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Old 07-21-2005, 06:32 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by Georgeco
Calphalon made in China, where have I been...Aghaaaaaaaa
I know - I went and checked all mine - Toledo, Ohio!!!!!!


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Old 07-21-2005, 06:49 PM   #12
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The dark gray color is a dye - it may very well have been "bleached" due to the fact that dishwaser detergent is harsher, and at a higher temperature, than the dishwashing liquid you would use to hand wash. If this is the case there's not much you can do about it.

On the other hand - it might be a chemical layer (from minerals in the water, detergent, spot reducing additives) loosely heat bonded to the surface. You might try this (this is the method I use to get rid of grease on the outside of an anodized pan to keep them looking new):

1) Spray the cold dry pan with Murphy's Oil Soap and allow to sit for about a minute - then gently scrub with a ScotchBrite pad. Rinse with tepid water, dry well, and repeat - rise well with hot water the 2nd time.

2) Scrub well, but gently, using Bar Keeper's Friend and a ScotchBrite pad. Rinse well with hot water.

3) Finally - wash well with dishwashing liquid, rinse with hot water, and dry.

OR - and I've never tried this so don't know if it would bleach the dye .... wipe the pan with a paper towel and CLR Cleaner to cut the mineral deposits and rinse in cold water and dry well. Then proceed as above (but only once on the Murphy Oil Soap).

The color is only a dye - it will not affect the cooking qualities.

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Old 07-22-2005, 08:37 PM   #13
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yes, most calphalon and allclad are now made in china. the allclad coppercore is still made in PA as of this afternoon.
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Old 07-25-2005, 09:44 AM   #14
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One of my calphalon pans has suffered the same fate (in the hands of my husband...) and bar keepers friend did not work - it just seemed to make it worse! It is just a cosmetic blemish though, and makes no difference to how the pan cooks....remember, pans are made for cooking in, not for display LOL!

I will try Michael's Murphy's Oil soap trick though - I've never heard of that one, so it might work.

Occasionally, when I'm sick - or just too tired after a big dinner party to wash fine bone china/crystal/handwash only pans by hand, then I DO put them in the dishwasher - but I use a tiny squirt of ordinary (handwashing) dishwashing liquid rather than dishwasher powder - this works just fine as long as things are rinsed off first and you don't expect it to get off burnt or dried-on foods.....and you don't put too much soap in, or your kitchen will fill up with bubbles!

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Old 08-06-2005, 09:07 AM   #15
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IN a pich, I've also used dishwashing liquid in my dishwasher. The dishes came out clean enough, but I had to wash them a second time, without soap, to rid them of soap residue.

The anodizing process protects agains oxidation (corrosion) and is used extensively in the military and government to protect aluminum parts for the corrosive salt water evinronment of ocean-based vehicles (D.S.R.V., ships, aircraft, etc.). The alkalye enfironment of the dishwasher will not affect the anodizing, just the dye that makes the pot pretty. The pan will still be protected from corrosion, and resist nicks and scratches to the anodized surface, which is made harder by the process. That's what the anodizing is about, protecting the relatively soft aluminum. It doesn't do anything for cosmetic appearance. That's what paints and dyes are for.

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Old 09-20-2006, 02:11 PM   #16
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I do not have any Calphalon pots and I would think that they should come with washing instructions. I have seen them at Williams Sonoma and they are great looking.

Good luck and I am sure the cooks and chefs on this site will have some ideas for you to make them look like new.

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Old 09-20-2006, 03:04 PM   #17
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Old 09-20-2006, 03:07 PM   #18
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I have had the anodized knockoff Calphalon from Sam's for 6+ years. I have never put it in the dishwasher because it is easy to clean it and put it aside for next use.
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Old 09-20-2006, 05:32 PM   #19
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Originally Posted by Robo410
yes, most calphalon and allclad are now made in china. the allclad coppercore is still made in PA as of this afternoon.
So that's why it's so outrageously expensive. Actually, I have one coppercore large skillet and am super impressed with it. When I win the lottery, I plan on buying more.
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Old 09-20-2006, 05:56 PM   #20
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I throw my one Calphalon pan, a huge, teflon coated frying pan, in the dishwasher every once in a while when I get lazy, and the hazy white stuff usually disappears after a few uses and hand washes.

As to using dishwashing liquid in a dishwasher, every time I've seen this done, the person who did it ended up washing their entire kitchen floor and all the throw rugs thereon.

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