The term "everyday pan" refers to an all-purpose pan that excels in a variety of situations, but it could just as easily describe the frequency with which you'll use this Calphalon beauty. Featuring an elegantly rounded body with twin helper handles and a tempered glass lid, the Contemporary Nonstick 12-inch pan sears, browns, and sautés vegetables and meats with little effort, while also serving as a quasi-casserole for such dishes as jambalaya or stroganoff. Its curved sides can even accommodate whisks to replicate the function of a large saucier. And, like all Calphalon Contemporary Nonstick cookware, this pan is designed to sit confidently on the dinner table with other serving dishes and dinnerware. If anything, this pan's graceful countenance enhances rather than detracts from your place settings. Contemporary Nonstick cookware is made of durable hard-anodized aluminum, delivering quick, even heating on the stovetop or in the oven. It also includes an exclusive nonstick coating that won't chip, peel, or flake, and--most importantly for many consumers--that cleans easily. The brushed stainless-steel handles stay cool on the stovetop and are riveted to the sides for durability. In addition, the handles' elegantly contoured shape complements the handle on the tempered glass lid (with a stainless band), which fits tightly over the pan's flared rims to seal in flavors and nutrients. The pan is oven-safe to 450 degrees F and carries a limited lifetime warranty. --Rivers Janssen
Whether you’re preparing a delicate Bearnaise or a meaty marinara, Calphalon’s nonstick sauce pans are designed for easy low-fat and no-fat cooking, easy cleanup and maximum performance. heavy-gauge aluminum construction guarantees even, efficient heating. The rolled, matte-finish Cool Touch handle stays cool on the stove top and provides a stable grip. Plus, the rounded bottom perimeter helps you scrape every spot inside the pan so no tasty spoonful goes to waste.