It’s not exactly a pioneer as far as appliances are concerned, as we’ve seen food processors that double as cooking stations before. Still, the fact that All-Clad, an outfit synonymous with high-end cookware, decided to enter the fray with the Prep & Cook makes it quite the notable countertop option.
Designed to serve as food processor, blender, steamer, and slow cooker, the versatile appliance allows you to prepare and cook entire meals using the exact same rig. That means, you can enjoy what would have been laborious recipes while minimizing both the tools you need and the amount of stuff you’ll have to clean up afterwards.
For food preparation, the All-Clad Prep & Cook comes with a dual-blade knife for chopping food items into tiny pieces, a crushing blade for grinding hard ingredients (like nuts), a whisk for making frothy mixtures, and a mixer for slowly mixing ingredients. All those operations can be accomplished inside the accompanying 4.7-quart steel bowl with lid, so any mess you make is completely contained inside. That same bowl, by the way, serves as the cookware for making sauces, soups, stews, and even slow-cooked dishes. It also includes a steaming basket you can place on top for those times you want to steam fish and vegetables for dinner.
Features include 12 speed settings, six automatic cooking settings, and a maximum cooking temperature of 270 degrees Fahrenheit. It comes with a recipe book that includes over 300 recipes for instant meal ideas.
Available now, the All-Clad Prep & Cook is priced at $1,054.