If you are looking for a stainless steel cookware set which is durable enough to be used by anyone, with any utensils, then look no further than this excellent offering from Calphalon. The Calphalon Tri-Ply Stainless Steel 13-Piece Cookware Set Calphalon Tri-Ply Stainless Steel 13-Piece Cookware Set has a brushed stainless steel interior that allows you to use any type of utensil without scratching the cooking surface. This set can be used on induction cooktops as well as on ceramic, gas, halogen, and electric stove tops.
The pieces in this set have striking glass lids and handles which are cool to the touch. Calphalon utilized superior bonding technology to grant a completely encapsulated core to provide great heat retention and distribution.
- Aluminum core between 2 stainless steel layers provides even heating for excellent browning and control of the cooking process. Non-porous stainless steel cooking surface is safe for use with all utensils.
- Elegant brushed stainless steel exterior on pots and pans can go from the oven or stove directly to the table. Reflective cook surface makes it easy to monitor foods as they cook and remains beautiful over time.
- Clear tempered-glass lids let you see food while it's cooking and are oven safe, so you can finish covered dishes in the oven or keep them warm until ready to serve
- Includes 8-, 10-, and 12-inch omelette pans, 1 1/2- and 2 1/2-quart sauce pans with lids, 3-quart chef's pan with lid, 3-quart saute pan with lid, and 6-quart stock pot with lid.
- Long, brushed stainless steel handles stay cool on the stovetop. All cookware is dishwasher-safe and carries Calphalon's full lifetime warranty.
Calphalon cookware is reliable and a pleasure to cook with. You are rewarded with many advantages when opting for their tri-ply, premium quality pots and pans. Here is a look at some of the benefits of this set.
- All Pots and Pans Needed to Sear, Simmer and Boil
- Great Heat Retention
- Even Heat Distribution
- Free from Hotspots
- Brushed Stainless Steel Interior Makes Cleaning Easy
- Handles are Firmly Welded
Hot handles are listed as a drawback because they can reach a temperature which requires gloves after a very long time of cooking. There is not much to complain about when assessing this set from Calphalon.
- Handles Get Hot After Prolonged Simmering or Boiling
- A bit pricey
The range of pots and pans included in this set provides everything needed to cook up a storm. From the large pot perfect for soups or stews, to the stock pots and sauté pan, Calphalon has you covered. The Calphalon 1767952 Tri-Ply Stainless Steel 8-Piece Cookware Set, Silver is functional, but when opting for the Calphalon Tri-Ply Stainless Steel 13-Piece Cookware Set you really have a complete collection. It’s clear that this is a set designed to last, with even the handles being triple welded for enhanced durability.
Two layers of durable aluminum alloy that have between 8% and 10% nickel content, encapsulates the aluminum core. A hefty weight conveys the reliability and great style from the get-go, while the firm fitting lids and elegant polished silver is known to hold its veneer through prolonged frequent use.
While some prefer steel covers, the glass lids add an extra touch of elegance. They fit perfectly and seal in heat and moisture. You will find that even when leaving your lid ajar, your pots and pans still maintain a stable heat.
Even though the stainless steel handles stay relatively cool to the touch through most bouts of cooking, the rims of these pots and pans are known to get quite hot. This is the only area which has any variation in heat and it has no effect on your meal.
Calphalon has created an alloy which could not be easier to clean. Even though the set is rated as dishwasher safe, it is generally easier and safer to wash your pots and pans by hand.
If the Calphalon set isn't quite what you are looking for, another option is the Cuisinart MCP-12N Multiclad Pro Stainless Steel 12-Piece Cookware Set. It too has a tri-ply construction with great heat retention and distribution and unlike the Calphalon 13-pc set, a steamer insert and lid is included. We compiled a detailed review of this Cuisinart set.
Calphalon Tri-ply Stainless Steel 13-pc Set
- 8-Inch Omelet Pan
- 10-Inch Omelet Pan
- 12-Inch Omelet Pan
- 1 1/2-Quart Saucepan & Lid
- 2 1/2-Quart Saucepan & Lid
- 3-Quart Sauté Pan & Lid
- 6-Quart Stock Pot & Lid
- 3-Quart Chef’s Pan & Lid
Cuisinart Multi-Clad Pro Stainless Steel 12-pc Set
- 8-Inch Open Skillet
- 10-Inch Open Skillet
- 1 1/2-Quart Saucepan & Lid
- 3-Quart Saucepan & Lid
- 3 1/2-Quart Sauté Pan & Lid
- 8-Quart Stockpot & Lid
- Steamer Insert & Lid