You simply can’t throw away hard-earned money every few months to replace the non-stick sets; it’s the reason you have to research enough to get the clarity among different brands.
Two such prestigious brands in the cookware industry are All-Clad and GreenPan, and people are often confused between them to choose the reliable, healthier, and better brand.
In this All-Clad vs. GreenPan comparison article, we will look at their differences, collections, similarities, cooking performance, and all other subtleties so you can make a better buying decision. You can also check the Cuisinart Vs. Calphalon non-stick cookware comparison and our recommendations for the best oven safe non-stick pans.
In This Article
- All-Clad Vs. GreenPan [Which Non-Stick You Should Buy]
- Quick Glance at Their Differences
- GreenPan Vs. All-Clad: Cookware Type
- All-Clad Vs. GreenPan: Comparison of Non-Stick Collection
- Final Verdict
All-Clad Vs. GreenPan [Which Non-Stick You Should Buy]
The main difference between All-Clad and GreenPan is the type of non-stick coating these brands use. All-Clad uses PTFE or Teflon whereas GreenPan is the pioneer of “Thermolon” ceramic non-stick coating.
All other top brands such as Calphalon and Cuisinart also use PTFE coating as it is the toughest and long-lasting non stick coating.
Although the Teflon coating is free of PFOA, known to cause detrimental health effects and serious illnesses in humans and animals alike, people often tend to skip out on PTFE coating to avoid any health scare.
This coating doesn’t contain plastic synthetics, and their main natural raw product is sand. It is free of all harmful chemicals such as lead, cadmium, PFOA, and PTFE.
So, if you want to pick a Teflon-free pan, you can choose GreenPan as they offer one of the best non-stick pans with ceramic coating and reap the benefits and convenience of non-stick.
It’s not the only difference in their cookware. Let’s have a quick glance at all other elements that set these brands apart and would help you make a buying decision.
Quick Glance at Their Differences
|Price||One of the most expensive cookware brands.||Less expensive than All-Clad|
|Non-Stick Collections||2 collections (HA 1 & Essential)||More than 10 collections of non-stick|
|Stainless Steel Collections||2 collections D3 & D5||3 ply stainless steel non-stick collection|
|Oven Safe Non-Stick Pan||Up to 500° F||Oven-safe temperatures differ collection wise and ranges between 350 -500° F|
|Handles||Stainless steel only||Stainless steel and silicone-covered handles.|
|Induction Compatibility||HA 1, D3, and D5 are induction compatible||Refer to the table above to see the induction compatibility of each collection.|
GreenPan Vs. All-Clad: Cookware Type
Another major difference between All-Clad and GreenPan is its cookware type. While All-Clad offers non-stick and multi-layered stainless steel cookware sets, GreenPan specializes only in non-stick pots and pans.
However, GreenPan does offer stainless steel pots with non-stick surfaces. All-Clad’s D3 and D5 also have pans that are a combination of stainless steel and non-stick.
All-Clad non-stick collections have hard-anodized aluminum at their core. Hard anodized means the aluminum is chemically treated to make it hard, rust-resistant, and non-reactive with food. The non-stick coating in its pans has three layers to make it scratch-resistant and long-lasting. All-Clad’s stainless steel collections are fully clad, having 3 or 5 ply construction.
GreenPan has a large collection of non-stick to give more options to consumers according to their needs and budgets. That’s the reason GrenPan uses both hard-anodized and standard aluminum in their collections and its patented Thermolon ceramic coating.
All-Clad Vs. GreenPan: Comparison of Non-Stick Collection
We are going to arrange everything neatly in chart form for both brands. So, if you wish to compare their products and features, you only have to check the chart rather than scour the website.
All-Clad Non-Stick Collections
Here’s the detail of the All-Clad non-stick collection.
|All-Clad||Construction||Oven-safe temperature||Handle||Dishwasher safe||Induction compatible|
|HA 1||Hard anodized aluminum with three layers of PTFE coating||500°F||Stainless steel Handles||Yes||Yes|
|Essentials||Hard anodized with three layers of coating||500° F||Stainless steel handles||Yes||No|
|D3||Tri-ply with aluminum core, stainless steel exterior, and three layers of non-stick coating||500° F||Stainless steel||No||Yes|
|D5||5-ply stainless steel and aluminum, non-stick coating (3 layers)||500 °F||Stainless steel||No||Yes|
GreenPan Non-Stick Collections
GreenPan has more non-stick collections than All-Clad. Hence, it’s difficult to distinguish them. Let’s break it down into an easy-to-understand chart.
