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Tramontina Fry Pan Reviews -Ceramic, cast Iron & Stainless Steel


Tramontina is one of the major cookware brands and they offer many frying pan choices accordingly. Our guide reveals how to choose the best material and coating so that you can pick the optimal pan for your stove and cooking needs.

About Tramontina

The Tramontina Brand is originally from Brazil. It is registered in United States and has been in operation since the year 1986. 

Tramontina accompanies people in several areas of their lives with products ranging from kitchen utensils and equipment, appliances, agricultural and gardening tools etc. 

The company provides frying pan options that are suitable to be used in both restaurant and home settings. If it’s good enough for a professional chef, it’s probably good enough for you! 

Tramontina Frying Pans Reviewed

In this article we will take a detailed look at five popular models from Tramontina, including their features, pros and cons.

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Healthy choice

1. Tramontina Ceramica Ceramic Copper Fry Pan

- Base material: heavy gauge aluminum
- Interior: ceramic nonstick
- Cooktops: gas, electric, glass top

Our Rating

8.6

Most durable

2. Tramontina Professional Nonstick Fry Pan

- Base material: heavy-gauge aluminum
- Interior: nonstick
- Cooktops: gas, electric, glass top

Our Rating

9.2

Induction ready

3. Tramontina Gourmet Stainless Steel Tri-Ply Clad Fry Pan

- Base: stainless steel w. aluminum core
- Interior: stainless steel
- Cooktops: gas, electric, glass top, induction

Our Rating

9.0

High performance

4. Tramontina Professional Fusion Nonstick Fry Pan

- Base material: heavy gauge aluminum
- Interior: nonstick
- Cooktops: gas, electric, glass top

Our Rating

9.2

Best cast iron

5. Tramontina Enameled Cast Iron Skillet with Lid

- Base material: enameled cast iron
- Interior: cast iron
- Cooktops: gas, electric, glass top, induction

Our Rating

9.3

Healthy choice

1. Tramontina Ceramica Ceramic Copper Fry Pan

- Base material: heavy gauge aluminum
- Interior: ceramic nonstick
- Cooktops: gas, electric, glass top

Our Rating

8.6

Most durable

2. Tramontina Professional Nonstick Fry Pan

- Base material: heavy-gauge aluminum
- Interior: nonstick
- Cooktops: gas, electric, glass top

Our Rating

9.2

Induction ready

3. Tramontina Gourmet Stainless Steel Tri-Ply Clad Fry Pan

- Base: stainless steel w. aluminum core
- Interior: stainless steel
- Cooktops: gas, electric, glass top, induction

Our Rating

9.0

High performance

4. Tramontina Professional Fusion Nonstick Fry Pan

- Base material: heavy gauge aluminum 
- Interior: nonstick
- Cooktops: gas, electric, glass top

Our Rating

9.2

Best cast iron

5. Tramontina Enameled Cast Iron Skillet with Lid

- Base material: enameled cast iron
- Interior: cast iron
- Cooktops: gas, electric, glass top, induction

Our Rating

9.3

Tramontina Ceramica Ceramic Copper Fry Pan

Design:

Tramontina Ceramica is a 12-inch pan that comes in metallic copper, Mediterranean blue, metallic sand, or Red Rhubarb choice of colors.

The pan has a white non-stick interior surface and a black silicon-covered ergonomic handle that is dual riveted on the body. The weight of the pan is only 1.8 pounds.

Materials:

An exterior that is made of heavy gauge aluminum and covered with a durable, porcelain enamel enables fast even heating and easy clean up with just a quick wipe.

The interior features smooth PFOA-, PTFE-, lead- and cadmium-free ceramic coating that offers quick food release, is durable, and easy to clean. The pan functions over gas, ceramic, and electrical cooking stoves and is oven safe up to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

Usability:

The cooking surface on this pan has been crafted beautifully and has a nice white color that makes it easy to monitor food as it cooks on the surface. The cast stainless steel handle with a thick and soft silicone cover offers a comfortable grip area and makes it easy to handle this lightweight pan as you continue with the cooking progress.

The porcelain interior is toxin free and is easy to clean with no food sticking on it. We like the wide variety of exterior colors, which makes this pan a perfect gift during any holiday.

Users who like the pan commend the easy cleanup process that follows any cooking session and the efficient heat distribution on gas, electric, and ceramic cooking stoves. The bottom of the pan is also flat, which allows it to sit squarely on the cooking stove. We recommend moderating the heat when using it to avoid warping.

