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Calphalon Elite Nonstick Steam & Poach

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Developed through a unique collaboration between Calphalon and Williams Sonoma, the Elite cookware collection sets a new standard for nonstick performance. Metal utensils won’t damage the release performance of the durable, triple-layer nonstick interior, and the specially textured surface excels for searing foods—two key features that set this collection apart from other nonstick cookware. Made in the USA and exclusively ours, Elite cookware is also PFOA-free and dishwasher safe. To simplify healthy cooking, our special set pairs a 5-qt.-capacity Dutch oven with an dual-function insert. The reversible stainless-steel insert works as a steamer on one side and a poacher on the other. You can also use the Dutch oven on its own.

  • Includes a reversible stainless-steel insert with silicone handles. The perforated insert functions as an efficient steamer on one side, elevating foods above simmering water.
  • Flip the insert over to create a lower cooking surface for poaching foods in simmering liquid.
  • Use the Dutch oven without the insert for simmering, braising or cooking pot roasts.
  • Premium hard-anodized aluminum ensures excellent heat conduction and uniform cooking.
  • Triple-layer nonstick surface is durable enough to withstand metal whisks, spoons and spatulas.
  • Textured Sear nonstick interior seals in flavor when browning or searing foods and is PFOA-free.
  • Polished stainless-steel handles are riveted.
  • Ergonomically shaped handles offer a secure grip and comfortable lifting.
  • Low-profile tempered-glass lid lets you view contents during cooking.
  • Dishwasher safe.
Dimensions & More Info
  • 5-qt. cap.; 10" diam.; 4" high.
  • 6 lb. 2 oz. with lid and insert.
  • Pan: Made in USA.
  • Inserts: Made in China.
Use & Care


  • Ideal for gas and electric cooktops (not induction compatible).
  • Safe for use with metal spatulas, spoons and whisks as well as nylon, silicone, coated or wooden utensils.
  • Do not use other types of metal utensils, such as forks or knives.
  • Oven safe to 500°F.
  • Do not use aerosol cooking sprays; buildup over time will cause foods to stick.


  • Allow pan to cool before washing.
  • Dishwasher safe.
  • Avoid using steel wool, steel scouring pads or harsh detergents.
  • Stubborn food residue and stains can be removed with a nylon scrubbing pad and a fine-powdered cleanser.

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  • Rated 1 out of 5 by from Pot defective The coating on the pan disintegrates. We’re not sure why. Love the insert; but the black on the bottom of the pan comes off exposing aluminum. All Clad with this insert would be great (especially in a 2 quart).
    Date published: 2020-01-04
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Worst design ever! I bought this because I needed a larger pot (I am replacing my old ones) and I loved the pans I had purchased so far in this set. I loved the idea of a larger steamer, but it's the worst design ever! You cannot put much water in the pan for the deep end or you drown your food, but you risk boiling all the water out before the food is cooked. The other side doesn't have that issue, but with either side your cannot remove the steamer without burning yourself. Yes, even using mits. It's very difficult to grab the handles and pull up. I have been so disappointed because I love the pan. The steamer is the failure!
    Date published: 2017-02-10
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Mixed feelings I've used the Steam & Poach pan more than any one yet. But I've run into a few issues that have me concerned. 1) the "calcium stains" from steaming snow crab with lemon juice in the water does not seem to come out very well - I've washed it off/out numerous times to have them reappear 2) the dishwasher does not clean this pan - my dishwasher cleans just fine, but the surface stains left behind need re-cleaning before next use 3) the steamer insert requires immediate drying or it rusts 4) the glass lid fell on the floor and bent - it barely seats properly enough to steam/poach. I contacted Caphalon with no response. For what it's worth, I've dropped most of my Caphalon steel/glass lids from my simply stainless pans and none have ever bent. 5) after using it in the oven to reheat some roasted chicken - 20 minutes at 350 degrees - I made a gravy from the fond & fat using a whisk and scratched the pan. I thought this coating was "non-knife" metal utensil resistant.
    Date published: 2016-01-21
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Almost perfect I use this pot with and without the insert routinely, and it is a great addition to my kitchen. The only drawback is the pot isn't tall enough for steaming some larger items like king crab legs and the insert is slightly too wide to fit into my taller pieces- if it fit into my calphalon stock pot for large items it would be absolute perfection.
    Date published: 2015-12-13
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Pot Ever! I debated purchasing this 5 qt Calphalon Elite Steam & Poach pan for several weeks - then I pulled the trigger. It is MY FAVORITE POT EVER. I use it every single day, for soups, stews, frying, sautéing, braising, steaming, poaching, searing, etc. It is seriously a 'One size fits all' type of pot/pan. I wish I had bought this one months ago! and cleanup is a breeze with the non stick finish - it cleans beautifully in the dishwasher, but most of the time, I can clean it just by wiping it out! I LOVE THIS CALPHALON ELITE NONSTICK STEAM & POACH AND EVERYTHING ELSE POT/PAN!!!!!!! You will not regret this purchase.
    Date published: 2015-10-08
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love the Elite line These are fantastic pots and pans. At first I ordered the 3 piece fry and salute set and just loved them. I then added a couple of sauce pans and multi purpose pots. The Steam and Poach is great for any number of things from seafood to veggies. The fact that you can put this line in the dishwasher is a huge benefit. They conduct heat so evenly you will be amazed. LOVE THEM ALL!
    Date published: 2015-06-16
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it more with each use There were some initial concerns: loud cracking noises for one and the flat lid for two. I decided to give it a week and use it as much as possible before taking it back. I am glad I waited as the popping/cracking noises went away after about 4 uses and seemed to be the lid instead of the pan. The flat lid - still not sure how I like it, but works well when steaming just need to be ready for dripping. This is a great overall size and the pan part cleans up fast. The steamer part doesn't clean up quite so quick but is not really a problem. The steamer was the primary reason for purchase. It is the best quality steamer/poacher I have ever found and since it is sold with the pan it fits perfectly. While it would be nice if it were a bit larger, it is really a perfect size for a single meal of steamed fish and vegetables. I want to add to my collection of the W/S Calphalon Elite line after using this one a few months despite my concern over the lid.
    Date published: 2015-06-08
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from How did I ever live without this?! Finally "splurged" on this and so glad I did! I've used it every day since I got it, and I LOVE it. Easy to use, easy to clean, and everything turns out perfectly. But here's why I was motivated to write a review: I was steaming asparagus, and got distracted doing something else. When I returned to the kitchen, I immediately noticed a burning smell, and figured both my food and the pan were surely ruined. I'm pleased to report my asparagus spears were totally fine (and delicious!). But the bottom of the pan was all black and gross (because the water had steamed way down during my extended absence). My first thought was that I love this pan so much I was totally ready to buy another one... but lo and behold, I put it under running water, took a sponge to it, and the whole layer of crispy black burnt grossness just wiped right off!!! Now THAT'S impressive! I've been a long time Le Creuset fan, but this experience and my love of this set has turned to me into a Calphalon convert!
    Date published: 2015-03-31
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