While I received this product for free, the opinions and thoughts included in this review are my own.
I have used nonstick cookware for over 10 years and have recently decided to make the switch to stainless steel cookware. I have a 10" Calphalon skillet that I LOVE so I knew that getting a full 8 piece set would be a great decision. And I was right!
As with my other stainless steel Calphalon pan, I love this cookware set's compatibility with seemingly any cook top (glass, propane, electric and induction), utensil material, and its dishwasher safe. I've used this cookware set for a few weeks for all of my family cooking and have been very satisfied with its performance. The pans cook evenly, the lids fit snugly and the handles feel solid. I like the silicone casing over the handles on the pots and pans as well as the lids; this helps with heat absorption and I am less likely to burn my hand. I really see this set lasting me decades without any issue.
Because I am able to compare this "Select" line to the "Signature" line, the biggest difference that I could notice is the gauge of the metal; the "Select" line feels slightly thinner and lighter. Regardless, I still am confident of it's performance and lifelong value.