5 Stars By Dan Worland on 2017-10-18
How can you NOT like All-Clad?
I swear by all clad. I have a few good pieces of cast iron that I used daily for years. I bought my mother a couple of pots from all clad sight unseen for Xmas. I was impressed by the weight and she raved about easy cleaning. The pots that these replaced were some 50+ year old revere ware with the copper plated bottoms that the bakalite handles were long broken away.
Anyhow I bought a 10 inch SS pan and fell in love with it. I now have a full set bought one piece at a time. This 8â€ copper pan is heavier than my 10â€ SS pan but very easy to handle. I also have the 12â€ copper core fry pan that is a little heavy to lift and shake to flip food around but is great to pan sear steaks.
But my favorite copper core is my 1.5 qt sauce pan. I think thatâ€™s where they shine the best because weight is not as important because it sits and usually not being flinged around like skillets. I love the rolled lips on the copper core over the straight sides on the standard SS pots.
I truly believe this stuff is better at almost everything then cast iron. I still break out the cast iron on occasion but itâ€™s so easy to handle and Cooks so evenly, recovers so fast, I donâ€™t see the advantage of cast iron most times. Btw, been using an induction stove for about a year now, WILL NEVER GO BACK to standard electric range. Acts just like gas as for instant heat and instant adjustments but several times hotter then gas. All clad works great with induction too.
I know this stuff is pricy, thatâ€™s why I bought one piece at a time. But itâ€™s lifetime cookware just as is the cast iron. Your kids will be fighting over it when your gone.
As far as sticking, Iâ€™ve read a lot of people complaining how everything sticks to stainless and how hard it is to clean. First off i suspect these complaints are coming from people that have never used anything but WallyMart Teflon pans. These are professional grade pans. You have to know how to cook in them. Heat the dry pan for several minutes. THEN add a little butter, oil or other fat. Heat to just the point you see whispers of smoke, then add your protein. Iâ€™m not talking deep frying, Iâ€™m talking just enough fat to coat the bottom. Nothing will stick. I fried an egg with a 1/2 teaspoon oil and it slid right out of the pan when done. The trick is to let the food tell you when itâ€™s ready, donâ€™t rush it. If itâ€™s stuck, itâ€™s not ready.
Well thatâ€™s my review in something I really believe in.
4 Stars By john on 2017-03-31
This is a well made good looking durable fry pan
This is a well made good looking durable fry pan. It should remain so for many years.
It cooks well heats evenly.
It cleans at least as well as comparable stainless steel fry pans.
It is relatively non-reactive with most acidic (e.g. tomato or citrus) and alkaline foods (e.g. beans or lentils).
After cooking the minor interior pitting from salts in food clean rapidly and with little effort with Bar Keepers Friend followed by detergent and rinse. Then it shines with a lite polishing from paper towel with tiny amount of Crisbee or Crisco.
I have not yet been able to find a lid by All-Clad for it.
Food sticks when cooking with 6110 SS more easily than with All-Clad 6212 SS Copper Core and 6110 SS Fry pan is a little more stubborn to remove stuck foods like eggs. My well seasoned cast iron fry pan is much more non-stick, but does not heat as evenly near the periphery of the pan.
Non-stick fry pans perform better frying or especially scrambling eggs but are tremendously less durable.
Would purchase again, though will probably never need to.
Would recommend it to family & friends.
I am awaiting order for The chef pan
(All-Clad 6412 SS Copper Core 5-Ply Bonded , 12-Inch)
5 Stars By Diane Stewart on 2016-09-07
I have bad experiences with Teflon
I have tried all kinds of pans from Teflon to cast iron. I have bad experiences with Teflon. Even the very expensive ones eventually break down. I have wasted a lot of money on them over the years. Now I'm reading about teflons terrible effects on the environment as well as the unhealthy effects on the food prepared in a Teflon pan. My cast iron is well seasoned so it is almost completely non stick and I love it. But this pan with its copper core is perfect. The first time I used it I consulted UTUBE for a demonstration, followed the recommended procedures, and the Persian Rice turned out perfectly. This is a large 13" pan, but not too heavy to flip it upside down so the crusty bottom of the rice is on top for a dramatic presentation. And the pan cleaned up beautifully. (The recipe is from the New York Times - David Tanis's Persian Jeweled Rice)
5 Stars By Paige Turner on 2014-10-06
Worth Every (Copper) Penny
Worth the money.
I was skeptical that an expensive pan would make this much difference, as I have been "cooking" on cheaper pans for the last few years. This pan is worth every penny, and changes the way I think about stove-top cooking. Other than my cast iron, this is my new favorite kitchen pan. I could survive in the kitchen with this and the cast iron alone.
First, the pan itself is a thing of beauty. Wonderfully well-built, smart design, elegant, shiny and solid. Some people may think it's a bit heavy, but to me, I love it's weight. It's like a heavy chef knife- wielded properly, the weight allows the pan to do the work for you.
