Aldi Introduces Crofton Sauté Pan and Fry Pans with Wooden Handles

Last Updated on July 3, 2023

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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:

Crofton 12" Sauté Pan or 10" & 8" Fry Pan Set

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. 

About Rachael

Rachael is the Co-founder of Aldi Reviewer. When she isn't busy shopping at Aldi, she enjoys cooking, gardening, writing gothic romance, and collecting more houseplants than she probably should. You can learn more about her at


  1. i have a crofton saute pan with a lid (metal)
    i left it on the stove too logs and burned the outer side of the pan. i tried scrubbing it with everything i could think of.
    is there a product that i can use to clean the burn parks on the bottom and sides of the outside of my pan ?

  2. Where can I buy the 12 inch saute pan with lid in NE Ohio?

  3. I have the 10 inch fry pan in blue. My daughter dropped the lid and it shattered. I want to replace the lid but I’m having a very hard time doing that. Any ideas? The pan is beautiful and performs well.

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