Ask any BA staffer to name their favorite cookware brands—brands whose pots and pans are consistently beautifully-designed, durable, and worth the hype—and All-Clad will make, if not top, the list. When you invest in a piece of cookware from All-Clad (and, admittedly, it is a bit of an investment) you can expect that cookware to serve you well for decades with proper care. The pans’ signature durability and consistent, even heating makes them staple in our test kitchen. Food director Chris Morocco writes of his 10″ All-Clad stainless steel fry pan, “This skillet simply can’t be improved on, and therefore I’ll never need another one.”
If you’ve been coveting a copper-core skillet for years or you’re a longtime fan looking to make a few replacements in your stainless steel cookware collection, you’re in luck: The famed All-Clad Factory Seconds Sale is in full swing for a very limited time. You have until 11:59 PM EST on May 20th to shop some choice deals on gear from across the brand’s lineup. We’re talking pots, pans, and bakeware, plus small appliances that are begging to become a part of your daily routine.
The factory sale consists of products that are being marked down for one of two reasons: Either they have minor scratches or dents or there’s simply damage to the packaging that prevented the product from being sold at retail (the listing will inform you of which situation is applicable). Either way, they’ll still perform just as well as any other All-Clad piece. Read on for our top picks from this year’s sale, including test kitchen staples and products our editors can’t live without.
Like all of All-Clad’s stainless cookware, this skillet—the one Chris swears by—sports a three-ply construction consisting of an aluminum core bonded with two layers of stainless steel. It’s a pan that’s unmatched in terms of even heat distribution and durability. Just take it from Chris: “This is the pan I guarantee you will never get bored of, cannot destroy, and that will never let you down.”
If you’re in the market for a full suite of upgraded pots and pans that are sure to become heirlooms, this 10-piece set will cover all of your bases. With 8- and 10-inch fry pans, a covered saucepan, a casserole, and sauté pans—plus an 8-quart covered stock pot—you’ll be ready to tackle any cooking project that comes your way. It’s the professional-quality set home cooks dream of, and during the All-Clad Factory Seconds Sale, it’s a whopping 57% off.
All-Clad also excels in the realm of nonstick cookware—so much so that their nonstick pans are a top pick among BA staffers. These pans are made up of a hard anodized aluminum core coated in three layers of nonstick material. That means nonstick that’s actually nonstick, and scratch-resistant to boot (read: no more fried eggs stuck to the bottom of the pan, and no more disastrous scratch marks from trying to remove those eggs from said pan).
We’ve dubbed this appliance the Cadillac of waffle makers for its promise of beautifully crisp, impossibly tall, five star hotel-level waffles, all from the comfort of your home kitchen. Take advantage of the sale and snag one for over 50% off—then make these coffee-flavored Belgian waffles to celebrate, because you deserve it.
We’ve got news for you: A good immersion blender can accomplish almost any task a standard blender can, while taking up a fraction of the kitchen storage space. This model from All-Clad is one of the best we’ve used because of its ultra-powerful motor and variable speed controls. Pick up the original version, or go cordless for maximum ease.