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All-Clad Cookware - Where to buy at the best price in Toronto, or mail order in Canada?

Full tummy Oct 24, 2010 10:58 AM

I am looking to purchase either individual items or a set. Where to go for a good price?

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    liverwurst RE: Full tummy Oct 25, 2010 05:23 PM

    We bought a set from Hendrix (in Pickering) that was about $200 cheaper than Williams Sonoma. - this is the stainless steel model. With All-Clad, you'd be hard-pressed to buy them on sale. You can give Cayne's a call and see if they carry this brand. And I recall seeing the odd A-C pot or pan for sale at the annual William Ashley warehouse sale. Good luck! I love my pots and pans!

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      downtownfoodie RE: liverwurst Oct 26, 2010 05:37 AM

      maybe not a good idea for the non-stick, but for the stainless, if you're really on a budget (and it's not for a gift) consider buying used online. it comes a little loved but the stuff honestly lasts FOREVER. i bought my first pieces that way back in school and they are still going strong.

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        lilaki RE: downtownfoodie Oct 26, 2010 07:36 AM

        hey dtf,

        i've never even considered buying used ... but you're right, for SS, maybe it's not such a bad idea ... where did you purchase from?

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          downtownfoodie RE: lilaki Oct 26, 2010 02:01 PM

          i bought one off ebay from a seller with perfect feedback; downside is shipping is killer for a heavy 14" pan. i also bought a couple of pots off CL and Kijiji. There are lots of people who get A-C as unwanted wedding presents and are happy to monetize some of it. The upside is you can check out the item before you buy, the downside is less selection than Ebay.

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        lilaki RE: liverwurst Oct 26, 2010 07:38 AM

        i've definitely seen the odd A-C pot/pan at the WA warehouse sale ...i don't recall exact prices but they weren't cheap (although, it's A-C so...)

      3. Full tummy RE: Full tummy Oct 26, 2010 11:30 AM

        Thanks for the suggestions so far! It's for a gift, so used isn't an option, unfortunately.

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          Jash RE: Full tummy Oct 26, 2010 02:28 PM

          I'm gonna get slated for this: All-Clad gets great press, but in my opinion, is not particularly good. Sure - it's one of the better "by comparison", but again, in my opinion and as someone who is a self-taught gourmet cook, there are better products out there for less and equal amounts of money. I find All-Clad poorly designed insofar as my pots have 'hot spots' (uneven cooking) and my fingers get caught in the poorly designed handles of the stock pots; also, all All-Clad handles are the same and I personally find them uncomfortable to 'wield' (when tossing stuff around) and generally hold, because they are skinny in width and diameter. If you cook a lot, as I do, and are pretty competent in the kitchen, you might consider Bourgeat (French and difficult to find here in Canada - I use the company Nisbets at www.nisbets.co.uk or Nisbets in France and get the items delivered to my husband's hotel or here in Ontario); I also like Staub cast iron and Le Crueset, both of which are freely available here in Canada. It depends what you're cooking, of course. Le Creuset is excellent for stove-top-to-oven-to-table, as is Staub, but I don't find cast iron good for cooking pasta, for example - the heavy bottomed Bourgeat or similar is much better with this. I've been using the three manufacturers mentioned above for about 18 years; I had to buy All-Clad when we moved here, because I was waiting for my own stuff to arrive. I was told All-Clad was the best there is, but my All-Clad only comes out when I've run out of dishes : -)

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            Full tummy RE: Jash Oct 26, 2010 03:30 PM

            Oh gosh, the pots are for my mom who already has great pots. I know she probably won't see any difference, but she has everything, and it's hard for her to think of something she wants for Christmas. The mystique of "All Clad" has entrapped her, and so there's no point fighting it. But, you're right, she may just end up putting them in a box in her basement and sticking with the top-notch stuff she already has.

