Emeril All-Clad Pro-Clad Stainless Steel Cookware

Emeril All-Clad Pro-Clad Stainless Steel Cookware


Everyone wishes they could own a set of professional stainless steel cookware, but you know how expensive that can be.  Chef Emeril Lagasse partnered with All-Clad Cookware, the leading manufacturer of professional cookware, to create his signature 12 piece Emeril All-Clad Pro-Clad Stainless Steel Cookware, which is the way to own this professional quality cookware without breaking the bank.

In this review you will learn what triple ply stainless steel cookware, referred to as Tri-Ply is, how it is made, whay makes it superior to the cheaper line of Emerilware stainless steel cookware (with the copper bottom), and how Emeril Cookware can offer this professional quality cookware at a price every aspiring home cook can afford?



Emeril All-Clad Pro-Clad Stainless Steel Cookware


This professional quality Tri-Ply stainless steel cookware starts with a thick aluminum core that is sandwiched between two pieces of high quality stainless steel to ensure even heating and beautiful looks.

Stainless steel on its own, while beautiful to look at, is a poor conductor of heat and tends to heat unevenly having cold and hot spots that make cooking food correctly impossible.

Aluminum is a soft metal and an efficient conductor of heat, but too soft to be used to make cookware.  Combining the hard, scratch and stain resistant outer stainless steel shell and an aluminum core results in one the best types of cooking surfaces.  The bottom and sides heat evenly to cook food perfectly, and the hard stainless steel shell can resist stains, won’t scratch even with metal utensils, won’t absorb smells and looks beautiful and shiny in any kitchen.

The bottom is magnetized to be used on an induction stove top, in addition to gas and electric stoves.


What Comes with the Emeril All-Clad Pro-Clad 12 Piece Set?

  • 8″ Frying pan
  • 10″ Frying pan
  • 1.5 Qt. sauce pan with lid
  • 2.5 Qt. sauce pan with lid
  • 3 Qt. sauté pan with lid
  • 6 Qt. dutch oven stock pot with lid
  • Steamer Insert / Colander
  • Universal splatter screen


Don’t Confuse Emeril Pro-Clad with the entry level Emeril Chef’s Stainless Steel Cookware line.


Emeril Cookware offers an entry level Emeril Chef’s Stainless Steel Cookware line, which you can see below, that has a copper base with the model numbers E937SA64 or E934SA64, and just says Emeril on the handle.

While, the premium Emeril All-Clad Pro-Clad above, which is made by All-Clad has a solid stainless steel shell and Emeril “Pro-Clad” on the handle.



Be aware this is not the premium Emeril Cookware Pro-Clad stainless steel cookware line, and the complaints I have read about the metal base separating from the pan are for the budget Emeril Chef’s Stainless Steel Cookware line and not the Pro-Clad cookware, which is a tri-ply construction of an aluminum core bonded between two solid pieces of stainless steel.  Emeril Pro-Clad is the premium line of stainless steel cookware and does not have a copper base.


Benefits of Pro-Clad Stainless Steel Cookware


Emeril Pro-Clad

  • Bonded tri-ply stainless/aluminum/stainless cookware for optimum heat conductivity and cooking performance.
  • Beautiful stainless steel surface that allows you to cook like a professional chef.
  • Pro-Clad is suitable for use with gas, electric, ceramic glass, or induction stove tops.
  • Tapered rim for spill-resistant pouring
  • Tempered glass lids
  • Ergonomically designed handle to prevent hand strain and is attached with stainless steel rivets that prevent the handles from coming loose.
  • Dishwasher safe
  • Lifetime Warranty

What Does Induction-Ready Mean?

induction cooking

Induction burners use a magnetic field to create heat, rather than electricity or gas.  The burner gets hot when an induction pan is placed on the burner, and is cool to the touch when the pan is removed.  This type of cooking surface saves energy, and prevents burns.  This is so important in professional kitchens, when little hands get near a hot burner in the home.

Tapered Edges to Prevent Spills


The Emeril Pro-Clad Stainless Steel Cookware includes the signature tapered edge standard with all stainless steel cookware made by All-Clad, that prevents spills when pouring hot liquids from the pan.  This is especially important to prevent burns when pouring hot liquids, or preventing a fire if pouring off hot liquified fat.


Ergonomic Stay Cool Handles are Riveting On

While some cheaper stainless steel cookware affixes the handles to the cookware with screws that can come loose or even fall off, the handles on the Emerilware by All Clad are riveted on and will never come loose.  The handles are designed to be ergonomically balanced for your hands for easy use, and to prevent hand or wrist injury, and are heat resistant to prevent burns.


Tempered Glass Lids

Emerilware stainless steel cookware available at Amazon.com comes with beautiful tempered glass lids, so you can monitor cooking without having to open the lids to check the status of the food.  This is important when cooking food like rice that can be ruined if the steam escapes, or to prevent boiling liquid from splattering on the stove top or on you.  Glass lids can be used up to 350°While  Emerilware is oven-safe, lids should not be placed in the ovenLids are dishwasher safe.


Is It Oven Safe?

The Emeril Cookware Pro-Clad Stainless Steel Cookware available at Amazon.com is oven safe to 550° Fahrenheit.  The lids are safe up to 350° F, so it is recommended that the lids only be used when cooking on the stove top.  If the recipe says to cover the dish while cooking in the oven, use aluminum foil instead to prevent damage to the lids.


Dishwasher Safe

The Emeril Pro-Clad stainless steel cookware and tempered glass lids are dishwasher safe.


