Calphalon Tri-Ply Collector's Edition 12-Inch Everyday Pan with Lid
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Product Description

If you are drawn to the beauty of stainless steel, yet are reluctant to sacrifice the cooking efficiency of aluminum, you can now have the very best of both worlds. Triply gives you a mirror polish stainless steel exterior, a heavy gauge conductive aluminum filling, and a stainless steel interior which won't react with foods. The disk is then formed into a pan shape, with walls and bottom of equal thickness, which allows heat to be conducted evenly. Stay cool handles feature an ergonomic design and secure attachment. The versatile size and shape of this pan means you'll use it, well, just about every day.

With aluminum cores enclosed by stainless-steel layers, Calphalon's Tri-Ply pots and pans deliver the attributes of both metals. The aluminum cores conduct heat quickly and uniformly across the pots and pans' bottoms and all the way up their sides. The durable, 18/10 stainless-steel interiors and exteriors are easy to clean, resist scratching, denting, warping, and corrosion, and are nonreactive to acidic food. This 12-inch everyday pan has a domed, glass lid so cooking can be monitored without releasing heat. The lid is oven-safe to 450 degrees F, ensuring the pan not only can be used atop the stove for saut¨¦ing, stir-frying, and preparing one-dish meals but can go into the oven for braising and even baking. Handles stay cool on the stovetop. The pan's rim is flared to facilitate dripless pouring. Tri-Ply cookware is polished to mirror-finish outside for beauty and wears a satin-finish inside to conceal inevitable utensil marks. It goes safely into the dishwasher, although hand washing better preserves the mirror-finish, and carries a lifetime warranty against defects. --Fred Brack

Features:
  • Wide, shallow pan for sauteing, stir-frying, braising, baking, one-dish meals
  • 18/10 stainless steel layers enclose pure aluminum core
  • See-through, domed, oven-safe glass lid
  • Stay-cool handles; flared rim for dripless pouring
  • Dishwasher-safe; lifetime warranty against defects

Customer Reviews:

  • It's all True!
    I love this pan. Everything everyone says good about it is right on the money. It's so handy. I love the little handles, because they don't get in the way. I have another large skillet that I hate, because I'm always turning the handle this way and that to get it out of the way. I often have all four burners going. I cook at least two meals a day for a family of 6. This pan is big enough to handle a nice stir fry. I did a beautiful risotto the other day. I cooked salmon and it didn't stick a bit. It's easy to clean and looks nice enough to put on the table. The handles get a little warm, not too hot though. It's priced right too. Grab it!...more info
  • very versatile pan
    I wanted a stainless steel pan to replace the various brands of coated non-stick skillets I own that seem to scratch and lose their non-stick properties over time despite meticulous care. The Calphalon 12-inch everday pan meets that need and more.

    Admittedly, before purchase I was skeptical about the non-stick claims made about this pan. If one follows the manufacturer recommendations to preheat the pan before adding food to it, I find that most foods do not stick. Some foods (mainly meats) stick a little, but they clean off readily with soapy water and a soft-scrub sponge. A new-like shine can be maintained with Barkeeper's Friend.

    If you simply want a skillet, there are many other pans that would work quite well, but what sets this pan apart from those skillets is the high-dome glass lid and short side handles that make it a great brazier. You can prepare tender, thick pork chops that will cut with a fork by putting them in this pan with about 1/2" of water in the bottom, covering with the lid, and baking them in the oven at 325 degrees for a couple of hours. And the pan will come clean easily. The glass domed lid retains moisture in the pan very well, which keeps foods moist and tender during the cooking process.

    For those who like to fry foods, this pan is a great choice. Unlike coated non-stick pans and skillets, you can cook with as much heat as you want without worrying about damaging the pan. The pan and lid are rated to handle up to 450 degrees.

    The size of this pan can be a plus or a minus depending upon the amount of food you want to cook. The 10-inch version of this pan, which sells for about $20 less, would probably be sufficient for one or two people cooking small meals. Even though there are only two in our household I find myself using this 12-inch pan, however, instead of a 10-inch skillet because I can cook without worrying about food spilling over and/or make enough for leftovers. It is also a handy size for cooking small roasts with the lid on or off.

    The pan has nicely tapered edges that make for dripless pouring of liquids from the pan. I use oven mitts to hold the glass lid slightly ajar against the pan to strain liquids. The weight of the lid makes this a little awkward, but it is made easier with the two side handles. A lightweight aluminum splatter cover might work better for this, but I tend to minimize the number of items that I care to wash after cooking by using the lid instead.

    One handy feature of this pan which is also a negative is the short side handles. They are wonderful for baking things in the oven, and a pan this size would be heavy and awkward to lift with a single long handle (I own a 12-inch non-stick skillet with a handle, and it is very heavy and takes great strength to hold a lid against it to drain off liquids). The downside, though, is the short handles get quite hot with cooking heat above a simmer making usage of potholders or oven mitts a necessity for safe handling. If Calphalon would create handles that could remain cool during cooking, this pan would be perfect.

