The Calphalon Contemporary Stainless Steel 8-Quart Dutch Oven is made from heavy gauge aluminum, providing a core, down between two layers of stainless steel. The aluminum core is ideal for conductivity as well as for heating and Browning. A clear tempered glass lid makes it possible to see the food while cooking, and it is oven safe. Stainless steel handles provide a cool to the touch handle while on the stovetop.
This cookware is dishwasher safe and has a lifetime warranty from Calphalon.
What is it
The Calphalon Contemporary Stainless Steel 8-Quart Dutch Oven is durable cookware that makes it possible to sear and braised meats, Brown meets first use, and prepare delicious soups. Additionally, the dome light makes it possible to continually self-baste the meats for added flavor.
The unit is both oven and broiler safe and the materials provide superior conductivity for overall heating of the food.
How is it used
There are multiple uses for the Dutch oven. It can be placed on the stovetop or in the oven based upon the temperature that the meat needs to reach. It is also possible to transfer from the stovetop to the oven for continuous cooking.
The elegant look allows it to go from the oven or stovetop to the table, and even before that, it can ensure that the meat is browned, cooked, and continuously basted.
How does it compare to other comparable products
The Calphalon Contemporary Stainless Steel 8-Quart Dutch Oven as an affordable price, making it very affordable in comparison to some of the other brands on the market. It is also extremely durable and dishwasher safe. Due to the stainless steel construction, it is designed to last a long time. Additionally, Calphalon has the lifetime warranty, which can provide peace of mind to the owner.
-Stainless steel design
-Stay cool handles
-Weighs 10 pounds
-Safe in oven up to 500 degrees
The majority of the reviews for this cookware is positive. It has a significant number of five stars. The lower reviews generally have to do with the glass lid shattering. Although the lid is made from tempered glass, there have been experiences. However, when customers contact Calphalon regarding the lid, a new one is sent out as a replacement.
Overall, the 8 quart Dutch oven is highly versatile. It makes it possible to Brown and cook an array of meats and create stews and soups. It is also a classy design, making it possible to go from the stove or oven to the dining room table without having to transfer the meat into a serving platter.