It’s a well know fact that you can’t go past All-Clad for quality and performance in cookware. Their LTD range was originally designed for use by professional chefs, however the range was expanded with the home cook in mind.
And now All-Clad have introduced their 2nd generation LTD cookware – the All-Clad LTD2 range which is dishwasher safe and made from 5ply alternating layers of precisely formulated stainless steel and aluminum. This is two layers more that the original LTD range had. So this is an amazing advance because the original LTD range gave excellent cooking performance with its three layers of aluminum, stainless steel, finishing with an 18/10 stainless steel cooking surface, so you can only imagine the excellent results you will get from the All-Clad LTD2 cookware range.
Details of All-Clad LTD2 Cookware
All Clad LTD2 cookware has 5 alternating layers of stainless steel and aluminum. The aluminum layers allow the heat to pass through, and the stainless steel layers force the heat into a lateral movement. This structure produces even heating on the cooking surface while eliminating absolutely any hot spots and it also prevents food from sticking to the cooking surface and burning.
Between the extra-thick anodized exterior and the hand polished 18/10 stainless steel interior cooking surface, there is an aluminum core that extends across the bottom and up the sides of the pan. This fusion ensures that the pan heats quickly and evenly.
The 8 piece All-Clad LTD2 cookware set includes the following items:
- 8″ Fry Pan
- 10″ Fry Pan
- 2 qt. Saucepan with Lid
- 3 qt. Saute Pan with Lid
- 8 qt. Stock Pot with Lid.
You can purchase other individual items to complement your set such as the All-Clad LTD2 Dutch Oven, which is certainly a versatile piece of cookware.
Taking Care of your All-Clad LTD2 Cookware:
When you first get your cookware home, take the time to wash it in warm soapy water with a sponge or dishcloth. You should do this with any cookware you buy before you first use it. This simply removes any manufacturing and packaging residue.
NOTE: Only use low to medium heat when using All Clad LTD2 cookware.
- To the cold pan, add just enough butter, margarine or oil to cover the bottom surface.
- Preheat the pan over a low heat for 1 to 2 minutes before adding the food.
If you find that the food sticks to the pan, check the following:
- Is your stove level?
- Is your pan clean?
- Is your heat setting too high?
Overheating can cause brown or blue stains to appear on the cookware, and if you have large amounts of iron content in your water supply, this may cause your pan to look rusty.
Salt can cause small white dots or pits to form in you pan. To avoid this happening make sure you bring liquids to the boil or wait until the food begins cooking before you add the salt. Pitting in no way interferes with the cooking performance of your cookware but it may detract from the beauty of the interior cooking surface.
Cleaning Your All-Clad LTD2 Cookware:
Your All-Clad LTD2 cookware is dishwasher safe or can simply be washed in warm soapy water and thoroughly dryed.
If your cookware needs extra cleaning at any time, simply do the following:
- Immerse the pan in warm water
- Mix a fine powder cleanser with water to form a paste
- Apply the paste to the interior of the pan, with a soft cloth, and working in a circular motion, apply the paste outwards from the center.
- Wash in hot soapy water and dry immediately to stop water spotting.
DO NOT USE OVEN CLEANERS OR CLEANSERS THAT CONTAIN CHLORINE BLEACH.
DO NOT USE STEEL WOOL.
Cleaning the Hard Anodized LTD2 Exterior Surface:
The Hard Anodized surface of your All-Clad LTD2 cookware is extremely hard and really doesn’t require much in the way of care. It is scratch, stain and abrasion resistant.
- Rinse in lukewarm water to clean.
DO NOT USE STEEL WOOL, STEEL SCOURING PADS OR HARSH DETERGENTS.
NYLON SCRUBBING PADS ARE OKAY TO USE ON THE HARD ANODIZED SURFACE.
All-Clad Cookware has a Lifetime Warranty as follows:
From the date of your purchase, All-Clad guarantees to repair or replace any item that is found to be defective in material, construction or workmanship under normal use and following care instructions. Of course any damage from misuse or abuse is excluded from the warranty.
Whether you decide to buy an All-Clad LTD2 cookware set or simply supplement your current cookware with some well selected All-Clad LTD2 pieces you will never regret buying such excellent quality.
Just another point, All-Clad LTD pots and pans are solid so if you do not like a heavy pan these pans are probably not for you. However, they are ideal for anyone looking for a heavy duty set of saucepans that will give lifetime of service.
And whether you are are looking to update your cookware or maybe you are seeking the perfect gift for a wedding, house warming or other such auspicious occasion – then why not consider giving All-Clad LTD2 cookware.
To read more about All-Clad cookware read our review.