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, superior heat-conductivity, and an exterior accent band of exposed copper. The cookware features a unique metal bonding construction in which a thick copper core is surrounded by two layers of aluminum and then sandwiched between an easy-to-clean, highly polished stainless steel cooking surface and a stainless steel exterior. The copper and aluminum core allows for superb heat conductivity and provides even heat distribution along the bottom and up the sidewalls of the cookware, eliminating hot spots when cooking. The non-stick interior prevents most foods from sticking and is easy to clean; the stainless steel exterior gives the cookware a gleaming finish. The skillet has sloping sides which make it easy to turn and remove foods, as well as encourage the rapid evaporation of moisture, so pan sauces reduce quickly and foods sear rather than steam. The non-stick skillet is ideal for searing delicate items which have a tendency to stick or break apart, such as fish, and for preparing pancakes, fried eggs, an omelette, or a crêpe. The skillet has a long, stay-cool handle attached with non-corrosive, stainless steel rivets.
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.