Rated 4 out of 5Â by mjm8700 Great for grilled cheese
This pan is very heavy, which is great for cooking but a bit hard on my wrists. I have used this pan to make grilled cheese on both regular bread, and on rolls. It works great! Heat is evenly distributed for even browning. I put the lid on while the bread is browning, and the chease is melted by the time both sides are golden brown. No need to flip constantly! I also made stirfry rice, which turned out well, though the egg did stick a bit to the bottom, it came off easily when washed.
My only complaint is the handle on the lid gets very hot. I am used to pots and pans with stay-cool lid handles, and wish they had included that feature
Rated 5 out of 5Â by mamahawk Favorite for Frying
AWESOME! That is the best description for this product. I used this pan to fry cubed steaks and make gravy for the mashed potatoes I also made in it. I love having that second handle to help me move it when full of food, without straining my wrist.
My daughter made fried okra in it the next night. We were both amazed at how little grease splatter we had when frying! It was as close to non-splatter as I think you could get while southern frying okra.
LOVE the non-stick and deep sides. The clear lid fits well and is nice and heavy too. Clean up was literally a breeze! SO EASY!!
This was my first experience with Calphalon and I must say I'm in love with it!
Rated 5 out of 5Â by justkimberly super easy clean up fru fru 1 pot dinner!!
When I first looked at this pan, Ithought that it wouldn't be big enough for a family meal, but it surprisingly made a nice one pot meal. I didn't need to clean up multiple pans. I was really surprised at how nicely I was able to brown chicken in it too! I made a deliciously Lemon curry chicken that I browned on the stove top and finished it in the oven at 375 degrees. It turned out moist and fall off the bone while retaining the color of the vegetables. I like that the pan is so easy to clean too. The design also complements my modern kitchen.
My only con- the sides of the pan are high enough, but I still had splattering when I browned my chicken.
Rated 5 out of 5Â by mar4JC Heavy Duty and Versatile
This deep pan is great for sauteing meats, but is also wonderful for sauce based dishes and steaming greens as well. I have left things on the stove for longer than intended and the pan cooked things evenly without burning. Clean up is a cinch as well and even stuck on spaghetti with sauce and chicken came off easily.
The lid also fits my other Calphalon pan, even though it is a more economical model. The glass lid allows me to watch what's cooking without lifting the lid prematurely and keeps spatters under control. The pan and the lid are heavy and work well. Overall, I am very happy with this product.