    If you enjoy cooking, want a versatile pan that can be used equally well on the range or in the oven, want relatively non-stick cooking without the hassles of coated non-stick cookware, and want it to last forever, you will be very happy with the Calphalon 12-inch everday pan. I know I am....more info
  • "INCREDIBLE"
    To all you cooks out there ..If you dont have this pan in your collection ..dont hesitate another minute!!...I love to cook..and I have started to replace my pots and pans and have found that these pans are wonderful!...This one is HUGE! but great for stir frying lots of veggies..or into the oven with a roast,potatoes and some veggies around it!...It cleans up nicely..and I also keep Barkeepers friend on hand which keeps it in beautiful shiny brand new looking condition!...
    I cannot believe I was able to buy this pan for only $59.00...plus NO SHIPPING COSTS and NO TAX...WHAT A DEAL!!!!Its the most used piece in my collection!...Thanks Amazon for another great deal!...more info
  • I roasted a 20 lb turkey in it.
    This pan came through for me yesterday. It was the only thing in the house roomy enough to accommodate a 20 lb turkey. Surprisingly, it was deep enough so that the juices from the turkey did not spill over the pan but the shallowness of the pan meant that more of the skin was exposed and crisped. ...more info
  • great
    I recently moved into a new rental with a glass top electric stove. Unfortunately my cheap old stainless pots and pans, which have served me well, are slightly warped these days. It's enough that the pans don't heat evenly on the flat glass top. So, I thought it was time to buy some real cookware.

    This heats very evenly, and rather quickly as well. I find generally I have to use a lower temperature setting than I'm used too. The size is perfect, and I like that there's side handles instead of long handles. The slopped bottom keeps things from getting caught up in the corners, and the drip edge on the rim works well.

    My only criticism is that the riveted handles, while probably more durable than bonding them to the outside, do leave rivet heads on the inside which I'd prefer to not be there....more info
  • I love this pan!!!!!
    I just love this pan. I am just starting to collect the Calphalon Triply set, and did so after a lot of research. I am trying to get away from the teflon pans because of the health hazard, and started looking into stainless even though I was afraid that food sticking would be a problem. I decided to try the stainless because I have a good set of stainless stock pots that I have been very happy with. I decided on the Triply because of so many good reviews, the good weight, and the fact that the aluminum and stainless layering was on the sides as well as the bottom. I also like the glass top to view contents. When I got this pan, I also saw that there is a seal on the cover to hold in moisture. I followed the instructions to wash in hot soapy water before used, and also to coat the inside with oil just before use and before heating. Then I preheated the pan on a medium heat before putting the food in. The first dish included a number of ingredients (onions, meat, peppers, mushrooms) and then a sauce. Everything cooked wonderfully with no sticking. Cleanup needed only soap, water, and a dish cloth, and the pan looked like new. I have ordered a few more for this set and will review them as I use them. I expect that this will be the last set I ever have to buy....more info
  • Absolutely love it!
    I recently purchased the Calphalon Tri-Ply 12 in Everyday Pan and absolutely love it!
    I have used it to cook everything from eggs to liver and onions. It worked great and the clean up was easy. I went out and also bought 2 other Calphalon Tri-Ply pans. ...more info
  • I really do use it every day!
    This pan is well constructed and fun to use. I've used it for everything from grilled cheese sandwiches to bolognese sauce (as pictured) to seafood dinners and everything in between. It is not hard to clean -- if you let it cool to room temperature, then put some hot sudsy water in it to soak, any stuck on food comes right up. It's a beautiful and useful addition to the kitchen....more info
  • Works, but could be better
    I'm used to nonstick, so cleaning will never be as easy as it once was. That said, this does clean up pretty well in the dishwasher, and if it doesn't, some Barkeepers Friend, presoaking, and a sponge do the trick. One disappointment is that the rivets to the handles aren't stainless, so they discolored very quickly. Not ugly, but I expect better from Calphalon....more info
  • A Great Pan
    I agree with every positive comment on this pan. This is one pan you'll love to use over and over again....more info
  • In CONSTANT use at my house
    I looked long and hard for a pan this perfect. I use it for everything: stir fry, saute, sensational skillet meals. It is the perfect size for most any four-serving recipe. When I first got it, I thought it looked too big, but once I started using it, I found that it was just right. Four chicken breasts or pork chops fit comfortably in this pan. I love it and can't imagine what I would do without it....more info
  • Just buy it!
    What a pan! It's a wok. It's a dutch oven. It's really an everyday pan. I do lots of cooking in this pan. I never thought pans made a difference. It's hard to go back to my old revere ware. I like the handles, they don't get in the way like the long ones. It's ok in the dishwasher although the purests say wash it by hand. I'm thinking of the 10 inch version because this one is a little big when cooking for 2.
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  • Never makes it back to the cabinet!
    Since buying this pan about a month ago, I think I've put it in the cabinet exactly once. It's either on the stove or in the sink getting cleaned for the next time. Although I have a large collection of non-stick pans, I'm always finding myself looking for something new to cook in this one. Non-stick pans simply can't compare, especially when it comes to searing meats (mmm steak) and creating sauces and gravies from the great stuff that sticks to the bottom of it. If you're having to clean that stuff up afterwards then you're missing the best part of using this pan!

