company to apply this technology to cookware. Originally, hard anodized aluminum was only available to the restaurant industry but in 1975, a line of cookware was introduced to the general public. A few years lated, a nonstick finish was developed and this is when “Calphalon” became a brand name. Nowadays Calphalon has several product lines and it has become a household name, but deciding which Calphalon product to buy can be a nightmare. In order to make matters easy, I have made a list of all their cookware products and categorized them by material. You won’t find another guide like this anywhere else on the Internet.

Hard Anodized Aluminum all with nonstick interiors Specifications Features
Calphalon Unison Nonstick

Material : Heavy-gauge Hard Anodized Aluminum

Cover : Tempered Glass

Handle : Cast, brushed stainless-steel

The nonstick cookware that releases and browns food. Slide Nonstick surface releases foods effortlessly, essential great for eggs, omelets etc. And a specially textured Sear Nonstick surface seals in flavor when browning
Calphalon One Infused Anodized (discontinued)
Calphalon One Infused Cookware
Material : Heavy-gauge infused anodized aluminum Cover : Brushed Stainless Steel Handle : Stainless-steel Heavy-gauge, highly conductive Calphalon One Infused Anodized sears food quickly and evenly. Infused with an advanced release polymer, the Calphalon One cooking surface not only sears food perfectly – it also lets you control when foods release from the bottom of the pan. Easy to clean: hot, soapy water and a dish cloth –that’s generally all you need The infused anodized cooking surface releases food as easily during clean-up as it does while you cook. Deglazes beautifully.Handles stay comfortably cool during stovetop cooking. Gas, Electric, Electric Rings, Halogen, Glass Ceramic Lifetime Warranty

This product has been discontinued

Calphalon Contemporary Nonstick
Calphalon contemporary nonstick
Material : Hard anodized aluminum exterior; with 3 layers of proprietary nonstick coating on the interior Cover : Tempered Glass Handle : Cast stainless-steel Featuring a hard-anodized exterior and nonstick interior. Versatile vessel shapes that accommodates several different cooking techniques. Long handles that stay cool on the stovetop for hours of comfortable cooking. Sparkling glass-and-stainless covers give you a clear view of simmering soups and sauces, too
Calphalon Contemporary Bronze Nonstick (NEW!!)
Material : Bronze Hard anodized aluminum exterior with a durable nonstick coating interior. Cover : Tempered glass Handle : Textured, oven-safe silicone Mirror polished long, stay-cool handles. This elegant bronze color is not a surface coating, it is a bronze anodized exterior what will last a lifetime. Interior: nonstick coating; cooks with little to no oils or fats; effortless food release; non-reactive cooking surface; safe for use with nylon, coated or wooden utensils; oven safe to 450-Degree f/230-Degree. Absolutely beautiful. Be the first to own it!Check the price here
Simply Calphalon Nonstick (their most affordable product)
Simply Calphalon nonstick
Material : Polished stainless steel exterior; with a stainless steel interior. Cover : Tempered glass Handle : Contoured, cast stainless steel with silicone One word: Affordable Everything that counts in cookware; delicious results, good looks, easy clean-up, durability is built right into it
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Stainless Steel Specifications Features
Tri-Ply Stainless Steel (Recommended)
Calphalon Try Ply Stainless Steel Cookware

Material : Polished stainless steel exterior with satin stainless steel

Cover : Tempered glass

Handle : Cast stainless steel

This cookware offers professional-quality performance Unique 3-ply construction combines heavy-gauge aluminum core and stainless steel to provide quick, even heating and brilliant good looks Satin-finish interior maintains its good looks through years of use 100% dishwasher safe Cast, handles stay cool on the stovetop, ergonomically designed for comfortable grip and easy lifting. Stainless steel rivets Tempered glass domed covers let you monitor cooking progress

RECOMMENDED

Calphalon Contemporary Stainless
Calphalon Contmporary Stainless Steel Cookware
Material : Brushed Stainless Steel Cover : Tempered Glass Handle : Cast stainless-steel Sleek Curved Vessel. Extremely good looking (hard to resist) Tri-Ply Performance. Full aluminum core for superb conductivity and even heating. Dishwasher Safe. Fast, easy clean-up. Stay-Cool Handles. Tempered Glass Covers for see through convenience Beautiful, Brushed Stainless Exterior Lifetime Warranty
Calphalon CS NonstickExcept for the griddle pan, mos ot this product has been discontinued. Please see above.
Calphalon CS Nonstick Cookware
Material : Brushed stainless-steel exterior with a proprietary nonstick interior. Cover : Tempered Glass Handle : Cast stainless-steel with a brushed finish Sleek curved vessels for stunning contemporary style. Beautiful, brushed stainless exterior. Features tri-ply construction with a full aluminum core, for superb conductivity and even heating. Durable nonstick coating Dishwasher safe; quick and easy hand-washing Stay cool handles Tempered glass covers Lifetime Warranty
Simply Calphalon Stainless
Simply Calphalon Stainless
Material : Polished stainless steel exterior; with a stainless steel interior. Cover : Tempered glass Handle : Contoured, cast stainless steel with silicone Affordable but not recommended. Stainless steel interior and exterior surfaces Aluminum core bottom for even heating Domed glass covers make it easy to monitor foods while they cook 100% dishwasher safe
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Calphalon Enamel Specifications Features
Simply Calphalon Enamel (no longer available)
Simply Calphalon Enamel
Material : Enamel Cover : Tempered Glass
Copper
Try-ply Copper
Calphalon Try Ply Copper Cookware
Material : Brushed stainless-steel exterior with a proprietary nonstick interior. Cover : Tempered Glass Handle : Cast stainless-steel with a brushed finish Copper exterior and aluminum inner core combine for superior conductivity and precise cooking control. Non-reactive stainless steel interior offers the reflective cooking surface many chefs prefer. It’s brushed to maintain its like new appearance through years of daily use. Brushed copper exterior complements both traditional and contemporary decor Precision fit stainless steel covers seal in heat and moisture. Flared rims are more durable; make pouring neat and easy. Oven and broiler safe for maximum versatility in the kitchen.

Calphalon is sold at retailers such as Macy’s and Bed Bath and Beyond but the choices are limited and the prices are not the best. The best bargains selections are found online. Here are my choices:

Where To Buy    
Wayfair.com Free Shipping, Coupons, special gifts RECOMMENDED
Amazon.com Free shipping on orders $25 and over  
  Low prices. Special Offers

2 Comments

  1. bob ballantyne
    Posted November 6, 2010 at 4:58 PM | Permalink

    you are missing the original simply calphalon product line.

  2. J. Vig
    Posted November 13, 2013 at 7:42 PM | Permalink

    Why is the Simply Calphalon Stainless “not recommended”?

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