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Spice It Up for Valentines Day

Barton Seaver - Spice It Up for Valentines Day

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I want to buy new pots, pans, skillets. Many people have suggested that I consider All Clad. I am interested in the “copper core” All Clad line. Would this be a good choice? What are the drawbacks?

— Peggy Lucchesi


To be perfectly honest I have not had the greatest experience with All-Clad. I haven't had bad experiences, but I've just A better experiences with other things what I use well, let's let's answer your copper core question. And also I know a lot of people including chef Thomas Keller. Who's like the greatest Chef in America who is all about all Club? So take what I'm saying with a grain of spicy cell, okay. All glad is is a very good brand. It would not still be around. If it wasn't the copper core a very good copper being the most conductive of all metals that are feasible to use. I have copper pots. I also has a have a gas stove which Apparently I mean Heathen now also as well. I've been trying to get rid of all fossil fuels in the house. And this is the very last thing that we have. but I have invested so much in my gas stove and yeah. And we have enough anyway, I'm not gonna get all the gas to everything but I have copper pots. They work. They are the Lamborghini slash Ferrari mashup of pans. They also cost about as much and I spend I saved I did not get myself a Christmas present for several years in order to buy my copper pan set. They're pretty expensive. They're also gorgeous and in my kitchen where we live in this pretty much one room. That's a big part of our aesthetic here. There's multiple factors at play. All Cloud pans are absolutely gorgeous as well. The copper core what that does is it sandwiches the copper that very conductive metal between the two layers of the steel. And what that does is just helps with that conductivity and helps with that heat transfer a very good thing the more reactive and responsive your pan is just the more control you have over it. So what do I have in my kitchen? I have moviel copper. I also have a bunch of different like Crusade pants because when you need a good deep bottomed heavy pot for brazing for searing sauteing. That's my go-to. A couple other brands that I know are really good and are getting a lot of attention right now and I would take a look at made in brand m a d e i n. I think it's two words made in brand. They've been getting a lot of traction. They have a lot of good Chef endorsements from people who I know and who I trust would not just throw their name for dollars on things. But who do really believe in the quality of those products? I think they're even on sale right now. I might have gotten an email or a male or about that. So they have some very handsome pants. They're very elegant looking they're durable from what I understand. I have not used but yeah, that's what I think about get yourself one good non-stick pan the preferably not a toxic one. Right, just throw that out there the maidan the me send brand. I think all of those you're pretty in the clear in terms of the toxicity and The per floral hydrocarbons or whatever that are in there. Yeah, so one good nonstick pan. Yes, I can tell you that. My copper pots are are nonstick and I always get them just to the right heat level and I use just the right amount of oil and my fish never sticks. But that would be a lie, you know, I move professional chef who's cooked a million pieces of fish. Maybe two in my life. And yeah, I still get it to stick. So, you know what a nonsticks pan. Just you know, there's no shame and that even for me right so get yourself a good nonstick just for eggs. If nothing else and there you go. All right. Thank you.
Barton Seaver

Barton Seaver

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