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Calphalon is one of the great names in the U.S. cookware industry. They made their name with their revolutionary hard-anodized aluminum that created cookware with the heat conducting properties of aluminum and the characteristics of a non-reactive metal.
Calphalon began in the early 1960s as the Commercial Aluminum Cookware Company specializing in commercial grade cookware made from spun aluminum. The 60s were a time of great technical innovation in metallurgy due to the space race. Scientist and material engineers developed new materials, like hard-anodized aluminum that would withstand the rigors of space travel. In 1968, Commercial Aluminum Cookware was the first to use hard-anodized aluminum, which was developed for the aerospace industry and apply it to cookware and Calphalon Cookware was born.
Hard-anodizing is a process that uses an electro-chemical bath to create a thick layer on the aluminum surface that is hard, nonreactive, scratch-resistant and virtually nonstick. Calphalon's new cookware brought a level of professional-quality cookware to the home cook.
Calphalon's innovation didn't stop with hard-anodized aluminum. In 1992, they introduced a line of nonstick cookware that quickly came to be known as one of the best available. Other cookware manufacturers quickly followed Calphalon's lead.
Based on customer demand, in 2001, Calphalon introduced their own line of stainless steel cookware that featured tri-ply technology at an attractive price point. Calphalon Stainless Steel Cookware incorporated many thoughtful features that made it easier to use for the home cook. Stay-cool handles and consistent, even heating recommended Calphalon Stainless Steel to a new generation.
In 2013, Calphalon overcame the biggest obstacle to hard-anodized nonstick cookware and developed a line that was dishwasher safe. This made Calphalon a great choice for people looking for cookware that had terrific thermal properties and was easy to maintain.
Calphalon also began to diversify its line by adding new product such as cutlery, bakeware and cooking utensils. Today Calphalon is a well respected brand and the choice for many cooks around the world.
Products We Offer
Crate and Barrel has always kept in step with Calphalon's innovations. We offered Calphalon Hard-Anodized Cookware early on. When Calphalon introduced nonstick cookware, we incorporated it into our assortment. Calphalon Stainless Steel and Calphalon Cutlery were quickly introduced as soon as they were available for the retail market.
We offer a wide range of Calphalon products aimed at home cooks so they can get the most out of their cookware. From Calphalon Contemporary Nonstick with its hard-anodized surface to Calphalon Contemporary Stainless Steel, there are options to suit any cooking needs. We even have Calphalon Copper Cookware, a radiant line that that combines the beauty of copper with an aluminum core and stainless steel interior in tri-ply construction. We've recently added Calphalon's newest line, Calphalon Signature Nonstick, as well as their latest innovation in cutlery - knife blocks that feature Calphalon's SharpIN technology that automatically sharpens a knife every time it is pulled from and replaced into the block.
Shop our collection of fine cookware and cutlery from one of the great names in kitchen cooking implements, Calphalon. A Calphalon cookware set provides years of use.