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ouzo's picture

replacing a calphalon pan (post #56050)

Hello enablers! Meet my very old 4 qt calphalon pan.  I think it's shot.  Pictures attached  - what do you think?  It has been well used, as you can see.  It's  had a pretty long life - it was received as a wedding gift nearly 23 years ago (the 22nd!). 


Now, it's time for a replacement.  The rest of the other pans received at the same time are fine, so I am only looking for one pan.  Last year I added a 9.5 qt oval Le Creuset to my collection.  I'm  considered another, smaller Le Creuset - maybe a 5 qt.  However, for the longest time, I've lusted for the All Clad sauté pan shown below.


Edited - giant photos -oops All-Clad Copper Core Sauté Pan, 2-Qt.



"The best tricks are the simplest and the simplest tricks are the oldest" -Simon the owl


Edited 3/12/2008 1:33 pm by ouzo

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ouzo's picture

(post #56050, reply #1 of 25)

Here they are resized:

"The best tricks are the simplest and the simplest tricks are the oldest" -Simon the owl

  No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted - Aesop, The Lion & the mouse

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Gretchen's picture

(post #56050, reply #3 of 25)

Have you inquired if they will replace it? I thought they had a lifetime guarantee.

Gretchen

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ouzo's picture

(post #56050, reply #4 of 25)

I didn't even realize there was a warranty.  I guess it's worth a try.  It appears that it's considered a Calphalon One Anodized.  The website claims the following:


Calphalon One cookware is built to withstand high temperatures without warping.


A few years ago, it became warped.  We put it between two heavy boards, cushioned it with towels and hammered it back into shape with a sledge hammer.  I don't think I'll mention the pan beating.


Hey, what happened to enabling!


"The best tricks are the simplest and the simplest tricks are the oldest" -Simon the owl

  No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted - Aesop, The Lion & the mouse

Marcia's picture

(post #56050, reply #6 of 25)

It would be nice for Calphalon to know that the pan warped, but mentioning the pan beating might be counterproductive. Good luck. If they replace it, you still need another new pan just for your aggravation. :)

wonka's picture

(post #56050, reply #9 of 25)

I've had several caphalon pans replaced. They are pretty good about honouring their warranty.

slycat's picture

(post #56050, reply #17 of 25)

I took one of my pans, probably 12 years old, to Williams Sonoma just last year, told them DH did not buy them there, but this pan was shot and could they help me by telling me where to send it. They took the pan, sent if off and a few weeks later I got a replacement in the mail. No questions asked.


Cathy

Wolvie's picture

(post #56050, reply #19 of 25)

calphalon will replace that - and you can still get another pan. If no one else is around, Crate and Barrel or WS should take the pan and get you a new one.


That being said - you could have done that before the bottom of that pot looked like that - I've never had one do that, or not to that extent - the only one that did develop a spot where the finish came off was replaced for me with no questions asked - no receipt as they had been purchased over 18 years earlier at that time. As for that pot, I would definitely not use it anymore. So tary not, go get yourself 2 pans/pots for one.:-)


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soupereasy's picture

(post #56050, reply #10 of 25)

If she has had it that long it is of much better quality than those they would replace it with.
I have an old one and they told me to send it in and they would replace it. The newer calphalon is much lighter than the old stuff. She would be better off just replacing it.
My 2 cents worth, and I have lots of calphalon!

Gretchen's picture

(post #56050, reply #13 of 25)

Ummmm. Free is free, as far as I am concerned. I wouldn't turn down a free piece--and if needed buy what I was going to do anyway.  Seems logical to me.

Gretchen

Gretchen
ouzo's picture

(post #56050, reply #14 of 25)

The lighter construction of today's Calphalon bothers me too.  It seems like they try to hide the thinner pan wall a bit by curling it out at  the edge, doesn't it.  A few years ago, I added one of their wok's to my collection.  I was surprised by how much lighter it is. 


Anyway, finding out that it possibly could be replaced for free is not an opportunity I will pass up.  Then, I'll go get another saute pan.  I was shopping just last night.  A 6 qt All Clad or Viking is heavy!


 


"The best tricks are the simplest and the simplest tricks are the oldest" -Simon the owl

  No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted - Aesop, The Lion & the mouse

Gretchen's picture

(post #56050, reply #15 of 25)

Aren't there a number of "lines" of Calphalon? I know Target carries one that is VERY light. I thought Calphalon One or Commercial was pretty heavy.

Gretchen

Gretchen
MNMike's picture

(post #56050, reply #16 of 25)

Calphalon just replaced three of my old sauce pans, a 1.5qt, 2.5qt, and 3.5qt.  These were each 9-12 years old, and has lost most of the anodizing on the bottom.  Replaced without any questions, but replaced with new "Calphalone One" hard anodized.  Supposedly equivalent, but WAY lighter weight.  Not impressive, but better to get a few more years out of these new lightweights than to just throw away the old ones.



Edited 3/13/2008 7:54 pm ET by MNMike

Geoffchef's picture

(post #56050, reply #2 of 25)

Before you shell out for AC look at Cuisinox. The company ought to pay me for advertising for them, but they really are excellent quality at a much better price. FC agreed in a recent comparison of 4 Qt. saucepans.
At my local outlet all stock is currently 50% off in anticipation of their new induction ready line. Perhaps a similar deal is available at your local purveyor. Or you could take a jaunt to Vancouver.

