Product Comparison: Calphalon Commercial 1849156 vs Calphalon Contemporary LR13A

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General Specifications
About the Product
Designed for commercial durability and nonstick performance, Calphalon Commercial Nonstick is made from heavy-gauge, hard-anodized aluminum with an exterior that is over 80% harder than stainless steel. Inside each pan, three nonstick layers provide superior release and durability. Long handles are triple-riveted with a unique design that keeps them cool on the stovetop. This pots and pans set offers a great combination: the durability of Calphalon's original hard-anodized construction with nonstick convenience.
Bring stunning, contemporary design to your kitchen with Calphalon Contemporary Stainless Steel cookware. Crafted from two layers of stainless steel with a full aluminum core, Contemporary Stainless Steel pots and pans epitomize the soul of modern style with professional performance and dishwasher safe convenience.
Contemporary LR13A
Key Specs
Number Of Pieces
8-in. Omelette Pan, 10-in. Omelette Pan, 1.5-qt. Sauce Pan with cover, 2.5-qt. Sauce Pan with cover, 3-qt. Chef's Pan with cover, 3-qt. Saute Pan with cover, 6-qt. Stockpot with cover
8-in. Omelette Pan, 10-in. Omelette Pan, 12-in. Omelette Pan, 1.5-qt. Sauce Pan with cover, 2.5-qt. Sauce Pan with cover, 3-qt. Saute Pan with cover, 3-qt. Chef's Casserole with cover, 8-qt. Stockpot with cover
Hard Anodized Aluminum
Stainless steel
Interior surface
Non-stick coating
Pure aluminum
Suitable For
Gas, Electric, Oven safe
Gas, Electric, Oven safe
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Calphalon Commercial 1849156 Nonstick 13 Pieces
  • This cookware set is exactly as described. Very happy with purchase. Very easy cleanup and cooks evenly. This is a very affordable set and gets a lot of use at my house cooking for 9 people everyday.
  • Excellent quality cookware for the price. The pots and pans are heavy and heat very evenly.
  • I Love my Calphalon cookware set! Nice heavy metal, nonstick and cooks so evenly, it doesn’t warp up in the heat, I can actually fry eggs without them running into each other,
  • The design is very handsome, and they heat evenly and cook beautifully. I was so accustomed to cooking on junk that i didnt know what i was missing until now. I am taking my old pans to goodwill.
  • I was missing the smaller pot lid everything else was in the box except the small pit lids
  • The cookware is great and is nice and heavy. The only problem is one skillet (the smallest one) has a chip in the coating. That’s the only reason for a lower rating.
Calphalon Contemporary LR13A Stainless 13-Piece Cookware Set
  • Although most of Calphalon products are made in the U.S.A., their Stainless Steel pots and pans are made overseas (China??) But these are not made of some cheep SS as some other less expensive cookware are. These are solid, well built and designed to last!
  • These pans have help up remarkably well. I've been very happy cooking with them and I haven't had any problems keeping them clean.
  • Really nice cookware. Has just the right amount of "heft" to them. I cook with them every chance I get. Still trying to get my wife to make the switch from anodized aluminum to stainless steel.
  • Calphalon is always good. As my old pots and pans wear out I'm replacing them with Calphalon stainless steel. Easy to clean and food doesn't stick as badly as you'd think.
  • It took me two years to update my cooking vessels. I only have cast iron (not the porcelain enameled type) and induction ready stainless steel in my kitchen.
Size & Weight
10.8 in
13.4 in
30.9 in
26.2 in
17.4 in
14.5 in
34.5 lb
35.2 lb
Non-stick surface
Oven-Safe Temperature
450 deegrees
400 deegrees
Stainless steel
Stainless steel
Hand washing only
Dishwasher Safe
Full Lifetime Warranty
Tempered Glass Lids, Heavy-gauge, full aluminum core for even heating, Long handles stay cool on the stovetop, Full Lifetime Warranty
What customers say about "Features"
Calphalon Commercial 1849156 Nonstick 13 Pieces
  • Rather heavy, cooks well, and cleans up nicely!
  • Wonderful set. The only issue is that the lid handles get extremely hot while cooking. Definitely need to use a mitt when taking the lid off.
  • The metal handles stay cool while used on the stove. The nonstick surface is fantastic and the outside hard anodized finish looks like professional quality cookware.
  • This is nice, lifetime warranty for all scratches, warped pans whatever.
  • Seems to be heavy duty high quality so far. Only two complaints. The small frying pan's handle is so heavy the pan tilts toward it and stays tilted if your not careful.
Calphalon Contemporary LR13A Stainless 13-Piece Cookware Set
  • The handles are "stay cool" so no need for pot holders. Very well built/constructed.
  • Love the handles, compared to All Clad handles (which I do own), as well as the glass tops. No need to deal with a hot top just to see how the food is doing.
  • I love these skillets. They heat up evenly, retain their heat extremely well and clean easily. I only hand wash my pots and pans and reserve the dishwasher for dishes.
  • Glass lids mean easy viewing without opening pots
  • Another nice feature that is pretty standard on quality pans is that the handle stays cool even when the pan is hot.
Other Information
449.99 $
529.99 $

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