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Old 03-01-2008, 11:15 PM   #1
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Brand new Calphalon SS cookware not completely flat on the bottom!

I bought a new set of Calphalon Tri-Ply stainless steel cookware yesterday and just got it out today. I read that ceramic stove tops need cookware with a flat bottom and that this was fine for a ceramic stove top. I cleaned it all up and then remembered to do the ruler test, putting the straight edge of a ruler across the bottom. I read if you can see light, it won't work. Well guess what, I can see light.

Out of 7 pots and pans, only 2 are completely flat. The other 5 have a gap of about 1/16 of an inch across most of the bottom.

Needless to say, for a $399 set of cookware, I'm disappointed. These were not sold as seconds. Is this the way Calphalon has always been or is the quality going down?

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Old 03-01-2008, 11:19 PM   #2
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I don't have your type of cooktop, but take a copy of the information about the "flatness" of the cookware with you to the store where you purchased the cookware. Ask to open other packages and measure until you are happy and exchange as necessary. Otherwise, return all your cookware and start again.

Just my idea since that's not an issue in my house. Someone else may have a better idea or a better handle on your cooktop.
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Old 03-01-2008, 11:28 PM   #3
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1/16 for a pot is pretty good. You'll be just fine. I could almosr guarantee, and if not call Calphalon now and ask them what's the deal is.
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Old 03-02-2008, 04:30 PM   #4
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Thanks CharlieD. It's reassuring that I could get by with it just fine. I'm going to call Calphalon and see what they say. I might try the Tramontina. It seems like a very affordable alternative for something that is better.
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Old 03-03-2008, 11:32 AM   #5
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I don't think tramotina is better than calpalon. I do have both. Don't forget that over the time pretty much any pot will warp some what.
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Old 03-03-2008, 11:59 PM   #6
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Do you have the Tramontina Tri-Ply or the other stainless steel cookware they make?

Thanks for writing.
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Old 03-04-2008, 12:03 PM   #7
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I have bunch of non-stick frying pans.
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