Cookware - Calphalon Bakeware
Cooking is an integral part of our lives. In fact most of us spend at least 2 hours a day in the kitchen. We make breakfast, lunch and usually a big meal in the evening, so wear and tear on our cooking untensils is hug. And of course over the years the amount of cooking utensils and pots and pans we get through must be a huge amount.
I know that I always seem to be buying new frying pans or knifes and forks, and even more so saucepans and kettles. I have no idea why I get through them so quickly, maybe it is because I use too many every time I bake, or maybe it is because I am too heavy handed with them. So I thought this time I would invest in a decent set of Cookware. Browsing around on the Internet, I came across something called Calphalon cookware.
After reading about it, I was suitably impressed enough to order a set of saucepans. So far they haven't let me down. In the old days I was quite happy to just use non stick cheap pans. These were great to start with but after a couple of months they all seemed to crack or peel. Calphalon Cookware is different.
Take, for example the Calphalon Unison Nonstick pan. it is constructed of heavy gauge, hard anodize aluminium and a 3 layer proprietary Sear non stick and Slide non stick interior. Now I have no idea what this actually means in scientific terms, but believe me when I say that it is good! Very good.
The story of Calphalon
Back in 1963, a man named Ronald Kasperzak bought a small company in Ohio. The company specialised in a range of aluminium products. Kasperzak at that time loved fine food, good wines and great entertainment. And being such a lover of food he decided that his future would be in the manufacture of cooking implements.
Aiming at the market in commercial food service industry, he seemed to have hit the nail on the head. He realised that cookware was sorely lacking. So he aimed to produce good quality cookware. He went from strength to strength and within 10 years was the second largest supplier to restaurants.But then came his great idea that if he started to use the new aerospace and architectural technology which entailed using an electrochemical process called hard anodizing, this would give the aluminium a uniquely durable surface. Clever eh? Not only did this make it harder than stainless steel, it would also produce high conductivity and make the heating a lot more even.
The name Calphalon started in 1977 after changing it from Home Cooks. Always being one step ahead, Calphalon saw where there future lie. And since then they have produced thousands of kitchen items.
A great variety of Cookware
There is one thing that I like when buying any sort of cookware. Whether it be pots and pans, or even a good quality baking dish. I like to stick to the same make. I have tried mixing and matching over the years and sometimes I have been lucky enough to get a good quality casserole dish, but have been disappointed with a Stir fry. There is nothing more frustrating than trying to cook a great meal for guests and finding that half of the food has got stuck to the bottom of the pan! Now I am not saying that sometimes it is all the fault of the cooking implement. I must admit to not being that great a cook! But I think that after 30 years of cooking, I do know more or less how to cook most things. The trouble is that if you buy anything for the kitchen, you must try and get good quality goods. One of the most common and dangerous things that have happened to me in the past has been that the handle of the pan has actually come of in my hand when cooking! Can you imagine how that turned out? Holding a pan and transferring the food to the dinner plates, and then without warning the handle just dropped off! So now I make sure that even if I have to spend a little bit more, I do it for my own peace of mind.
Calphalon also do a great range of cutlery. Whether you are wanting a Knife block set, or just a single Kitchen knife, each come with the hardened high carbon no stain German steel. These knifes and scissors are also much easier to sharpen.And not only that, they last much, much longer than ordinary knifes. The quality is such that the price is well worth it. How many knifes would you need to buy ordinarily compared to one of these? Another great thing is that they are also rust resistant, and keep free from stains and discoloration. Can't get better than that! I have spent many a boring hour stuck at the kitchen sink trying my hardest to get my knifes forks and scissors clean! This will certainly save on time, and is also much more hygienic. I will definitely be buying all my cookware from Calphalon in the future, I believe I have discovered the best out there on the market today. And I am sticking to it!