There are many delicious dishes that require being moved from the stovetop to the oven without being removed from the pan. And perhaps you’re looking at your current Calphalon cookware set and wondering: Can Calphalon pans go in the oven? You've come to the right place to find out.
It’s sensible to assume that most stovetop pots and pans can’t go in the oven as rubber handles and other coatings and treatments might not be able to handle such high heats.
But, you’re in luck as the answer is yes, Calphalon pans typically can go in the oven.
But, always make sure to double-check if a pan is 100% oven safe before putting it in the oven. Even if it is oven safe, that may only be up to a certain temperature. Also, beware that oven safe does not necessarily mean that it's safe for the broiler!
But that doesn’t mean you can just place any old Calphalon pan straight in the oven, there are a few things to know first.
So, to make sure you don’t end up with burnt food and burnt pans on your hands, here are a few tips and tricks to making sure you don’t damage your cookware.
We’ve also included an exhaustive (but not definitive) list of oven safe Calphalon pans. And, if you're looking for information generally about Calphalon cookware sets, be sure to check out our Calphalon cookware reviews.
Calphalon pans that are oven safe are generally oven safe up to 450°F. But across all of the different Calphalon lines, the oven safe temperature limit ranges from 400°F to 500°F. If you exceed the temperature limitation, then the pan may become damaged.
Also, regardless of the temperature limitation, some of the Calphalon oven safe pans cannot be used on the broil setting. For instance, generally all of Calphalon's non-stick cookware cannot handle broiling. Broiling can destroy the nonstick finish and void any warranty.
When it comes to using pans in the oven, you have to be cautious about the lids that you use.
Most oven safe pans that have glass lids will be able to go in the oven with the lid on. If you’re using a glass-lidded pan in the oven, then you need to be even more conscious of the maximum temperature. Calphalon's tempered glass lids with metal handles can be used up to 450°F.
If you put glass in the oven at a higher temperature than it can withstand, then it will likely shatter. This will leave you will small pieces of glass all over the oven, the food, and the pan itself. So, it’s really not worth the risk.
How to Tell if Pan is Oven Safe
When it comes to telling if a pan is oven safe, the obvious answer is to check the use and care guide.
But, if you have had your pans for a while and can’t find the instructions or the product description anywhere, then there are still a few ways to tell if a pan is oven safe.
The most important thing to consider is the handle. Pans with rubber or silicone handles generally cannot go in the oven.
Some handles which seem to be made from rubber or silicone may actually be made from rubberized aluminum which can usually go in the oven. But, just to be safe, it’s best not to place a pan that has a non-metallic handle in the oven.
Generally, pans that are stainless steel and have a metal handle should be oven safe. If the pan is entirely metal, then there is little reason why it shouldn’t be okay in the oven.
That said, it may only be safe up to certain temperatures, so try to keep it under 350°F to 400°F.
Generally, Calphalon non-stick pans are safe in the oven (as long as you avoid the broiler function!). But, it’s always worth double-checking the product description.
Why You Shouldn’t Put Non-Oven Safe Pans in the Oven
If you place a non-oven safe pan in the oven, the handles may melt and the pan will likely burn and become damaged. This is also true of oven safe pans when placed in the oven at too high a temperature.
This is frustrating and can also potentially damage your oven if any of the melted materials leak onto the wracks or floor of the oven. But another reason why placing non-oven safe pans in the oven is that the pan might give off toxic fumes.
This is especially true of non-oven safe nonstick pans.
When a nonstick pan is placed in the oven, the nonstick coating will be exposed to higher temperatures than is safe, is insulated against oxygen, and will begin to give off toxic fumes.
These fumes will build up inside the oven as it is such a well-insulated space and then escape when you open the oven door. Other fumes can also come from rubber handles if they melt in the oven.
Overall, it’s best to check the product description and instructions for your pan before placing it in the oven.
If you have a nonstick pan or a pan with handles that seem to be made of rubber or silicone, it’s best not to risk it and keep it well away from the inside of your oven.
Can Calphalon Pans Go In The Oven? Which Ones?
Just so you can be safe, here’s a brief summary of all the currently available Calphalon pans that can go in the oven.
The following Calphalon lines are both oven and broiler safe and can tolerate temperatures up to 500°F.
The following Calphalon lines are oven safe but cannot tolerate the broiler. Unless otherwise indicated, they can be used up to temperatures of 450°F.
- Calphalon Unison Nonstick
- Contemporary Nonstick
- Classic Nonstick
- Easy System Nonstick
- Premiere Space Saving Nonstick
- Premiere Space Saving Stainless Steel
- Simply Calphalon Stainless Steel(400°F)
- Simply Nonstick(400°F)