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With so many mouths to feed around here, there is quite a lot of cooking going on and I use kitchen knives on a daily basis -- sometimes for all three meals in a day. While not everyone in the house appreciates a 5-star masterpiece, I know that my husband and I enjoy putting in the extra time and energy required to send a meal a little closer in the direction of extraordinary, and that the right tools and skills have a lot to do with that. We both squealed (ok, maybe that was just me!) and felt like we'd hit the jackpot when we heard that we'd get to try out the new line of Calphalon Self-Sharpening Cutlery, since we already own Calphalon pots and pans, and were confident that its excellence would go across the board.
Now see, the reason we were so ecstatic about this cutlery set is that these are SELF-SHARPENING. The knives rest in built-in slots within the storage block that feature SharpIN Technology. Every time you insert and remove a knife, the blade glides across ceramic sharpeners that automatically sharpen, and at the correct angle too. I love not having to remember to sharpen my knives or mentally keep track of how long its been since the last sharpening, based on how often this or that knife is being used, since they get a tune-up every time they are taken out of the block.
This new line of Calphalon Self-Sharpening Cutlery comes in three different models: Classic, Contemporary, or Precision, and in sets from 6 to 20-piece sets and ranging from ARV $129.95 to $299.95. We received the Contemporary 15-piece set, made of premium German steel and it includes (from left to right) a 6" Utility knife, 8" Bread knife, 8" Chef's knife, Kitchen Shears, a 7" Santoku, and a 4 ½" Paring knife...
...as well as an 8-piece set of steak knives. Every knife in the set has a comfortably balanced, triple riveted handle that is comfortable to use and maneuver, whether on the cutting board or at your dinner plate. We had some fairly thick steaks last weekend, and these steak knives were perfect for the job. They can cut through thick meat with precision and ease.
But let's get started on this soup and bread recipe as I show you the rest of these knives! I picked this recipe because there are lots of things to chop and we've been missing the delicious Philly Cheese Steak sandwiches we often had back in Boston!
I'm guessing that if you're like me, probably over 75% of your chopping is done with a paring knife. For small jobs with small hands, this is my go-to, so I'm happy that this parer is a good one. I love knowing that my knives are at their peak performance on every job with this self-sharpening system!
For this recipe, start by chopping up 3-4 cups of mushrooms, one green pepper, and two medium onions. The Chef knife, and really all of the knives from this set, offers effortless slicing and is great on these mushrooms. All of the knives feature full tang construction, meaning that the knife/sword is made of one solid piece and that the handle pieces are attached on both sides of the blade, making it the strongest style of knife possible. No need to worry about kitchen injuries from blades coming off of handles with these.
In fact, here's a great video from Calphalon with tips on how to cut your mushrooms! They have knife skills videos for all sorts of foods!
The Utility knife is another favorite. I used it to cut my steak into thin strips. Meat can be slippery with the varying textures of meat, fat, and bone, so the Utility knife is sturdy and long to handle it all.
Toss the meat in 3 T. of flour and cook it an oiled skillet for 2-3 minutes on one side, then flip everything over to cook another 2-3 minutes on the other side. Set aside in a different bowl. In a wok or large skillet, soften your onions for a few minutes in oil and minced garlic. When soft, add your mushrooms and green pepper and stir constantly on medium heat for 5 minutes.
Add your cooked meat to the wok and combine everything along with a healthy dose of sea salt and cracked black pepper and 4 cups of beef stock. In the meantime, you can work on those bread bowls!
After the dough has been made (recipe below) and had time to rise, spear an X into the top with your favorite Calphalon knife and brush with an egg white wash.
Oh, these come out so deliciously crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside! You see the writing on this bread knife? All of these knives are made from high-carbon, no stain forged stainless steel.
Bake the round dough balls at 400 degrees for a total of 20 minutes and let them cool before you cut out the top. Then just drop in a ladle full of soup!
Now we didn't forget the cheese! Top your bowl or bread bowl with a slice of Provolone and let it melt on top. Garnish with fresh parsley and enjoy!
Bread Bowl Recipe
1 packet active dry yeast
1 ¼ cups hot water
3 cups bread flour
2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon sugar
3 Tablespoons olive oil
1 egg white
- Dissolve yeast in hot water and let it sit for 5-10 minutes. In your mixer, combine the flour, salt, and sugar and slowly pour in the yeast mixture while the dough hook spins on low speed. Carefully pour in the olive oil until a good consistency is achieved. Cover and allow to rise for one hour.
