Recently, we learned that All-Clad Metalcrafters, the manufacturer of some of our favorite pieces of cookware, has reached a settlement in a class action lawsuit against it.
What the All-Clad Cookware Settlement Means for You
All-Clad’s D3, D5, and LTD multi-ply stainless-steel cookware lines were advertised as dishwasher-safe. But as it turns out, some users found that when cleaned in the dishwasher, items from these cookware lines developed sharp edges along their rims.
As a result, All-Clad has agreed to make settlements with anyone who purchased cookware from any of the three lines between January 1, 2015, and July 29, 2022.
Here’s everything you need to know.
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How might this settlement affect me?
This settlement applies to anyone who bought any D3, D5, or LTD cookware between the above dates. If you bought our favorite stainless-steel skillet, large and small saucepan, lightweight Dutch oven, or cookware set during that period, for example, you’re eligible.
What should I do now?
You can visit www.Multi-PlyCookwareSettlement.com to find out whether you are eligible for this settlement, which extends not only to consumers who have seen this issue, but to all those who have purchased ANY D3, D5, or LTD cookware during that time. (That’s right, you don’t even have to have experienced this problem yourself.) Depending on your eligibility, you may be able to either exchange your cookware or receive a credit toward a future purchase.
As All-Clad elaborates:
Under the terms of the Settlement Agreement, Settlement Class Members with Cookware that has “sharp edges” have three options to choose from for each piece of Cookware: (1) exchange the Cookware with like-kind Cookware, plus $75.00; OR (2) exchange the Cookware for dishwasher safe cookware sets; OR (3) exchange the Cookware for a credit of 50% off purchases, up to a total purchase of $1200.00 (up to a $600.00 value) for any products on All-Clad.com. Settlement Class Members with Cookware that does not have “sharp edges” or who previously discarded the Cookware may apply for a credit of 35% off purchases, up to a total purchase of $750.00 (up to a $375.00 value) for any products on All-Clad.com.
When do I need to file my claim?
To be included as a member of the class action suit, you’ll need to file your claim at www.Multi-PlyCookwareSettlement.com before March 27, 2023 in order to receive any benefits.
What do I need to know going forward?
If you have any All-Clad D3, D5, or LTD cookware, don’t clean them in the dishwasher. Wash them by hand instead.
How does this affect ATK’s cookware reviews?
We have not experienced this problem in testing D3, D5, or LTD cookware, and we haven’t seen any damage in the All-Clad cookware we use daily in the Test Kitchen. The All-Clad products that we’ve named as winners in the past remain winners.
As long as you wash these products by hand, they should be safe to use and perform as well as ever. That said, we will continue to monitor the situation and adjust our reviews accordingly if necessary.