Quite often we get asked some questions about the use of All Clad Cookware so we decided to put together this list of the most frequently asked questions. We understand people’s concerns, these pans aren’t cheap and we want to keep them looking and working great for as long as possible.
1. Can I put All Clad in the dishwasher?
Depending on what set you have the answer varies. Most All Clad cookware is dishwasher safe however if you own the LTD, MC2 or Cop-R-Chef you must hand wash them only if you want them to stay looking great. The copper core ranges are dishwasher safe but may result in some tarnishing. Our advice is to hand wash your pans to keep them looking great for longer no matter what set you own.
2. How do I clean my All Clad?
There is no secret method or special technique. For typical daily use just use warm soapy water as you would for anything else. Make sure they are cleaned thoroughly though as any food left on the pans may result in discolouration.
If you do end up with some discolouration or burnt spots then not all is lost. All Clad sell a special cleaning product that will remove stains and discolouration. You can find it here. You may also wish to invest in the All Clad Cleaner if you live in an area where the water has high iron content. This can cause a rusty looking discolouration – easily removed with the cleaner.
With the Cop-R-Chef cookware you can use any brass or copper cleaner.
3. Can I put All Clad in the oven?
Yes! All All Clad cookware is oven safe up to 500 degrees F. Some are rated at 600 degrees but please check first before you go above 500. Please note that the non stick items are not broiler safe but are oven safe. All other pieces are broiler safe.
4. Can I use All Clad with induction cooktops?
The stainless steel range were specifically designed to be used on any cooktop including induction. Always check before you buy your cookware if you are planning on using it with induction technology like the Nuwave Pic2.
5. Do the handles get hot?
The long stainless steel handles on All Clad pans do not conduct heat well and therefore stay quite cool when in normal use. They will however get hot if you leave them directly over the heat or put the pans in the oven.
6. How do I cook with my All Clad pans?
This is a strange one but it gets asked more than you think. You can of course use the pans in the same way you would any other cookware set. If you want to get really specific you should pre-heat the pan and then add a thin layer of cold oil to cook in and prevent sticking.
So there you go. These were the top 6 most commonly asked questions regarding All Clad Cookware. If you have any other questions then leave them in the comments below and we will do our best to answer them. If you are thinking of buying in this range then a good place to start is with our All Clad MC2 review which is one of the most popular sets in the range.