Before You Cook
Before using your cookware for the first time, wash in warm, sudsy water and dry thoroughly. Do not season your pan.
Safe for use on gas, electric, electric coil, halogen, and ceramic cook tops.
Preheat the pan using the heat setting you intend to use when cooking, before adding butter or oil. Do not use aerosol cooking sprays.
Do not rush the preheating process by using high heat.
Experiment with heat settings; start with medium heat and adjust as needed.
Use high heat for boiling liquids only.
Use medium-high heat for searing, sautéing, frying and stir-frying.
Use a medium heat setting for reducing liquids, pancakes, sandwiches and omelettes.
Use low heat to warm foods, simmer or prepare delicate sauces.
Butter or Oil
Use the ‘butter test’ to determine whether your pan is hot enough for sautéing. Simply wipe a dab of butter on the bottom of the pan. If it bubbles briskly without burning, your pan is perfectly preheated.
When searing or sautéing, a small amount of butter or oil is all you need. Your recipe may call for more; if so, we recommend that you follow the recipe.
Allow the oil or butter to heat for a minute before adding food to the pan.
Oven & Broiler Use
Safe for oven and broiler use. Handles will be very hot; use a potholder or oven mitt to prevent burns. Glass covers are oven safe to 450°F and should not be used for broiling.
CAUTION!!! Use caution when using Calphalon cookware in the oven. Handles will become very hot. Always use a potholder or oven mitt to prevent burns when removing pans from the oven.
Always use caution when cooking on the stovetop or when using cookware in the oven.
Short handles, high cooking temperatures and long cooking times can cause handles to get hot on the stovetop or when used in the oven.
Safe for use with all utensils.
Remove food from the refrigerator 10 minutes before you intend to cook. Ice-cold food is more likely to stick to a hot pan.
Cleaning & Care
Allow pans to cool completely before washing. Never immerse a hot pan in cold water as this will cause irreparable warping.
Hand wash only – not dishwasher safe. NEVER place cookware in an automatic dishwasher, or use abrasive cleaning pads or cleansers that can damage the pan and void the warranty.
DO NOT USE abrasive cleaners or cleaning pads, oven cleaners or other caustic cleaning solutions, baking soda, bleach, or liquid household cleaners used for floors, porcelain, etc. to clean the pans. These types of cleaners will damage the finish and void the warranty.
Clean the pan with a liquid dishwashing detergent such as Dawn® and a non-abrasive sponge or soft bristle brush.
For stubborn, burnt-on spots, allow your pan to cool, then soak in hot, soapy water for 10 minutes. Burnt-on foods will lift off after soaking.
Maintain with Bar Keeper’s Friend® cleanser and a Scotch-Brite™ pad, being sure to rinse thoroughly.
Dawn® is a registered trademark of Procter & Gamble. Bar Keeper’s Friend® is a registered trademark of SerVaas Laboratories. Scotch-Brite™ is a trademark of 3M.