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!
Recipe Reviews & Comments
Hi! I know it’s early, but I’m hopeful that my sister can come in to town for this June’s All-Clad sale and I want to get it on her calendar now! Do you know if the dates have been set yet? I know it’s usually the first weekend in June, but with it being a Friday and a Saturday, would that be May 31 and June 1 this year or June 7 and 8?
I love a planner! They haven’t decided yet on the dates for the June Factory Sale. They should announce in sometime in March. As soon as I find out, I’ll issue out notice.
Have either of you ever gone to their sale? Is there something you’re hoping they’ll have this year?
Best Kitchen Wishes!
Hi! I am thinking of going in December to the All-Clad sale. When is the best time to go? I work on Fridays so is Saturday morning still a good time? Anyone been there Saturday morning? Is there still stuff left or is it all picked over?
Typically they have this sale the first weekend in December. Both Friday and Saturday mornings you will wait in line at least an hour. If the doors open at 9, people will start lining up around 6 or 7am. What I love most about the way these sales are organized is that stuff is constantly being brought in through out the day. Granted some items sell out BUT there’s a very good chance that later in the day All-Clad staff will bring in another shipment of that sold out item. So if you went there even at 11am on a Saturday there is tons of stuff there and not just the picked over items. Plus they re-stock the entire time.
Best Kitchen Wishes!
Thanks so much for posting about this. I’m over in Cincinnati and would love to make the next one. Do you know if they have a mailing list, so it could help to remind me to get over to this fabulous event?
You are most welcome! And thank you for finding my site! Oh yeah, Cincinnati isn’t far at all! Yes you have to plan on attending the next one. If All-Clad keeps with tradition, the next one will be in December (usually the first Friday & Saturday). THAT is insane because everyone is buying up for the holidays.
You can subscribe to All-Clad’s mailing list here: http://www.brand.all-clad.com/Pages/E-News.aspx
Plus, subscribe to my website and check out our Facebook page as I will also have updates as well.
Also, if you need recommendations on places to stay in the area, let me know.
Best Kitchen Wishes!
Ericka Cumblidge says
Hiya, I’m really glad I’ve found this information. Nowadays bloggers publish just about gossips and internet and this is really irritating. A good blog with interesting content, this is what I need. Thank you for keeping this web site, I will be visiting it. Do you do newsletters? Can’t find it.
No, no newsletters yet. My suggestion is for you to subscribe to the website (look at the top of this page). Every time I update it, you’ll get notification. Also, don’t forget to sign up on our Facebook page as I post recipes on there too.
THANK YOU writing this! I got ALl-Clad’s update today about their second’s sale and they pointed everyone to this post. First off you write beautifully! Your passion truly is amazing. Your honesty is refreshing.
Secondly, thanks for the info on when and where is it.
I have a few pieces of All-Clad that seem to have lost their shine. What do you recommend for cleaning them up like new again?
Oh… I viewed some of your recipes. You are truly amazing! Your writing is incredible and the foods that you cook and bake! Absolutely breathtaking! And mouth watering! I’m definitely signing up to get you notifications when you update this. I think you’re my new favorite website for recipes!
You are most welcome and thank YOU for the great comments! I really appreciate it!
I swear by Bar Keepers friend to keep my Copper-Core set looking brand new. I honestly don’t remember having anything stick in the pot that I had to scrub it out. To clean the exterior just make a paste of Bar Keepers friend and warm water. I use a soft sponge to shine it up (don’t forget to do it to the bottoms of the pan either! You’d be surprised how much grease and gunk build up there!).
If you have the Copper-Core, remember the copper portion will patina over time.
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I love how excited you get !!!!
Now… my husband won’t let me buy cookware that is made of aluminum. His Mother died of Alzheimers and he believes it is a direct result from cooking with aluminum pots and pans. I don’t know …. but he wants me to cook with Stainless Steel so I do.
You keep up that excitement though because I just love it !!!
And I love the way you shop too…. cha-ching!!!! (that’s the savings at the cash resgister!!! ha ha)
Your Snowden Sister
All-Clad does have stainless still products as well. http://www.all-clad.com/collections/Stainless-Steel/frypans.htm I’m sorry to hear about the loss of his mother. My grandmother had the beginning stages of that. I’ve read a lot regarding the possible linkage between Alzheimer’s and exposure to aluminum. I, personally don’t believe that there is valid proof that this can cause it. However I’m not a doctor nor a scientist. To each their own, right? 🙂
Hey you know how my family grew up so we had to make do and money was sparse. So I learned the value of a dollar and that at times you need to spend a little more to get that long lasting investment.
But yeah, I’d definitely suggest looking into their Stainless Steel line. Michele I’m telling you, they are AMAZING!