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Calphalon Skillets

These two Calphalon skillets are the top rated and best selling skillets in the Calphalon line.

The 10 inch Calphalon Contemporary nonstick deep skillet is perfect for eggs, frittatas, potatoes and more. Deep sides make it an excellent choice for sautéing.

The 9 inch Calphalon Commercial chef's skillet with lid is perfect for sauces, vegetables and braising and searing small cuts of meat. Both pans are very versatile and can be used for a multitude of cooking tasks.

Positive Features

Both of these skillets are made of hard-anodized aluminum, which distributes heat evenly and quickly. They can both be used in the oven as well as on the stove. While the chef's skillet is not nonstick, it is stick resistant thanks to the sealed anodized surface. The nonstick skillet keeps its interior coating very well through repeated use.

The handles are balanced and designed to stay cool during cooking. The sizes of these two Calphalon skillets are useful for many cooking tasks. The nonstick skillet browns well and cleans easily. It stands up to everyday use without a problem. The price is a good deal on these two skillets, especially when they go on sale.


Some people have noted that the handle is so heavy on the chef's skillet that it tilts the pan off the stovetop. The biggest criticism is that some have had more problems with food sticking than they thought they should be experiencing with the chef's skillet.

The pans can be heavy for some people, but the handle helps balance the weight of a full skillet. The depth of the two skillets also left a little to be desired for some, who were expecting a flatter, shallower skillet.

Product Features

  • Both skillets are made of heavy-gauge anodized aluminum.
  • Both skillets have deep sides for perfect sautéing.
  • Both skillets are safe for glass and ceramic stovetops.
  • Handles are designed to stay cool during cooking.
  • Skillets are oven safe.
  • These Calphalon skillets feature a lifetime warranty.


In conclusion, these two Calphalon skillets rate pretty well. The nonstick 10 inch skillet had very little criticism, performing well every day. The 9 inch chef's skillet had more criticism about food sticking, but others had no difficulties with this versatile pan.

These two skillets make up the top rated and the best selling products in the Calphalon line. Their prices are fair, even moreso when you can find them on sale. They are likely to please most consumers who purchase them.

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