Williams Sonoma Signature Thermo-Clad™ Stainless-Steel Essential Pan

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We developed our Thermo-Clad™ cookware drawing on over five decades of culinary experience, designing every element to provide years of great results in your kitchen. Available only at Williams Sonoma, Thermo-Clad™ is crafted in Italy to our precise specifications using an exclusive aluminum alloy that provides up to 35% better thermal conductivity than other aluminum-clad metal cookware on the market.
 This pan combines the best qualities of a French skillet and a deep sauté to create a versatile piece you’ll use every day.

  • Designed and developed by Williams Sonoma, and exclusively ours.
  • Ideal for everything from stir-frying and sautéing to simmering and braising.
  • Thermo-Clad™ technology ensures efficient, uniform heating with precise temperature control and no hot spots.
  • Combines a polished magnetic stainless-steel exterior with an exclusive aluminum-alloy core.
  • Nonreactive 18/10 stainless-steel cooking surface resists sticking.
  • Ergonomic handles provide a comfortable grip and maximum control.
  • Double-wall insulated stay-cool lid keeps food warm.

  • Ideal for all types of cooktops, including induction.
  • Dishwasher safe.
  • Limited lifetime warranty.
  • Handcrafted in Italy.
Dimensions & More Info
  • 3 1/2 Qt.: 10" diam., 5 1/4" high with lid; 4 lb. 6 oz. with lid.
  • 5 Qt.: 11 1/2" diam., 5 1/2" high with lid; 6 lb. with lid.
  • Handcrafted in Italy.
Use & Care


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


  • Allow pan 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

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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.

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Williams-Sonoma Cookware Lifetime Warranty
From the date of purchase, Williams-Sonoma guarantees to repair or replace any item found defective in material, construction or workmanship under normal use and following care instructions. This excludes damage from misuse or abuse. Minor imperfections and slight color variations are normal.

Should your Williams-Sonoma cookware require repair or replacement, please contact our Consumer Service Department by phone at 1-800-541-1262 (4am – 9pm PST) 7 days a week or email us at customerservice@williams-sonoma.com for return procedures and a return authorization number. If Williams-Sonoma confirms a defect and approves your claim, Williams-Sonoma will elect to repair or replace the item without charge.

  • Rated 2 out of 5 by from Impossible to Clean and Remove Residue We usually purchase non-stick cookware for ease of cleaning. We bought this pan based on the reviews from this website that state that if you are careful with the pan, don't overheat and use Bartenders Friend in clean up, that the pan will retain it luster. Our initial experience has been just the opposite. Getting it out of the box, we cleaned it with mild soap and water before using for the first time. We followed the suggestions of previous reviews to preheat and use a little (non-vegetable) oil. We browned ground beef on medium and added onion and garlic in making a Bolognese sauce. The pan heated well and evenly and at no time was anything burnt. However, cleaning was a futile effort. We used warm soap and water and then scrubbed FOUR separate times with Bartenders Friend to try to get the residue off the pan. Nor could we return the pan to its original beautiful luster. We will return this and go back to the non-stick variety. Cleaning it is just too much work and who needs that?
    Date published: 2018-12-01
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Versatile I was looking for a saute' pan, but had been having great luck with rounded base pans. This pan can saute' just fine--and do much more--some saucier, some sauce pan.
    Date published: 2017-03-20
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from My go-to pan This is a marvelous pan that I make soups in, saute in, and do just about everything. It heats beautifully and cleans up well, even when I don't use any oil to saute. I love this pan and highly recommend it.
    Date published: 2016-12-21
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Unexpected surprise I went to the store with the expectation of buying the All Clad, but wanted to compare to the WS brand. When i held them both, this WS pan was so much more comfortable to hold. The pan is fairly large, so can get pretty heavy depending on what you are cooking, so i wanted something comfortable. I have had the pan for probably close to a year now and i use it often. With some Bar Keepers Friend, it still cleans up very nicely.
    Date published: 2015-11-04
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this pan I purchased this pan during the sale and had it for 2 weeks now. I love it!! It distribute the heat evenly and quickly. I do follow the advice to preheat it in medium heat for 1 min or so and it works like a charm. This way, with a little bit of oil, I can make over-easy egg without stick on the pan. The cleaning was easy too-- leave it with some water and lightly rub with sponge is all you need to do. With Barkeeper's Friend and a sponge, you can easily bring back the shine. This is my first Thermo-Clad, I love the quality of this pan! highly recommended!
    Date published: 2015-08-17
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great pan but heavy I love the way this pan looks, cooks and cleans. But I have a very hard time lifting it off the stove when it is full of food. I also have limited storage space and this pan takes a lot of room.
    Date published: 2015-08-01
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great value I purchased the Thermo clad 5 qt. sauté pan and love it. Food cooks evenly, pan is nice and deep, a bargain at the sale price.
    Date published: 2015-03-20
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very Nice & Beautiful too! I gave this 5 stars because it's beautiful, functional, not too heavy and efficient. I got this one in place of the All Clad 5 because I have two of them, but they're not great in the easy clean dept. This one is a lot easier to clean... not as easy as a non stick teflon pan, but it cleans up pretty well. I'd say the WS Thermo clad gives All clad a pretty stiff competition and the heating is so efficient you have to remember to keep the heat to a medium low or you'll burn stuff. I recommend.
    Date published: 2014-08-25
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