Cleaning:

The smooth surface that has porcelain coating cleans easily using soap and water. The manufacturer lists this pan as dishwasher safe but that should be done only once in a while. Moreover, only use non-abrasive utensils such as wooden and nylon cooking spoons on the cooking surface to prevent it from scratching.


Pros

  • Easy to clean cooking surface
  • Comes in variety of colors
  • Fast and quick heating
  • Has a flat base for use with glass cooktop
  • Stay cool handles are comfortable to hold

Cons

  • Does not support cooking on induction heaters
  • Non-stick surface wears off after extended use

Tramontina Professional Nonstick Fry Pan

Design:

The Tramontina Professional pan has a silver-colored exterior with a satin finish and an eclipse black interior cooking surface.

The handle is straight, slightly slanted, and held in place by three horizontally placed rivets that are on the interior of the pan. It has a 12-inch cooking surface and only weighs 3.85 pounds.

Materials:

The body of the Tramontina Professional fry pan is made from NSF-Certified commercial-grade heavy-gauge aluminum that enables quick and even heating. A cooking surface that features reinforced high performance non-stick coating releases food easily and minimizes possibility of food items sticking on it.

The handle is triple-riveted to fix it on the body permanently and comes with a removable silicone cover. This pan is viable for oven use up to 400 degrees Fahrenheit and over gas, electric, and ceramic cooking stoves.

Usability:

We like the straight handle because it allows easy handling of the pan in the kitchen. The accompanying removable silicone cover offers a firm grip and remains cool to the touch when cooking in the kitchen.

It can withstand high heat both over a cooking stove and on the oven where the limit is 400 degrees Fahrenheit. This means that you can transfer your cooking directly from the cooking stove to the oven without transferring the food to a different cooking utensil.

The comments we sampled about this pan were from many satisfied customers who enjoy cooking using the pan due to its light weigh, flat bottom, and straight handle. Many users also reported having an easy time tossing and turning food.

A few users did not like the fact that the pan comes without a covering lid, which means that one has to purchase it separately.

Cleaning:

We recommend cleaning the pan using warm water, mild soap and a non-abrasive cleaning sponge. Ensure that you allow the pan to cool off first before cleaning and avoid using metallic utensils that can scratch the non-stick cooking surface of the pan. When cleaning, ensure you remove the silicon handle and dry it before you place it back.


Pros

  • Cleans easily
  • Tolerates high temperatures both on a cooking stove and the oven
  • Handle comes with a removable silicone cover
  • Heats quickly and evenly
  • Covered with a limited warranty

Cons

  • Sold without a covering lid
  • Does not support induction heaters

Tramontina Gourmet Stainless Steel Tri-Ply Clad Fry Pan

Design:

The Tramontina stainless steel pan has a shiny polished silver exterior and an interior with a satin finish. The top circular edge has a shiny edge while the cooking surface measures 12 inches wide.

The ergonomic handle on the pan is held in place by two horizontal rivets. The pan is also lightweight; it weighs 2.8 pounds.

Materials:

The body on the Tramontina Stainless Steel pan is triple layered with 18/10 stainless steel on the interior, an aluminum core and a magnetized stainless steel base which makes this pan viable for use over all common cooking stoves including induction heaters.

The handle that is made from cast steel remains cool to touch enabling handling of the pan possible even after long hours on the cooking stove.

Usability:

This pan provides a nice cooking experience with the triple layered body that heats up from all sides unlike other pans that heat up from the bottom. The 18/10 stainless steel on the interior of the pan enables users to cook safe and healthy food. 

Moreover, it is corrosion-resistant and rust-free. An external magnetized layer enables use of the pan over all common cooking tops including induction heaters. It also gives it high temperature tolerance, which is capped at 500 degrees Fahrenheit in the oven.

Users who have bought this pan mostly gave positive feedback regarding its use. They seem to love its performance over induction cooking stoves, its stay cool handle, which is comfortable and safe to hold even while in use.

To minimize cases of food sticking to the cooking surface, be sure to thaw frozen food completely before cooking it on the pan. Additionally, pre heat it with oil before adding any food.

Cleaning:

Cleaning it should be done with a cleaning sponge, warm water, and soap. For any stuck food items, soak the pan in warm water for a while before cleaning, which makes the food items soft and easy to remove.

