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HN-CLN032 Calphalon

Calphalon Contemporary Stainless Steel 8 Piece Cookware Set

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Calphalon  Contemporary Stainless Steel 8 Piece Cookware Set

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# of Pieces
8
Brand
Calphalon
Collection
Calphalon Contemporary
Color
Silver
Component
Yes Lids Included
Dishwasher Safe
Yes
Features
Dishwasher Safe
International Shipping
Canada
Material
Stainless Steel
Non Stick Coating
No
Warranty
Lifetime Manufacturers Warranty

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All products are delivered fully assembled.

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  • Brushed stainless steel exteriors and handles
  • Aluminum cores
  • Stainless steel interiors
  • Dishwasher-safe
  • Lifetime warranty
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Calphalon Contemporary Stainless Steel 8 Piece Cookware Set
 
4.4

(based on 17 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (9)

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    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

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    (1)

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88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great choice!

If your goal is to get away from potentially harmful nonstick cookware and you've come to a point where you'd like to invest in higher end cookware, I would highly recommend Calphalon. I spent...Read complete review

If your goal is to get away from potentially harmful nonstick cookware and you've come to a point where you'd like to invest in higher end cookware, I would highly recommend Calphalon. I spent MONTHS researching stainless steel cookware sets (All Clad, Viking, Cuisinart, even copper like M'auviel, and waterless cookware) and Calphalon is continuously rated alongside allegedly higher-end cookware by consumer reports and countless independent reviews by chef magazines. It was easy to see why when I received this set. The quality is phenomenal and the price doesn't send you into a buyer's remorse tailspin. The weight of the pieces are sturdy but not too heavy to work with ( like All Clad where you can barely pick-up a sauté pan).  This was my first time using a nonstick surface. I read about treating the pans with peanut oil first, but instead opted to cook with butter the first few nights until I felt more comfortable. I've been able to use healthier, nonstick sprays with no problem at all. I cook on an electric range. It's important to understand that stainless steel has a lot more conductivity so I haven't needed to go above 5 on the range heat (except when I boiled water in the stock pot). Also, these clean-up exceptionally well and are dishwasher safe. My only complaint is a gripe on the whole cookware industry itself; with a set like this, can't you just INCLUDE the 12" frying pan?! I mean, c'mon, I have no problem paying a little extra for it without having to go up to a 12 or 14 piece set which has a bunch of stuff I don't need that will only make my kitchen look cluttered (a spatula is not a "piece"!). SO.... I have to buy the 12" separately. Overall, get Calphalon, you won't regret it.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Looks aren't everything

I have been a dedicated Calphalon fanfor more than 25 years, having grown up with it and then becoming an exclusive owner of Calphalon cookware since registering for and receiving many pieces when I...Read complete review

I have been a dedicated Calphalon fanfor more than 25 years, having grown up with it and then becoming an exclusive owner of Calphalon cookware since registering for and receiving many pieces when I got married. Up until recently, we had just 4 pots and pans from the Anodized line and a wok from the Nonstick line but used these for all of our cooking needs. When we received the Contemporary Stainless set as a gift recently, we promptly put our other cookware into storage and began using these exclusively. We do not have an all SS kitchen but if we did, this set would be a beauty. HOWEVER, looks aren't everything. Here are the pros and cons we've discovered so far-- CONS: cumbersome to store, do not stack or nestle easily together; handle on glass lids get very hot during cooking; food sticks even with use of oil or cooking spray; handles feel less comfortable than Anodized set and of slightly lower quality. PROS: attractive, sleek, contemporary; heats quickly; seems to cook evenly; can go straight from stove-top to oven; cleans up easily (even with very stuck on food); love the ability to view food through glass covers. In short, I would be hesitant to recommend this line to a friend but will continue to be a loyal and devoted Calphalon family. Perhaps we just have to adjust our cooking style as we learn the different facets of the Calphalon family.

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5.0

Going On 7 Years and Counting

By jbee

from Charlotte, NC

Comments about Calphalon Contemporary Stainless Steel 8 Piece Cookware Set:

After one of my friends raved about the quality of Calphalon, I had to see for myself. Once I did, I was hooked and still am! This is the exact set I purchased in Jan 07 and couldn't be happier with the performance, looks and quality of this stainless cookware. Honestly, it looks as good today as it did the day I received it. This set will last a lifetime and then some. 

 
4.0

love the weight and cookng but...

By meez87

from Ottawa, ON, Canada

Comments about Calphalon Contemporary Stainless Steel 8 Piece Cookware Set:

I love my calphalon pans. I enjoy heavy pans and the stainless interior features for easy cleaning. One thing I do complain about from time to time are the hot handles. I have a gas stove and sometimes I forget how fast the heat transfers to the handles such that I wish my handles were protected in a format that would not lead to burning hands. In the end, I still love them!

 
5.0

Great choice!

By LeslieKC

from KC, MO

Comments about Calphalon Contemporary Stainless Steel 8 Piece Cookware Set:

If your goal is to get away from potentially harmful nonstick cookware and you've come to a point where you'd like to invest in higher end cookware, I would highly recommend Calphalon. I spent MONTHS researching stainless steel cookware sets (All Clad, Viking, Cuisinart, even copper like M'auviel, and waterless cookware) and Calphalon is continuously rated alongside allegedly higher-end cookware by consumer reports and countless independent reviews by chef magazines. It was easy to see why when I received this set. The quality is phenomenal and the price doesn't send you into a buyer's remorse tailspin. The weight of the pieces are sturdy but not too heavy to work with ( like All Clad where you can barely pick-up a sauté pan).  This was my first time using a nonstick surface. I read about treating the pans with peanut oil first, but instead opted to cook with butter the first few nights until I felt more comfortable. I've been able to use healthier, nonstick sprays with no problem at all. I cook on an electric range. It's important to understand that stainless steel has a lot more conductivity so I haven't needed to go above 5 on the range heat (except when I boiled water in the stock pot). Also, these clean-up exceptionally well and are dishwasher safe. My only complaint is a gripe on the whole cookware industry itself; with a set like this, can't you just INCLUDE the 12" frying pan?! I mean, c'mon, I have no problem paying a little extra for it without having to go up to a 12 or 14 piece set which has a bunch of stuff I don't need that will only make my kitchen look cluttered (a spatula is not a "piece"!). SO.... I have to buy the 12" separately. Overall, get Calphalon, you won't regret it.

