Tramontina 12-piece Stainless Steel Tri-ply Clad Cookware Set Review

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When you are working with a Dutch oven, you need a cookware set that can withstand the expected extreme temperatures. The best cookware to compliment Dutch ovens has to be the Tramontina 12-piece Stainless Steel Tri-ply Clad Cookware Set. They can withstand temperatures as hot as 500-degrees F—all 12 pieces.

Why We Like It – Tramontina 12-piece Stainless Steel Tri-ply Clad Cookware Set

A high-quality stainless steel 12-piece cookware set that’s durable and can withstand heats of 500-degrees F. The ideal set you want if you plan to frequently cook with a Dutch oven.

Pros
  • Oven safe up to 500-degrees F
  • Handles stay cool
  • 12-piece stainless steel cookware sets
Cons
  • More expensive than top pick
  • Not as non stick as advertised

Performance

The Tramontina Gourmet Tri Ply Clad Construction 12-piece Set can really take a beating for a set of high end cookware. These tri ply clad stainless steel dishes can withstand heats as high as 500-degrees Fahrenheit—about 50-degrees less than our top choice, the Cuisinart MCP-12N Multiclad Pro Stainless Steel. Its aluminum core did well to heat evenly. It’s an all-metal construction, but the stainless steel handles are actually quite cool to the touch when used on a stovetop.

And unlike Rachael Ray 16333 Cucina, this Tramontina set can actually go into the dishwasher and oven safe, including Dutch ovens. One thing we noticed was it wasn’t as non-stick as we like. For the most part, yes, but occasionally food did stick.

Design

The Tramontina Set is a sturdy set of cookware. This is because they are tri ply clad cookware. What that means is the Tramontina cookware set uses a three-layer system to create sturdiness but also to make induction compatible. Tramontina Tri Ply construction has an outside later made of stainless steel—which is just for sturdiness. To give it heating properties, a layer of aluminum was inserted in the tri ply stainless steel cookware—but aluminum can leach into food and is easy to scratch. To protect the aluminum, another layer of stainless steel was implemented. In other words: Tramontina tri ply clad cookware. This in turn makes it really tough, withstand temperatures of 500-degrees F and rust-resistant.

Value

The set includes a stock pot, fry pan, covered sauce pan, saute pan, and 8 other necessary cookware for a well-rounded set that every home is going to need and use. However, compared to our top three picks, the Tramontina 12-piece Stainless Steel Tri-ply Clad Cookware Set can be as much as double the price. On the other hand, you’re paying for better performance as products like Gotham Steel All In One 20 Piece Nonstick Cookware Set use glass lids which aren’t as heavy-duty as stainless steel lids. If you have a Dutch oven, go with Tramontina; if not, go with Cuisinart.

Tramontina 12-piece Stainless Steel Tri-ply Clad Cookware Set Wrap Up

The Tramontina 12-piece Stainless Steel Tri-ply Clad Cookware Set are simply an amazing set of cookware. The handles stay cool while the pans are blasted with 500-degree F heat, and that applies to all 12 pieces you get. You’re paying a bit extra, but worth it if you have a Dutch oven. We only note that you keep an eye on your food as its non-stick property is good, but not great.

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Brady Meyers

Brady Klinger-Meyers is a writer based in Pennsylvania. He regularly contributes to websites such as Hardcore Droid, Gamepur, and Homebli. His work remains primarily in technology, from video game journalism to consumer technology.

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