|All-Clad Stainless 12-Inch Fry Pan
|List Price: $135.00
Our Price: $123.90
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Frying, browning, sauteing? If you tend to use your fry pan a lot, as most people do, doesn't it make sense to purchase one that will give you years of excellent service? All-Clad's three-ply stainless steel construction assures even heat distribution to prevent hot spots.
The bestseller among All-Clad's renowned cookware collections, the Stainless line provides serious and professional cooks all the virtues that make All-Clad's worldwide reputation unsurpassed. Key to its high performance is a three-ply, bonded construction. Sandwiched between layers of stainless steel is a thick core of pure aluminum that spreads heat evenly across the bottoms of pots and pans and all the way up the sides. The interior is highly polished 18/10 stainless steel, so it's stick-resistant as well as stain- and corrosion-resistant. The exterior is gleaming, magnetic stainless steel that works on induction as well as conventional stovetops, and, with care, remains beautiful during this cookware's lifetime warranty against defects--and beyond.
This classic, slope-sided fry pan makes clear why All-Clad's Stainless line is so popular. It's 12 inches in diameter and 2 inches deep, large enough for a professional kitchen but fully functional in a home where big meals are prepared. Its polished 18/10 stainless-steel handle is riveted to the pan for strength, grooved on the top and rounded on the bottom for comfort, and holed in the end for hanging on a hook or peg. The long handle stays cool on the stovetop but won't be harmed by an oven's highest heat. Although Stainless cookware is dishwasher-safe, hand washing is recommended. --Fred Brack
From the Manufacturer
All-Clad Stainless Construction
Each piece of All-Clad cookware features a unique metal bonding construction. All-Clad Stainless cookware sandwiches a thick core of three separate layers of aluminum between an easy-to-clean, highly polished 18/10 stainless-steel cooking surface and a magnetic stainless-steel exterior. The aluminum core retains heat and evenly distributes it along the bottom and up the sidewalls of the cookware. The stainless interior is stick-resistant and cleans easily. The magnetic stainless-steel exterior gives the cookware a gleaming finish. All-Clad Stainless also features the company¡¯s signature "stay-cool" long handles, lids fashioned from gleaming 18/10 stainless steel, and highly durable stainless-steel rivets. All-Clad Stainless cookware is one of five collections from All-Clad Metalcrafters. Designed to work on conventional gas and electric ranges, as well as induction cooktops, All-Clad Stainless cookware is the best-selling collection in a full line that includes All-Clad LTD, Cop-R-Chef, Master Chef 2, and Copper Core.
Features and Benefits
All-Clad pans with a stainless interior cooking surface are oven-safe up to 500 degrees. All-Clad pans with a non-stick cooking surface are oven-safe up to 400 degrees, but should not be used under the broiler. We recommend using a low to medium temperature when cooking with All-Clad. Higher heats are not necessary and may cause discoloration (see cleaning instructions below). Other features include:
- Beautifully polished, magnetic stainless exterior layer.
- Pure aluminum core that not only covers the bottom of the pan but also extends up the sides. This allows for great heat conductivity as well as an even heat distribution so you won¡¯t have "hot spots" when cooking.
- Stainless-steel interior layer/cooking surface.
- Long, polished stainless, stay-cool handles.
- Sturdy, non-corrosive stainless-steel rivets won't react with foods.
- Polished stainless-steel lids fit evenly with the pan¡¯s edges to seal in flavor of your foods.
- The All-Clad Stainless collection is compatible with an induction stovetop (with the exception of a few pieces) in addition to gas and electric stovetops.
- The Stainless collection is dishwasher-safe, excluding pieces with a nonstick cooking surface.
From date of purchase, All-Clad guarantees to repair or replace any item found defective in material, construction or workmanship under normal use and following care instructions. This excludes damage from misuse or abuse. Minor imperfections and slight color variations are normal.
For daily cleaning, warm soapy water is sufficient. Clean your All-Clad thoroughly after each use. Food films left of the pan may cause discoloration and sticking. To get rid of stuck-on food or discoloration and stains from using too high of a heat, we recommend cleaning your All-Clad with a product called Bar Keeper¡¯s Friend. To use the Bar Keeper¡¯s Friend, simply use a soft cloth or sponge and water and make into a soupy paste. This can be used on the interior, as well as the exterior of your All-Clad (excluding the Cop-R-Chef). The Bar Keeper¡¯s Friend can also be used on the exterior of the All-Clad Stainless collection, LTD collection, and MC2 collection. For cleaning of the Cop-R-Chef exterior, simply use a brass/copper cleaner. If your water has a high iron content, you may notice a rusty discoloration. Use Bar Keeper¡¯s Friend to remove it.
