Over the past year or so, people have been cooking at home more often—perhaps you've even cultivated a new love of trying out new recipes for the whole family. With the year coming to a close, it usually means holiday gatherings and oftentimes, even more meal prep. Before planning out elaborate dinners, it might be worth considering upgrading your cookware.

Famed retailer All-Clad is known for its absolutely gorgeous—and exceptionally high-performance—bonded stainless steel pots and pans. Safe for any stovetop and even compatible with induction cooking, All-Clad products are designed to be durable and long-lasting kitchen essentials. For today only, you can get cookware used and recommended by professional chefs and the most enthusiastic home cooks alike during the All-Clad Factory Seconds Sale.

In order to access the sale, head over to homeandcooksales.com and sign up with your email. Top-rated products like the 8-inch D3 Stainless Fry Pan, which reviewers say is great for everything from searing steaks to frying eggs, is available for 36 percent off, so it'll cost you about $70 instead of $110. For soups, stews, and broths in the colder months, the 8-quart D5 Brushed stockpot could be an excellent investment, too. Now available for over 60 percent off at $170, you'll save $275 total, which is huge. For bakers, the Pro-Release Bakeware 5-piece set could be a game-changer come Thanksgiving, and instead of spending $173, it's available for $70, which is 60 percent lower than its usual retail price.

With the Factory Seconds Sale, however, there is a caveat: While these pots and pans are still functionally perfect, they have some minor cosmetic flaws, like dents and scratches, and may be missing some engravings or have variances in lid types. None of these minor defects affects the performance of the cookware, but it's good to keep in mind. Also, all sales are final and because this sale ends today, September 24, you'll definitely want to check it out while you can. Scope out other great deals here, and head over to Sur La Table and see what other fancy (but also discounted) cookware you can add to your collection this weekend.

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