Holiday Gifts: Calphalon Contemporary Nonstick Fry Pans

Calphalon Nonstick Fry Pans

Last year, you bought your 20-something all the hi-tech gadgetry anyone could every need – and now it’s time to get a gift that is a bit more social.

That’s right – a frying pan.

Actually, a set of two frying pans.

One for the larger dinner dish and another for scrambled eggs in the morning (room enough for two, three, or four eggs or more). Super Chef tested Calphalon’s Contemporary Nonstick 2-piece Fry Pan Set. They are heavy duty, completely nonstick, well balanced and, best of all, dishwasher safe. They can go from the stovetop to the oven (up to 450 degrees F) for a frittata or to finish off a seared chop to the dishwasher for fast clean up. The 10-inch and the 12-inch that come in the set are not-too-big and not-too-small. So, if you are giving a gift to someone just starting out in an new home or renting their first apartment – these are the perfect size to cook just about anything well.

Super Chef especially liked the long, cast stainless steel handle that not only stay cool – so you don’t have to go looking for a pot holder- but is slightly curved so that it is easy to lift and carry the pan. The surface is “triple layer PFOA-free nonstick for lasting release,” which translates into excellent pancake tosses, unbroken flipped over omelet, and well browned fillet of beef. And the grey slate finish is handsome enough for a fancy show-off kitchen.

So, choose these frying pans that will encourage us to put down our gadgets and throw a dinner party!

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