For a stylish and practical solution to stovetop cooking needs, consider a high-end All-Clad cookware set. Available in multiple combinations, from 2-piece skillet sets to extensive 30-piece, full-function sets, All-Clad is a leader in the industry. With several materials in use including copper, stainless steel and several types of aluminum, All-Clad cookware heats efficiently, does not react with food and is incredibly stylish. Priced from several hundred up to $4,000 for a set, All-Clad products are not inexpensive, but they will last a lifetime.
Materials and Cladding
All-Clad utilizes copper, aluminum and stainless steel to produce their high-end cookware products. As the brand name indicates, the company only produces cladded metal cookware, built in layers for improved performance. Aluminum is a great conductor of heat and very even. Copper is even better in this regard plus features exquisite stylings. Stainless steel is entirely non-reactive, so food always tastes great. Plus, any type of utensil, from metal to wood, is safe to use with it.
With 5 basic cladding designs, All-Clad offers cookware at varying performance and aesthetic levels. Most types are 3-ply in design, featuring an outer layer of magnetic stainless steel, copper, brushed aluminum alloy or anodized aluminum. The interior surface of each implement consists of 18/10 stainless steel, while the sandwiched layer is always aluminum. The super high-end 5-ply design features an inner copper core surrounded on both sides by aluminum. The exterior and interior are made from 18/10 stainless steel.
Depending on the set, All-Clad cookware packages may include several of the following types of implements:
- Windsor pan
- Saucier pan
- Butter warmer
- Braiser pan
- Saute pan
- Dutch oven
Other set components include various inserts for pasta or steaming food as well as griddles and skillets. Examples of sets include 5-, 7-, 14- and 30-piece varieties. All-Clad cookware sets adorn a kitchen stylistically while providing the very best in terms of cookware quality and versatility.