Calphalon Elite Nonstick Steam & Poach

Developed through a unique collaboration between Calphalon and Williams-Sonoma, the Elite cookware collection sets a new standard for nonstick performance. Metal utensils won't damage the release performance of the durable, triple-layer nonstick interior, and the specially textured surface excels for searing foods-two key features that set this collection apart from other nonstick cookware. Made in the USA and exclusively ours, Elite cookware is also PFOA-free and dishwasher safe. To simplify healthy cooking, our special set pairs a 5-qt.-capacity Dutch oven with an dual-function insert. The reversible stainless-steel insert works as a steamer on one side and a poacher on the other. You can also use the Dutch oven on its own. Includes a reversible stainless-steel insert with silicone handles. The perforated insert functions as an efficient steamer on one side, elevating foods above simmering water. Flip the insert over to create a lower cooking surface for poaching foods in simmering liquid. Use the Dutch oven without the insert for simmering, braising or cooking pot roasts. Premium hard-anodized aluminum ensures excellent heat conduction and uniform cooking. Triple-layer nonstick surface is durable enough to withstand metal whisks, spoons and spatulas. Textured Sear nonstick interior seals in flavor when browning or searing foods and is PFOA-free. Polished stainless-steel handles are riveted. Ergonomically shaped handles offer a secure grip and comfortable lifting. Low-profile tempered-glass lid lets you view contents during cooking. Dishwasher safe.
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4 of 4(100%)reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
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Review 1 for Calphalon Elite Nonstick Steam & Poach
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
LisaGinNY
,Champlain
,NY
March 31, 2015
Ability level:Intermediate
Has owned product for:1 - 4 weeks
Uses product:Every day
Would You Recommend? Yes
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How did I ever live without this?!
March 31, 2015
Finally "splurged" on this and so glad I did! I've used it every day since I got it, and I LOVE it. Easy to use, easy to clean, and everything turns out perfectly. But here's why I was motivated to write a review: I was steaming asparagus, and got distracted doing something else. When I returned to the kitchen, I immediately noticed a burning smell, and figured both my food and the pan were surely ruined. I'm pleased to report my asparagus spears were totally fine (and delicious!). But the bottom of the pan was all black and gross (because the water had steamed way down during my extended absence). My first thought was that I love this pan so much I was totally ready to buy another one... but lo and behold, I put it under running water, took a sponge to it, and the whole layer of crispy black burnt grossness just wiped right off!!! Now THAT'S impressive! I've been a long time Le Creuset fan, but this experience and my love of this set has turned to me into a Calphalon convert!
Pros: Durable, Easy to Use, Quality, Easy to Clean, Color, Easy to Store, Size, Versatile, Shape, Design, Weight
Review 2 for Calphalon Elite Nonstick Steam & Poach
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
JessRecipe
,Dallas
,TX
March 19, 2015
Ability level:Advanced
Has owned product for:6 - 12 months
Uses product:Once a week
Would You Recommend? Yes
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Perfect for Steaming
March 19, 2015
I have owned this pot for almost a year and I use it about once a week, primarily for steaming. When I first got this, it mad a crackling noise, but when I asked for advice from Williams Sonoma's customer service, they immediately shipped me a new one. Since then, I've never had an issue.
Pros: Durable, Easy to Use, Easy to Clean, Versatile
Review 3 for Calphalon Elite Nonstick Steam & Poach
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
ScottishTerrierLover
,VA
Virginia
March 16, 2015
Ability level:Intermediate
Has owned product for:1 - 3 months
Would You Recommend? Yes
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5 Quarts of Goodness
March 16, 2015
This is my go-to pot for so many things; soups, pasta, stews. I replaced an old pot where the non stick finish had deteriorated badly. I'm very pleased with its' look, function and durability.
I own nine pieces of the Calphalon Elite line and am pleased with all of them.
Pros: Durable, Easy to Use, Quality, Easy to Clean, Size, Versatile, Design
Review 4 for Calphalon Elite Nonstick Steam & Poach
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
ChefBoRdee
,MO
January 25, 2015
Ability level:Advanced
Has owned product for:1 - 3 months
Uses product:Once a week
Would You Recommend? Yes
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Three in One!
January 25, 2015
This Steamer/Poacher/Roaster is great! I've used it to poach salmon to perfection, vegies like asparagus and then roasted a beast with lots of red wine and other stuff! It is well worth the price of admission and the taste of the finished product! If you have a family of two or more, it should be even better!
Pros: Durable, Easy to Use, Quality, Easy to Clean, Color, Easy to Store, Size, Versatile, Shape, Design, Weight, there are no cons!