    OK, maybe I'm being judgmental, but even if you don't do anything with the "fond" that's on the bottom of the pan, cleanup isn't that hard if you use the right products and methods. You can put some water into it, heat it up and scrape much of the residue off. The rest can be gotten off fairly quickly with an abrasive sponge and "Barkeepers Friend" (the powder not the liquid). One of those little square nylon pan scrapers come in handy too. Yeah it still take a little elbow grease, but from a guy who hates to do dishes and had always dealt with non-stick pans, I'm finding the benefits of this pan far outweigh the problems.

    The only thing I don't like is the little handles. They get too hot to touch so moving the pan around requires pot holders. I would have opted for the 12 inch pan with the long handle, but when you consider that it doesn't come with a lid, the price difference comes out to fifty bucks, and I just couldn't justify that....more info
  • Absolutely love it!
    I recently purchased the Calphalon Tri-Ply 12 in Everyday Pan and absolutely love it!
    I have used it to cook everything from eggs to liver and onions. It worked great and the clean up was easy. I went out and also bought 2 other Calphalon Tri-Ply pans. ...more info
  • Proven quality
    I have owned this pan for many years and used it almost daily. It is my favorite kitchen item. We recently moved across country for 6 mons. I neglected to take this pan with me and had to buy another!

    I plan to be never without it again....more info
  • Good Pan , but...
    We got this to replace our 12" Calphalon non-stick. While the rim is 12", the actual cooking area is 10" (the sides taper in). Needless to say, the pan was a little smaller than I expected. In addition, because it doesn't have a long handle I'm finding it difficult to shimmy the pan like my old one. They do have a 12" pan with the long handle, but it was 5 times as much. Clean up is pretty easy (although not as easy as nonstick) with some spotting/staining (use bar keepers friend and it'll look like new!) and they seem a little hotter so be careful if you're used to nonstick cooking. So, for what it is, it is a good pan. Make sure you've got pot holders ready....more info
  • My Favorite Pan
    I bought this in my ongoing effort to replace my old cheap pans with higher quality cookware to try and improve my results in the kitchen. I read that a heavy gauge, quality pan will heat and cook more evenly on lower heat settings. I bought this particular Calphalon pan because a friend (who's a great cook) has one this shape that she uses to cook rice and rice dishes in. I make lots of rice too for my huge family, but I usually screw it up. This pan is quite large but it's somewhat shallow and it performs even better than I had hoped! I CAN cook rice with a lower flame and it DOES simmer nicely without burning or hot spots. That alone would have thrilled me, but it also cleans up so easily. Just wait until it cools down and then wash it by hand or in the dishwasher. I love the glass lid so I can see how things are going in there without burning my arm (again) with hot steam. There is no vent hole in the lid like lots of other pans. I don't know what this means but I thought I'd mention it for those of you who do. The handles are also stainless steel - not that black plastic stuff that catches on fire and melts so easily. Finally, this pan is just plain pretty. I keep it on an open shelf because it's so attractive, I don't have to hide it. If you are a good cook, I'd be willing to bet you'll love this pan, too....more info
  • Never makes it back to the cabinet!
    Since buying this pan about a month ago, I think I've put it in the cabinet exactly once. It's either on the stove or in the sink getting cleaned for the next time. Although I have a large collection of non-stick pans, I'm always finding myself looking for something new to cook in this one. Non-stick pans simply can't compare, especially when it comes to searing meats (mmm steak) and creating sauces and gravies from the great stuff that sticks to the bottom of it. If you're having to clean that stuff up afterwards then you're missing the best part of using this pan!

    OK, maybe I'm being judgmental, but even if you don't do anything with the "fond" that's on the bottom of the pan, cleanup isn't that hard if you use the right products and methods. You can put some water into it, heat it up and scrape much of the residue off. The rest can be gotten off fairly quickly with an abrasive sponge and "Barkeepers Friend" (the powder not the liquid). One of those little square nylon pan scrapers come in handy too. Yeah it still take a little elbow grease, but from a guy who hates to do dishes and had always dealt with non-stick pans, I'm finding the benefits of this pan far outweigh the problems.

    The only thing I don't like is the little handles. They get too hot to touch so moving the pan around requires pot holders. I would have opted for the 12 inch pan with the long handle, but when you consider that it doesn't come with a lid, the price difference comes out to fifty bucks, and I just couldn't justify that....more info
  • Great Pan
    It's everything that I expected it to be. However, beware of the large size. ...more info
  • $59.99 paella pan
    I continue to be impressed with the value for money offered by Calphalon pans. This pan is deeper than it looks and is wide without being unwieldy. I served mussels at the table in this. I really like this pan and I recommend it to everyone. I still have use for my giant wok with the plastic handles however because the sides of this pan are too low to really go at anything with the spatula....more info