When buying your cookware, it is always imperative to confirm that it is oven-proof. It makes no sense to have pans that canâ€™t withstand the heat produced in the oven.
I noticed that most people who want to purchase Calphalon pans often ask if they are Oven safe. Well, I will be answering that in detail so that you guys know if you can use your Calphalon pans in the oven and whether there are any limitations.
Quick answer, Calphalon has various lines of professional cookware to its name and all of them are known to be versatile. For instance, the Calphalon signature non-stick pan is considered to be oven safe up to 500F. This means that the pan is safe to use in the oven as long as the temperatures are 500 degrees Fahrenheit or below.
In case you wish to cover the pan with the tempered glass cover, always make sure the temperatures do not exceed 450F. Although all the Calphalon lines are oven-safe, some of them have restrictions. Below are some of them that you should keep in mind in order to avoid possible damage to your pan:
As I have mentioned earlier, any of the skillets labeled a non-stick should not be used in an oven that exceeds 450 degrees Fahrenheit.
Calphalon stainless steel cookware can be exposed to an oven temperature of about up to 450 degrees Fahrenheit as long as you donâ€™t have the tempered glass lid on.
On the other hand, Calphalon anodized cookware has the ability to withstand any oven temperature (check current price on Amazon).
As you well know, an oven setting of up to 450 degrees Fahrenheit are considered safe for all types of Calphalon pans. Unfortunately, not all the pans can be considered safe to use when your oven is on a broil setting.
Any Calphalon cookware that is labeled non-stick or made from enamel cast iron is not broiler safe. The broiler setting will damage the non-stick surface of the pan thus rendering it useless.
Why are there concerns about non-stick pans?
Well, the concerns mainly arise because of the petroleum-based Teflon. The coating is known to break down under high temperatures thus releasing poisonous fumes that can kill birds and sicken humans as well.
Of course, not all the manufacturers use petroleum-based Teflon, some use other varieties of non-stick coatings that are free of perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE).
To be on the safe side, check the manufacturerâ€™s information so that you know whether your non-stick pan is oven safe.
What about the handles?
This article wonâ€™t be complete without discussing whether the handles are oven safe. As much as your pan is considered oven safe, it is good to confirm if the handle can withstand high temperatures.
Of course, plastic handles will definitely melt under high temperatures. Even those handles that are referred to as stay-cool handles only work when used on the stovetop and not in the oven.
The only handles that are known to withstand high temperatures are Phenolic handles. Always check the temperature rating of the handle before using your pan in the oven.
I hope this article helped clarified whether or not calphalon pots are safe