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How to Clean Calphalon Pans & Pots

Article By: Suraiya Fardous - May 29, 2023
How to clean calphalon pans

Calphalon pans are a cooking staple, whether making lasagna or omelets. But you must clean it after every use; we don’t want grease ruining the lasagna. However, you must be careful when cleaning Calphalon cookware as you might risk damaging the non-stick coating. So, for this tutorial, we will learn how to clean Calphalon pans & pots.

This guide will teach you about Calphalon and what sets it apart from every other brand. We will then look at the many ways we can clean Calphalon pans. Finally, we’ll skim what you can do to take better care of your non-stick pans.

What is Calphalon?

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Calphalon is a brand of non-stick cookware regarded by many home chefs to be the best. The cooking utensils are made from hard-anodized aluminum with a dual-layer non-stick coating. Unlike Teflon, the more popular alternative, Calphalon, is more durable, thanks to its hard-anodized aluminum body. It also helps that they’re compatible with almost every stove.

So, Calphalon cookware can handle a lot of punishment, making them perfect for cooking eggs and flipping pancakes. But like all things, these pans need cleaning and maintenance, especially cleaning. So, let’s look at how you can clean your Calphalon pans.

How to clean Calphalon Pans | Top 4 methods

When looking for ways how to clean Calphalon pans, we found that are a lot of methods for cleaning this cookware. We then narrowed them down to the ones we believe to be the best ways to clean Calphalon pans. For this part, let’s look at each of them and find out how they can help clean your Calphalon pans.

The following methods are also the most common ways to clean any non-stick pans. For instance, you can remove burnt sugar from your pan with the help of a baking soda, vinegar, cream of Tartar, dishwashing liquid, or a combination of some of them.

Cleaning Calphalon pans with dishwashing liquid

Cleaning Calphalon pans with dishwashing liquid

Cleaning Calphalon pans with dishwashing liquids is a standard method. But you must be careful must be not to damage the non-stick coating. So, let’s look at how to clean a Calphalon pan with dishwashing liquid.

1)     Wash the pan with water

First, you need to wash the pan of any excess filth and grime with warm water. If the pan was recently used for cooking, let it cool before cleaning.

2)     Apply the dishwashing liquid onto the stain

Next, apply some dishwashing liquid on the stains and fill the pan with warm water. This will help break and soften any dirt, grime, and gunk, making them easier to remove. Using cold water can work as well, but it’ll be much slower compared to using warmer water.

3)     Clean with a soft cleaning utensil, then wash

Finally, scrub the stain with a soft, non-abrasive cleaning sponge. You can alternatively use a soft-bristle brush to clean the pan. Any cleaning utensil is OK if it can’t scratch the non-stick coating. After you’re done scrubbing, wash the pan and let it dry.

Cleaning Calphalon pans with white vinegar

Cleaning Calphalon pans with white vinegar

This is the part where we go to more unconventional ways how to clean a Calphalon pan. White vinegar is strong enough to clean burnt sugar and stains but not enough to damage the non-stick coating. So, how do you use white vinegar to clean your Calphalon pans?

1)     Fill and soak the pan with white vinegar and water

Fill the pan with enough distilled white vinegar and water to cover the stains. Then, let the solution soak for a good 10-15 minutes. Don’t forget to set aside another white vinegar and water solution, which we’ll need later. Alternatively, with a 1:1 solution of white vinegar and water, you can heat the pan over a stove, which makes it easier to remove the stains.

2)     Wipe the pan with another solution of diluted white vinegar

Drain the pan, and use the other solution of white vinegar and water set aside to wipe the pan. This will cause the residues left behind to peel away.

3)     Wash the pan before cleaning it

Flush the pan with any vinegar solution and wash it with water. Afterward, clean the pan as you normally would.

4)     Gently rinse the pan surface

After cleaning, gently rinse the pan’s surface and let it dry.

Cleaning Calphalon pans with baking soda

Cleaning Calphalon pans with baking soda

If you don’t have any white vinegar with you, you could use baking soda instead. Baking soda’s cleaning strength is as strong as vinegar, making it a decent alternative. For this section, we’re going to learn how to clean a Calphalon pan with the help of baking soda.

1)     Fill and soak the pan with baking soda and water

First, mix baking soda and warm water in a separate container. Then, soak the Calphalon pan with the solution for at least two hours.

2)     Scrape and scrub off the stains from the pan

After soaking, drain the pan and scrub off any stain or residue with a soft cleaning utensil.

3)     Re-drain and repeat the process

Re-drain and repeat the process until all the dirt and residue are removed from the pan. After you’re done, wash and dry the Calphalon pan.

Cleaning Calphalon pans with cream of Tartar

Cleaning Calphalon pans with cream of Tartar

But what if you don’t have any baking soda or vinegar on you? You can use cream of Tartar instead. Often used in baking, cream of Tartar also works as a cleaning agent, making them perfect for restoring Calphalon pans. Its acidic properties make them ideal for cleaning grease or removing smells. So, let’s find out how to clean a Calpahalon pan with cream of Tartar.

1)     Mix cream of Tartar and water together

First, create a paste with cream of Tartar and water.

2)     Apply the paste and wait

Then gently apply the paste onto the stain. If you want, you can coat the entire pan with the paste. Then, wait for ten minutes.

3)     Gently scrub the stain out and clean the pan

With a sponge, gently scrub the pan to lift any stain or grime off of the pan. Finally, clean the pan as usual before wiping it with a dry cloth to help it dry more quickly.

How to look after Calphalon pans?

Now that we’ve learned how to clean Calphalon pans, let’s talk about maintenance. This section will briefly examine how to better care for your Calphalon pans.

1)    Follow the Manufacturer’s Direction

Since these guides are written by the pan’s manufacturer themselves, it is just as, if not more, helpful than our guide. You can know whether or not the pan is dishwasher safe or phone numbers for further inquiry. If you want more advice on taking better care of your Calphalon pan, you should consult the guide it came with.

2)    Heat the pan at medium temperature

Most food you cook on a non-stick pan doesn’t require too much heat; cooking at a moderate temperature is good enough. Heating at a high temperature will likely cause the food to burn and stain the pan.

3)    Never clean with cold water while the pan is hot

This should go without saying but don’t clean your hot pan with cold water. If you have to clean the pan, then use water that is at room temperature. This is because the pan will be damaged by the thermal shock that will ensue.

When the pan is heated, all of the metal expands. If you use cold water, the metal on the surface will cool down and shrink, but not the metal inside. This uneven cooling leads to metal in the pan warping, leading it to crack, shatter, or ship.

4)    Wash with a soft, non-abrasive cleaning utensil

The other thing that should go without saying, use cleaning utensils that won’t leave scratches or scrape off the coating. Tools like sponge brushes with soft bristles can clean the gunk off any pan without damaging its non-stick coating.

Looking after your non-stick fry pans

Non-stick frying pans are an essential staple of any kitchen, big or small, and cleaning them is just as important. With this guide, we hope you’ve learned the ins and outs of how to clean Calphalon pans and pots.

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