The differences between All-Clad's new French skillets and their standard frying pans might not be immediately apparent, but in High End Cookware Land, it's these little nuances that we're paying for.
Which style do you prefer? We went to a cookware store to do our own side-by-side analysis. The results after the jump ... The new French skillets offer a wider cooking surface and are slightly deeper (the 7" would be perfect for poaching an egg!). The shape of the French skillets also makes them more crepe friendly.
Taylor from The Brooklyn Kitchen told us that the French skillets lack the lip found in All-Clads standard frying pan. We've also heard from cooks who like that the French skillets are slightly lighter than the frying pans.
Both lines feature 3-ply bonded stainless steel construction and strong steel rivets to keep the handles attached. All-Clad French skillets are available in 7, 9, 11, and 13 inch versions, while their standard frying pans are sold at 7, 8, 10, 12 and 14 inches.
For now, the French skillets are available at introductory prices at least 20% off their list prices. If you're looking for some pans and the differences between these pans aren't a concern, this might be the time for you to try an All-Clad. They are available at The Brooklyn Kitchen, Amazon.com,
, Sur La Table, and other kitchen retailers.