Calphalon Classic Omelette Pan

Last updated date: September 12, 2019

DWYM Score
7.9

Calphalon Classic Omelette Pan

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Overall Take

In our analysis of 149 expert reviews, the Calphalon Calphalon Classic Omelette Pan placed 10th when we looked at the top 10 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

Editor's Note October 16, 2019:
Checkout The Best Omelette Pan for a detailed review of all the top omelette pans.

Expert Summarized Score
7.5
6 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
8.6
1,267 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
Thanks to its tempered glass lid, you will find this pan to have a much broader use than regular omelet pans. It also enjoys a durable hard-anodized aluminum construction that makes the pan durable and long-lasting.
- Noble Rate
The material this pan is made of is hard-anodized aluminum which means it has a thicker layer of a natural oxide layer on the surface. What it does is that it makes the surface of the pan non-sticky, scratch resistant and easy to clean. The inner surface being non-sticky is an essential prerequisite for making an omelet with a smooth, glossy texture.
- Food Shark Marfa
This frying pan from Calphlon is reliable to use. With a cover and hard anodized coating, this frying pan is durable.
- Fission Review
For faster cooking, and better cooking convenience, a lid is included with this unit. This lid helps lock flavors in for better flavor absorption. This as well speeds up cooking time as you do not lose any heat in comparison to lidless models. And even better, the lid is see-through, so all guesswork is out of the question.
- Chef's Resource
July 25, 2019 | Full review
The pan is made of a hard-anodized aluminum and it heats up very quickly. It’s great for not just eggs but sautéing and frying too.
- Mom Dot
The Calphalon 1932340 Classic Nonstick Omelet Fry Pan features dual-layer nonstick surface for easy free cooking and with the cover coming in with tempered glass lid.
- Broad Review
What experts didn't like
It can take one or two minutes longer to preheat the pan compared to other pans because of the dual layer and anodized aluminum surface.
- Food Shark Marfa
This frying is only available in one size.
- Fission Review
Only good for low and medium stovetop heat.
- Chef's Resource
July 25, 2019 | Full review
Cannot be used on an induction cooktop.
- Mom Dot

From The Manufacturer

The Calphalon classic nonstick 12-Inch fry pan with cover is made with dual-layer nonstick for extra-easy food release and cleanup, and constructed from durable hard-anodized aluminum for fast and even heating. The long stainless steel handle feels comfortable in your hand and stays cool on the stovetop. Gently sloped sides and flared edges make this large non stick frying pan ideal for preparing multiple servings of eggs, omelets and other delicate foods. Includes oven-safe tempered glass lid to help foods retain moisture when cooking.

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Calphalon Classic Omelette Pan
10. Calphalon Classic Omelette Pan
Overall Score: 7.9
Expert Reviews: 6

An Overview On Omelette Pans

When you’re craving a classic American breakfast, you can’t do much better than an omelet. The mighty omelet is a customizable eggy favorite for any day of the week. But your omelets can wind up limp and deflated without the perfect omelette pan.

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Omelette pans, or sauté pans, are shallow stovetop pans that heat up quickly and evenly. Many home cooks prefer to use non-stick sauté pans. The slick surface makes it easier to flip your omelet, and non-stick pans rinse clean in seconds.

“Non-stick pans are, for my money, one of the most important inventions of the 20th century,” says our resident kitchen expert Julie Chernoff, member of Les Dames d’Escoffier, dining editor of Better magazine and food journalist. “That said, not all non-stick pans are created equal. You’re looking for a well-balanced pan; it should be solid, with a heavy stainless steel or copper base for even heating, but should not be so heavy you can’t pick it up with one hand.”

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If you’re using a stainless steel pan, you’ll have to add a little oil.

“The sides should be gently sloped, which makes it easier to get a spatula around the sides,” Chernoff advises. “Only wood, plastic or silicone utensils should be used on the surface to avoid scraping or damaging the non-stick surface.”

Cast iron pans aren’t recommended for making omelets; they’re better for slow cooking, braising and stewing hearty foods.

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Eco-friendly stone earth pans are another option for cooks who want the benefits of a non-stick pan without the chemicals in the non-stick coating. These pans are covered in a stone-derived coating that resists scratching. The stone earth doesn’t use any controversial chemicals that you might find in other non-stick pans. 

The best omelette pans have flat, wide bottoms for conducting heat evenly. Good pans also have long handles that don’t conduct heat to keep your hands and skin safe. Some pans come with silicone handle covers for extra grip and added safety; if you’re looking to make fritattas or other dishes that get finished in the oven, make sure your handle is metal or silicone only.

Heavier pans made from tough metals will last longer. If the surface of your pan is damaged, consider replacing it immediately.

Now that you know your omelette pan basics, check out our Tips & Advice for more tidbits.

DWYM Fun Fact

The eggs in your omelets are the most versatile, affordable and nutritious ingredients in your kitchen. There’s a lot you can learn about your eggs simply by looking at them. If you’re eating a brown egg, the color tells you that it came from a larger, heavier breed of chicken. Does your egg have a very thin shell? That means it was laid by an older hen. Eggs from young hens have thick shells. 

If the eggs you bought this week have a darker yellow or orange yolk compared to your last grocery trip, that means they have higher levels of cancer-fighting antioxidants. The shade is determined by your hen’s diet, and hens eating on a free-range eat more nutrient-dense foods.

If you can’t remember how long ago you bought your eggs, dunk one in a glass of water. Older eggs have more air beneath the shell, so they’ll float. Fresh eggs will sink to the bottom. 

The Omelette Pan Buying Guide

  • Omelette pans come in an array of sizes. The right size for you will depend on the size of your cooktop, the size of the omelettes you want to make and the amount of storage space you have. Smaller pans are about eight inches in diameter, while larger pans can run up to 14 inches in diameter.
  • If you have a dorm-sized oven or limited storage space, you’ll want to go for eight-inch pans. If you have a standard-size oven and a large kitchen, you can buy whatever size you’d like.
  • Omelettes don’t need to be finished with a few minutes in the oven, but hundreds of other dishes do. Many non-stick omelette pans are oven-safe up to a certain temperature. Check the instructions on the packaging and your pan’s temperature rating before you toss it in the oven. You’ll also want to make sure that there’s no plastic anywhere in the pan, especially in the handle. 
  • You can create incredible breakfasts for years if you properly care for and store your omelette pan. In general, stainless steel cookware is dishwasher safe. Aluminum cookware and non-stick pans are not. Hot temperatures from the dishwasher can even cause cracks or chips in a non-stick coating. 
  • To clean non-stick or aluminum omelette pans, take them off the burner and let them cool down. Once they’ve reached room temperature, you can wipe the pan down with dish liquid and a no-scratch sponge. Let the pan air-dry.
  • The way you store non-stick omelette pans affects their longevity. You don’t want to stack other pans or cookware on top of the non-stick pan; this can damage the coating. Storing it on its side or hanging it from a hook will help maintain the non-stick coating.