ALDI’s Awesome Pan is Back in Stores Tomorrow | It’s So Similar to Always Pan & ONLY $28.99

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ALDI Awesome Pan on conveyor belt

ALDI has brought back this best-selling pan…

We’re super excited to score an awesome lookalike from ALDI! You’ve probably seen us obsess over the Always Pan, but we don’t love the price (a whopping $145 😬). So we love that ALDI is bringing back their Awesome Pan which is so similar to the Always pan for ONLY $28.99!

These pans will be in-store starting tomorrow, November 30th so make plans to get there early! If you know your store often gets stuff out early, you may even want to pop in tonight!

aldi crofton awesome pan in dusty blue on stovetop

The Crofton Awesome Pan boasts some of the same features that make the Always Pan so popular, including a nonstick ceramic coating and an aluminum body for fast and even heating. They both also have lids and handles that will stay cool while you fry, sauté, boil and more!

Following the Always Pan style, this time around, ALDI’s version will be available in trendy matte black, ivory, or purple colors.

aldi crofton awesome pans in store

How similar is this lookalike to the original?

  • The Crofton Awesome Pan has a slightly larger diameter of 10.25″ vs. 10″ for the Always Pan.
  • The Always Pan comes with a spatula that fits perfectly into the built-in spoon rest AND a steamer basket.
  • The specifics of ALDI’s lid are not yet known, but the Always Pan has a modular lid that unlocks to easily let out steam.
  • Both are compatible with all cooktops, including gas, electric, glass ceramic, halogen and induction.
  • Both are made without toxic materials, such as PFOAs and PTFEs.

This pan is beautiful! I’ve heard amazing things about the Always Pan but was never willing to pay hundreds for one pan. When I saw this at Aldi, I knew I had to give it a try. The pan is gorgeous and appears very well made. I love that this pan is made without toxic ingredients. The blue color is lovely and makes me happy every time I look at it on my stove. – Melinda, Hip Sidekick

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Comments 19

  1. Hunterwoody

    Is this made in china? Anyone know?

    • Jessica (Hip Sidekick)

      Hey there! When checking the packaging, it does say that it is made in China. Hope this helps!

  2. MrsG

    We love ours!!

    • Jessica (Hip Sidekick)

      Thanks for letting us know how much you love yours, MrsG! 🤗

  3. litzglitz

    I bought two of these last time they were sold and really love them! Just to note, the description says not to use with high heat so I have been intentional to only use these with medium heat and they are as good as the day I bought them (over a year ago). I’ve had other pans break down after a while but I used high heat with them often and wonder if that makes the difference? Just my experience!

    • litzglitz

      And another thing to add: the small little extra “handle” opposite side of the long handle gets extremely hot. Once I realized it, I just use a hot pad if needed. The long handle doesn’t get hot.

      • Tammy

        Yes, your comment is very helpful. I appreciate you letting everyone know. I plan on gifting one, so I will make sure to pass along your comment. Thank You!

      • Samantha

        Yes! That is probably the only thing I do not like about the pan, but it isnot a big deal.

        The pan is so easy to clean – I love it!

    • Jessica (Hip Sidekick)

      Thanks for sharing about your experience with these pans! The Always pan also mentions to use on medium-heat also in the care instructions – so it’s interesting that these are the same! We appreciate your helpful review! ❤️

  4. Kit

    Is the Aldi pan dish washer safe ? Does anyone know ?

    • Sarah

      No. Hand wash only.

  5. amanda

    This is by far my favorite pan. We use it nearly every day and it still looks brand new… no signs of discoloring, scratching or wear and it is VERY non-stick. Better than more expensive cookware. I also agree that the small handle does get very hot, but otherwise the pan is amazing!

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Yay! Thanks a ton for sharing how yours has held up for you, Amanda! I’ll have to try and snag one from my store! 🥰🙌

  6. Amy

    I loved it but then managed to burn something in it and it is ruined. I must have had heat too high. Debating trying again.

  7. Casey

    I bought one in each color for gifts. Thank you for the heads up on this, I missed out last time. Excited to try.

    • Jessica (Hip Sidekick)

      You’re welcome, Casey! Hoping you enjoy your new pan! ❤️

  8. Goldenone234

    Thank you for the reminder. I missed out last year but scored one this time!

    • Jessica (Hip Sidekick)

      WOOHOO! You’re welcome! So glad you were able to snag one this year! 🙌💗

  9. Cheryl

    I just found one yesterday tucked away in an odd place when I was at Aldis! I’m so excited to try it. WooooHooooo

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