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Our History

Our mission at Calphalon is to be the approachable culinary expert in kitchenware, enhancing the home chef's food experience during planning, prep, cooking and baking.


And here's how it all began...


1963 – Original Calphalon Company Founded: Commercial Aluminum Cookware Company

Ronald Kasperzak purchases Commercial Metal, a small metal spinning company in Perrysburg, Ohio. Renamed Commercial Aluminum Cookware Company, Ron's purpose is to expand and upgrade the limited line of aluminum cookware for the food service industry.


1968 – A Renaissance in Cookware

Commercial Aluminum Cookware is the first company to adapt and apply a new technology developed by the aerospace industry. Hard anodizing is an electrochemical process of treating raw aluminum to create a new professional line of cookware called Calphalon.


1976 – Calphalon Hard Anodized Goes Retail

Calphalon Professional Hard Anodized enters the retail market. For the first time, consumers experience the superior cooking performance and durability that previously only professional chefs enjoyed.


1992 – Calphalon Nonstick Line Premieres

Calphalon premiers a nonstick cookware line: Professional Nonstick from Calphalon. With the development of a new cooking surface, the "Calphalon" product name evolves into a brand name.


1994 – Utensils and Bakeware Launches

Calphalon expands its portfolio with the launch of its utensil and professional bakeware lines. A decade later, utensil designs were updated to better meet consumer needs.


1997 – Announcing The Calphalon Corporation

Under its new name, The Calphalon Corporation reveals a new cookware line — Calphalon Commercial Nonstick — featuring Cool V handle technology.


1998 – Newell Purchases Calphalon

With the Newell purchase, The Calphalon Corporation joins a family of well-known brands, including Levolor, Sharpie and Goody. The following year, Newell purchases the Rubbermaid brand, changing its name to Newell Rubbermaid.


2001 – New Tri-Ply Stainless

Calphalon launches Tri-Ply Stainless Steel cookware, designed with three layers that deliver even, consistent heating, while matching the beauty of stainless steel with the cooking performance of aluminum.


2002 – Calphalon Extends Into Cutlery

The same high standards of performance, durability and design that made Calphalon cookware distinctive for more than 25 years now distinguish Calphalon Traditional Cutlery.


2003 – Contemporary Platform: A Design Masterpiece

This beautifully designed collection includes cookware and cutlery. Contemporary Nonstick cookware features multi-layer nonstick for ultra durability and lasting release. Contemporary Stainless Steel cookware combines professional performance with dishwasher safe convenience. And Contemporary Cutlery offers consumers a unique feature: the name of each knife etched into the end of its handle, so there is never a doubt which knife you are pulling out of the block.


2005 – Introducing Katana Series™ Cutlery

Crafted from ultra-hard Japanese VG-1 steel, our Katana cutlery features beautiful Damascus clad blades.


2007 – Introduction of Classic Nonstick Bakeware

Calphalon Kitchen Gadgets introduce soft touch control zone handles for comfort and better control. The collection includes a can opener, ice cream scoop, garlic press, 2-way grater and more.


2009 – Introducing Unison: Two Cooking Surfaces with Dishwasher Safe Nonstick

Calphalon Unison Nonstick cookware offers professional results with nonstick convenience. Two surfaces make the difference: the revolutionary, ultra-smooth Slide Nonstick surfaces releases foods effortlessly, and a specially textured Sear Nonstick surface seals in flavor. Each surface is designed to enhance the specific cooking purpose of the pan. The perfect pair — in one set. Calphalon Unison Nonstick is also dishwasher safe.


2011 – Commercial Hard-Anodized Returns

Calphalon re-launches Commercial Hard-Anodized cookware, exclusively for our gourmet retailers. Updated with glass lids and cast stay-cool stainless steel handles, our original hard-anodized cooking surface offers commercial performance and lifetime durability.


