by Chandra Hamilton
(Royal Oaks, California, USA)
I started out cooking in cheap, pliable, scratch able pans. You know, the kind you get where the entire set is less than a tank of gas?
And I made some great meals. I also warped the pans, dented the lids and turned the Teflon bottom into a gouged mess.
Then, as if from no where, I discovered Calphalon.
Yes, you have to use plastic utensils to avoid damage.
Yes, you have to wash them by hand.
Yes, they will set you back a good part of your paycheck.
Are they worth it? YES! Each pan is heavy duty, each lid is sturdy and tight fitting. The bottoms don't warp, the handles don't unscrew, they can even go in the oven!
Be sure to check your owners manual for any restrictions and follow all special care instructions. With a few extra minutes of your time you will be able to pass these on to your children when they finally move on to their own homes!