Calphalon cookware is a specific brand of various cookware products that is owned by the larger company of Newell Rubbermaid. It is well known for manufacturing non-stick surfaces that are unusual because they are made of anodized aluminum as opposed to Teflon, which is a far more common coating substance for non-stick pans.
Calphalon cookware has increased in popularity, and the appeal of a no-stick frying pan is doubly attractive to cooks who especially like to fry.
Starting in 1968, Commercial Aluminum Cookware is the first company to adapt and apply a new technology developed by the aerospace industry. Hard anodizing is an electrochemical process of treating raw aluminum which gave birth to a new professional line of cookware called Calphalon.
Even though Calphalon cookware is designed to be non-stick, there are still several steps that need to be taken in order to ensure maximizing the non-stick properties. One action that helps is to make sure to take some of the chill out of refrigerated foods before cooking. Usually leaving food out for as little as ten to fifteen minutes can be enough. Another important factor is to preheat pans over medium heat, not high. Aluminum conducts heat very well, so warming it on high will make the pan too hot, because it will not cool down after you turn the burner down. As little as one or two minutes will be enough to pre-heat.