When searching for a brand of cookware that will last you a long time, look no farther than Calphalon. Calphalon cookware is used by both professional chefs and home cooks. Calphalon offers many different materials, types, shapes, and sizes of cookware to fit many needs.
What are the types of Calphalon cookware?
When choosing the right cookware set for your needs, there are many different factors to consider.
- Set or open stock: What are your needs? Do you need an entirely new Calphalon set? It is often easiest to purchase an entire cookware set together. If you have a few good pieces of Calphalon already, picking out a few good pieces from an open stock may be the best option for you as you may not need every piece offered in a cookware set.
- Cooking style: What you cook and how often you cook may influence the type of saucepan you need. If you sear meat often, you may want an uncoated, stainless steel set to achieve even browning on your meat. If you like slow cooking or cream sauces, you may want to avoid copper cookware because it can make your sauces bitter. Nonstick pans work well for all levels of cooking ability. Choosing the right saucepan for your kitchen is one of the hardest parts of picking the right cookware set for your needs.
- Cooktop: What type of cooktop is in your kitchen? Flat top? Gas? This may affect the type of pans that will work best on your stove. Flat-bottom pans are essential for smooth or flat-top surfaces. If you have an induction cooktop, you will need pans with magnetic properties.
- Coating type: There are many different types of coating to choose from. Stainless, nonstick, aluminum, copper, and ceramic are all types of pans that Calphalon makes. Stainless steel cookware is the classic, long-lasting option for clad cookware sets. They are durable, do not react with foods, and provide uniform heating. Nonstick cookware is another solid choice because they are easy to clean and to care for. Nonstick requires less oil because foods don't stick, which helps reduce fats in your diet. However, this also means that browning does not happen as easily, so you may still want a stainless steel skillet in your kitchen.
What is all-clad Calphalon cookware?
All-clad cookware bonds the high-quality materials together to make a skillet, pot, or pan. The heat-conducting core runs up the sides of the pan whereas other pans conduct heat through a disc welded to the bottom of the pan. All-clad, or cladding, refers to the different layers of metal that are fused together to make the cookware. In some all-clad cookware, the outer and inner layers of the skillet may be stainless steel and the inside layer may be aluminum or ceramic. Tri-ply refers to three different layers being clad together, like stainless, nonstick, or aluminum. Clad can also refer to materials added to the bottom of a pan to increase its heat transferability.