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Old 12-16-2007, 10:16 PM   #1
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Question Calphalon question

I recently "inherited" some calphalon pans. How do I tell if they are regular pains or non stick. They are all gray and it says "calphalon" on the bottom. No lids were included.
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Old 12-17-2007, 03:23 AM   #2
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Non-stick pans usually are black on the interior of the pan and feel very slick. If the pan looks the same on the outside and the inside, like brushed or stainless steel, then your pan isn't nonstick.

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Old 12-17-2007, 08:27 AM   #4
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It's important to note, of course, that if it looks black and coarse on both the inside and outside, it's cast iron.

If you're still unsure, take pics and post them.
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Old 12-17-2007, 02:04 PM   #5
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On the older Calphalon (before the new Calphalon One - I haven't looked at it in person so I don't know about it) if the inside of the pan is the same matt gray on the instide as the outside - it's not non-stick. If it is non-stick, the surface will look a little slicker, be a little different color than the outside, and have a little silvery sheen to it. That's the way mine are.
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Old 12-18-2007, 10:43 AM   #6
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Try visiting Cookware, cutlery, bakeware, accessories and kitchenware from Calphalon. Click on "Consumer Relations," "About Calphalon," "History." There is a timeline of the release of all Calphalon products, and pictures. You might be able to recognize your cookware from that.
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Old 12-18-2007, 10:56 PM   #7
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another way to check is to spill a small amount of water on the pan. If the water forms separate droplets (like when spilled on a greasy surface), your pan is non-stick.

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