Answer: Yes, the Calphalon contemporary hard-anodized aluminum nonstick sauce pan as well as the lid or cover is oven safe up to about 450oF Question 3 – Can hard anodized aluminum peel off? Answer: The response to this is NO, the anodized aluminum layer is not like a paint or coating. The layer is completely fused to the base of the metal, in another words, it becomes part of the metal. Final Verdict The Calphalon Contemporary hard anodized aluminum nonstick sauce pan is constructed with a three-layer nonstick for ultra durability. The design is stunning and fashionable which makes it looks attractive in the kitchen.
Due to the aluminum mix in this set especially that it covers both bottom and sides of the pans, the heat is distributed evenly from bottom and sides as well. The rapid heating allows me to lower the heat therefore saving on energy and electricity bill.The lower heat setting will also avoid burning of food. I also love this set because there is less chance of burning my fingers from the handles. The handles stay cool while on the stove. The fact that the handle does not come off easily is another plus.