Calphalon Contemporary Stainless Steel 12 Quart Stockpot
- 12-quart stockpot with stainless-steel layers around aluminum core
- Sculpted, stay-cool handles on each side
- Domed, tempered glass cover for see-through convenience
- Dishwasher safe; pot and lid oven-safe to 450 degrees F
- Covered by Calphalon's lifetime warranty
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Now, style-conscious home chefs with taste for all things modern have a new line of cookware to call their own: Calphalon Contemporary Stainless. Calphalon Contemporary Stainless is the first cookware to bring stunning, contemporary design into the home kitchen. Crafted from lustrous, brushed stainless steel and featuring clean lines and curvaceous silhouettes, Calphalon Contemporary Stainless expresses the very soul of modern style. Along with sophisticated style, Calphalon Contemporary Stainless delivers the professional performance you expect from all Calphalon cookware. A full aluminum core, sandwiched between the stainless steel interior and exterior of each pan, provides superb conductivity and even heating throughout the vessel. So you'll enjoy fabulous results on the stovetop, in the oven and in the broiler. Handles stay cool and comfortable on the stovetop and glass covers make it easy to keep an eye on what you're cooking. Calphalon Contemporary Stainless is also dishwasher-safe for easy clean-up. Great tastes come to those who wait. This Calphalon 12qt stock pot is ideal for stews, stock, chili and other moist-cooked dishes. Heavy-gauge aluminum is responsive to temperature changes, whether you're slowly simmering or rapidly boiling. Calphalon's stock pots are designed for easy cooking, easy cleanup and maximum performance. Add a stainless insert for your pasta-making pleasure.
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$99 is not a bad price for a tri-ply stock pot, but one can buy a disk-bottom pot of similar quality just about anywhere for half this price. I'd have to say this was a complete rip-off.
Beware of misleading advertising. The box for this product has a label on the bottom that says "Aluminum bottom," but you won't know that until you order and receive the product.
There is also a large difference in the quality of stainless steel metal used between Calphalon's Contemporary and Tri-ply lines; Tri-ply is higher quality metal. I advise getting assurance it's 18/10 stainless steel, at least on the food surface. Calphalon "does not" use 18/10 in all of their products for cooking surface. Key point: 18/10 is not magnetic, so it won't work on induction stoves; you want 18/0 exterior layer for induction stoves, but still should have 18/10 for interior surface.
(Again, this is all speculation: I haven't drilled through the pot to take a "core sample" but it certainly looks like a steel pot with an aluminum bottom to the untrained eye.)