Calphalon Contemporary Hard-Anodized Aluminum Nonstick Cookware, Shallow Sauce Pan, 2 1/2-quart, Black

Featuring a hard-anodized exterior and nonstick interior. Calphalon ContemporaryNonstick combines durability and performance with fast clean-up and easy low-fat cooking.. Heavy-gauge aluminum construction ensures even heating and is hard-anodized for durability. It also makes it dishwasher-safe. Interior includes three layers of nonstick coating – two layers provide durability and the third layer offers easy release performance. The long, brushed stainless steel handles are designed to stay cool on the stovetop. Pans and covers are also oven safe, making it ideal for finishing a gourmet dish. Shorter sides than regular sauce pans make it easier to stir risotto, sauces or gravy, stews, chowders, and soups. Tight-fitting lid locks in moisture and flavor. The nonstick surface means you can cook healthier using less fat, with effortless cleanup. Comes with Calphalon’s full lifetime warranty.

Product Features

  • Heavy-gauge aluminum construction ensures even heating and is hard-anodized for durability. It also makes it dishwasher-safe.
  • Interior includes three layers of nonstick coating – two layers provide durability and the third layer offers easy release performance.
  • The long, brushed stainless steel handles are designed to stay cool on the stovetop. Pans and covers are also oven safe, making it ideal for finishing a gourmet dish.
  • Shorter sides than regular sauce pans make it easier to stir risotto, sauces or gravy, stews, chowders, and soups. Tight-fitting lid locks in moisture and flavor.
  • The nonstick surface means you can cook healthier using less fat, with effortless cleanup. Comes with Calphalon’s full lifetime warranty.

2 thoughts on “Calphalon Contemporary Hard-Anodized Aluminum Nonstick Cookware, Shallow Sauce Pan, 2 1/2-quart, Black

  1. Gwen

    PERFECT! The last thing in the world I need is another Calphalon pan but I couldn’t help myself. Even though I am right-handed (or am I?), I always hold the pan in my left hand to pour. Well, that presents a problem when the spout is on the opposite side of the pan, specifically the little Calphalon butter warmer which I rarely use because of that very flaw. This much bigger pan with a wonderful lid with air holes, allows you to pour and drain without losing any food. I absolutely love it. The size is close to ideal for just about everything. I had to have it so I just moved an old 4-qt pan else where to make room for this one.Update 4-15-14: The lid also fits on a 3-qt Calphalon Contemporary Pot that I have. Love it!Update 4-3-15: And it’s dishwasher safe. I’ve just used it – again – and again- I had to come back and check to make sure it’s safe to put in dishwasher (some newer are and the older ones are not).

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  2. Scott Muller

    Serious durability issues I initially purchased this pan based on an America’s Test Kitchen recommendation, however after only nine months of relatively light use it is clear that the exterior hard anodizing is not at all durable. The anodizing has been completely worn away in a ring on the bottom and the bare aluminum is dissolving away more and more every time I wash it. I followed all the use and care instructions, cooking at medium heat or lower and washing in the dishwasher as recommended. I plan to send this pan in for a warranty replacement and I will avoid washing the replacement in the dishwasher, which is very disappointing as that was one of the reasons I decided to purchase this pan.

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