My mother-in-law would always talk about different cookware she had recently tried and she repeatedly mentioned something called HexClad. She said it was used by Gorden Ramsey in one of his cooking shows. She had bought a pan to test it out and was in love with it. I didn’t think anything about it since I had enough cookware, and I was already content with my All-Clad Stainless Steel set from decades ago. My husband on the other hand seemed interested in them. He thinks I need a good non-stick pan for once in a full moon when I make my Asian appetizer “Banh Cuon.” I have gone through many nonstick pans, and I always end up throwing them away. They don’t last, since the layers eventually peel from repeated use.
One day on our weekly trips to Costco, I usually only shop during the weekdays. This weekend, my husband wanted to go so off we went. They had a display showing this HexClad cookware. We stood there and watched the presentation. The demonstration was incredible, there were many pros and hardly any cons that I saw. This was like a hybrid between the All-Clad Stainless Steel Set and Nonstick that doesn’t peel and even if you scrape your knife into it! You can put them in the oven and you can put them in the dishwasher too! What?!
We looked at each other and we were like hmmm … the only thing that made us hesitate was the price. Oh! did I tell you that it’s a lifetime warranty!!! Each cookware has its id number that you can’t see unless you have a magnifying glass. It’s engraved on the cookware. This cookware was like a luxury car, the design reminds me of a car, tire pattern. What sold us was that they were offering only at the presentation, not at the store or online their Commercial Line! This means if you miss it, you won’t be able to get it unless you are a business and signup on their commercial site. They only sell the Residential line in the stores and online. Not only was the price cheaper than the Residential Line due to the discount that was on offer, but they are also heavy duty and were made for professionals! We bought all of the different sets, whatever they had on hand lol … we looked at each other and wished ourselves Happy Birthday, and Merry Christmas because that was our gift for one another and we agreed it was a terrible idea to go to Costco together hahaha.
Yes, I did retire my All-Clad Stainless Steel Cookware set. Retiring means that there was no way I’m giving my first love away. I put them in the pantry closet for when I’m having a huge party and need extra cookware if my Hexclad were all in use.
I love my HexClad, cleaning this cookware is a breeze. I can even use a metal sponge on them. They come out just as if it was taken out from the box. I love them! They are my pride and joy! I’m always on the lookout for the presentation from HexClad at Costco. Unfortunately, that was a one-and-done thing. I haven’t seen them ever since. We made a great fast decision and haven’t regretted it ever since.