Top positive review
Convenience, beauty and elegance -- hard to beat!!
Reviewed in the United States on June 14, 2018
Love this pan, and also its bigger sibling the lasagna pan. As always, a brilliant All-Clad finish that washes up clean and new-looking no matter how much of a mess you made with your cooking (if anything's baked on, just let it soak a little in mild soapy water; if it's on the outside, soak inside a larger pan or tub). Lighter than some of All-Clad's pans, but still heavy enough that it cooks through easily while minimizing burning. Great to have the top. And, despite what reviewers say, the top DOES come off and go on easily, at least if you read the instructions the come with the pan. There are 2 small embossed arrows on the non-handled side of the lid, and you're supposed roughly put the lid on in the appropriate fashion and then press down on the arrows while simultaneously either lifting up on the opposite sides of the lid (to open) or pressing down on the opposite sides (to close). I read the instructions and had no problem. My husband didn't and swore loud and long. After he got it out of his system he heard that I'd been gently suggesting there's a trick for some time now. Since listening to the explanation he's been able to open and close it himself now too. Love being able to warm food on the stove (think cheese sauce to put your macaroni in), then transfer to the oven (for baked macaroni) and then keep the leftovers (if there are any), all in one pan. At Thanksgiving this square pan holds 2 full packages of regular-sized Pepperidge Farm stuffing mix (full to the very top) or one package with copious additions to the mix -- gives us enough extra stuffing for the famous stuffing eaters in our family to go to town and still leave some for everyone else to have with the rest of the turkey! Great for one or two packages of quick breads (pretty shallow if one, nearly to the top of the pan if two), again using the lid to let it sit out on the counter as people nibble over the next couple of days. Handles are pushed inward on purpose, so as to take less room in a crowded oven; the startegy works, without cramping my hands when lifting or carrying. I don't normally buy All-Clad (Cuisinart and Tramontina stainless steel cooking pans work well enough for me at much more reasonable prices), but this one is both unique and less expensive than some of their items. A real winner! Now -- could someone (like All-Clad, Nordicware or Cuisinart) please make stainless sheet pans with covers/lids??!! :) :)