“I couldn’t believe it,” u/davegotler writes in their post. “I was thinking as I walked in that I never score any good pans, and then saw these on the shelf!”
All-Clad is known for its high-quality cookware that is popular with professional chefs and home cooks alike. John Ulam, a metallurgist who founded the company, invented fully clad cookware by layering stainless steel surrounded by a layer of aluminum.
Stainless steel is durable and easy to clean but does not heat evenly. Aluminum conducts heat well, but it tarnishes easily. Ulam sandwiched aluminum between sheets of stainless steel to get the best of both metals without the drawbacks.
These metals are a match made in heaven when used together in cookware, creating high-performance All-Clad pots and pans that can last for decades.
There is a growing interest in secondhand products, as 82% of Americans (about 272 million people) buy or sell pre-owned clothing, electronics, furniture, and home goods. Thrifting helps shoppers save money, find unique items, and extend items’ life cycles, keeping them out of landfills.
Reddit users congratulated u/davegotler on their find and shared similar thrifting success stories in the comments.
One Redditer comments, “I found a 16” All-Clad wok the other day at Salvation Army for $8 and it’s my new favorite thing! Great find.”
“Amazing find. I’ve been looking for any All-Clad,” another user adds. “Those will last your lifetime! Super envious!”