All clad HA1
- Both have Hard Anodized Aluminium interiors (non-stick)
- Both have riveted handles
- Are both Dishwasher safe
- Are both oven safe
- Lasts longer (>15+ years)
- Forgiving (less likely to burn/ overcook food)
- Recommended by Cook’s illustrated and America’s Test kitchen
All clad ha1 vs b1: What differentiates these product lines?
Make friends with foodies and a week won’t pass without them mentioning All clad. This brand is slowly trending, and for all the right reasons. Even though Al clad is known for their unmatched-quality multi-ply cookware, they in fact have other successful product lines. Today, we’ll be comparing their cookware the all clad ha1 vs b1. Both models feature an anodized aluminium exterior complimented by a non-stick cooking surface. To say that the interior is scratch resistant won’t be an exaggeration. It’s a breeze cooking with both pots and pans as they have high heat conduction. We’ll look at their similarities, how they differ and the pros and cons of each product line. This is best done by contrasting their features.
All clad h1
Most pots and pans in these series have straight sides making use of hard anodized aluminium. Even though its pricier than stainless steel, aluminium is used in this series primarily due to its high heat conduction and weight. The customer benefits most as the pans are made lighter without compromising on their durability.
Once you adjust the burner flame. These heat changes are quickly relayed to the food ensuring giving you control. The manufacturer claims that the PFOA and PTFE free surface is scratch resistant but from my experience with non-stick pans and pots, you shouldn’t let them come into contact with metallic utensils. Don’t we all know that using wooden utensils helps in maintaining them?
The HA1’s handles won’t be the most comfortbale thing you’ll ever lay your hands on but they make up for this by providing a firm grip. With rivets, they’re firmly grounded on the cookware’s sides ensuring that they’re sturdy. Either way, I doubt if this will be a deal breaker considering that you never have to use the handle often.
The glass lid is both an aesthetic and a functional element. You get to see how well your food is coking without necessarily having to open the -pan while it adds a touch of elegance to your kitchen.
The biggest difference between then nonstick All clad HA1 and sets from other similar-priced brand’s products lies in the safety and guarantee. The typical oven safe pans are rated at 350 degrees Fahrenheit while All clad guarantees that their pots can bake at up to 500 degrees Celsius. They do this by designing their pots and pans with an oven safe handle and ensuring that the non-stick coating can withstand these extreme oven temperatures.
With these set, you get to choose between 10 pieces and 13 pieces. I would opt for a stainless-steel frying pan over a non-stick one any day. I’m a fan of dishwashers and I’ve seen it’s abrasive detergents degrade a frying pans nonstick layer.
All clad HA1 pros
- It’s durable, lighter and an effective conductor of heat
- Effective heat distribution reducing hotspots
- Energy efficient
- Its nonstick surface is easy to clean
- Comes with a premium price tag
- Not-so-comfortable handles
All clad B1
These pan and pots just like those on the HA1 product line, are made of hard anodized aluminum too. Again, their non-stick surfaces are PFOA and PTFE free too. They differ from the former series in that they have slopped sides. Sliding off fried eggs and pancakes is always easier with a shallow-sided frying pan. These pans and pots have metallic handles and glass lids to. Thanks to their stainless-steel base, the pots and pans will always lie flight irrespective of the type of cooker you’re working with.
- Easy to slide off foods on their slopped sides
- Oven and boiler safe
- Lighter than typical cookware
- Works with an induction cooktop too
- Uncomfortable handles
- The handles ate at times too hot to hold.
Why We’d go for All Clad non Stick Cookware any day
Cook Like a Pro!
From beginners, to world-renowned chefs, All-Clad Non-Stick Cookware is super easy to use, clean and even store. For those who are new to the world of cooking, This brand should be your go to cookware of choice. You can make meals that will have your friends and family cheering and in no time, you can brush up on your cooking skills.
You can become the type of cook that you want to be. This product is so versatile that you can learn to fry, roast and bake like any professional you’ve seen on TV and even one that would make your Grandmother proud.
It’s the Healthiest Way to Cook to Lower Cholesterol
The greatest thing about All-Clad Non-Stick Cookware is that it’s Super Non-Stick. Unlike most other cookwares or pans, a non-stick Non-Stick Cookware set does not require any fat or butter to keep food from sticking, flaking or breaking onto the cookware itself. Adding oils is not a must anymore but a choice…for flavor that is. This is important because all that butter and fat could cause a person to have very high cholesterol. This set is the healthier choice and helps lower your cholesterol one meal at a time.
“Toss Those Old Frying Pans…”
This Is the Only Non-Stick Set You’ll Ever Need!
All-Clad Non-Stick Cookware is virtually the only non-stick cookware that you will ever need. The non-stick cast aluminum is Teflon free and thus allows your food to slide off with ease, without the health risks that come with it. You can cook a variety of food on the cookware, even spaghetti, and do not have to worry if you need to put it in the oven to cook meals. This cookware set is so versatile that you can heat it up to 400º F and even throw that “bad boy” in the dishwasher for a safe clean. However, if you want to go old fashioned, you can clean it off with a non-metal cleaning pad and store it safely next to other pans. Why wouldn’t you want to add this great cookware set to you or a loved one’s cooking collection?
