Product in our industry is, in part, differentiated by metal composition. In the "premium" market you have things like tri-ply, 5-ply, copper core, etc. Think of our 5-ply like a sandwich. The outer layers of “bread” are premium 18/10 stainless steel. Stainless steel provides durability, induction compatibility, and a non-reactive surface. The “meat” of the sandwich is three layers of aluminum and aluminum alloy, which is a combination of metal known for its heat conductivity and responsiveness. Like in the sandwich, the thicker the aluminum interior better (so 5-ply is better than tri-ply) and the combination of stainless steel and aluminum is a match made in cooking heaven. Two layers of stainless plus three layers of aluminum = 5-ply.
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- What type of tools can I use with your cookware?
- Is your cookware oven safe?
- Is your cookware induction compatible?
- What is this 5-ply thing you keep talking about?
- What are your product sizes/weights?
- Should I wash my cookware before using it?
- Will the handles get hot?
- I generally cook with cast iron. What should I expect with stainless steel?