2011 – Calphalon Brings Color to the Kitchen

Calphalon introduces Contemporary Nonstick Bronze Anodized Edition Cookware. The elegant bronze color is created when heavy-gauge aluminum undergoes a unique hard-anodization process resulting in fully-infused color that lasts a lifetime.


2012 – New Nonstick Bakeware

Calphalon launches new Nonstick Bakeware. We've improved our bakeware by adding interlocking nonstick layers to deliver high performance release. In fact, it releases up to 2 times better than Calphalon Classic Bakeware.


2012 – Precision Cutlery Delivers Optimal Edge Retention

New Precision Cutlery stays sharp and delivers exceptional performance when chopping, slicing, mincing and more. The handle is designed with a unique, bar-shaped rivet.


2012 – AccuCore, Easy System™ and Enamel Cast Iron Cookware Launch

Calphalon launches AccuCore Stainless Steel cookware, featuring five layers with a copper core for controlled, even heating. Easy System Nonstick cookware is designed for easy, everyday cooking with helpful features such as etched fill lines, pour spouts and straining lids. And Enamel Cast Iron cookware is designed to maintain heat for flavorful results, and is available in richly colored red or blue enamel for a one-of-a-kind finish.


2013 – Contemporary Design. Ultra-Durable Nonstick. And Easier Cleanup Than Ever Before.

Calphalon Contemporary Nonstick cookware has been redesigned to be dishwasher safe, for professional performance and the convenience of easy clean up. Calphalon Contemporary Nonstick Dishwasher safe has a triple layer, PFOA-free nonstick coating for lasting release that is ultra-durable. The exterior is made of heavy gauge, hard anodized aluminum for even heating. The cool-touch stainless steel handles are oven safe up to 450°F. The stunning, contemporary design looks beautiful in any kitchen, so whether you're a kitchen newcomer or an accomplished gourmand, Calphalon Contemporary Nonstick Dishwasher Safe makes it easy and fun to experiment with a new recipe or technique.


2014 – Durable for Easy, Everyday Cooking

Calphalon Classic™ Stainless Steel cookware is designed for durability and easy, everyday cooking, with pour spouts, fill lines, and covers with integrated straining holes. Pans are made from brushed stainless steel with impact-bonded aluminum bases for fast, even heating, and are dishwasher safe for easy cleanup. Calphalon Classic™ Nonstick and Ceramic cookware lines will be available December 2015.


2015 – Knives Stay Sharp for a Lifetime

Calphalon SharpIN™ Cutlery withSelf-Sharpening Technology features ceramic sharpeners built into the block that automatically sharpen straight edge knives with every use. Contoured handles are comfortably balanced and labeled on the end so you can pull the correct knife out of the block every time. Sets include a well-chosen assortment of knives for all your food prep tasks, including dicing, chopping, slicing. SharpIN™ Technology is available in Classic, Contemporary, and Precision cutlery lines.


In the News

9/24/2014 – Calphalon Introduces "Culinary Daring. Dishwasher Safe."

Calphalon®, the leader in premium cookware and kitchenware, has launched a new advertising campaign titled "Culinary Daring. Dishwasher Safe." which promotes the addition of dishwasher–safe convenience to the brand's best-selling Calphalon Contemporary Nonstick Cookware line.


6/27/2014 – Calphalon Launches #CouplesCooking Social Media Photo Sweepstakes

Calphalon, the leader in premium cookware and kitchenware, announces the start of its #CouplesCooking sweepstakes. Now through September 1, couples can share photos of memorable meals they've created on Calphalon's Facebook page for a chance to win the $1,000 Grand Prize.


8/15/2013 – Calphalon Contemporary Nonstick Cookware Is Now Dishwasher Safe for Easy Cleanup

Calphalon®, the leader in premium cookware and kitchenware, announces the improvement of top-selling Calphalon Contemporary Nonstick cookware for Fall 2013. Now, this customer-favorite cookware collection featuring Calphalon's signature hard-anodized aluminum exterior is dishwasher safe.


