All-Clad 700508 MC2 Professional Master Chef 2 Stainless Steel Tri-Ply Bonded Oven Safe PFOA Free Cookware Set, 10-Piece, Silver Review

All-Clad 700508 MC2 Professional Master Chef 2 Stainless Steel Tri-Ply Bonded Oven Safe PFOA Free Cookware Set, 10-Piece, Silver

All-Clad 700508 MC2 Professional Master Chef 2 Stainless Steel Tri-Ply Bonded Oven Safe PFOA Free Cookware Set, 10-Piece, Silver
@ Providing an array of everyday essentials, the All-Clad MC2 700508 10-piece stainless-steel cookware set includes 8 inch and 10 inch fry pans, 1.5 quart and 3.5 quart covered sauce pans, a 3 quart covered sauté pan, and an 8 quart covered stockpot. The 3-ply bonded cookware’s thick-gauge aluminum core pulls in heat quickly, while its 18/10 stainless-steel interior, with a highly polished starburst finish, ensures even heat distribution across the entire cooking surface. The cookware’s stainless-steel interior also offers natural stick resistance, letting you know when food is ready to release, and it won’t react with food, so there’s no risk of food picking up a metallic taste. Made in the USA, MC2 cookware has a brushed-aluminum e

  • 10-piece cookware set includes 8-Inch and 10 inch fry pans, 1.5-Quart and 3.5-Quart sauce pans with lids, 3-Quart sauté pan with lid, and 8-Quart stockpot with lid
  • 3-ply bonded design for fast, even heating throughout and easy cleanup; includes stainless-steel interior, aluminum core, and brushed aluminum exterior
  • Stainless-steel handles contoured to cater to a chef’s underhand grip and permanently secured with stainless-steel rivets
  • Capacity etched on base; flat stainless-steel lids trap in heat and moisture
  • Oven-safe up to 600 degrees F; limited lifetime warranty; made in the USA

List Price: $ 449.95

Price: $ 449.95

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  1. David Kasabian says
    38 of 38 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    The best-performing, most practical pots and pans money can buy., May 13, 2015
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    David Kasabian
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    This review is from: All-Clad 700508 MC2 Professional Master Chef 2 Stainless Steel Tri-Ply Bonded Oven Safe PFOA Free Cookware Set, 10-Piece, Silver (Kitchen)
    I’ve had several All-Clad Master Chefs pans since before Amazon existed, back when I was just a food enthusiast. I since went on to train to be a professional chef and found the same Master Chef pans that I used at home in restaurant kitchens everywhere. And the reasons are simple: these pans are indestructible, high performance, no fuss cookware that you can scorch on the stove top, forget in a hot oven, drop onto concrete, abuse with steel cooking tools, and they just keep going. Forever! Two of my pans are nearly thirty years old and cook and clean up like the day I bought them.

    They are not the prettiest pans you can buy – the brushed aluminum on the outside scratches and takes on a dull metallic patina over time. However, a minute of scouring with Scotchbrite or Softscrub cleans up the scratches and gets back to shiny bare metal. The lids – which are simply designed and equally durable – do get hot, as reported, but that’s what they make pot holders and side towels for.

    BTW, Master Chef is the original All-Clad pan, predating the fancy stainless and copper clad models you find in most department stores. The copper clad ones are very good to cook with but are also very expensive. The stainless clad ones are prettier to look at (and also more expensive than Master Chef) but do not cook as well because stainless does not conduct heat as well as the aluminum clad on the Master Chef models. Master Chef pans heat evenly and rapidly and hold heat well so foods brown better without burning.

    My opinion, but All-Clad no-stick pans are less of a good value because you’re paying for an extremely good and highly durable metal pan with a coating that will – unavoidably – scratch and wear out. I have a such a 10″ All-Clad no-stick frying pan sitting on a shelf in the basement. It’s useless but I can’t stand to throw out a pan I paid $125 for.

    If you are at all serious about cooking, my suggestion is to strongly consider spending the equivalent of a modest car payment and get a set of Master Chef pans that you will enjoy using every time you cook for the rest of life. And be sure to provide for them in your will for the next generation to cook with.

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  2. Vincent E. Martin says
    78 of 89 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    When You Really Get Serious About Cooking, December 7, 2010
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    Vincent E. Martin (Aurora, IL United States) –
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    Bottom-Line: If you are ready to step up to real no-nonsense cookware, make it All-Clad MC2 Cookware.

    I do most of the cooking in my household. I enjoy cooking, it relaxes me and I like to experiment with different ingredients, spices and dishes. Sometimes my dishes turn out the way they were supposed to, sometimes not. Heretofore, I have used a Calphalon Nonstick Cookware Set, but its pieces have started to scratch and peel, much to my chagrin.

    So I started looking for a set to grace my kitchen. I decided this time to pay real coin for a long lasting (American made) cookware set so I started casting around for a stainless steel set and decide upon All-Clad, namely the “MC2 Master Chef (2) 10-Piece Cookware Set,” which I purchased from MetroKitchen for a tidy sum.

    About the Cookware

    All-Clad Metalcrafters, I learned during my research, is an American cookware company based in Southwestern Pennsylvania. The “MC2 Master Chef (2) 10-Piece Cookware Set” is made of a brushed aluminum exterior and stainless steel interior finish; non-stick need not apply!

    The Set

    Be forewarned, this is expensive cookware. My set cost $574.95 and that was on sale. The set consists of the following:

    (1) 8″ Fry Pan
    (1) 10″ Fry Pan
    (1) 2-quart Saucier w/Lid
    (1) 3 1/2-quart sauce pan w/Lid
    (1) 3-quart Sauté pan w/Lid
    (1) 8-quart Stock Pot w/Lid
    (1) 5.5-quart Cast Aluminum Dutch Oven (free gift)

    The set is designed with stay-cool handles for easy maneuvering. I have found that while the handles stay much cooler then other cookware I have used, if the pot has been cooking for a while the handle will get semi warm which might prove uncomfortable for some.
    The lids are made of stainless steel and surprise, surprise; the medal handle does get hot even after extended cooking and or simmering.

    The pots and pans come with a lifetime warranty, but there is an extensive list of do’s and don’ts that must be honored to keep the warranty in effect. The biggest has to do with the dishwasher: do not put them in there or the warranty is voided.

    Another big no-no is non-stick cooking stray, it leave a film which over time can affect the way the pots, pans, and skillets cook. Now I use light olive oil–just enough to cover the bottom of the pan, especially when it comes to browning and searing meats. And I have found that I get much better results, then with cooking sprays.

    My Viewpoint

    My new “MC2 Master Chef (2) 10-Piece Cookware Set” is about what I expected: very nice! The 10-piece set is, hands down, without a doubt the best set of cookware I have ever owned. Yes there was an initial period of adjustment when I had to gauge the best gas settings to use with which foods, but that is true of any cookware. I am now used to the way the cookware, well cooks, and I couldn’t be happier with the results. Inside the packaging there are helpful hints so that you can get the most out of the cookware; I highly recommend reading it closely.

    Calphalon has a fan for life before it cookware started to unravel, peel, and scratch! Now I have moved on to what I hope is a much better set that will last much, much, longer. If you are ready to step up to real no-nonsense cookware, make it “All-Clad MC2 Master Chef (2).” Yes, it’s expensive, but the best things in life never come without a price, in this case a hefty one. This is one I am willing to pay. Now that I have turned to “All-Clad MC2 Master Chef (2)” hopefully I will never have to go back.

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