All-Clad Handles - Reconsidered
I have to retract a generalized complaint I made a while ago about All-Clad handles. In particular, I described picking up an MC2 sautÃ© pan in a store and finding the handle much less comfortable than the rough cast handle of our older MC pan. I think now that the weight of the sautÃ© pan may have had a lot to do with my observation. It was probably the 10.5" pan and I was comparing it with our 2 quart MC saucepan.
DW just bought herself an 8" All-Clad MC2 sautÃ© pan. I used it for the first time last night to make a batch of spicy-sweet tomatoes. At the same time I used the old MC saucepan to steam some frozen brussels sprouts. It was a good side-by-side comparison. The handles feel different because one is polished and one is rough, but I couldn't say that the MC2 handle was significantly less comfortable.
Unfortunately, I don't have an old MC sautÃ© pan to complete the comparison, but at least for a lighter pan like DW's new sautÃ© pan the All-Clad handle feels fine.