Now by now, you all know about my love for All-Clad pots and pans and I’m sure you’re well versed in their semiannual Factory Sale as I’ve promoted it about as much as the company itself has. And no, I’m not affiliated with them nor do they give me free stuff (trust me, I wish they did… both my bank account AND Mr. Fantabulous would kindly appreciate it!). I just honestly love their products. From a cook and baker’s stand point, they are undeniably the absolutely the best pots/pans to cook with. From an engineering stand point, the design and metal layering is superb! In my 7 years of having these pans I’ve never once had anything stick in them or burn.
So this weekend is their ginormous factory sale. And when I say ginormous, I’m not exaggerating! We’re talking around 100,000-150,000 people will pass through their doors. Rows and rows of mirror-shined pots, pans, gadgets and gidzmos. Seriously, there is not one thing like this that I’ve been to before. I’ve been to numerous trade shows, conventions and so forth but this is unreal. It’s well organized, easily marked and items are abundant (well okay mostly. I still have yet to get my tea kettle or my 20qrt stock pot).
We took my in-laws with us for this event; their first time. The look of amazement and awe on their faces when they first walked in was priceless. It’s overwhelming at first because there’s so much stuff that you’re not sure where to go first. The flow of the crowd is nice and the workers there are extremely nice and helpful.
If you didn’t get a chance to make it this time, they normally have their next one in December. Start saving up and planning a trip to the Pittsburgh area!
So now the good stuff.. had I bought this in a store it would have been over $1575. At the factory sale I paid $829. Now yes granted, most people aren’t going to spend that much even still. So look at it like this. One pot I got was originally $450. I paid $125 for it! So yes, I got a little over 70% off! That’s incredible on a brand new item!