UPDATE: For the Friday, November 30th-Saturday, December 1, 2012 Factory Sale – all the details are here! See you there! Don’t forget to tell them The Kitchen Whisperer sent you!
So by now you all know that I am HUGE fan of All-Clad Metalcrafters♥. I’ve been using their pots and pans for about the past 7 years. Growing up in Pittsburgh we are the Steel City – from the Pittsburgh Steelers, to U.S. Steel, our steel workers and steel curtain. We also have All-Clad. Located in Southwestern, PA – Canonsburg to be exact, All-Clad makes Pittsburgh look good! Their craftsmanship is one that sets the bar that all other companies strive to meet yet never do. Their product is superior in every single way.
Prior to using these pots and pans I tried most others on the market in a vast price range. Thing is, I kept tossing them as they just didn’t perform to my expectations. Foods would burn or cook unevenly. Pans would have thinner spots, pans would rust after one use, handles would fall off, or coats would melt or better yet, flake off. It didn’t matter what I paid for the pan, they all were horrible.
So one Christmas Mr. Fantabulous bought me the 10 piece Copper-Core set. Okay first off, I was floored because All-Clad is pricey. However when I pulled those shiny, mirror-like pans out of the box my heart skipped a beat. But I didn’t want to get my hopes up because I had “other” shiny pretty pans before that were horrible.
After I made my first meal in one (I can still remember it – Beef Bourguignon with whipped mashed potatoes, green bean almondine and cinnamon apple sauce) I was hooked. Being an engineer it made perfect sense why those “others” never worked right. The pans were engineered and designed incorrectly. See with All-Clad and specifically the Copper-Core, it uses a five-ply bonded design utilizes a copper center core to maximize heat even conductivity and responsiveness. The copper ply is bonded to aluminum to enhance heat distribution while making the pans not so heavy and cumbersome. The bonded exterior and interior layers provide the ideal cooking surface, allow for ease of cleaning, extreme durability and honestly look FABULOUS in any kitchen.
Now the Copper-Core may not be within your budget that’s what awesome about the Second’s Sale – give me a few and I’ll get to that. Thing is, All-Clad has several series of pots/pans for you to choose from. All equally are amazing and worth every penny! I have their fry skillets with the Teflon coating and they are awesome! And their electrics… oh dear heavens I am honestly in love with their induction burner and slow cooker with cast-aluminum insert.
So now the good stuff… DISCOUNTS!!! We’re talking MAJOR deep discounts!
Twice a year All-Clad has what’s called their ‘Seconds Sale’. This is all their stuff that they either have too much of, has been discontinued or deemed irregular. They come fully back with All-Clad’s warranty. Now the whole ‘irregular’ may cause concern but trust me, there is NO CONCERN! Their 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.
♥When: Friday, June 1st and Saturday June 2nd, 2012
♥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 | Website: WashingtonFair.org
♥Directions: http://www.washingtonfair.org/html/directions.html if you’re close to Pittsburgh
♥Things to know:
ο They accept cash, check and credit card (at least they did the last 14 times I’ve gone).
ο There is no better day to go though if really want something, it’s best to go on Friday morning.
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 The All-Clad employees that work at this event are SUPER nice and extremely helpful!
ο There are no shopping carts but they have provided heavy boxes that you can either pull around or carry.
ο If this is your first time going, be prepared to be amazed!
ο If you’re going and they have their tea kettle and a 20 qrt stock pot.. leave it, it’s mine! 😉 I NEED these *wink*
♥♥♥And if they ask how you heard about it, tell them The Kitchen Whisperer told you about it. ♥♥♥
Now I mentioned something about discounts didn’t I??? See all this stuff below? I got it at the last Second’s sale.
Just look how much I saved!