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All-Clad pots and pans inspire an unparalleled passionate fandom in home cooks. The Pittsburgh-made cookware is tough enough to withstand a beating and somehow still looks good on your stovetop after a lot of wear and tear. And it lasts forever.
All-Clad is known for its even heat distribution and durability. The secret to this is a solid core of either aluminum, stainless steel, or copper that extends all the way to the rim of each pot and pan. These pretty babies will usually set you back, though. One of our favorite stainless steel saucepans fetches a hefty $150 at full price. And while we do think the investment is worth it, we're all about a good deal when we can get one.
This week, the brand is hosting a major factory sale at Home & Cook Sales, meaning you can get some of our favorite products at seriously deep discounts. The pieces are seconds quality, so expect small inconsistencies (logos absent, minor cosmetic scratches) but no flaws that will affect the performance of the cookware. If you’re willing to look past those minor blemishes, shop away. Since there's such a crazy amount of merch, we’ve picked out a few of our favorites for you. One note: All the product links will direct you to the sale home page. You're also required to agree to the terms and conditions and enter your email upon your first visit—it's just an unavoidable annoyance of the sale site. We recommend copying our favorite products into your 'find' tool on the sale homepage so you can shop these pots, pans, roasting dishes, and more like a pro.
7-Piece Cookware Set
As nice as it would be to have an extensive selection of cookware, some of us simply don’t have the kitchen space. This seven-piece set would be a great gift for anybody moving into a small apartment who is in need of a set of versatile essentials.
A food mill is pretty much the only tool that allows you to make perfectly smooth, not-gluey mashed potatoes. It also comes in handy if you are interested in making homemade baby food, pureeing soups, or making apple sauce. If you're making Thanksgiving this year, a food mill will take a lot of the normally-required elbow grease out of side dish preparation.
9 x 13-Inch Nonstick Baking Pan
We recommend choosing nonstick coated steel over glass for your bakeware, especially if you're a beginner cook. This baking pan is certainly more utilitarian in looks, but it will be more than capable of serving as a humble vessel for years and years of sheet cakes, baked pastas, and casseroles. Compared to stainless steel or glass, the PFOA-free nonstick coating used on this baking pan will be a lot more forgiving in the event that you forget to grease your pan or run out of parchment paper.
An immersion blender is one of those appliances that seems more niche than it actually is. Having one of these on hand is great for more than puréeing soups in a pot. It can also serve as a blender or food processor, whirring together fruit smoothies or grinding up pesto without much additional fuss. The All-Clad version was one of our top picks in our test for the best immersion blender, with price being one of its only drawbacks—but right now, it's available at a deep discount.
Nonstick Grill Pan
While we may be reaching the end of summer, that doesn't mean that the grilling has to stop. This large, 13 x 20-inch grill pan can handle some pretty large cuts of meat—just be sure you have a substantial hood to lead out any potential smoke ups. The nonstick coating makes it easy to clean stubborn charred bits, and it also has a warp-resistant base. Plus, it's 72-percent off.
Even if you are a casual baker, having a loaf pan is a must. Nothing is more reliable when it comes to making a quick bread or coffee cake. Banana bread and zucchini bread are the obvious classics but this nonstick pan would also be a brilliant vessel to try your hand at a savory cake salé filled with cheese and ham.
Perforated Muffin Pan
A muffin tin with holes in it may sound strange at first, but hear us out. The perforations allow air to circulate around dinner rolls or muffins, yielding a crisper, more golden crust than typical muffin tins. They aren’t as versatile as regular muffin tins since they can only accommodate thicker doughs, but it’s a worthwhile tool for anybody who considers themselves an “edge piece” person.
In our product test, All-Clad's pan didn't win overall due to its high price point—but at 67-percent off, it's a solid deal. While a rimmed baking sheet will do in a pinch, a roasting pan is really the ideal way to prepare your turkey or large-format roasts. The depth of this All-Clad pan allows you add quite a few vegetables and has plenty of room for basting liquid so that your bird stays juicy and your vegetables don't scorch. The deep sides also mean that all the delicious drippings (hello, gravy) stay nice and contained.
Nonstick Fry Pans
The set of 8, 10 and 12-inch nonstick frying pans are a great deal at 47-percent off of their regular price. While this nonstick skillet didn't technically win our product test of the best nonstick skillets, it's a longtime favorite of our Digital Director, David Tamarkin. The 8-inch skillet is the perfect size for omelets and crepes, while the 10-inch is just the right size for a weeknight stir fry.
12-Inch Stainless Steel Fry Pan
If you prefer a stainless steel skillet, this 12-inch model with an added lid is our product test winner. It's quite substantial, but it's also light enough that it's not unwieldy to maneuver when you're pouring off a pan sauce. It heats consistently, has a sturdy, comfortable handle, and doesn't show wear easily. But, best of all, the gently sloping sides make for a generous amount of surface area for browning.
Set of Paring Knives
Many cooks replace their paring knives every year or so, so they stay in top condition. Because you're not re-sharpening and re-using endlessly, we recommend going for a reliable but inexpensive small set. These two, which are 43-percent off, are only about eight dollars each. If we were to break down the cost per slice after a year of dicing...well, let's just say they're a bargain.
3-Quart Stainless Steel Saucepan
This 3-quart saucepan is usually $200, but this week it's down to $100. In our product test of the best 3-quart saucepans, it impressed us with its unique proportions: This saucepan is wider than most others, which makes it more versatile for tasks like whisking a pan sauce.
8-Quart Stockpot with Lid
If you are sensing a slight chill in the air where you live, you may have realized that we're nearing the beginning of soup season. Nothing compares to the flavor and quality of homemade stock for the base for your stews, chowders, and curries. An All-Clad stockpot like this one is a worthy candidate. It stands up to long periods of slow simmering, always maintaining consistent heat distribution. Its high sides are designed for the slow evaporation of liquids, allowing you to make more concentrated, flavorful stocks. Since it's All-Clad, you can pull this baby out year after year and know that it'll work just as well as it did the day you bought it.
3-Quart Sauté Pan with Copper Core
Copper cookware is incredible—but expensive—which is why we usually lean towards stainless steel, nonstick, and cast iron. But at 50 percent off, this roomy sauté pan is considerably more affordable than most copper-core pans out there. Copper is an excellent material for even heat distribution and conductivity, while the stainless steel exterior provides a more durable surface that heats up quickly and can withstand constant use. This pan is excellent for sautéing and browning meat, and it comes with a lid which means you can always cover your food and turn down the heat for a braise.
Rowenta Lint Remover
Okay, this isn't cookware....but when we saw that this battery-powered lint remover from All-Clad's sister brand Rowenta was on sale, we had to include it. Some of our editors use one at home, and claim it has kept even the oldest sweaters looking new season after season. I would buy mine again full price—meaning this deal is too good to pass up.
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