March 31

Can Calphalon Pans go in the Oven? What about the Lids?

Written by: Michael

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Choosing the perfect cookware can require a lot of time and research. Believe me, I know.

Figuring out what's healthy and safe for your kitchen as well as which pans sauté best are only a few of the necessary considerations before you find your perfect match.

If you're on the market for new and affordable pans, then this in-depth, detailed article will serve you well.

As they say, a chef is only as good as their most trusted pan. Nobody actually says that, but you get the idea...

Find out which Calphalon pans are oven-safe and broiler-safe, as well as which lids and handles can also handle the heat. 

Temperature Limits of all Calphalon Pans Compared

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Data taken from the Calphalon Website (03/30/2022)

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There are several different Calphalon cookware collections, many of which have varying maximum temperatures and designs.

For example, the Simply Calphalon collection features their hard-anodized nonstick coating, and its maximum temperature is 400°F. 

Plus, the Simply collection has silicone handles, making them far less oven-safe than the Calphalon Signature cookware, which has a maximum temperature of 500°F.

The following table lists every Calphalon pan known to man and its corresponding oven-safe temperature.

Which Calphalon Pans are Oven-Safe?

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Calphalon pans are aluminum-based pans, making them a great and durable asset in the kitchen. Although their cookware is oven-safe, be sure to read each product's manufacturing manual to avoid damaging the pan.

Keep in mind that most Calphalon cookware is oven-safe up to 400°F, but some go above and beyond.

The Calphalon Elite Hard-Anodized Nonstick fry pan is oven safe up to 500°F, whereas the Calphalon Classic Hard-Anodized Nonstick pan is only oven-safe up to 450°F.

So, if you're interested in a nonstick pan--they're just so handy!--be sure to check its maximum temperature before throwing that bad boy in the oven.

The Calphalon Classic Ceramic cookware is oven-safe up to 450°F, as are the Calphalon Classic Stainless Steel pans. Of course, their enamel pans are oven-safe up to 500°F thanks to the cast iron core and hardy porcelain enamel coating.

Last but certainly not least, the Tri-Ply collection is oven safe up to 500°F! Bring on the heat, am I right?


What About the Rubber/Silicone Handles?

Oh, plastic. As you might imagine, rubber or silicone handles are not exactly oven-proof, as they have a tendency to melt.

A lot of cookware on the market today with rubber or silicone handles is designed specifically for stove-top use, not the oven.

That being said, Calphalon has engineered their pans so thoughtfully that their pans with silicone handles are still oven-safe! Their maximum temperature will be lower than the stainless steel handles, but they are still safe to a certain degree.

Check the maximum temperature before placing them in the oven. When in doubt, keep it under 400°F!


Which Calphalon Lids are Oven-Safe?

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Once again, Calphalon comes in clutch with their tempered glass lids. This thermal tempering process involves heating the glass above its transition temperature and then quickly cooling it, leaving it much stronger than before.

Since all their lids are made of tempered glass, they are oven-safe! Their tempered-glass lids are oven-safe up to 450°F, unless they feature silicone handles.

The Simply Calphalon and Select Calphalon collections have silicone handles and are only safe up to 400°F.

Be sure to check the maximum temperature on your lid or set as they vary based on what the handle is made of.


What Calphalon Pans are Broiler-Safe?

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There are a few things to watch out for when it comes to broiler-safe Calphalon pans. Your pans cannot have:

  • Nonstick coating
  • Silicone handles


The nonstick coating will melt, release fumes, and potentially ruin your pan if exposed to a broiler. The silicone handles may melt under the direct flame, rendering them useless as well.

So, save those two features, all Calphalon pans should be broiler-safe. That being said, always read through the manufacturing details before placing your pan under the broiler. It never hurts to double-check!


What about Nonstick Calphalon Pans?

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Definitely not. The nonstick coating will break down under the direct flame and release potentially poisonous fumes.

And if that weren't enough, the coating will degrade when exposed to high heat, making your pans completely useless.

Better to be safe than sorry: keep those nonstick pans far away from the broiler.


What about Ceramic Calphalon Pans?

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Although the ceramic Calphalon pans are oven-safe, they are not broiler-safe, as they feature a nonstick coating.

They are oven-safe up to 450°F, but their nonstick coating renders them inherently unsafe for the broiler. Although the coating is PTFE- and PFOA-free, it's still not safe to use under a broiler.


What about Enamel Calphalon Pans?

These hot-topic pans are usually sold out thanks to their cute look and stellar reviews. However, if you do manage to get your hands on one, here are a few things you need to know.

The enamel Calphalon pans are 100% oven-safe, and several sites claim that this product is also broiler-safe. Interestingly enough, the Calphalon website disagrees and claims it is not broiler-safe.

I recommend reading the manual and getting right into the nitty-gritty details.

If you do think it's broiler-safe, be sure to keep an eye on it while it's in there for the first few uses.


Tips for Using Calphalon Pans in the Oven Safely

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Some of these may seem like common sense, but they're worth noting nonetheless.

  • Check the oven's temperature regularly. Overheating is never good when it comes to nonstick pans.
  • Avoid drastic temperature changes so as to prevent warping.
  • If you have a broiler-safe pan, keep an eye on it while it's under the flame.
  • Finally, use two hands to remove your pan from the oven.


The second tip is most relevant for the tempered-glass lids. After removing them from a hot oven, don't run cold water on them or place them on a cool stove.

Let them return to room temperature first, or else you risk cracking, warping, or damaging the glass.


Conclusion

If you're looking for affordable, safe, and healthy cookware, then Calphalon is for you. Although most of their collections are oven-safe, watch out for those silicone handles and nonstick coatings before sticking your dinner in the oven. 

Thanks for reading, and please reach out if you have any further questions...we are here to help.

Michael

Founder of Robust Kitchen 


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About the author

Michael spends his days eating, drinking and studying the fascinating world of food. He received his Bachelors Degree in Food Science and Technology at the University of California, Davis and spent much of his time at the school brewery. While school proved to be an invaluable experience, his true passion lies in exposing the hidden crannies of food for the cooking laymen.

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