Update: Sold Out

If your kitchen's still stocked with $10 nonstick skillets and saucepans that you can bend with your bare hands, it's time to throw all of that away and upgrade to tri-ply pots and pans.

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This 12-piece Emeril by All-Clad set is actually designed by All-Clad, the most respected name in cookware. The only major differences between these pans and real All-Clad pieces is that they're made in China rather than the US, and the aluminum cores are only on the base of the pans, rather than extending all the way up the sides. Sure, those are both drawbacks, but you can get this entire set for $160 today, or not much more than the price of a single All-Clad skillet, so they might be worth overlooking unless you're running a restaurant.

So what exactly makes these so much better than the cheap pots and pans you bought in college? The secret is their three-layer construction that sandwiches a layer of fast-heating aluminum inside two layers of layer of durable and heat-retaining stainless steel. That means your pans get hot fast, stay hot longer, and distribute heat very evenly. If you find yourself reading Skillet or Foodspin with any regularity, you'll love them.

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If you need some convincing, just check out the stellar Amazon reviews, and consider that the pans comes with the same limited lifetime warranty as proper All-Clad cookware. We actually had a deal a couple days ago on this exact set from Woot, but if you missed out, this is a great second chance. Just note that it's a Gold Box deal, meaning this price is only available today, or until sold out. [Emeril by All-Clad Tri-Ply 12-Pc Stainless Cookware Set, $160]


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