All-Clad Stainless Selection
In recent years, a professional-size 14-inch fry pan was added to the Stainless fry pan assortment, as well as several popular specialty pans, including: the small-size petite brasier with a dome-shaped lid; petite roti roasting pan; and the beautiful, large-capacity Dutch oven and French oven oval roasting pan with roasting rack. Both of these one-pot comfort food specialty pans comes with All-Clad¡¯s popular high dome-shaped lid. Other specialty pans include a larger brasier pan with domed-shape lid; a complete family of round-shaped saucier saucepans for versatile stove-top cooking; a flare-sided Windsor pan in two sizes, designed for reduction and the creation of rich sauces; and a contemporary "Soup for Two" 3-1/2-quart soup pot; casseroles; an open stir fry; a versatile wok-style chef¡¯s pan; and a "Pasta Pentola" 7-quart stockpot with colander insert and lid. All saucepans, casseroles, saut¨¦ pans, stock pots, and specialty items come with lids. Double boiler and steamer inserts, including the large steamer insert for 6-quart, 8-quart and 12-quart stockpots, are available as well. Stainless cookware sets are available in various sizes, from a starter 5-piece to a complete 10-piece set.
About All-Clad Metalcrafters
Based in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, All-Clad Metalcrafters markets premium quality cookware to department and specialty stores in the United States, along with premium All-Clad bonded bakeware, All-Clad All-Professional kitchen tools, and a growing assortment of kitchen accessories, including All-Clad¡¯s upscale tea kettle, measuring scoop set, stainless-steel mixing bowls, kitchen colanders, and 1-cup measuring cup. Featuring a unique metal bonding process, All-Clad cookware is used in many of the finest restaurants in America, and is sought by serious home cooks seeking all-professional cookware to enhance their cooking experience.
- Classic slope-sided, 12-inch, 2-inch-deep frying pan
- Three-ply: stainless-steel layers sandwich pure aluminum core for even heating
- Long, comfortable, stay-cool handle riveted for strength
- Dishwasher safe, but hand washing recommended
- Lifetime warranty against defects
- Great pan!
Yes, it's a REALLY big pan! A perfect cookware addition for the serious cook. Surprisingly, the pan isn't as heavy as I expected and is a manageable size. It will easily saute 6 to 8 chicken breasts at once without crowding and is perfect for large batches. It heats evenly and lives up to the All-Clad quality I expected. Easy cleanup, too! Highly recommended....more info
- A Fantastic All-Purpose Pan
After going with a non-stick version and having problems with that (not knowing the best way to use it), I exchanged it for the stainless version. This was a great decision. First, it showed me that All Clad does stick by its lifetime warranty. Second, because I learned that I don't need non-stick for everything and I found out the best way to use this type of cookware.
The 10-inch size is great for most everything. Every once in a while I could use a 12-inch version for more volume but not often. I use this guy for eggs, meat, stir fry and more. The pan heats really evenly and feels great in my hand. The handle does a great job of dispersing heat and staying cool, too. And, though it doesn't come with a lid, the large lid from the stock pot fits it well.
When things do stick, I don't worry about attacking it and scratching off the surface. I can use a scraper, sponge, or scouring pad without any problems. And it is safe in the dishwasher although I recommend handwashing as much as possible.
Some cooking tips I learned with this type of pan: Use a lower heat, not because you have to (like with non-stick), but because it heats so evenly, you often don't need that higher temperature. Also when you throw something in, whether you are using butter, oil, a spray, or nothing, let it sit and cook a bit before you try to move it around. Hamburger, for example, will adhere to the pan at first and if you try stirring it up right away, small pieces will be stuck and are more likely to burn. Rather, wait until it has a minute or two to cook on that side. The parts that adhere will cook, separate and lift away from the pan so you can stir it easier. And when you are done, if there is any food stuck to the pan, put some water in it and let it boil for a few minutes. This will help lift it off and make cleaning easier.