What’s So Special About These Non-Stick Cookware sets?
Ultra-Durable, Energy Efficient, and Versatile
For this Cookware set, we have done our own unofficial analysis to put this thing to the test, but do not recommend you do the same. You know…shopping for a Cookware set can be a pretty important task. After all, you are going to be cooking all your food in this one set. So, you better make a good choice, right? There are so many kinds to choose from. How do you choose the best one for you? Well, for starters, you want Cookware that will last a long time. I know that I would be furious if I bought Cookware and had to throw it away within a couple of months because of scratches and the fact that the coating was starting to peel off. How unhealthy and unsanitary is that?
Well, I will be the first to tell you that this cast aluminum set is the best investment that you will ever make. Cast aluminum is a specific type of metal that can withstand high temperatures that are required to cook food, and it will remain useful for several years with minimal care It is also more energy efficient than using a common burner stove. All-Clad Non-Stick Cookware can be used to roast, fry, grill, stew, and even bake. The other great thing about this Non-Stick Cookware set is that will never corrode or rust on you! “Now that’s a Non-Stick Cookware set you want in your kitchen!”
“Do The Slide!”
It’s Like Cooking On Air… Food Slides Right Out of All-Clad Non-Stick Cookware! You have all your ingredients ready, but you are out of oil or butter, or you are trying to lose weight, but you need to coat your pans and pots with butter or oil so the food doesn’t stick. What do you do? There is no need to worry because this cast aluminum set is Super Non-Stick. This means that the food you cook with it doesn’t need any oil or butter. You can cook everything you need without it. It’s that simple! You will actually feel like you are cooking on air because all of the food slides right out and onto the plate.
100% Safe: PFOA, PTFE and PFOS-Free
We are all aware of the danger of Teflon style non-stick cookwares or pans. This is the brand that often gives non-stick pans a bad reputation because they can cause many different types of health issues. First of all, Teflon is a type of coating that is owned by the DuPont Company. Teflon coating is often fluoropolymer plastic (PTFE), Perfluoroctanoic Acid (PFOA) based. These chemicals are very harmful and can cause consumers to get very sick.
So, how can you tell if the Non-Stick Cookware that you are looking for is safe? Well…this is one if the safest Non-Stick Cookware sets you can buy on the market by my opinion! This Cast Aluminum Non-Stick Cookware set does not contain these harmful chemicals! The lack of these chemicals make this product much safer for consumers and you can go about your cooking knowing that your health is safe!
SOAK IT!…It’s Dishwasher Safe!
After a long day of cooking, the last thing anyone wants to do is clean up the kitchen. Thank God for your dishwasher, right? Wrong. Didn’t you read that you couldn’t put cookware set into the dishwasher and you had to refrain from certain soaps and other types of cleaners because they might ruin the surface of All-Clad Cookware and cause it to erode? Well, you can scratch that. The Non-Stick Cookware set is dishwasher safe. Most non-stick cookware have a problem with dealing with high heats and this is the reason that you cannot put them in the dishwasher. This is not the case with the HA1 and B1 product lines. Being able to put it in the dishwasher leaves you with more time to do what you want and less time cleaning up the kitchen.
All Clad HA1 and B1 Non-Stick Cast Aluminum Benefits!
The Healthiest Choice in Cooking
We live in an age where people are starting to be more health conscious. We see this in everything that we do, from ads on TV to what we read in magazines. Why would our cookware be any different? This is where we cook the food that goes into our bodies. So, of this this is going to be important to us. Most of the food that we cook requires oils and butter so that it does not stick to what you’re coking with.
Well, we no longer need to worry about that. These Cookware sets requires no oils or butters. The non-stick coating that is at the base keeps foods from sticking. That’s the whole purpose of the non-stick aspect of these Cookware sets, AND it is a major health benefit to us. Of course, we need some oils or fat to help the skin, this is where a little bit of olive or avocado oil can be used for some flavor. Just remember that this is not an essential ingredient for cooking anymore, rather a choice.
Turn That Heat Up!
These Cookware sets Can Withstand High Levels of Heat up to 400º You’re cooking and the recipe calls for putting the ingredients into the oven. So, what do you do? Do you transfer your ingredients to an oven safe dish? The answer is no. These sets can withhold heat up to 400º F. So, you can basically use it like an oven. This is great. The whole dish isn’t ruined and you don’t have to worry about your Non-Stick Cookware set as well. These are things that all types of cook’s care about; preserving the life of their cookware and saving the dish. After all, what is more important?
The Best All-Purpose of Cookware
Cast aluminum Non-Stick Cookware sets are the top choice, as far as cookware durability and strength is concerned. Some of the great advantages of using this particular brand is that it contains quick heating metal. This means that you cannot only use either set as a broiler or an oven, but that it is dishwasher safe as well. Since they can both can heat up to high temperatures, it can serve as its own stove. This is another reason why many people tend to use All Clad for all their cooking needs.
