The All-clad hard-anodized 13-piece set stands out from the rest as a truly special set of non-stick cookware. Chefs the world over have learned to expect nothing less from these leaders of premium cookware. Making an investment with the All-Clad Hard-Anodized 13-Pc. Cookware Set means getting all of the quality and craftsmanship that comes with the name All-Clad.
When it comes to cookware and accessories, there are a few names that will spring to most people’s minds if they are a little savvy in the industry of culinary arts. Alternatively, anybody that happens to turn on the TV during a cooking show will surely see certain top-of-the-line equipment.
The name that stands out most frequently is arguably All-Clad. They are well-known throughout the world of culinary arts, and why shouldn’t they be? With their premium collections like the Hard-Anodized Non-Stick Cookware Set and their Copper Core Set, All-Clad stands at the forefront of quality and innovation.
Some might be intimidated by such a big name, and it’s true, their premium pricing shows that their products are reserved for the elite. But really, any kitchen stands to benefit from including All-Clad cookware. And when you consider the multitude of benefits that come with the Hard-Anodized Non-Stick Cookware Set, a set which puts other non-stick cookware to shame, the expensive price begins to feel a bit more like a worthwhile investment.
It is one such set that we’d like to talk about today. Before we get into this All-Clad 13-Piece Set, however, let’s take a look at some of the features that run throughout their products in general.
Induction Safe And Friendly
All-Clad positions themselves firmly towards the future. They know that induction-based surfaces are the future, and they are here to help make that future a reality. Most of their products are optimized to work with induction-based surfaces. Some may scoff, and some may not be ready to handle this new technology, but the benefits are self-evident.
Induction-based cooking erases so much of the stress and time of cooking. Since heat is generated through magnetic contact between the pot and the surface, heat is only generated when the two meet, making the kitchen safer for children of all ages.
Additionally, heat runs throughout the unit more evenly and responsively. Food cooks quicker, and more control is given to the cook. To top it all off, the surface itself does not get hot, meaning no more burned-on stains!
The Quality That People Can Get With All-Clad
All-Clad has a reputation which precedes them. Chefs professional and private keep coming back to them for nothing else but their quality and craftsmanship. Handling their cookware means feeling every ounce of craftsmanship imbued within the unit.
Whether it’s a 12-inch frying pan or an accessory such as a spatula or tong, the quality inside radiates outward in the very contour of the handles. Such attention to detail is par for the course when handling All-Clad.
It is not just the word “induction” that makes All-Clad Induction Cookware so great; induction-based functionality is a convenience which any company can promise in their products. No, it is the way that All-Clad presents such modern capabilities that makes them so respected and sought-after. The same goes for All-Clad Non-Stick Cookware; anybody can bring a non-stick pan to the table, but not in the way that this company can.
How can that be?
Well, they’ve got a set of hard-anodized non-stick cookware which will blow your mind. All-Clad Non-Stick Cookware is different from other non-stick cookware, and we’re going to look at how.
All-Clad Hard Anodized Cookwares
“Hard-anodized” refers to the durable composition of the pot or pan. You’re not just getting a thin layer of non-stick material covering the core; no, you’re getting a black cookware set that has been through so much more. During manufacturing, All-Clad sends this cookware through a hardening process which gives it that hard-anodized composition.
Have you ever had a non-stick pan that peeled?
One of the most unsightly things to have in the kitchen, to be sure. After a few years of using such a pan, you’re stuck with a piece of cookware that looks like it was handed down to you from a grandmother who used the pan during the hardest years of a now-fallen regime. No thank you!
On the contrary, the non-stick functionality of these pans is extremely reliable. It is there for you through thick and through thin. And because it comes from All-Clad, you know that the coating is PFOA-free, so save your health concerns for another day.
What you’re getting with a hard-anodized set is cookware that comes with all of the benefits of non-stick and induction-based cooking without any of the drawbacks. Yes, the induction-based capabilities ensure that cooking goes smoothly, quickly and evenly, and because the pieces are so durable, you know you’ll be reaping the benefits for years to come.
Run your sponge across the smooth non-stick surface, and don’t be afraid: it will feel just the same next time, the next time, the next time, and the next.
As soon as I opened the box and saw this cookware, I was immediately smitten. We can talk all day about the quality of the material, but can we take a moment to just marvel at how the things look?
This set of pots and pans comes clad in a gunpowder-gray exterior; the pots taper slightly outward and become rounded at the bottom. The hefty size and thickness make the interior of each unit look incredibly spacious and voluminous.
Lids leave no space unaccounted for, meaning all heat stays housed inside the unit and none can escape. It’s like looking at a fine piece of automobile engineering. The first impression given by this black cookware set can be summed up thus: sleek and elegant.
Phew – now that that’s out of the way, let’s get into the virtues of the All-Clad 13-piece set which go beyond the surface.
This hard-anodized non-stick cookware set comes with units of so many and such varying quantities that you will not lack for equipment when tackling any kind of cuisine. Whether steaming, sauteing, slow-cooking, boiling or frying, you will never hit a wall or reach a part of the recipe that demands a piece of equipment which you do not have.
As for how they cook, the hard-anodized layer on the outside covers an aluminum core, which is one of the best materials for heat conduction. Since it’s All-Clad, you know that they’ve chosen only the highest-quality aluminum, ensuring a safe and effective cooking experience. If that weren’t enough, the stainless-steel bonded base makes this set great for induction-based stoves. It also keeps the unit from warping!
These units are great for large-quantity cooking; what this means is a huge amount of cleaning. Well, don’t fret; each unit in this set can be put right into the dishwasher without consequence. Yes, this set is dishwasher-safe – but if you’re asking me, washing these pieces by hand is a joy. The smooth surface responds so well to a soapy sponge that I only pop them into the dishwasher when I’m really pressed for time.
For anyone looking for a quality set of All-Clad Induction Cookware, this hard-anodized non-stick cookware set won’t disappoint. Here is a list of pros and cons – mostly pros, though – which cover what we’ve already spoken about and then some:
- Aluminum core ensures even heating
- Hard-anodized layer ensures non-stick cooking and convenient clean-up
- Coating is scratch-resistant and PFOA-free
- Withstands 500 degrees Fahrenheit (without the lid)
- Works with a variety of heat sources including induction-based stoves
- Limited lifetime warranty
- Trusted brand
- Can be heavy to handle
- 1-ply layer keeps it from being truly heavy-duty
What more can be said about the All-Clad Hard-Anodized 13-Pc. Cookware Set? After a point, words fail. Durability and resilience through the toughest of cooking projects can only be proven. Through their wide range of products, All-Clad continues to prove themselves in this way.
As such, the only way to truly understand the immense value of such a set is to use it. In case it hasn’t been said already, let it be known: this set is amazing. Hopefully this brief review has served as but a reflection of the bright light that All-Clad brings to any kitchen.