All-Clad was founded in 1967 by metallurgist John Ulam in Pennsylvania. The company is a metal works, which helped to mint US coins in the past, but today mainly deals with cookware. This shift to cookware occurred by accident when Ulam was making a pan for his own kitchen and discovered that his pan worked better than any other item he had purchased. Bloomingdale’s picked up the brand and began selling it in 1973.
Today, All-Clad is one of the most sought after names in cookware and kitchen items. The company is unique in that it uses a technology called “roll bonding” to make its pots and pans. The company sells their items in specialty stores and department stores in the US, as well as in Canada, Germany, Australia, and the UK.
All-Clad cookware hold several US Patents for their items, as well as meeting rigid standards for stainless steel used in cookware.