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Good pan hobbled by terrible handle design,
This review is from: All-Clad Stainless Nonstick 10-Inch Open Stir Fry Pan (Kitchen)
I bought this pan a few months ago, and its OK. It cooks nicely, but like all All-Clad, it suffers from a rather developmentally-challenged handle design. While the cookware itself it fabulous, the handles on all of the All-Clad cookware must have been designed by some sort of mad scientist. They are much too narrow relative to the size and weight of the pans to which they are attached, making them intrinsically unstable, and completely uncomfortable.
On this particular pan, the combination of a relatively short, thin handle and heavy, deep pan, makes it quite easy for the handle to rotate in your hand (even using a towel!), flipping the pan over. Its best not to try and toss this like you would a wok, because its quite possible the pan will flip over in your hand.
Leave it on the stove, though, and it heats beautifully, and the nonstick surface is the best I've ever had on a piece of cookware. A great pan for stir-frys for one or two.
I own three pieces of All-Clad now, and I want more, but I really, REALLY hope someone at the company will redesign the handles. SOON!
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Initial post: Jan 16, 2010 10:47:55 PM PST
Gone Native Tucsonian says:
Seems ridiculous so say how good the pan is but mark it down to only 2 stars over a handle quible.
In reply to an earlier post on Mar 30, 2010 10:07:33 AM PDT
Mitch S. says:
yeah really. this review is ridiculous.
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