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Calphalon Premier Stainless Steel 11-Pc Cookware Set Review

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The Calphalon Premier Stainless Steel 11-Pc Cookware Set has three layers of metal that provide even heating and durability. It has a heavy-gauge aluminum core sandwiched between two layer of stainless steel. These layers extend from the bottom up through the sides of the pan.

The tempered glass lids allow you to keep an eye on your meal without taking the lid off and losing moisture. The pots and pans in this set can be used on induction cooktops as well as gas, electric, and glass stove tops. 

Calphalon Premier Stainless Steel Pots and Pans, 11-Piece Cookware SetCheck price and availability

The 11-piece Calphalon Premier Stainless Steel Pots and Pans includes the following:

  • 10" fry pan 
  • 12" fry pan with lid
  • 1 1/2 qt saucepan with lid
  • 2 1/2 qt saucepan with lid
  • 3 qt  sauté pan with lid
  • 8 qt stockpot with lid


  • Thick gauge aluminum allows for even heat distribution across the pan
  • Comfortable, curved handles easy to grip
  • Everything you need to sear, simmer, and boil
  • Glass lids to monitor cooking 


  • Handles get hot after prolonged simmering or boiling
  • Expensive


A thick gauge aluminum core is sandwiched between two layers of stainless steel. The exterior is brushed stainless steel.

While some prefer steel covers, the tempered glass lids add an extra touch of elegance and convenience. They fit perfectly and seal in heat and moisture. You will find that even when leaving your lid ajar, your pots and pans still maintain a stable heat.

The stainless steel handles are attached with two stainless steel rivets. The handles stay relatively cool to the touch through most bouts of cooking thanks in part to the vent. There is an opening at the end of the handle so you can they can be hung on a pot rack.

The pots and pans are oven safe to 450°F so your meal can go from the stovetop to the oven.

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If the Calphalon set isn't quite what you are looking for, another stainless steel option is the Duxtop Tri-ply Induction Cookware Set.

Another alternative is the Cuisinart Multiclad Pro Stainless Steel 12-Piece Cookware Set. It too has a tri-ply construction with great heat retention and distribution. Additionally, unlike the Calphalon 11-pc set, a steamer insert and lid is included and the lids are stainless steel.

Cuisinart Multi-Clad Pro Stainless Steel 12-pc Set

  • 8-Inch Open Skillet
  • 10-Inch Open Skillet
  • 1 1/2-Quart Saucepan & Lid
  • 3-Quart Saucepan & Lid
  • 3 1/2-Quart Sauté Pan & Lid
  • 8-Quart Stockpot & Lid
  • Steamer Insert & Lid
  • Lids are stainless steel

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