Calphalon Contemporary Non-stick Fry Pan Review

The Calphalon Contemporary Nonstick Fry Pan was designed with convenience and ease of use in mind. The Calphalon Nonstick comes in various sizes and is full of user friendly features.

Since this fry pan is completely non-stick, it completely eliminates the need for oil which makes it a great and healthy alternative to conventional fry pans. Oil and butter should be used to enhance flavor.

The pan’s handle has an ergonomic and very comfortable design, and is completely heat resistant. All in all, this pan is a great offering from Calphalon and should please cooking enthusiasts around the world. Let’s take a closer look at some of this fry pan’s features:

Product features 

  • Hard anodized exterior for added durability
  • Fully non-stick interior coating
  • Tempered glass cover with stainless steel handle that has been reinforced with a stainless steel band
  • Well designed user friendly shape
  • Easy to grip, long, cast stainless steel handles.
  • Maximum temperature capacity: 450 deg F
  • Lifetime warranty

The Good

The designers of the Calphalon Contemporary Nonstick Fry Pan have designed this fry pan to make it as user friendly and versatile as possible.  The sides of the pan have a curved shape which makes it great for pouring foods.

Its low profile also helps when stirring the content of the pan. We found that this frying pan’s distinctive shape was especially great when turning over fried eggs, omelets and pancakes.

The hard anodized exterior adds durability to this fry pan. The exterior has been cast using heavy duty high grade aluminum and is very heat efficient. This unit can withstand hours of continuous use without chipping or cracking.

The inside of the pan features 3 layers of non-stick coating and you’ll only need to use a few drops of oil when frying in this pan. This will help reduce your calorie intake while keeping all the taste of your favorite fried foods.

The Calphalon Nonstick can be used for a wide variety of cooking techniques. It comes equipped with a long, cast stainless steel handle that has been double riveted to the pan for added strength.

The glass dome shaped cover is made of tempered glass for toughness and it has been reinforced with a stainless steel band. The dome shape prevents moisture and flavor from escaping and insures that meats and other foods cooked in this fry pan remain their taste and tenderness.

The glass dome cover also gives you a clear view of the food so you can monitor the cooking process. Since you do not need to lift the lid to see how your food is cooking, it will help you save heat and cut energy losses.

Though the Calphalon Nonstick Fry Pan is a very robust fry pan, it is very lightweight and easy to use. It comes with a lifetime warranty and it is reasonably priced for a unit of its category.

The Bad

Some customers have complained that the pan does not heat up evenly and must be used at medium heats for maximum efficiency.

Another issue with this pan is that the non-stick coating could get damaged if cold water is poured in while the pan is still hot. However, this can be avoided by using this unit with care.

The non-stick coating on this pan also has to be treated carefully for it to last. You need to follow the cleaning instructions to the letter if you want the pan to maintain its non-stick properties.

Our Verdict

Overall, the Calphalon Contemporary Nonstick Fry Pan is a very convenient, versatile and user friendly fry pan.  You can tell that the people at Calphalon have designed this unit with users in mind.

Its distinctive shape makes cooking a variety of foods a breeze and the curved sides makes whisking and stirring foods in this pan easier than ever. Its glass cover is another great addition and this unit will look very stylish in your kitchen. In addition to that, this pan is also very easy to handle thanks to its surprisingly lightweight given the heavy duty materials it is composed of.

The entire range of Calphalon Fry Pans is reasonably priced and offer great value for the money. They also come with a lifetime warranty, which is great to know in case something happens. All in all, the Contemporary Non-Stick Fry Pan from Calphalon is a great buy and comes highly recommended by us.