The $60 All-Clad Pan You’ll Use Every Day (It Even Fits in a Toaster Oven!)
As someone who’s been working with tiny kitchens for my entire adult life, I know the importance of gear that’s compact and multi-functional. When storage space is limited, you have to think a bit longer before adding a new item to your collection — and that’s where our team comes in. We’re constantly finding and testing out all of the best cookware for individual-sized meals, determining whether or not they deserve to take up some of your valuable, meager cabinet or drawer space.
One brand that will likely always earn a “yes” from us on that front is the iconic, pro-quality cookware brand All-Clad. After years of testing — I’m talking almost two decades — our editors swear by their products. Heftily priced as they may be, their classic cookware lasts and performs well for years, saving you money in the long run. But sometimes, you can score them at a steep discount, and luckily, right now is one of those times. One of the brand’s newer launches, a small-space-friendly casserole pan, is $40 cheaper than usual, and it already has dozens of five-star reviews. Read on for all of the details.
What is the D3 Stainless 3-ply Bonded Mini Casserole with Lid?
The one-quart Mini Casserole Pan is a piece that you’ll want to use everyday and bring out during dinner parties. Made of the D3 stainless steel that the brand is known for, the pan has a ton to offer performance-wise (and appearance-wise!). The tri-ply bonded construction conducts heat impressively, and the material also offers a high level of durability. Just take it from contributor Meghan, who said that she’s “100% confident” her All-Clad pieces will last a lifetime — even after she’s been using them for 15 years.
The smaller capacity makes the pan especially ideal for one-person meals, as well as serving side dishes. It’s oven- and broiler-safe and is compatible with any stovetop. As is the case with most high-quality cookware, you’ll want to hand wash it to give it the longest possible lifespan, but don’t worry: A number of reviewers noted that it’s easy to clean.
What All-Clad Reviewers are Saying
Average Rating: 4.7/5
“This is my go to pot for cooking portions for one or two people. I bought two of these to add to my 1 quart w/handle. I rarely use my larger pots, as I live alone. Easy clean up (I hand wash) and non-stick. Perfect for the morning Grits for one or two servings. I plan to cook single portion Mac and Cheese next. I’m replacing all my non-stick cookware with stainless and cast iron as they fail (which is inevitable).” – ethlmertz
“This 1quart dish is just perfect for me as an empty nester. As an Alabamian, yep, I have to have a dedicated grit pot. Furthermore, it is the perfect size for a can or soup, a handful of beans, and/or roast/baked meat for one. This size dish help me to portion meals from scratch for only me. Before, buying this casserole dish, I would tend to continue to cook for 4 people. Now I save money and food with this 1 quart casserole dish.” – Felicia
“Perfect for 1-2 people. Functional, smart looking and thick enough that contents arent easily scorched. Perfect for soups or mac & cheese from stovetop to table. Easy cleanup with a very short soak while you wash plates, etc. without toxicity of non-stick pans. Would be a perfect gift for a person starting up their kitchen and will last forever.” – Downsized Kitchen
Even though All-Clad pieces are worth their higher price tags, why spend more than you have to? With how frequently you’ll be putting this pan to work, I don’t doubt that you’ll get your money’s worth out of it in no time, and it’ll save you tons of cabinet real estate, to boot!
Buy: D3 Stainless 3-ply Bonded Mini Casserole with Lid, $59.99 (normally $100)