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Buying 1st piece of All-Clad, what should I get to replace a 12 inch covered fry pan?

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Buying 1st piece of All-Clad, what should I get to replace a 12 inch covered fry pan?

Hmc0625 | Dec 15, 2011 04:36 AM

We are having to replace our Calphalon® Unison™ Nonstick 12" Covered Fry Pan because the Non- stick coating is coming off. I purchased a Calphalon 12" Tri ply Everday Pan as a replacement but when we opened it there were bumps in the pan.(kind of like a build up of metal if that makes sense). Anyways, I am returning it and am now looking at All-Clad. I am a bit overwhelmed by my options in both style and stainless steel choices.

We will be using this pan for practically everything from sautéing chicken to cooking spinach.

I have narrowed it down to the following options:
1)All-Clad d5 Stainless Steel Covered French Skillet, 11" $139.95+extra 25%off
2)All-Clad Classic Tri-Ply Stainless-Steel Fry Pan, Set 10" & 12" $139.95+extra25% (hoping that lid from Calphalon would work for the few times it's needed)
3)All-Clad d5 Stainless-Steel Sauté/Simmer Pan, 4-Qt $179+ 25%
4)All-Clad® Stainless Steel 11" Covered French Skillet $119.99 +20%

Any thoughts on which product would meet our needs the best? It will be the pan that will be used the most so I want one that will last and offer the most function. Also, if you have any suggestions on where to find better prices please let me know. These prices are from Williams Sonoma and Bed Bath and Beyond.

One last thing, should I strongly consider the Tramontina brand instead? Thanks.

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