All Clad Copper Cookware is uniquely constructed, the copper core is tucked away neatly in a sandwich of stainless and aluminum, only a tiny bit of the copper is exposed for aesthetic reasons. The heat conductivity is copper is still right at the core these cookware. All Clad’s 5-ply construction achieves both culinary perfection and practicality, because only a small part of the copper is exposed, maintenance and upkeep of the cookware is as easy as cleaning up stainless utensils. All Clad has a solid history in metal bonding and has been manufacturing finished cookware for nearly forty years now. All Clad is rolled out from Pennsylvania using American craftsmanship.
- Pure copper is right at the core for instantaneous and even heating on the bottom and sides of the pan
- Stainless steel interior lining and stainless exterior with elegant copper stripe
- 5-ply bonding constructions bonds the stainless to copper
- Includes lifetime warranty against defects
Review All-Clad Copper Core 5-Ply Cookware Set
Pros and Cons
The rolled lip construction of All Clad Cookware sauce pans is a very thoughtful design, it prevents dripping when you pour the sauce, unlike constructions of other sauce pans. The interior finish is made of very shiny stainless steel which makes the interior lining scratch resistant and stick resistant, when best practices to good cooking are followed–like pre heating the pan first, pour the oil, then heat the oil for a couple of seconds–the food won’t stick to the pan. The copper core enhances the conductivity of the All Clad Cookware, it responds almost immediately to flame adjustments so the food is not at risk of overcooking or undercooking, the cookware cools down immediately when taken out of the heat source.
All Clad is built using very sturdy metals, aluminum, stainless and copper, it is designed to last for a very long time. The biggest plus factor of the All Clad is probably the ease of upkeep, it is very easy to care for these cookware because most of the exposed surface is made of stainless steel which makes a very rugged construction and can withstand heavy usage on the kitchen, there is no need to handle it gingerly. Most of all, you can simply put All Clad Cookware inside the dishwasher, not a lot of copper cookware can claim dishwasher-safety.
While the All Clad performs very well, there have been customer complaints about some lids which do not sit evenly on the pan, these customer reports are minority though and appears to be either a very small quality control issues at the manufacturer site or the cookware has been damaged while shipping.
This All Clad Cookware comes in a set of 10-piece cookware includes 8 inch and 10 inch fry pans, 2 quart and 3 quart covered sauce pans, 3 quart covered sauté pan and an 8 quart covered stockpot.