The All-Clad Round Covered 3Qt Cassoulet Cookware

all-clad-stainless-round-covered-cassouletHow often do you need a pan that is suited to making one dish meals?

This pan is suitable for making paella, arroz con pollo or any other one dish casserole on top of the stove or it can be placed in the oven, and it makes a most attractive serving piece for the table.

The handles are flared and the good width ensures you have a good grip when carrying the pan to the table. Talk about combined good looks and functionality.

You will find that this beautiful All-Clad pan has a hand polished 18/10 stainless steel cooking surface that won’t react with the food you are preparing.

The 3 quart cassoulet will allow you to prepare a hearty meal for two with leftovers or a meal big enough for 4 servings.

We love the All-Clad range of cookware for it’s good looks and versatility.

Note:This piece is not suitable for use on induction stoves.

If you need inspiration for using this pan, visit Simply Recipes or Smitten Kitchen for great tasting arroz con pollo.

And where can you purchase the All-Clad round Cassoulet?


All-Clad 6.5-qt. Slow Cooker

I have used a slow cooker for many years, mainly because I worked long hours and had a young family. But even though they have grown up and moved on I still use my slow cooker for easy to prepare meals. Well that was up until recently when the exterior finally rusted away.  So it is time for an update and I don’t think you can go past the All-Clad slow cooker for style, quality and practicality.

A Slow Cooker is a must for the busy woman of today. There is so many things to be spending your time than to be continually wondering what to have for dinner. When you plan your weekly meals ahead of time it is so easy to factor in a couple of slow cook meals. Pop the ingredients into the cooker, set the programmable timer and when you arrive home in the evening, wallah – a perfectly cooked meal ready to serve.

All-Clad, who are makers of excellent quality cookware, have produced one of the finest electric slow cookers around. It has a generous 6.5 quart capacity, big enough to feed a large family or prepare a dish for guests.

There is a recipe book included, always handy when you start out with a new piece of cookware. The recipes featured in the book are an Asian beef stew, mahogany glazed pork, chicken with mushrooms, Tunisian spiced turkey breast and a recipe for peach melba dessert. Now I don’t know about you but that all sounds pretty mouthwatering to me.

There are a number of features that I really love about the All-Clad slow cooker apart from the smart looking stainless steel exterior, and that is the black ceramic insert, so chic; the 3 temperature settings and programmable timer that lets you prepare meals up to 26 hours in advance and the glass lid that conveniently allows you to monitor your cooking.

So where do you find one of these gorgeous, practical slow cookers:

All Clad Paella 4qt Cookware Pan

all-clad-paella-4qt-cookware-panMaximize the flavor of seafood, meats, grain dishes and traditional paella by browning the first ingredients, then simmering the food slowly, using a steady, low heat.

This traditionally-designed Paella Pan by All-Clad is the ideal pan for making paella with the capacity to prepare a full family meal. It’s designed to cook food thoroughly and evenly, and also works well for braising.

All-Clad LTD cookware is crafted from three permanently bonded layers of metal. A layer of pure aluminum rests between a charcoal black anodized aluminum exterior with an 18/10 stainless steel cooking surface so it heats quickly and evenly  and won’t react with food.  As with all All Clad cookware, you can rely on consistent performance.

This pan is safe for use in  your oven up to 500 degrees.

More Features:
13″ diameter 2 1/2″ deep.
Weighs 7 lbs. and holds 4 qts.
Dishwasher safe.
Lifetime warranty. Made in the USA

Quality and Performance – All-Clad LTD2 Cookware Review

All Clad LTD2 Cookware SetThe All-Clad LTD2 Cookware is the 2nd generation in the LTD range of cookware .

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.



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.




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.

Cookware Review: All Clad Stainless Steel Roasting Set

all-clad-stainless-steel-roasting-set-reviewOur latest review has just been uploaded and it is for the All-Clad Stainless Roasting Set. All-Clad is one of our favorite brands of cookware so we love reviewing their products.

This one probably came a little late for Thanksgiving but Christmas is just around the corner and a traditional Xmas dinner isn’t the same without a roast turkey with all the trimmings.

Read the full review here: All-Clad Stainless Steel Roasting Set Review