- Divide dough into three equally sized balls on a silicone baking mat. Shape into smooth rounds and cover with a clean towel in a warm place for an addition 30 minutes.
- Make two slices on the top of the balls to make a shallow X with a paring knife. Brush the entire top and sides of each round with beaten egg white.
- Bake at 400 degrees for 15 minutes. Brush with an additional coat of egg wash and bake for another 5 minutes.
- Remove the center with a bread knife after it has cooled.
Philly Cheese Steak Soup Recipe
1.5 lbs. pan frying beef sirloin
3 T. flour
2 medium white onions
3-4 cups mushrooms
1 green pepper
3 T. olive oil
2 T. minced garlic
2 t. sea salt
2 t. cracked pepper
4 cups beef stock
Provolone cheese slices
- Slice the beef into thinly shaved strips and toss in 3 Tablespoons of flour.
- Cook in an oiled skillet for 2-3 minutes on one side, then flip everything over to cook another 2-3 minutes on the other side. Set aside in a different bowl.
- In a wok or large skillet, soften your onions for a few minutes in oil and minced garlic. When soft, add your mushrooms and green pepper and stir constantly on medium heat for 5 minutes.
- Add your cooked meat to the wok and combine everything with a healthy dose of sea salt and cracked black pepper and 4 cups of beef stock. Heat until warm throughout, or transfer to a crock pot until time to serve.
- When dished into bowls or bread bowls, top with a slice of Provolone cheese and garnish with fresh parsley.
These delicious recipes are made possible with the Calphalon Self-Sharpening Cutlery! They really make an ideal addition to any kitchen, no matter your cooking style or frequency. A good set of knives that never goes dull sounds like an investment well worth making. Just imagine the cuisine you could produce with this top notch cutlery set!
Stephanie Phelps says
I would also love to have the Calphalon Contemporary Nonstick 13-in. Deep Skillet.
I would love to try the 10 piece nonstick bakeware set. Thanks for the chance!
Mary Beth Elderton says
I'd love to own the Calphalon Contemporary Nonstick 12-in. Everyday Pan with Lid---I would actually use it every day
Trisha Chamberlain says
Being a military family, I cook and bake quite often for LARGE crowds. Since I know I will probably never have a cookware set, I would love a 10-piece Nonstick Bakeware Set. It would make all the baking for an Army so much easier! 😉
Heather Eavers says
I'd like to try the Simply Calphalon Nonstick 7-qt. Dutch Oven
Melissa S says
I would love to have their classic nonstick roaster. It would be great to have it for the upcoming holidays, I usually use one of thos disposable roasters.
Ron Ablang says
I'd like to try the Calphalon 4 Slot Stainless Steel Toaster.
Samantha Daleo says
I would also love to try the Simply Calphalon Nonstick Bakeware 6-pc. Bakeware Set.
Amber Ludwig says
I would love to try their cookware!! I hate our current poys and pans and we are so severely overdue for new ones!! This set Calphalon Commercial Hard-Anodized 13-pc. Cookware Set sounds amazing!!
Dorothy Teel says
Would love to try the Calphalon Commercial Hard-Anodized 5-qt. Saute Pan, it is beautiful and my daughter in law has Calphalon and she loves it.
I would like to try their non stick baking sheets.
Seyma Shabbir says
I love the Calphalon Commercial Hard-Anodized 13-pc. Cookware Set
I've been wanting to try the Calphalon Commercial Nonstick 10-in. Crepe pan.
Nikki Strong says
I'd love to have the Calphalon Nonstick Bakeware 10-pc. Nonstick Bakeware Set.
I would love to get their Calphalon Nonstick Bakeware 9 x 13-in. Covered Cake Pan
Aliya Thunder says
I know this isn't a product but I would love to try some of their recipes! They look SOOO good!!
Sarah Cool says
I would love the Calphalon Commercial Hard-Anodized 13-pc. Cookware Set
Sarah G says
I would love the Calphalon 10 pc. Nonstick Bakeware Set!
Deborah D says
Calphalon Tri-Ply Stainless Steel 13-pc. Cookware Set
Crystal E. says
I really love the Calphalon 6-qt. Pressure Cooker: Stainless Steel!! I've been dying to get a pressure cooker lately!
theresa krier says
hi, i would love to try their cookware, thanks
Marsha C says
I'd love the Calphalon Unison Nonstick 14-in. Fry Pan.