 


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ADAM'S APPLE, n.
A protuberance in the throat of man, thoughtfully provided by Nature to keep the rope in place.
Ambrose Bierce - The Devil's Dictionary

 

ouzo's picture

(post #56050, reply #5 of 25)

Thanks for directing my attention to the article in FC#86 about Cuisinox.  I missed it.  Another pan to consider....and maybe I can find it for a good price.

"The best tricks are the simplest and the simplest tricks are the oldest" -Simon the owl

  No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted - Aesop, The Lion & the mouse

nexus's picture

(post #56050, reply #7 of 25)

If you can find it around here for a better price than the All-Clad Stainless pans Please let me know.


Thanks,


Cheryl

ouzo's picture

(post #56050, reply #8 of 25)

Have you got your eye on a Cuisinox?

"The best tricks are the simplest and the simplest tricks are the oldest" -Simon the owl

  No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted - Aesop, The Lion & the mouse

nexus's picture

(post #56050, reply #12 of 25)

I haven't actually SEEN one but I'm open to something other than All-Clad to expand my horizons. Every place I've seen them on line had prices higher than I've seen the All-Clad for at that place Marie Luise recommended on line or even at Mrs. Cook's in University Village. Should I tempt you to go down there? I work right across the street.


Cheryl

Plover's picture

(post #56050, reply #18 of 25)

Does the Happy Cooker carry Cuisinox? Anyone else in the city? I've been contemplating a 12" skillet.

Geoffchef's picture

(post #56050, reply #20 of 25)

D.A. Neal's on Berry St.. Better hurry though, he's starting to run out of a few items. And once you start using Cuisinox you're going to get hooked - I have 6 or 7 now. Retired all the Paderno except for emergencies.

 


ADAM'S APPLE, n.
A protuberance in the throat of man, thoughtfully provided by Nature to keep the rope in place.
Ambrose Bierce - The Devil's Dictionary


 

 

ADAM'S APPLE, n.
A protuberance in the throat of man, thoughtfully provided by Nature to keep the rope in place.
Ambrose Bierce - The Devil's Dictionary

 

Plover's picture

(post #56050, reply #24 of 25)

Geoff, I stopped in at the Happy Cooker today on my way to have dinner with a friend at Mise (yum) and they have an excellent selection of Cuisinox. I didn't have time to check the prices. Plus I got cornered by the Henkel rep who was there at the same time trying to flog the Henkel cookware. She was obnoxious, but the cookware actually looked pretty good. Anyone out there ever used it? I'm shopping for a 12" skillet. The 14" Calphalon non-stick(ish) one I have is kinda thin and really too large for my stove elements - only the centre really heats properly.

Geoffchef's picture

(post #56050, reply #25 of 25)

Surprise! I have a 12" Henckels skillet. It's very good - my most used pan. The handle's a little wierd but it works. But if the Cuisinox isn't half price head for D.A. Neal's. You'll love the store anyway - especially the big clearance area in back.

 


ADAM'S APPLE, n.
A protuberance in the throat of man, thoughtfully provided by Nature to keep the rope in place.
Ambrose Bierce - The Devil's Dictionary


 

 

ADAM'S APPLE, n.
A protuberance in the throat of man, thoughtfully provided by Nature to keep the rope in place.
Ambrose Bierce - The Devil's Dictionary

 

Marie Louise's picture

(post #56050, reply #11 of 25)

I've had Calphalon replaced for pitting on the bottom; from your pictures it looks like you have that as well.

I'd get a free replacement AND buy that saute pan.

Marie Louise's picture

(post #56050, reply #21 of 25)

I was in Sur La Table yesterday for a little after-work retail therapy. I looked at the All Clad "French" pans. Nice, but not that different from their regular frying pans and saucier pans to justify a purchase.

I did spot a $200 stainless steel frying pan that was so wonderful I thought long and hard about it. I think it was made by Demeyere. It was heavier than my copper frying pan-almost the weight of a piece of Le Creuset.


Edited 3/14/2008 8:52 am by Marie Louise

debpasc's picture

(post #56050, reply #22 of 25)

Hey, these pictures look like two of my Calphalon Pans!  My pasta pot -- maybe scarring from salting water before the boil?  My smallest sauce pot after cooking fresh cranberries.  The others -- sauce pans, skillets, everyday pan -- are fine.  Maybe I need to go to W/S and drop them off.

sheellah's picture

(post #56050, reply #23 of 25)

If you have your heart set on an All-Clad saute the best deal is at Macys. They have the 3.5 qt. version with a domed lid which makes it more useful as you can cook taller things with the cover on. It's exclusive to them and is a promo piece (same quality though) and it's only $99.99.

If you want a deeper one, more like your Calphalon photo, you can get their 6 qt. deep saute for $159.99. Same diameter but taller at about 4". Williams Sonoma has a version of it with tongs and an All-Clad fryer basket that fits it perfectly for $199.99.

Also www.cookwarenmore.com is running an All-Clad sale now with 20% off their reduced prices. Be aware though these are seconds with minor cosmetic defects.