If you've had your hands on an All-Clad pot or pan, then you know there's good reason they cost a little more. Strength, sturdiness and balance are a few points of excellence, but an All-Clad pan also cooks evenly, without cold or hot spots. That's all mostly due to an aluminum core that conducts heat fast and high-grade stainless steel outer layers that distribute it evenly.
An entire set could run you four figures, but you likely don't need all that -- just a few good pieces -- and All-Clad 7.5-inch French skillet is down to $50 off during a limited-time price drop (online only). That 50% off the normal price and about as low as we've seen this fancy pan drop.
The stainless steel French skillet is a good size for an omelette or searing one or two small steaks or chicken breasts. This is not a large pan: The high sloped sides make it ideal for deglazing and whisking up a sauce to put on top of the aforementioned steak or chicken. This is cookware for a slightly more experienced home chef, so if you're used to nonstick, it'll be an adjustment. In short: Start off low and slow as you get used to how hot it gets and how hot it stays. If you care about even heat distribution and high-heat stovetop cooking, add this piece of luxury cookware to your cabinet collection or snatch it up for a foodie you love.
Shipping is free on the All-Clad skillet. Oh, and All-Clad just happens to be Ina Garten's cookware of choice. If it's good enough for her then, well, we definitely want some.
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