Sunday, February 10, 2013
My New Calphalon Unison Stockpot
This beautiful new stock pot is from Calphalon's new Unison line. We have been thrilled with its performance so far. I love that it has a glass lid just like my old pan, because we can easily see when the stock comes to a boil. I was worried the metal handles would get hot and require potholders, which would be hard for me to maneuver, but they remain cool to the touch even while the contents are at a rapid boil. You can read more about the new Unison technology from Calphalon on their website, here. It differs slightly from their typical nonstick cookware lines. I think it's unusual that the pieces from this line are dishwasher safe.
I remember that it was a huge deal to buy our old pot, from the Cooking with Calphalon line, at Marshalls in 2005. It cost $50 and I was struggling to justify the expense. We were just married, broke, and struggling to properly furnish our first apartment. The breaking point came when I was trying to make a white bean soup in our biggest pan, which had only a 5 quart capacity. After I realized I had NO room for the amount of liquid the recipe asked for, I sent hubby to buy it so I could finish our dinner in the right sized pot! This pan taught me that you definitely get what you pay for, and you shouldn't buy cheap cookware if you want it to last.