Tramontina Cookware Reviews

Tramontina is a Brazilian based cookware company founded in southern Brazil in 1911 by Valentin Tramontina and his wife, Elisa De Cecco. The brand has become well-known for its cookware and knives.

We have reviewed a full range of Tramontina individual pans, pots and full sets.

Tramontina fry pans reviews

Some of Tramontina’s most popular pans are the Professional Aluminum Non-Stick, Gourmet Stainless Steel and Ceramica.

Professional Aluminum Nonstick Fry Pan

This pan is available in 8, 10, 12 and 14-inch.

Best features

  1. Design: This pan is designed to withstand the constant use of a professional kitchen, while also fitting in easily in a non-commercial kitchen. The pan is constructed using NSF-Certified commercial-grade heavy-gauge aluminum. 
  2. Comfort: Its handle is made using cast stainless steel and comes with a removable silicone grip, which is easy to remove for oven use. 
  3. PFOA-free coating: The pan is coated with a reinforced PFOA-free nonstick coating for easy cooking and cleaning. 

Downsides

  1. Warping: Several customers found that the pan warped in a short space of time, despite careful use. 
  2. Sensitive Coating: Others found that the nonstick layer developed hairline scratches even with the use of wooden and plastic cooking utensils. 

Conclusion 

This pan is definitely a favorite amongst customers. It is a little more expensive than the other pans we have chosen, but it performs well. The pan can be used on most hobs including electric, ceramic glass, gas and is oven safe up to 400F. It is also dishwasher safe and comes with a lifetime warranty. Most customers are very happy with the pan and enjoy that it is easy to cook with and clean. They consider it a good deal for the price they paid. 

Our rating: 4 out of 5

Ceramica Fry Pan

The pan is available in different colors like metallic copper, Mediterranean blue, metallic sand, and red rhubarb. It can be bought in a variety of sizes including 8, 10 and 12-inch.

Best features

  1. Construction: Tramontina’s Ceramica cookware is also made using heavy-gauge aluminum. 
  2. Handling: The pan’s handle is designed with a stay cool, soft-grip handle, which also has a hang hole for easy storage.
  3. Porcelain coating: The pan features a tough porcelain enamel outer layer and a smooth cream-colored inner cooking surface. The surface is PFOA, PTFE, cadmium and lead-free. 

Downsides

  1. Durability: A few customers were disappointed in the durability of the ceramic cooking surface. They noted that ingredients started to stick on the pan after about a year of use and that the ceramic surface started to chip even though they used non-metal cooking utensils.

Conclusion 

The majority of customers are very happy with their pans. They really like how well the pan works on both the stove and in the oven, as well as how easy it is to clean. The pan is dishwasher safe and oven safe up to 350F. It can be used on most hobs including ceramic glass, gas and electric and comes with a lifetime warranty. 

Our rating: 3 out of 5 

Gourmet Stainless Steel Tri-Ply Fry Pan

This stainless steel frying pan is part of Tramontina’s Gourmet Collection. It is available as an 8, 10 or 12-inch sized pan.

Best features

  1. Durability: This pan is designed to withstand repeated use in professional kitchens and is ideal for cooks who want the best performance and quality. 
  2. Design: The pan has a tri-ply design that ensures quick and even heat from all sides, not just the bottom. 
  3. Comfort: Its handle is made out of cast stainless steel handle, which provides complete control when cooking and is riveted to the pan for added support. 

Downsides

  1. Sticking: Some customers found that everything stuck to the pan when cooking. It is important to make sure that your pan is hot when you beginning cooking, otherwise, your ingredient will stick. 
  2. Staining: A few customers noted that the cooking surface stains when used. This is normal when cooking with stainless steel and does not reflect any damage to the pan. It can be cleaned using white vinegar or Bar Keepers Friend. 

Conclusion

This pan is constructed using the best designs and materials to deliver the best quality and value for both professional and amateur cooks. It is compatible with all hobs including induction and can be used in the oven with temperatures up to 500F. The pan is also dishwasher safe and comes with a lifetime warranty. 

The majority of the people who bought this pan are very happy with their purchase and very pleased with the performance it provides and the price they paid.  

