Sunday, September 30th, 2007 at
We can’t get enough of the Calphalon One Nonstick cookware with its special nonstick cooking surface – the only one of its kind on the market today.
Calphalon One combines Calphalon‘s exclusive infused anodized technology with a revolutionary nonstick cooking surface.
There are four interlocking nonstick layers which comprise the interior surface giving flawless release of sticky foods like sushi rice, cheese or caramel as well as delicate foods such as omelettes and seafood.
It is safe to use metal utensils on these pans.
The exterior of the pan’s heavy-gauge aluminum construction is infused with a special polymer that is stain resistant and makes clean-up easy..
The classically-shaped pan has a flared rim for neater pouring, and a long, double-riveted, cool-to-the-touch stainless handle which is perfectly balanced for lifting and carrying.
The glass lid is oven-safe to 450 degrees.
This 10-pc. set includes an 8 qt. Stockpot with Lid, 4.5 qt. Sauce Pan with Lid, 3 qt. Chef’s Pan with Lid, 10 in. Omelette Pan, 12 in. Omelette Pan and an 11in. Chef’s Skillet with Lid
Calphalon 10-pc. Nonstick One Nonstick Cookware Set
Friday, September 21st, 2007 at
I recently brought a Jamie Oliver Professional Series, non-stick Tefal frypan and so far I am delighted with the performance.
I read a number of reviews before I settled on my final choice and considering I was spending around $200 I wanted to be sure I purchased the best my money could buy.
Apart from the obvious choice of the frypan being non-stick there were other features that I was looking for. The pan had to have nice deep sides and the whole frypan including the handle had to be both stove and ovenproof safe.
Some of the features of the Jamie Oliver frypan include:
- The frypan is made from 18/10 stainless-steel so it resists scratching and warping
- The metal does not react with foods
- The pan has a heavy-gauge aluminum core base for superior heat distribution
- And the metal-safe nonstick coating is safe to use with metal utensils, although I still use my nylon spatula and tongs
- The frypan has an easy to hold stainless-steel handle
The pan also has a ThermoSpot, whick is Tefal’s unique heat indicator that lets you know when the pan is preheated for cooking.
The frypan is dishwasher-safe and easy to clean and as an added bonus the frypan and handle are oven-safe to 260°C/500°F.
I have read how the non-stick coating can be harmful but this is only if you cook at very high temperatures for any length of time and your food will be well and truly burnt to a crisp by the time your frypan coating starts to release any harmful fumes.
Like most followers of Jamie, I feel he can be trusted and the fact that he has had a great deal of input into his range of cookware makes me feel confident in my choice. He uses his cookware on his current television series and subjects them to some amazing things including putting them in his outdoor oven. He also quite happily uses metal utensils on the non-stick coating.
Since I am so happy with the frypan I am considering buying the skillet.
Sunday, September 16th, 2007 at
We have decided to start adding reviews of cookware to our site. Our first product review is for the Calphalon 2pc Contemporary Skillet Set. This is a very popular set and at the moment is on sale for the hot price of $49.99. That is $50 off the normal price!!!
Read our review of the Calphalon 2pc Skillet Set
Just take me to where I can buy a set….
Tuesday, August 28th, 2007 at
Popular celebrity chef Rachael Ray has her own range of excellent cookware which includes the 5qt hard anodized aluminum non stick saute pan.
And it is the Rachael Ray Hard Anodized Nonstick 5-Quart Oval Saute Pan with helper and glass lid that we are featuring as our product of the week.
Now there are some features that make this pan a real asset in the kitchen.
- The handy 5qt size makes it ideal for cooking up a decent sized meal.
- The non-stick surface makes for healthy cooking as you require only a little or no added oil.
- It cleans up quick and easy because no food will stick to the non-stick surface.
- Oven safe to 400° F.
- There is a convenient handle helper .
- Although it is a large pan it fits on one burner, so you save cooking space on your stovetop allowing you to have other pots cooking at the same time.
- It is made from hard anodized aluminum which is an excellent conductor of heat, giving you an even spread of heat so that your food cooks evenly without hotspots.
One of the drawbacks with aluminum is that it is a relatively soft metal which means it can dent and scratch easily. However this problem has been overcome by a process known as anodization which causes the aluminum to oxidize and ultimately harden, thus giving you a strong durable piece of cookware.
This piece has the signature Rachael Ray orange colored silicone handles which give you a comfortable grip, are non-slip and heat resitant to 400°. So you pop the whole saute pan into the oven if you want to finish off the cooking process.
When it comes time to lift the pan, whether to serve or remove from the stove, the handle helper will ensure you have a good grip for when you are lifting a pan full of food.
You will find that the Rachael Ray Hard Anodized Nonstick 5-Quart Oval Saute Pan will be one of those pans that gives you a great deal of practical use and will be a great addition to the Rachael Ray cookware set.
Click the following link to read our full review of the Rachael Ray 10pc Cookware Set.