I am not writing this blog to sell All Clad, I just happen to love it. And since this is my blog and I write about what I like and dislike, I am telling you that All Clad stainless steel cookware is the best cookware there is for the sophisticated cook.
Certainly, there are those fancy brands, such as Mauviel, Demeyere, Bourgeat (French copper) etc. yet I am quite sure that most 3 and 4 star restaurants in the US use All Clad cookware.
Why is that?
One reason might be is that for a brand with top perfomance, All Clad is less expensive than the brands mentioned above. It is also extremely efficient durable and versatile. Made of a thick aluminum core clad (hence the name) in stainless steel makes the pots non reactive. Non reactive means that the food that is cooked in this type of material keeps its own taste and does not take on the taste of the pot no matter what kind of food it is whether extremely acid or alkaline and that is very important. The aluminum core provides even heating and control in cooking.
Most of The Food Network’s chefs and cooks use All Clad cookware. You don’t believe me? I want you to take a closer look.
Look at this picture:
Rachael Ray who has her own cookware line, is shown holding an All Clad stock pot on her 30 Minute Meals show.
Giada de Laurentis, who also has a line of cookware available at Target, is shown here (and most shows) using the All Clad frying pans.
The same goes with Emeril, Alton Brown, Tyler Florence and many more and I don’t see any All Clad advertised on the food network so they are not using this cookware in order to endorse the brand.
This is the most popular of all of the pots and pans that All Clad manufactures in the United States:
All Clad has other lines of cookware all built in the USA under the same standards as their popular stainless steel.
A very popular All Clad cookware line is their Copper Core.
With this type of cookware you get the ideal benefits of copper heat conduction with the non reactive qualities and the cleaning ease of stainless steel.
According to All Clad, this formula is a carefully-guarded innovation and no other cookware in the world can match the performance standards of its unique bonded design.
MC2 is a commercial type of cookware. The 18/10 stainless steel interior with a thick matte-finished, brushed aluminum exterior. It is not as pretty as their stainless steel collection because the outside is brushed aluminum and it is definitely NOT dishwasher safe.
This is All Clad latest line. It is a new dishwasher-safe 5-ply hard anodized cookware. It has a black matte finish on the outside and a shiny stainless steel inside. You can read my review here.
Cop-R-Chef has an all copper exterior construction and a stainless steel interior. While it is a beautiful line of cookware it takes a lot of work to keep it clean and shiny. Some cooks prefer to allow the copper exterior to antique naturally, for a more traditional appearance. The pay off? : extraordinary performance. The heavy-gauge copper outer layer produces unparalleled evenness of heat, allowing precise control for delicate recipes such as delicate sauces. Copper cookware is used mostly by pastry chefs.
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