Founded by Ronald Kasperzak in Perrysburg, Ohio, in 1963, Calphalon is known in households across the country for its expansive line of nonstick cookware first introduced in the early 1990s. Originally named the Commercial Aluminum Cookware Company, Calphalon got its start with a... Read More limited line of aluminum cookware; it has since expanded to offer state-of-the-art stainless-steel cookware, bakeware, and kitchen essentials. Calphalon is owned by Newell Rubbermaid, which also oversees brands such as Rubbermaid, Sharpie, and Goody. A great product for a starter kitchen, the Simply Calphalon Nonstick 10 Piece Cookware Set has the basic pots and pans needed in every home, including two omelet pans, two saucepans, one sauté pan, and a stockpot. Made from Calphalon's classic nonstick material, all the pieces have silicone handles and airtight lids. The nonstick Roaster Set is designed for roasting big birds such as turkeys; it comes with turkey lifters. Another nonstick favorite is the 6 Cup Muffin Pan, available in 6, 12, and 24 mini cup sizes.