As I'm in the market for a new saute pan (or sauteuse) I went to Williams Sonoma today and noticed they have pans made of 5-ply aluminum/stainless steel -- no copper -- with brushed exteriors. They're pricier than the 3-ply ones but no where the sky-high ones of copper.
The strange thing is, the 5-ply non-copper core pan isn't mentioned on All-Clad's website.
Does anyone have the 5-ply brushed stainless pans?
Do they actually perform better than the 3-ply ones?
Or 5-py's necessary or are the 3-ply ones good enough for everyday home use?
Thanks in advance for sharing!