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All-Clad Factory Sale: Winter 2011

All-Clad Factory Sale: Winter 2011
The dates for this winter’s All-Clad factory sale have been announced, so I’m posting my usual heads-up to my readers…

All-Clad’s factory is located in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania. Twice a year, on the first weekend in June and December, All-Clad holds a factory seconds sale at the Washington County Fair and Expo Center.

The 2011 winter sale is Friday December 2nd and Saturday December 3rd. Hours are Friday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Location:
Washington County Fair and Expo Center:
2151 North Main Street
Washington, PA 15301
Phone: 724-225-7718
Website: WashingtonFair.org

This is about a two hour drive from the Akron area. You get prices from 40% to 70% off on factory seconds. In most cases, the damage is just cosmetic; a little scratching on the stainless, or a lid handle that’s a bit offset from center.

They have most of their line of cookware available, but not all, and some favorites (like the 12″ stainless fry pan, and its lid) are hard to find. Overall, though, it’s an amazing value. Make sure to arrive early – there is always a long line to get into the sale, and I’ve had up to an hour wait to get into the sale.

Questions:
Q: What forms of payment do they take?
A: I’ve used Visa and MasterCard, and I know they take cash and checks. Not sure about other credit cards.

Q: Does it matter which day I go? Is there stuff only available on Friday?
A: I’ve been there both Friday and Saturday morning, and have never been disappointed. They re-stock throughout the day; I’ve seen pallets of their special deals coming in during the sale. They seem to have a large stock of their best deals. That said, certain items (12 inch lids, their pasta multi-pot) disappeared quickly when I was there, so I think some of the items are first come, first serve. My advice? If you can make it on Friday, early, do so. But if you can’t, don’t let that stop you – the sale is still worth the trip.

I am not going this time around; the only thing I really, really want right now is their new Electric Pressure Cooker. So, I’m not making the trip. Probably. Unless I weaken.

Related Posts:
Things I Love: All-Clad Stainless Cookware
Review: All-Clad Stainless Cookware with d5 Technology

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11 Comments

  1. Ooooo I want that pressure cooker too. I might go. Will let you know if I do, because I can score two just as easily as one.

  2. Anonymous says

    I want to find a roasting pan at the winter sale. Is the discount off the “suggested retail” price or the actual retail price. I ask because a large roaster at William Sonoma is $199.00 but it lists a suggested price of $330.00. If is is 40% off $330. It would cost $198.00.

    Any help you can provide is appreciated.

  3. @Anonymous:

    I bought the roasting pan last year at 50% off – I want to say it was $180, but my memory might be a little off.

    It is a little cheaper than the price at Williams Sonoma, but not much. That W-S deal is a good one. My opinion is, if that’s all you’re going for, just buy the pan at W-S; if you’re going to be at the sale anyhow, you can get a few bucks off buying it there.

    Good Luck!

  4. Anonymous says

    Thank you for sharing your advise on the roaster.
    I went to the WS outlet in Wrentham Ma this weekend. They had the roaster for $199 with the forks and rack. They were having as sale for 20% off which meant it was $159. I had a coupon for 15% off so it came to $135.
    My husband who also cooks alot in our house really wants the 3 quart D5 steamer. They didn’t have it and one of the managers indicated they don’t typically see it. I think at some point we will end up going but will try to combine it with another trip.

    Thanks again!

    Jeanne

  5. @Jeannie:

    You’re welcome! That sounds like a great deal.

    Good luck on the steamer – and keep an eye out at W-S around christmas – I remember a 20% off cookware sale last year, which might pull the price of the 3 quart D5 steamer down a bit.

  6. twinkle556 says

    I have been buying it since 1980, I actually got copper for fifteen dollars. Those days are long gone. You can avoid the super long lines by going late, like noon or one o’clock. We have just walked right in, but then, we have everything and we just go to poke around.If you wait in line, you meet some very nice people.

  7. @twinkle556:

    Thanks for the tip about showing up later; I may have to give that a try next time.

    I absolutely agree about the people in line – home cooks are just amazingly nice people. I’m not used to being surrounded by “my tribe” – fanatic home cooks, and it’s a lot of fun chatting with people.

  8. Anonymous says

    I went to the sale today. I have to concur with going a little later in the day. A 2 hour wait in line is not unusual, and 9:00 a.m. is the busiest time that I have seen.

    It is definitely wise to have an idea of the prices. I took my iPad and found they were asking 19.99 for a long fork, and it sells for 20.45 at Amazon.

    On the other hand, I got a first quality 8 and 10 inch frying pan set for less than the cost of the 8 inch at Amazon.

  9. Just found this blog. For those unable to find the 12″ d5 frying pan in the NY area. Just got one today at WS Riverhead Outlet for 53.95. They had it for 59.95 but I had a 10% coupon. On Black Friday it was 69.95 and I was kicking myself for not buying it. (Not irregular)

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