Rated 5 out of 5 by Amateur Chef Wannabe Workhorse plan
I picked this pan up and have put it through the wringer. I made stuffed chicken breast which I seared both sides on the stove top. Then I placed this pan in the oven at 375 degrees for 10-12 minutes. Then I removed the chicken and returned it to the stove top to make a pan sauce. I have done this several times now and have been very happy with the result. No warping and cleanup was very easy. Although I know it is dishwasher safe, I prefer to hand wash since cleanup is so easy. Also, I want it to never lose it's shine. People comment that it looks like I don't use my stainless steel Calphalon cookware since they look brand new. Trust me, I definitely give them a workout. As an amateur cook I'll declare they probably get more abuse since I don't know what I'm doing. Everything I cook now turns out better and much more consistent due to the pan maintaining an even heat which allows you to cook at a lower heat than cheaper pans. I use dishwashing liquid initially, then use bar keepers friend for the shine. Then I dry and buff lightly with a paper towel.
June 20, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by ljaw Stainless Pan
I am a novice cook and so I need to learn to utilize stainless over hard anodized which I have been utilizing for years. Wanted a healthier cooking surface and decided to go to stainless just need to learn how to keep things from sticking.
July 15, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by KGinHBG Great cookware
This is a nice big skillet with a heavy glass lid. The handle stays cool, which is a great feature! I was looking to trade in my non-stick big skillet for a stainless steel one. This does not disappoint. Great size, a little expensive, but really worth the investment.
March 30, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by joseph l. use of stainless again
I love getting back into a quality pan for cooking again. I have worked in resturants in the past, but have not invested in a nice cooking set til now. The 5qt. saute pan was the first to try in the set. The heating for the pan is perfect and the food comes out awesome. Yes, if you are a beginner then you may have some sticking issues or some discomfort with using stainless, but with the even heating of this set it sure makes it easy. The cost is more then fair for the quality of the product. We are so happy that I went out this weekend to the outlet store and purchased the 11 piece set of the tri-ply to go along with the two pieces we have.
November 7, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Chrissie Cooks Great!
I decided to try and convert fom using nonstick to stainless steel once again. Without a doubt, Caphalon was on top of my list. After watching a video about proper care & cooking, my beginning sceptism turned into a positive ending. It cooks very evenly is what is noticable. Since I am a"fond" lover to begin with, I can honestly say that I have been missing out on the intense flavors that I have found since I began cooking with my new stainless steel saute pan. The best tip I learned was after the pan is empty, put hot water into it, return it to the warm burner & allow it to sit. Makes cleaning it easier~
August 4, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by RogerMaslow Great for searing!
I had this as part of a large I purchased several years ago and it was used repeatedly for searing steaks and seafood. Sear the steaks, pop in the oven, pull out steak to rest, and sear your seafood. That easy. I'll be buying this again as it's large enough to do two t-bones simultaneously and it's great to cook whatever else you wish; also found it to be a great pan to cook meatballs and sauce in (easy to deglaze). I'm hoping the warping issue may be as simple as a bad batch of the alloy used in making some of stainless versus a design flaw.
January 6, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Rykaman Great pan
This as all thuis brand we own preform excellent we use them on our new induction cooktop and they work GREAT!! even heating and they heat up FAST!! easy to clean an they Look Great too,you can spend more on cookware but I don't think you can get any Better than Calpalon Cookware Thanks hope this helps someone with making the move to Calpalon Cookware you will be satisfied Just follow the instructions that come with your cookware,...................Rykaman
August 19, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by cookinmom Great for stir fry
I have had this big sauté pan for a few years now. I didn't use it much when I first got it, but my family has grown and it's great for making a nice big meal! I have had no issues or troubles at all with this pan. Sometimes, it's a bit heavy to lift a pan full of food by the handle, so I use oven gloves and lift with both handles and that works fine. We cook veggies in it, potato hash, stir fry, meats, and it all works great.
November 15, 2014