Calphalon Contemporary 10-Piece Bronze Anodized Edition Nonstick Review – Banana Split Pancakes

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Calphalon Contemporary 10-Piece Bronze Anodized Edition Nonstick

Have you seen the NEW Calphalon Contemporary Bronze Nonstick 10-pc. Cookware Set?  When I first saw them reveal this new set on facebook I was in love.  I absolutely love my Calphalon Contemporary Stainless Steel Set, and I’m beyond thrilled that they brought this design in nonstick.  The bronze is perfect for any kitchen.   It has a brushed design,

Calphalon Contemporary 10-Piece Bronze Anodized Edition Nonstick

and the handles and rims of the lids are mirrored stainless steel.  Where as my stainless steel set is a brushed look all around.

Calphalon Contemporary 10-Piece Bronze Anodized Edition Nonstick
When I saw this set come out of the box it was the same feeling as getting a pony for Christmas.   One thing that differs aside from the nonstick from my original set is that they’ve included a 3qt Saute Pan.  Aside from just having a long handle it also has a closed handle on the opposite side for even handling, perfect!
Calphalon Contemporary 10-Piece Bronze Anodized Edition NonstickCalphalon Contemporary 10-Piece Bronze Anodized Edition Nonstick
My first nonstick set I ever owned was a store brand and had a red coating and chipped like crazy, not to mention the inside chipped as well.  The Calphalon Contemporary Bronze Nonstick 10-pc. Cookware Set is hard-anodized so it will never chip, crack, or peel!
This 10 piece set includes:
  • 8-in. Omelette Pan
  • 10-in. Omelette Pan
  • 1.5-qt. Covered Sauce Pan
  • 2.5-qt. Covered Sauce Pan
  • 3-qt. Covered Saute Pan
  • 8-qt. Covered Stock Pot
Features include,
  • Durable Bronze Anodized Exterior, that lasts a lifetime.
  • Heavy gauge Hard Anodized Aluminum, heats evenly.
  • Multi-Layer Nonstick, for lasting release.
  • Stay Cool Handles
  • Oven Safe to 450°F

Calphalon Contemporary Bronze Nonstick 10-pc. Cookware Set set undergoes Calphalon’s renowned hard-anodization process with an innovative new step, which results in a beautiful fully-infused color that will last a lifetime.  It even comes with a Life Time Warranty!  My previous set from the store brand didn’t even last a year.  I think I can get used to a lifetime of not having to repurchase cookware.. How about you?

The Calphalon Contemporary Bronze Nonstick 10-pc. Cookware Set is only $399, and would make a perfect gift for a loved one.. or even yourself!

Banana Split Pancakes with Chocolate Sauce

Just a note from me, like with all nonstick cookware please remember to use a med-low heat.  Never a high flame.  Never heat an empty pan, and use nonstick friendly utensils to keep your cookware looking it’s best.

Now onto a recipe that I was inspired to make as soon as I opened this beautiful set!

Banana Split Pancakes with Chocolate Sauce

Banana Split Pancakes
serves 4

1 3/4 Cup All Purpose Flour
3 Teaspoons Baking Powder
1/2 Teaspoon Salt
3/4 Cup Milk
1 Medium Banana
6 Frozen Strawberries defrosted
1 Teaspoon Vanilla
1 Egg
1/8 Cup Sugar
Butter for Pan
Vanilla Yogurt 
One Banana Sliced
Chocolate Sauce – see recipe below

Combine dry ingredients, and set aside. Take the banana and strawberries and puree using an immersion blender or traditional blender.

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Add Milk, Banana Strawberry Puree, Vanilla, Egg, and Sugar into the dry mixture.  Mix well.

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Heat a small frying pan on med-low with a little butter, once the butter is melted use a paper towel to smear the butter around the pan and to remove excess.  Place pancake batter by 1/4 – 1/3 Cup into pan.  Flip once pancake has small bubbles. 

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Once pancakes are finished place a dollop of Vanilla Yogurt, Drizzle some Chocolate Sauce, and a few slices of Banana.  Enjoy!


