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Best Kitchen Calphalon Essentials
It is nice to have a good set of kitchen equipment. It makes your cooking more fun and easier. Your cooking equipment and gadgets should be something that help you with your cooking and not add pain and worries. So, when buying your kitchen equipment, you shouldn't just consider its design but also the durability and functional features of the product.
Calphalon is one of the best selling brands when it comes to kitchen tools and cookery sets. They make both stainless steel and nonstick pans and cookwares as well as numerous other products. No kitchen is complete without a few Calphalon kitchen essentials.
These are my essential essentials.
Calphalon Contemporary Nonstick 10- and 12-Inch Omelet Pans, Set of 2
A good pan needs to be nonstick. It makes cooking and cleaning easier if you have a good nonstick pan. This Calphalon is a set of two nonstick griddles. One is 10 inches in diameter while the bigger pan measures 12 inches in diameter. These are hard anodized aluminum pans with a nonstick interior. With stay cool handles, cooking becomes a breeze..
These pans can be placed in the oven too - just up to 450 degrees temperature. They heat evenly - so no hot spots and places to cause burns.These are great for anything from frying eggs, to omelets and any other sauté work. Must have essentials - superb quality that will last a life time.
Simply Calphalon Nonstick 6-Piece Bakeware Set
This Simply Calphalon Nonstick bakeware set is a great addition to anyones kitchen. This package includes two round cake pans, a cookie sheet, a rectangular cake pan, a 12 cup muffin pan and a medium loaf pan. This set includes the basic bakeware pans any kitchen must have if you plan to do any sort of baking.
These are made from heavy gauge carbon steel, are sturdy and very durable. They bake evenly and have a superb nonstick coating that slides out your cakes and pastries easily. The edges are wrapped to avoid warping at high temperatures - and they do a great job. For $30 you have just about every baking tin a body will need.
Calphalon Nylon 4-Piece Utensil Set with Spoon, Slotted Spoon, Slotted Turner, and Pasta Fork
These set includes all the necessary kitchen utensils that you need. It includes a spoon, a slotted spoon, slotted turner and a pasta fork. It saves your other Calphalon cooking sets from scratches because they are non abrasive nylon tools that won't scratch your non-stick equipment.
They are dishwasher safe and heat resistant up to 400 degrees. These are really nice nylon utensil set. Unlike other nylon tools that are flimsy, each piece of this set is solid with a sturdy easy to grip handle.
Once again great value for money and at $20 - you will probably never need another nylon tool.
Calphalon 3-Piece Wood Utensil Set
If you want something that would protect your nonstick equipment from scratches, but prefer the feel of wood, this Calphalon 3 piece wooden utensil set is perfect. It is crafted from solid beech wood so you know you have good quality and durable utensils. They have a natural oil finish that is very versatile and beautiful.
This set includes a tasting spoon, all purpose turner and a small slotted spoon. Since they are made up of wood, the handles do not heat like other kitchen utensils. You will just have to hand wash these items because the high temperature of a modern dishwasher will damage them very quickly.
Simply Calphalon Nonstick Hard-Anodized 10-Piece Cookware Set
This is a set of 10 piece cookware that includes 2 saucepans with lids, a covered sauté pan, a stock pot and 2 skillets. This really has your basic cookware essentials taken care of. They are made up of hard anodized exterior which doesn't chip or crack, heat up pretty fast and evenly and have a 2 layer nonstick surface on all pans which makes cooking easy and superb food release.
Apart from that - they are easy to clean - just make sure you use soft sponges to preserve its nonstick features. The pots have domed glass coverd with silicone handles while the pans themselves have stainless steel handles with silicone accents.
Just be sure and use wood or nylon utensils with these.