Wednesday, February 13, 2013

GIVEAWAY: Win a $500 Calphalon Giftcard!!

So, I'm super duper, incredibly excited to offer my wonderful readers (that would be you!), a chance to win a $500 "Your Set by Calphalon" giftcard...Yes, $500.00, just in time for Valentine's Day!!  It's my largest giveaway to date, and I can't wait to give you all the details...

I recently had the opportunity to have lunch with 2 awesome reps from Calphalon, and they told me about something that I think is really cool.  They have a new program called "Your Set by Calphalon".  Have you ever gone to purchase a new set of pots and pans and wished that you could customize your set instead of being stuck with whatever pots were already included in that particular box set?  The brilliant people at Calphalon have remedied that whole problem.  They've got a wonderfully interactive website where you can pick and choose exactly which pots you want in your set, so that you can create something special and unique...totally tailored to the way YOU cook. 

Starting with a 5 piece base set of core pieces from either Unison Nonstick or AccuCore Stainless Steel, you can add up to 8 pieces from either - or both - collections.  So, you could basically have it all, within one set...the convenience of nonstick pans, and the classic performance of stainless steel.  Pretty cool, huh??

What I really love about the whole thing is the interactive website, which allows you to not only shop by product but by technique and cooking style.  The website will make recommendations for you based on whether you want a pot that's best for soups, braising, stir-frying, roasting, sauteing, etc.  Inspirational menu suggestions, detailed use recommendations and great photography/video all come together to round out the experience.

PRODUCT REVIEW:  AccuCore Stainless Steel 3 qt. Saute Pan & Cover
Calphalon gave me an "AccuCore Stainless Steel 3 qt. Saute Pan & Cover" (photo above) to take home for a test drive.  I had never really cooked with stainless steel before, since my current set is all nonstick.  I love how easy the nonstick pans are to clean.  However, it only took me a few uses with this stainless steel pan to see the difference.  I've already put it through its paces, and it has impressed me every single time.  It's a product that you know is built well.  It feels solid and performs incredibly.

I was worried about food getting stuck or burnt, but I was pleasantly surprised.  So far, no problems at all.  The AccuCore products have a 5 layer construction with a copper core, two internal aluminum layers, and a brushed stainless steel cooking surface and exterior.  The copper core produces controlled, even heating and totally eliminates hot spots.  It was also surprisingly easy to clean, which made me happy.  Plus, it's dishwasher, broiler and oven safe, with a full lifetime warranty.

In summary, I'm so impressed with this saute pan, that I'm seriously considering purchasing an entire set from the AccuCore line.  My current set has seen better days, so it's almost that time.  And I'm not just saying that because Calphalon gave me one to try.  This is an honest review of a product that I feel is a great one.  That's why I'm so excited about this giveaway! :)

Speaking of which, let's get to it!!

How to  Enter:
Simply leave a comment on this post, which answers the following question:

Which Calphalon product is at the top of your wish list?

Also, for extra chances to win, simply do the following and leave SEPARATE additional comments letting me know that you did:

The Rules:
  • Entries must be submitted by midnight (CST time) on Wednesday, February 27th
  • A winner will be picked at random (using random.org) and will be announced on Thursday, February 28th.
  • Please make sure you include your name and email address so that I will have a way to contact you if you win...especially if you leave a comment using the "Anonymous" option.
  • At this time, the contest is open to US residents only.
Good Luck, and THANKS for reading!  :)

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Ashley said...

What an amazing giveaway!! I love Calphalon!
Thanks!

Ashley said...

Following you on pinterest!

Ashley said...

Following you on facebook!!
Ashley

Kristen said...

I am in desperate need of some new pots. You can never have enough in my opinion, especially when you only have two! ;)

Kristen said...

I'm following you on Pinterest! Thought I already was…guess not! haha

Madeline Brubaker said...

The Calphalon Contemporary Nonstick 8.5-qt. Dutch Oven is at the top of my wish list!
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Madeline Brubaker said...

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Madeline Brubaker said...

I "like" your Facebook page (FB name: Madeline Brubaker).