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Chocolate Sauce
Makes 1 3/4 Cup Sauce


3/4 Cup Cocoa Powder
3/4 Cup + 1-2 Tablespoon Sugar
3/4 Water
1 Teaspoon Vanilla Bean
1/8 Teaspoon Salt


Mix ingredients together in a small sauce pan on medium heat.  Sauce should be slightly boiling, stir constantly until mixture is completely combined and all ingredients are dissolved. 


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Let cool and keep in the refrigerator no longer than one week.


Banana Split Pancakes with Chocolate Sauce


My chocolate sauce melted right out of the pan.. Hello paper towel cleaning.


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You can use this Chocolate Sauce as Chocolate Syrup also, so good!


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Thank you Calphalon for making trusted and quality products, and always helping home cooks present beautifully cooked dishes in your amazing cookware that will last a lifetime.  


Disclosure: I was sent thCalphalon Contemporary Bronze Nonstick 10-pc. Cookware Set for review, but was not compensated otherwise.  All opinions expressed are my own.  

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58 Responses to “Calphalon Contemporary 10-Piece Bronze Anodized Edition Nonstick Review – Banana Split Pancakes”

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    Brandi — November 6, 2011 @ 2:42 am

    Those look soo good! Those pans look very heavy duty!

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    Candace — November 6, 2011 @ 3:29 am

    Looks delicious! I heart Calphalon!

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    Jennifer-Eighty MPH Mom — November 6, 2011 @ 5:40 am

    Mmmm these pancakes look so good. I love the cookware too!

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    bunkycooks — November 6, 2011 @ 12:58 pm

    I have one of those pans and like it very much. I try not to use too much in the way of non-stick coatings, but some things really need that finish to cook properly. BTW, those pancakes are pretty incredible looking!

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    Rob — November 6, 2011 @ 1:39 pm

    We could use new pots and pans in our house and these look really nice. Also, your pancakes look AWESOME!!!!!! Thanks for the review and recipe.

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    Mama B — November 6, 2011 @ 3:34 pm

    Great review! I love love Calphalon. Those pancakes look amazing!

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    tiff snedaker — November 6, 2011 @ 4:06 pm

    This reminds me of how much I need new pans, this looks like a new set. And I think I’m craving some banana pancakes now. :)

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    Barbara — November 7, 2011 @ 6:04 am

    that looks delish. I wish I had those pots, too

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    Lindsay — November 7, 2011 @ 1:19 pm

    I am insanely jealous right now. The food, the pans, the CHOCOLATE! Oh wow!

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    livingthesweetlifedotwordpressdotcom — November 7, 2011 @ 5:10 pm

    BANANA SPLIT PANCAKES!! :D desert for breakfast … can life get any better?!?!

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    Marcie W. — November 7, 2011 @ 9:44 pm

    What a beautiful cookware set and as always, your recipes and photography are divine!

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    Simply Being Mommy — November 8, 2011 @ 6:00 pm

    I love it! I definitely need a new set and this just might go on my Christmas list.

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    blueviolet — November 8, 2011 @ 7:25 pm

    Oh girl, oh girl, oh girl.

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    Beeb — November 8, 2011 @ 8:12 pm

    Oh my goodness, can I come over for banana split pancakes?!? That looks so incredibly delicious – bookmarking this page!

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    Hil'Lesha — November 11, 2011 @ 6:03 pm

    My goodness! I want some Banana Split pancakes right now!! =)

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    Cat Davis - Food Family Finds — November 12, 2011 @ 7:21 am

    Oh my, those pancakes look incredible! I love the look of the cookware too. After having Calphalon I will never buy anything else.

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    1stopmom — November 13, 2011 @ 5:03 am

    Those pancakes look delicious!

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    Tammy — November 14, 2011 @ 12:41 pm

    I like the recipe.

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    Donna — November 14, 2011 @ 1:45 pm

    O.M.Goodness, I have got to make those banana split pancakes! Thanks for sharing! And I love my Calphalon cookware.

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    Penelope — November 22, 2011 @ 7:02 pm

    Omg, how yummy!

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    That Bald Chick — November 23, 2011 @ 2:58 pm

    Now those look delish!

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    April Decheine — December 4, 2011 @ 12:45 pm

    Those look yummy! I Love Calphalon cook wear!

