About ScanPan: No, it's not by All Clad. It's made in Sweden, I believe, and received a rave rating in Consumer Report several years ago, which is how I discovered it. As far as I know, in this country it's available only through the Chef's Catalogue (www.chefscatalogue.com
). Nonstick by virtue of its metal rather than a nonstick coating that can be damaged by metal utensils, and yes, you CAN and SHOULD wash it when it's still hot (with each pan comes a special metal scrubber). It's ridiculously easy to take care of. Comes in all sorts of sizes, of which I have several; I plan to get a Scan Pan wok next. This is expensive stuff, but not more expensive than Calphalon and MUCH better to cook with. I think that between Scan Pan and my ancient, well-seasoned cast iron, I'll never need any other type of cookware!