All-Clad MC2 Covered Sauce Pans : With its deep, straight-sided shape, this pan does it all, from boiling eggs and heating soup to cooking vegetables and simmering complex sauces. The well-equipped kitchen needs at least two sizes to accommodate different tasks and quantities. MC2 blends the best of the legendary Master Chef original cookware with a redesigned contemporary look for a roomy sauce pan that warms, simmers and boils to superb perfection. The brushed aluminum exterior with pure aluminum core ensures quick and even heating. The 18/10 stainless-steel interior will not react with your food, leaving the pure taste you desire. Not recommended for dishwasher use. Product Features 3-ply bonded construction for a lifetime of use Brushed aluminum alloy exterior reflects style and practicality Pure aluminum core covers bottom of the pan and extends up the sides for greater heat conductivity Easy-to-clean 18/10 stainless-steel interior helps prevent foods from sticking Stainless-steel satin interior will not react with foods The rolled lip of the pan ensures drip-free transfer of contents Cookware maintains even heat distribution that prevents "hot spots" when cooking Signature stay-cool handles are cast from solid stainless-steel and designed for ergonomic comfort High-strength, non-corrosive stainless-steel rivets keep handles permanently secure, making cooking safer Suited for electric, gas, ceramic, and halogen cooktops Hand-washing recommended Lifetime warranty Bonded cookware handcrafted in the U.S.A., lids and components manufactured overseas. All-Clad Cookware Lifetime Warranty: 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.
I have 2 covered saucepans and 7 other pieces in the MC 2 line of All-Clad. I got the first piece over 10 years ago. I'm sure my cookware will out live me. My daughter is glad about that, too. I have the non-stick kind, but if you know how to take care of it, food won't stick to the regular cookware either. The trick is to never use detergent or soap to clean your cookware. As long as it has never touched the cookware food won't stick, but you have to start out with new cookware.
And I have TWO of this one. I would not by a whole matching set of saucepans in spite of how nicely that woudl make my pan drawer look because what works for a 1-quart may not work for a 3.5 quart pan. But after I used this one at a friend's house I did by both sizes because they are great to cook with.
We received this pan (3.5 qt) as a wedding gift 9 years ago, and I could not imagine not having this pan. It was our first All Clad item and it lives up to it's name. It's my go to pan for rice, small stews, making a quick stock or caramelizing onions. I only use wood or rubber spatulas/spoons and it looks as good as the day we received it!
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Review 6 for All-Clad MC2 Covered Sauce Pans
Lovely Pot But Not For Use On An Induction Cooktop
PostedJune 18, 2010
This pot looked terrific when I unpacked it. But as soon as I tried putting a magnet on the bottom of the pan I realized it has an aluminum base. As such, it won't work on an induction cooktop, so I returned it.
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Review 7 for All-Clad MC2 Covered Sauce Pans
PostedMarch 9, 2010
It's a tough, but beautiful pot that I use every day for soups, cereal, warming up food, etc. I found it surprisingly easy to clean, even the sticky cereal, about as good as no-stick, but I'd advise not to use metal spoons for stirring, which may scratch the interior. Liked it so much that I've sent the same pots to both of my daughters. The metal looks like spun silver on the outside, and the pan is made in the USA!
This covered sauce pan is the highest quality cookware I have ever used. The construction and materials are top-notch. The thick bottom and sides ensure even heat distribution. The heavy-duty handle with secure rivets provides a sturdy and heat resistant way to maneuver this well-built pan. The excellent stainless steel interior allows for easy cleaning, even if you manage to over brown or burn something. You can't go wrong with this pan.