Post # 1
Friends are pestering me to register even tho I really don’t want to…but i’m considering registering for some pots and pans and people say all clad is the best (but so freakin pricey), is it really worth it?
Post # 3
I heard and read the same stuff about All Clad. That’s what I got and I love the stuff!
Post # 4
Consumer Reports rated cookware in the January 2008 issue so you might take a look at that. For non-stick cookware, a 14-piece set made by Kirkland and sold at Costco for under $200 well outperformed some pricier brands.
I am a Consumer Reports freak and used their ratings as a guide when registering for many items.:)
Post # 5
Well, I don’t know if you want non-stick or not, but my fiance is a professional chef, didn’t want the non-stick, and on trips to Bed Bath & Beyond and Williams Sonoma, he didn’t find anything he liked except the All-Clad stainless steel copper core. And yes, it’s friggin’ expensive. But they are pans that WILL last you the rest of your life.
Post # 6
I worked in a cookware store for several years, so I can vouch for the quality of All-Clad. It really is very good, and if you take care of it, it should last you a really long time. (I’ll skip the spiel about the tri-ply aluminum core, etc). The biggest downside is that it shouldn’t go in the dishwasher (unless you get the anodized LTD; that might be dishwasher safe).
If you like to cook, I think good pots and pans are a worthwhile investment, but if you don’t cook very often, it might not be worth it.
Post # 7
My brother, a chef, introduced me to All-Clad. We’ve already bought a few essential pieces. It heats really evenly and if you are serious about your cooking then it is a must have. If you are not that in to cooking, then I’d consider whether you want it or not. Ah, I see Pancakes said the same thing!
Seriously All Clad rocks!
Post # 8
If you don’t really cook, I think it’s probably a waste of money. Our pots and pans are half All-Clad (his) and half Calphalon (mine), because we both really enjoy cooking.
Be aware that most of the high-end cookware (including both the All-Clad and the Calphalon) are listed as not safe for use on a ceramic cooktop. Using them on a ceramic cooktop may warp the pans, and may discolor and eventually crack the ceramic surface. (There is a new lower-end Calphalon that is listed as safe for ceramic cooktops.) So unless you have coil-type electric burners, or gas, or if you have aspirations towards the ceramic cooktop (which it seems that more and more of the mid-range stoves are designed with) you might check carefully on your cookware before you register.
Post # 9
I’m only a beginner at cooking, but having All-Clads is making cooking into a hobby for me. I have all these cool pieces, so I WANT to use them. Instead of cooking being a chore, it is fun – I feel like I am on Food Network when I cook (silly, I know!). I think they are worth the money because of the lifetime warranty. If anything happens to one of them, just send it back and you will get a new one. I also liked that they are made in the USA (only a few specialty pieces and the lids aren’t). In my experience with them, they are really great and easy to clean. Definitely high-quality cookware!
Post # 10
It’s true what others said about All Clad lasting a lifetime. Plus, they don’t just have their usual stainless steel, they also have non-stick items.
Post # 11
Yes… for stainless
I wouldn’t register for All-Clad non-stick, most nonstick pans, good or bad need to be replaced every few years. They either get scratched or the yucky chemicals start coming out.