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    Laurie — December 5, 2011 @ 3:48 am

    I love Calphalon, my stuff is at least 10 plus years old and I still love it

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    Tricia Nightowlmama — December 9, 2011 @ 4:38 am

    those pots and pans are perfect. I’m adding them to my wish list. Its been 10 yrs since I had knew pots and pans

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    April Decheine — December 18, 2011 @ 1:29 pm

    Those look like awesome pots and pans, great review.

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    Toni Patton — January 14, 2012 @ 3:03 pm

    That looks so good. I have always heard great things about Calphalon. I am finding myself preferring the stainless steel lately though.

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    Canadian Mom Blogger — January 15, 2012 @ 5:26 pm

    Calphalon is amazing. And those pancakes look amazing too.

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    Hil'Lesha — January 17, 2012 @ 2:20 am

    I want pancakes! :)

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    Pixie Deals — February 4, 2012 @ 1:08 am

    I love Caphalon!

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    Faith and Family Reviews — February 14, 2012 @ 3:40 am

    Oh, wow! Yummy!

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    Zippy — February 21, 2012 @ 12:30 pm

    I need a new set of pans and I’ve been leaning towards All-Clad, but the Calphalon looks good too.

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    electric heat pump — February 24, 2012 @ 5:46 pm

    Great review! I love love Calphalon. Those pancakes look amazing!

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    Sharon Koenig — February 26, 2012 @ 2:50 am

    Good Review! That pan set looks awesome, I love the bronze color and the finish on them!

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    Tammy — March 16, 2012 @ 3:24 pm

    The pancakes look so good.

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    Laurie — March 18, 2012 @ 1:40 am

    Calphalon is the best stuff!

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    Dawn C — March 23, 2012 @ 7:59 pm

    Wow do those look delicious!

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    Jennifer @TheRebelChick — May 4, 2012 @ 12:21 pm

    Yum, banana split pancakes? Yes please!

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    Tammy — May 20, 2012 @ 7:21 pm

    I’m in the mood for this today.

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    Rachel — May 20, 2012 @ 11:23 pm

    Love my calphalon… And LOVE those pancakes!

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    Stefanie — May 24, 2012 @ 8:05 pm

    Those pancakes look super yummy!

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    Debra Pearlstein — May 27, 2012 @ 2:25 am

    Those pancakes look delicious!

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    Toni Patton — June 9, 2012 @ 11:15 am

    I am definitely trying the banana split pancakes this summer!

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    Billie — July 27, 2012 @ 4:20 pm

    Wow, these sound delicious!

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    Ty W. — August 6, 2012 @ 5:47 am

    Looks great!

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    Tammy — August 6, 2012 @ 5:44 pm

    I like the lids.

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    Jenn at Sweet T Makes Three — August 6, 2012 @ 6:30 pm

    These look amazing! I want some for lunch.

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    MomStart (Ashley) — August 8, 2012 @ 2:23 am

    YUM! This looks SOOO yummy!

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    Toni — August 11, 2012 @ 12:46 pm

    We are trying this this coming week :)

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    Billie — August 11, 2012 @ 4:59 pm

    I’d love to have a set of those pans.

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    Colleen (Shibley Smiles) — September 4, 2012 @ 4:16 pm

    I really need some new pots and pans thanks. On a side note those pancakes look heavenly.

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    Elaina (A Time Out for Mommy) — September 5, 2012 @ 12:47 am

    Look soo yummy

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    Jennifer (Double Duty Mommy) — September 9, 2012 @ 12:07 pm

    these look so yummy!

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    Billie — September 22, 2012 @ 9:12 pm

    Stopping back to get the chocolate sauce recipe, yum.

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    Cindy B. — October 6, 2012 @ 6:11 pm

    These pancakes look soooo yummy, thanks for sharing.

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    Mom Foodie — December 6, 2012 @ 3:42 am

    oh, yum. these pancakes look awesome

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    Meghan — January 5, 2013 @ 6:08 pm

    For the chocolate sauce does it need to be sweetened or unsweetened?

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    Nicole — June 12, 2013 @ 12:17 am

    These look amazing! I will have to try making them next time my nieces visit

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    Rachel — June 13, 2013 @ 2:07 am

    That looks great! I like my own pancakes, so I might kindof combine the 2 recipes and make something spectacular:) Thanks for the ideas!

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