The pans’ handles are comfortable and stay quite cool while cooking, but the pot handles are a bit narrow, and the edges can get hot as you cook. You may have to use potholders to protect your hands.
It’s especially important to line these pans with paper towels or cloth before storing them to prevent chipping the ceramic coating. On that same note, using silicone utensils is a must.
While other brands offer a “scratch resistant” line, there’s none of that here. You’ll want to make extra sure that you read all of the literature Tramontina has provided and follow the instructions to the letter.
The extra pampering you’ll need to perform with this set might be too much for your household. If you’ve got kids or you hate waiting for your pans to cool before cleaning them, it might be wise to consider another set.
Easy to clean
Not scratch resistant
Should avoid using in the oven
If you’re willing to put in a little more care in exchange for a beautiful, functional set of eco-friendly nonstick cookware, the Tramontina ceramic cookware set is worth checking out.
Tramontina Nonstick Cookware Reviews
Tramontina 18-Piece Primaware Nonstick Cookware Set
4 Quart Covered Dutch Oven (Lid Fits The Deep Sauté Pan)
Solid and Slotted: Spoons, Laddle, Turners, Pasta Spoon Stainless Collapsible Steamer
If you’re on a budget and looking for a complete set of pots and pans, look no further!
This set has pretty much all you need to get your kitchen stocked up. The addition of plastic cooking utensils is a big bonus considering that you don’t want to be using anything metal near these.
With all things cheap, there are some sacrifices to be made. The lack of quality of the cookware can be felt in your hand because it’s light. The nonstick coating is not as smooth as their other products. Again, the lower quality coating helps with the price.
Don’t even think about putting these in the oven. On the flip side, they are dishwasher safe.
Cheap in price
If you’re headed to college, or very limited on funds, consider the 18-Piece Primaware to get you started. Overall, you’ll probably want to replace the most used items after a year or so.
5 Quart Covered Dutch Oven 8 Quart Covered Stock Pot
The first thing that strikes us about the pieces in this set is that everything seems to be built to last.
It’s made from heavy-gauge, anodized aluminum, and tempered glass that is both heat and shatter-resistant.
Anodization means that the aluminum underwent a unique electrochemical process that made it more durable and sturdier than standard aluminum and other regular cookware in general. The same process also gives the pans their distinctive dark gray finish.
This set can’t be used for induction cooking, but it is compatible with electric and gas stoves. As with most nonstick coatings, you will need to take care not to abuse it (i.e., don’t use high heat, don’t clean it in the dishwasher, avoid using metal utensils, etcetera).
That is especially important because that type of abuse, or wear and tear, is not covered by the warranty.
Made in the USA
Oven Safe only up to 350º F (176º C)
No metal utensils allowed
Tramontina’s hard-anodized cookware is about mid-range in price and quality. The addition of a grill pan is unique and makes this set a little more attractive than competing cookware.
Tramontina’s professional frying pan is for serious chefs. Don’t worry because it can also be used at home. And compared to other high-end frying pans, this one is quite affordable.
Before we continue, it’s worth mentioning that Tramontina offers a wide selection of professional cookware and equipment. In this review, we’ll cover their nonstick frying pan, which ranges from 8″ to 14″.
It’s important to note that the Tramontina frying pan was designed with professional kitchens in mind. The pan is made out of high quality, commercial-grade aluminum, specially constructed to allow for the even distribution of heat.
NSF-Certified? This means that the FDA has approved the raw materials that this pan is made of.
The handle is attached to the pan with stainless steel rivets to help stabilize the two pieces and lessen heat transfer to the handle. The aim is to help prevent burns, but it still may get extremely hot depending on what you’re doing with it.
The silicone grip is detachable so that you can move the pan from the stovetop to the oven.
However, we recommend taking the silicone off before you start cooking. You don’t want to be fooling around with a hot pan trying to remove the grip.
The nonstick coating is ECLIPSE® nonstick, which is PFOA-free. While it’s also dishwasher safe, we recommend hand washing all cookware to prevent the harsh environment that dishwashers can create.
Commercial-Grade 3004 aluminum (NSF-Certified)
Oven Safe (400°F / 204°C)
Made in the USA
Not for induction
This 14” frying pan is heavy duty compared to your average pan, so for home use, this is an ideal pick for aspiring chefs.
These stainless steel pots and pans contain pretty much everything you would need to prepare hearty meals in the kitchen.
The tri-ply construction (wherein layers of metal are bonded together) allows for the even distribution of heat on the pan. If you have a substandard heating source, this will help cook your food evenly.
This set can be used on all types of cooktops, including induction. It’s also dishwasher and oven safe.
We love stainless steel because it typically lasts longer than nonstick. It can be a little tricky to prevent food from sticking.
Looking for pots? This set contains pots with a tri-ply magnetic stainless steel base, which makes them ready for induction.
The best part about this set is that it is stackable and easy to store when not used.
The cast stainless steel handles help with moving the pots around and stay somewhat cool when cooking. However, we always recommend using pot holders or silicone gloves to avoid any accidents. The lid handles get piping hot.
We’re not a big fan of the glass lids because they shouldn’t be put in the oven.
The pot itself can be used for anything from stock to soup, and the strainer is an excellent add-on feature. The strainer locks onto the pot to make it easier to drain your pasta. However, you should be extra careful as it’s not foolproof. You may need hand protection while pouring.
The set is oven safe up to 350, but it isn’t designed for baking. Keep it on top of the stove at medium heat.
The newest versions of this pot are made in china, unlike similar sets.
Do you love casseroles, sauces, soups, and stews? If you’re particularly fond of these kinds of dishes, check out this pot.
You can use it to make slow-cooked meals like chili and casseroles, but did you know that you can also use it to make soups.
This product is specially crafted to allow the heat to disperse evenly and slowly. We’d also like to put a focus on the lid.
There are ridges on the inside where liquids can condense and drip back into the Dutch oven. This helps keep the flavor in the dish rather than being evaporated.
Clean-up, however, can be quite a problem. Sometimes soap and water are not enough to wash away the buildup of gunk in the bottom. The easiest way to clean it is to allow this product to soak overnight in soapy water.
Many, but not all, Tramontina cookware products are dishwasher safe and sourced from FDA approved materials. The restaurant lineup is NSF-Certified.
Can Tramontina Pans Go In The Oven?
Some pans such as the Proline Restaurant Fry Pans are oven-safe when the silicone handle is removed. However, in general, it’s not recommended to put nonstick pans in the oven.
Where Is Tramontina Cookware Made?
Depending on the product and product line, Tramontina cookware is made in countries such as China, Brazil, and the USA.
How To Season Tramontina Non-Stick Pans?
You do not need to season your nonstick pans. If you have sticking problems, you may need to lower your cooking temperature and add more fat, butter, or oil.
Is Tramontina Cookware Good?
We think Tramontina cookware is a good and reliable brand. Their products are about the middle of the road when compared to similar cookware. You can find comfort in their warranties and long-standing reputation across the kitchen and cooking space.
Tramontina Cookware Review: Final Thoughts
There was a lot to digest in those reviews, so we’ve broken it down into two top picks.