Owning a decent pan has never been a major necessity for me before. I could care less about having one. I was tolerating those low-cost nonstick pans that you could buy for as low as $10 which easily flakes over a short period of time. Even heating wasn’t also a part of my vocabulary because I haven’t experienced that with those cheap pans that I use to have. I wasn’t also a bit concerned about those pans and I was even exploiting it. I would put those pitiful nonstick pans over high heat when I was cooking stir-fry Chinese food which I have come to realize is never safe.
It wasn’t until I settled down with Bryan that we first bought properties that we can finally call ours. You would be thinking that I would have finally decided to purchase a nice set of pans. Considering I already have my own kitchen and that I would really be needing the help of those pans but still I chose to keep those old cheap pans that I already have convincing myself that they work out just fine. I even told Bryan that we don’t need to register for any of those stuffs anymore. It sent unpremeditated message to the people which is why I wasn’t surprised anymore upon getting wedding gifts like XBOX. We also received a brand new toaster oven which we returned to have a brand new Tivo instead.
So after how many years of being married it is only until recently that I have finally owned a decent and elegant pan, the All-Clad Frying pan which Cookware.com generously sent me for a review.
I was curious and intrigued with All-Clad Frying Pan because it has consistently received promising and favorable reviews from various sites. What makes it more interesting is that they were cut down the price from its normal retail price of $180 to a very irresistible promotional price of $89.99. The 50% you are saving is already big but some are taking this “promotional pans” suspiciously. Others are speculating that this discount is because unlike most All-Clad pans that are made in US, the All-Clad Frying Pan is made in China. Some people, which includes me are wondering why the All-Clad 12” pan with lid could only be purchased at $89.99 and when you but the pan and the lid individually it would sum up to over $160. The specifications and details of both seem to be similar but there is a noticeable difference in its price. I cannot make a full evaluative comparison as of the moment because I do not own the “purchased separately” set.
To finally clear up this allegation if this item is really made in China then the answer is no. The pan itself is made in the USA while the lid which does not hold a major bearing on the performance of the pan is made in China.
All-Clad Frying pan heats evenly and retains heat excellently achieved through the meticulous tri-ply construction. The pan has an aluminum core causing it to be chiefly light that you could easily pick it up with just one hand. This is a great thing especially for those who are multitasking in the kitchen.
I’m sure you are very eager to know how this cooking gizmo performs. All-Clad Frying Pan has become the most popular among other All-clad cookware since it was launched. It performs amazingly making it a helpful tool to any cook. It’s so easy to maintain because it is dishwasher safe which makes it above those that are not dishwasher safe. It is also oven-safe making it more convenient to be used over induction-type stoves. This is a prominent improvement because most of All-clad’s cooking line does not have this feature according to the All-Clad comparison chart provided by Cookware.com. From superstar chefs to ordinary home cooks, anyone would really be satisfied with this affordable yet durable cookware. And have I mentioned that it has a lifetime warranty? Truly, All-Clad Frying Pan is built to last.
I have tried on my whimsical cooking expertise with this awesome cookware. From sautéing sea foods to pan frying pork chop to stir-frying noodle, this pan can do it all. Truly this gizmo reached all my expectations. I could put it to high heat without having to worry. I can also freely use my metal utensils with it. With All-Clad Frying pan, I couldn’t ask for more!