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The All-Clad Cookware Seconds Sale is Back

Not every cookware is created equal. Anyone who has ever bought a cheap entry-level set of pots and pans knows: After a few years (sometimes months), the non-stick coating peels off, the handles come off, or the entire surface becomes warped and uneven. Buying cheap equipment just to replace it is a waste of time and money. It may be among the most expensive kitchen tools you can buy, but All-Clad comes highly recommended by WIRED reviewers and culinary experts. They’re expensive, but these pots and pans are reliable and last practically forever. Forever, forever.

So how do you get your hands on this coveted cookware at affordable prices? A surefire way to save money at All-Clad is to shop the Factory Seconds sale every few months. We’ll go into more detail and list our favorite discounts below. The current Factory Seconds sale is now online ends May 28 at 11:59 p.m. ET.

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What are factory seconds?

The Factory Seconds Sale is conducted by Home and Cook Sales, an authorized reseller for All-Clad and several other cookware brands. The items offered for sale (usually) have minor defects, such as a scratch on the pan, a misaligned name stamp, or just dented packaging. Each product on the website lists details about the imperfection. You must enter an email address to access the sale.

Although imperfections may vary, the retailer states that all cookware functions as intended. Should a problem arise, almost every All-Clad Factory Seconds product is backed by All-Clad’s Limited Lifetime Warranty. (Electric items have a slightly different warranty. Please see individual product pages for more information.) We used a dozen Factory Seconds pots and pans and all performed exactly as advertised. Remember that all sales are final.

The best second-hand deals in All-Clad design

Below we’ve highlighted notable discounts from the wider offering. “Before” prices are based on items in new condition. Also check out our cooking buying guides, including the 7 Essentials for Every Kitchen, the Best Chef’s Knives, the Best Blenders, and the Best Air Fryers.

All-Clad D5 Essentials pan

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The Essential is one of our favorite pans. It’s, um, essential in the kitchen. We like that it works well for all types of tasks. Its high walls prevent grease from splattering on your countertop, and it can serve as a flat-bottomed wok or even a replacement for a Dutch oven. It is also dishwasher safe.

If you have a tendency for your sautéed vegetables to splatter out of the skillet, a deeper skillet is for you. It has a large base for cooking, but high sides so your ingredients stay in the pan and don’t end up on the stove. Plus, the sides are flat so you can use them as leverage when flipping something with a spatula.

Everyone needs a good, large stainless steel frying pan. It’s not non-stick, which takes some getting used to – make sure your fat or oil is hot before putting food in it – but once you get the hang of cooking on stainless steel, you’ll never want non-stick again . Good quality stainless steel ensures even heat with fewer hot spots, making cooking easier once you get the hang of it.

Fully lined 3-quart pot

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All-Clad’s blend of copper, aluminum, and 18/10 non-stick stainless steel makes one of the best heat-conducting pans WIRED reviewer Scott Gilbertson has ever used (next to cast iron). He uses a smaller version for sauces, cooking potatoes, making bourbon bacon rind, and countless other tasks. This is a workhorse in the kitchen. The included lid reduces evaporation (if desired).

This basket is ideal for grilling foods such as asparagus or fruit. The base is perforated to allow the smoky, charcoal-like goodness to flavor your food without the risk of items being lost on the grate while cooking.

AllClad oval baker pans

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These little oval ramekins are great for portioning side dishes or individual portions, but if you’re like me and don’t have a microwave, they’re also great for reheating leftovers on the stove or in the oven.

A stockpot is a niche item, but sometimes you just need a huge cooking vessel. This is designed for this purpose. A steamer insert and a sieve are included so you can prepare several ingredients at the same time. Pro Tip: If you ever want to cook seafood at home, this pot is basically perfect.

If you are looking for a stockpot, this 8 liter vessel is for you. It’s made from a mix of copper, aluminum and non-stick 18/10 stainless steel that we love as part of the D5 collection, and you’ll want excellent heat conduction with the large cooking volume.

AllClad 5 Piece Measuring Cup Set

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These measuring cups are super durable. Your grandchildren’s grandchildren could probably use some of this. I like that they are deep. When pouring out a quarter cup of oil for a recipe, I don’t have to worry as much about keeping my hand steady as I do with flatter, wider measuring cups.

Since shipping costs $10, these wouldn’t be a great deal on their own, but they could be a solid addition if you’re placing a larger order. It’s hard to say much about pot holders. Either they work or they don’t. They do, and they are easy to clean.

All-Clad makes great utensils. Cooking utensils are a strange category – the bad ones usually work fine, but you end up having to replace them sooner. All-Clad utensils last a long time. This set makes a great Father’s Day gift or addition to your camping gear. It includes tongs, a fork, a spatula, and a basting brush, as well as a convenient, sturdy carrying case to store everything. If you don’t care about the carrying case, you can purchase just the tools instead for $50.

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