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Old 01-05-2009, 05:51 PM   #1
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Smile Allclad stainless or All Clad LTD?

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I'm wondering if I should get the All-Clad LTD fry pan or just the regular All-Clad Stainless? I'm so confused. They have some sales out there right now and I want to get the right one. I'm pretty sure I'm going with All-Clad. Any recomendations? And, Thanks for any suggestions you might have! I'm new to this site and it looks like a good one!

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Old 01-05-2009, 05:55 PM   #2
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Welcome! I'm not an expert but I like the stainless...
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Old 01-05-2009, 05:59 PM   #3
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Thanks Glorie for your idea. I guess I'm also confused as to what is the difference and why LTD is more expensive. Do you know this info?
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Old 01-05-2009, 06:02 PM   #4
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I have been doing some research on google as to what the difference is and I guess I wanted to know what people out there really felt about these products and if any of you are using these different All-Clad products. Thanks again!
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Old 01-05-2009, 06:14 PM   #5
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I see you're from St Louis! I have family there!
But back to the pans, did you find out what the LTD is? I know some have an extra layer on the bottom
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Old 01-05-2009, 06:16 PM   #6
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All-Clad has several lines of fully clad cookware. The primary difference is in the exterior surface material or, in some cases the inner core material. The interior cooking surface is the same for all (excluding non-stick).

I chose the SS for ease of care and price. It is the only line that is dishwasher safe.

Check out the All-Clad site
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Old 01-05-2009, 06:39 PM   #7
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The differences are basically aesthetics. Both pans will cook the same. Which do you like the looks of better? Either way, you will not go wrong.
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Thanks to all who replied to my post! It helped very much. I feel more comfy knowing I'm getting a good quality pan. And to Glorie, yes, good ole STL! I live in Richmond Heights. I think I will go for the SS as it is more affordable and still has a lifetime warranty. Thanks again!
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Old 01-05-2009, 07:32 PM   #9
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LTD goes through the additional manufacturing step of a hard anodizing bath that probably accounts for higher price.

One other thing to consider when purchasing All Clad is the fact that only stainless steel will work on an induction cook top.

Induction is becoming more available every year and users give it very high marks for speed and control. It is also 90% efficient vs. 30% for a gas flame so nearly all of the energy goes into your food and not your kitchen.
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Old 01-05-2009, 08:29 PM   #10
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If I didn't have my mom's old circa 1951 heavy duty copper bottomed Revereware set, I would buy either the all clad stainless steel or the copper core. One can put the copper core in the dishwasher, too. I have a few odd pieces of the stainless that were given as gifts and I love them! I think either set would make you very happy.
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