Madeline Brubaker said...

I follow you on Twitter (@shala_darkstone).
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Madeline Brubaker said...

I follow you on Pinterest (username: Madeline Brubaker).

Ashley said...

Oh please oh please random.org pick me!!!!! We REALLY need some new pots and pans!! What an awesome giveaway Celeste!

Elizabeth said...

All of the Calphalon items are on my wish list--I can't choose just one!

Elizabeth said...

I follow you on Facebook.

Elizabeth said...

I also follow you on Pinterest.

Kristin said...

I would love a 1 qt sauce pan for melting butter, heating small amounts of water, etc.

Kristin said...

i follow you on Pinterest.

Kristin said...

i liked you on FB

The Wileys said...

I would probably replace all of my pots except my skillets bc I just got Calphalon skillets for my birthday!

G'ma Jan said...

The contemporary nonstick 12 inch skillet

The Wileys said...

I like you on FB! agk0001 (at) auburn.edu

The Wileys said...

Think blogger ate my last comment! I follow you on Twitter and tweeted about the giveaway!

The Wileys said...

I follow you on Pinterest!
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Liz said...

I would love a new saute pan! My nonstick has seen better days.

PinkLadyRN said...

I am dying for new stainless cookware.. and I love Calphalon!

Liz said...

I follow you on Twitter.

Liz said...

I like you on FB

PinkLadyRN said...

Following you on Pinterest!!

kc said...

What an awesome giveaway. I really need a new non-stick sauce pan. My old finally bit the dust so that would be something I would definitely add to my collection.

kc said...

I could've swore I was following you on FB, but I am now.

kc said...

Following you on Pinterest

Leslie W. said...

I would be thrilled to have any piece. I tossed all my non-stick and am slowly replacing with stainless steel. I have a 10" Calaphon skillet that I use every single morning!

Stephanie @ The Good Stuff said...

I would LOVE to own the Calphalon Unison Nonstick 10-pc. Cookware Set. It looks like such great quality!

LizB said...

Since there are only 2 of us, I prefer the smaller pieces in Calphalon's sets. I'd sure love to win this great giveaway!

Pat said...

I would love that stainless steel 3 quart sauté pan!

Christen Price said...

Woo-hoo Celeste! Following you on Pinterest and FAcebook, we are already twitter friends!!!!!! Happy Valentine's Day :)

Jennifer said...

I follow u on fb and pinterest - in desperate need for new nonstick pans

Jeannie David said...

I love your site! I liked u on Facebook . would love the saute cover pan.

Jeannie David said...

I follow u on Pintrest!

Amber said...

I LOVE this giveaway! Pretty much anything Calphalon is on my list! I recently bought one of their sauce pans and now I need to replace all my other pans!

Amber said...

I like you on FB

Amber said...

I follow you on Twitter

Amber said...

I tweeted about the giveaway!

Amber said...

I follow you on Pinterest

Amanda Wells said...

I liked you on Facebook!

Anonymous said...

This is such a great giveaway!
I would love the "AccuCore Stainless Steel 3 qt. Saute Pan & Cover" that you wrote about!

Maranne
bmgainous@crimson.ua.edu

Anonymous said...

I have liked your facebook page as well! :)

-Maranne

rachel said...

I'd love to have the Simply Calphalon Enamel Cast Iron 9 x 13 pan

Leslie said...

Saute pan with lid.

Leslie said...

I would love the saute pan with lid.

Nur Ashour said...

definitely the stir fry pan! :) I want....

Donna Hetzel said...

I follow you on Pinterest, Tweeted your giveaway, & FB too!

Donna Hetzel said...

Shared your calphalon giveaway! On FB!

Anonymous said...

I would love the AccuCore Stainless Steel 3 qt sauce pan with lid as well!!! Hope we're lucky!!!

beccaletterbox@live.com

Elizabeth, too said...

Top of my wish list is the Calphalon Contemporary Nonstick 8.5-qt. Dutch Oven, because it reminds me of a 21st-century version of the dutch oven that my grandmother used for so many delightful pot roasts, stews, and other meals.

