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Caring for All Clad

theresah Jul 30, 2009 08:00 AM

Last week I took advantage of the lifetime guarantee and replaced my entire set of All Clad. Williams Sonoma honoured the guarantee. BUT, they gave me a hard time because they thought that I was putting it in the dishwasher. I wash my pots by hand. I never use abrasive sponges. Just as I was about the load my new set into my car, the woman told me that I should never use cooking sprays on my cookware. I have googled and searched this board and haven't found any information to back this up. I also checked All Clad's website and didn't find a reference to this warning. Has anyone else been told this with regard to high quality cookware?

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    jenhen2 Jul 30, 2009 08:06 AM

    You're not supposed to put stainless steel in the dishwasher? News to me! What happened to your set that you had to return it?

    1. danna Jul 30, 2009 08:14 AM

      I dish washer my All Clad all the time. What was wrong with it?

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      1. re: danna
        theresah Jul 30, 2009 08:25 AM

        It was the non-stick version and the non-stick started to peel around the edges. I was surprised. I replaced them with regular (not the non-stick version). I hope they stand up to the test of time.

        I look forward to your responses.

        1. re: theresah
          jenhen2 Jul 30, 2009 08:59 AM

          I've heard about not using cooking spray on your non-stick (build up of the propellent they use in the spray), but not on stainless steel which you can scrub to get that build up off. I put my all clad - MC2 - in the dishwasher to no ill effect.

          1. re: theresah
            chuckl Jul 30, 2009 09:02 AM

            stainless will be sturdier than teflon coated, but you might need some barkeepers friend if you don't like spots

        2. tommy Jul 30, 2009 04:45 PM

          a better source of info than a salesperson at W-S might be the All Clad website.


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          1. re: tommy
            theresah Jul 31, 2009 06:05 AM

            Way to put an end to my post tommy. I simply wanted the opinion of fellow chowhounders.

            1. re: theresah
              tommy Jul 31, 2009 09:04 AM

              " I also checked All Clad's website and didn't find a reference to this warning."


              you're welcome.

              i didn't put an end to your post. everyone is obviously free to continue discussing their experience and opinions.

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