All-Clad is definitely among the biggest names in the world of cookware today. Their origins can be traced back to 1967, the prime time of the U.S. steel age.

They started as Clad Metals, a company that focused on perfected the technology for bonding metals. Today, they still use American-made steel just as they did decades ago when they started.

While in the past they made bonded metals for a variety of industries, today All-Clad focuses exclusively on cookware and they do so with amazing results.

All-Clad offers a range of cookware collections made from high-quality materials, including stainless steel, hard anodized aluminum, and even copper. Today, we present you a list of five best cookware sets made by All-Clad.

Editor's Choice
All-Clad 60090 Copper Core 5-Ply Bonded Dishwasher Safe 14-Piece Cookware Set, Silver
(7-Piece) - All-Clad Brushed Stainless D5 7-Piece Cookware Set
Best Budget Buy
All Clad Dishwasher Safe PFOA Free E785SB64 HA1 Hard Anodised Cast Aluminum Cookware Set, Black
All-Clad 401599 Stainless Steel 3-Ply Bonded Dishwasher Safe 5-Piece Cookware Set, Silver
All-Clad ST40007 D3 Compact Stainless Steel Dishwasher Safe Cookware Set, 7-Piece, Silver
All-Clad 60090 Copper Core 5-Ply Bonded Dishwasher Safe 14-Piece Cookware Set, Silver
(7-Piece) - All-Clad Brushed Stainless D5 7-Piece Cookware Set
All Clad Dishwasher Safe PFOA Free E785SB64 HA1 Hard Anodised Cast Aluminum Cookware Set, Black
All-Clad 401599 Stainless Steel 3-Ply Bonded Dishwasher Safe 5-Piece Cookware Set, Silver
All-Clad ST40007 D3 Compact Stainless Steel Dishwasher Safe Cookware Set, 7-Piece, Silver
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Editor's Choice
All-Clad 60090 Copper Core 5-Ply Bonded Dishwasher Safe 14-Piece Cookware Set, Silver
All-Clad 60090 Copper Core 5-Ply Bonded Dishwasher Safe 14-Piece Cookware Set, Silver
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(7-Piece) - All-Clad Brushed Stainless D5 7-Piece Cookware Set
(7-Piece) - All-Clad Brushed Stainless D5 7-Piece Cookware Set
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Best Budget Buy
All Clad Dishwasher Safe PFOA Free E785SB64 HA1 Hard Anodised Cast Aluminum Cookware Set, Black
All Clad Dishwasher Safe PFOA Free E785SB64 HA1 Hard Anodised Cast Aluminum Cookware Set, Black
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All-Clad 401599 Stainless Steel 3-Ply Bonded Dishwasher Safe 5-Piece Cookware Set, Silver
All-Clad 401599 Stainless Steel 3-Ply Bonded Dishwasher Safe 5-Piece Cookware Set, Silver
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All-Clad ST40007 D3 Compact Stainless Steel Dishwasher Safe Cookware Set, 7-Piece, Silver
All-Clad ST40007 D3 Compact Stainless Steel Dishwasher Safe Cookware Set, 7-Piece, Silver
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All-Clad 60090 Copper Core 5-Ply Bonded Dishwasher Safe Cookware Set, 14-Piece, Silver

All-Clad 60090 Copper Core

 

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The “clad” part in the name All-Clad refers to the process of bonding two or more different metals together. The cookware made by using this technique will have multiple layers, usually three or five.

But why does a pot or pan need to have multiple layers, you may wonder. By using the bonding technique, it is possible to bring out the best characteristics of different metals, including stainless steel, aluminum, and copper, to create high-performance cookware that can last for years.

For example, stainless steel is highly resistant to corrosion and damage, but it is not the best heat conductor. Copper and aluminum, on the other hand, are great heat conductors, but they are not nearly as durable and impact-resistant as stainless steel.

This is why this top-of-the-line cookware set by All-Clad features as many as five layers of metal! The core of these pots and pans is basically a thick layer of copper. This layer is surrounded by two layers of aluminum, while the external layers are made of high-grade 18/10 stainless steel.

The stainless steel exterior protects these pots and pans, and ensures they will last for years, without warping, getting scratched, or losing shape in any way. The copper core, on the other hand, provides amazing responsiveness to heat.

