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Our Fave Cookware Deals at All-Clad’s Factory Seconds Sale

It's summer sale season. Alongside Amazon Prime Day, Target Circle Week, Best Buy Black Friday in July, and Walmart Plus Week, there's another sale going on that's worth getting excited about: the All-Clad Seconds Sale. 

The All-Clad VIP Seconds Sale is run by Home and Cook Sales, an authorized reseller for All-Clad and several other cookware brands. 

You might be wondering: Didn't that just happen? It did, last month. But All-Clad is running a second sale on factory seconds, this time called the VIP Seconds Event. Like the previous sale, it's a great chance to get All-Clad's fantastic cookware at a better price. It will come with a few bumps and bruises, but we think those are well worth it, especially since you can save up to 70 percent on All-Clad's pots, pans, and utensils. Keep in mind that all sales are final, and the sale runs until July 14 at 11:59 pm ET.

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What Are Factory Seconds?

Factory seconds featured in the sale have (usually) minor imperfections, like a scuff on the pan, a misaligned name stamp, or merely a dented box. The website lists details about the imperfection on every product.  

While the blemishes may vary, the merchant says all of the cookware will perform as intended. We've used a dozen factory seconds pots and pans, and they’ve all worked exactly as advertised.

The Best All-Clad Deals

Here are some of our favorite deals from the sale. The “before” prices are based on items in new condition. And don't miss our related buying guides, and our full list of the best deals right now on home and kitchen gear.

All-Clad Essentials D5 6-Quart Pan for $180 ($145 off)Home and Cook Sales

The Essentials D5 is one of our favorite pans. We find it works well for all kinds of tasks, from sautéing to even popping it into the oven, and its high walls keep grease and splatter out of the kitchen.

All-Clad 3-Quart Sauté Pan With Lid for $120 ($165 off)Home and Cook Sales

WIRED writer Scott Gilbertson owns and loves this pan. He says the steep side walls make it like a saucepan in the shape of a skillet—which might sound strange, but it works great for all kinds of things.

All-Clad 4-Quart Copper Core Sauce Pan With Lid for $200 ($195 off)Home and Cook Sales

Another recommendation straight from Scott's kitchen. “I actually have the 2-quart version, but this is the size I wish I had,” he says. The pan's combination of copper, aluminum, and stick-resistant stainless steel makes it a fantastic heat conductor, with only cast iron outperforming it.

All-Clad 12-Inch Copper Core Fry Pan for $130 ($235 off)Home and Cook Sales

If you're interested in the great heat conduction of All-Clad's Copper Core line in a smaller pan, this 12-inch fry pan has the same makeup as the saucepan above. It's also available for a fantastic deal at more than 60 percent off.

All-Clad 12-Inch Stainless Fry Pan for $80 ($120 off)Home and Cook Sales

You truly can't go wrong with a high-quality frying pan like this. If you are used to nonstick, you'll have to get used to cooking without it, but it's worth it—good stainless steel provides more heat and fewer hot spots, and is honestly easier once you master it.

All-Clad 5-Piece Bakeware Set for $60 ($148 off)Home and Cook Sales

This set has everything a budding baker needs, at a great price. While we haven't tested this set, it comes with two round cake pans, a half-sheet pan, a 1-pound loaf pan, and a nonstick cooling rack.

All-Clad 10-Piece Essentials Nonstick Cookware Set for $250 ($450 off)Home and Cook Sales

This Essentials set is All-Clad's nonstick version, so it's different than the D5 Essentials pan we've tested and loved, but it's still a fantastic deal. If you're going to any weddings this year, or want to make over your kitchen cookware, here's the perfect chance to do so for a steal.

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