Williams-Sonoma Launches Thomas Keller All-Clad Line
NEW YORK-All-Clad Metalcrafters and chef Thomas Keller have created a new cookware line exclusively for Williams-Sonoma.
The line, called All-Clad TK, is constructed of copper, stainless steel and aluminum in custom shapes designed to suit various cooking techniques such as sauteing, making sauces, braising or steaming. The collection is comprised of 15 items featuring flared edges for drip-free pouring, shapes that nest and universal lids for versatility and easy storage, ergonomic handles and low-maintenance, brushed-stainless exteriors.
The collection is available in three sets. Foundation is a four-piece set featuring pieces most often used in household kitchens, including fry/saute and sauce pans; Integrity is a seven-piece set that builds on Foundation and includes a specialty 8-quart Rondeau; and Inspiration is an 11-piece set featuring all items from Foundation and Integrity, plus additional specialty pieces. All pieces are also available individually. Prices range from $44.95 for an individual piece to $1,599.95 for the 11-piece set. The line will be available in Williams-Sonoma stores in the U.S. and Canada next month, and is currently available online.
"We're thrilled that Williams-Sonoma is the exclusive retailer to launch the All-Clad TK Collection," said Janet Hayes, president of Williams-Sonoma, in an All-Clad statement. "This revolutionary new cookware line, specifically designed to deliver the best results for each and every technique, will allow our customers to cook with confidence."
"All-Clad embraces the same values that we do, those of integrity, quality and evolution," said Keller, chef and proprietor of the Thomas Keller Restaurant Group, which includes The French Laundry and Per Se, among others. He said he was particularly pleased with the universal lid for its good design and practicality.