In the last few years, the All-Clad original tri-ply stainless steel collection was the standard for stainless steel cooking utensils. The classic collection had some issues that a new improved collection of All-Clad D5 Stainless Steel successfully solves.
The American-made All-Clad D5 Brushed stainless steel frying pan boasts a five-ply design from rim to rime making it possible to distribute heat uniformly. You can use the D5 frying pan on any kitchen stoves, in the oven, and under the grill. It goes with an enhanced pouring edge and a handle solving the most widespread problems of the classic line.
- 5 layers of materials from rim to rime make it great for heat distribution and lessen hot spots.
- Pouring lips for convenient pouring.
- Suitable for any kitchen stoves, ovens, and grills.
- Longer and more convenient handle than the tri-ply line.
- A combination of optimal weight and strong design.
- Lifetime warranty.
- It takes more time to heat: as distinct from the All-Clad tri-ply fry pan, the D5 heats up slower because of the additional layer of stainless steel, which conducts heat poorly. The difference is slight but you still should know it.
- Riveted handle: good quality cooking utensils often come with these handles, still, they make cleaning more difficult as dirt accumulates around the rivets.
- Despite the handle is more convenient than that of the previous collection but there’s still something lacking and it can be enhanced.
Is the All-Clad D5 worth the extra cost?
To answer the question you need to take into account the other two All-Clad collections: All-Clad Tri-Ply Stainless Steel (SS) and All-Clad Copper Core. Both collections produce a very good frying pan as well.
There are two common problems with the SS frying pan: 1) uncomfortable handle and 2) lack of a pouring rim. If you don’t mind about it, it’s better to purchase the cheaper All Clad tri-ply frying pan.
The All-Clad Copper Core frying pan is actually a fantastic piece of cookware, but just not for the price. If you decide to gather a collection of copper core cookware, pay attention to the full copper Mauviel M250 fry pan.
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