All Clad do everything right when it comes to their cookware. First of all, the Tri-Ply range is made up of an outer layer of magnetic stainless steel, an inner core of aluminum and an 18/10 stainless steel cooking surface. This method of construction provides for even heat distribution and makes for excellent cooking results.
If you are going to buy any sort of cookware then always make sure that the core of the cookware is made from either copper or aluminum because there is no doubt about it, you will really notice the difference in how your meals turn out.
With this All Clad set the aluminum is not only in the base but it also extends up the sides – something you don’t often see in cookware. This mean that these pans heat quickly and evenly so that you don’t have the problem of hotspots which can result in unevenly cooked foods.
It also means that lower temperatures are required when using this sort of cookware. So if you are changing to this quality stainless steel cookware set from a cheaper brand of cookware this is something you will need to get used to. Having an aluminum core makes this set very energy efficient.
And remember that the aluminum is sandwiched between the stainless steel so you won’t be exposed to aluminum.
All Clad are all into precision so you won’t see any shoddy workmanship here. The lids on these All Clad pots and pans fit neatly and the riveted handles mean that you won’t ever have the problem of handles becoming loose and falling off. The handles also stay cool on the stovetop but ensure you use oven mitts when using the pans in the oven. We really like the ergonomically designed, long handles and the thumb indent for comfort.
One thing that can’t be beat is the beauty of All Clad cookware and this set is no exception. The magnetic stainless steel provides a beautiful polished exterior and this set will really look the part hanging from a pot rack or displayed in an open cupboard in your kitchen.
The set is also dishwasher safe. However, it has always been my preference to hand wash my All Clad cookware as I don’t want the finish to be dulled by strong dishwashing detergent.
This set is designed to be used on all conventional type ranges as well as on induction cook tops. You can also use these pieces in the oven with the stainless steel pots oven safe to 450F.
Another new addition to the the Tri-Ply range are the new etched bottoms which as you can see from the image display the All Clad brand, the words “Handcrafted in the USA” and the size of the pot or pan. Our older All Clad pots had nothing on the bottoms so there was no way of knowing whether you had a 2qt pot or a 10inch frypan.
This set comes with a lifetime warranty covering any defects, imperfections or shoddy workmanship as a result of normal use. (Go to source)
Is it Cheaper to Buy Individual Pieces or to Buy the Complete Set?
It is always going to be more expensive buying individual pieces than it will be to buy a complete cookware set so keep this in mind when making your purchase. We did the calculations for each individual piece in the 10 piece set and it came to just under $800 if we were to buy the pieces separately. This is way more than you will pay for the complete set.