Ever since I discovered the joy of cooking almost eight years ago, I have been constantly on the hunt for the best cooking tools and utensils I can use in the kitchen. As an amateur cook, which I am still by the way, I didn’t want to settle for anything less than I know I can get. The first few years in the kitchen was more of trial and error not only in cooking but also in selecting cooking equipments. Needless to say, with experience I learned.
For a kitchen to fully function, one has to have cooking pots and pans. I sure did, and bought a set of Calphalon non stick pots and pans. I say, set because I thought that was the best way to go. Till three years ago when I decided it was time to discard my non stick pots and pans. I’ve heard about the growing concern about cancerous materials on non stick pans many years ago, but I was not willing to switch because of issues with care and cleaning if I switched to stainless pans and pots.
I must say, I’m glad I switched. This time to All-Clad. I can’t even begin to tell you how I love these cookware. This time, I didn’t buy a set. I buy the pieces that I know I use often and sizes I can’t live without. From wok to saute pan, I have them in sizes that I use on a day to day basis. I like the idea that it’s all stainless and that cancerous material issue is no longer an issue. The three ply bonded construction of the pots and pans makes it a lot more durable, and the stainless interior won’t react with food even if heated at high temperature. Oh, and the stainless exterior is magnetic which is perfect and the stay-cool handles lets me hold the pots without using mitts. And the clean up? It’s so easy! It’s as easy as the care and cleaning of non sticks, the only difference is All-Clad can be washed in the dishwasher.
It’s definitely worth every penny, I know it’s heirloom quality. Whatever pieces I have will definitely last me a lifetime.