Review: Calphalon Commercial Stir Fry Pan – Healthy Stir Fry Cooking

calphalon-commercial-stir-fry-panIf you’re on a path to healthy eating or would just like a little more variety in your menu planning, you may have thought about stir-fry. The
Circulon 14-in. Nonstick Circulon Elite Stir Fry Pan
will help you keep your health in check being able to stir up large pots of veggies without all the oil or butter that you typically need to use.

At 10 inches wide and 3 inches deep, there is space enough to cook a meal for a small family in the pan, getting everyone on a healthier eating track.

Not only is the nonstick surface on the inside of the pan promising, but if you have had a stir-fry pan in the past, you know one of the flaws is the cracking and peeling that happens on the outside of the pan because of the heated surface. Not in this case. The exterior of this pan is guaranteed never to fail. And it’s also oven safe, just in case you come up with a creative way to stir-fry in the oven.

Additionally, if you are going to stir fry traditionally, you may want to be able to toss those veggies in the air a time or two. Thankfully, the Calphalon Nonstick Stir Fry Pan has been made with what is called the Cool V handle. Essentially that means it has a great grip and is easy to hold on to for all those food aerial tricks.

What We Like

  • Made to Calphalon’s professional standards, offering unsurpassed cooking performance, superior construction and lasting durability
  • This pan has a great multi-layer nonstick surface called LRS3 (Lifetime Release System) -reinforced for excellent food release and easy cleaning
  • Made of heavy gauge aluminum giving you even heat distribution and no hot spots
  • It’s oven safe to 450° F
  • The Stay Cool V stainless handle which stays cool on the stove top and  is comfortable to hold.
  • It is easy to use and cooks evenly
  • It is big enough to create a nice little meal
  • It’s lightweight and easy to store

What We Don’t Like

  • If you are planning on feeding a lot of people, you will need more than one pan.
  • It would be nice if it came with the lid or even an option to buy a fitting lid so you can keep the steam inside.

Sounds Just Right For My Family – Where Can I Buy the Calphalon Commercial Stir Fry Pan?

Review: Calphalon Commercial Hard-Anodized 9-Piece Cookware Set

Calphalon Commercial Hard-Anodized 9-Piece Cookware SetIt doesn’t matter what you need to cook, Calphalon Commercial Hard-Anodized 9-Piece Cookware Set will make sure you can get the meal done on time.

Not only is this set of pots and pans attractive with their charcoal finish and matching lids, but also they are also very multi-functional pieces. This begins with that fact that they are nonstick without any special type of coating. The nonstick in this case comes from the stick-resistance in the metal. That means no peeling of coating and that you can, in fact, use metal utensils while cooking with these pots and pans.

The hard-anodized make up of these pots also allows for even heating on the stovetop or the broiler.

Finally, the shape of the lids on these pots will help keep your casseroles moist. The lids have a special dome shape that will drip that rising moisture right back into the pot instead of letting it stay on top of the lid and away from your food.

Included in this set are:

  • Covered Shallow Saucepan – 2 ½ Quarts With Lid
  • Skillet – 8 Inch
  • Skillet – 10 Inch
  • Skillet – 12 Inch
  • Casserole – 3 Quart With Lid
  • Casserole – 7 Quart With Lid

What We Like

  • The variety in the size of the pieces in this set makes sure you will have the right pot or pan for whatever you want to cook.
  • These pots heat evenly so you don’t have to worry about part of the meal being uncooked or burned to the bottom of the pan.

What We Don’t Like

  • Unfortunately, these are not dishwasher-safe which means hand washing and taking up more time at the sink.
  • Unless you are careful, food items will stick to the pan, which means even more clean up hassle on top of a spoiled meal.

Where Can I Buy the Calphalon Commercial Hard-Anodized 9-Piece Cookware Set?

REVIEW: Circulon Elite 8 and 10 Inch Open Deep Skillets, 2-Pack

Circulon Elite 8- and 10-Inch Open Deep SkilletsThis pair of skillets is like the perfect duet in the kitchen. At 8 and 10 inches, they are the right size to cook nearly anything you need heated and are made to do their job without any major muss or fuss.

This begins with a layer of nonstick coating and continues with the handles that will allow you to take these from the stovetop to the oven and back again. The handles are riveted to the pan and covered with silicon comfort grip handles, which make them a joy to hold. But they are also safe to put in the oven up to 400F. This means you can keep one pan warm while waiting for the other items you are cooking to finish their course or for the family to get together around the table.

