When you cook often, you need a good pan, a trusty one you can return to time and again. That pan needs to do a couple of things consistently: heat evenly and distribute that heat well. The All-Clad Stainless has become that pan for almost every cook who has tried it. Great for routine cooking chores, surprisingly easy to clean even if you're spoiled by nonstick pan use. The twelve inch seems to be the ideal size, not too large for the burners and yet large enough to prepare several individual items or a hearty meal.
Better results can be achieved if the food is allowed to sit and sear a minute or so before being moved around the pan. This will reduce initial sticking. There are those chefs who argue that foods actually taste better when cooked on stainless vs a nonstick surface. You will need to take care to watch your burner temperatures at first. This type of pan doesn't need as much heat to do your usual cooking. Dishwasher safe, but hand washing is recommended and usually sufficient.
The stainless line is the best selling of All-Clad's collections. The thick aluminum core (which extends into the sides of the pan, not just the bottom), enclosed by stainless steel, is responsible for the excellent distribution of heat. The handles are cool for the stovetop but withstand the heat of oven use. The two inch deep interior of the pan is stain and corrosion resistant and resistant to sticking. The magnetic stainless exterior works with induction (and conventional) stovetops. A lifetime warranty against defects tells you All-Clad means business.