Triple layer, PFOA-free nonstick for lasting release
Heavy-gauge, hard-anodized aluminum for even heating
Durable, cast stainless steel loop handles
Oven safe to 450 ° F/230° C
Full lifetime warranty
Features: Round (shape)
Number of Pieces: 2
Dimensions (Overall): 4.97 inches (H) x 13.25 inches (W) x 17.0 inches (D)
Weight: 3.7 pounds
Baking Cooking Surface: Nonstick
Handle Material: Stainless Steel
Lid Material: Tempered Glass
Capacity (Volume): 8.5 quart
Material: Anodized Aluminum
Care & Cleaning: Dishwasher-safe
Item Number (DPCI): 070-07-0072
Dishwasher safe for easy cleanup, this Calphalon Contemporary Nonstick Dutch Oven is created with multi-layer nonstick for ultra durability. The stunning, contemporary design looks beautiful in the kitchen, and heavy-gauge, hard-anodized aluminum ensures even heating. This large-capacity Dutch Oven is tailor-made for large families or entertaining. It's ideal for simmering sauces, soups and stews; also perfect for pot roasts, casseroles and baked pasta dishes. Goes from stovetop to oven.
Easy to like, and even easier to prepare food in it. Wide, as opposed to tall, and with 450 degrees oven safe, works both in the stovetop as in the oven. Appears well built, it is definitely a plus on a daily basis.
I bought this dutch oven about 2 years ago. It has never been in the dishwasher, never had metal utensils, never been cleaned with an abrasive cleaner. The surface is coming off of the bottom of the pot. It is so bad that we can't use the pot anymore. For an item, this expensive, I expected better longevity. I will not purchase Calphalon non stick products again.
1 reply from Calphalon team - 2 years ago
Thank you for your interest in our products. We truly apologize for any inconvenience you are experiencing with your Contemporary Nonstick 8.5 Quart Dutch Oven. Our Consumer Care team will be reaching out to you by email to provide warranty assistance.
I purchased this because of the size. It is a very large pot and this size is difficult to find. I do not like the handles. I think they are too small for the size of the pot. I also find the pot to be lighter in weight than I expected. When the pot was one third full, I was stirring it and it kept moving around on the burner. That did not make me happy. For those 2 reasons I gave it an average rating.
1 reply from Calphalon team - 3 years ago
Thank you for your interest in our products. We apologize for the inconvenience that you have experienced with your Contemporary Nonstick 8.5-qt Dutch Oven. If you have any additional questions or concerns, please feel free to contact Calphalon Consumer Care at 800-809-7267 Monday through Friday 8AM to 5PM EST.
I've used it only once now and loved cooking in it. Clean up was a breeze. It's a beautiful pot. Not too heavy and not too flimsy. Hope it gives me some good years of service without any scratches to the non stick service. I am always careful to use wooden or silicon utensils, but all my previous non stick cookwares have been a disappointment as they get scratched in the non stick surface. Be careful the stainless steel handles do get hot though.
I love it! I decided I wanted to do some cooking in my oven and this Dutch oven fit the bill. When I use it on my cooktop it is so nice to brown any type of beef or sauté vegetables and not have to think about it splattering grease like a skillet does,