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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
  • 3 Qt.: 11 1/4" diam., 2 3/4" high, 4 1/2" high with lid; 3-qt. cap.; 5 lb. 3 oz.
  • 4 Qt.: 12 1/2" diam., 2 3/4" high, 4" high with lid; 4-qt. cap.; 6 lb. 2 oz.
  • 6 Qt.: 13 1/2" diam., 3 1/2" high, 6" high with lid; 6-qt. cap.; 7 lb. 8 oz.

Additional Information

  • 3-Qt. Essential Pan: Model #SD551210.
  • 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.

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  • Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect Everyday Pan The pan size and dimensions make it the perfect everyday pan.
    Date published: 2020-01-03
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent quality Excellent quality. Definitely recommend. Will repurchase.
    Date published: 2019-12-15
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from My first All Clad pan This pan first caught my eye a while back when I was shopping for something else at a nearby WS store. I kept looking at it whenever I went in an when I was online but I was afraid to use stainless other than a saucepot. I finally gave in and now I wish I had gotten it sooner. I mostly like to use it for things like chili and tikka masala where I can brown the chicken and then dump everything in because it holds quite a load without stuff sloshing out when I stir. The lid is handy because I never know when everyone else is going to show up for dinner so I can stick it in the oven on warm without the food drying out. Sometimes I just need to use a little Bon Ami on the bottom to keep it nice.
    Date published: 2019-08-06
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Favorite, most versatile an in my kitchen I bought this pan for myself. I love the depth of the pan, the easy release of food and the seating capabilities without splatters everywhere. It truly serves multiple functions and is a breeze to clean. I have many All Clad pan and enjoy each one. After using the Essential Pan for a few months I decided to purchase one for my daughter who also loves to cook. We both love it!
    Date published: 2019-06-15
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love, love, love this versatile pan! I bought this pan when we decided to switch to induction, and I'm so glad that I did. It did take some time to learn to cook on something other than non-stick, but it was worth the time and effort. My husband and I both love that the high sides keep things from splattering, and there's plenty of room for one-pot meals. I wish I'd made the switch away from non-stick years ago.
    Date published: 2019-05-27
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Food sticks everytime I had high hopes for this pan. I had in mind for cooking pasta, soup, chicken breast, steak etc however it is not serving the purpose very well. I have used it for 5 times to give it a try for the first week i got it and now i dont even want to use this pan because it is so hard to use, clean, store etc. this is such a high maintenance pan and I had to use a specific detergent, sponge to clean it and always put it on a towel, wipe right afprr washing it. WOW so much more work when i use this pan. The heat is not evenly spread always the left side gets burnt when right side is not there yet. It is such a pain to clean. I tried seasoning with cooking oil but everything sticks. I will need to talk to a customer service for return. Also the handle. It is so inefficient to put it in the oven. I tried to make some chicken and the result was awful. Regular detergent cannot even clean this pan. I had to use bar keepers friend only for this pan. Just so inconvenient for me. I almost broke my wrist cleaning the pan and i am wearing wrist protecter
    Date published: 2019-05-18
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect pan for -one-pot- dishes It's deep and food is not falling out while stirring. I used it in my oven (as dutch oven) and it worked perfectly.
    Date published: 2019-04-23
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from So easy to use I wish I could have afforded these when first married. They are great. Now I’ll pass them down to my daughter
    Date published: 2019-04-02
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  • I'm confused. Is the pan's base diameter 4qt Essential: 7.75" as stated in answer to question above or as it's listed in description above: 4 Qt.: 12 1/2" diam.??

    Asked by: LMFT
    Hi LMFT, The base is 7.75". The pan from rim to rim is 12.5".
    Answered by: Williams Sonoma
    Date published: 2019-12-03

    Besides the handle, what is the differance between the "All-Clad d5 Essential Pan, 6-Qt" and "All-Clad d5 All In One Pan, 6-Qt"? How are they both 6qts if the essential pan is 6" high and the all in one pan is 3" with the diameter the same for both?

    Asked by: slightly confused 168
    Hi slightly confused 168, We apologize for the confusion. The Essential Pan and All-In-One Pan both have the same dimensions: 3 1/2" diam., 3 1/2" high. They are both 6" high with the lid on. We will be updating both product pages with this information. The only difference is the Essential Pan has a long handle (like a fry pan) and a short helper handle. The All in One Pan has 2 short handles (like a casserole type pan). To cook and serve out of this pan at the table, we recommend the All-In-One Pan so that there's not a long handle in the way of other vessels.
    Answered by: Williams Sonoma
    Date published: 2019-09-02

    What are relevant differences between the 4 qt.Essential Pan and the Weeknight Pan?  I own/like the Weeknight Pan- want to build a logical set of All Clad for my son and fiancé.  I would like domed lids and racks to expand capacity and utility.

    Asked by: walnut grower
    Other than different dimensions, Weeknight pan is 3 ply and this Essential pan is 5 ply.
    Answered by: Jason
    Date published: 2019-08-15

    Approximately what is the width of the flat part of the pan?

    Asked by: 3cats4me
    Hi 3cats4me, The pans' base diameters are: 4qt Essential: 7.75” 6qt Essential: 10.1”
    Answered by: Williams Sonoma
    Date published: 2019-01-25
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