7/1/2013 – Calphalon Introduces Ceramic Nonstick Cookware with Eco-Friendly, PFOA-Free Nonstick

Calphalon®, the leader in premium cookware and kitchenware, announces the launch of Simply Calphalon Ceramic Nonstick, an innovative new cookware collection featuring durable ceramic nonstick cooking surfaces made without PFOA or PTFE. Now, home cooks can prepare delicious meals with eco-friendly cookware.


5/23/2013 – Calphalon Introduces Pressure Cooker With Innovative One-Button Locking Lid

Calphalon®, the leader in premium cookware and kitchenware, announces the launch of the Calphalon 6 Qt. Stainless Steel Pressure Cooker. With its one-button locking system, uniquely designed lid and intuitive pressure-regulating controls, the Calphalon 6 Qt. Stainless Steel Pressure Cooker is exceptionally safe and easy to use.


10/29/2012 – Calphalon Precision Series Cutlery Designed for Optimal Edge Retention

Calphalon®, the leader in premium cookware and kitchenware, announces the launch of Calphalon Precision Series, fully forged cutlery that features precision-honed blades for long-lasting edges.


10/10/2012 – Calphalon Introduces AccuCore Premium Stainless Steel Cookware with Copper Core for Controlled and Even Heating

ATLANTA (Oct. 10, 2012) – Calphalon®, the leader in premium cookware and kitchenware, continues its legacy of cookware innovation with the launch of Calphalon AccuCore® Stainless Steel, cookware designed with five individual metal layers – including a copper core – for controlled, even heating and optimum cooking performance.


10/10/2012 – Calphalon Introduces the 5 in 1 Removable Plate Grill, Giving Home Cooks Increased Versatility and Convenience in the Kitchen

ATLANTA (Oct. 10, 2012) – Calphalon®, the leader in premium cookware and kitchenware, announces the launch of the Calphalon 5 in 1 Removable Plate Grill giving busy families a broad range of cooking options with a single countertop appliance.


10/10/2012 – Calphalon Introduces Enamel Cast Iron Cookware, Designed to Maintain Heat for Flavorful Results

ATLANTA (Oct. 10, 2012) – Calphalon®, the leader in premium cookware and kitchenware, announces the launch of Simply Calphalon Enamel Cast Iron, a beautiful collection of cookware that evenly distributes and steadily radiates heat for tender and flavorful cooking results.


9/20/2012 – Calphalon Introduces Easy System Nonstick Cookware

ATLANTA (Sept. 20, 2012) – Calphalon®, the leader in premium cookware and kitchenware, announces the launch of Simply Calphalon Easy Systemâ„¢ Nonstick, cookware designed with an array of premium features to make everyday cooking easier and more convenient for home cooks.


9/20/2012 – Calphalon Introduces 2 and 4 Slot Toasters

ATLANTA (Sept. 20, 2012) – Calphalo®, the leader in premium cookware and kitchenware, announces the launch of its newest 2 and 4 Slot Toasters exclusively featuring the Opti-Heat System® for accurate temperature control and even heat delivery providing perfect toasting results.


9/13/2012 – Calphalon Announces Contemporary Nonstick Cookware Sales Event

Calphalon®, the leader in premium cookware and kitchenware, today announced the start of its once-a-year Contemporary Nonstick Cookware sales event. Now through Oct. 7, 2012, Calphalon is taking 20% off the suggested retail price of selected Contemporary Nonstick and Contemporary Nonstick Bronze Anodized Edition open stock cookware.


8/29/2012 – Calphalon Introduces the XL 9 Speed Blender with 6-Sided Blade

Calphalon®, the leading manufacturer of professional quality cookware and kitchen electrics, announces the launch of the Calphalon XL 9 Speed Blender. With its six-sided stainless steel blade and powerful, 600 watt motor, the Calphalon XL 9 Speed Blender is precisely engineered to pulverize fruits, vegetables, ice and more. Intuitive, multi-function controls let home cooks choose from nine speeds, including a pulse setting.