Rated 1 out of 5 by CAHD These pots and pans do not last.
I purchased this cookware four years ago after my husband and I got married. I decided it would be best to invest in quality cookware so it would last a long time without having to replace it. Because we wanted these to last, we only hand washed them with non-stick safe sponges (ScotchBrite Non-Scratch) and never used abrasive cleaners. We even used the pot and pan protectors when stacking them in our cupboard. We absolutely never used metal spoons or spatulas; always plastic or wood. Probably within the first year the non-stick surfaces started looking worn; not scratched but dull looking. After three years, they started flaking and peeling. I noticed a lot of the five star reviews have been written weeks or months after getting these. They were great for the first few months, even year, but if you are investing in pots and pans for the long run, do not buy these. We will be attempting to return them and have already purchased a different brand of cookware (stainless steel this time).
December 27, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by WAshopper beautiful cookware
We received the nonstick cookware set as a wedding gift nearly seven years ago and I am very happy to have these. The nonstick interior heats evenly and is incredibly easy to clean. The long handles stay cool while on the stove. I love that the cookware has a great warranty from Calphalon. We have added several other stand-alone pieces to our set and love using this cookware.
December 5, 2015
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 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 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 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 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 Angie13 Makes cooking a breeze!
I bought this set a month ago after seeing and using my nephew's set for Christmas dinner. It brought back wonderful memories of how much I enjoyed Calphalon cookware that I bought back in 1979-1980! Then, it was Commercial brand and I was doing some catering and food writing. Now, those same old pieces are being used happily by my son and his wife in their catering business! I am so glad I came back to Calphalon! I trust your warranty and integrity. I am a happy cooker!
January 15, 2016