Emeril Pro-Clad Stainless Steel Cookware

Emeril Pro-Clad Stainless Steel Cookware

Stainless Steel Cookware

 

Most celebrity chefs sell home cookware with their name on it these days.  It is assumed that if the chef puts his or her name on the cookware it is the best stainless steel cookware.  In researching cookware from various celebrity chefs, I found it was sometimes difficult to determine the company that manufactured the cookware, the quality of the materials used and manufacturing practices to determine if they were really the best quality cookware.  One exception  is the Emerilware cookware from famed chef Emeril Lagasse.  Chef Lagasse proudly displays his name on the Emeril Pro-Clad 12 piece Stainless Steel cookware made by All-Clad, which is one of the best stainless steel cookware manufacturers for home cooks and professional chefs alike.

Emeril Cookware by All-Clad

As a stay at home dad who cooks all the meals for my family, I have used various pieces of the Emil cookware line made by All-Clad, including stainless steel cookware and the Emeril Cookware cast iron grill/griddle.  They are made of the highest quality materials and are made to last for years.  This may be the only stainless steel cookware set you will ever buy.  I am writing this Emeril Cookware Pro-Clad Stainless Steel Cookware Review, based on my experience using Emril Cookware from All-Clad in my home kitchen to educate other stay-at-home dads and home cooks on the features and benefits of Emeril Pro-Clad Stainless Steel Cookware.

Who Makes the Emeril Cookware Pro-Clad Stainless Steel Cookware ?

You may be asking yourself what is the Emeril Pro-Clad Cookware from All-Clad?  Rather than having unknown manufacturers make the cookware and put the chefs name on it as many celebrity chefs do today, Chef Emeril Lagasse partnered with All-Clad to develop his triple layer Emeril Pro-Clad Stainless Steel Cookware so you can cook like a professional chef.  This high quality stainless steel cookware has a thick aluminum core between two layers of stainless steel to ensure even heating and beautiful looks.  Stainless steel on its own is a poor conductor of heat and tends to heat unevenly.  Aluminum is a soft metal an efficient conductor of heat, and the entire piece of aluminum conducts heat.  Combining the hard outer stainless steel shell and aluminum core results in one the best types of cooking surfaces.

Stainless steel is a non-reactive metal that doesn’t stain easily and resists absorption of flavors, odors and smells of the food.  The metallurgists at All-Clad found this combination of metals produces a high quality cooking surface that heats quickly and efficiently without clod spots, cooks food thoroughly and the hard stainless steel shell creates a long lasting cookware that has a beautiful shiny appearance.

With new induction burners popular in restaurants, European kitchens and is gaining popularity in US homes, manufactures of stainless steel cookware no longer use the term 18/10 to reference the standard thickness of high quality stainless steel cookware.  Instead, Emeril Cookware by All-Clad  use the term Induction-ready to denote the cookware can be used on any type of cooking surface, including an induction stove top.

Which Emeril Cookware Line is Best for your Needs and Budget?

Emeril offers two stainless steel cookware lines:  Emeril Chef’s Stainless Steel Line and the Premium Emeril Pro-Clad Stainless Steel Cookware

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Emeril Cookware offers an entry level Emeril Chef’s Stainless Steel Cookware line that has a copper base with the model numbers E937SA64 or E934SA64.  You will notice that the skillet below just says “Emeril” on the handle, while the premium Emeril Pro-Clad above, which is made by All-Clad has a solid stainless steel shell and “Pro-Clad” underneath the word Emeril.

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.

What Does Induction-Ready Mean?

induction cooking

To prevent burns in the kitchen and conserve energy, many commercial kitchens and European kitchens have moved away from electric or gas burners on stove tops for induction cooktops.  Induction burners use a magnetic field to create heat, rather than electricity or gas.  The burner is cool to the touch when not being used.  As soon as an Induction-Ready pan, like Emeril Cookware Pro-Clad, which has a magnetic field, is placed on the burner it radiates heat to cook the food.  When the pan is removed from the burner, it immediately turns off and is again cool to the touch.

What Comes with the Emeril Pro-Clad 12 Piece Stainless Steel Cookware 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

 

Benefits of Emeril Cookware

  • 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

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.

Tapered Edgeto Prevent Spills

Emerilware Pro-Clad Stainless Steel Cookware

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.

Dishwasher Safe

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

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 Pro-Clad Stainless Steel 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.

Where Can you Buy Emeril Cookware Pro-Clad Stainless Steel Cookware?

You can buy the Emeril Cookware Pro-Clad Stainless Steel Cookware from the following online sellers:

Amazon.com

 

 

Ebay

 

Happy Cooking!

Ken

The-Cookingpot.com


9 thoughts on “Emeril Pro-Clad Stainless Steel Cookware

  1. 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.
    • 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.

      Regards,

      Ken

  2. 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!

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  4. 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.
    • 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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