Our rating: 4 out of 5

Tramontina nonstick cookware Review

Some of Tramontina’s most popular pans are the Professional Aluminum Non-Stick, Gourmet Stainless Steel and Ceramica.

Gourmet Induction Aluminum Non-Stick Cookware Set

This cookware set is also part of Tramontina’ s Gourmet Collection. It consists of a 1.5 and 3-quart saucepans, a 4.5-quart deep sauté pan, a 5-quart Dutch oven, all with lids, and a 10-inch frying pan.

Best features

  1. Design: The pots and pans in this set are constructed using cold-forged heavy-gauge aluminum alloy. This design is very durable and provides quick heat distribution when cooking.
  2. Coating: The pots and pans are coated with Teflon Platinum PFOA-free, reinforced nonstick coating for easy cooking and cleaning.
  3. Handling: The handles are made out of cast stainless steel and are designed to provide a comfortable and controlled grip when cooking. 
  4. Functional: The lids are designed using heat- and shatter-resistant glass, which allows you to watch your food while it cooks. 

Downsides 

  1. Not 100% induction ready: Several customers have noted that the pots and pans don’t work fully or at all on their induction ranges. 

Conclusion

The pots and pans have a striking slate gray exterior which will look very smart in any kitchen. The cookware can be used on all hobs and is induction ready, thanks to its specially constructed high base magnetic bottoms. The pots and pans are oven safe up to 350F and can be cleaned using a dishwasher. The majority of customers are very happy with their purchases and use them regularly. They enjoy the nonstick cooking that they provide and the ability to cook for big amounts of people thanks to the size of the cookware. 

Our rating: 3.5 out of 5

Primaware Stainless Steel Tri-Ply Base 7-Piece Cookware Set

This stainless steel 7-piece cookware set consists of a 1 and 2.65-quart saucepan, a 4.2-quart Dutch oven, all with lids, and a 9.2-inch deep nonstick sauté pan. The lid from the Dutch oven also fits the deep sauté pan. The sauté pan is coated with a reinforced nonstick coating.

Best features

  1. Base: The pots and pans all have a tri-ply base consisting of 18/8 stainless steel, an aluminum core, and a magnetic stainless steel outer layer, making it ideal for induction use. The tri-ply base ensures optimum heat retention and distribution.
  2. Comfort: The handles are designed to be resistant to heat up to 200F and provide ultimate control when cooking. 
  3. Functional: The glass lids are made using heat- and shatter-resistant glass and have stainless steel rims for extra strength.

Downsides

  1. Versatility: Because the handles are only heat resistant to 200F, this cookware is unsuitable for oven or broiler use.
  2. Design: A few customers have noted that the pots and pans are thin and they burn things quite easily when cooking because of that.

Conclusion

The majority of customers were very pleased with their purchase. They are very happy with how well the pots and pans work and the great price they bought them for. Some have even bought them as gifts. The cookware has a beautiful mirror-polished exterior and the Dutch oven and saucepans have volume capacity markings on the interior. This cookware set can be used on most hobs including induction. These pots and pans are dishwasher safe. 

Our rating: 2.5 out of 5

tramontina ceramic cookware review

Tramontina Ceramica 8-Piece Cookware Set

This cookware set is part of Tramontina’s Ceramica Collection. It consists of a 1.5 and 3-quart saucepans, a 5-quart Dutch oven, all with lids, and an 8 and 10-inch frying pan. 

Best features

  1. Nonstick: The pots and pans have a ceramic nonstick interior that is PFOA, PTFE, cadmium and lead-free.
  2. Handles: The handles are made out of stainless steel and have a silicone soft-grip for added comfort and control. 
  3. Functional: The lids are both shatter- and heat-resistant and provide easy monitoring while cooking. 

Downsides

  1. Durability: Several customers noted that the ceramic coating on their cookware started chipping off after only a couple of months of use and with them using wooden or plastic cooking utensils. Others noted that the ceramic coating worked well for 6-12 months and then they had to start using some oil or butter to make sure that nothing stuck when cooking.

Conclusion

This cookware set is available in different colors like metallic copper, Mediterranean blue, metallic sand, and red rhubarb. The pots and pans can be used on gas, ceramic glass, and electric hobs. This cookware set also comes with a lifetime warranty. There is also a 10-piece available, which has the added addition of sauté pan. The majority of customers are happy with their purchase and are very happy with how easy it is to cook with and clean. 

