...looks at me....
...looks back at the pan.
"I'm throwing this away. It is seriously gross and I can't use it anymore."
Ummm...he was totally right. It was SOOO done. We felt horrible throwing it away, but it was not something that ANYONE could use at this point. Being that we felt bad, I had to think about it for a minute...and that's when I realized that the pan he was holding was in a set we received as a wedding gift.
Nearly ten years ago.
Yup. Folks, I am here to officially proclaim that you are TOTALLY allowed to replace the pans you were given at your wedding ten years later. Actually...you may want to do it sooner. Just say'n.
So...when CSN offered me the opportunity to do a review, I found that I had the PERFECT thing in mind! I hopped on to CSNStores.com and went directly to COOKWARE!
That, my dear friends, is where I found these!!!
Aren't they just gorgeous? *sigh* Brand new GORGEOUS brand-name pans! It's a happy thing. Now mind you...in those ten years we have picked up additional pans and such, but the only ones we purchased were two cast iron pans which ROCK, but aren't for everything. I got some other cheap ones in a free deal thing once, but they aren't anything to write home about (hmmm...that's an interesting expression...I wonder if it should be changed to 'not anything to blog about' in our modern era? HA!). We have NEVER, however, had pans like these! Yes, my dear friends, these are Calphalon. *happy sigh*
For reals. These are wicked nice pans. They are non-stick (and we shall discuss just HOW non-stick in a moment) and they have SUCH a sturdy handle and basically we love them. Seriously, you guys, The Hubbums was SO excited when we got them and after he used them - well, he was ecstatic! For reals. Not even kidding. The man was excited about pans!
Check this out!
Do you see that? FOR. REALS! Those are beautifully browned PERFECT pancakes, folks! Wanna know a secret?
*shh* There is ZERO butter, oil, or any other type of fat in that pan. *shhh*
Nope. Not even joking. Those are made directly on the non-stick surface of the pan. Batter - meet pan. Pan - meet batter. I think you two will be happy together. And yes, indeed, they are. Quite.
Here is a picture of them before The Hubbums flipped 'em. You can see the great lack of butter or oil in the pan. Isn't that incredible! These are seriously AWESOME pans!
Thanks to CSN for the opportunity and the gift of product to review! Totally check them out for quality products, particularly as we enter the holiday season!!!