Again, a great pan, a great brand, and definitely worth the money since it will last you a lifetime with the warranty they give you....more info
- I am less than impressed
I am completely underwhelmed by the famous All-Clad fry pan. It's supposed to be 10-inches. In fact its working surface is less than 7 1/2-inches. It is also very shallow, with no depth to the sides. Finally, the edges are knife-sharp and it is only a matter of time until I slice myself open cleaning the damn thing. I prefer my Calphalon and Farber pans to this....more info
I just love this pan. I use this pan almost every night. It cleans up beautiful. I just purchased this for my son and his wife and they love it also. ...more info
- HOW TO COOK EGGS
OK. Here is how you cook eggs in a stainless steel pan.
1) Preheat the pan to 130 degrees F (takes about 90 seconds on HIGH on an electric top).
2) Set cook temp to medium-low to maintain that temp.
3) Add a small amount of oil or butter.
4) PRE-WARM THE EGGS! This is the secret. Cold eggs taken directly from the refrigerator will always stick. Either let them sit on the counter for 10 minutes. Or run them under hot water for 1 minute.
5) Crack the eggs into the pan. Let them cook 1 minute.
6) Slightly reduce heat and let them firmly "set" before flipping.
7) Flip with the flexible thin stainless steel spatula.
For those still having problems, do this. After adding the oil, sprinkle a very light layer of salt on the bottom of the pan with the oil. Technically the salt is not recommended long term, as heat + salt can corrode stainless steel. In my experience doing this on occassion helps the pan retain its seasoning and non-stick properties.
You have to keep stainless steel pans VERY clean to do non-stick cooking on them like eggs. Occasionally you are going to get a thin layer of food build-up which needs stainless steel pad scrubbing to remove.
Cooking eggs is no problem in stainless steel, just takes more patience than Teflon. The eggs taste MUCH better on stainless steel than Teflon.
You need a good HEAVY pan with an aluminum core like this All-Clad to get good heat management. Light weight pans don't have the heat capacity and when those cold foods/eggs hit the pan, they will stick.
Good luck!...more info
- Beautiful pan
" I love the All-Clad brand and ordered the 12" fry pan after seeing the review on Cook's Illustrated podcast. The order/shipping processes were easy and expedient. The pan is a great size for most anything; it cooks and cleans well, and looks good hanging on the rack. Money well spent for a pan that will last a lifetime....more info
- Nothing better
I can't say enough great things about All Clad! It is by far the BEST! It makes me want to cook and trust me, that is saying alot..LOL! Even boiling water is a joy now =)
Over the last couple years we've been able to clear out all of our old crappy pots and pans and replace them w/ All Clad. We have several pcs that we use all the time.
A really great investment!...more info
- Fry the best egg ever!
This 8" pan is quite tiny. I have not found many things I can use it for. However, since it is an All-Clad, it has even heating and it does fry the best egg, and grill a very tasty grilled cheese sandwich!...more info
- It Doesn't Get Much Better
I've only had this pan for about two weeks but it's getting a workout almost daily. My current cooktop is a glasstop resistance type (I know - but gas wouldn't work for this installation!) and all my All Clad stainless pans work just great. I cook eggs, french toast, hash browns, etc... at breakfast and hamburgers or stir fry at night. I usually clean the pan - a quick rinse, a little dish soap on a rag, a rinse and dry (takes less than a minute) - before we eat and it's spic and span ready for its next use. Occassionally I'll do a quick once over using Barkeepers Friend - I love the way the cookware looks afterward....more info
- All-Clad is the best!!!
After hearing a lot of bad things about non-stick cookware, I decided that it was time to change my cookware. After extensive research on the internet, I went with All-Clad stainless. This is my first All-Clad pan. I love it. The quality is excellent. The food browns evenly. It is easy to clean. I am adding more All-Clad to my collection....more info
- Great pans
I bought both the 8 and the 10-inch fry pans. I'm sold on All-Clad Stainless pans. I've used non-stick pans before to avoid messy clean up but the non-stick didn't perform that well. The All-Clad does an outstanding job on anything I cook and the clean up is a snap--just as easy as the non-stick. I'm in the process of replacing all my pans with All-Clad Stainless....more info
- Gread addition or starter
My wife and I received this as a gift to add to our 10" and 12" copper core pans. At first we did not think we would find much of a use for it. However, as we often have both of us and our two teenage boys all in the kitchen at the same time during a meal prep, we have found several uses for it. We sear or sweat some ingredients prior to adding them to a larger recipe.
