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Calphalon Tri-Ply Collector's Edition 3-Quart Chef's Pan with Lid
List Price: $80.00

Our Price: $49.95

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Product Description

Calphalon?'s Tri-Ply combines the best qualities of stainless steel and aluminum cookware! It incorporates the beauty of a mirror-polished, 18/10 stainless steel exterior with the superior conductivity and performance of a permanently bonded, heavy gauge aluminum core. Designed for comfort with a flared rim, ergonomic cool "V" handle and a domed, tempered glass cover. Stainless interior is nonreactive to foods, so your recipes taste better. Best of all Tri-Ply cookware is completely dishwasher safe! Manufacturer's lifetime warranty.

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 3-quart, round-sided chef's 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 sauces, deep-frying, and stir-frying but can go into the oven for braising and stewing. The handle stays 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

  • 3-quart chef's pan ideal for sauces; use also for braising, stir-frying
  • 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:

  • A surprising good pan.
    I have Al-clad, Emerilware, Calphalon Anodized, This is the first Tri-ply from Calphalon, and this is a very nice pan. I had planned on purchasing one from Al-Clad but it was just out of my price range. So I bought this pan, and I'm finding that it cooks as well as my Al-clad tri-ply pans. At a third of the cost. This is a great deal. If your in the market for a sauier pan, or a pan that requires alot of stirring, I would get this again in a heart beat....more info
  • Handles not comfortable, high price
    I shopped between the Tri-Ply and the Simply Calphalon (stainless) product lines... tried them out in a local store. I recommend the Simply Calphalon which has a much more comfortable handle. The Tri-Ply is quite a bit heavier; the handles are very uncomfortable with the Tri-Ply especially with the additional weight, even when empty; it might have slightly better heat distribution than the Simply line, however the Simply line does have pretty good heat distribution; the Tri-Ply is quite a bit more expensive.

    Go with Simply Calphalon Stainless for better product for the price. (I've owned my Simply set for almost 2 years now -- very satisfied.)...more info
  • Better bargain than expected.
    I have an "everyday" pan from this line and like it very much. So I ordered this and it is bigger and better than I expected. Bigger is the operative word. It seems much bigger than a straight sided 3qt sauce pan. It heats up wonderfully and stays hot with medium heat. Is easy to clean, comes with directions and says can clean with "Bon Ami" or "Bar Keepers Friend" if food sticks. I really like the rim too, it is smooth and easy to pour from it. I will keep my straight sided sauce pan for fixing malt-o-meal as the bubbling up tends to splatter up out of the sides. All in all a great bargain....more info
  • Everyone should have one!
    What a great pan! I've had this pan for probably 5 years at this point, and have bought it for multiple family and friends as a gift because it has proven such a great pan for a great price. It is my most used everyday pan, for sauteeing veggies, cooking pasta, hardboiling eggs, etc. Love the clear lid, the overall craftsmanship, the wide bottom for use on a big burner with great heat distribution, and the size, which is flexible enough to feed 1 or up to 4 people. I believe this pan is intended to draw customers into the Tri-Ply product line (almost everything else of which is much more expensive), and it totally worked for me. But even as a one-off or an addition to your existing pots and pans, you can't go wrong with this baby. The bottom interior does discolor slightly over time, especially if you fry frequently or burn things and don't soak them right away, but this doesn't impact performance and it's cleanable with BarKeepers Friend they say. Get one - you won't be sorry.
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  • Great Quality With Decent Design
    This isn't a 5 star saucier, but it's a great 4 star tool at 1/3 of the 5 star cost. I consider the AllClad version the 5 star saucier.

    The design features I like least are the handle and the lid.

    The handle is narrow and creates an odd balance point. The oddness is more pronounced when the vessel is full. The pan feels very tippy and an accident is sure to happen eventually. The handle is simply too skinny and mounted too low in respect to the pan's center of gravity to be effective.

    The lid is glass and I knew this before I purchased so I'm not grading too harshly on this aspect alone. The glass lid must be babied or minor scratches may result in temperature fracturing (like all glass under heat). A good hearty metal lid would really be nice, however this is a saucier and the lid isn't something I need very often when the pan is used in it's intended role. The lid will slide onto the handle so that the pan and lid will stay connected if you hang your cookware from a ceiling rack.

    There was 1 minor annoyance that really anyone can solve once they own the pan. The interior finish is matte and this creates slight sticking when working on delicate creations. Polish the interior of the pan with Barkeeper's Friend until it gleams, your resulting sauce and cleanup will both benefit.

    That's it for the negative, everything else is very positive.

    The pan has a pleasant heft to it and this has a positive effect on the evenness of heating. I've had very good results with this pan especially in dealing with the somewhat uneven heating effects that most electric cooktops create vs gas.

    The angle of the pan walls is different than higher end sauciers but I can't find any practical reason to dislike the slight difference. There's plenty of radius for my largest balloon whisk to fit into the radiused corners.

    The handle is solidly riveted to the pan. I've only had 2 months to put the pan through it's paces but my gut feeling is the connection will remain solid for the life of the vessel.