Food cooks so evenly on this pan it's amazing. The copper core allows the pan to get hot extremely quickly, and to cook food through evenly in much less time than cheap pans. (You can do shrimp on this pan in about 45 seconds).
Easy to clean, and I found non issue with even omelettes sticking- obviously you have to use oil or butter. But I figure I have eaten enough teflon in my lifetime.
Less not more. Buy this pan and throw away those 3 or 4 crappy pans that are cluttering up your kitchen.
Only negative is the price, but it's worth it.
5 Stars By Michael Grant on 1969-12-31
I'm 46 and like my cast-iron
Okay, I decided to upgrade my cookware. I'm 46 and like my cast-iron, I really expect this cookware to outlast me with just a little bit of care.
Its amazing how just having the right cookware or cutlery can make cooking (which I enjoy) even more pleasurable. This time around, I decided to buy individual pieces, rather than a set and only get the pieces I wanted.
Between AlumiGogo & Williams Sonoma, and two purchase at Marshalls, I have what I wanted. I went all copper core 5 ply over the alternatives. Its more expensive, but as I don't intend to replace these, I also didn't want to say "I wish I had".
This particular piece (a beautiful 12 inch fry pan) - Great size and wonderful heating properties. Some people complain about the lack of cover. I use a splatter guard for frying somethings, but otherwise don't find a need for a solid cover. Anything I would cook covered ends up going in the Saute pan. Guess I just use my fry pan for frying.
5 Stars By AlumiGogo Customer on 2017-03-07
) I love it very much
This is part of my second set that I had to purchase after my EX-wife stole my large set I used to have. They were 3-ply, so, I upgraded with both my cookware and my EX. ;) I love it very much. Cooks evenly...heats fast. I'm very happy with their product. I hear they have 7-ply now. Really? Frankly I don't notice that much of an improvement over my 3-ply, but it is an improvement. It would be a hard sell for me to ever go with the 7-ply. If you have the cash...go for it!
5 Stars By Lindy Klales on 2014-03-05
My husband is a chef who can "cook in anything." Good for him, but I am not. We had been using Calphalon non-stick pans for the last few years (they were on sale at the time) and as everyone knows, they don't last very long. So I vowed that that would be the last time I ever use cheap non-stick cookware. It took some convincing but I finally got my husband to agree to splurging on "the last pan we'll ever buy" (like I said, it took some convincing). I couldn't be more happy with my purchase. I've cooked fish, chicken, pancakes and bacon in this pan and it's all cooking to perfection. We have a glass top stove and I find the heat to be uneven and less-controllable as compared to a gas range. But with this new pan, I don't notice hot and cold spots in the pan like I used to. It's like the pan makes up for the glass top inadequacies. I am in love with this pan!
5 Stars By Brian Plummer on 2018-07-19
3 years in and it's great.
I have had this pan for 3 years now and am very happy with it. It heats evenly and consistently, is easy to clean, and takes punishment a lot of other pans can't. I like that it's dishwasher safe and after years of using it there is no noticeable wear from putting it in the dishwasher. With stuck on food it doesn't always come off from the dishwasher but even the worst will come off with a little Bar Keeper's Friend.
The only "downside" is that if you aren't ready for how fast it transfers heat it might burn to the pan. I would suggest starting at a lower heat than most pans and increasing as needed.
4 Stars By R. Foreman on 2011-04-21
Excellent seller, minor product issue
This is a follow-up to an earlier review on this purchase of an All-Clad, copper core 8" fry pan. Despite the fact that the item had unusual (for All-Clad) finishing marks around the rim of the pan, the excellent price on the item easily offset the aesthetic issue. In my earlier review I commented that the item didn't meet the standards I've come to expect of All-Clad, wondering if it might have been a factory second (still a good deal even then). The seller has been both very prompt and absolutely first class in finding a solution to my issue, and determining that the pan I received was not a factory second (the seller doesn't sell seconds) and has offered to replace the pan, or discount the pan by 50% if I want to keep it, or give me a full refund including shipping costs. I provided photographs to the seller who, upon viewing them, agreed with my description of the appearance. I am now convinced that the item, except for the rim blemishes, was as described. Since the rim blemishes in no way impact the functioning of the pan and since I felt that I already had purchased the pan at a very good price I plan to keep the pan and not take the seller up on the offer to reduce my cost by 50%. If the pan didn't have the rim blemishes I would rate the entire experience as 5-star. I would recommend this seller very highly as they obviously take pride in their business and went the extra mile to ensure I was satisfied.
5 Stars By Carpe Diem on 2015-05-22
Best Clad Pan EVER
The helper handle on this was the selling point for me on this one. When making a sauce and dumping it into a container it is extremely nice to have the helper handle to control the pour easier. The copper core really really shines on the induction burner. It reacts really quickly to the changes in power on induction. It takes about 3 seconds to see the change. I love it. Great feel and the angle of the handle are just right. The copper band is not hard to clean. I use a copper cleaner and in about 20 seconds its clean.