(Closed) All Clad is it all that?

posted 9 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I heard and read the same stuff about All Clad.  That’s what I got and I love the stuff!

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2008

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
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2008

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
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2009

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
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2008

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
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

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
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

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
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2009

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.  

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