The interior features a special starburst finish, which means the surface is very smooth. This prevents the food from sticking, almost like a non-stick coating, but without any suspicious chemicals.

Literally, every part of these pots and pans is made of metal – including the stainless steel handles and lids, which means that you can heat them to any temperature without damaging them. The handles are securely riveted and contoured to provide a comfortable grip.

What’s Included?

  • A small frying pan with a diameter of 10 inches
  • A larger frying pan with a diameter of 12 inches
  • A chef’s pan measuring 12 inches in diameter, lid included
  • A small saucepan with a capacity of 2 quarts, lid included
  • A large saucepan with a capacity of 3 quarts, lid included
  • A smaller saute pan with a capacity of 3 quarts, lid included
  • A large saucepan with a capacity of 6 quarts, lid included
  • A large stockpot with a capacity of 8 quarts, lid included

See our Full Review of the Copper Core Collection here.

All-Clad 60090 Copper Core 5-Ply Bonded Dishwasher Safe 14-Piece Cookware Set, Silver
  • 14-piece cookware set includes 10 inch and 12 inch fry pans, 2 quart and 3 quart covered sauce pans, 3 quart and 6 quart covered sauté pans, 12 inch covered chef's pan and an 8 quart covered stockpot
  • 5-ply bonded construction with stainless steel, aluminum, and a thick copper core for even heating, warp-free strength, and reliable responsiveness
  • Highly polished 18/10 stainless steel interior with starburst finish offers superior stick resistance and easy maintenance, plus won't react with food
  • Riveted stainless-steel handles with venting and contoured for a comfortable grip; stainless-steel lids; flared edges; capacity etched on base
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This 14-piece set contains all the pots and pans you might need to cook any kind of meal

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Oven-safe up to 600 degrees Fahrenheit

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Compatible with all kinds of cooktops, including induction

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Made in USA

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Comes with a limited lifetime warranty

Final Verdict

If you want the best of the best, this is really the cookware set to buy. The combination of copper and stainless steel is really unlike anything else – you get dishwasher safe cookware that still has the benefits of copper!

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All-Clad BD005707-R D5 Brushed 18/10 Stainless Steel 5-Ply Bonded Dishwasher Safe Cookware Set, 7-Piece, Silver

All-Clad BD005707-R D5 Brushed 18/10 Stainless Steel Cookware Set

 

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The All-Clad BD005707-R D5 Brushed 18/10 Stainless Steel Cookware Set is also constructed with a series of bonded layers of metal, which is what All-Clad is known for.

The All-Clad D5 collection features a combination of stainless steel and aluminum. When it comes to bonded steel cookware, the guys at All-Clad really know what they are doing. After all, they have been perfecting the bonding technology since 1967.

The external layers on both sides of the pots and pans in this set are made of stainless steel. On the inside, there are two layers of aluminum separated by another layer of stainless steel that gives these pots and pans their sturdiness and prevents warping under any conditions.

On the other hand, the aluminum layers ensure even and fast heating without hotspot, as aluminum is a really good heat conductor. However, this is not where the story ends. The cooking surface is made from a specific stainless steel alloy that is completely non-reactive and resistant to corrosion.

It is also polished very finely to prevent the food from sticking. The bottom layer, on the other hand, is made of magnetic stainless steel, optimized for use with induction cooktops.

Now, this 7-piece set is a basic cookware set, but it contains all the essentials you need for day-to-day cooking. Moreover, you’ll probably use every piece from this set, and you’ll want to use it a lot.

This is not a problem, though, since these pots and pans are really sturdy and can easily last a lifetime. They are dishwasher-safe too, so cleanup shouldn’t be an issue.

These pots and pans from All-Clad feature a classic design, that is also very functional. Both the pans and the pots have flared rims, which allow you to pour liquids out without making a mess.

The handles are made of stainless steel too. They remain cool on the stovetop, but you can also place them in the oven (at temperatures up to 600 degrees Fahrenheit) without worrying about the handles melting which would definitely happen if they were made of plastic.

You also get three lids – for the saucepan, the stockpot, and the saute pan. They are made of stainless steel too.

What’s Included?

