Calphalon Contemporary Nonstick 11-Inch Square Griddle – $72.00
It’s heavy and dead-flat. What can you say about a griddle except that it does exactly what you wish a griddle would do. There are no hot-spots, and the handle stays cool. (The Calphalon Contemporary handles are big, and may get in the way occasionally — but they stay very cool.)One thing, though — the non-stick surface is *really* non stick. Make an omlette and it’ll spread over just about the whole bottom of the pan in no-time-flat — which is just great, so long as you like really thin omlettes. Over-easy eggs can be a bit tricky because it’s so slippery — it’s not that easy to get the spatula underneath! (Part of that’s because plastic and coated spatulas are thicker than metal ones.) One time I almost pushed an egg right off the griddle and onto the stovetop. But anyone who’s ever had something stick to a griddle will not complain that nothing can stick.Cleanup is strange. It just doesn’t get dirty. I’ve only had this awhile, but I’ve used it twenty times, and the nonstick is not only still in perfect condition, it doesn’t even show the “bright spots” that, with high-quality non-stick cookware, indicates some mechanical burnishing. I think this will last forever.
- Heavy-gauge, hard-anodized aluminum exterior heats efficiently and thoroughly
- Cooks on top of gas or electric burners for making pancakes or quesadillas
- Elegant arched handle stays cool on the stovetop
- Oven-safe to 450 degrees F
- Hand washing is recommended; limited lifetime warranty
From the comfortably arched handles to the stylish flared silhouettes, the Calphalon Contemporary line is designed to please. Looks aren’t everything however, and this cookware line is not simply another pretty face! No indeed, this collection is constructed of heavy gauge aluminum, reknowned for its fast and even heating, and it’s lined with durable non-stick for easy clean up and low fat cooking. You’ll love cooking up grilled cheese, French toast, burgers, and more on this square griddle.
Whether you’re in the mood for a morning flapjack or an evening fajita, this 11-inch griddle from Calphalon is up to the task. It fits comfortably on a gas or electric burner and is specially designed to evenly cook your favorite flat foods. Like all Calphalon Contemporary Nonstick cookware, the griddle features an exclusive heavy-gauge, hard-anodized aluminum exterior with a nonstick top surface, delivering a stable-heating, durable product that cleans up quickly. It’s ideal for both slow- and fast-cooking, as the griddle heats gently and uniformly, allowing you to slowly warm your pancake batter or sear your beef cuts at high temperatures. It’s also a great presentation piece, as the griddle features an elegantly arched handle that stays cool on the stovetop or in the oven (the griddle is oven-safe to 450 degrees F). The unit is not dishwasher safe, however, so hand washing is recommended. The cookware includes a lifetime warranty. –Rivers Janssen