What we like most about All-Clad MC2 cookware is its outstanding ability to conduct and maintain heat. Many don’t know it, but it is very vital in cooking. The solid exterior is durable and its polished interior is stick-resistant. It is also safe to use in the ovens.
Unlike the other lines that have a shiny finish, this All-Clad set has a matte finish. It is not scratch-proof and stains over some time. Food can also get in the area of the handle rivets. And this All-Clad set cost more when you compare it to other cookware.
Let’s get to know more about this modern cookware. All-Clad MC2, like other All-Clad cookware, has a 3-ply construction. That is, it has an aluminum core, aluminum alloy layer, and stainless-steel interior, and a brushed aluminum exterior. You can select from a wide array of different shapes, sizes, and various configurations. These pots use rivets to connect to their stay-cool handles. Selected pieces have helper handles. It also comes with a lifetime warranty.
Personal Experience on All-Clad MC2 Cookware
My first experience with this splendid cookware started when I received it as a gift from my father. Back then I was still in culinary school. It made the entire recipe that I learned from my school. The school had wide-ranging and the latest cookware.
I was so happy with its performance that even after six years I still use some of the pieces from that line. The All-Clad skillet that goes with it retains heat evenly making meats seared to a perfect brown. When the meat is ready, with the help of some oil in the pan, you will get a perfect sear.
In the same way, All-Clad saucepans evenly heat on its base and the sides. It gives a flawless cooking result to a variety of foods. Even though it feels heavy, which shows its durability, pieces like the All-Clad stockpot and All-Clad 12-inch sauté pan could be lifted manageably with the help of the helper handles. The lids fit neatly and it has stay-cool handles that stay cool even when the piece is put in the oven.
What I Don’t Like
On the other hand, what I don’t like much with All-Clad MC2 is its brushed aluminum finish. At first, because the line looks modern, I was very happy with it. But after some time I saw that the matte finish is not stain-resistant, scratches, and scorches.
It didn’t bother me that much because I love the patina that my cookware has. But I’m not so sure if those who are more choosy customers would have the same reaction as me. Others get upset because they like to keep pots original finish. Starting at $80 for a small skillet, it is less costly compared to other All-Clad cookware lines making it suitable for starting home cooks.