If you’ve been following my blog for a while you know I’ve said it several times that when it comes to cookware, you get what you pay for.


Invest in a good set of cookware!

DO NOT waste your money on cheap, dollar store quality pans and skillets. You will only be sorry, not to mention tossing what could have been good looking, tasty food. The reason I say “good looking” is because you not only want your food to taste good but you want it to look appealing too, right? First impressions are important.

And why waste your money on inedible food that you spent time trying to cook in crappy cookware? Spend that money upfront on reliable pans, and reap the benefits of quality food from now on.

The Best — Hands Down!

Calphalon is a brand that I’ve used for years and highly recommend. Their nonstick cookware is the bomb — in a good way! I’ve never had any problems with my Calphalon pans and even if I did, Calphalon stands behind their brand (and products) so if something does go wrong, they’ll replace your cookware, free of charge, no questions asked — for a lifetime.

You can’t lose with Calphalon!

Two pans in particular that I recommend you stock your kitchen with are the 12″ Calphalon Unison Nonstick Round Grill pan, and the 12″ Calphalon Unison Nonstick Covered Omelet Pan.

Very, very spacious!

I love the generous size of both, not to mention the nonstick finish. I can fit a ton of food in each one and most times don’t require an additional pan to get my meals cooked.

You can literally cook up to 3 healthy portions of steak, and up to 5 juicy hamburgers in the grill pan. The omelet pan is not only great for cooking omelets and pancakes but other foods like vegetables that require covering during the cooking process.

These Calphalon Unison Nonstick pans are constructed from a heavy-duty hard-anodized aluminum that heats up quickly and evenly so your food cooks up faster and more uniform in shape and color. Plus, the nonstick surface allows your food to glide across the pan and slide right out into a dish or plate with ease. Absolutely NO sticking!

If you enjoy cooking delicate food such as omelets, crepes, even sauces that you don’t want to have to scrape from the bottom of your pan, try the Calphalon Unison Nonstick Covered Omelet Pan, you’ll be glad you did.

These babies are also oven-safe up to 500-degrees F. That’s awesome because I make a mean homemade skillet lasagna that I primarily cook in a skillet, then pop in the oven to help melt the cheeses before serving. You can’t put those cheapo pans in a hot oven, they’ll become trash in a matter of minutes.

The domed tempered-glass lid (that’s included with the omelet pan) works perfectly for sealing in heat, moisture and nutrients. I absolutely love that they’re see-thru so I don’t have to constantly remove the lid to check on the progress of my food.

1.) Riveted grill pan handle   2.) Domed Omelet pan lid w/ riveted handle
3.) Built-in ridges (grill pan)   4.)  Hole for hanging

Both pans also come with long stainless steel handles that are riveted for superior strength, plus they stay cool to the touch on your stovetop. I love that, and I also love that there are holes at the ends of both handles to allow for hanging during storage. I’m not lucky enough to have adequate cabinet storage in my kitchen so I invested in a pot rack that’s adhered to a wall. It’s a true lifesaver so when I can find pans that allow me to hang them rather than squeezing them in an already overcrowded cabinet, I’m one happy chic.

The round grill pan has deep ridges that give your meats that authentic grilled flavor and helps lock in juices so steaks and other meats come out tender and juicy. You also get those perfect, restaurant-style grill marks, making your food look professionally made. Ahh, a proud moment. hehee!

Derek’s perfect omelet (3 egg whites & 1 whole egg)

Yes, my son loves to cook. He makes eggs nearly every day for protein.
As you can see, his omelet turned out perfect & left no mess in the pan!

Although the cooking surface of both pans are ultra-smooth and nonstick, you are free to use a tiny bit of oil, butter, or fat, if you prefer. Of course it’s not necessary.

One last feature I can’t help but boast about is the flat, wide, heavy bottoms you get with these pans. I’ve had others (in the past) that were wider on top and tapered inward– getting more narrow inside (taking up valuable space at the bottom).  Umm, I cook my food in the bottom of my pans, not around the rims. I never did understand that concept other than the cheapo brands thinking it helped food slide out. Not so! Food still sticks in those. haha!

The Calphalon Unison omelette pan sides are very slightly sloped for easy tossing and rolling but it’s just a feature that helps in the cooking process. They don’t need additional nonstick benefits. They’re already awesome as it is.

Perfect fried chicken without the inches of grease!
These came out extra crispy, & oh so juicy. Yum! 

Wait.. wait… wait… one last thing, these guys are dishwasher-safe. Since there’s no scrubbing involved you can rinse loose food particles and pop ’em in the dishwasher. I tend to prefer hand washing my pans but if you’re feeling lazy, let the dishwasher clean ’em up. haha!


The 12″ Calphalon Unison Nonstick Covered Omelet Pan (SRP $149.99) and the 12″ Calphalon Unison Nonstick Round Grill Pan (SRP $169.95) can be purchased directly from Calphalon, as well as retailers such as Macys.

If you’re looking for the perfect gift for the avid cook, or even beginners who need good quality pans, head over to Calphalon and check out the Unison Nonstick pans.  They also offer a wide range of electrics, bakeware, cutlery and whole lot more.

Free your spirit, try a new recipe and feel at ease knowing your foods will come out perfect each and every time — with Calphalon!

~ All opinions expressed in this review are my own and not influenced in any way by the company.  Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer or provider. Please refer to this site’s Disclaimer for more information. I did not receive financial compensation for my post but did receive the product(s) mentioned above free of charge from the manufacturer or PR Agency and was under no obligation to write a positive review.  ~


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