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Calphalon Contemporary Stainless Steel 12 Quart Stockpot

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  • 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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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 33 x 26.9 x 33 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 4.2 Kg
  • Item model number: LR8612P
  • ASIN: B000F7AO5Y
  • Date first available at Sept. 23 2010
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #450,948 in Home & Kitchen (See Top 100 in Home & Kitchen)
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Product Description

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.

From the Manufacturer


Calphalon Contemporary Stainless Cookware is constructed from stainless steel that makes it dishwasher safe.

Classic Stainless Contemporary Stainless Tri-Ply Stainless Tri-Ply Copper
Classic Stainless Contemporary Stainless Tri-Ply Stainless Tri-Ply Copper
Construction Stainless steel with impact-bonded aluminum base Heavy-gauge aluminum core between two layers of brushed stainless steel Heavy-gauge aluminum core with polished stainless steel exterior and brushed stainless steel interior Heavy-gauge aluminum core with polished copper exterior and brushed stainless steel interior
Handles Long, stay-cool stainless steel Cast, brushed, stainless steel Cast, polished, Cool-V stainless steel Cast, polished, Cool-V stainless steel
Lids Tempered-Glass Tempered-Glass, wide metal bands stabilize lid Tempered-Glass, wide metal bands stabilize lid Stainless Steel
Cleaning and Care Dishwasher-Safe Dishwasher-Safe Dishwasher-Safe Hand Wash
Oven Safe To 500 Degrees F 500 Degrees F 500 Degrees F 450 Degrees F

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Most Helpful Customer Reviews on (beta) HASH(0x9f6df18c) out of 5 stars 44 reviews
15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9f551e28) out of 5 stars Representation Issue Dec 25 2010
By Gregory J. Landretti - Published on
As of this date, I do not believe the 12-qt stock pot shown on the Amazon site is the same as the 12-qt on the Calphalon site. In fact, I do not think that the Amazon image is the 12-qt pot. It looks like the 8-qt. All of my other cookware in the Contemporary line are "completely" clad. That is, they have an entirely smooth exterior surface and the sides are thick. The 12-qt as shown on the Calphalon site--and the one I received, is clad ONLY on the bottom--like other less expensive pots. The sides are relatively thin--like less expensive pots. At first I thought I received the wrong pot. Only after looking at the Calphalon site did I notice the difference. Having said this, I am not sure it is a huge issue because the bottom is where you need the heat for a large stock pot. Aside from the issues I mentioned, the pot is an beautiful as the others in the Contemporary line and the lid has a wonderfully snug fit. Under decent heat, the pot brings and hold water at a roiling boil which is perfect for cooking pasta.
25 of 29 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9f58545c) out of 5 stars NOT WHAT IS PICTURED! March 18 2011
By JHS - Published on
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This is advertised as a tri-ply pot -- but what I just received was an ordinary steel pot with an aluminum disk brazed to the bottom. In fact, the pot I was sent looks nothing like the one pictured: the shape is different, the lip is different, the pot is different.

$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.
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9f5858a0) out of 5 stars burns and stains Jan. 16 2013
By rbl - Published on
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I thought I was getting my wife nice pot for a present she wanted. First time use food burned and stuck to the bottom. The bottom inside and out stained as well as the inside walls. I can't get the stains and some of the food burn marks off. My $20 pot from Wal-mart does better than this. Not Happy at all! Contacted Calphalon and they are sorry but they don't make this pot anymore. They did not offer and exchange or an upgrade. Nor did they do anything about the narrative describing the pot. Be carefull and check to see if the item you are buying is still a good item with the manufacturer before you buy! I guess I'm stuck with a 99.00 flower pot.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9f5858b8) out of 5 stars Calphalon Contemporary Stainless Steel 12 quart stockpot Jan. 18 2012
By F.Fay - Published on
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This is my first purchase of a Calphalon encapsulated bottom pan. I own other Calphalon pans that are 3 ply stainless steel. I recently cooked pea soup in this stockpot on low heat for two hours and when I stirred the bottom the pea soup was scorched. If you are looking for a heavy duty stockpot this is not one I would recommend. Pay the extra money and get All-Clad.
8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9f585870) out of 5 stars Warning! This has Aluminum only on bottom, not sides! Jan. 5 2013
By JohnnyAppleCider - Published on
Warning! The description from Amazon is utterly misleading! This Contemporary line DOES NOT contain aluminum on the side walls, only on the botton. If you want aluminum on the side walls, go for the Tri-ply line. The use of the term "Aluminum Core" or "Full Aluminum Core" is very misleading. Also, use caution with the label "Tri-ply" since that could mean only on the bottom; aluminum sandwiched between two layers of stainless steel...(Fine Print: "but only on the bottom.")

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.

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