Need an All-Clad Alternative? These Stainless Steel Pans are Less Than $100

Including our favorite pan in testing!

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September 14, 2021
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All-Clad has made its name as the Rolls-Royce of cookware — the quality is exceptional, all cookware is made in the United States and they are one of the few cookware companies offering a full lifetime warranty. But while a good set of cookware is important for a chef at any level, dishing out the money for a set of All-Clad stainless steel pans can be tough. If All-Clad isn't quite in your budget, there are some stainless steel pans made by other brands that are lower in price and still high in quality. In testing stainless steel pans, we found that less-expensive options hold up to the quality of All-Clad. You'll get even heat distribution and great heat retention — but you don't have to worry about banging these pans around a little. Here are five All-Clad alternatives you can buy now.

Psst...if you're really in the market for All-Clad cookware at a lower cost, we recommend looking out for the brand's Factory Seconds sales, which feature cookware at a huge discount and still honors the lifetime warranty. These sales are typically active a few times a year.

$65

Misen's stainless steel pan is tied with All-Clad's for our favorite overall in testing, so we mean it when we say this pan is the perfect alternative if you're not looking to spend $200. We loved how the 5-ply, 3mm steel and aluminum construction retained heat, and the oval-shaped handle was cool and comfortable to grip. It provided consistent heat distribution throughout the pan, even over an uneven burner.

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$59.95

Another pan that doesn't break the bank but produces consistent, quality results in the kitchen is this Tramontina tri-ply pan. It performed well during testing, and the lifetime warranty makes it a no-brainer for longevity. We loved how light the pan felt in our hands, so you can easily flip, stir and manipulate your food with one hand.

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Made In's frying pan also comes in under $100, and the 5-ply construction makes it a great conductor of heat. Not only will this purchase ensure you're getting a great quality pan, but you can also rest assured you're purchasing an eco-friendly product since the company is dedicated to sourcing quality materials and recycles any that go unused.

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$69.99

Stainless steel pans are great if you're looking to cook over high heat, and this tri-ply option from Anolon promises quality performance at a great price. Choose between either the 8.5- or 10.25-inch sizes — both are dishwasher safe and oven safe up to 500 degrees F.

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$99.99

This tri-ply pan will give you a surface to cook on that retains heat well and distributes it evenly — all while being oven safe up to 500 degrees F and dishwasher safe. It's a great option if you're looking for a versatile pan that can tackle just about anything in the kitchen.

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