Dagmar Moretti says
I would love to try the calphalon-classic-stainless-steel-14-pc-cookware-set
Sarh S says
I would love any or all of their knives for sure! I currently am using butter knives and one not so good steak knife. I definitely would also love their 10 or 6pc bakeware set.
jessica zehel says
I would love the Calphalon Electrics Convection Oven
Haley Cook says
I would love to have any of the deep skillets!
Michelle M says
I would love to get the Simply Calphalon 2-pc. Ceramic Nonstick Omelette Pan Set, really could use those.
Colleen Boudreau says
I like the Calphalon Tri-Ply Stainless Steel 13-pc. Cookware Set.
LeAnn H says
I like the non stick cookware set
Amy C. says
I would love to have this stock pot...http://store.calphalon.com/calphalon-commercial-hard-anodized-12-qt-stockpot/334955
Devon F says
I would also love to have a cookware set! Simply Calphalon Nonstick 14-pc. Cookware Set
Cindy Kong says
I would also love the Calphalon Contemporary Nonstick 11-in. Grill Pan.
Arin Rohrbach says
My knives are so dull! I need these.
Larissa Novotny says
What an awesome giveaway. And much needed in our household!
Maureen Howard says
I would love the Simply Calphalon Nonstick 12-in. Jumbo Fryer
Beverly Guajardo says
I would also love to have the Simply Calphalon 10-pc. Ceramic Nonstick Cookware Set. All of my pots and pans are old and food sticks to them so bad. I really wished I could afford some new ones. I have been told that Calphalan was an amazing brand. It would be wonderful to have a set.
I like the Calphaon Tri Ply Stainless Steel 13 piece cookware set. I would literally die to own a set this amazing!!!
Ashley Chassereau Parks says
I would love to try the Calphalon Tri-Ply Stainless Steel 13-pc. Cookware Set!! I've been wanting to switch over to all stainless steel cookware!
Holly Thomas says
Calphalon Signature 12-in. Grill Pan is something I would love to try.
Lisa Garland says
I would like to try the Calphalon Classic nonstick roaster.
Shelley Homel says
my daughter has this set and i enjoy using these efficent knives in her home when i am there.
Megan Myers says
I would like to try the roaster!
I would also like to have the 7 qt dutch oven.
Carmen Miller says
I like the Simply Calphalon nonstick 10-pic set.
jen st pierre says
I could really use some new bakeware my current set is pretty sad =(
Amy L says
I love my Calphalon pans! I'd like to try their Calphalon 24-c. Mini Muffin Pan.
chantelle rogers says
Calphalon classic non stick roaster
Annmarie Weeks says
I'd love to have one of their Calphalon Removable Plate Grills!
amber lee kinnee says
I would love to try out this knife set! It looks amazing! Thank you so much for the giveaway! http://store.calphalon.com/calphalon-precision-self-sharpening-15-pc-cutlery-set-with-sharpin-technology/635428
I love my oval omelet pan and my cookie sheets. I've made some great memories around the table with these pieces
Kelly Nicholson says
Calphalon Nonstick Bakeware 2-pc. Baking Sheet Set
Elaine Powell says
I'd like the 8' precision Chef knife
jennifer peters says
I would love the Calphalon Commercial Hard-Anodized 13-pc. Cookware Set
katie smith says
I would also love to have the Calphalon 7 qt. Digital Slow Cooker :). Ty!
Fawn H says
I would love the Calphalon No Peek Round Waffle Maker
I would also like the classic non-stick roaster.
Hannah Avery says
The silicon scraper set looks nice!
Deborah Tabor says
I recently got a new range and the cookware I have is not flat enough, so....need new cookware. Love the Calphalon sets!
Sara S says
I want the oval pot rack! I don't have enough kitchen storage for pots and pans. Of course, then I would have to by nice Calphalon pots too.
Dee Lafrenz says
I would love to win a set of their Stainless Signature Cookware! Beautiful!
Great recipes, great contest!
Jordan Harrell says
A couple of my knives JUST broke... time for new ones, and I've heard great things about Calphalon. Worth a shot!
Jayne Townsley says
There is a 10 piece non-stick bakeware set I would really like to have, too.
