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What is so special about the All Clad Cookware?

All Clad cookwareI have just finished having a sumptuous dinner I cooked in my very special All Clad cookware which I recently bought. I prepared the dinner for myself to celebrate the fact that I have finally bought my dream cookware for which I have been saving since past few months. The color, the finish, the feel of the All Clad Cookware is something unbeatable which makes it one of the most coveted cookware in the market. All Clad cookware set was recently rated as the best cookware set by The Foodista. I have bought the 10 piece cookware set which is perfect for my family which comprises of me and my boyfriend (yes, you can laugh). I love cooking and have always wanted to cook in my own All Clad Cookware since the day I started living on my own. I used to cook in one at my parents’ home. Hence, I have been missing that a lot. Finally, after having bought it and used it, I can easily tell all the people about the specialty of the All Clad Cookware and what exactly makes them such a prized cookware.

Despite the high price of the cookware, the superb finish, the quality of cookware, the ability to get uniformly heated, easy to clean property and stay cool handles etc. everything makes All Clad Cookware the best.

Features of my All Clad Cookware:

All Clad cookware interiorThe cookware interior is constituted of 18/10 stainless steel. Is has aluminum core and an induction stainless steel exterior. The shine and excellent error free finish persuades every person that likes cooking to cook, cook and cook. I have purchased the All Clad non – stick cookware set and can be at ease owing to the starburst finishing which improves the non-stickiness. The 18/10 surface is safe and reflects the hygiene the moment one glances at it. The handles are riveted, are made up of stainless steel and yes, they actually stay cool.

The cookware is safe for grill as well as over use. The exterior of stainless steel is magnetic and is compatible with the induction as well as the regular cook tops. If you, however, want to purchase the non – stick version of the cookware, the main difference will be the non-stick coating.

All Clad Cookware layersThe striking feature of the cookware is that the aluminum core extends to its sides, which makes it much better than the cookware of the other brands which have the core in the form of a disc in the center. This is the reason that the All Clad Cookware gets evenly and uniformly heated. The All Clad steel cookware, hence, promises to give you the best of the fries and the crispiest chicken ever.

Though I had my doubts regarding the cleaning and scrubbing after the food is cooked, but around 10 to 15 minutes of soaking eased out cleaning. The grout came out with soap and soft scrubber.

Cookware Buying Guide

Cookware MaterialPicking the correct cookware for your home is not an easy task. It requires extensive research, a lot of time and energy. The vast list of cookware brands in the market is growing on a day-to-day basis, and the varying range of cookware material such as copper, aluminum, cast iron, stainless steel, and ceramic when it comes to pans and pots is confusing. And to add to all this confusion is the clad style cookware range, which includes the fusion of two or more diverse metals.

Budget is yet another important point to bear in mind for most home cooks when it comes to buying cookware sets. Today, in this article we try to answer most of your questions when it comes to cookware, with a little help from our cookware experts. In other words, this cookware buying guide will assist you in making an informed decision when it comes to buying the cookware that suits your kitchen’s needs.

Points To Consider When Buying Cookware

A few important tips to consider when purchasing cookware are:

Durability – Some cookware materials like stainless steel will last longer and maintain their good looks for a very long time when compared to other cookware materials like aluminum.

Thermal conductivity – Picking a cookware material that is an excellent conductor of heat not only saves fuel, but it also helps in cooking your food evenly. Stainless steel is a not a good conductor of heat while the copper cookware material is an outstanding example when it comes to thermal conductivity. In other words, copper cookware reacts a lot faster every time you turn up or turn down the heat, unlike stainless steel cookware.

Reactivity – Some cookware materials tend to react with your cooking. For example, aluminum cookware material reacts with acidic dishes and tomatoes, which means your food, may absorb some of the aluminum metal. Hence, it is important to know about metals and how they react with food before purchasing a cookware set.

Affordability – The price of the cookware is one of the most important determining factors for most cooks. The rule of thumb when it comes to buying cookware sets is to choose the best cookware that suits your budget.

Maintenance – Some cookware materials require a lot of maintenance while other cookware materials require minimum care. For instance, stainless steel cookware is popular among many households as it requires less maintenance while cookware materials like copper and cast iron require regular seasoning and good maintenance to keep them shining and in shape.

Pros and Cons of Different Types of Cookware

Pros and Cons of Different Types of CookwareLet us take a look at each cookware material’s pros and cons in order to understand why some cookware materials are better than the others.

Stainless Steel Cookware – This is one of the most popular cookware materials amongst households. The pros of stainless steel cookware are durability, affordability, scratch resistance, low/no maintenance, does not react with food, and warp-resistant. The only con of this cookware material is that it is a poor conductor of heat

Copper Cookware – This cookware material is popular amongst professional cooks because of its heat conductivity and even cooking. The pros of copper cookware are even heating, and excellent heat conductivity. The cons of this type of cookware materials are it requires regular polishing (high maintenance), very expensive, and reacts with acidic foods.

Cast-Iron Cookware – This cookware material can be passed on from one generation to another if maintained well. The pros of cast-iron cookware are durable, less expensive, and excellent heat retention. The cons of this cookware material are that it requires regular seasoning, if unseasoned it reacts with foods, heavier when compared to other cookware materials, and will rust if not seasoned on a regular basis.

Aluminum Cookware – About 50% cookware manufacturers prefer aluminum because of its excellent heat conductivity. The pros of this cookware material is that it is a good source of heat conductivity. The cons of aluminum cookware are it requires regular polishing, and reacts with acidic foods

Take your time and conduct a thorough research when purchasing a cookware set. Always buy the best cookware set that goes well with your budget, kitchen, and cooking requirements. Lastly, but most importantly, follow the manufacturer’s instructions ardently to have a pleasant cooking experience.