Calphalon One Roasting Pan
- Pete Jan 5, 2005 06:52 PM
Does anyone have experience with the Calphalon One roasting pan? I think it is relatively new to the market. Some websites advertise it as nonstick, but others say you can deglaze with it.
Not sure about their roasting pan, but aren't all the other Calphalon One pieces non-stick?
If you're not stuck on adding a matching roasting pan to your kitchen collection (I remember when everything had to be ONE BRAND in the kitchen... bad OCD bad) the roasting pans they have at Costco of all places work great!
Under $60 if I remember correctly, comes with a rack, heavy, won't warp on the stovetop when you deglaze your pan, etc etc.
Not sure who makes it for them. It may be branded as Kirkland Signature... but either way.
Very "cost effective" roasting pan.
(And the nice dark finish helps that oh-so-important searing step at the beginning!)
One version is truly "Non-stick" one is "Infused Anodized" which I would describe as semi-non-sick. When They were still making this line, the Infused Anodized was generally rated as the best roasting pan, above All-Clad and other stainless competitors.
Having owned several pieces of this cookware I can say that the small sauce pots and the roasting pan are the best pieces. The larger pots and skillets tend to warp a bit over time, and the surface layer has long-term durability issues. When the pans are in good condition, however, they do cook beautifully and clean up a bit more easily than comparable stainless products.
As I discussed on another thread, this line was designed to be "the ONE", meaning the most versatile set available that could replicate the results of various other pans while successfully functioning as an everyday set. With a gas range, these skillets provide the closest results to cast iron (but without the weight), while the responsiveness of aluminum would allow for more subtle cooking techniques associated with copper clad cookware. Combine that with relatively easy cleanup and there's your "one" pan.
One should consider though whether they are better off buying a Lodge cast iron skillet, mauviel copper saucier, and some sitram rondeau's and stockpots.
A good dark hard Anodized roaster is tough to beat, and I think that is where the Calphalon One Roaster really shines. Aluminum is a pretty ideal conductor, and because the Infused line doesn't have a teflon coat, you can deglaze it on the stovetop. Also, since this isn't serving as your everyday skillet, it won't take the abuse on the range, though, that would expose the aforementioned durability issues. And even if it did warp a bit, this isn't a big deal in a roasting pan.