All-Clad Cookware 101
An introduction to the basic styles and design of All-Clad cookware. An All-Clad comparison guide is also available for additional detailed information on the differences between All-Clad styles.
Exterior Finishes of All-Clad
Your personal preference determines the final exterior finish. All-Clad is available in a variety of exterior metals and finishes. Individual choices can be based on kitchen style, frequency of use, dishwasher safe requirements, or cooking methods.
All-Clad Stainless: Hand-polished 18/10 stainless steel is sure to minimize your cleaning time, because it is dishwasher safe and doesn't react with foods. The largest variety of pans is available in the All-Clad Stainless collection. Matching utensils are also available.
All-Clad d5 LTD2: This collection features a dark anodized aluminum exterior that will not chip, scratch, or peel. The anodized aluminum found in the All-Clad LTD collection is electrochemically treated to create a hard oxide finish and is dishwasher safe.
All-Clad Cop-R-Chef: Most often complimented for its beauty, All-Clad Cop-R-Chef has a traditional copper exterior. If you like the warm look of copper, these superior pans will compliment any style kitchen. Copper polishing is your choice; some prefer the patina of unpolished copper.
All-Clad Master Chef 2: With a brushed aluminum alloy exterior, All-Clad MC2 is often associated with commercial use. Two heavy layers of aluminum increase heating speed in this great value line. The handles are made of stainless steel.
All-Clad Copper Core: The All-Clad Copper Core collection features a hand-polished 18/10 stainless steel exterior, with a small recessed grove at the base, revealing the inner copper core. The 5 ply construction of stainless steel exterior aluminum, a pure copper core, aluminum, and stainless steel cooking surface has all the benefits of easy cleaning. Mix and match with either the Stainless collection, Cop-R-Chef, or other copper pans.
Interior Finishes of All-Clad
The interior of every pan is clad with a surface of hand-polished 18/10 stainless steel, whose primary benefit over other metals is its non-reactive nature. All you can taste is the food. A nonstick finish is coated on top of the 18/10 stainless steel in several styles.
All-Clad Core Materials
Aluminum Core: All-Clad has traditionally focused its product line on one core metal, aluminum. Second only to copper in heat conduction, aluminum has long been most popular with professional chefs. The All-Clad Stainless, All-Clad d5 LTD2, All-Clad MC2, and All-Clad Cop-R-Chef all have an aluminum core.
Copper Core: Instead of aluminum, All-Clad Copper Core features a copper core layer in between the stainless steel. Copper is the best conductor of heat, allowing very quick and even heat distribution. The All-Clad Copper Core line is the only style with a copper core.
Pure 18/10 stainless steel is used for every All-Clad handle. The long, stay cool handles are designed for a lifetime of use. All are highly polished including the Master-Chef 2 collection, which has a sand blasted look to match its brushed finish. The LTD collection has this sandblasted look only on the interior groove of the handle. Copper Core handles feature an forward stop underneath, comfortably formed into the same high quality stainless steel.