  • A small frying pan with a diameter of 10 inches
  • A small saucepan with a capacity of 1.5 quarts, lid included
  • A saute pan with a capacity of 3 quarts, lid included
  • A large stockpot with a capacity of 8 quarts, lid included
(7-Piece) - All-Clad Brushed Stainless D5 7-Piece Cookware Set
  • 7-piece cookware set includes a 10-Inch Fry Pan, 1.5-Quart Sauce Pan with lid, 3-Quart Saute Pan with lid, and a 8-Quart Stockpot with lid
  • 5-ply bonded construction with alternating layers of stainless steel and conductive aluminum for warp-free strength and even heating throughout
  • Highly polished stainless-steel cooking surface with starburst finish offers superior stick resistance and easy maintenance, plus won't react with food
  • Capacity etched on base; heat-resistant stainless-steel handles with large bolster and permanently secured with stainless-steel rivets; flat stainless-steel lids; flared pouring rims
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Oven-safe up to 600 degrees Fahrenheit

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Dishwasher-safe

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Compatible with all kinds of cooktops, including induction

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Made in USA

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Comes with a limited lifetime warranty

Final Verdict

Overall, this is a good basic set of quality pots and pans. Everyone needs a good frying pan, a good saucepan, and a good saute pan, and this is exactly what you get with this set (plus a nice large stockpot).

The aluminum core ensures even heat conduction, while the stainless steel exterior ensures durability and resistance to damage.

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All-Clad E785SC64 Ha1 Hard-Anodized Nonstick Dishwasher Safe PFOA Free Cookware Set, 10-Piece, Black

All-Clad E785SC64 Ha1 Hard Anodized Nonstick Cookware Set

 

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This 10-piece set from All-Clad features some of the highest quality hard anodized cookware available. Even though they are made of aluminum, these pots and pans are rather thick, resulting in sturdy construction.

Furthermore, the hard anodized finish makes these pots and pans more durable, scratch-resistant, and non-reactive.

What we especially like about this set is the design of the pots and pans. The pots have a wider base with rounded edges, and the sides slope gently inwards, so the pots are a bit more narrow at the top than at the base. This unique shape allows for faster heating and even heat distribution inside the pot.

The pots and pans in this set also feature a bonded stainless steel base. The stainless steel keeps the base flat and prevents it from warping, even when used at extremely high temperature.

If you are using an induction cooktop, you might have given up on hard anodized cookware, which is a shame since aluminum cookware is highly heat-responsive and comfortable to cook with.

However, thanks to the stainless steel base, the All-Clad E785SC64 HA1 Hard Anodized Nonstick Cookware Set is compatible with all kinds of cooktops, including induction, electric, halogen, and gas.

Furthermore, the cooking surface is covered with a high-quality PFOA-free non-stick coating. The coating is quite durable and scratch-resistant. However, if you want it to last as long as possible, you might want to wash these pots and pans by hand, even though the manufacturer’s instructions say that this cookware set is dishwasher-safe.

This set includes tempered glass lids. They are quite nice as they allow you to see your food while it’s cooking. The handles on top of the lids are made of stainless steel, which is also the case with the handles on the pots and pans.

What’s Included?

  • A small frying pan with a diameter of 10 inches
  • A larger frying pan with a diameter of 12 inches
  • A small saucepan with a capacity of 2 quarts, lid included
  • A large saucepan with a capacity of 3 quarts, lid included
  • A saute pan with a capacity of 4 quarts, lid included
  • A large stockpot with a capacity of 8 quarts, lid included
All Clad Dishwasher Safe PFOA Free E785SB64 HA1 Hard Anodised Cast Aluminum Cookware Set, Black
  • 10-piece cookware set includes 8 inch and 10 inch fry pans, 2 quart and 3 quart sauce pans with lids, 4 quart sauté pan with lid, and 8 quart stockpot with lid
  • Hard Anodized aluminum construction for fast, even heating and easy cleanup; stainless-steel bonded Anti-Warp base; optimized for induction
  • PFOA-free scratch resistant nonstick coating for healthier cooking with less fat; secure-fitting lids trap in heat and moisture and allow for checking on food at a glance
  • Stainless-steel handles contoured for a comfortable hold and permanently secured with stainless-steel rivets. Compatible with all stovetops including induction
  • Oven safe to 500 degrees F (without lids); dishwasher-safe, handwash recommended; limited lifetime warranty
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Oven-safe up to 500 degrees Fahrenheit (without lids)

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Dishwasher-safe

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Compatible with all kinds of cooktops, including induction

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Comes with a limited lifetime warranty

Final Verdict

This 10-piece set is perfect for day-to-day home cooking. Not only this, but it also features a uniquely elegant design that will look great in any kitchen. For this reason, this set also makes a great gift for a cooking enthusiast.