Our rating: 2.5 out of 5

tramontina dutch oven review

Tramontina Enameled Cast Iron Covered Dutch Oven, 5.5-quart

This 5.5-quart round Dutch oven is part of Tramontina’s Gourmet Collection. Their Gourmet Collection is known for its elegant designs and excellent materials and workmanship.

Best features

  1. Even heating: The Dutch oven is well known by cooks for its even cooking and heat retention. It is perfect for tenderizing meats, vegetables, poultry – thanks to the slow heat that it delivers when cooking. 
  2. Coating: The inside of the Dutch oven is coated with an off-white, PTFE and PFOA free porcelain enamel. This porcelain enamel layer is easy to clean and smooth. 
  3. Design: This Dutch oven has self-basting condensation ridges on the lid help to collect and direct vapors onto your food so that your food flavorful and moist. 
  4. Handling: It has sturdy side handles that ensure safe lifting and transferring of the Dutch oven from stove to oven to table.

Downside

  1. Heavy: Several customers noted that the Dutch oven was a bit too heavy for their liking. It is important to note before buying this Dutch oven that it is made out of cast iron, which can be quite hefty to move around.

Conclusion

Tramontina’s Dutch oven is available in gradated cobalt, gradated red, dark blue, majolica red, matte white and medium blue. It also comes in an oval or round shape and is available in a variety of sizes. 

The majority of the people who purchased this Dutch oven are very happy with it. They really enjoy cooking soups, stews, and roasts in it and have also given them as gifts to friends and family. This Dutch oven can be used on gas, ceramic glass, induction and electric hobs. It is oven safe up to 450F and must be hand washed only. It is covered by a lifetime warranty.

Our rating: 4 out of 5

tramontina cast iron skillet review

Tramontina Enameled Cast Iron Covered Skillet, 12-inch

This 12-inch skillet is part of Tramontina’s Gourmet Collection of premium products made with the best material and elegant designs. 

Best features

  1. Even heating: The Enameled Cast Iron line is well known for its brilliant heat retention and even cooking. 
  2. Design: The self-basting condensation ridges on the lid help to collect and direct vapors onto your food, ensuring moist and flavorful meals.
  3. Handling: The skillet is equipped with 2 pouring lips and a helper handle for added stability when transporting the skillet from stove to oven to table.

Downsides 

 

  • Durability: Several customers noted that the enamel on their skillets chipped.

 

Conclusion 

The majority of customers are very pleased with their purchase and enjoy cooking with their cast iron skillet. It is designed to last and can be passed down like a family heirloom, generation to generation. The inside cooking surface is coated in black enamel. There are also a variety of colors to choose from including gradated cobalt, gradated red, dark blue, majolica red, matte white and medium blue. This covered skillet is also available as a 10-inch. The skillet can be used on electric, gas, induction and ceramic glass hobs. It is covered by a lifetime warranty. 

Our rating: 3 out of 5

tramontina stainless steel cookware review

Tramontina Gourmet Stainless Steel Tri-Ply 12-Piece Cookware Set

This cookware set is part of Tramontina’s Gourmet Collection This 12-piece cookware set includes a 1.5, 2.5 and 3-quart saucepans, 5-quart deep sauté pan, an 8-quart stockpot, all with lids, and an 8 and 10-inch frying pan. 

Best features

  1. Design: These pots and pans are made using a tri-ply construction of 18/10 stainless steel, aluminum core, and magnetic stainless steel.
  2. Handling: The handles are made out of cast stainless steel and are firmly riveted to the sides. 
  3. Attractive: The satin-finished interiors and mirror-polished exteriors add a look of style and class to the cookware set, and are easy to clean.

Downsides

  1. Sticking: A few customers have noted that their food stuck to the pots and pans when cooking, but it is important to make sure that the pan is hot before adding your ingredients. 

Conclusion

The majority of customers are very happy with their purchase and really enjoy cooking with their cookware set. This cookware set is designed with the choicest materials and elegant designs and is NSF certified. The lids are designed using mirror-polished stainless steel. The pots and pans can be used on most hobs including induction and can be used in the oven with temperatures up to 500F.

