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All-Clad Metalcrafters, LLC
Company typePrivate, limited liability company
IndustryConsumer Goods
FounderJohn Ulam
Productscookware, ovenware, kitchen tools, kitchen accessories
ParentGroupe SEB

All-Clad Metalcrafters, LLC is an American cookware manufacturer headquartered in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania.[1] The company markets its cookware to department stores and specialty stores in the United States, Australia, Canada, Germany, and the UK, along with All-Clad bonded ovenware, kitchen tools, and kitchen accessories.


Tanya Holland hosting a 2011 All-Clad 40th Anniversary event at the San Francisco Bloomingdale's

The business was founded by metallurgist John Ulam, in 1967, as a manufacturer of bonded metals, including coinage for the U.S. Mint, avionics, and ballistics.[1] The company was instrumental in the shift to bonded metal coins.[1]

The company's move to cookware happened by accident, when Ulam made a pan for his personal use.[1] All-Clad Metalcrafters was established in 1971 to sell this cookware.[2] Bloomingdale's picked up the brand two years later, for its upscale housewares department. In 1988, All-Clad Metalcrafters was purchased by Pittsburgh Annealing Box Co.[3] and in 2004, it was bought by the French conglomerate Groupe SEB.[2]

In 2000, All-Clad partnered with television chef and personality Emeril Lagasse to develop a line of cookware named "Emerilware".[4]

In 2014 All-Clad partnered with Chef Thomas Keller to produce the All-Clad TK[5] that feature bonded aluminum and stainless with a copper core.

United States patents[edit]

At the time of its founding, All-Clad used a patented "roll bonding" process by which metals are sandwiched together and then formed into a cooking vessel. The company derived its name from this cladding process, which is applied not only on the bottom but extends all the way up the sides of each cooking vessel. The company has been issued several patents by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).[citation needed]


The firm purchases some of its metals from United States-based suppliers, including Pennsylvania Steel Company.[1]


Interior finishes[edit]

The cooking surface is made from Type 304 stainless steel. Some products include a nonstick coating on top of the stainless steel.[6]

All stainless steel used by the company is certified to meet ISO 9000 and ASTM A240 standards for type 304 stainless steel intended for use with food.[6]

Exterior finishes[edit]

The cookware is available in a combination of exterior metal finishes including stainless steel, brushed stainless steel, brushed aluminium alloy, black hardcoat anodized aluminium, copper, and copper core.[citation needed]

Comparison Chart[edit]

Feature Stainless Steel d5 Brushed Stainless Copper Core Hard Anodized Specialty
Rolled Brim No Yes Yes No No
Induction Yes Yes Yes No No
Ply 3 Ply 5 Ply 5 Ply 1 Ply 1 Ply
Exterior Material Magnetic Stainless Steel Magnetic Stainless Steel Magnetic Stainless Steel Hard Anodized Stainless Steel
Cooking Surface 18/10 Stainless Steel 18/10 Stainless Steel 18/10 Stainless Steel PFOA Free Nonstick 18/10 Stainless Steel
Core Aluminum Aluminum & Stainless Steel Aluminum & Copper Aluminum 18/10 Stainless Steel
Dishwasher Safe Yes Yes No No Yes
Oven Safe 500 degrees 500 degrees 500 degrees 450 degrees 500 degrees
Made In USA USA USA China China

Semiannual factory sale[edit]

Each year in June and December, All-Clad Metalcrafters holds a factory seconds sale near their headquarters in Canonsburg.[7]



  1. ^ a b c d e Weaver, Rachel (August 14, 2012). "Innovations by All-Clad spur revolution in cookware". Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. Retrieved August 15, 2012.
  2. ^ a b "Our History". all-clad.com. Archived from the original on 2012-01-11. Retrieved January 3, 2012.
  3. ^ Coates, Claudia (November 18, 1998). "TV, Good Name Light a Fire Under All-Clad Pans". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved January 3, 2012.
  4. ^ "What is the Difference Between Emeril's Cookware & All Clad?".
  5. ^ "Thomas Keller Launches All-Clad Cookware Collection". 24 July 2014.
  6. ^ a b "All-Clad Frequently Asked Question #15". all-clad.com/. Retrieved September 6, 2009.
  7. ^ Crompton, Janice (June 4, 2009). "Annual cookware seconds sale draws thousands". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

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