|GreenPan||Construction||Oven-safe temperature||Handle||Dishwasher safe||Induction compatible|
|Valencia Pro||Hard anodized aluminum with Thermolon coating||600°F||Stainless steel||Yes||Yes|
|Venice Pro Noir||Tri-ply stainless steel with Thermolon diamond-infused coating||600 °F||Matt-finish Stainless steel handles||Yes||Yes|
|Venice Pro||Tri-ply stainless steel with Thermolon mineral pro coating||600 °F||Stainless steel||Yes||Yes|
|SearSmart||Hard anodized aluminum with Thermolon diamond advance coating||600°F||Stainless steel||Yes||No|
|Reserve||Hard anodized aluminum with Thermolon diamond advance coating||600 °F||Stainless steel gold-tone handles||Yes||No|
|Padova||Hard anodized with diamond reinforced Thermolon coating||600 °F||Stainless steel||Yes||No|
|Rio||Aluminum core with diamond reinforced non-stick coating||350 °F||Bakelite handles||Yes||No|
|Chatham Stainless||3 ply stainless steel with Thermolon coating reinforced with diamonds||600 °F||Stainless steel||Yes||Yes|
|Chatham Hard Anodized||Hard anodized, Thermolon coating with reinforced diamonds||600 °F||Stainless Steel||Yes||No|
|Paris Pro||Hard anodized aluminum with Thermolon Mineral pro coating||600 °F||Stainless steel||Yes||No|
|Lima||Hard anodized with Thermolon coating||600 °F||Stainless steel||No||No|
|Hudson||Aluminum core with Thermolon coating||320 °F||Bakelite||Yes||No|
|Swift||Aluminum core with Thermolon coating||600 °F||Stainless steel||Yes||No|
|Dover||Aluminum core with Thermolon coating||350° F||Bakelite||Yes||No|
|Canterbury||Hard-anodized aluminum with Thermolon Advance coating||600° F||Stainless steel||Yes||No|
|Levels Hard Anodized||Thermolon Diamond Advance||400° F||Bakelite||Yes||No|
|York||Hard anodized with Thermolon coating||392° F||Silicone-wrapped handle||No||No|
|Smartshape||Hard anodized with Thermolon Minerals pro coating||320° F||Bakelite||Yes||Yes|
|Kitchen Stories||Diamond reinforced Thermolon coating||350° F||Bakelite||Yes||Yes|
All-clad cookware design is performance-oriented rather than focusing on aesthetic appeal. All the pans have a darker interior and have similar brushed stainless steel handles that are fixed with rivets. Overall, All-Clad’s cookware has a modernist, business-like feel with no fancy colors.
GreenPan has softer pastel colors in their non-stick sets ranging from pink, turquoise, grey, and light blue. They have Instagram-worthy cookware set with a slippery surface. Their handles also vary from collection to collection. Some collections have stainless steel, while others have bakelite handles.
All-Clad is one of the most expensive brands of non-stick pans as it offers only hard-anodized aluminum in its construction with triple layers of the non-stick coating.
GreenPan’s non-stick collections with standard aluminum are the cheapest but not durable. Their pans with hard-anodized aluminum and stainless steel handles are pricier, compared to standard aluminum.
GreenPan cookware is designed in Belgium by their product designers, but their products are made in China by their own factory. Since GreenPan owns the factory, they focus their attention on quality control and bringing out environmentally friendly products.
All-Clad’s fully clad cookware items are made in Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh. Their factory in the U.S.A. is responsible for all top-crafted clad cookware for which the brand is famous. However, 10% of their total cookware is made in China, France, and Italy.
Ceramic non-stick coating is not as durable as PTFE coating and starts showing signs of degradation sooner with the food sticking, chipping, and surface scratching. So, GreenPan, being coated with ceramic, is more prone to chipping, scratching, and flaking.
All-Clad, made of PTFE coating, is more long-lasting, and coating is done thrice to improve its longevity and effectiveness.
Whichever cookware you decide to buy, one thing is assured – if you abuse the pans and pots and don’t follow the care and maintenance, the cookware will show signs of wear and tear sooner than its expected life.
- You want to avoid PTFE coating.
- You are looking for versatile non-stick cookware. (for example, you don’t stainless steel handles, you don’t care about induction compatibility of the pans). GreenPan has cookware for everyone’s needs.
- You want a budget-friendly option.
- The aesthetic appeal of cookware is more important to you.
- You want the toughest three-layer non-stick coating.
- You want premium quality and durable non-stick pans and are ready to pay the price for them.
- You are happy with the monochrome color of non-stick cookware.
All-Clad and GreenPan, are unique from each other. GreenPan offers a lot of variety, and All-Clad produces only a few high-end collections. Since they both are so different in their construction, material, and non-stick coating, it is easier to decide between these two brands. The difficult part is to choose collections within the brands. For that, we have tried to simplify through charts and pointing out their differences.