Caffrine said...

I would like a nice sized saute pan.

Caffrine said...

I follow on FB

Caffrine said...

I follow on pinterest

Elena said...

Dutch oven

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Elena said...

I like you on Facebook (Elena Istomina)

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Elena said...

Follow you on Pinterest

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Sherry Cole said...

I follow you on pinterest.

Sherry Cole said...

I follow you on twitter.

Sherry Cole said...

I follow you on fb.

Carol Dyar Thomas said...

Dutch oven!!!

Cynthia970 said...

I would love the AccuCore Stainless Steel saute pan with a lid.

Cynthia970 said...

I follow on Facebook

Cynthia970 said...

I follow on Twitter

Cynthia970 said...

I tweeted!

Cynthia970 said...

I follow on Pinterest

Amanda West said...

I need some new pots.
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Amanda West said...

I follow on twitter @amandawk

Lanier said...

I already liked on FB. Daddy needs some new pots and pans!

Unknown said...

Love the large stock pots! What an awesome giveaway!!

mjskit said...

What a fabulous giveaway!!! I love Calphalon and already have several pieces that I use at least once a week and more! Thanks for the opportunity to get more. :)

MemeLovesPrettyThings said...

Love Calphalon! I'd love any of their pots and pans!

jquick said...

I think the saute pan with lid.

JC said...

Calphalon Contemporary Nonstick 13-Inch Deep Skillet

JC said...

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JC said...

Follow the Sugar & Spice by Celeste board on Pinterest

Mary Ellen said...

I'd like to try the AccuCore Stainless Steel 3 qt. Saute Pan

Annette said...

AccuCore Stainless Steel 12" Flat Bottom Wok is definitely at the top of my wish list.

Annette said...

I liked Sugar & Spice by Celeste on Facebook.

Annette said...

I followed @SugarSpicebyC on Twitter.

Annette said...

I tweeted about the giveaway.

Annette said...

I followed Sugar & Spice by Celeste Blog on Pinterest.

♡♥♬ Louis ♬♥♡ said...

I love the Calphalon Unison Nonstick 12-in. Covered Omelette Pan

Thank you for hosting this giveaway

Louis
pumuckler {at} gmail {dot} com

♡♥♬ Louis ♬♥♡ said...

I like Sugar & Spice by Celeste on facebook (Louis H Uffmire)

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♡♥♬ Louis ♬♥♡ said...

following you on twitter @left_the_stars


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♡♥♬ Louis ♬♥♡ said...

I follow you on Pinterest

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♡♥♬ Louis ♬♥♡ said...

I tweeted your giveaway

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Katherine Puckett, Katherine.Puckett@gmail.com said...

Stainless Steel 3 qt. Saute Pan & Cover

Anonymous said...

The best of the best cookware. Would love a good fry pan.

TammyS said...

Unison 6qt nonstick sauté pan

jidgede said...

~ hey celeste, any calphalon product would work, at 64 you need new pots and pans ..... love your blog..... and being southern is a good too :) Jennie n w tn<>< jidgeco@yahoo.com

Kimmy said...

I'm not sure if my previous comment went through... What a GREAT giveaway! I would take all of them but you gotta start somewhere - 4qt stainless steel saucepan and lid!
Thanks
Kimmy

Kimmy said...

I'm following you on Pinterest now too! Yippee!
Kimmy

Lynda Del. said...

I'd love the 12 inch skillet.
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Lynda Del. said...

I LIKE you on Facebook. ID: Lynda C.
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Lynda Del. said...

I tweeted - https://twitter.com/Lyndadawinda/status/302832212729016320
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NBAsuperFan said...

Definitely the Calphalon XL Digital Convection Oven. Thanks!

Food lover said...

Tweeted about the giveaway link:

https://twitter.com/visitrkitchen/status/302902330775465984

Thanks,
Visitr Kit

Food lover said...

Liked you on Facebook.

Facebook id: Visitr Kit

Food lover said...

