Rated 5 out of 5Â by joseph l. use of stainless again
I love getting back into a quality pan for cooking again. I have worked in resturants in the past, but have not invested in a nice cooking set til now. The 5qt. saute pan was the first to try in the set. The heating for the pan is perfect and the food comes out awesome. Yes, if you are a beginner then you may have some sticking issues or some discomfort with using stainless, but with the even heating of this set it sure makes it easy. The cost is more then fair for the quality of the product. We are so happy that I went out this weekend to the outlet store and purchased the 11 piece set of the tri-ply to go along with the two pieces we have.
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Chrissie Cooks Great!
I decided to try and convert fom using nonstick to stainless steel once again. Without a doubt, Caphalon was on top of my list. After watching a video about proper care & cooking, my beginning sceptism turned into a positive ending. It cooks very evenly is what is noticable. Since I am a"fond" lover to begin with, I can honestly say that I have been missing out on the intense flavors that I have found since I began cooking with my new stainless steel saute pan. The best tip I learned was after the pan is empty, put hot water into it, return it to the warm burner & allow it to sit. Makes cleaning it easier~
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Amateur Chef Wannabe Workhorse plan
I picked this pan up and have put it through the wringer. I made stuffed chicken breast which I seared both sides on the stove top. Then I placed this pan in the oven at 375 degrees for 10-12 minutes. Then I removed the chicken and returned it to the stove top to make a pan sauce. I have done this several times now and have been very happy with the result. No warping and cleanup was very easy. Although I know it is dishwasher safe, I prefer to hand wash since cleanup is so easy. Also, I want it to never lose it's shine. People comment that it looks like I don't use my stainless steel Calphalon cookware since they look brand new. Trust me, I definitely give them a workout. As an amateur cook I'll declare they probably get more abuse since I don't know what I'm doing. Everything I cook now turns out better and much more consistent due to the pan maintaining an even heat which allows you to cook at a lower heat than cheaper pans. I use dishwashing liquid initially, then use bar keepers friend for the shine. Then I dry and buff lightly with a paper towel.
Rated 5 out of 5Â by RogerMaslow Great for searing!
I had this as part of a large I purchased several years ago and it was used repeatedly for searing steaks and seafood. Sear the steaks, pop in the oven, pull out steak to rest, and sear your seafood. That easy. I'll be buying this again as it's large enough to do two t-bones simultaneously and it's great to cook whatever else you wish; also found it to be a great pan to cook meatballs and sauce in (easy to deglaze). I'm hoping the warping issue may be as simple as a bad batch of the alloy used in making some of stainless versus a design flaw.