Calphalon on Special
A couple months ago I noticed that a favorite pot of mine, a 3-qt, chef’s pan, was not looking very good. It was an in expensive pot that I’d picked up on a whim one day. The size was good and it was red. I’m a sucker for red kitchenware. Over the years it’s been used a lot and has been one of my favorite pans but, as less expensive pans tend to do, it was now showing it’s wear. I made a mental note that I’d need to replace it soon.
And then about a week ago I noticed that Calphalon was having one of its sales where they substantially mark down some of their pots and pans. Fair warning: this is sometimes as they are getting ready to discontinue a line. I don’t know for certain this is the case but something you might want to keep in mind. I have a lot of Calphalon and I love it. Most of my pieces are from another line that is now discontinued, the professional hard anodized line. So when I noticed the specials I decided to check them out.
This time the discounted pieces are from the Tri-ply copper line. These pieces have copper on the outside, an aluminum core for even heat distribution and a stainless interior for easy clean-up. Crate and Barrel is carrying a couple of the pieces, so I was able to physically check them out. But the biggest selection of pieces is online at Amazon. I liked the feel and the look of them – although I do wonder how much work the copper will take – so I picked up a couple pieces.
The first, the Calphalon Tri-Ply Copper 3-Quart Chef’s Pan, is the replacement for my little red pan. I also picked up the Tri-Ply Copper 12-Inch Everyday Pan just because I liked the look of it. The 5-Quart Saucier and the 2-1/2-Quart Shallow Saucepan are also marked down and I have these pans in the professional hard anodized versions. I love them both and use the 2 1/2 quart saucepan so much that I bought two of them.
If you are in the market for new cookware or a fill-in piece or two, you may want to check this sale out.