This Double-Duty $23 Find Is the One Deal You Can’t Miss from All-Clad’s Labor Day Sale — Get It Before It’s Gone!

published Aug 30, 2023
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Last week, I finally put the 10-year-old KitchenAid stand mixer I snagged on Facebook Marketplace to work, and to my relief, my first foray into baking in my new apartment went off without a hitch. I whipped up all the ingredients for cream cheese cookies in the bowl, and even though I’m usually wildly impatient when it comes to baking, I followed the instructions to a T. (I even waited the full, excruciating 30 minutes for the dough to cool in the fridge!) However, as I was pulling them out of the oven, that’s when I realized: When I was outfitting my new kitchen, I completely forgot to buy a cooling rack.

Cooling is a seriously important part of the baking process. You don’t want all of your hard work to go down the drain at the very end, because if left on the pan, your treats might become overdone. By some miracle, my cookies survived (I think I had undercooked them to start), but trust me, you should avoid my blunder at all costs. I’m sure you can guess what my next purchase for my kitchen is, but in a way, I’m glad I forgot to buy one sooner, because All-Clad’s stellar nonstick cooling rack is on sale for Labor Day!

What is the D3 Stainless 3-ply Bonded Nonstick Cooling Rack?

If you know us here at Apartment Therapy, you know we are huge fans of All-Clad — one of our contributors has used their cookware for over 15 years, and it’s never failed her. (She wrote: “Most All-Clad cookware is designed to last a lifetime and I’m 100% confident mine will.) So yeah, you’ll definitely get the most bang for your buck if you go with All-Clad products. But usually the biggest (and only) reservation shoppers have when it comes to the brand is the hefty price tag that comes along with it. But this cooling rack is a total steal at only $23, and it has the same high level of quality as any other All-Clad pot or pan.

It’s made with the strong aluminized steel that the brand is known for, and it’s coated with a ceramic-reinforced PTFE nonstick coating that’ll make getting your baked goods off of it easy. And of course, you aren’t limited only to cooling and crisping desserts — it’s perfect for placing veggies on after roasting them in the oven, as well as separating grease and fat from certain foods. And when you’re done using it, the rack is slim enough that storing it is a breeze.

Credit: All-Clad

What All-Clad Reviewers are Saying

Average Rating: 4.8/5

“I just recently picked up baking in the last several months and I did not know I needed a cooling rack. This has been so helpful with all my cookies and now rely on using this rack every week. They help keep what I bake safe, and help them cool down and keep their shape.” — klynnm

“This cooking rack is wonderful! It is high quality and durable not to mention non-stick! The size of the rack is large enough to allow plenty of space for whatever you’re cooking! The square grates are a perfect size so nothing will fall through during the cooking process.” — Balance22

“This has made a world of difference in my home cooking. Fits perfectly within the appropriate size sheet pan, and helps me cook proteins especially well in the oven. I often use it for a whole spatchcock chicken with great results — without the rack, the skin would be ruined by moisture in the bottom of the pan.” — Brandon33

If you’re like me and have yet to buy one or have an old one you’re needing to upgrade, this All-Clad cooling rack is your best bet. It won’t be on sale forever, though, so make sure to snatch it up by Labor Day!