Distinguished among All-Clad’s renowned cookware collections by its stylish, charcoal black, hard anodized-aluminum exterior, the LTD line provides serious and professional cooks with all the virtues that make All-Clad’s worldwide reputation unsurpassed. Key to its high performance is a three-ply, bonded construction. Sandwiched between the exterior and an 18/10 stainless-steel interior lies a thick core of pure aluminum that spreads heat evenly across the bottoms of pots and pans and all the way up the sides. The interior is highly polished, so it’s stick- as well as corrosion-resistant. The striking exterior resists scratching, chipping, and peeling.
This classic, versatile 2-quart saucier pan has rounded sides that increase the amount of food the pan can hold relative to the diameter of its bottom. Because the aluminum core extends up the sides, foods cook uniformly in the pan, even though it’s 2-3/4 inches deep. And because the interior is nonreactive, tomato-based sauces and other acidic foods won’t taste metallic. Its polished 18/10 stainless-steel pan and lid handles are riveted for strength and grooved on the top for comfort. The long handle (holed for hanging on a hook or peg) stays cool on the stovetop but won’t be harmed by an oven’s highest heat. LTD cookware carries a lifetime warranty against defects and should be hand washed. –Fred Brack