You just got your hands on an ultra-fresh fish fillet, and you can’t wait to go home and turn on your stove. Now you’ve just got one decision to make: Should you sauté that fish in a nonstick pan, which uses less oil and boasts easier cleanup? Or do you reach for a stainless-steel pan, which can reach higher temperatures and achieve better browning?
Choosing between stainless steel and nonstick cookware can feel like the ultimate cooking dilemma. That’s why our newest cookware collection is going to change your sauté game forever. All-Clad’s d3 Armor Cookware Collection is made of stainless-steel and aluminum, yet it boasts a patented stick-resistant cooking surface that ensures quick release and easy cleanup every single time.
At the base of the cookware is an aluminum core, which conducts and sustain heat. That’s coated with a tri-ply 18/10 stainless-steel surface that has exceptional searing and browning capabilities and allows the pan to go straight from the stovetop to the oven. But the groundbreaker is the center of the pan, which is made up of a patented matrix that prevents food from sticking, thanks to the raised rivets that increase stick resistance. And that’s not all; the rim of each pan is shaped to allow for dripless pouring, with handles that stay cool. Aside from being induction-compatible, the cookware is also dishwasher-safe, although it can also easily be cleaned with a nylon scrubbing pad.
That makes the cookware perfect for searing, browning or pan-frying anything from eggs to pork chops to vegetables like eggplant or brussels sprouts.
In particular, we love cooking fish with this pan; it’s absolutely perfect for dishes where you want the skin to get crispy, which requires high heat, but you don’t want the delicate protein to stick to the pan. See our test kitchen make Roasted Trout with Meyer Lemon Vinaigrette in the d3 Armor fish pan below.