Tina Hobbs says
I would love to win any of the calphalon products but especially the new knife set.
kate burton says
Love this set Calphalon Tri-Ply Stainless Steel 13-pc. Cookware Set
Richard Brandt says
I'd like to try the Simply Calphalon 5-qt. Ceramic Nonstick Dutch Oven.
Jennifer M says
I would love the four slot stainless steel toaster!!
Amanda Alvarado says
I'd love the Calphalon Commercial Hard-Anodized 13-pc. Cookware Set!
cheryl s says
I'd love the 10 pc non-stick bakeware set
Christa Lopez says
I love the Calphalon Nonstick Bakeware 10-pc. Nonstick Bakeware Set!
Jo-Ann Brightman says
I would love to try the Caphalon. Nonstick 4 piece Cake Lovers set.
Shannon F. says
I'd love to try the Calphalon+Nonstick+Bakeware+4-pc.+Cake+Lovers+Set, I love to bake cakes!
Thanks for the giveaway!
Ann Fantom says
I would like to get the Calphalon Contemporary Stainless 13-pc. Cookware Set
Holden Humphreys says
The 12-inch grill pan looks good
Diane Sallans says
I'd love to try the Simply Calphalon Enamel Cast Iron products
Michele Ash says
WOW! They sure do have an awful lot of pots, pans, bakeware, and so much more! It was hard to make up my mind of what else I would love to have! I finally found it! It's: Calphalon Unison Nonstick Sandwich Pan! I really like this so much! Thanks for asking! Michele 🙂
Cynthia C says
I like the Calphalon Commercial Hard-Anodized 12-qt. Stockpot. It would be nice for making winter soups.
Ashley C says
I would love the Calphalon Tri-Ply Stainless Steel 13-pc. Cookware Set
I would love to try the Calphalon Nonstick Bakeware 10-pc. Nonstick Bakeware Set. It has a loaf pan, a cupcake pan, a cooling rack, layer cake molds, and more. I love it!
Stephen Saunders says
The nonstick contemporary cookware set looks like it would make a nice addition to my kitchen.
Christina B. says
I love the Simply Calphalon Nonstick Bakeware 6-pc. Bakeware Set. I cook alot of our food on cookie sheets and such so mine are a bit rough.
Deborah Wellenstein says
I need a good saute pan, so I would love the Calphalon Commercial Hard-Anodized 5-qt. Saute Pan.
Dawn Monroe says
I'd like to try the Calphalon XL 9 speed blender and the panini press.
I'd love to have the Calphalon Commercial Hard-Anodized 12-qt. Stockpot.
These look neat
The no peek waffle iron looks neat.
Andrea Troutman says
I would love to try the waffle iron and the grill pan.
Debra S says
I love high quality pots and pans. They are worth every red cent you spend on them. You have them a lifetime. You even pass them down.... I would love to own one of their classic stainless steel 6 qt stockpots.
Kasie Tillman says
Id like to try their electric convection oven
I would love to get the contemporary roaster set--perfect size and just what I need 🙂
Natalie Brown says
I would certainly like to have their Nonstick Bakeware 10-pc. Nonstick Bakeware Set. So nice! Thank-you for this generous chance. 🙂
Michele Baron says
I need new pots.......I would love the Calphalon Commercial Hard-Anodized 13-pc. Cookware Set
wen budro says
I would also love to have their 6-qt stainless steel Pressure Cooker. I would love to cook some fried chicken in it.
Angela Warren says
I would love to have the Simply Calphalon Nonstick 12-pc. Cookware Set
Charity Cram says
I would like to try the Calphalon Precision Series 16-pc. Cutlery Set. Thank you for the chance to win!
I like the ceramic dutch oven.
Charlene S. says
I'd like to try out the Calphalon Nonstick Bakeware 16-in. Pizza Pan.
I would also love the Calphalon Tri-Ply Stainless Steel 13-pc. Cookware Set!
Steven weber says
I would also like to have the stainless steel 4 slotted toaster.
Laura S says
I'd like to try one of their ceramic non-stick pans. I don't have a griddle pan, that would be nice.
Deborah Cochran says
My cookware is in dire need of replacing! I would love to try the Calphalon Hard Anondized 13-piece cookware set.
Robin Abrams says
I would love to try the Calphalon Commercial Hard-Anodized 13-pc. Cookware Set
I need a good blender!
sarah k says
Aside from the knives another item I would be interested in is one of the roaster with rack.
