Calphalon Hard-Anodized Cookware Set - 2 Styles

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Calphalon Hard-Anodized Cookware Set - 2 Styles
Price: $109.99 - 139.99
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4.8 Stars on the 12 pc. set over at Walmart

Do they work on induction tops

Heavy-gauge aluminum construction ensures even heating and is hard-anodized for durability

I’m going to say no, due to the aluminum.

Different set/source but the same construction.

Suitable for use on most stove types, except induction

http://www.bedbathandbeyond.com/1/1/352507-calphalon-commercial-hard-anodized-13-piece-cookware-set.html

Are these dishwasher safe?

Aluminum will oxidize in the dishwasher and you will end up with a non-removable (mostly) grey film on the outside of the pans. The pans are still totally useable but ugly and if you dry them with a dish towel - well- lets just say - use a black or at least dark color towel. Long story short - it is one heck of a lot easier to hand wash these than it is to try to get the oxidation off.

Not sure if it’s the same set, but I have the Simply Calphalon Hard-Anodized Cookware. It’s non-stick, but not like Teflon in that nothing flakes off. Everything I’ve read says that no aluminum leaches into the food. (which is a debatable subject with aluminum cookware, anyway)

I have always washed them by hand. Never in dishwasher, but only because I have never had good experiences with dishwasher and pots & pans.

Tomato sauces have not been a problem. I’ve had the set for years and have yet to have any staining.

I bought my set years ago from Bed, Bath & Beyond with a coupon and I think I spent more than this.

If this is–NOT— The non stick set then it is an awesome set, been using it 15 years… Not crazy about the glass tops, seems cheap to me, and if you brake one, good luck buying another. NOTHING SEEMS TO STICK TO THE HARD SURFACE.

I bought a set two years ago. The pans are excellent for cooking, and the insides still look like new. The outside is a different story. One mistaken trip in the dishwasher for a couple of the most used pans and the outside turned to a really poor imitation of military camouflage. Easy to clean by hand, but sure wish the “no dishwasher” warning had been in big, bold, idiot proof lettering.

No non-stick pans should ever be put in a dishwasher.

Can anyone explain why that is? Why is handwashing preferable from a chemistry perspective? What’s the difference?

Calphalon is the only cookware we buy. I’ve had this and similar sets for 20+ years and they last a LONG time.

I don’t recommend putting these in the oven since the handles are plastic. Calphalon also sells a non-plastic-handle set so you can move items from the stove to the oven as needed (great method for steaks).

BTW the coating won’t flake off.

I run my through the dishwasher all the time! Had this set your at least 10 years! The reason it is not recommended is that the surface needs to be ‘seasoned’ with oil at a high temp. The dishwasher removes this seasoning. Repeated machine washing DOES NOT harm the surface!

IMHO this is a heck of a buy!

It drives me nuts…This is very nice cookware except for one thing…

Cooks move these from the stove top to the oven…

And these handles have like a 350 degree limit…

Have you ever heard of “broil”…

I have gone with a little more expensive stainless steel handle units that have a slighter better bottom construction for better heat distribution also…

Great cookware…just not perfect…

Dishwasher detergents are abrasive - that’s how they clean. Over time, this can scratch surfaces of cookware, dull knives, etc.

The 12 piece picture shows a steamer insert for the 4-qt sauce pan and no lid for the 1qt, but the description has no steamer and a 1qt lid. Which is it?

This is my question as well.

Looks like Calphalon make to many different sets, however, JCPenny has a 10pc for $99 plus 25% off today at
http://www.jcpenney.com/cooks-10-pc-classic-dishwasher-safe-hard-anodized-nonstick-cookware-set/prod.jump?ppId=pp5004890044&selectedSKUId=78203050018&selectedLotId=7820305&fromBag=true&quantity=1&cm_mmc=ShoppingFeed--GooglePLA--Cookware%20Sets-_-78203050018&utm_medium=cse&utm_source=google&utm_campaign=cookware%20sets&utm_content=78203050018&gclid=Cj0KEQjw6My4BRD4ssKGvYvB-YsBEiQAJYd77XtO6m1I6aNr59QLDMF2cYamkNhu0wCoreLLMcGlZKMaAkwg8P8HAQ&kwid=productads-adid^45810122738-device^c-plaid^68672986778-sku^78203050018-adType^PLA

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