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              downtownfoodie RE: Full tummy Oct 27, 2010 06:15 AM

              the handle thing is a personal preference. i like the all-clad handles...no slipping or twisting when tossing things in a fry pan. might be in part cause i often use a towel when handling any pots...hangover from working in resto kitchens when you never know what's hot and what isn't. my bro hates them.

              re hotspots...i have never found any in any of my pieces...any more than any other non-copper core (and therefore ludicrously expensive) pans. i ahve used mine on electric (shudder), gas, and glass, as well as in the oven. they all performed well on all surfaces.

              everyone is always going to have their preferences, but in terms of long lasting cookware, most people are very satisfied with their all-clad ware

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            SuZee RE: Full tummy Oct 27, 2010 07:48 AM

            Hi Full tummy. Not sure if you've found a solution yet. As background, I have a full set of All-Clad stainless steel at my US vacation home and love them. I got the full set at a fantastic price. Using them is a pleasure and prompted me to replace the set of Lagostinas that I got as a gift. Like you, I searched to find deals on All-Clad here in Toronto to no avail. I brought back a few pans when I was able to get a deal at Williams-Sonoma, but still wanted pots. So here's what I found that may solve your problem. Costco Canada (in-store) has a 13 piece set of 18/10 stainless steel cookware with a copper insert for $199 under the Kirkland label. The cookware has five layers: two aluminum, two stainless steel, and one copper. I did some research online and found them very well rated so decided to buy them, knowing Costco's excellent return policy. I love them. They heat beautifully, no hot spots, and have already recommended them to everyone in my family. I think they'd be a great gift. If you want to see them online, go to the US site and you'll find them for $179. I didn't find them on the Canadian site. To find them in the store, look to your immediate left when you walk in. If you don't have a membership, hopefully someone at your work does, or I believe that Costco may still have one-day passes. Good luck.

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              erly RE: SuZee Oct 27, 2010 04:02 PM

              I am not certain if this is now pertinent, or if you go to Buffalo, but Wegmans sold All-Clad for 40% off last year.
              I don't go often, so not certain if this was just a one time thing .
              I purchased a couple of Pots at the time, and they were less than half of Canadian prices after the discount.

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                liverwurst RE: erly Oct 28, 2010 09:17 AM

                Full Tummy,

                Here is a link to the store where I bought my set of All-Clad. It gives you prices to sets and individual pieces. Hendrix Restaurant Supply is located in Pickering.

                http://www.hendrixequip.com/searchres...

                The 7 piece set is advertised for $800 and the 10 at $1080.

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                  Full tummy RE: liverwurst Oct 28, 2010 07:14 PM

                  Thanks, liverwurst. I will check them out.

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                    chrisfernando100 RE: Full tummy Oct 28, 2010 08:00 PM

                    homsense is great if you don't need a complete set...i've seen every brand mentioned there for about 40-50% off retail, sometimes even more...

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              dancingTimmy RE: Full tummy Oct 31, 2010 12:32 PM

              Junors in Bayview village carries all clad. I think they have 2 other locations, but i can not find a website. I have no idea about how competitive the prices are.

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                liverwurst RE: dancingTimmy Nov 11, 2010 05:23 PM

                Full Tummy,

                I just noticed that the 7 piece All-Clad set is on SALE for $700 (down from $800) and the 10 piece at $900.

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                  Full tummy RE: liverwurst Nov 12, 2010 12:02 PM

                  Thanks!!!

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                knusprig RE: Full tummy Nov 14, 2010 12:21 PM

                Not sure which line you're interested.
                William Ashley sale has 8" master chef stainless fry pan for $74.99 (regular $135).
                Aurora at 1610 Midland Ave, 416 752 9300 or 800 668 3333 has limited stock in store but lower price even if they have to order special.
                Call also Degrees Kitchen (Yonge/Lawrence) and the Kitchen Store (Danforth).

                Knusprig

                1. hal2010 RE: Full tummy Nov 14, 2010 04:57 PM

                  Epicure has the 7-piece for $550

                  http://www.epicureshop.ca/store/pc/Al...

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                    ski break RE: Full tummy Nov 15, 2010 12:14 PM

                    Late to the table but look at Cuisinox..they are made in Quebec and as good as A/C..they are about 1/3 less...can be bought at a kitchen store just opposite the entrance to Whole Foods on Avenue Road..can't remember the name of the store tho.

                    SB

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                      dmartins123 RE: ski break Nov 15, 2010 04:26 PM

                      i just ordered an all clad piece from www.cutleryandmore.com. Prices cannot be beat in my opinion if you are looking for select items.

                      i got a 4qt LTD saute pan for $129 USD...$20 for shipping to Toronto. Compare that to $220+HST at williams sonoma.