    This is a great saucier for the budget minded kitchen gearhead. The Calphalon Tri-Ply line and the Cuisinart MultiClad line have been perfect substitutes for the topdog AllClad cookware....more info
  • Awesome pan!
    I got this pan as a replacement after I ruined one of my Calphalon non-stick pans in a slow simmering mishap. I love it! It heats up quickly, cleans easily, and the 3qt size is perfect for everything from veggies to rice to soups. This is now my favorite every day pan. I use it all the time, and it's pretty enough to leave out on my stove top....more info
  • Returned
    The pan lid arrived dented. Seller offered a partial refund if I kept it, or a complete refund if I shipped it back to him. I sent it back and he credited me immediately. Disappointed that the pan was damaged, but pleased with the seller's response. Will buy from him again. Recommend....more info
  • Another great addition!
    Slowly but surely, I'm accumulating all the pieces to my Tri-Ply collection. This pot has some redundancy, as it's very similar to my 3-1/2-Quart Saucepan, but the main difference is that the sides are a bit sloped. Thus, I can use it for other applications, such as stir-frying and casseroles. Moreover, this size is a very handy size to have.

    One further note- there is a feature I like about the Tri-ply line, in that the lids collect the moisture during cooking, accumulates this on the lid, and deposits back into my food. This really helps to re-moisturize my food, and in general, make everything taste better!

    What I can't believe is someone down below comparing the Tri-Ply line to Simply Stainless. That's like comparing BMW to Chevrolet. SS does not come with a lifetime warranty, and is NOT tri ply all around, it just has an aluminum core. Pay more for quality cookware.

    A note about cleaning- after extended use, there will be tarnishing and brown blemishes (at least on my gas range). To get rid of these, do NOT use Bon Ami because it's too gentle- doesn't get rid of stains. Best way to go is Barkeeper's Friend, about $2.50 at your local supermarket, or Cameo Stainless Steel Cleaner. However, Cameo is more abrasive than Barkeeper's Friend, and WILL reduce the mirror polish of these pans. Barkeeper's is the way to go- remember to ALWAYS rub in a circular manner- back and forth will scratch the surfaces.

    ** 2nd EDIT **
    I've had these pots and pans for 1.5 years now, and have steadily added to my tri ply collection. I'm still very pleased with them.

    - They have still retained their mirror finish on the exterior.
    - Cleanup is a breeze- just rub a bit of barkeeper's friend (I'd like to shake the hand of whoever invented that- best thing since sliced bread).
    - The moisture channeling from the lids is very much appreciated- everything I cook is definitely juicier.
    - I was amazed at the quality of material- I boiled some eggs in a pot one day, and 14 hours later, I kid you not, the water was still warm, not lukewarm, but warm!

    The biggest complaint I have about the pots, and the sole complaint that I can think of, is that the handles on the lids do get a bit hot when cooking. Just do yourself a favor and grab a pot-holder when cooking.

    Otherwise, I'm still very satisfied with them!
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  • calpalon
    Any thing Calphalon I love the cookware is some of the best that I have ever used and I am always looking for a bargain on Amazon. I have several different types of calphalon cookware and they are all great to cook with. I have never had any problems with this product at all....more info
  • Tri-Ply is an Excellent Value for Quality Stainless Steel
    I purchased this piece of cookware, after I had previously purchased a Try Me Calphalon Tri-Ply stainless omelette pan. This line of cookware has a layer of aluminum sandwiched between two layers of stainless steel. This is not flimsy cookware, but is very well constructed.

    The lid is glass and fits snugly. I rarely experience boil-over when using this cookware. Recommend pre-heating pan until edge is warm to touch. Food at room temp, add a little oil if necessary. Your food shouldn't stick.

    Clean up is a breeze, with hot soapy water, after pan has cooled off a little. To retain beauty, I occasionally use Bar Keepers Friend. I never wash my cookware in the dishwasher, but these are dishwasher safe. Sometimes, my husband will slip these in the dishwasher, so I tend to wash these as soon as I finish cooking with them.

    I also own a few pieces of All-Clad LTD, which are better looking than these. But, these perform as well as the All-Clad. I am totally satisfied. An excellent value and worth the investment. They will last a lifetime if properly taken care of....more info
  • Love the Pot; the Handle, Not So Much
    I love this pot, I use it more than any other. It's perfect particularly for sauces or gravies or anything involving a roux because the wisk can get into the corners (something that, ironically, one can't do with a so-called "sauce" pan). It heats evenly, has a nice weight (which you'll want if you cook; if you don't cook and want light, get Mirro), never sticks (if it sticks for you, your heat's up too high), and it's easy to clean (though occasionally you'll need to use Bar Keeper's Friend). One can also "flip" with it.

    The handle, unfortunately, is the same sort of handle used by all the higher-end cookware manufacturers these days and is too rounded, when it should be more flat (like what you find on very old iron pans). This can create problems if you're trying to pour or drain using only one hand (the handles on the old Magnalite were near-perfect).

    All things considered, though, if my house were burning down, this is the first pan I'd grab....more info
  • Well worth the price.
    This piece of cookware is great. Tough & easy to clean. Glass lid lets you see what you're doing right or wrong. I recomend this for every kitchen....more info