All Clad Cookware Brand is well known and most trusted cookware brand. The cookware pieces are heavy, clad meaning has multiple ply, making the cookware best for heat conductivity and cooking food evenly. As a cookware consumer headquarters, we often get asked questions related to cooking and cookware which we tried to answer see: Cookware Question and Answers.
One of popular cookware brand questions we get is from all clad brand, so we went to the top expert on All clad, All Clad Brand themselves and are sharing the answers from all clad and no one is better qualified to answer on All Clad Brand Cookware. Here are top 12 most asked questions about all clad cookware and its answers from official All clad cookware people.
1. Is All-Clad cookware induction-safe? What is induction?
Induction range tops do not have combustible or open flames, but use a magnetic field to create heat. The technology is widely used in Europe and is popular in professional kitchens because it is so efficient. All-Clad Tri-ply Stainless products have been induction-ready since their development because we use a special magnetic stainless steel on the exterior. We built the Tri-ply Stainless collection to be used on any stovetop and in professional kitchens that have adopted this technology.
2. Is my Copper-Core Induction compatible?
Copper-Core in past years has not been compatible with induction ranges. However, this technology now exists in the stainless steel exterior of the Copper-Core pans. The stainless steel is made of a special magnetic blend. To test your cookware simply place a magnet up to the exterior of your pan and if the magnet sticks, your pan is induction ready. Please test your Copper-Core cookware that you bought previously to see if compatible on induction cook tops.
3. How should I use my All-Clad cookware?
If you have never cooked with All-Clad before, you may be surprised by how efficient it is. Start using your All-Clad on a low flame for all applications except boiling. Because our cookware is built to hold heat and distribute it well, you will find that low temperatures using All-Clad are comparable to medium to medium-high settings using other cookware brands.
When preparing to sauté or fry, preheat your cookware a minute or two on a low setting. Test the heat by lightly tapping the top edge of your pan with your palm. If the pan feels warm to the touch you are ready to cook. Put cold oil in your preheated pan. This helps to form a natural barrier that prevents food from sticking. Now add your food. There should be a sizzling sound when your food touches the preheated pan, indicating that the browning or searing process has begun. Medium to low heat is all you will need.
Often, after cooking, there are browned bits left on the pan. These are delicious when incorporated into a sauce-easily made by adding stock, wine, water or any combination of these, and simmering to reduce and concentrate the flavors.
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It simply shines with Old World elegance, All-Clad’s Cop-R-Chef copper-clad cookware dresses up a kitchen while providing serious and professional cooks with all the virtues that make All-Clad’s worldwide reputation unmatched. Key to its high performance is a triple-ply, bonded construction. Sandwiched between the bright copper exterior and an 18/10 stainless-steel interior lies a thick core of pure aluminum that spreads heat evenly across the bottoms of pots and pans and all the way up the sides. The interior is highly polished so it’s stick- as well as corrosion-resistant.
4. How do you prevent sticking?
A preheated pan and lower flames are the key to stick-free stainless steel cooking. Preheat your pan on low or medium heat for one to two minutes. Tap the upper edge of your pan to test the heat. (If it is too hot, remove from the burner for a couple of minutes.) Pour 2-3 teaspoons of cold oil in your preheated pan-or enough to cover the bottom of the cooking surface. Add your food, making sure that there is an even sizzling sound when your food touches the pan. This indicates that your food is cooking on contact and creating a natural barrier to prevent sticking. Allow your food to cook without disturbing it until the correct doneness is achieved. The natural sugars in your food caramelize on the cooked surface, developing great flavors and lifting your food off of the cooking surface naturally. If the sound your food makes on initial contact with the pan is more of a crackle than a sizzle, your heat is too high and sticking may occur. All-Clad recommends low to medium heat for frying, braising, sautéing and simmering because All-Clad is crafted to hold heat.
5. Do the handles get hot?
The long handles are cast stainless steel, which conducts or distributes heat really poorly. The shape of the handles and the stainless steel rivets also contribute to a safe grip and to preventing the handle to become extremely hot on the stove top. In the oven or broiler, the handles will get hot. Always keep potholders handy to prevent burning your hand on a handle. Loop handles will get hot on the stovetop.
