Calphalon Impact Bonded Stainless Steel Cookware, 10-Piece

Last updated: December 7, 2022


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Product Details

In our analysis of 103 expert reviews, the Calphalon Impact Bonded Stainless Steel Cookware, 10-Piece placed 10th when we looked at the top 16 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

Built to last with time saving features, the Calphalon Classic Stainless Steel 10 pc. Cookware Set features etched fill lines that make measuring easy, and covers with straining holes that line up with pour spouts to drain liquids so you don’t have to use a separate colander. The pots and pans are made from brushed stainless steel with impact bonded aluminum bases for fast, even heating, and are dishwasher safe for easy cleanup. The 10 pc. set includes a great selection of pans that exel at everything from cooking eggs to searing steaks. Set includes: 8″ Frying Pan, 10″ Frying Pan, 1.5QT Sauce Pan with Cover, 2.5QT Sauce Pan with Cover, 3QT Sauté Pan with Cover, 6QT Stock Pot with Cover. From the Manufacturer Set includes 8-inch Fry Pan, 10-inch Fry Pan, 1 1/2-quart Sauce Pan and Cover, 2 1/2-quart Sauce Pan and Cover, 3-quart Sauté Pan and Cover , and 6-quart Stock Pot and Cover.

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Julie Chernoff
Culinary Expert

Julie Chernoff is a long-time member of Les Dames d’Escoffier (past president of the Chicago Chapter, and current co-chair of the LDEI Legacy Awards Committee), the Association of Food Journalists (AFJ) and the International Association of Culinary Professionals.

Chernoff is the dining editor of Better, a lifestyle website and print magazine. Her journalism started in the test kitchens of Weight Watchers Magazine. She holds a BA in English from Yale University and is a graduate of the California Culinary Academy. She has spent the last few decades styling, photographing, teaching, developing recipes, editing, thinking and writing about food.

Expert Reviews


What reviewers liked

It is designed in such a way that makes it durable as well as beautiful at the same time. There is nothing more for a product to perform and look gorgeous, that becomes its greatest USP. This cookware in the discussion is one such example as it is made out of bonded aluminum bases that can resist high impact with a stainless steel body.
The handles are ergonomically designed, which means they are easy to hold and provide a secure grip.
This durable set will last a long time, while looking good. The impact-bonded base provides fast, even heating while the long handles are designed to be ergonomic and to provide a secure grip, even when the pan is full of hot food. The handles are double-riveted for security.
This set is dishwasher safe. The Nonstick and Ceramic models are not. While stainless steel cookware is harder to cook with, you have the convenience of dumping the cookware into the dishwasher. Neither do you need to be extra gentle with it since there is no nonstick coating to maintain.
Safe to use on the stove, oven or broiler, and compatible to use with the dishwasher, it makes your life in the kitchen not only easier but also a true pleasure.
It offers professional results; plus, they add a polished look to any kitchen. It comes complete with all of the essentials that you’ll need to prepare a delicious home cooked meal.
Built-in strainers and measuring lines are helpful. Induction ready, and broiler safe. Lightweight, but provides even heating with aluminum base.
One incredibly nice feature of this set is the addition of fill lines on the inside of the pots. You can measure liquid without using any additional tools. This makes cooking soups, stews, and sauces very easy.
This set highlights pots and dish with advantageous carved imprints for simple estimating, and safety glass covers with stressing openings that line up with pour gushes so you don’t need to utilize a different colander when depleting fluid.

What reviewers didn't like

One complaint was that the pans stained quite easily after only a few uses.
This steel alloy cookware set has aluminum sandwiched between the layers of steel only at the bottom. For this reason, the sides seem to conduct heat a bit slower compared to the bottom of the pans and pots.
Some users said that they became discolored.
Not a non-stick coating, so food can burn and stick to surface. Walls and base are thin. Lid handles can get very hot.
View our Stainless Steel Cookware buying guide for in-depth advice and recommendations.

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