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All-Clad Outlet in PA?

CindyJ May 4, 2012 07:33 AM

I could well be wrong about this, but I think I remember reading about an All-Clad outlet store somewhere in PA. Does anyone have any information about such a place? Thanks!

(BTW, I'll post this on the PA board as well.)

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    cwdonald May 4, 2012 07:41 AM

    It is in Trooper... http://cookwarenmore.com/

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      CindyJ May 4, 2012 07:55 AM

      Thanks, cw! I posted this query a bit too soon. I found an old post of mine on this very topic that gave me the same link.

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        Chefpaulo May 4, 2012 12:23 PM

        And its much more than All-Clad cookware. Well stocked with all sorts of gadgets and utensils as well - some a bargain, some not.
        CP

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          cook262 May 4, 2012 01:09 PM

          That was my recollection..."some a bargain, some not"....a foodie/chef friend of mine and I went there several years ago and both walked away empty handed or close to it. We were both disappointed. I'm sure stock changes but it was not anywhere I need to go back to....partly because it was a bit of a haul for us to get there... If you go, I would definitely say "Know your prices" of what you are looking for. Just because they say it is an outlet doesn't always mean it's cheaper than the local store's sales.

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            CindyJ May 4, 2012 01:59 PM

            I phoned over there this morning because I'm looking specifically for a roasting pan. I was told they had only one in stock (not the one I want), but that they do tend to have a better selection in the fall and winter, when people are doing holiday roasting. The one they do have is the large SS flared roaster, which they were selling for (I think) $125, which is a really good price for that piece.

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              FriedClamFanatic May 5, 2012 03:15 PM

              Cindy..if you're not wedded to All-clad, there are some other good ones. I have had a Cephalon (sp?) one for years that I use for everything from roasts to bacon in the over to Chex Mix. No cover, but i never needed that

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                CindyJ May 6, 2012 06:12 AM

                Hiya, FCF! Is that Calphalon you're talking about? I looked at one (online) I liked, but it looked like the base wasn't flat. Is yours totally flat, or is there a "ridge"?

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                  Hungryin theBurbs May 6, 2012 08:30 AM

                  My Calphalon roasting pan is completely flat on the bottom. Mine is old and the handles are different, but it is basically the same as this one:

                  http://store.calphalon.com/calphalon-...

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                    CindyJ May 6, 2012 09:15 AM

                    That looks EXACTLY like the one I'm presently using, but mine has what I believe is a non-stick interior and that's the reason I want to replace it. I'm always a little wary of using it to make pan sauces and gravies on the stovetop because of the non-stick interior. Also, sometimes when I make a really large brisket, I pan-sear it before oven braising it, and again, I have a concern about the heat from the stovetop. I could be totally wrong about the safety of the interior material of that roaster, but I'd rest easier with stainless clad aluminum.

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                      Hungryin theBurbs May 6, 2012 09:29 AM

                      I know they do make a nonstick version, but the one I have (and I think the one in that link) is not nonstick. It is hard-anodized aluminum, which, as I understand it, is non-reactive and does not present any safety concerns. I would agree with you about the nonstick surface, but I think the anodized version is ok.

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                        bucksguy14 May 6, 2012 03:32 PM

                        I have one similar to the one in the picture and it's definitely not non-stick. The rack is, but the roaster is not.

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                      FriedClamFanatic May 6, 2012 10:10 AM

                      totally flat.no ridging whatsoever

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                        CindyJ May 6, 2012 12:01 PM

                        Is it SS, or hard-anodized aluminum, or something else? I'm thinking that the hard-anodized aluminum might be a good and well-priced replacement for what I have now.

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                      truffles2 May 7, 2012 06:51 AM

                      One of the advantages of All Clad is that it is one of the few American companies in high quality cookware. I feel good about buying their products for that reason.

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                        Boognish May 7, 2012 12:24 PM

                        I agree. They get a lot of negative feedback based on the price, but the factory 2nd's are still excellent quality (mine are going to be battered by week 2 anyway) and should last you a lifetime.

                        I only buy mine from Cookware & More now. No reason to pay full price.

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                          Bigley9 May 7, 2012 01:41 PM

                          American metals, American craftspeople and manufactured right here (well, Southwest) PA

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                            cwdonald May 7, 2012 02:53 PM

                            The answer most of it.. there are caveats on the website...

                            There are areas in which All-Clad does not manufacture in the USA. These are:

                            1. Where the bonding of metals is not required for superior cooking performance (E.g. tools, accessories)
                            2. On regular non-bonded components where making in the USA would add to the retail price but not generally to performance (E.g. loop handles)
                            3. Where manufacturing constraints exist at the Canonsburg plant (E.g electrical kitchen appliances)

                            All-Clad’s tools, accessories (including the roaster combos and lasagna pans), or electrical kitchen appliances, are manufactured by select partners overseas qualified carefully by All-Clad with highest quality specifications.

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                        Leepa May 5, 2012 03:23 PM

                        And the SurLaTable store brand roasting pans are great, too.

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

                        They have a slightly smaller one as well.

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                          CindyJ May 6, 2012 06:16 AM

                          I'd buy that one in a heartbeat, but the base isn't flat, and since I'll be using it to make pan gravies on the stovetop, I really do want a completely flat base.

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                            Leepa May 6, 2012 06:31 AM

                            I've made gravies in mine and the slightly raised center doesn't seem to make a difference. I guess if you have an induction cook top, it might.

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                              CindyJ May 6, 2012 07:00 AM

                              No... it's not induction, it's gas. But my preference is for a flat-bottomed pan.

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                                Leepa May 6, 2012 07:25 AM

                                That's great. I'll be your pan so if it's important to you then so be it! Good luck in finding what you want.

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