A few years ago I purchased a Calphalon stock pot. I loved this 12 -quart stock pot---until a few months ago when I noticed that the hard ionized finish was wearing off.
Hmmmmmmmm.....has what I presumed to be pepper, really been slivers of the finish from this cookware? I thought this was not supposed to happen with Calphalon. I only use wooden utensils in this pot. I googled and found that others had the same problem when cooking with tomatoes in Calphalon. I cook with tomatoes all the time in this pot. Nothing was ever mentioned prior to my purchase about tomatoes.
So I have sworn off Calphalon. I have read that if you contact them, write a letter, send pics, etc. etc. you may get a refund. That is way more work than I want to do. Instead I will just post this negative review in hopes that it will prevent at least a few people getting taken as I did with this cookware and I will never again buy this brand. If a Calphalon representative should read this and want to make things right, just send me an email. I may then change my opinion.
Right now I have decided to buy stainless steel like this Cuisinart 10-qt. stock pot that I just ordered. It has no black finish to wear off.
I hope I really like it. A good stockpot is a necessity in my kitchen.
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