Last Updated on July 3, 2023
Aldi cookware is a mainstay in my house. After trying all kinds of pots and pans, from higher-end Calphalon to basic Walmart brands, I’ve found that Aldi cookware tends to have good value for the cost.
My Aldi Crofton Awesome Pan, which is a much less expensive imitation of a name-brand Always Pan, gets regular use in my kitchen. So do my Aldi Crofton Caraway dupe pans. I also have a few Aldi saucepans, smaller frying pans, and a large stockpot that are workhorses when it comes to cooking everything from omelets to soup to macaroni and cheese.
Besides being great for cooking, and being easy to clean up afterward, Aldi pots and pans are often attractive-looking as well. I’ve seen them come in a variety of pretty colors and designs guaranteed to complement any kitchen.
The latest batch of pans to show up at Aldi have wooden handles — or at least they look like wood; Aldi has not yet published information about what the handles are made of. These wooden or wood-like handles give the pans a unique look.
These pans are sold under the Crofton brand, which is not a company but instead is the private label Aldi uses for assorted kitchen items such as ramen noodle bowls, divided serving trays, filtration pitchers, and more.
What We Know:
The Crofton 12″ Sauté Pan or 10″ & 8″ Fry Pan Set (Product Code: 700080) cost $19.99 in February of 2023. That’s on the lower end of prices for cookware with similar wooden or wood-like handles on Amazon.
These are Aldi Finds, so they’re only in stores for a short time. Each store gets one shipment, and after that sells out, they’re gone until whenever Aldi decides to bring them back, if ever. Aldi does not offer online ordering for products that are not in stock at your local store.
Here’s more information about the pans:
- Choose a 10″ & 8″ Fry Pan Set or 12″ Sauté Pan
- Available in Light Blue or Egret
- Features Xylan nonstick coating for easy release
- Includes stay-cool handles
- Sauté Pan includes a vented, tempered glass lid
- Compatible with gas, electric, glass ceramic, and halogen stovetops
What We Don’t Know:
We haven’t purchased these pans, so we don’t know how well they work or how well they hold up to lots of cooking. We write open threads so readers can discuss Aldi products.
Have you purchased the Crofton 12″ Sauté Pan or 10″ & 8″ Fry Pan Set? Tell us what you think in the comments.