All-Clad

All-Clad Metalcrafters, LLC is a U.S. manufacturer of cookware with headquarters 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.

All-Clad Metalcrafters, LLC
TypePrivate, limited liability company
IndustryConsumer Goods
Founded1971
FounderJohn Ulam
Headquarters,
USA
Productscookware, ovenware, kitchen tools, kitchen accessories
ParentGroupe SEB
Websiteall-clad.com

HistoryEdit

 
Tanya Holland hosting a 2011 All-Clad 40th Anniversary event at the San Francisco Bloomingdales.

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".[citation needed]

In 2014 All-Clad partnered with Chef Thomas Keller to produce the All-Clad TK[4] that feature bonded aluminum and stainless with a copper core.

United States patentsEdit

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).

ProductionEdit

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

CookwareEdit

Interior finishesEdit

The cooking surface is made from Type 304 stainless steel. Some products include a nonstick coating on top of the stainless steel.[5]

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.[5]

Exterior finishesEdit

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]

Semiannual factory saleEdit

Each year in June and December, All-Clad Metalcrafters holds a factory seconds sale near their headquarters in Canonsburg.[6]

GalleryEdit

ReferencesEdit

  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. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ a b "Our History". all-clad.com. Archived from the original on 2012-01-11. Retrieved January 3, 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ Coates, Claudia (November 18, 1998). "TV, Good Name Light a Fire Under All-Clad Pans". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved January 3, 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ https://www.eater.com/2014/7/24/6181905/thomas-keller-launches-all-clad-cookware-collection
  5. ^ a b "All-Clad Frequently Asked Question #15". all-clad.com/. Retrieved September 6, 2009. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. ^ Crompton, Janice (June 4, 2009). "Annual cookware seconds sale draws thousands". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

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