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Does your All Clad Copper Core make a horrible high-pitched screeching noise on induction stovetops?

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Does your All Clad Copper Core make a horrible high-pitched screeching noise on induction stovetops?

lovelymicrobes | Jan 5, 2014 03:07 PM

Has anyone here used All Clad Copper Core pans on an induction burner, and if so, does it make a horrible high-frequency screeching noise? Please note, I am not talking about the fan -- this sound is distinctly nails on a chalkboard, and despite being fairly quiet, it goes straight through the eardrum and is completely intolerable.

Here's the back story: I finally decided to treat myself to a new range with double ovens, and on a whim, I decided to splurge on the induction cooktop instead of the plain old electric. I made that decision after trying and loving my parents' portable induction burner. Well, as luck would have it, I only tried out my cast iron pan. That was a couple of days ago. Today, I used the induction burner to melt a pat of butter in an All Clad CC saucepan; several hours later, my eardrum still hurts at the memory!!

So it's definitely a deal breaker. The thing is, I LOVE induction otherwise, and I'm not finding much mention of this noise online (and trust me, I think anyone with decent hearing would notice). Some people say that the problem is with the pan being cheap, but I wouldn't think that All Clad Copper Core would qualify! So I'm hoping against hope that this is only happening because my parents' little burner is from a cheap Taiwanese brand (Tatung).

I've been wondering all day how likely it is that I'm going to be sending my brand new range back for a refund and whether I should have a backup plan. Any first-hand experience is greatly appreciated!

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