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Old 02-22-2008, 09:53 AM   #1
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New Caphalon One Grill Pan

I've had a couple of grill pans before...one was a Lodge cast iron, and the darned thing stuck something awful. Then I tried a square aluminum one, and it stuck also.
Last week I ordered a new Caphalon One grill pan and Kim tried it out last night. It does a great job of cooking and does NOT stick!

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Old 02-22-2008, 09:55 AM   #2
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Good news that you found the right tool. Feels good, doesn't it!
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Ohhh, where did you get it? How much? We have a cast iron grill pan and it doesn't stick too bad as long as you let the food cook for a bit. I guess it has to get seasoned. But the thing is sooo heavy and I have a bad back so I'm not allowed to lift it.
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Old 02-22-2008, 10:11 AM   #4
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Ohhh, where did you get it? How much? We have a cast iron grill pan and it doesn't stick too bad as long as you let the food cook for a bit. I guess it has to get seasoned. But the thing is sooo heavy and I have a bad back so I'm not allowed to lift it.
my pan is too heavy as well, so I don't use it much.
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Old 02-22-2008, 10:16 AM   #5
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my pan is too heavy as well, so I don't use it much.
My dream kitchen (when we get our house next year) will have a built in indoor grill pan if I have anything to say about it. I also like the deep frye built in also...I see so many cool gadgets on cooking shows....
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Old 02-22-2008, 10:19 AM   #6
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Congrats on your new grill pan, Connie. I have a Calphalon SS tri-ply grill pan and I love it. I can make steaks indoors with gorgeous sear marks. I don't have any Calphalon One but I've heard great things about it. Do you have other pieces? How is it different from non-stick or ss? I'm thinking about getting a couple of pieces for my daughter. TIA
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Old 02-22-2008, 10:20 AM   #7
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How is the surface area on the "ridges" on the new pan? I have the cast iron Lodge and found them to be awfully thin. I need a new nonstick fry pan, so maybe I'll get both.
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Old 02-22-2008, 06:46 PM   #8
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It sure is Andy.

I got the grill on Amazon, Meshoo. It was $39.95 plus about ten bucks for shipping.
I have a bad back, too, and this pan isn't nearly as heavy as cast iron.

FM, I have quite a few pieces of Caphalon. The original pieces have done well except for the big skillets, which started sluffing off the non-stick coating from using them for frying (even though we didn't use them on hi). The company replaced them, though.
DH got one of the anodized skillets ($$$!), and it'll be great for cooking a dish where you want to de-glaze the pan, but fried eggs stick to it.
This is my first piece of Caphalon One. It can take heat up to 500 degrees (but no broiler).

Jeekinz, the ridges are wider than those on either of my old grill pans.
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Old 02-23-2008, 03:38 PM   #9
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Hi Constance,

I'm on the lookout for a grill pan. Is this the one you got? Amazon.com: Calphalon Contemporary Nonstick 11-Inch Square Grill Pan: Home & Garden

Thankyou!
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Old 02-23-2008, 04:03 PM   #10
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I have a wonderful fancy *ss high end 6 burner convection oven range, but I use a wok for deep frying, a calphalon griddle for pancakes and grilled sandwiches, and a calphalon non stick grill pan for meats like steaks and chops and paninis. They are easy to clean and do the job fast without a lot of oil. The range provides the gas power. The oven does have an infrared broiler which is great for fish and some meat like rack of lamb!.

But seriously, one doesn't need a built in deep fryer or griddle top or grill. However, if I had the room for the biggest range and the money, would I have all the additions. Gotta admit that I sure would.

But to the topic here, Cooks Illustrated rated the calphalon non stick grill pan as A#1.
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Old 02-26-2008, 02:49 PM   #11
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Calphalon Grill Pans

We have both Calphalon non-stick and the SS tri-ply which itself is an awesome grill pan. Not too heavy, only problem is we have a gas grill outdoors and really easy to use that most days of the year.
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Old 03-06-2008, 09:28 AM   #12
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I have an older lodge ("borrowed from mom" which is probably the better tool but one of my most frequently used pieces is my small square Le Creuset grill. It requires a little patience and scrubbing but the iron keeps the heat nice and even and it helps get me get my grill fix through the winter until I can fire up the charcoal. This is a nice little go to pan because even though it is iron it is small enough to be manageable. It works great for chicken and meats.
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Old 03-06-2008, 09:40 AM   #13
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Hi Constance,

I'm on the lookout for a grill pan. Is this the one you got? Amazon.com: Calphalon Contemporary Nonstick 11-Inch Square Grill Pan: Home & Garden

Thankyou!
Sorry to be late responding, Turando. I bought the Calpalon One, here:

Amazon.com: Calphalon One Nonstick 11-Inch Square Grill Pan: Home & Garden

Don't let the price scare you...when you click on it, you get their price, which is around $50 including shipping.
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Old 03-06-2008, 09:55 AM   #14
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I gave the Lodge another go a few days ago. Looks like it's going to be a yard sale item. Next winter I'll replace it with one of those ^^^^^^^^.
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Old 03-06-2008, 10:33 AM   #15
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I think mine is in the basement somewhere, Jeekinz.
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Anyone know if you can use the Calphalon non-stick and the SS tri-ply grill pans on a ceramic top stove?
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Old 03-09-2008, 09:43 PM   #17
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I did have a Calphalon grill pan, but got rid of it. It didn't seem to really give me the desired results. I do now own two Lodge grill pans. One is the round and the other is the two burner pan. I use them both very often, always with great results. The cast iron gets good and hot and cooks beautifully. Since both pans are well seasoned, I have no problem with sticking. They are heavy which is the only problem.
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Old 03-15-2008, 08:15 PM   #18
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Cuisinart just came out with a new line called Green Gourmet. It's only at Bed Bath & Beyond, and is one their website. I wasn't allowed to post the link. It's ceramic based nonstick cookware and has no PTFE, or PFOA which are the bad things in Teflon, and which the government has mandated must be phased out a few years from now.

The have an 11" ridges square grill similar in shape to the Calphalon ONE grill. It can also take higher temps than the teflon without breaking down, and I think it's also much harder. Sells for $59.99.

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