 
5.0

Does Everything

By DaveTX

from Dallas, TX

Comments about Calphalon Contemporary Stainless Steel 8 Piece Cookware Set:

This is a great set because of its diversity. It covers any pot or pan you would need in your kitchen. And cooks great--I love making carmelized onions till they just start to brown on the perfect stainless steel.

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5.0

Elegant Cookware Creates Delicious Foods

By joscelynrc

from Clermont, FL

Comments about Calphalon Contemporary Stainless Steel 8 Piece Cookware Set:

Calphalon Contemporary Stainless 8 Piece Set is a beautiful set of cookware. From the brushed stainless steel design to the curved handles, this set is stunning to look at. The set will blend nicely with any kitchen decor. The curved handles remain at a comfortable "burn-free" level without increasing in temperature as the food cooks. The glass covers allow for easy viewing of food without having to lift the covers off of the cookware. The stainless steel design is surprisingly light and not heavy to carry from stove to countertop. The stainless steel model is enhanced by the tri-ply performance which allows even heating for all foods. Even heating provides accurate cooking temperatures which will assist any cook in creating a delicious meal. This cookware is a great choice for families, even during these difficult economic times. This set is durable, sturdy, and has a lifetime warranty. Families can not afford to keep paying for items that will break or destory after few usage. The Calphalon Contemporary Stainless 8 Piece Set is a wise investment that will produce many years of return.

 
5.0

A Necessity for your Kitchen

By bridemimi

from Philly Suburbs

Comments about Calphalon Contemporary Stainless Steel 8 Piece Cookware Set:

I really enjoy this cookware - not only does it cook well, but its simple and clean design just makes me feel better when I'm cooking. I'm very happy cooking meals for my family on this set, especially knowing that there are no chemicals from nonstick cookware being trasferred to their food. Everything heats up quickly, and I have had success in everything I have cooked so far! The clear lids fit nicely and allow me to check on whatever it is I'm cooking without picking up the lids over and over. I have shyed away from recipes in the past that go from stove to oven, but now I don't have to with this set - hooray!

 
3.0

Sturdy with great conduction

By McD

from MN

Comments about Calphalon Contemporary Stainless Steel 8 Piece Cookware Set:

We really like this cookware for it's sturdy construction and excellent heat conduction. We have a glass electric cooktop and our previous pans didn't have flat bottoms and they wobbled on the cooktop and took a long time to heat up. These are much better! I also really like the see through lids. I wasn't sure at first about the size of the two included sauce pans - 1.5 qt and 3 qt. I usually used a 2 qt pan for most things. But so far I've used the 1.5 qt and it has been sufficient. What I don't like is the curved shape - especially of the stock pot. These were a gift and I'm not sure I would have chosen this design. They seem to function well and clean up well but the stock pot doesn't stack well with my other ones in the cupboard!

 
5.0

A GREAT SET!!!

By calimomof2wins

from Southern California

Comments about Calphalon Contemporary Stainless Steel 8 Piece Cookware Set:

I don't know how I got so lucky to receive an 8-piece stainless set, but I am glad I did. Up until now I've been cooking in cheap quality non-stick pans. What a difference these pans make! While I've had to adjust my cooking habits a little (no more tapping spoon on the side of the pan, no more cooking on "high," and a little more care during cleanup).....it is definitely worth it. These pans heat quickly and perfectly evenly every time - I never have to turn my burner above medium. Not to mention, they are beautiful and ergonomically easy to handle. Also, the way the handle joins to the pan (with a Y construction) ensures that it is a very solid join but conducts little heat, so the handle remains cool. I can't wait to try some new dishes in my new stainless set! Thank you Calphalon!

 
4.0

Almost Perfect

By Anonymous

from Villa Hills KY

Comments about Calphalon Contemporary Stainless Steel 8 Piece Cookware Set:

I love the Contemporary Stainless set! My old cookware was a 15 year old wedding gift and I was starting to look around for new cookware. I was used to cooking with stainless but this set holds and conducts heat so well. I am so pleased with the "look" of this set. I am enjoying the see through lids which I didn't have with my Revereware. The sizes in this set are just right for my kitchen. I got rid of everything except my colander insert which fits the stock pot. I would give the set 5 stars but I have some concerns about staining. I 've made tea in my sauce pans and had to scrub and soak to get the ring off the pan. Spaghetti sauce was the same. I am thinking about purchasing the lasagna pan and 3 Qt saute pan!

 
4.0

Beautiful...until you wash it

By edackson

from Tampa, FL

Comments about Calphalon Contemporary Stainless Steel 8 Piece Cookware Set:

I have always adored Calphalon products, but my previous purchases have always been nonstick. These are my first stainless pans, so perhaps I am just in need of some kind of specialty washing tools or cleaners, but after one use, some of these pans look dreadful, with a brown sheen on the bottom of the pans that won't come off. On the plus side, though, these pans have cooked beautifully. I've made scrambled eggs, sauteed chicken breasts, cooked pasta and pasta sauce, and I've been pleased with how quickly the pans heated up and how well they distributed heat. I just wish they cleaned up a little better!

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