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Calphalon vs. Circulon

1_healthnut Mar 13, 2007 10:49 PM

any opinions/preferences/experiences to share? i'm in the market for a new set, and i've narrowed it down to calphalon pro, circulon elite & circulon two.

any feedback that might help with my decision would be greatly appreciated!

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    RunBe4UFly Sep 17, 2007 09:14 AM

    Go with the most expensive set if you have an induction stove, if not, buy the cheapest set. Why spend money on the features you can't use?

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    1. re: RunBe4UFly
      renov8r Sep 17, 2007 01:33 PM

      If you have an induction cooktop you need magnetic cookware, something that aluminum will never be...

      There are signficant differences in where and how the circulon and Calphalon have traditionally been made. I am fairly certaint that the product formerly known as Calphalon Professional Nonstick is no longer being made, the closest to it would be Calphalon One Infused Nonstick. These have the all-metal constructiont hat is completely oven safe. All the aluminum is generally spun aluminum. It is also avaible as Infused w/o the nonstick. This stuff has been made in the traditional Calphalon method that results in a thicker, more uniform, and harder pan.

      Circulon is generally stamped. It is not as thick, and not as hard. I believe both their "elite" and "Circulon 2" lines are onlu nonstick & have cushioned handles that are not oven safe.

      Totally different grades of products:http://hotdocs.usitc.gov/docs/pubs/33...

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      BHM Sep 16, 2007 12:09 PM

      Circulon Elite, Circulon Infinite and Anolon Advanced are your best bets. Newest technology, best bang for your buck and lifetime warranty. I am not a Consumer Reports follower but Anolon or Circulon are always listed in the top 10. I love my Infinite Circulon which is there newest line 10pc Set Hard Anodized @$350 and dishwasher safe.. NOW i love to cook ! In my opinion Calphalon is overrated and over priced . Happy shopping

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