Limited Lifetime Warranty

All-Clad offers a Lifetime Warranty for all their cookware, including the Emeril Cookware Pro-Clad Stainless Steel Cookware.


Drawbacks of the Emeril Cookware

Any legitimate product review should include negatives of a product.  I will admit I was not able to find too many negatives for this stainless steel cookware.

The biggest drawback I found was that, while the Emeril Pro-Clad line is designed by All-Clad metallurgists, this stainless steel cookware line is not manufactured in the US as their professional cookware line is.

In their defense, All-Clad states they strictly monitor the manufacturing process to ensure it meets All-Clad exacting manufacturing standards.  This is to keep the cost of the Emeril Cookware affordable for all budgets.


Update on Emeril All-Clad Pro-Clad Stainless Steel Cookware


The Emeril All-Clad Pro-Clad Stainless Steel Cookware line has been discontinued.

If you are looking for a high quality and affordable Tri-Ply stainless steel cookware set that offers:

  • the same quality triple ply stainless steel construction as Emeril Pro-Clad
  • riveted on handles
  • Ergonomic handles and tapered edges to prevent drips
  • Induction ready
  • Easy to clean and affordable


The-Cookingpot.com recommends the following Tri-Ply stainless steel cookware sets:



Ken Weiss

Ken Weiss is a blogger and stay at home dad.He is the founder of the-cookingpot.com, a cooking blog for stay at home dads, that offers cookware reviews, easy recipes and tips on how to make money with a blog.


  1. Jonth October 27, 2015 at 11:37 PM - Reply

    I got recently engaged and this is a great idea, I´ll also choose All Clad cookware, I´m no chef but I do cook and I´m looking forward to learn a bit more, also this cookware looks elegant and long lasting. Thanks.

  2. Sharon M. August 24, 2014 at 2:33 PM - Reply

    I just rec’d the Emeril All Clad 3 qt stainless steel pan w/glass lid. A hefty pan indeed. Question: Should the lid be loose? Mine is and I want to be sure that it is not a defect. I ordered mine from Amazon. I wanted to have a pan that I use a lot be “teflon” free. Thanks for the great information.
    Sharon M.

    • Ken August 25, 2014 at 10:54 AM - Reply

      Hi Sharon,

      Thanks for your comment and I am glad you liked the information on Emeril Pro-Clad Stainless Steel cookware.

      To answer your question, I am not sure what you mean by loose fitting since these lids generally do not make a really tight seal, but should not slosh around on the pot. I checked the lids on my pans before responding to your comment, and they do move around a little. They are definitely not as tight fitting as with cast iron pots, that’s for sure. If the pans don’t have a steam release hole, they are sometimes a little loose to allow steam to escape so they don’t make a mess on your stove. Since you bought the pan at Amazon, they have an easy return policy if you are not totally happy.

      Are you looking for an affordable stainless steel pot or a good Teflon (PFOA) free 3 qt pot? nIf you want a PFOA free non stick pan, check out my review of STONELINE cookware. They make a nice 2.1 qt, 2.6 qt and a large 4.8 qt pot with tight fitting lids. http://the-cookingpot.com/stoneline-non-stick-cookware-review/

      If you really like stainless steel cookware, I sell a lot of Rachael Ray Hard Anodized Cookwareto rave reviews. This cookware is hard like stainless steel, and has a Teflon-free non-stick surface to prevent food from sticking. This cookware is affordable and popular in professional kitchens.

      I hope this helps, and please let me know if I can make any suggestions based on your budget and cooking needs.



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    • Ken July 28, 2014 at 4:52 PM - Reply

      I always appreciate unbiased kitchen product reviews.

  4. greg.greenwald June 25, 2014 at 9:31 AM - Reply

    Hey Ken,

    I found your review to both be educational and spot on! I enjoyed the information and learned something new about induction cooking I have not heard before. I really like that non-heating handle in the cookware. This will definitely help me in the future with my own reviews!

    • Ken July 1, 2014 at 11:00 AM - Reply

      Hey Greg, thanks for stopping by. I am glad you liked my post and found it informative and useful.


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  6. Ed Wilson March 2, 2014 at 7:28 AM - Reply

    There seems to be a lot of confusion about 18/10 versus 18/0 stainless steel. I am a metallurgist and thought perhaps I could clear this up. 18/10 has nothing to do with the thickness of the steel. It has 18% chrome and 10% nickel. This makes it very stain resistant but it’s nonmagnetic. If you want to cook on an induction stovetop you must have something magnetic in the construction to transform the electrical magnetic energy into heat. The 18/0 steel is magnetic enough for induction heating. Therefore the heat transfer goes to the outer layer of steel and then is then spread through the pot by the nonmagnetic aluminum layer in the all clad construction. It is true that the 18/0 steel is a little cheaper but that is not why it is used. 18/10 is used for the interior of the pot since that needs to be most nonreactive with foods and easiest to clean. I hope this helps your readers understand why a quality pot would be made with slightly cheaper materials.

    • Ken March 3, 2014 at 12:07 PM - Reply

      Ed, great comment. Actually, now with the focus on induction cooking, some cookware manufacturers are moving away from noting “18/10 stainless” which indicates high quality stainless of 18% chrome and 10% nickel that resists staining. Induction ready stainless steel has a magnetic bottom, which changes the make up of the stainless steel and technically can’t be called 18/10 stainless. The 18/10 version of stainless steel generally is not induction capable. I will update the pot with this information. Regards, Ken

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