Rated 5 out of 5 by Randi442 Never Knew What a Difference Good Cookware Makes
When my second husband and I got married several years ago, we registered for Calphalon cookware and Wusthof knives. Although we didn't receive any as gifts (it was a pretty small wedding), we decided to treat ourselves by buying this set. Both of us had used medium-grade cookware before (not the grocery-store stuff) - but what a difference the Calphalon made. Both of us like to cook, and the quality of our cooking has improved tremendously because of this cookware! In addition, it is just more fun to cook using quality products! We are so glad we decided to invest in this set (and we have added other pans to the set over the years). My husband was determine to learn how to make omelets, flipping them in the air, after our first cruise. Now, any time we are going to one of our timeshares where a full kitchen is available, he insists that I bring the omelet pan (we finally bought a second one that just stays in the suitcase)!
November 20, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by jenikat Sturdy but not invincible to regular use
I was excited to buy this set because of their lifetime warranty. I spent $1,000 for a complete set. I was surprised they did not last as long as I thought they would. It was only a few years before there were problems. All my pots and pans have had issues even though I have followed instructions washing them and have not used anything in them except what is recommended. I looked on the website about turning some of my pans in for the warranty. There are a lot of disqualifiers for the warranty and I would have to pay for the heavy pans to be sent in. I have elected to not go through the problems of trying to get them replaced since I would be really upset if they did not replace them since I didn't do any damage but I decided there was too much anxiety involved in trying to get them replaced. If I had it to do over again I would not purchase this brand but a cheaper brand I could afford to replace after a few years.
September 10, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by drksde21 World's Greatest Product!
As being an amature chef, since age 14 and now 62, I have used every kind of cookware imaginable. When became an adult I bought and used all kinds of cookware available. To my disappointment, I never found one type that was totally satisfactory. One day I walked into a store and saw this set of cookware. I asked one of the employees there about this product and this nice lady could not say enough good things about this product. When she told me that this store had a satisfaction guarantee, as well as a lifetime warranty, l was sold. That was three years ago and I am a very happy cook. I love my cookware set and have since, added a few pieces more. I would and have reccomended this product to all of my friends. My son, who also cooks, has his own small set and loves it as well. This will be the last set of cookware that you will ever want, or need. Buy it!
November 24, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by AMPY66 I love my Contemporary pots and pans
I have moved around quite a bit over the last dozen years and my pots and pans have experienced extended storage as well as a lot of daily use and my Calphalon Contemporary pots and pans are still performing extremely well. I did to buy a set, but have accumulated my set by buying individual pots and pans. I now have almost the full set of Contemporary offerings except the stew pot and the 1 1/2 quart sauce pan. They have always performed very well and I have never had a failure with any of the Contemporary products. I love them and would happily and proudly recommend them to anyone. By the way I am a bachelor who entertains fairly often and fancies himself a pretty good cook. I could have had anyone's products, but I am happy that I have chosen Calphalon Contemporary.
November 20, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Eric D Great Cookware
My wife and I purchased the Calphalon Contemporary Nonstick cookware set back in 2008. After a year or so of heavy use the top nonstick coating started to diminish.
Upset over not being able to cook with the pans, we decided to try the manufacturer warranty. The pans were replaced with no questions asked.
It has now been another year or so, and we found ourselves in the same situation. The top nonstick coating on the pan was gone.
Calphalon, again with no questions asked replaced the pans again for us.
Some of you might be thinking that the quality of the product is poor. However, the pans are excellent! They perform perfectly. My wife and I just wear them out through multiple uses per day.
My wife and I wanted to say thanks for being so easy to deal with, and you now have a customer for life.
August 20, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Deee contemporary cookware set
I bought the set about six years ago. It is great for the most part. One skilllet is not non stick anymore. I'm not sure about the warrenty will be more careful next time.
November 25, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Bob1 Couldn't ask for better cookware and support
I've purchased many pieces of Contemporary Nonstick (16) over the last few years and have not been disappointed with a single one, they cook evenly and are very universal by being able to be used in the oven. I had one issue with on omelette pan with a cook surface blemish that was quickly replaced without question. Of all the cookware I've had over my 60+ years the Calphalon cookware has by far been way above anything else I've used. Thanks, I'm looking forward to years of continued use.
November 21, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by jessica good 1st major pan purchase
Overall I feel the pans heated evenly and are sturdy. The holes in the handles are a little on the smaller side which makes it challenging with my current hanging pot rack. After 8 yrs the non stick finish is having poorer performance on our most commonly used pans. I also find the rivets to the handles sometimes make a popping sound (took me forever to figure out where it was coming from lol). I think my next purchase will be a stainless steel set with an extra non-stick pan just for eggs and such.
November 20, 2014