Thank you to Calphalon for providing me with product, free of charge, in exchange for this honest blog review.  All opinions are 100% my own.

Calphalon’s new Signature cookware line combines style and function. These pans were designed to help you get professional results in your home kitchen. The 5-qt. Sauteuse and a 5-qt. Dutch Oven are perfect for browning, braising and soups.

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Signature Nonstick Cookware is made with heavy-gauge hard-anodized aluminum. They have PFOA-free Sear Nonstick cooking surfaces. This set is designed for durability; feel free to use your metal spatulas, spoons and whisks. Both pans come with tempered glass covers. Signature Nonstick Cookware is oven and dishwasher safe.

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Calphalon’s Stainless Steel Cookware is made with five layers of metal; three layers of aluminum for even heat disbursement and temperature control. Two stainless steel layers provide extra durability. Calphalon’s Stainless Steel Cookware has rounded edges for easy stirring and a brushed stainless steel handle. These pots and pans are dishwasher safe, though hand washing is suggested for best results.

Onion Soup

One meal I look forward to making in my new Calphalon Signature Cookware is French Onion Soup. I found a Five Onion Soup recipe on I think it sounds like French Onion Soup with a fresh twist. What do you think?


2 Tbsp. olive oil

2 large leeks, trimmed, split lengthwise, washed and thinly sliced crosswise

3 shallots, finely minced

1/2 c. red onion, finely chopped

1 c. Spanish onion, finely diced

2 cloves fresh garlic, finely minced

2 c. chicken broth

2/3 c. dry white wine

1 bay leaf

1/4 tsp. dried thyme

1 12-oz. can evaporated skim milk

4 scallions, thinly sliced



Preheat a 3-qt. chef’s pan over medium heat until the rim of the pan is hot to the touch.  Add the oil and allow to heat for a minute.

Add leeks, shallots, red and Spanish onions and garlic.  Reduce heat to medium-low and cook until the onions are very soft, about 15 – 20 minutes.

Stir in broth, wine and herbs.  Bring to a boil and cook stirring occasionally until the liquid is reduced by about one third (about 10 minutes).

Reduce heat to low and add the milk.  Continue to cook until soup is completely heated through.

Garnish with scallions; serve immediately. Crusty bread is a nice addition to this meal.


Calphalon Signature Cookware is great for beginners, professional, and everyone in between!


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This post currently has 7 responses.

  • Amber Ludwig

    Yay for dishwasher safe!! Im a serious sucker for any dishwasher safe kitchen items!! Thanks for the fantastic recipe!! I can’t wait to try it!! French onion soup is one of my all time favs!!

  • Cathy Bradford

    Love their pots, I have owned some in the past!

  • Cathy Bradford

    Love their pots!

  • Mary Beth Elderton

    I have one of the fry pans and LOVE it! Out of lifelong habit, I generally wash by hand, and it is so easy to clean even with eggs or cheese. But–because they said it was okay!—I have also run it through the dishwasher. Fabulous results–like new! I am dreaming of collecting a whole set.

  • Kaye Newman

    I so need some new cookware. I have never had stainless steal pots before. These look amazing!

  • Deb E

    I don’t have any cookware of this brand but I need to get a few pieces. I don’t cook for a big family so don’t need a set, but it’s nice to have a quality pan like this brand that will last forever.

  • kathy downey

    This sounds like really good cookware,thanks for the recipe cant wait to try it !

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