I needed an inexpensive pan to use on an induction hot plate yesterday. I bought a All-Clad brand 12" slope sided frying pan (when I was a student @ chef's school they were FKA: saute pans). I've seen plenty of knock-offs @ this price point but this is the first actual All Clad brand. It is clad throughout including the sides. I would imagine the manufacturing cost for any of these pans is quite low once you have the machinery in place so why not offer pots and pans at multiple price points. They are probably trying to get some of the considerable business they lose to Walmart (Tramontina) and Cuisinart. Does anyone have any experience with these cheap All Clad pans?