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Old 11-20-2006, 02:01 PM   #11
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copper is wonderful ... conducts heat the best, and cools quickly for those sensitive recipes that are done now. However, sandwhiching it between layers of other metal basically does little good. Your best clad pans out there are All Clad (any style but he stainless can be dishwashered and is induction ready too) CIA Masterchef Series, and duBuyer. Other triply clad pans are very good and there are certainly fine products from other companies. But steer clear of the made in China product. Get the USA or European made...better overal quality and performance.

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Old 12-08-2006, 09:11 AM   #12
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I have electric cooktop and I'm very happy with All Clad cookware. Just make sure you don't turn on the burner to all the way up. I find the best setting is between 7 and 8.

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Old 12-08-2006, 10:53 AM   #13
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As a little twist to the subject I am very happy with my collection of Calphalon One pans which is an anodized aluminum pan. I use them almost daily and after a year they have held up wonderfully. I get excellent searing of meats, they sautee vegetables nicely do not get hot spots and clean up very well. It took me a while to piece my set together but through EBAY, TJ Maxx and Marshall's I was able to put together a 6 pan set with lids, and pasta insert for about $275.00

12 inch saute
10 inch saute
3.5 quart sauce w/ lid
5 quart sauce w/ lid
8 quart stock w/ lid and pasta insert
8.5 quart Dutch oven

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Old 12-08-2006, 11:58 AM   #14
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I`m totaly with Andy.M here also.

Copper is the Second best conductor of all the metalic elements (Silver being First), Alu comes in at 4`th place after following Gold.

and if you budget extends to buying Silver core instead, you`ve either got more money than sense, or a job I wouldn`t mind a little action of :)

Katherine Snow. xx
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