If you want to know whether or not All-Clad’s Copper Core cookware is worth it, I can’t answer that for you. I don’t know what your budget is, how often you cook, or how serious you are in the kitchen. All-Clad’s Copper Core line is pretty expensive, and while I think it’s one of the finest cookware sets you can find, period, that won’t magically put enough money in your bank account to comfortably afford a full set.
While it’s not commonly talked about, waterless cooking has been around since the 1930’s. It’s touted as an innovative cooking technique that utilizes the pre-existing moisture in your food instead of added water or fat. Many companies sell purpose built cookware that’s designed especially for waterless cooking. But which brand is best?
With cookware, layers give you more. All-Clad’s normal paradigm of layering steel and aluminum is cranked up to 11 with the 5-layer D5 and Copper Core lines. But how do they stack up with each other? Learn the important differences between these two cookware lines here so you can decide which set is best for your kitchen.
Having quality tools in the kitchen really, really helps. I cannot overstate this. You can cook on a beaten down pan that’s been handed down in your family for generations if you want. It’s much easier, however, to cook on something that’s new, well cared for, and designed for the task you’re using it for.
Ceramic non-stick coatings have revolutionized the cookware industry. It’s now possible to make pans totally nonstick without the host of laboratory-created chemicals involved in Teflon. This means no PTFE or PFOA. More importantly, however, modern ceramic coatings have some pretty remarkable advantages in the kitchen.