The Best All Clad Cookware Set


All Clad Tri-Ply Stainless Steel Cookware Set

Plus find out how to get a FREE All Clad Lasagna Pan, Oven Mitts & Cookware


We personally love All Clad cookware. It’s well known for its durability, performance and stylish good looks. In our opinion, you really can’t go wrong if you have an All Clad cookware set in the kitchen.

We often get asked what we consider to be the best cookware set in the All Clad range. That's really a difficult one to answer because they are all different in their own right however our favorite would have to be the All Clad Tri-Ply Stainless Steel range of cookware and in particular the All-Clad Try-Ply Stainless Steel 10 Piece Cookware Set which we will go through thoroughly in this review.

It’s one of the best in the range in our opinion for practicality, value for money and overall suitability for the serious home cook. And for the larger family this set also comes with 14 pieces.

UPDATE: Read this first before buying All Clad!!!


All Clad have had some issues in the past and it's important that you know what these changes mean to you before buying All Clad.

The first issue related to the handles which we have mentioned on this site in the past. We personally found them to be thin and a bit uncomfortable especially when it came to carrying a full pot. It has been one of the biggest complaints about All Clad cookware sets. However, fortunately for all of us All Clad have listened and have recently introduced larger, more comfortable handles…very nice!

One of the biggest issues however was when All Clad, who had previously handcrafted their cookware in the US, began to manufacture their lids in China. Obviously this was an attempt to save money and it outraged a lot of diehard All Clad fans. Fortunately, All Clad listened once again and both their Tri-Ply cookware and the lids are now once again being made in the US with good ol' American made steel and craftsmanship.

So with the main issues having been sorted out All Clad are back in the good books once again and focusing on what they do best – making good quality solid cookware that will last a lifetime.

Now what this means to you is that if you want the latest All Clad set that includes the bigger handles and the US manufactured lids then you need to ensure that you buy from the right place. MetroKitchen is currently one of the few cookware sites that we know of that actually states that their stock of All Clad Tri-Ply cookware includes the new larger handle and that it is made fully in the USA, so you know for sure that you are purchasing the latest All Clad pans from them.
 

MetroKitchen also include free shipping and a bonus when you purchase and it's a pretty decent one at that as you can see below:

How to Get a Free All Clad Lasagna Pan, All Clad Oven Mitts and Cookbook

Metrokitchen are one of the best places to buy All Clad Cookware in our opinion as they have some pretty good deals.

At the moment if you spend more than $500 on All Clad with MetroKitchen you will receive a free All Clad Lasagna pan, 2 All Clad oven mitts and an Italian cookbook.

We checked out the price of the lasagna pan and they usually sell for just over $100 so this is a nice deal in our opinion.

Click the link below for more details:

>>Free All-Clad Gifts with $500 All-Clad purchase + Free Shipping

 



All Clad Tri-Ply Stainless Steel 10 Piece Cookware Set Review

The All-Clad Try-Ply Stainless Steel 10 Piece Cookware Set is not only ideal as a starter set but will suit any serious home cook. We personally think it is one of the best we have seen for functionality and practicality. But not only that it just is a beautiful set to look at. It looks so good that when you first get a set, you will just want to sit and stare at it for a while before you use it.

The Tri-Ply range also includes a 14 piece set which includes an additional fry pan, saucepan and sauté pan. Of course it all comes down to lifestyle and budget as to which set will suit you and if you purchase the 10 piece set you can always add to it later as your circumstances change.

What’s Included

The All Clad Tri-Ply Stainless range includes three different sets:

A 10 Piece set (recommended for couples and smaller families) which includes a:

o 8 inch fry pan
o 10 inch fry pan
o 2qt saucepan with lid
o 3qt saucepan with lid
o 3qt sauté pan with lid
o 8qt stock pot with lid

A 10 Piece set (recommended for larger families & exclusive to Metrokitchen) which includes a:
o 10 inch fry pan
o 12 inch fry pan
o 2qt saucier pan with lid
o 4qt saucepan with lid
o 4qt sauté pan with lid
o 8qt stock pot with lid

A 14 Piece set which includes a:
o 10in fry pan
o 12in fry pan
o 2qt sauce pan with lid
o 3qt sauce pan with lid
o 3qt sauté pan with lid
o 6qt sauté pan with lid
o 8qt stock pot with lid
o 12in chefs pan with lid

Is it Cheaper to Buy Individual Pieces or to Buy the Complete Set?

