Originally designed to meet the demands of professional chefs, All-Clad continues to be the undisputed choice in four-star kitchens throughout the world. The cookware has exquisite lines, impeccable balance, meticulous hand-finishing, and superior heat-conductivity. The non-stick cookware features a revolutionary, reinforced system for professional grade non-stick cooking. Beneath the non-stick cooking surface is a unique triple-ply construction for maximum heat conductivity: a layer of stainless steel; a pure aluminum core; and a dark, hard anodized exterior layer. The non-stick surface makes it possible to cook with little or no oil, and is very easy to clean. The aluminum core retains heat and evenly distributes it along the bottom and up the sidewalls of the cookware, eliminating hot spots when cooking. The charcoal black exterior won't scratch, peel, or chip. The panini grill pan has raised ridges that grill panini, sear meats, and provide an outdoor grilled appearance. The pan has a long, stay-cool stainless steel handle attached with non-corrosive, stainless steel rivets. The heavy-duty press with a loop handle provides added weight on the tops of the sandwiches to help flatten them.
This non-stick product features a state-of-the art reinforced system rather than a simple coating. The surface of the substrate is blasted with an abrasive, which prepares the surface for better adherence. White hot particles of stainless steel are then sprayed onto the surface. Once these particles cool and harden, they become part of the surface of the substrate, and form a series of "peaks and valleys." The first coat of non-stick is then applied, settling down into the valleys. A second coat of non-stick is then applied filling in all of the valleys and covering the peaks, forming an even surface for cooking. The coatings are permanently bonded to the surface for extreme durability. Oven safe to 400°F/200C; do not use under the broiler.