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All-Clad D5 Brushed Frying Pan | Improved, and More Expensive Too

All-Clad D5 Brushed Frying Pan Review

The All-Clad classic tri-ply stainless steel collection has been the benchmarks for stainless steel cookware for the past decade. The All-Clad D5 Stainless Steel collection improves upon and addresses some of the concerns from the classic tri-ply collection.

Made in the U.S.A., the All-Clad D5 Brushed stainless steel frying pan delivers even heat distribution and stability with the 5-ply construction from edge to edge. Suitable to use on all stovetops, oven and under the grill, this D5 fry pan comes with an improved handle and pouring edge, which address the most common concerns from the tri-ply collection.


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  • 5 layers of materials from rim to rime make it great for heat distribution and lessen hot spots.
  • Pouring rime allows for pouring.
  • Longer and more comfortable handle than the tri-ply collection. 
  • Can be used on any stovetop, in the oven or under the grill. 
  • Lifetime warranty.
  • Good weight with a very solid construction quality overall.



  • Slow to heat:  With the extra layer of stainless steel, which is a poor conductor of heat, the D5 frying pan seems to heat up slower compared to the All-Clad tri-ply frying pan. Although the difference isn’t significant, it is something to be aware of.
  • Riveted handle: Rivet handle is a common feature among most high quality cookware; however, it does make cleaning tricky and it’s prone to accumulate dirt and build-ups.
  • The handle feels better than the tri-ply collection but somehow it’s still missing something and can be improved upon.


Is the All-Clad D5 worth the extra cost?

There are 2 more All-Clad collections that you could consider: All-Clad Tri-Ply Stainless Steel (SS) and All-Clad Copper Core. Both collections produce a very good frying pan as well.

The SS fry pan has 2 universal complaints: 1) uncomfortable handle and 2) lack of a pouring rim. If you aren’t concerned with those 2 things, the All Clad tri-ply frying pan is a better buy, given the lower price.

The All-Clad Copper Core frying pan is actually a fantastic piece of cookware, but just not for the price. If you were going to purchase copper core cookware, you might as well buy full copper cookware like the Mauviel M250 fry pan.


Last update on 2021-02-08 / This post contains affiliate links. As an Amazon Associate, we earn from qualifying purchases / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

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My name is Jennifer Baron and I have a love and passion for cooking fresh, home-style, clean, healthy and nutritious recipes for 30 years. I’ve worked in the food industry since I was 16 years old

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