Perfect for steaks, chicken and fish, the straight 18/10 stainless steel surface of the All-Clad frypans sears and browns meat perfectly. To create an amazing sauce, try deglazing the pan after cooking with some verjuice or wine, add some garlic and butter and pour over your meal. Fond sauces are delicious and make the dishes easier! Cooking food like eggs and some vegetables on stainless steel can require some skill, but once you get a feel for the temperature response of your All-Clad frypan it will become easy. For when you just need non-stick, see the All-Clad Stainless Steel Non-Stick Frypan, the perfect complement to your straight 18/10 stainless steel frypans.
Considering the beauty of All-Clad's hand polished, mirror finished stainless steel cookware, you'll be surprised how flexible and resilient it is. All-Clad's roots are in the early days of American metallurgy, first creating the metal bonding process that gives the resulting material a combination of the properties of the constituent metals. In this case, All-Clad bond 18/10 stainless steel with aluminium to give the cookware the heat conductive properties of aluminium - through the entire construction, not just the base - and the strength, durability and beauty of 18/10 stainless steel.
The aluminium core of All-Clad Stainless Steel cookware gives even and efficient heat conductivity, where unaltered stainless steel can produce hot spots and cold spots. It negates the heat conduction issues of heavy, high quality cookware, so you can boil water quickly, control a long simmer, sear meat on high heat or reduce a sauce at a low but constant heat. The lids of All-Clad cookware are 18/10 stainless steel with proper handles, and are precisely made to lock in with the rim to keep heat and steam inside. The handles of All-Clad cookware are also stainless steel, and with special corrosion resistant rivets that don't get loose with age.
All-Clad have come a long way since the innovative metallurgists of the American steel age, and when you own All-Clad cookware you own part of a history of craftsmanship. All-Clad cookware is still made in America by American artisans, with very strict specifications for the chemical composition and makeup of the materials going into your cookware. At each stage of the manufacturing process products are hand inspected for any flaws, because the materials being used are chosen for their suitability for cooking and not so much for ease of manufacturing. The result is no-compromise, high quality cookware with integrity, longevity and, most of all, enjoyable and flawless performance every day.