Everyone loves Calphalon pans because they are convenient to use, nonstick, and easy to clean. However, even the best Calphalon cookware needs to be cleaned and maintained the proper way so you can avoid unsightly stains and warping.
Luckily, there are not any secret tricks on how to clean Calphalon pans, but there are some tips you should be sure to follow, especially when it comes to how to clean burnt Calphalon pans.
Cleaning Calphalon Pans: Step-By-Step Instructions
Calphalon pans are easily cleaned with mild dish soap, a soft dish towel, and hot water. Some people choose to use gloves while washing dishes or use other tools for cleaning such as scrub brushes; however, abrasive tools should be avoided when cleaning Calphalon pans.
- Step 1. Fill the sink with hot water. As the water is filling, add a generous drop of dish soap so the water becomes bubbly.
- Step 2. Let the pan soak in the water for 15 minutes to a half-hour.
- Step 3. Using a soft dish towel, clean the exterior and interior of the pan, removing all food, grease, and debris.
- Step 4. Rinse the pan under warm, clean water.
- Step 5. Towel dry right away.
These five steps may seem like no-brainers; however, they are surprisingly easy to get wrong.
Cleaning Calphalon Pans: Tips for Best Results
There are a few things you need to keep in mind, otherwise, you could inadvertently ruin your Calphalon pans.
- Never let pans soak longer than 30 minutes otherwise they can begin to rust.
- Do not let pans air dry—they will develop water spots.
- Never put a hot pan into cold water—It will warp.
- Do not use abrasive tools such as steel wool, metal scrapers, or hard-bristled brushes otherwise the nonstick coating will start to degrade and get scratches.
- Even if some of the dishwasher-safe Calphalon pans, you should try to avoid doing so.
- Before submerging your pans in the sink water, make sure they are completely cooled.
How to Clean Calphalon Pans: The Hard Jobs
How to Clean Burnt Calphalon Pans and Stubborn Stains
One of a cook’s worst nightmares is coming into a kitchen with burnt pans, stuck-on foods, and unsightly stains, but, unfortunately, this is often a reality, especially at home.
The steps to how to clean Calphalon pans listed above may not work on pans that are especially hard to clean, but there are a few other methods you can try!
People have been using vinegar as a cleaning solution for a long time because the acidity in the vinegar breaks down stains, burnt-on residue, and stuck-on food. You’ll need to use distilled white vinegar specifically and add one cup to your sink full of water. Let the pan soak for 30 minutes or so. The food particles and char should begin to loosen enough that you can wipe them away with a soft towel, then clean as normal.
Much like the vinegar method, baking soda is great at ridding your pans of water spots, burnt marks, and stains. You will need to create a paste with baking soda and water to cover the problem areas of your pan. Give it about an hour to work, then rinse the paste off. You should see a significant difference in the staining.
Calphalon Dormond Hard Anodized Cookware Cleaner and Polish
This product was designed by the manufacturer to restore the bottoms of Calphalon pans. You will need to clean the pans and dry them completely before using the cleaner and polish.
The cleaner comes with a round sponge. After the pan is dry, use the sponge to apply the cleaner and polish to the bottom of the pan. Let the cleaner sit for up to 30 minutes, and then use a soft sponge or towel to scrub the solution under warm water. You might have to scrub for a while to get the best stain removal. Rinse the pan and dry thoroughly once more before putting it away.
- Calphalon Dormond cookware cleaner & polish
- For use on hard-anodized pans
- Restore surfaces to like-new appearance
Always avoid using metal scrapers, utensils or other tools that could scratch your Calphalon pan. The more scratches your pans have, the less nonstick they are and will be harder to cook with.
If your pans come with warranties, scratches and warping will often void those warranties. This is why learning how to clean burnt Calphalon pans is especially important.
Bestselling Calphalon Cookware
- Durable, PFOA-free, 2-layer nonstick interior prevents food from sticking and makes cleanup effortless
- Hard-anodized aluminum cookware provides durability, even heating, and resists corrosion and warping
- Stainless steel long handles stay cool on the stovetop
- Convenient measuring marks, pour spouts, and straining covers allow you to cook with efficiency
- Oven-safe up to 450 degrees F and safe to use on gas, electric, glass, and halogen stovetops
- Oven Safe for Versatility in the Kitchen
- Hand wash only
- Dual layer nonstick for easy food release, and quick cleanup
- Durable hard anodized aluminum construction
- Cast stay cool stainless steel long handle
- Included with set: 10" fry pan; 12" fry pan with cover; 1. 5-qt saucepan with cover; 2. 5-qt saucepan with cover; 3-qt saucepan with cover; 8-qt stockpot with cover
- Built to last, with 40% longer lasting nonstick (vs. Calphalon Classic)
- Metal-utensil safe, with a durable, 3-layer, hard-anodized aluminum interior
- Long handles stay cool on the stovetop
- Tempered glass lids
When Calphalon pans are cleaned correctly, they can last a lifetime. Nonstick pans are easy to cook anything in and will save you lots of headaches when cooking. Just make sure to follow the steps for proper maintenance!
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