Revolutionizing cookware for half a century
When the first fully bonded pan rolled off our Pennsylvania assembly line 50 years ago,
it forever changed how cookware was crafted.
Changing the world of cookware since 1971
The man of metal
Our founder, John Ulam wasn’t a professional chef or a product engineer. He just happened to know metals better than anyone. A renowned metallurgist, John had more than 75 patents for metal crafting and his innovations transformed the metals used to manufacture car parts, build airplanes, and even mint coins.
Reinventing the pan
Being an avid home cook, John wondered what would happen if he applied his patented metal crafting methods to cookware. So in the spirit of invention, he took layers of stainless steel, bonded them with aluminum, and shaped them into pans.
All-Clad is born
This new bonded cookware cooked food more evenly, was easy to clean, didn’t alter flavors, and didn’t tarnish or warp. It was such a hit, John started our company, All-Clad Metalcrafters, in 1971. Shortly after, he opened a factory near his hometown in Western Pennsylvania.
We still make them like we used to
Manufacturing has changed a lot since All-Clad was founded, but our commitment to craftsmanship hasn’t. Unlike other manufacturers who’ve increasingly relied on automation to boost production, we do most of our crafting using time-tested methods to maintain a higher level of quality. Before a piece of fully bonded cookware makes it to your kitchen, over a dozen skilled hands work on it.
“Don’t worry about bells and whistles,
worry about delivering maximum performance.”
- JOHN ULAM, ALL-CLAD FOUNDER
Crafted with passion to ignite yours
The same enthusiasm and creativity cooks put into every dish they make, we put into every piece of cookware we make. To us, cooking to perfection is more than just a saying, it’s our mission. And we challenge ourselves to help all cooks accomplish that goal every day.