+
Cookware

Thomas Keller All Clad what do you think?

TrishUntrapped | Dec 12, 201404:27 PM     24

Hi all, I read a thread on here from July discussing the new Thomas Keller All Clad cookware sold at Williams Sonoma. And now I bought a piece, my first ever All Clad purchase, and need some advice.

I was at Macy's at the local mall today with my daughter intending to buy an All Clad Tri Ply Stainless Steel 10-inch covered fry pan that I saw on macys.com. The price was good, on sale for $99 (list $155) including a few neat bonus items, such as a really nice lasagna pan. Link: http://www1.macys.com/shop/product/al...

Then we picked the pan up, and AWKWARD. The handle was terribly uncomfortable for both of us. So we didn't buy it.

We then went to Williams Sonoma and saw the AC D5 Thomas Keller 10-inch fry/saute pan. Picked it up and WOW. Loved the handle, loved the feel of the pan itself and bought it. On sale it came came to $112. Also bought the stupid a** looking universal disk cover for $43.

I didn't see any discussions on CH from people who bought the TK fry pan and cover and was wondering what people who did thought about them.

This is a special Christmas gift for my husband who uses a fry pan three times a week when I'm working at night to make various stir fry dishes for himself. He heats some fresh veggies in oil and tosses in some pre-cooked chicken or beef. He frequently uses a cast iron skillet (excellent), but other times he uses a worn Cook's Essentials Non Stick which is AWFUL for a number of reasons and so come Christmas that is getting deep sixed. I'll also make use of the new fry pan myself.

We have an induction cooktop, and I'm hoping I didn't make a mistake. I truly regret buying a full set of Cooks Essentials non-stick a few years ago. It's very worn and retains flavors after cleaning. So bit by bit I am going to replace key pieces.

I'm super old school and still have some excellent Farberware pots and pans — large pot, medium/large/small saucepans, a double boiler and a good fry pan. But the fry pan is slow to cook with on an induction range (The other pans are fine). Hence the Cook's Essentials purchase.

So any tips or tricks? Much thanks!

All-Clad All Clad Tri-Ply Stainless Steel 10
Want to stay up to date with this post? Sign Up Now ›

More from Chowhound

How to Navigate Cheap Wine and Score the Perfect Bottle
Guides

How to Navigate Cheap Wine and Score the Perfect Bottle

by Amy Schulman | There is no shortage of cheap wine in this world, but if you want good cheap wine, there are a few...

15 Creamy Soup Recipes for Warding Off Cold Winter Weather
Recipe Round-Ups

15 Creamy Soup Recipes for Warding Off Cold Winter Weather

by Jen Wheeler | Is there anything more perfect than a steamy bowl of soup to fortify you on a bone-chilling winter...

5 Icons of the French Pastry Case That'll Make You Say J'Adore
Guides

5 Icons of the French Pastry Case That'll Make You Say J'Adore

by Patty Lee | The pastry case at a French bakery can hold a dizzying array of baked goods. There are breads, cakes...

How to Feel Right at Home at a Fancy Restaurant
Guides

How to Feel Right at Home at a Fancy Restaurant

by Pamela Vachon | If you're not accustomed to fancy restaurants and are nervous about exactly how to act or what to...

Get fresh food news delivered to your inbox

Sign up for our newsletter to receive the latest tips, tricks, recipes and more, sent twice a week.