Calphalon Commercial Hard-Anodized 12-Inch Everyday Pan with Lid – A 88% discounted item. Orig – $168 and now is available at $29.99.
“The thick, sturdy aluminum heats up quickly and evenly, and goes from the stovetop to the oven up to any temperature.
As with all true Calphalon products, you can not put hard-anodized aluminum into the dishwasher. It will damage the surface, leading to pits and discolorations, and void the lifetime warranty to boot!
Second, this is not a nonstick pan. If you want nonstick, buy Calphalon Commercial Nonstick, the best ever made (The Commercial nonstick line has the more advanced LRS3 coating versus the much less effective LRS coating on the cheaper Professional Nonstick II line).”
“how thin it is or how easily food sticks to it or how hard it is to clean it”
“the finish wore off within a couple of months, and I was left with an ugly aluminum pan. I called Calphalon but they told me that if I didn’t follow the cleaning instructions they wouldn’t replace it.”
“I’ve used it a few times now. My food has burned because it gets stuck to the bottom, even with medium heat, and the rest of the food isn’t cooked.”
“I) Use lower heat setting! Solid aluminum with hard anodized surface is the most efficient for heat transfer. It heats faster and cooks faster than clad, stainless or plastic coated non-stick (Teflon). Modify your cooking habits-try medium low setting first. Prove this to yourself by putting your pan on a cold burner with your hand in the pot. Turn on the burner and see how fast it heats. You’ll be saving energy too.
II) Allow food to warm up a few minutes on the counter before cooking.
III) Keep pan clean. Check for uneven color on cooking surface. This is grease build up. It’s easily removed with scouring powder which won’t harm the h-anod. surface.
IV) Soak cooled pan prior to cleaning.”
Overall item has many positive reviews and a stealing price. Only thing is to be careful about cleaning and stickiness of the item.