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All-Clad d5 Stainless-Steel Essential Pan

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Ideal for one pan meals, the All-Clad d5 Polished Stainless-Steel Essential Pan with Lid features a patented technology of five alternating layers of responsive aluminum and durable heat-diffusing stainless steel. The d5 Essential Pan features high, rounded sides and a wide surface area to facilitate sautéing and the stirring of ingredients while the lid can be used to lock in moisture and heat after cooking to finish on the stovetop or in the oven; can be used for risottos, stir fries or making sauces and then tossing in pasta. The only cookware of its kind, d5 stainless-steel cookware heats slowly and evenly, which means perfectly browned proteins throughout, from the center all the way to the edges. Experience a lifetime of cooking enjoyment with All-Clad d5 Stainless Steel.


  • The 5-ply bonded construction with alternating layers of stainless steel and conductive aluminum provides warp-free strength and even heating throughout.
  • d5’s 18/10 stainless-steel interior with a highly polished starburst finish offers natural stick resistance, and prevents food from picking up a metallic taste, while its polished stainless exterior offers exceptional beauty.
  • Heat-resistant stainless-steel handles with large bolster are permanently secured with stainless-steel rivets; flat stainless-steel lids; flared pouring rims.


  • Oven- and broiler-safe up to 600 degrees F
  • Dishwasher-safe
  • Optimized for induction
  • Capacity etched on base
  • Limited lifetime warranty; made in the USA
Dimensions & More Info
  • 4 Qt.: 10 1/2" diam., 4" high; 6 lb. w/lid.
  • 6 Qt.: 13 1/2" diam., 6" high; 8 lb. w/ lid.

Additional Information

  • 4-Qt. Essential Pan: Model # SD551211
  • 6-Qt. Essential Pan: Model # SD551213
  • Made in USA.
Use & Care


  • Ideal for use on any type of cooktop, including induction.
  • Oven and broiler safe.


  • Allow pot to cool before washing.
  • Dishwasher safe.
  • Avoid using steel wool, steel scouring pads or harsh detergents.
  • Stubborn food residue and stains can be removed with a nylon scrubbing pad and a fine-powdered cleanser.

Shipping Information

UPS can deliver most in-stock items within 4-5 business days.

Shipping Rates

The shipping rate varies depending on your order total and shipping destination. View Shipping Options and Charges.

Next Day Delivery

For an additional charge of $17.50 per address, we can expedite delivery to most destinations. This service is not available for some oversize items, items shipped directly from the supplier (including perishable and custom-manufactured items), out-of-stock items and items to be shipped outside the contiguous 48 states.

Orders received by 9:00 p.m., Eastern time, Monday through Thursday will arrive the next business day; orders placed Friday through Sunday will arrive on the following Tuesday.

Return Policy

At Williams-Sonoma, we take great pride in the quality and craftsmanship of our products. Attention to design, materials, safety and construction are our priority. Upon receipt, please inspect your purchase and notify us of any damage; we will arrange for a prompt replacement.

If within 30 days, you are dissatisfied for any reason, you may return your purchase for a refund of the merchandise value. An original receipt or gift receipt is required for all returns and exchanges. Returns with a gift receipt will be refunded in the form of a Merchandise Credit for the amount indicated on the gift receipt. Returns with original receipt will be refunded in the original form of payment, cash and check refunds over $100 will be issued as a company check (may take 14 business days from time of request).

For all cutlery returns (knife sets, single knives, cutting boards, knife sharpeners, and knife storage) please contact us at 888.922.4108 to initiate the return.

We cannot accept returns on monogrammed, personalized, special-order items, custom upholstery, food, items shipped direct from the vendor, or on items damaged through normal wear and tear. Final sale items ending in .97 or .99 cannot be returned.

Made to Order and Final Sale Furniture items are non-returnable, and cannot be cancelled once the order is placed.

For returns of items purchased from your Williams-Sonoma Gift Registry, we will gladly provide a refund or exchange for the merchandise within 90 days of your event or within 90 days of purchase, whichever date is later. View Full Return Policy.

Gift with Purchase

When you spend $500.00 or more, at one time, on All-Clad (Cookware, Tools, or Electrics) through July 31, 2017, you will receive an All-Clad Stainless Steel Lasagna Pan and two All-Clad branded red cotton oven mitts (retail value $170).Print Coupon

Registrant: We'll send you a gift (a $110 value) when purchases of All-Clad items from your Registry total $800 or more. Print Coupon

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  • Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love Love this pot! Very happy I purchased this pan. Love to cook big meals, this large deep pan is perfect, has plenty of room & it cleans easily, too. Couldn't be more pleased.
    Date published: 2017-02-03
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful from All Clad 6QT Essential Pan The quality of All Clad is superb. This is a great investment and I am sure will enjoy this piece for a long time. I have used this pan over the holiday and preparing meals for party of 10 to 12 people was easy. Heat up fast and even. The wide bottom surface make cooking much easier. LOVE LOVE LOVE this pan. Now I am thinking to put away my woks YES, I am many pieces of woks, but none of them cook like essential pan, and planning to buy more of All Clad cookware.
    Date published: 2016-12-27
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from My go-to pan Have found this to be an essential part of (almost!) daily cooking. Robust build and satisfying to use.
    Date published: 2016-12-23
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from a splendid wok Just used my essential pan for the first time last night to stir fry some steak and veggies. It heats well enough to seriously sear things within seconds & it has enough room to allow me to stir vigorously without pushing things out of the pan. Better than a wok (which has a rounded bottom and less room), even better than my cast iron fry pan - it pops into the dishwasher after a brief soak to get rid of the burnt on soy sauce.
    Date published: 2016-12-02
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from OUR NEW FAVORITE! We have just about every size and shape of All Clad but saw this one on sale, which happened to be one we didn't have, and thought the size and shape was unique. When it arrived, it was actually bigger than we had envisioned, but now we are realizing it is the perfect size for so many things. I've been using it to make large batches of salsa and marinara from the garden harvest and it does a beautiful job of simmering these tomato based sauces for hours at a steady and even temperature. We've always used our stock pots for this, but I'm short and this pan is so much more convenient. This high sides are perfect for just about everything. It is now our new favorite and we actually keep it on top of the stove because we know we'll be using it just about every day. It is beautiful, heavy and solid and seems to be of a better construction than any of our other All Clad's. Highly recommend it!
    Date published: 2016-09-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great 6qt pan Well balanced, even heating great release easy to cleanup
    Date published: 2016-09-22
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Pan to Rule Them All Question: If you were to bring just one pan to a desserted island to cook with for the rest of your life, what would it be and why? Me: All-Clad d5 Stainless-Steel Essential Pan, I can cook everything I can think of. I can fry, braise, stir-fry, boil.. I have been cooking since 9 years old... 31 years of cooking, and used alot of pans... this is the best pan I have ever 'met'.
    Date published: 2016-06-08
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very Versatile Pan I bought one of these for my daughter after she admired mine. Very versatile, I use mine mostly for sauteeing, frying, and braising. While it's a bit heavy, it's got the benefit of that mini-handle on the front so there's no problem getting it off the stove and into the oven when a recipe calls for that. Heats well and evenly and is relatively easy to clean (I'm a noodge about keeping my pans clean!) Best of all, it's made in the US. God bless America and All-Clad!
    Date published: 2016-01-30
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