All-Clad Copper-Core Saucepan : Versatile for small-size or family-size quantities of vegetables, rice, eggs, or soup. With deep, straight sides and a perfectly flat bottom, this pan is ideal for simmering sauces, reducing stock, or other tasks that require slow cooking over low heat. Sizes include: 1.5-, 2-, 3- and 4-quart. The ultimate in cookware, this All-Clad premiere line features the patented Copper-Core five-ply bonded design with a thick copper center core to maximize heat conductivity. The copper ply is bonded to aluminum to enhance heat distribution while reducing weight. The bonded exterior and interior layers are highest-quality stainless-steel, providing the ideal cooking surface, ease of cleaning, extreme durability and aesthetic appeal. Product Features Five bonded layers of stainless-steel, aluminum and copper allow pieces to heat quickly and evenly so you can rely on consistent performance Pure aluminum and thick copper inner core throughout for optimal heat conductivity Easy-to-clean 18/10 stainless-steel cooking surface helps prevent foods from sticking Accented with an exterior stripe of copper 1 1/2 Quart and 2 Quart saucepans do not have helper handles; 3 Quart and 4 Quart saucepans have helper handles Cookware piece is oven-safe up to 500 F Signature stay-cool handles are cast from solid stainless-steel and designed for ergonomic comfort High-strength, non-corrosive stainless-steel rivets keep handles permanently secure, making cooking safer Suited for all stovetops including electric, gas, ceramic and halogen Hand-washing recommended Bonded cookware handcrafted in the U.S.A., lids and components manufactured overseas. Care and use instructions also included All-Clad Cookware Lifetime Warranty: From date of purchase, All-Clad guarantees to repair or replace any item found defective in material, construction or workmanship under normal use and following care instructions. This excludes damage from misuse or abuse. Minor imperfections and slight color variations are normal.
I bought a few All-Clad copper core pieces after deciding to throw away all my nonstick cookware for health reasons. I liked the pieces so much I decided to get this 1.5 qt saucepan too. The size is good for making sauces when I need something small yet it's still big enough to heat up a can of soup. Like all the All-clad pieces, it is easy to clean. You are not supposed to go above medium heat on these but I find I tend to have to go at least medium-high or else it will take an eternity to boil water. I also find that these pans heat up more quickly over time. When I first received my first All-clad pieces, I felt it took a long time for them to heat up but over time it seemed to get quicker. I noticed the same thing with this new sauce pan which I have been using for about 1 week. It seems to take longer to heat up and I'm wondering if this will change over time. These pans are very expensive but as others have said, they are worth the investment. A con is that the box this saucepan came in looked like a truck ran over it. There was no damage to the saucepan but at this price you would think it would come in an undamaged box.