Calphalon Commercial hard-anodized pans are made for the more serious cook who is looking for kitchenware built to last a lifetime. This large-size, 12-quart stockpot is good for soup, stews, and pasta, and its heavy-gauge aluminum construction also stands up to deep frying. The looped handles are easy to grip and stay cooler than you might expect, thanks to V-shaped splits where they meet the pan, but it's still a good idea to keep hot pads nearby. The nonporous and nonreactive hard-anodized surface resists sticking and doesn't affect the flavor or color of food. It's also tough enough to handle stainless-steel utensils and vigorous whisking. Unlike pans with plastic or wood handles, the extremely sturdy all-metal construction provides you the flexibility to take the pan to the oven or broiler. But do remember to hand wash your Calphalon pans--dishwasher detergents are bad for the finish and their use voids the lifetime warranty. --Dale Steinke
0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
Excellent product, and I got it free!, May 5, 2023
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3 of 6 people found the following review helpful:
Lid doesn't sit properly on pot, Mar 23, 2023
I bought the pot and found the lid is warped and doesn't sit on the pot properly. It was too late to try to return the item. Check right away if you do buy.
1 of 11 people found the following review helpful:
caphalon, Mar 19, 2023
Have not used this , looks like a great item,
IS a Birthday gift so they won't get it till fall.
3 of 5 people found the following review helpful:
large stock pot, Mar 13, 2023
I must say this is great stock pot. heavy and sturdy my wife loves this thing. My mother inlaw is in awe of this and our entire calphalon set that we bought. Highly recommend specially when you get this for free.
11 of 17 people found the following review helpful:
awful, Feb 26, 2023
Why would anyone want pots that can't be used on high heat, can't be washed in the dishwasher or can't be scoured for fear of removing their anodized finish. My Calphalon professional pots were very expensive and it makes me sick that they have preformed so poorly.
I am a real cook and use my pots several times a day, I need them to work, not just look good and this cookware is ridiculously tempermental. After leaving them on the heat too long, just once, they warp. Food sticks easily to them and they are very hard to clean because you can't use steelwool or abrasive pads. After a guest put one in a dishwasher by mistake, the pot finish was ruined, and I had aluminum coming off on my food. I am someone who takes good care of my things, and it is impossible to clean these well without removing the finish. I had taken some comfort in the "lifetime" warantee, I tried to return them, but the warantee, like this cookware is absolutely useless!