Monday, May 11, 2009
All-Clad Factory Outlet Sale
The All-Clad Factory is located in Canonsburg, PA, near Pittsburgh. Twice a year (first week of June and December) they have a 3 day outlet sale at the Washington County Fairgrounds.
The next sale is June 5-7th. It's a little over 2 hour drive from Akron. Expect to stand in line for a bit before being let into the sale building. It's all pretty orderly.
If you have a wheeled cart, it's a good idea to take it with you. They provide boxes, and people get plenty creative by attaching bungee cords and dragging them around, but it's a hassle.
These are factory seconds, so expect some imperfections. There are tables for you to inspect your items before going through the check-out.
Tables are arranged by type: Copper-Clad, Stainless, Non-Stick, with stock-pots and odd stuff on the opposite side. Center tables have utensils and smalls. Lids are purchased separately for the most part. Do some research and plan out what you'd like to purchase ahead of time, but be prepared to see things you didn't know existed. One year I went for skillets; last trip I went for saucepans.
Prices are 60% or more off typical retail. These pans are definitely an investment, but will probably be the last ones you ever have to buy.