Our rating: 3.5 out of 5

tramontina porcelain enamel cookware review

Tramontina Porcelain Enamel Heavy-Gauge Aluminum Nonstick 9-Piece Cookware Set

This 9-piece cookware set includes pots and pans necessary for everyday cooking, ensuring that you have everything that you need when cooking. 

Best features

  1. Construction: The pots and pans are made using heavy-gauge aluminum, which provides excellent heat distribution and retention.
  2. Nonstick: Its long-lasting porcelain enamel exterior is chip and scratch-resistant.
  3. Handling: The stay-cool soft-touch handles are designed for both comfort and safety when cooking. 

Downsides

  1. Durability: A customer noted that washing the dishes by hand prolonged the lifespan of the vibrant colors of the pots.

Conclusion 

The glass lids are shatter and heat-resistant and ensure easy monitoring when cooking. The cookware set is available in cobalt blue, medium gray and rhubarb red. The cookware set can be used on electric, gas and ceramic glass hobs. The pots and pans are also oven safe up to 350F and can be cleaned by hand or in the dishwasher. The majority of customers are very happy with their purchase and highly recommend this cookware set.

Our rating: 3.5 out of 5

tramontina pro line review

Tramontina Pro-Line Stainless Steel Dutch Oven, 9-quart

This stainless steel Dutch oven is perfect for cooking large amounts of vegetables, stews, soups, and seafood. 

Best features

  1. Design: This Dutch oven is made using impact-bonded 18/8 stainless steel and has a tri-ply base for even and speedy heat distribution. It has an elegant satin finish with mirror polished accents. 
  2. Handles: The Dutch oven has sturdy stainless steel handles that ensure control and support when moving a heavy pot. 
  3. Versatility: The pot can be used on all hobs including electric, gas, induction and ceramic glass. It is also oven safe up to 500F.   

Downsides

  1. Durability: Several customers commented that they found rust spots forming in their Dutch oven after just a few uses. Others noted that the pot leeches metal. 

Conclusion

The majority of customers are happy with their Dutch oven and enjoy cooking with it. The pot is NSF certified and dishwasher safe.

Our rating: 2.5 out of 5

Tramontina Pro-Line Aluminium Fry Pan, 8 and 10-Inch

These pans are perfect for sautéing, searing, frying, scrambling and searing.

Best features

  1. Durability: These frying pans are designed to withstand heavy, constant use in a commercial kitchen, while still being easy to use for home chefs as well. 
  2. Construction: The frying pans are made using NSF certified heavy-gauge commercial-grade aluminium for even and speedy heat retention and distribution. 
  3. PFOA-free Nonstick: The pans are coated with a high performing reinforced nonstick coating.
  4. Handling: The handles are constructed using stainless steel and come with a removable silicone soft grip for extra flexibility and versatility when cooking. 

Downsides

  1. Exterior: One customer, however, noted that finish started to come off one of the pans after just a few uses.

Conclusion

The pans can be used on electric, ceramic glass and gas hobs. They are also oven safe up to 400F and can be cleaned in the dishwasher. The vast majority of people who purchased these two pans are very pleased with them. They really enjoy cooking with them and would buy them again. 

Our rating: 4 out of 5

Frequently asked Questions

Where is Tramontina cookware made?

Tramontina cookware is made in its factories around the world. They have factories in the United States, Brazil, and China.  

Is Tramontina cookware safe?

Tramontina cookware is safe to cook with. Tramontina has a wide range of cookware to choose from including stainless steel, ceramic and aluminum. Within the ranges available you are sure to find something that will suit your needs. 

Are Tramontina’s pans oven safe?

Yes, Tramontina pans are oven safe. The exact temperature each pan can withstand may vary. Be sure to use an oven mitt when handling the hot pan. 

How to season Tramontina nonstick pans?

Seasoning your Tramontina nonstick pan is not necessary, but it may prolong the life of the nonstick coating. If you are going to season your pan, it is best to do it before first use. 

Wash and dry the pan well, before applying a layer of vegetable oil to the nonstick surface. Heat the pan for a couple of minutes on medium heat. Allow the pan to cool and wipe off any excess oil. This process must be repeated if the pan is washed with soap.