Christina Holliday says
I would love to try the non stick roaster!
Christina Wagner says
OMG, I felt like a kid in a candy store. Any of them and all of them. We love cooking and baking so we really could use anything on the site.
Elizabeth Turner says
I like the wooden utensil set.
Samantha D says
It is so ironic that you are doing a giveaway for these knives. I just told my husband that I really wanted a set of really nice knives and cookware. I had not looked on Calphalons website until your post. It looks like I will have to add the Calphalon Signature 10-pc. Cookware Set to my wishlist too!
Christa Bengtsson says
I really want to try the spatula that cuts like a knife on the side.
michelle hutchinson says
Would love to win the cutlery set
Michelle Cartagena says
Classic nonstick roaster would be nice to add to my collection
Theresa Thomas says
I need so many things it's not funny. We really need to update our kitchen. I could use the baking pans and my toaster works when it wants to lol
I'd love to try the Stainless Steel Utensils, and the 13-in. Round Grill Pan! Great site!
Sarah C says
Simply Calphalon 8-pc. Cookware Set
I need this : the Caphalon 7 Qt Dutch Oven
I would like to get the Simply Calphalon Nonstick Bakeware 6-pc. Bakeware Set.
Dorothy Boucher says
I would love to try there Calphalon Contemporary Stainless 13-pc. Cookware Set, I think if I had that I wouldnt have to buy another pan set loll 😉
allyson becker says
I would love to try the Calphalon Classic Stainless Steel 10-pc. Cookware Set. Great Christmas idea!
Simply Calphalon Nonstick Bakeware 9-in. Cake Pan
Myrna Kasick says
I would like to try the Simply Calphalon 11-in. Ceramic Nonstick Griddle.
I'd love to have the calphalon classic non-stick roaster
Hesper Fry says
I also like the Calphalon Tri-Ply Stainless Steel 13-pc. Cookware Set,
Margot C says
I love Calphalon, I want the Simply Calphalon Nonstick 18x12-in. Double Burner Grill.
Sherry Conrad says
I would also love to try the Calphalon Tri-Ply Stainless Steel 13-pc. Cookware Set.
Amanda Sakovitz says
The calphalon commercial hard-adonized 13 pc cookware set
Michele Cupp says
I would most like to try out these pans: Calphalon Commercial Hard-Anodized 13-pc. Cookware Set
Katherine Riley says
I would love to have the Calphalon Contemporary Nonstick 11-pc. Cookware Set
Would love thus beautiful nonstick calphalon cookware. Or the cutlery set
Holly Thomas says
There is so much stuff I would love to try from Calphalon but I think my first choice would be the Calphalon Contemporary Nonstick 2-pc. Fry Pan Set.
Carol Schmitt says
Just once in my life I would love to have some sharp knives. Since this is the first time Thanksgiving is at my house, I would love some knives that are actually sharp so turkey carving would be a breeze.
RANDY FULGHAM says
I would like to have a Simply Calphalon 11-in. Ceramic Nonstick Griddle
Beverly Metcalf says
I would love the 7 qt. dutch oven. Thanks for having this contest.
I would love to have the Simply Calphalon Nonstick Bakeware 9-in. Cake Pan!
Richard Hicks says
I would like to have their nice Simply Calphalon Nonstick 7-qt. Dutch Oven
crystal gibson says
I would love to have the oval stainless steel hanging pan rack.
Christina Strapp Lambert says
I like the Calphalon Commercial Hard-Anodized 13-pc. Cookware Set.
Linda Mannst says
I would also love to have Calphalon Commercial Hard-Anodized 13-pc. Cookware Set
I have heard many good things about these
Lily Kwan says
I would like to try the Calphalon Gadgets Meat Tenderizer.
ellen beck says
Calphalon Signature 4-qt. Soup Pot with Cover would be one of my choices they hav such nice items it is really tough to choose. All are such great quality.
Carolyn Massey says
Love Philly Cheese Steak and this recipe looks so good and the bread bowl isn't hard to make. My family will love this. Thanks so much for sharing.
Linda Mannst says
This sounds so good. I can't wait to make this for the family. Thank you so much for sharing
G K says
I love the twist on a classic.
rochelle haynes says
This is looking good and tasty
Shelly Peterson says
This soup looks good. I love soup in a bread bowl.