Among all the products of All-clad cookware, All-Clad Copper core has become to be the top of the line. It is their finest cookware and the most costly as well. To know more about this line, I am doing this All-Clad copper core cookware review. This review includes one of the most common cookware included in the cookware sets. That is the 3-quart sauté pan, perhaps the most common size. It is also applicable to the saucepan and generally to the entire line.
Copper is the major distinctive modification that differentiates the All-clad copper core collection from the more famous All-clad stainless line. The advance and superior performance of the All-clad copper core is due to the copper and aluminum that make up the pan’s core. It has admirable temperature control. That is because copper conducts heat quickly. Problems of too hot pans are gone because the pan hastily cools down when you turn off the heat. And this works vice versa. Because the copper core cookware easily conducts the heat, you must cook on a lower stove setting or lower heat.
All-Clad Copper Core 10 Piece set Looks
With regards to its appearance, I am giving it a 5-star when it was still brand new and 4 ½ stars as time passed by. Its magnificent and elegant look doesn’t change even when I don’t have much time to shine the copper band. It’s still glimmering and its lids, handle and body shapes which have an ageless look perfectly match the other All-clad pieces that I already had. To add, I am so enthralled with the pan and lid’s riveted handles.
I am rating its performance with 4 ½ stars because I am giving the 5-stars to solid copper cookware which I will discuss in another review. I am very much contented with the performance of the copper core cookware. The durability of the smooth cooking surface and the elegant stainless exterior are both finest and have the perfect look.
All-Clad Copper Lids
When it comes to its lids, All-Clad copper cookware’s original copper lids received various remarks. Some noted that it is tough to maintain. Good thing that the company shifted to All-clad stainless steel in their lids which is now much better in terms of maintenance. It also flawlessly matches other All-Clad cookware pieces that are available in the market. Further, the product is dishwasher-safe. This upgrade was a good move for the company.
To avoid being biased, I’m also going to talk about the drawback of the cookware line in this review. The inner copper core is exposed through the cutaway section that goes around the pan. The copper band surely adds an exquisite design to the set but it also makes it more difficult to clean in comparison to the all-stainless layer. Copper cannot maintain its polished vibrant color by itself; it naturally gets slight discoloration over time. It’s not a big deal with me though but if you want to keep it shiny you may use copper cleaners. It will help this set to shine or make it look even shinier.
All-Clad Copper Core Maintenace
It is also not safe to put it in the dishwashers. Though it is convenient to just pitch it inside the dishwasher, I chose not to. It has been my practice to safeguard my finest cookware pieces and knives by not putting them in the dishwasher. Despite its dishwasher-safe label, I believe it’s better to wash them carefully by hand. But if you would intend to put it in the dishwasher you should take proper precautions. This is due to the possibility of the tarnishing of the copper band.
In its initial design, All-clad Copper Core was a no-go with a magnetic induction stove. That wasn’t good, but fortunately, in its newest version, they solved the problem. You will know if it is induction-capable if the exterior stainless steel does not stick to a magnet. Though this is dismissible to most users it would still be better to have selections especially for people like me who occasionally uses induction stove for cooking.
Its extravagant price is also a disadvantage but it is an investment over the long haul. Customers don’t mind spending much on the products because of the satisfaction they receive from using the All-Clad Copper Core Cookware. All-Clad Copper-Core is outstanding cookware. You will get your money’s worth. It maximizes the copper’s advantages which supersedes its hitches. Its unquestionable durability and hassle-free cleaning make it a sought-after brand.