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                        torontofoodiegirl RE: dmartins123 Nov 25, 2010 08:22 AM

                        I think the covered saute pan is on sale at Williams Sonoma for $199 (though, as you point out, still cheaper to order it). It's a really great pan - I love mine.

                        Cuisinox and All Clad are both also available at Degrees (on Yonge north of Eglinton) and they often seem to have sales on.

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                        knusprig RE: ski break Nov 21, 2010 04:26 PM

                        "Main Course" is the name of the store I think: http://www.themaincourse.ca/

                        Knusprig

                      3. Breadcrumbs RE: Full tummy Nov 21, 2010 04:40 PM

                        If you haven't purchased your gift as yet, might I suggest that you sign up for WS email notifications in Canada. Recently they had a fantastic sale w 40% off. Also, I have added a number of pieces to my collection over the past years by shopping their pre-Christmas sales where you get significant discounts.

                        The best deals I've found though have been in the US. It really is worth the drive to Buffalo or, schlepping the stuff back in your checked bags when flying elsewhere in the US.

                        Last month we picked up a great AC D5 SS 3 Qt Sauteuse pan w lid for USD $129. at the WS in the Walden Galleria.

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                          Breadcrumbs RE: Breadcrumbs Nov 22, 2010 06:41 AM

                          Also, Sur La Table will ship to Canada if you call them. They have some great sales on AC. Here's one that's on now:

                          http://www.surlatable.com/product/685...

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                        2. Full tummy RE: Full tummy Nov 22, 2010 07:36 PM

                          Thanks for all the great tips, everyone!!!

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                            MarthaJones RE: Full tummy Nov 24, 2010 06:00 AM

                            Not sure if they have All-Clad but Ashton Green has some nice stuff. They offer mail order or pickup at their Scarborough warehouse.

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                              Sadistick RE: Full tummy Nov 24, 2010 01:50 PM

                              I must say, the Cuisinart SS set we got as a wedding present have pleasantly surprised me!

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                                letrell RE: Full tummy Feb 20, 2011 04:15 AM

                                I'm looking to buy the 7 piece All-Clad Stainless set:
                                http://www.williams-sonoma.com/produc...

                                Williams-Sonoma USA sells the set for $600. I live in Toronto and my local W-S store sells the idential set for over $700 Canadian. Any suggestions where to find a better price in Canada?

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                                  knusprig RE: letrell Feb 20, 2011 04:43 PM

                                  Letrell, shop around, check various internet stores. If you're not in a hurry wait a bit. Before Mother's Day there might be a better deal. All Clad does have promo prices for Cdn retailers for different items at different times of year.

                                  http://www.internetkitchenstore.com/s...

                                  Knusprig

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                                    volauvent RE: letrell Feb 20, 2011 07:11 PM

                                    Letrell

                                    They actually have fairly decent prices at this site

                                    http://www.cutleryandmore.com/

                                    They will ship to Canada and its free if you spend 49$ or more.

                                    I didn't see the exact set you were looking for but they do have two different 9 piece sets for 600$ American. Plus they have a deal on that if you spend more than 500$ on All Clad products you get a free Lasagna Pan which is a pretty good deal as that pan is worth 170.00 itself

                                    Here's the link to the set
                                    http://www.cutleryandmore.com/all-cla...

                                    For christmas I got an All Clad 12" skillet from this site and it was a great deal!

                                    Good Luck

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                                      wano RE: volauvent Feb 21, 2011 05:43 AM

                                      Macy's has great deals when they have sales, so a trip to Buffalo is worth it, especially if you ask for the international discount about 10%, then apply for the credit card another 15% or so. Just order it by calling the store then pick it up when it is shipped to the store.

                                      we got the 7-piece copper set for about $400 US with a bonus. Ask the sales person to double check the price on their internal website cause it doesn't match the external macy's site.

                                      Just about every Canadian outfit will be way overpriced compared to buying in the US unfortunately. And with the CDN above par at times....

                                      Degrees, Junors, way to expensive.
                                      Caynes forget about it
                                      WA only at warehouse sale

                                      You can also try all-clad outlets in the US - see premium factory outlets for locations
                                      Marshalls and TJ Maxx also carries some now and again, they are seconds but you can't tell the difference.

                                      Food network (us) has sales some times and only ships to the us

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