Following you on twitter.

twitter id: Visitrkitchen

Food lover said...

I would like to buy Calphalon Contemporary Nonstick 8.5-qt. Dutch Oven. Thanks for the giveaway

Jennifer H said...

I've dreamed of having a stainless steel cooking set so I would def use it towards that.

Jennifer H said...

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Anonymous said...

I would love to win the sautee pan!
tjw28 (at) georgetown (dot) edu

Unknown said...

Crock pots!

Aubiegirl1018 said...

I am hoping to purchase a new sets of pots for my new house! Cdstagner@gmail.com

katrosphekat said...

I would love to add to my set. It cooks food so fast and cleans up easily.

Amy said...

I'd love the unison nonstick small combo! I'd love a good non-stick for scrambled eggs and making candy. :-)

Amy said...

I like you on FB!

Betsy said...

I would really like to have
Calphalon Tri-Ply Stainless Steel 5-Quart Saute Pan with Lid

jonesb5 said...

I started following you on Pinterest

Lindsay said...

I would love a stainless steel saute pan with a cover. Any size would be nice.

kay said...

I need a dutch oven to complete my set

Genie said...

Would like the 3 qt saucepan. There is nothing like high quality stainless.

Debbie Thompson said...

Love all pieces! Sauté Pan

GAHCindy said...

I desperately need a new saute pan. That one sure is purty!

GAHCindy said...

Like you on FB: Cindy Dyer

GAHCindy said...

Tweeted: http://twitter.com/Getalonghome/statuses/303234096384073731

GAHCindy said...

Following you on Pinterest: GAHCindy

Susan Williams said...

I need a 12" sauté pan.

Susan Williams said...

I have liked you on Facebook.

Susan Williams said...

I am now following you on Twitter. I'm @BoonieSooze.

Susan Williams said...

I tweeted your tweet:
https://twitter.com/BoonieSooze/status/303244780530434049

Susan Williams said...

I'm now following your boards on Pinterest.
I'm Susan Williams.

Anonymous said...

I would love to have the Calphalon Unison nonstick cookware. I'm tired of my mix n match pieces!
My email is wmkleea@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Now I follow you on Pinterest'. Wmkleea@yahoo.com

jackeline said...

The Calphalon XL 9 Speed Blender is at the top of my list.

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jackeline said...

Liked you on FB.
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jackeline said...

Following you on twitter.
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jackeline said...

Following you on pinterest.
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michele n said...

i would love the Calphalon Contemporary Nonstick 8.5-qt. Dutch Oven

michele n said...

i follow you on facebook

Tina said...

Calphalon 1779208 Slow Cooker, 7 Qt. Digital
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Tina said...

Follow the Sugar & Spice by Celeste board on Pinterest
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Tina said...

follow you on facebook
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Tina said...

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Anonymous said...

I am following you on Facebook!

Eric Risner
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Anonymous said...

I would love to offer to my wife the Calphalon Contemporary Nonstick 8.5-qt .

Eric Risner

musdrum12(at)gmail(dot)com

Kfloveinme said...

Would love the Calphalon Tri-Ply Stainless Steel 12-in. Everyday Pan! I can make tons of meal in that

Kfloveinme said...

I liked Sugar & Spice on Facebook..Kenya G.

Kfloveinme said...

I follow Sugar & Spice by Celeste on Twitter @mskenyaf

Kfloveinme said...

I tweeted @mskenyaf
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Katie said...

great giveaway! i would love to get a new skillet I use mine all the time.

Katie said...

I like your facebook fan page via Katie A-J

Katie said...

i follow you on twitter via @katiesCucina

Katie said...

i tweeted about the giveaway.

TH said...

I have the nonstick set. I would like to try the Accucore especially if dishwasher safe.
TH
Thassel@prismsystems.com

Anonymous said...

LOVE your blog and pinterest account. :)

Top of my wish list is the 3 qt Saute Pan & Cover. I love your summary of it and would be really grateful to win. My Pampered Chef set is 10 years old now, and I have been disappointed with it since day one.


Thanks!