Tip: When you have removed a piece of cookware from the oven, remind yourself that the handle is hot by draping a dish towel over the handle.
6. Is All-Clad oven-safe?
Yes. All five of the All-Clad collections are oven and broiler safe. Nonstick items are not broiler safe, but can be put in the oven up to 500°F.
7. Is All-Clad dishwasher-safe?
The Stainless Steel and LTD2 collections are completely dishwasher-safe. LTD, MC2 and Cop-R-Chef must be hand-washed. Copper-Core can be put in the dishwasher but it may result in some tarnishing of the copper band around the exterior.Prevent this by either hand-washing or drying the copper band immediately after the wash cycle of the dishwasher has completed.
8. How do I clean my All-Clad?
For daily cleaning, warm, soapy water is sufficient. Clean your All-Clad thoroughly after each use. Food films left on the pan may cause discoloration and sticking.
• To get rid of stuck-on food or discoloration, and stains from using too high of a heat, we recommend cleaning your All-Clad with a product called Bar Keeper’s Friend.
• To use the Bar Keeper’s Friend, simply use a soft cloth or sponge and water and make into a soupy paste. This can be used on the interior, as well as the exterior of your All-Clad (excluding the Cop-R-Chef and Copper Core).
• The Bar Keeper’s Friend can also be used on the exterior of the All-Clad Stainless collection, LTD collection, and MC2 collection.
• For cleaning of the Cop-R-Chef exterior, simply use a brass/copper cleaner.
• If your water has high iron content, you may notice a rusty discoloration. Use Bar Keeper’s Friend to remove this.
9. Is nonstick safe?
All-Clad Nonstick Cookware is a great product for cooking sticky foods like eggs, potatoes, or rice, and for those individuals who want to avoid using additional fat or oil. All-Clad’s nonstick surfaces do not have harmful PFOA gases. The quality of our cookware eliminates hot spots that can damage nonstick and cause the surface to burn and flake off.
To prevent damaging the surfaces of your nonstick pans, always cook on a low or low-medium heat. This is a good habit for anyone who wants to avoid sticking food. Also:
1. Never use a nonstick pan under a broiler.
2. Never leave any pan unattended on top of the stove or in the oven.
3. Do not use metal utensils.
4. Do not use abrasive cleaners or metallic scrubbing pads or brushes.
5. Do not use aerosol spray oils on your nonstick cookware. The tiny droplets hide
in the surface and create a build up.
6. Do not put your nonstick cookware in the dishwasher because high heat and
harsh detergents will corrode and dry out the surface.
The fact remains that when used responsibly, nonstick cookware poses no threat to people or animals and can be a useful component to a healthy and well-balanced diet.
10. My nonstick pan is peeling, chipping, etc. What can I do?
Peeling nonstick is sometimes from placing cookware with the nonstick in the dishwasher. The chipping of the nonstick interior may occur because of cutting and use of a metal utensil on the surface. Any of these procedures will void the warranty. Almost all nonstick problems are related to a buildup of visible and/or invisible layer of cooking residue on the nonstick surface. We recommend cleaning the nonstick with a paste made of equal parts baking soda and water. Rub in a circular motion with a non-metallic scrubbing/cleaning pad recommended as being safe for use on nonstick surfaces, or perhaps a soft brush such as a vegetable brush. Then rinse well with water. If the baking soda mixture starts turning brown, you are on the right track. Rinse well with cool water and dry.
11. Why is All-Clad cookware so heavy?
In the world of cookware, ours is actually rated as light/moderate in weight. We have worked for the past 30 years to create cookware that is balanced in your hand, yet weighty enough to hold heat evenly; an important quality in premium cookware. Small pieces are easy to handle and the larger pieces often include a helper handle for easy lifting and pouring
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12. Do I need to use wood or nylon utensils?
No. You can cook on all of our conventional cookware with metal, plastic or wood utensils. If you are using a nonstick All-Clad pan, however, we recommend using wood or plastic.
Source: All Clad Cookware Official Site