It is always going to be more expensive buying individual pieces than it will be to buy a full set so keep this in mind when making your purchase. We did the calculations for each individual piece in the10 piece set and it came to just under $800 if we were to buy the pieces separately. This is way more than you will pay for the complete set.


What Makes All Clad Tri-Ply Cookware So Great!

All Clad do everything right when it comes to their cookware. First of all, the Tri-Ply range is made up of an outer layer of magnetic stainless steel, an inner core of aluminum and an 18/10 stainless steel cooking surface. This method of construction provides for even heat distribution and makes for excellent cooking results.

If you are going to buy any sort of cookware then always make sure that the core of the cookware is made from either copper or aluminum because there is no doubt about it, you will really notice the difference in how your meals turn out.

With this All Clad set the aluminum is not only in the base but it also extends up the sides - something you don't often see in cookware. This mean that these pans heat quickly and evenly so that you don't have the problem of hotspots which can result in unevenly cooked foods.

It also means that lower temperatures are required when using this sort of cookware. So if you are changing to this quality stainless steel cookware set from a cheaper brand of cookware this is something you will need to get used to. Having an aluminum core makes this set very energy efficient.

And remember that the aluminum is sandwiched between the stainless steel so you won’t be exposed to aluminum.

All Clad are all into precision so you won't see any shoddy workmanship here. The lids on these All Clad pans fit neatly and the riveted handles mean that you won't ever have the problem of handles becoming loose and falling off. The handles also stay cool on the stovetop but ensure you use oven mitts when using the pans in the oven. We really like the ergonomically designed, long handles and the thumb indent for comfort.

One thing that can't be beat is the beauty of All Clad cookware and this set is no exception. The magnetic stainless steel provides a beautiful polished exterior and this set will really look the part hanging from a pot rack or displayed in an open cupboard in your kitchen.

The set is also dishwasher safe. However, it has always been my preference to hand wash my All Clad cookware as I don't want the finish to be dulled by strong dishwashing detergent.

This set is designed to be used on all conventional type ranges as well as on induction cook tops. You can also use these pieces in the oven with the stainless steel pots oven safe to 450F.

Another new addition to the the Tri-Ply range are the new etched bottoms which as you can see from the image display the All Clad brand, the words "Handcrafted in the USA" and the size of the pot or pan. Our older All Clad pots had nothing on the bottoms so there was no way of knowing whether you had a 2qt pot or a 10inch frypan.

This set comes with a lifetime warranty covering any defects, imperfections or shoddy workmanship as a result of normal use.
 

What We Don't Like


There isn’t anything that we don’t like about this great set except for the price. In comparison to other brands, All Clad is expensive however we figure that it is a set that will last a lifetime. And we believe it is worth it for the quality and performance you will get from this set.


What Others Are Saying

We found that consumer reviews on the internet are overall positive with very few negative comments. Most reviewers left a 5 star rating, with a few leaving 4 stars and only one leaving 3.

The main comments include:

- The pans are heavy but not uncomfortably so.
- One person liked the weight until it came time to wash them. Others had no problem with the weight so this factor will be a matter of personal choice.
- One of the most common comments was that although that this was an expensive set it is one that will definitely last the long haul. Most loved the durability coupled with the elegant good looks of this set.
- A few mentioned that foods cook better and more evenly and it is an easy to clean set. I can personally vouch for this.
- One said it was the best investment they ever made - and we agree
- Many were amazed that the handles just don't get hot on the stovetop even if they have been cooking for quite a while.

Some of the more general comments included:

- excellent cookware
- wonderful product
- solid and versatile
- very happy with this set
- love my All Clad cookware
- the set is gorgeous and works well
- cookware is fantastic
 

Where Can I Buy the All Clad 10pc Tri-Ply Stainless Steel Set?

As we've mentioned previously we consider MetroKitchen to be the best place to purchase this set, (especially if you want the set that is exclusive to Metrokitchen) and if you want to ensure that you are getting the latest All Clad cookware sets on the market. Plus you will get the awesome bonus pack of a Lasagna pan, oven mitts and cookbook...definitely value for money.