Oh TKW Family I’m so happy to share this with you. It’s funny every year I swear I hear from you guys earlier and earlier on when the next All-Clad factory sale is. I’ve been sharing this information with you guys for gosh, years now. Even though I’ve been going to these sales for a bajillion years I still get giddy when it’s that time of year.
The Winter sale is my Christmas which Mr. Fantabulous gets off pretty easy in the whole gift idea thing. I mean hello…get me anything All-Clad and I’m happy! And then the Summer sale is well, my birthday gift as it’s right around my birthday. I tell my friends at All-Clad that they plan these sales around ME and no one else. LOL
Twice a year All-Clad has what’s called their ‘Factory Sale’. This is all their stuff that they either have too much of, has been discontinued or deemed irregular. They come fully backed with All-Clad’s warranty. Now the whole ‘irregular’ may cause concern but trust me, there is NO CONCERN! There may be a blemish – small scratch, logo off-center, something that causes it for the big department stores to not want to sell it. In no way shape or form does it lack in quality or performance. However that’s pretty rare to get a piece like that.
Now if you are going to be going let me know. I’m always there, every Saturday around noon. I’d love to meet you and give you a great big hug! Plus I can walk you through the sale giving you advice on what pans to get and what to cook in them. However if you can’t find me any of the amazing workers there can help you.
Feel free to ask questions below; if I don’t know the answer I can do my best to find out. So what would *I* recommend getting if you’re a first timer? First go with what is in your price range.
- 12″ Stainless Steel Pan – you’re steaks will thank you for it!
- 10-12″ Non-Stick pan – everyone needs a non-stick pan
- All-Clad PC8 (Pressure Cooker) – this is honestly AMAZING!!! This will ROCK your world and you’ll never imagine your life without again!
- Stock pot – this is perfect for soups, large pots of pasta sauce, anything really
- Dutch oven – I love these for making breads and roasts
- Sauce Pan (1-2 sizes) – these are perfect for sauces (duh), veggies, beans and so forth
- Roaster – from turkeys to hams, and everything in between. Every home needs one.
- All-Clad Cast Aluminum Insert Crock Pot/Slow Cooker – trust me on this, it’s amazing
Now granted there are a bajillion other things I could and would recommend but those right there are the perfect starter edition to an amazing collection! And if you’re not sure what a pan is for, just ask.
♥When: Friday, December 2, 2016 and Saturday, December 3, 2016
♥Time: Friday is from 9am-7pm | Saturday is from 9am – 4pm
♥Where: Washington County Fair and Expo Center | 2151 North Main Street | Washington, PA 15301 | Phone: 724-225-7718
♥Directions: If you’re near the Pittsburgh area, here are driving directions from N/S/E/W
♥Things to know:
ο They accept cash and credit card (at least they did the last 18 times I’ve gone).
ο Bring a friend or two! Share the experience!
ο There is no better day to go though if there is something you really want, it’s best to go on Friday morning as items sell out fast.
ο The past few times people started lining up pretty early (like 6am) but I go later in the afternoon and there is always a boat load of product left.
ο What is so awesome about this sale is that throughout the entire 2-day sale, the wonderful folks of All-Clad keep replenishing the products.
ο If you buy more than your vehicle can fit (trust me, you will buy and buy and buy!) in the past they have offered UPS shipping.
ο The sale is in-person only; no online ordering. Take the trip and visit – Pittsburgh is GORGEOUS this time of year and it truly is a site to see!
**** Keep an eye out on my Facebook page about their V.I.P. online sale!!! This is AWESOME and perfect for those of you that can’t make the sale in person! ****
ο The All-Clad employees that work at this event are SUPER nice and extremely helpful!
ο They have recently had a few shopping carts for people to use. If they are being used they do provide heavy boxes that you can either pull around or carry.
ο If this is your first time going, be prepared to be amazed!
ο There will easily be 150k-200k people who will flow through this event.
ο When you walk in they do have a map of all of the items broken down by ‘type’ of product – Copper Core, D5, Electrics and so forth.
ο Ask for me when you’re there! I’d love to meet you and say hi!
What else can I tell you?
→ I do not work for All-Clad nor do in any way represent the company. I am merely someone who truly loves and respects their products from both an engineering standpoint and cook/chef view.
→ Going by past sales, they have full sets as well as individual pieces, sauce pans, stock pots, non-stick, stainless, crock pots, grill pans, utensils, lids, bake ware, cookware, strainers, griddles and so forth.
→ If you need assistance carrying your items to the car they have amazing folks there that will help you.
→ They have introduced “Flash Sales” on low stock items through out the sale. Please be courteous and try not to run someone over getting that item.
→ Have fun. Really, just have fun. There is so much stuff and the people are so nice. If you’re not sure how to use or clean an item, ask someone.
→ There are hotels close to this sale (within minimal driving distance) so come in for the weekend!
→ If you have questions ask here or contact All-Clad themselves.
♥♥♥And if they ask how you heard about it, tell them The Kitchen Whisperer sent you. ♥♥♥