Rated 2 out of 5 by CR1218 Broken Promises
We selected this set after doing much research for the promises of ease of cooking and longevity of product. The cooking part is great and yes, we recommend it; however, related to the price, the life of the product does not hold true. Even though the whole set is handled the same way, two of the pieces peeled and scratched within a year.
July 3, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by pghpensfan88 Practical Set--Would Recommend to Anyone!
I received these off my wedding registry, and am really glad I did. I was using a mismatched set of hand-me-down cookware from college, and needed a refresher. I was unintentionally ruining a lot of food because of sticking, uneven cooking, and the occasional flaking of my "so-called" non-stick coating.
I love that these are dishwasher safe and low-maintenance! I can enjoy my meal after cooking without having to worry about food being caked onto my pots and pans--after leaving them to cool, they are incredibly easy to get clean! They have a good weight to them and are very attractive, so I'm not embarrassed anymore when I cook for company.
I have yet to use these in the oven, but love that option. Sometimes I like to get a good sear in before baking, so this should definitely help me avoid having to transfer food from pan to pan during the cooking process. I would recommend these for anyone looking for a practical set (all of the sizes seem useful!) of low-maintenance cookware.
I also love that Calphalon has a lifetime warranty on their products. I hope to never have to use it, but have heard great things.
November 24, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by jk5367 fabulous!
I am kicking myself for holding out as long as we did before purchasing these pots and pans! In regular pots I would have burned the rice to the pan. But with these - it came right off. No scrubbing or soaking!
April 11, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by HomeCooking Fantastic Food!
My husband bought me this set as a gift this year and I am in love with it! The design is wonderful and will work with any kitchen design. Currently we do not have a dishwasher, but I wanted dishwasher safe cookware. These are a breeze to clean, even by hand! They are heavy enough to feel durable, but not so heavy that they are hard to lift, clean, or maneuver. The handles on pans and lids stay cool when cooking. The nonstick is amazing-my omelets have never been better! These pans make me want to cook even more often. I would recommend to anyone who wants to be satisfied for a long time!
January 7, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by Karolina Calphalon 12pcs contemporary cookware
Worst Cookware I Had to ever deal with . Get scratched even with a wooden specula . Very expensive comparing to a quality made .
March 20, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by JohnEMJR Should have spoken to Customer Service first...
See my review above. Turns out that what I was experiencing is a known manufacturing defect affecting a very small number of sets (lucky me.)
Calphalon Customer Service couldn't be better...diagnosed the issue, and will replace the defect pot immediately.
February 9, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by urbanteacher Non stick calphalon
I bought this set to replace a Calphalon set that I loved but is not nonstick. Since I cook a lot I was really getting tired of scrubbing pots and pans everyday. I love that it is nonstick and dishwasher safe although I would not put them in the dishwasher because they would take up too much room. I am disappointed that the handles get hot and I need to use oven mitts all the time. I am also disappointed in the odd pan shapes. They are all normal sizes (2.5 quart, 3 quart, etc...) but are very wide and therefore not very deep. I was really hoping they would be just like the set I had that I love but in a nonstick version. I would have probably given a higher rating if I was not comparing them to my previous Calphalon set.
February 13, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by domesticdiva24 The Best Cookeware Set!
In the past few years I went through two to three different cookware sets. Only to be extremely disappointed with the quality and texture of each set. A few months ago my husband bought me the Calphalon Contemporary 12 pc Nonstick Cookware Set as a housewarming present for our new house. This is the BEST cookware set! In the past I have had problems with supposedly non stick cookware not being not stick. With Calphalon I do not have that problem! No matter what I cook nothing sticks. It has held up very well and still looks brand new after many uses (I wash everything by hand and never put it in the dishwasher). It is absolutely wonderful to cook with and also beautiful to look at. I could not be more happy with this cookware set.
September 15, 2013