Copper exterior and aluminum inner core combine for superior conductivity and precise cooking control. Non-reactive stainless steel interior offers the reflective cooking surface many chefs prefer. It's brushed to maintain its like new appearance through years of daily use. Brushed copper exterior complements both traditional and contemporary decor Precision fit stainless steel covers seal in heat and moisture. Flared rims are more durable; make pouring neat and easy. Calphalon Tri-ply Copper unites centuries-old culinary tradition with premium performance and distinctive style. Brushed copper exterior complements both traditional and contemporary decor. Copper exterior and aluminum inner core combine for superior conductivity and precise cooking control. This set is a wonderful acquisition or gift for gourmet cooks who are just as concerned with the appearance of their cookware as they are with its performance. The set includes all the necessary pieces for a complete kitchen: 8-inch and 10-inch omelet pans, a 3-quart covered sauté pan, a 6-quart covered saucepot, and 1-1/2- and 2-1/2-quart covered saucepans. Part of Calphalon’s premium Tri-Ply Copper line, this brilliant stainless-steel and copper-accented cookware cooks beautifully and looks gorgeous. The pan’s exterior is crafted of copper--the superior metal for heat conduction--while a heavy-gauge aluminum core runs through its center. The combination of these two metals provides more exact control while cooking and excellent end results. The interior is made of 18/10 stainless steel, which is nonreactive to acidic foods and offers a reflective surface that makes it easier to know when foods are completely cooked. This cookware has Calphalon’s patented stainless-steel Cool-V handles that stay cool to the touch on the stovetop and stainless-steel lids that fit snugly onto the pan for a tight seal. All Tri-Ply Copper cookware is oven-safe up to 450 degrees F and is covered by a lifetime warranty. --Cristina Vaamonde What's in the Box 8-, 10-inch omelet pans; 3-quart covered saute pan; 1-1/2-, 2-1/2-, and 6-quart covered saucepots
Okay, let's get one thing straight. If you're the type of person who requires your cookware to remain 100% scratch free forever- you are probably not much of a cook. Sorry, but pots and pans are not invincable and if you use them . . . *really* use them, they are going to get dinged, burnished and yes, even scratched. Yet, I have found that these are actually quite resistant to the kind of wear and tear that I have experienced with cheaper products and I have most definite..