|Gleaming with Old-World elegance, All-Clad's Cop-R-Chef copper-clad cookware dresses up a kitchen while providing serious and professional cooks with all the virtues that make All-Clad's worldwide reputation unsurpassed. Key to its high performance is a three-ply, bonded construction. Sandwiched between the bright copper exterior and an 18/10 stainless-steel interior lies a thick core of pure aluminum that spreads heat evenly across the bottoms of pots and pans and all the way up the sides. The interior is highly polished, so it's stick- as well as corrosion-resistant. With care, the copper exterior will remain beautiful during this cookware's lifetime warranty against defects--and beyond.
This classic straight-sided 3-quart saucepan shows how thoroughly Cop-R-Chef marries form and function. Because the aluminum core extends up the sides, foods cook uniformly in the pan, even though it's 3-3/4 inches deep. And because the interior is nonreactive, tomato-based pasta sauces and other acidic foods won't taste metallic. Its polished 18/10 stainless-steel pan and lid handles are riveted for strength and grooved on the top for comfort. Like the pan's loop handle, the long handle (holed for hanging on a hook or peg) stays cool on the stovetop but won't be harmed by an oven's heat. Because harsh detergents darken copper, hand washing this cookware is recommended. --Fred Brack