Mauviel vs All Clad: 3 Cookware sets compared
Stunning beauty and great performance thanks to thick copper layer. Mauviel is the best choice for copper cookware.
Mauviel or All-Clad?
Mauviel cookware is more expensive than All Clad but their copper sets offer much better performance. On the other hand, All Clad is the better choice for a stainless steel set. Mauviel excels in beautiful design and performance while All-Clad gives the best value per dollar spent. Both brands make very high quality and durable pots and pans.
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If you are a professional chef, you definitely know the importance of the types of cookware that should be in your tool house. And if you are someone like me that just loves cooking, having to choose the best cookware comes with a little bit of difficulty. In this review, I am going to take you through a journey of the selection processes that I underwent before choosing from two close competitive cookware brands: Mauviel and All-Clad.
What’s common between All-Clad and Mauviel
Firstly, I will start with what these cookware sets have in common. Base on online reviews and product description, the two cookware have the following in common;
- Durability: Both brands are using ultra-sustainable products to make their cookware last. Indeed, the copper material for Mauviel and the stainless steel from All-Clad are known to last a lifetime and is often transferred from generation to generation.
- Warranty: Both brands give a Limited Lifetime Warranty on all their cookware that protects you from the faults or craftsmanship problems of the manufacturer.
- Caring and cleaning: Both brands state that their cookware is dishwasher safe, but most specialists online suggest hand washing to prevent scratching, warping and unnecessary harm due to excessive heat and contact with sharp dishwasher utensils.
Mauviel M'Cook 5-Ply VS All-Clad D3
All-Clad Stainless Steel is one of the finest cookware presently available in stainless steel. It has a tri-ply construction consisting of binding aluminum layer sandwiched among layers of 18/10 stainless steel.
In addition to extending the lifespan of cookware, this bonding and cladding technology also guarantees even heat distribution. The heat flows from the bottom to the sides uniformly. This eliminates warm spots that cause the bottom portion to be warped.
Mauviel M’Cook offers a 5-ply construction at a similar price range. More layers give better heat distribution and increased warp resistance.
Both Mauviel and All-Clad sets have the dripping-free rims which is a great feature. It keeps your sides clean and prevents mess on your countertops.
Handles are also made up of stainless steel, and this means that they are durable, cool to touch and allows using pans in an oven. For extended durability, these handles are then riveted onto the pans.
The All-Clad and Mauviel cookware both come with stainless steel cover, but that of All-Clad has a more comfortable loop-handle that makes it more easy to open.
All the parts of All-Clad can withstand up to 600F oven and they can also be used in a freezer for food storage. For the Mauviel you can use pans and pots at 680F temperatures. Both pots are compatible with induction cookers and cooktops like gas, ceramic, and electrical cooktops.
Verdict: I will have to go with the Mauviel. It has better construction and withstands higher oven temperatures.
Mauviel M'Cook 10-piece Vs All-Clad D5 10-piece
These sets are very similar. Both sets come with amazing quality and performance. They are almost the best money can buy.
They both are suitable for all cooktops including induction. Dishwasher and oven safe. Mauviel has a slight advantage in safe oven temperature. 680F compared to All-Clad’s 600F.
Drip-free pouring rims a present on both cookware sets.
The differences come in set pieces. Mauviel has a non-stick pan included in the set which is a great help for cooking eggs or fish.
I would suggest going for Mauviel if you have a vintage or Scandinavian style kitchen. All-Clad has a more modern look.
Verdict: Overall both are great buys and you won’t bet let down by either of them.
All-Clad Copper Core VS Mauviel M'Heritage Copper
These two sets are for people who appreciate beautiful design and are ready to pay for it.
Copper is a very good heat conductor but not as durable as stainless steel. Mauviel and All-Clad have different approaches to how they implement copper into their sets.
Mauviel set has a 2-ply construction: 90% copper on the outside and 10% 18/10 stainless steel on the inside. This way you get the best of both worlds – great heat distribution and durability.
All-Clad has a layer of copper between aluminum and stainless steel. This implementation doesn’t add significant performance increase but definitely adds a nice touch to the design.
Beauty is a subjective matter but Mauviel M’Heritage for me looks just stunning. All-Clad Copper-Core has a copper line which also looks really nice and modern. In terms of looks, Mauviel is the choice for me.
These sets are oven safe. All-Clad works on all stovetops while Mauviel doesn’t work on the induction cooktop (because it’s copper).
I would also advise against washing these sets in a dishwasher. It may damage the copper finish.
As usual for these manufacturers, these sets offer high quality, durability, and performance. Both sets come with a lifetime warranty.
Verdict: if you can afford it and don’t use induction cooktop – choose Mauviel.