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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.

  • 8.5-qt. Contemporary Nonstick Dutch Oven with Lid by Calphalon

8.5-qt. Contemporary Nonstick Dutch Oven with Lid by Calphalon


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MSRP: $180.00 Our Price: $99.95 SPECIAL: $79.96

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13-in. Contemporary Nonstick Deep Skillet by Calphalon

Price for both: $159.92

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We love the Calphalon 8.5-qt. Contemporary Nonstick Dutch Oven with Lid for its versatility. The large capacity accomodates enough chili, stew or gumbo for a large crowd, making it an ideal choice for entertaining. Use this Calphalon Dutch oven to sear a roast on the stovetop to give it a beautiful caramelized crust, and then complete the cooking process in the oven. Since it's dishwasher safe and sports an easy-to-maintain nonstick surface, cleanup is always simple. The hard-anodized aluminum construction of this Dutch oven with lid minimizes the risk of hot spots, so your dishes come out evenly cooked. The two cast stainless steel handles are sturdy, so you can move this pot with confidence. This 8.5-quart Contemporary nonstick Dutch oven comes with a full lifetime warranty, ensuring many years of use.

Best Used For:

Use this Calphalon Dutch oven to make large batches of hearty ragout or spicy gumbo. It's designed for braised dishes, such as chicken all'arrabbiata or beer-braised short ribs, but it's also ideal for family favorites like cioppino and New England baked beans.

  • Made from hard-anodized aluminum for even heating
  • Nonstick surface makes cleanup simple
  • Durable cast stainless loop handles offers secure handling
  • Calphalon Dutch oven is oven safe to 450 degrees F
  • Dishwasher safe; lifetime warranty
  • Capacity: 8.5-qt.
  • Cleaning & Care: Dishwasher Safe
  • Height: 7.25-in.
  • Length: 14.88-in.
  • Material: Heavy Gauge Hard Anodized Aluminum
  • Origin: China
  • Warranty: Lifetime Warranty

More Contemporary Nonstick by Calphalon


  • Excellent and very useful pot

    I recommend this product.
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  • big enough

    my 6 quart dutch oven would foam right to the top when I made jams and jellies. this pan is big enough to let the jam boil like crazy, but not reach the top of the pot. i expect it will also be a great chili pot when the weather turns cooler.

    I recommend this product.
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  • it is a pleasure to cook with this product

    I use this pot for when the family comes to visit and it is wonderful for one pot meals

    I recommend this product.
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  • Customer Reviews for 8.5-qt. Contemporary Nonstick Dutch Oven with Lid by Calphalon

  • Overall Rating:

    4.5 out of 5 stars, based on 12 ratings

    83% of reviewers recommend this product

    83% say this is a "good value"

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  • Used the pot almost immediately to cook Crawfish Etoufee. Worked perfectly and not a thing stuck in the pot. Terrific size for doing large stews, etc, when you expect a crowd or cooking to freeze. Love it.

    I recommend this product.
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    • March 6, 2014
    • By: Susan
    • From: LA
    • I Cook: Very Often
    • Style: Family
  • Best Pot Ever !!!

    Great pot for cooking large roasts, spaghetti sauce, chili, on the stove or in the oven. Easy clean-up even after hours of cooking. Love the glass old Dutch oven had a non-see-thur lid which was very inconvenient, especially to use in the oven. Love that Calphalon!

    I recommend this product.
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    • March 4, 2014
    • By: Willene
    • From: GA
    • I Cook: Every Day
  • No Quality Control by the Manufacturer.....

    The pot I received had a bump in its interior as if some dirt was left behind prior to its non-stick surface application. I expect a higher end manufacturer to do a thorough quality control of all its products before made available for sale. For me, this is just unacceptable and very disappointing. I decided to return it for a full refund, and have no plans to buy other products from this brand.

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    • January 15, 2014
    • By: Georg
    • From: FL
  • Great Pot!

    This is my 'go-to' chili pot! Lets you make a whole bunch, and keeps it simmering evenly for hours -- just like it's supposed to! Best chili pot I've ever worked with!

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    • January 5, 2014
    • By: Curtis
    • From: IL
    • I Cook: Very Often
  • it is a pleasure to cook with this product

    I use this pot for when the family comes to visit and it is wonderful for one pot meals

    I recommend this product.
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    • October 30, 2013
    • By: Elisabeth
    • From: CO
    • I Cook: Very Often
    • Style: Party Host
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