All-Clad 10" Stainless Braiser Set $62.10 - FREE Shipping!
This is a great deal if you can use this piece. Comes with two red quilted oven mitts and a large A-C spoon. It holds 2 qts. If you want this don't wait as Amazon keeps changing their prices and it can go up at any minute.
Did anyone get this? That's why there are so few posts regarding sales here. No one responds. Was hoping to get a conversation going about this piece which is why I think most people post about a sale as they want the item but are sometimes not sure if it's useful, or they want assurance of what a good deal it is :-). Oh well...this is my last sales post.
BTW, it's still up at around that price.
Personally, I was very interested when I read your initial post, but when I clicked the link, I was rather disappointed in the actual product. The customer reviews were quite negative, and the pan isn't truly an "all-clad" design because it has (to quote the sales blurb) an "aluminum-core base". My overall reaction was to wonder whether the highly respected "All-Clad" brand was starting to cash in on its reputation by putting its name on mediocre products (and ones made in China, to boot).
I hope that the lack of responses in this particular thread won't keep you from posting good deals for the benefit of the folks here at Chowhound.
re: tanuki soup
The pan has the aluminum core all the way up to the rim as the other A-C pans do. It's the exact same pan as the 10" frypan except it has two loop handles instead of the one long handle. Even though it's a braiser I think it would be best to braise in LC and it only holds 2 quarts. It's a useful everyday pan if you cook for one or two, but I think there are more useful pans than this. A-C included it in their new tri-ply collection and it's in the copper core line too. There's a lot of misinformation out there. Best to call A-C and check on it yourself.