Because the Circulon Elite 8 and 10 inch Open Deep Skillets have a nonstick surface, clean up of these pans asks for nothing more than a very mild dishwashing detergent and some warm water. A couple swipes with a cloth, and you’re done.

It is important to note that if you have a ceramic or glass top stove, you may not want to use these pans. The heavy anodized aluminum and your stovetops may not get along well with one another.

What We Like

  • These pans have a great nonstick surface that makes them a joy to cook with.
  • The fact that these skillets are deeper than usual makes cooking foods with oil or that may splash much easier to keep under control.
  • It heats evenly for a great meal every time.
  • Its nonstick surface is easy to clean, just wipe it off and they’re ready to go again.

What We Don’t Like

  • Because of the nonstick coating, they have to be hand washed.
  • They aren’t recommended to be used on ceramic or glass top stoves.

Where Can I Buy the Circulon Elite 8 and 10 Inch Open Deep Skillets ?

REVIEW: T-Fal Initiatives 10-Piece Nonstick Inside and Out Cookware Set

T-Fal Initiatives 10-Piece Nonstick Inside and OutThe T-Fal Initiatives 10-Piece Nonstick Inside and Out is a set that for the money is hard to beat. For well under $100 you get 10 pieces of cookware and for the money it’s pretty decent quality.

This is the type of set I would buy for someone just learning to cook or if you are looking for a cheap cookware set but want something that is quality for the money.

One of the best features of the T-Fal range is the T-Fal Thermospots which are found on the bottom inside surface of the pans. This thermospot turns a solid red when the pan is preheated to the correct temperature. So it lets you know when you can start cooking.

What’s Included

  • 7-1/2 inch saute pan
  • 9-1/4 inch saute pan
  • 10-3/4 inch saute pan
  • 1qt saucepan with lid
  • 2qt saucepan with lid
  • steamer
  • 5-1/3qt Dutch Oven with lid

What We Like

  • The non-stick surface makes clean up quick and easy.
  • The lids are made of glass so you don’t need to constantly remove the lid to see how things are cooking.
  • The handles are welded to the pot and are oven safe to 350F. They also have a loop so you can hang these pots on a rack.
  • The lids have a vent knob to allow you to vent the steam.
  • The Dutch oven is very versatile and can be used for cooking soup or pasta, making stock or boiling up large batches of potatoes and other vegetables.
  • It comes with a lifetime warranty.

What We Don’t Like

  • You can use metal utensils with this cookware.
  • This set is not dishwasher safe so you will need to hand wash.

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Review: Circulon Elite 12-Inch Nonstick Hard-Anodized Round Griddle

Circulon 12? griddleIt’s Saturday morning and the family wants pancakes. They want them hot and now, but you’re using a normal sized skillet or griddle and just can’t seem to cook them fast enough. It’s time for an upgrade to theCirculon Elite 12-Inch Nonstick Hard-Anodized Round Griddle.

This griddle will let you save time by being able to get a lot more cooking on the surface as soon as you pop it on the stove.

In addition to adding a lot of cooking space, the inventors of this one thought about the problems with traditional flat griddles, runoff. If you are cooking sausage on a normal griddle, it will run off the edge, but not this time. This griddle has a slight raised edge that will keep any oil, butter, grease or other liquids inside and off of your stove and burners.

The construction of this pan is going to be just what you want on the stovetop – a nonstick surface that will keep you from getting frustrated while you try to get a meal on the table and a handle that is oven safe (in case you need to keep the food warm while waiting for the family to gather) as well as a handle made with a slip-free material that will help you keep a grip on the pan.

Features of the Circulon Elite 12-Inch Nonstick Hard-Anodized Round Griddle:

  • It is made of hard-anodized aluminum for fast, even heating
  • Circulon-exclusive advanced nonstick formula total food-release system
  • Riveted 18/10 stainless-steel handle with Comfort Grip insert which  ensures slip-free grasp
  • The griddle is oven safe to 400 degrees F
  • It measures approximately 12 x 20 x 2 inches
  • Hand wash with a mild cleanser
  • limited lifetime warrant

What We Like:

  • The pan has a great nonstick surface so the items you cook will come out easily and look great!
  • This is the perfect griddle for more delicate cooking of foods like crepes
  • It heats evenly so you know the items on the griddle are going to cook at the right speed.
  • It’s large enough to be able to make more at a time, which is great if you have a larger family to feed.
  • It’s very easy to wipe up and clean after use.

What We Don’t Like:

  • Because of the nonstick surface, it has to be hand washed.

Where Can I Buy the Circulon Elite 12-Inch Nonstick Hard-Anodized Round Griddle?