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Contemporary Sale

Contemporary Sale


CONTEMPORARY SALE - This Calphalon Contemporary item is on sale. The current price of this item reflects the savings. Offer valid through September 30, 2014.

  • 2-qt. Contemporary Stainless Steel Chef

2-qt. Contemporary Stainless Steel Chef's Pan by Calphalon

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Price for both: $119.92

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The unique design of the Calphalon 2-qt. Contemporary Stainless Chef's Pan gives it unparalleled versatility. Use it as a fry pan to cook a chicken breast, scramble eggs or toast nuts. It also works as a sauce pan, so you can prepare delicious sauces and make small quantities of rice or risotto. Thanks to the pan's curved sides, a balloon whisk will follow the edges perfectly, ensuring that all of your sauce's ingredients get completely integrated. This pan is also great for reheating soups. Two stainless steel layers encase the pan's aluminum core, giving this pan superb heat conduction. The pan heats quickly and evenly, so you can easily control the temperature of the pan. Because the interior offers a nonreactive surface, you can cook acidic foods in the pan. Use it for tossing homemade tomato sauce with your pasta or for preparing a batch of lemon curd. The durable interior surface allows you to safely use all types of utensils, including your favorite metal ones. This pan features a long handle that stays cool while your food cooks, so you can stabilize the pan while you whisk your sauces. The gentle curve in the handle lets you grip it comfortably, so transferring the pan between your stove and your sink isn't a problem. The clear, tempered glass lid lets you keep an eye on the contents of the pan, and its domed shape encourages moisture to drip back into the pan. Keep the pan looking its best by running it through the dishwasher after each use.
  • Cleaning & Care: Dishwasher-safe
  • Dimensions: 8x3.25-in.
  • Material: Stainless Steel
  • Origin: China
  • Size/Capacity: 2-qt.
  • Special Features: Vessels are oven-safe to any temperature. Lids are oven-safe to 450°.
  • Warranty: Lifetime
  • Weight: 3-lbs.

  • I have a set of the Calphalon stainless cookware, and was making an addition to my set. The design is great, and the handles don't get hot.

    I recommend this product.
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  • A thing of beauty is a joy forever!

    This is truly a beautiful pan. Its lines are sleek and lovely. It has no creases and so could almost be described as a saucier. It has an ample capacity and is the perfect size for most mid-sized applications (bechamel, reheating soup, etc...) I can't burn a sauce in this!!!

    In addition to the fact that this pan is eye-candy hanging from a rack or on your shelf is the fact that the price is out of this world low!!! The only thing that makes my heart pitter pat as much as looking at this pan is the bargain I got here on I shopped around for this and couldn't find a lower price anywhere (including eBay where the lowest price identical pan was at least $10 more after shipping!!!)

    In short, great pan, great price, great customer service... you can't lose!

    I recommend this product.
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  • This is a great 2 qt pot. A prefect size to cook steamed veggies (yes my steamer basked fits and does not interfer with a good tight fit on the lid), for 2 to 4 people. And it is multipurpose - does well for smaller portions of sauces and soups. It heats with a heavenly evenness. And best of all, if it gets even a little stained, it cleans good-as-new with Barkeepers Friend. I can't recommend it enough. No more non-stick for this lady!

    I recommend this product.
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  • Customer Reviews for 2-qt. Contemporary Stainless Steel Chef's Pan by Calphalon

  • Overall Rating:

    4.5 out of 5 stars, based on 47 ratings

    97% of reviewers recommend this product

    97% say this is a "good value"

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  • Great Pan!

    I love this pan. My daughter had given me a set of Calphalon pans and I am so very proud of them. I needed another pan between 1-1/2 qts and 4 qts. This pan is just perfect. I have already used it 4 times and I am sure it will be my "go to" pan every day. Thanks!!!

    I recommend this product.
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    • May 7, 2013
    • By: Doris
    • From: TX
    • I Cook: Every Day
    • Style: Family
  • love this pan. I wish it came in a smaller size also.

    I recommend this product.
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    • April 2, 2013
    • By: Lynn
    • From: NY
  • Good size and love the shape. Heats up evenly.

    I recommend this product.
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    • January 1, 2013
    • By: Patricia
    • From: MN
    • I Cook: Every Day
    • Style: Family
  • Recommended - With Hesitation

    This is the third pan of the stainless steel Contemporary collection that we have purchased. We also have the 8 and 10 inch fry pans. There are both pluses, and minuses, to this collection. On the plus side, the pans heat evenly and achieve cooking temps at lower heat settings. On the minus side, food tends to stick more easily and these pans discolor more easily than two other brands of stainless steel cookware that we have used regularly. The relatively rough brushed finish on the inside of these pans contributes to food easily sticking as there are more surface ridges for the food to latch onto during cooking. More attention than usual must be paid to the food you're cooking to avoid sticking. I would recommend a much smoother, more polished finish to reduce the opportunity for food to stick. Regarding the discolor issue, these pans take a bit more work than our other pans to remove surface discoloration. Calphalon does not publish the quality level of the stainless steel that is used in their pans, but given that our other stainless steel cookware (specifically Revere Ware and Farberware) does not discolor as easily as we have experienced with Calphalon, Calphalon may wish to re-evaluate the formula of the stainless steel that is used in their pans.

    I recommend this product.
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    • June 25, 2012
    • By: Charles
    • From: MA
    • I Cook: Every Day
    • Style: Family
  • Nonstick cookware no longer appeals to me, for a variety of reasons. This line of stainless steel cookware is not only beautiful, but very functional. I use this pot so often, I bought a second one.

    I recommend this product.
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    • June 7, 2012
    • By: Marin
    • From: NC
    • I Cook: Every Day
    • Style: Family
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