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All-Clad 401599 Stainless Steel Tri-Ply Bonded Dishwasher Safe Cookware Set, 5-Piece, Silver

All-Clad 401599 Stainless Steel Tri-Ply Bonded Dishwasher Safe Cookware Set

 

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Just like the majority of All-Clad cookware, the All-Clad 401599 Stainless Steel Cookware Set features a bonded construction with multiple layers. This set, in particular, features a tri-ply construction.

While the external layers are made of stainless steel, the internal core is made of aluminum. The aluminum ensures even heat conduction without hotspots, while the stainless steel makes the pan durable, non-reactive, and compatible with induction cooktops.

Now, some multilayered pots and pans available on the market feature an encapsulated aluminum core at the bottom. There is literally an aluminum disk inserted in the bottom of the pot and pan.

However, this type of layering doesn’t work very well. Since there is no aluminum in the sides of the pot or pan, the food can start burning at the edges. All-Clad pots and pans have a layer of aluminum that reaches all the way up the sides of the pot or pan, ensuring completely even heat conduction.

The All-Clad 401599 Stainless Steel Tri-Ply Bonded 5-Piece Cookware Set contains three pieces of cookware. You get a standard 10-inch frying pan, a large saucepan, and a saute pan. The saucepan and the saute pan also include stainless steel lids. All of these pieces are very versatile and functional.

The skillet can be used to make a variety of dishes, but where it really shines is with recipes that require fond – which are the beautiful brown pieces of meat that remain at the bottom of the pan after cooking meat.

Cooking with fond allows you to make all kinds of wonderful sauces, but you really need a good stainless steel skillet in order to do this, and the skillet you get in this set is just perfect!

Moreover, you can use all three of the pieces in this set in the oven too, which is great for recipes that require transferring from the stovetop to the oven, like thick cuts of meat and skillet pies.

What’s Included?

  • A frying pan with a diameter of 10 inches
  • A large saucepan with a capacity of 3 quarts, lid included
  • A saute pan with a capacity of 3 quarts, lid included
All-Clad 401599 Stainless Steel 3-Ply Bonded Dishwasher Safe 5-Piece Cookware Set, Silver
  • 5-piece cookware set includes 10 inch fry pan, a 3 quart covered sauce pan and a 3 quart covered sauté pan
  • 3-ply bonded construction consists of durable stainless steel encapsulating an aluminum core for even heating throughout
  • Highly polished cooking surface with starburst finish offers stick resistance and easy maintenance, plus won't react with food
  • Contoured stainless-steel handles permanently secured with stainless-steel rivets; capacity etched on base; flat stainless-steel lids
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Non-reactive stainless steel cooking surface is combined with an aluminum core for better heat conduction

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Oven-safe up to 600 degrees Fahrenheit

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Dishwasher-safe

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Compatible with all kinds of cooktops, including induction

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Made in USA

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Comes with a limited lifetime warranty

Final Verdict

This is another great set of classic high-quality cookware. These pots and pans will last for ages, and they offer amazing performance. Although there are other products that are constructed with as many as five layers of metal, the tree-ply construction of these pots and pans will most likely satisfy all of your requirements.

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All-Clad ST40007 D3 Compact Stainless Steel Dishwasher Safe Cookware Set, 7-Piece, Silver

All-Clad ST40007 D3 Compact Stainless Steel Dishwasher Safe Cookware Set

 

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All-Clad offers a range of different cookware collections that are made with stainless steel. What sets the D3 Compact Collection of stainless steel cookware apart from others is the fact that these pots and pans have been designed specifically with the goal to make them take up less space when stored.

The guy’s at All-Clad wanted to make a cookware set that can be neatly stacked and the experiment was definitely a success! If you are struggling with lack of space in your kitchen, the All-Clad ST40007 D3 Compact Stainless Steel Cookware Set can be a lifesaver!

This 7-piece set contains four pans and three lids, but when you stack them together they take up the space of a single large pan!