If you already have parts of an All-Clad collection this will complement nicely. If you do not have any All-Clad this may be a good place to start....more info
- Do you like to waste money?
Calphalon Tri-Ply Stainless 12-Inch Omelet Pan is just as good, However, it is not rated no. 1 by Martha or America's Test Kitchen. I spent $75 on the Calphalon and it is the best pan I've ever enjoyed. My sister in law has the All-Clad, she regrets spending too much after trying mine. I don't put it through the dishwasher, and eggs don't stick if you cook on med.-low....more info
- Youyll Use This Often
This pan gets a frequent morning workout at our house; it's perfect for making (for example) eggs with a side of tofu sausage. Probably one of the most useful pans, you'll find many other uses for it. I've been very pleased by the sturdy construction and the appropriately heavy weight that distributes heat evenly. The long handle stays cool to the touch. In addition, the pan cleans exceptionally easily, saving time and energy....more info
- Fantastic Pan
Remember that Queen song, "I'm in love with my car?" Well, I love my All-Clad pans. Food browns perfectly, deglazes easily and just makes cooking a dream. They clean up easily with a soak and a soft brush. If you are registering for a wedding or another occasion, definitely pop this one on your list. ...more info
- Production saute pan.
A versatile saute pan that handles most small jobs easily, heats and distributes heat well and is light enough to facilitate one-handed flipping of contents. We often use three or four at a time.
- Best Pan i've ever owned
I bought this pan for a christmas present for my husband. he loves to cook. I find myself using it alot also. It's so nice to cook with. I bought the cover separately but now wonder if I should have. I don't think I'll be using the cover much since it's a frying pan. Just something to think about. But the pan is outstanding!!!!...more info
- Pricey, but worth it.
Sometimes you want a regular surface pan instead of a non-stick surface. When you're frying steaks, for example, or browning chicken breasts. The goal is to produce fond, so you can make a flavorful pan sauce. Even heating means no hot spots. This is a kitchen essential. Buy this, and you'll never need to buy another 12-inch steel frying pan again. ...more info
- As fry pans go, this is the gold standard.
I had a nice round $100 gift certificate to blow on Amazon, courtesy of the nice folks who raised me on tasty eats. What better way than to reward and encourage my own culinary efforts with the best damn fry pan available to man. Sometimes, you just have to go for top shelf, ya know?
This joint had the best price around, on or off site. They delivered it fast too--apparently whirling into action as soon as I'd hit the "buy it" button. I received it well-packaged and just in time to try out on some breakfasty type scramble.
Voila! I would definitely buy from these folks again. The next time I get a little spending money thrown my way. Thanks M & D!...more info
- Best pan ever!
This pan is great! cooks quick,browns food beautifuly. Use the Bar Keeper's Friend for clean up.It works well. This pan is A+++!...more info
- Wish I could afford the whole collection!
I have wanted this pan for a long, long time, and I was finally able to get it. All I can say is that I wish I had bought it before. It's an amazing pan, food cooks evenly, nothing sticks, washes easily --- I'm happy to have it and strongly recommend it. A worthwhile investment!...more info
- Great pan and a great way to cook
This pan and an All-Clad saucepan were big splurges for me. I have not cooked in another brand of stainless cookware and did look at several other brands. That said, I have not questioned my buying decision once.
The keys for me have been "hot pan, cold oil (fat)", not being too chintzy with the fat, and letting the food get a good amount of caramelization before touching it. Not that that's rocket science, it's just such a treat to find cooking in stainless so easy. About the amount of fat, 1 Tbsp butter was sufficient for an omelet which didn't stick; but otherwise, I've actually been surprised at how little fat I could use--it just isn't like a getting by with little to no fat in a nonstick pan.
This pan is the perfect size for my family of two. It's easy to handle and fits on my stove burners well, so even if I was fixing more food I'd have a hard time switching from this size pan. It's an acceptable size for smaller meals like a two-egg omelet.
I wash the pan in the dishwasher and use Barkeepers Friend to get rid of any discoloration....more info