Easy to Clean and Store
Taking proper care All Clad Cookware is very important. This can ensure that you keep using this product for a very long time. One of the ways to do this is to keep your pots and pans clean for the best quality performance. Any food residue or leftover grease can actually cook onto the surface, which can cause food to stick and defeat the whole purpose of a non-stick cookware. Leaving leftover food or residue on non-stick cookware can be hard to remove later on. Just make sure that you wipe your cookware clean or wash it thoroughly every time.
It is also important to store your cookware properly to preserve its lifespan and performance. Do not store it inside other metal cookware because you do not want it to scratch. Store it on its own in a cabinet or other area where you store your personal cookware. This also gives the product room to breathe. I know this sounds funny, but even cookware need fresh air. Just remember, if you take care of your cookware, it will take care of you; your food that is.
Clean As a Whistle…But Not as Loud!
Staying healthy is a huge priority in the kitchen. This theme is universal when prepping/preparing and even cleaning up the food. And the theme stretches as far as what types of cookware that we are using. There are many arguments on why non-stick cast aluminum cookware is the best, but this reason is the icing on the cake. When cooking, there are many rules on how we are supposed to clean the surfaces, and cookware, as well as store them.
You can submerge this Non-Stick Cookware set in water when cleaning it. It is a highly smart design that allows for this type of water submersion.
A History Non-Stick Cookware
Is Non-Stick Cookware as Old as the Ancient Greeks?
Non-stick cookware sounds like a new type of invention, right? Well, at least something that was created in the 19th or 20th century at least. The idea is over 2,000 years old. Due to an archaeology site found near Naples, archaeologists have determined that Romans used non-stick pans too. The problem of food sticking to pots must have frustrated them as well. Some of the pottery that was discovered was coated with a red, slippery coating that was determined to keep stews from sticking to the bottom of pots. How exciting is that?
The ancient Mycenaean’s (Greeks) also used non-stick cookware to help preserve their bread. The Greeks used griddles to cook their bread and found that the dough was sticky and tended to burn onto the top of the griddles. There were two sides to the griddle, a smooth side and a side with holes. The bread was more than likely going to stick on the smooth surface of the griddle. However, the holes were actually an ancient non-stick secret. The holes ensured that the oil spread evenly over the surface of the griddle. So, now we know that Ancient Greeks and Romans were trying to find ways to cook better and easier.
DuPont’s Discovery of Teflon
Did you know that Teflon was actually invented by accident? Roy Plunkett, a DuPont chemist, invented Teflon when he was trying to make a better refrigerator. The chemist decided to combine the gas form of tetrafluoroethylene with hydrochloric acid. When he gathered the gas, he pressurized and cooled it in canisters overnight. When he returned the next day, the gas was gone. Plunkett couldn’t understand what happened. The gas weighed the same as they did the night before.
Plunkett decided to cut the canisters in half and noticed that the gas had hardened on all sides, creating a type of slick surface. Instead of throwing the canisters away, he and his assistant tested the new substance and found that it was extremely slippery, as well as inactive to all chemicals. This was an amazing find, but some of the best things are created by accident.
From Aerospace to Cookware
The creation of Teflon had nothing to do with cooking. That came about by accident as well. However, when Plunkett trademarked Teflon in 1945, it was picked up by the military and used as a type of artillery shell and in the construction of nuclear material for many projects, particularly the Manhattan Project.
Marc Gregoire, a French engineer who worked at a French aerospace research agency (ONERA) used Teflon to remove glass fiber molds. When his wife heard about this, she challenged him to create a type of nonstick cookware by adding Teflon to the base of aluminum pans. Thus, Teflon nonstick pans were made. A company known as Tefal decided to market this cooking invention and made it an international success. This invention has helped us find ways to cook the food in a much healthier way.
How All clad HA1 and B1 Cookware sets Are Made
If Non-Stick Cookware sets are unique and special, shouldn’t they be specially made? Well, they are. There is a specific chemical recipe that needs to be followed to ensure that All-Clad Non-Stick Cookware is going to do what it was meant to do. Like keep things from sticking, which eliminates the use of butters and oils; essentially creating a healthier way for us to cook the food and watch the calorie intake.
The process starts with a ladle machine that creates a mold of melted aluminum, which makes the base of the Cookware sets. The excess is then cut off and the Cookware is moved to a spot where a flame melts a series of powders onto the Cookware to give it that coating that we have grown to know and love.
These Cookware sets Will Transform Your Cooking
Tired of your same old pots, pans, and skillets? Tired of the scrubbing, the scratches and the coating that comes off and changes the taste of your food and ends up in your mouth? Well, these non-stick cookware sets will transform your cooking. For starters, those who have a busy schedule can use it to create dishes they never thought possible, in the same cookware and in under 30 minutes.
It’s Easy…But Not Greasy!
The whole reason behind the creation of non-stick cookware was to make cooking easier and healthier. No one likes their food sticking to the cookware, and who wants to use all that oil and butter? We all know that it’s tradition to throw in a teaspoon of butter or oil to the pan and let it melt before cooking, but sometimes it’s okay to break away from that tradition and create your own. With All Clad HA1, you can make your own tradition and start cooking without butter or oils, unless you choose to use them for flavor. Believe me; your health will thank us.