The All-Clad 41126 stainless steel pan comes with a lid while the All-Clad 4112 does not. Yes, that is the only difference between these two models. Despite what you might have read online about All-Clad 4112 vs 41126 being different pans, the truth is that All-Clad has confusingly decided to name and market the same pan under two different model numbers depending on whether it comes with a lid or not. To make matters worse, currently the Amazon listings for these two models have very different titles and descriptions. Amazon refers to the All-Clad 41126 as part of the D3, while only saying that the All-Clad 4112 is “tri-ply stainless steel.”
All-Clad 4112 vs 41126: Mythbusting
A common claim made about the differences between the All-Clad 4112 and 41126 is that the 41126 is a deeper pan– this is not true. They’re exactly the same pan.
Since these two models are the same, the claims that the 41126 is a higher quality line is obviously untrue. Don’t be fooled!
All-Clad 41126 Lid
The 41126 comes with a stainless steel flat top lid with a riveted steel handle. For trapping moisture and heat the lid is quite useful. Using a lid, especially a stainless steel one, will help in situations where you’d like to keep food warm or to melt cheese on top of a burger.
The choice is lid or no lid; that is the only thing you should be thinking about when deciding between these two All-Clad models.
Be sure to check out our comparison of the All-Clad D3 vs D5 lines.