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If you’ve had your fingers around an All-Clad pot or pan, then you know. It just feels different. Better. Stronger. It’s collectible cookware because All-Clad is not exactly cheap and an entire set can run into the thousands. You don’t need an entire set though — just a few good pieces, and one of them is on sale for $40 right now at Macy’s. Theis 60% off during a limited-time price drop (online only) and that’s about as low as we’ve ever seen the skillet drop.
The stainless steel French skillet is on the small side, but a good size for searing a quick steak or chicken breast. 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 super even heat distribution and high-heat stovetop cooking, add this piece of luxury All-Clad cookware to your cabinet collection or snatch it up for a foodie you love.
Shipping is free on the skillet and there’s even a same-day delivery option if you’re scrambling for a. 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.