Calphalon, the leader in premium kitchenware and cookware, has introduced The Simply Calphalon Nonstick 7-qt. Dutch Oven & Cover as a part of their innovative new cookware collection. This piece, by definition, is a large metal cooking pot with a lid. The Simply Calphalon quality proves to be versatile in that it works great from stove top to oven to table top.
This 7-qt. oven is constructed with an impact bonded aluminum plate and crafted with an impact bonded aluminum base that works to maximize heat conduction. Credit for its durability is given to the hard-anodized aluminum, which is reportedly 80% stronger than stainless steel.
Its nonstick interior, as well as exterior, both consists of 2 layers of nonstick coating to insure extended performance, provides easy release of all foods and effortless cleanup. Other than easy release and cleaning, another benefit of cooking with nonstick cookware is that less oil is required. It is oven safe to 400 degrees F., is safe for use with nylon, coated or wooden utensils and is more durable and even safer than Teflon due to certain surface chemicals.
The handles on this piece are contoured; cast stainless steel covered with silicone to specifically provide heat-resistance and added comfort and are double riveted for durable performance. These handles will stay cool while on the stovetop. The cover is made of tempered glass and is dome shaped to allow moisture to be returned to foods. The tempered glass allows easy monitoring of the cooking process. Both the oven and the cover are dishwasher and metal utensil safe.
This high-quality brand of cookware has consistently received excellent reviews from consumers who have purchased an item. Because it’s primarily composed of aluminum, it remains light weight, which is pleasing to consumers. According to consumer surveys, Simply Calphalon Nonstick cookware cooks food evenly whether on the stove top or in the oven and practically cleans itself.
The Calphalon 7-qt. Dutch oven has been named in 2016 Best Reviews as one of the top five Dutch ovens available, second only to one other in terms of the value it provides. It has also been named in Flipboards Top Ten Dutch Oven Reviews.
Arguments have been given to contradict its claim of durability, citing the fact that aluminum is a softer metal and therefore may be scratched or dented more easily than other metals. It has also been argued that its nonstick surface is not very durable.
In conclusion, given its competitive pricing, the full ten year warranty that is provided with each purchase and the complete support received from Calphalon regarding the care and cleaning of the cookware, purchasing the Simply Calphalon cookware seems to remain a wise and economical decision.