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All-Clad Copper Core Essential Pan

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All-Clad’s Copper Core cookware features bonded five-ply construction that combines the superior culinary performance of copper with the cleaning ease of stainless steel. This versatile 4-qt. pan combines the rounded sides of a French skillet with the height and wide surface area of a deep sauté pan. Ideal for preparing pasta sauces and then tossing in the pasta before serving, it's also perfect for cooking family-sized stir-fries and risottos and one-pan meals like stews, chilies and oven-baked casseroles.

  • Five-ply construction of securely bonded metals: a thick, extremely heat-responsive copper core sandwiched between two layers of highly conductive aluminum, with stainless-steel exterior and interiors.
  • Copper core allows for the quickest heat-up time of any metal, maximum temperature control and rapid, even heat distribution.
  • A ring of copper adds a finishing touch to the gleaming exterior.
  • 18/10 stainless-steel interior won’t react with foods and allows for easy cleanup.
  • Magnetic stainless-steel exterior for durability and dishwasher-safe ease.
  • Ideal for use on any type of cooktop, including induction.
  • Flat lid locks in moisture.
  • Improved stay-cool stick handle with finger guard for balance and control.
  • Rim is shaped to allow for dripless pouring.
  • Pan size etched on base for quick identification.
  • Handcrafted in the USA.
Dimensions & More Info
  • 10 1/2" diam., 4" high.
  • 4-qt. cap.
  • 6 lb. with lid.
Use & Care


  • Ideal for use on any type of cooktop, including induction.
  • Oven and broiler safe.


  • Allow pot to cool before washing.
  • Dishwasher safe.
  • Avoid using steel wool, steel scouring pads or harsh detergents.
  • Stubborn food residue and stains can be removed with a nylon scrubbing pad and a fine-powdered cleanser.
  • If desired, the exterior copper ring can be cleaned with a copper polish.

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  • Rated 5 out of 5 by from my new favorite pan Just got this pan last night. It's fantastic. My first test was to put a thin layer of water on the bottom and put it on the burner to observe how it heated. My old saute pan had very clear areas where the heat wasn't evenly distributed. The All-Clad heated up uniformly (as evidenced by the bubbles that formed on the bottom of the pan as the water started to boil). Satisfied that it had even heat distribution I proceeded to cook dinner and the pan performed very well. The pan is very well constructed but not so heavy that you can't lift it up to shake the contents. The handle is easy to grip and tilt the pan if needed. I then proceeded to make a big batch of pasta sauce and again was very happy with how the pan performed. The only minor thing is that I wish the lid were slightly domed instead of flat so that it wouldn't come in contact with the contents when the pan is very full.
    Date published: 2018-12-05
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great pan! I own this in the Copper Core version. I absolutely love it!! It's the perfect size and shape. It really is my essential pan. If I could only own one All-Clad pan this would be it. Pricey, but worth every penny!
    Date published: 2017-10-19
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is a wonderful Chef Pan This pan has sloped sides with a rounded bottom which makes it perfect for so many dishes. You can use this pan for anything. As with all clad copper core the responsiveness is great, it cooks like a dream and cleans up very easily. One of my core pots I use often.
    Date published: 2017-07-04
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely a kitchen Essential!!! The Best Pan! Absolutely my favorite pan!!! Excellent quality, very versatile, no kitchen should be without this pan. Well worth the investment.
    Date published: 2017-02-25
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Versatile, all around Perfect size for a family of 6 people. The sides are sloped at a great angle for stir fry, one pot meals, sauces, etc. It holds its heat, and clean up is easy. Good quality construction. Very sturdy.
    Date published: 2017-01-03
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful pan I love the All-Clad copper core pans and this design in particular is amazing. Just the right size for most recipes and very efficient use of the surface area of the pan.
    Date published: 2016-04-03
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Copper Core Essential Pan This is kind of like a 4-Qt saucier pan. Unlike the 2/3-Qt saucier pans, it has higher sides which makes it a really nice all-in-one pan (Fry oil doesn't get all over the place). My first dish was a simple Pad Thai. I was able to lightly fry peanuts, stir fry chicken, vegetables, noodles, and then bring it together with the sauce. Too easy, and the wife was ecstatic with the result. Cleanup was simple...soak it in dish washing liquid for 10 minutes, remove the "blemishes" with bar keeper's friend and hand wash with dish washing liquid. Looks like new. I really like the pan. I think it provides quite a bit of versatility, the heat response is terrific, and I would buy it again.
    Date published: 2015-12-22
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Essential may not be an overstatement. I saw this pan at one of their stores lurking on the shelf with all the other copper core pans. Something about it stood out from the rest. I think it was the way the rounded sides came up to a height above the sauté pans it was setting beside. Sure I have similar capacity pans that would work, had been working just fine. Along with a good shape there was good balance and feel matching its looks so I brought it home & gave it a try. "A try" is the operative phrase as now it's the first pan my wife grabs relegating me to the old pans. "Essentially" she said I needed to get one for her if I wanted to use mine. In that one use I found functionality really was good. Easy to flip items being sautéed & deep enough to cook down green leafy vegetables that start piled high & cook down to a more manageable level. I'm going to have to get another one of these!
    Date published: 2015-09-22
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  • What is the difference between the copper core 12 inch chefs pan and the cooper core essential pan? 

    Asked by: Esha
    Hi Esha, The essential pan has straighter sides and is deeper with a flat lid, whereas the chef’s pan has more rounded wok-style sides with a domed lid.
    Answered by: Williams Sonoma
    Date published: 2019-05-23

    What is the width of the inside of the pan at the base? I assume the dimension given is at the top of the pan. Thank you, Ron

    Asked by: Zimbu
    Hi Zimbu, The bottom of the pan is 7” in diameter.
    Answered by: Williams Sonoma
    Date published: 2019-02-22
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