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If you’re shopping for new cookware or testing out a recipe, you might be wondering:
Are Calphalon pans oven-safe? If so, what is the maximum oven-safe temperature?
Calphalon pans are oven-safe, but the maximum allowable temperature varies by collection. All collections are oven-safe up to 400°F, but many can handle up to 500°F. The tempered glass lids are oven-safe up to 450°F. Calphalon stainless steel pans are broiler-safe, but the non-stick pans are not.
In this quick guide, you’ll learn:
- The oven-safe temperature across all Calphalon collections
- Whether each collection is broiler-safe
- The oven-safe temperature of Calphalon lids
- Precautions to take when cooking with Calphalon in the oven
Let’s get started.
Use the links below to navigate:
- Oven-Safe Temperature of Each Calphalon Collection
- Are Calphalon Lids Oven-Safe?
- Are Calphalon Pans Broiler-Safe?
- Precautions When Cooking With Calphalon in the Oven
- Final Thoughts
Oven-Safe Temperature of Each Calphalon Collection
All Calphalon cookware is oven-safe up to 400°F, but some collections can handle up to 500°F.
Instead of wasting your time clicking through dozens of pages on Calphalon’s website, use the convenient chart below, which shows the oven-safe temperatures of each collection.
Note: The data in this chart is from Calphalon.com.
|Collections||Type||Oven-Safe Temperature (°F)|
|Calphalon Premier||Stainless Steel||450|
|Calphalon Signature||Stainless Steel||500|
|Calphalon Contemporary||Stainless Steel||500|
|Calphalon Tri-Ply||Stainless Steel||500|
|Calphalon Classic||Stainless Steel||450|
|Select by Calphalon||Stainless Steel||400|
|Select by Calphalon||Non-Stick||400|
|Simply Calphalon||Stainless Steel||400|
All Calphalon cookware collections are available on Amazon, where you can also find more information and read dozens of reviews. One thing to note: the oven-safe temperatures listed on Amazon can sometimes be inaccurate or outdated; always read the manufacturer’s product manual for your specific model.
Are Calphalon Lids Oven-Safe?
Most Calphalon collections come with a tempered glass lid so you can monitor your meal while cooking.
The glass goes through a thermal tempering process, making it four times stronger than regular glass. Outside of cookware, you’ll find tempered glass in car windows, shower doors, and glass tabletops.
Due to its strength, Calphalon tempered glass lids are oven-safe up to 450°F. Below is a screenshot from Calphalon.com confirming this fact:
Lids within the Simply Calphalon and Select by Calphalon collections are oven-safe up to 400°F. With these collections, the oven-safe temperature is lower because the lid handles are wrapped in silicone.
Although Calphalon lids are oven-safe, they are not broiler-safe.
Are Calphalon Pans Broiler-Safe?
Calphalon non-stick cookware is not broiler safe. The non-stick coating can’t handle the direct flame from the broiler.
Even after a few minutes, the coating could degrade, give off harmful fumes, and render the cookware useless.
Bottom line—it’s not safe to put your Calphalon non-stick pans under the broiler, and doing so voids the warranty.
But there is good news: most Calphalon stainless steel cookware is broiler-safe.
The two exceptions are the Simply Calphalon and Select by Calphalon collections. Even though these collections are stainless steel, the silicone-wrapped handles are oven-safe up to 400°F and can break down under the direct flame.
Even with stainless steel, proceed with caution when broiling. I recommend limiting the broiling time to a few minutes and 10 minutes maximum. The hot flames can burn the food and scorch the pan, making it difficult to clean and could lead to warping.
Also, Calphalon lids are not broiler-safe, so never put a covered pan under the broiler.
Precautions When Cooking With Calphalon in the Oven
Before using Calphalon in the oven, consider these precautions. Keeping these in mind will help to avoid damaging the cookware and risking injury to yourself.
Never overheat: Don’t heat non-stick cookware above 500°F — or the recommended temperature for that collection (some of the collections are much lower). Keep in mind non-stick coating can release dangerous gasses if it’s overheated.
Watch the handles: The handles on Calphalon pots and pans get hot. They’re designed to stay cool on the stove, but not the oven.
Control the temperature: Avoid drastic changes in temperature. When cookware is exposed to extreme temperature changes, it expands or contracts quickly and unevenly, which causes warping.
Use two hands: Wear oven gloves or use potholders, and always use two hands when transferring the cookware from the stove to the oven and vice versa. The cookware can be very hot and heavy, so using these protective measures can prevent injury or spills. When you take a hot pan out of the oven, turn the handle towards the wall and place the potholder on the handle as a reminder not to touch it.
Overheating causes damage: Overheating the pan can cause permanent damage. It’s often the reason for unsightly heat tint, discoloration (from burning oils), and can cause the pans to lose their non-stick qualities.
Broiling: Be extra cautious when broiling as the fats can cause flare-ups. Keep a close eye on your cookware and use the broiler for only a few minutes at a time. I recommend 10 minutes maximum.
Calphalon cookware is oven-safe, but the maximum safe temperature varies by collection and type.
In general, Calphalon’s stainless steel cookware can tolerate higher temperatures than its non-stick, but that’s not true in all cases.
For example, Select by Calphalon stainless steel cookware is oven-safe up to 400°F while Calphalon Signature non-stick can handle up to 500°F.
Keep these rules of thumb in mind:
- Non-stick should never be heated over 500°F, but check the specific collection as the maximum oven-safe temperature is often lower.
- Never put non-stick cookware under the broiler.
- If the cookware has silicone handles, never put it under the broiler. If you’re using the oven, the maximum temperature is 400°F.
- Most lids have a maximum temperature of 450°F and 400°F if the lid has silicone-wrapped handles.
You can even call Calphalon directly if you’re unsure about a particular pan at 800-809-7267. Alternatively, contact them via this link: https://www.calphalon.com/en-US/calphalon-contact-us.
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