Just like the majority of All-Clad cookware, the All-Clad ST40007 D3 Compact Stainless Steel Cookware Set features a bonded construction with multiple layers. While the external layers are made of stainless steel, the internal core is made of aluminum.

The aluminum ensures even heat conduction without hotspots, while the stainless steel makes the pan durable, non-reactive, and compatible with induction cooktops. The aluminum layer in the middle goes all the way up the sides of the pan too. This actually makes a really big difference.

The pots and pans in this set also feature comfortable stainless steel handles contoured to fit your hand. The lids are also made of stainless steel, so you can place any piece from this set in the oven without any concern.

On that note, this is exactly the point of the Sear & Roast pan. It’s a wide pan of medium depth perfect for recipes that start by searing on the stovetop and than moving the pan into the oven.

There are three lids in the set, but the lid that fits the 5-quart stockpot also fits the skillet, which is quite nice and makes life easier.

What’s Included?

  • A skillet pan with a diameter of 10.5 inches
  • A saucepan with a capacity of 3 quarts, lid included
  • A Sear & Roast pan with a capacity of 4.5 quarts, lid included
  • A stockpot with a capacity of 5 quarts, lid included
All-Clad ST40007 D3 Compact Stainless Steel Dishwasher Safe Cookware Set, 7-Piece, Silver
  • Compact Storage; thoughtfully designed to nest and store neatly in small spaces
  • 3-ply bonded construction all the way to the rim for even heat and reliable performance
  • New contoured handles designed for comfort and permanently secured with stainless steel rivets
  • Dishwasher safe for extra convenience
  • Oven and broiler safe up to 600 degrees F (without lid)
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Stackable design for compact storage

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Interchangeable lids

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Oven-safe up to 600 degrees Fahrenheit

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Dishwasher-safe

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Compatible with all kinds of cooktops, including induction

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Made in USA

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Comes with a limited lifetime warranty

Final Verdict

This is another quality cookware set from All-Clad. It’s perfect for those that are looking for cookware that doesn’t take up a lot of space since all of the pots and pans from this set nest neatly to form a single stack.

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Final Thoughts

Which one of these sets is the best? It’s hard to say, as all of them are really well-made and a joy to use. Which one is perfect for you depends on what you are looking for. There are definitely many questions that you should consider before settling on a cookware set to buy.

A basic question to ask yourself is whether you are looking for a set with cooking essentials, or a bigger cookware set that contains a range of pots and pans in different sizes?

If all you need is a basic set of pots and pans, All-Clad 401599 Stainless Steel Tri-Ply Bonded 5-piece cookware set contains a frying pan, a saute pan, and a saucepan.

On the other hand, if you don’t have as much storage space in the kitchen as you’d like to, the pots and pans from the All-Clad ST40007 D3 Compact Stainless Steel Dishwasher Safe Cookware Set can even be stacked neatly on top of one another.

Finally, if you are looking for a large cookware set, and a top-notch one at that, the All-Clad 60090 Copper Core 5-Ply Bonded Dishwasher-Safe Cookware Set is probably the right choice.

FAQ

Is All-Clad cookware any good?

All-Clad is an American company with a long-lasting reputation of making high-quality cookware. However, are they really that good or is it all just hype?

Our verdict – yes, their cookware is awesome! They offer a range of different collections of cookware.

Most of them feature a multi-layered bonded construction with combinations of stainless steel, aluminum, and copper, although they also make some hard anodized cookware. In any case, all of their pots and pans are well-made and durable.

Is All-Clad cookware safe?

Yes, All-clad cookware is completely safe to use. The majority of their pots and pans feature a stainless steel cooking surface which is completely non-reactive so there are no health risks.

On the other hand, they also make some non-stick pots and pans. The non-stick coating they use is PFOA-free and completely safe to use at temperatures up to 500 degrees Fahrenheit.

Is All-Clad cookware oven-safe?

Yes, All-Clad cookware is oven safe. Their stainless steel cookware is oven-safe up to 600 degrees Fahrenheit, including the lids. The hard anodized non-stick collections are oven-safe up to 500 degrees Fahrenheit.

Is All-Clad cookware dishwasher-safe?

Yes, All-Clad pots and pans are dishwasher-safe too. This is true both for stainless steel and hard anodized pieces with a non-stick coating. However, it is recommended to wash the non-stick pots and pans by hand in order to make them last longer.