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bought all clad w/copper for 1/2 price, bargain or junk?

Posted by TILAPIA (My Page) on
Tue, Dec 14, 04 at 4:56

I just bought an All Clad w/copper 12 inch saute pan
from a discount store for $90 which is half retail cost.
But I did notice there was an "S" stamped on the handle.
I bought the pan with the intention of returning it if I discover that the "S" means it's a reject/irregular product. Does anyone know what the "S" means?


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RE: bought all clad w/copper for 1/2 price, bargain or junk?

The S does indeed mean second, but that may mean a minor scrach or cosmetic defect. The usefulness of the item is most likely not affected at all.


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RE: bought all clad w/copper for 1/2 price, bargain or junk?

Just looked at the pan carefully and I don't really see any cosmetic defects. Are cosmetic defects the only reason these pans are seconds or are there other quality controls All Clad uses to reject these pans? Thx.


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RE: bought all clad w/copper for 1/2 price, bargain or junk?

I believe seconds are cosmetic only. They are very fussy about perfect pans for full -price, so the 'seconds' are generally 99.9%. All my all-clad are seconds.

All-Clad still warrants your pan, so don't worry about anything, just use it and enjoy!

Colin


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