Andrea
theolsonsjunkmail@gmail.com

Jim said...

I need a good heavy bottomed pan for browning meats!

Jenna Reynolds said...

Following you on Facebook, would love to win this contest! :)

Jenna
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Jenna Reynolds said...

Following you on Twitter, would love to win this contest! :)

Jenna
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Jenna Reynolds said...

Following you on Pinterest, thanks for an awesome giveaway!

Jenna
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Jenna Reynolds said...

I would love to win the AccuCore 3 qt Saute Pan... I too was scared of stainless before we were given a set for a wedding gift. I LOVE using it now and a bigger frying pan would be fantastic!

Thanks!
Jenna
jhickman_77@yahoo.com

Tabitha said...

i'd love the Calphalon Contemporary Bronze Nonstick 10-pc. Cookware Set
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Dianne Shaw said...

I like you on Facebook.

Dianne Shaw said...

I like the 3 quart sauce pan.

Dianne Shaw said...

I follow you on Pinterest.

Cassi said...

A griddle pan! Love my cookware!

Cassi said...

Liked Sugar and Spice on FB

Anonymous said...

I follow you on Pinterest. A new Calphalon dutch oven would be great

LauraJJ said...

Oh I would love the Calphalon 2 Slot Stainless Steel Toaster!
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LauraJJ said...

I Like Sugar & Spice on Facebook
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LauraJJ said...

I Follow Sugar & Spice by Celeste on Twitter
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LauraJJ said...

I follow you on pinterest
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LauraJJ said...

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Ashley said...

I need some new saute pans.

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Ashley said...

I like you on facebook.

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Ashley said...

I follow you on twitter @hewella1.

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AnnaZed said...

I have been dreaming of a Calphalon AccuCore 16-in. Roaster with Rack (really I have).

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AnnaZed said...

I like Sugar & Spice on Facebook as Margot Core

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AnnaZed said...

I follow Sugar & Spice by Celeste on Twitter (as @AnnaZed)

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AnnaZed said...

I tweeted too! (as @AnnaZed): https://twitter.com/AnnaZed/status/304018906677399553

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AnnaZed said...

I follow the Sugar & Spice by Celeste board on Pinterest as Margot Core

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Leann said...

I really need some new saucepans! chefl@swbell.net

Leann said...

Like Sugar and Spice on FB. chefl@swbell.net


Leann said...

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Mark said...

Would love the 6 qt. saute pan perfect for some lovely winter time braises !!

Susan C said...

Calphalon Nonstick Bakeware 2-pc. Baking Sheet & Brownie Combo Set - I need new baking pans!!

Susan C said...

Like Sugar & Spice on Facebook

Susan C said...

Follow on Pinterest

Kimberly Holifield said...

I love all of them!!!!!!

SusanL said...

I would love a new saute pan!!!

SusanL said...

I followed you on pinterest!

SusanL said...

I already follow you on FB!!

Lisa Hopkins said...

Stainless steel dutch oven or even better,a whole set!

Lisa Hopkins said...

I also already follow you on fb and pinterest. :-)

Amanda L said...

The Dutch oven would be lovely. :)

Julie said...

Pretty much any and all would be top of my list. I am in desperate need of new pots and pans.

Julie said...

I like you on Facebook

Julie said...

I follow your boards on Pinterest.

themcclellandfamily said...

Pots and pans!!

Ksegel said...

I am keeping my fingers crossed that I win.

H_Jack said...

For our wedding a few years back, we traded in a few of less useful gifts we received (I know, so horrid of us, but a crystal punch bowl? Really?) for a gorgeous set of Tri-Ply Stainless Steel Calphalon sets. They've been a DREAM and I'm addicted to adding to the collection. I really want a nice grill pan! We're totally lacking one at the moment!

H_Jack said...

Just followed you on Pinterest!

brigid said...

Love the Calphalon unison saute pan!
Brigid39@comcast.net

rho said...

Love all the Calphalon pans!

Amy L said...

I would love to have the Calphalon Commercial Hard-Anodized 12-qt. Stockpot.

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