All-Clad's Stainless collection is the most popular of the renowned company's cookware lines. Exhibiting an impressive heft, each piece is meticulously crafted of three permanently bonded layers: 18/10 stainless steel on the interior, magnetic stainless steel on the exterior, and an encapsulated aluminum core for thorough, even heating. Hand-polished to a mirror shine, the stainless steel offers natural nonstick properties and striking good looks. The magnetic property means that in addition to suiting gas and electric burners, the cookware can be used on induction stovetops, increasingly popular for their energy efficiency. All of All-Clad's bonded cookware is made in the USA and is covered by a lifetime warranty.
Any chef can put a classic French skillet to good use, practically on a daily basis. Available in three sizes, 9, 11, and 13 inches, the Stainless skillet is designed with high sides that facilitate flipping pancakes, tossing stir-fried vegetables, or stirring stews. The solid, cast-stainless-steel handle is riveted on for strength, stays cool on the stovetop, and features a hole for hanging. Because the pan heats up quickly and hold its temperature well, only low to medium heat is recommended for cooking. While the All-Clad Stainless collection is durable enough for dishwasher cleaning, washing by hand is easy and will help preserve the bright finish. --Ann Bieri
With its sculpturesque form and patented bonded construction, the new All Clad 13-inch Stainless French Skillet blurs the line between art and science. A precisely-contoured heel and slightly deeper sidewall facilitate turning and flipping. Bonded layers of 18/10 stainless steel and aluminum provide ideal balance, handling weight, and supremely-even heat diffusion. Perfect for sauteing, frying, and general versatility, the All Clad French Skillet is the true culinary artist's latest inspiration.