Observe the heat when using this pan and only use low to medium heat. Only use high temperature when the pan has enough liquid content to allow even heat distribution.


Pros

  • Supports common cooking stoves including induction heaters
  • Has high temperature tolerance
  • Supports oven use
  • Flat base makes the pan sit squarely on a cooking stove
  • Heats up from all sides

Cons

  • Heats up from all sides
  • Does not support dishwasher cleaning

Tramontina Professional Fusion Nonstick Fry Pan

Design:

The professional fusion pan from Tramontina comes in variable sizes of 8 inch, 10 inch, 12 inch, and 14 inch pans that have a silver exterior with satin finish and a dark non-stick cooking surface on the interior.

The handle is straight and slightly slanted. The handle's meeting point with the body is made with a creative fusion design.

Materials:

The pan's body is made of a heavy gauge aluminum, which enables quick and even heat conduction while the interior cooking surface has a non-stick surface that is PFOA-free and rivet-less for effortless food release and fast cleanup.

The handle is attached to the body using a rivet-less technique and comes with a soft silicon cover that allows you to handle the pan even when hot. The pan is viable for use over gas ceramic and electric cooking stoves.

Usability:

We like the use of fusion pans and cookware for their innovative design that easily adapts to both busy commercial cooking needs in a restaurant and lighter cooking demands of the domestic home kitchen.

The heavy-duty aluminum core heats up quickly and evenly while the reinforced non-stick cooking surface releases food efficiently and is durable.

Handles that are only riveted on the exterior of the pan without penetrating to the interior are efficient in dissipating heat, which means they remain cool to the touch.

For extra protection, the removable soft silicone cover that comes with the pan allows the cook to hold the handle even when the pan has been on the cooking stove for hours.

From user comments that we sampled regarding customers' experience with this pan, we gathered that the pan's performance is impressive. Moreover, long usage does not degrade the shape of the pan even after using for a long time. Users who own induction heaters, however, feel disappointed because the pan does not support cooking with induction heaters.

Cleaning:

To clean the stainless steel pan, just wash it with warm water and a cleaning sponge with mild soap. You can also wash the pan in the dishwasher as guided by the manufacturer. We, however, recommend minimizing the number of times you do this. When washing, be sure to remove the silicone cover on the handle first.


Pros

  • Easy to clean
  • Heats up quickly and evenly
  • Can be used for a long time without warping
  • Handle remains cool to touch after cooking for long hours
  • Sold with silicone cover for the handle
  • Walls work excellently when flipping food

Cons

  • Does not support cooking on induction heaters
  • Sold without a covering lid

Tramontina Enameled Cast Iron Skillet with Lid 

Design:

The Tramontina Enameled cast iron comes in either red or blue for the exterior color and a dark cooking surface. The top edge has two pouring lips that are located directly opposite each other.

The body of the pan features an ergonomic handle and a helper handle. Both the handles extend seamlessly from the cast iron body, thus eliminating the need for rivets. The pan is available in 10-inch and 12-inch sizes.

Materials:

The cast iron body of the pan is durable while the enameled exterior gives it a unique look. The interior comes in matte black porcelain that effortlessly releases food and cleans quickly.

A covering lid that has a stainless steel knob at the top locks in the flavors and moisture of the food as it cooks. The pan is viable for use over all cooking stoves including induction heaters.

Usability:

The versatility of this pan is impressive. The enameled exterior looks stunning both on your kitchen and on your dining table when plating food. The porcelain interior quickly releases food and cleans easily.

The ridges around the top of the covering lid enables self-blasting condensation by collecting moisture and flavors escaping from the food and redirecting them back for savory and tasty dishes.

Temperature tolerance on this pan is exceptionally high and goes up to 450 degrees Fahrenheit in the oven. This coupled with the fact that cast iron utensils are suitable for induction heaters make this pan a must have for any serious cook.

The sample comments we collected from users reveal that the pan performs exceptionally well in many kitchens. To prevent the porcelain surface from damage, some users recommend using towels to cover the cooking surface when storing it.

Cleaning:

When cleaning this pan, we recommend you follow the instructions by the manufacturer and only hand wash both the porcelain interior and the enameled exterior. Additionally, avoid stacking other utensils on the pan because you might damage the cooking surface. With proper care, the pan should serve you for many years.


Pros

  • Easy to clean
  • Sold with a covering lid
  • Works with all cooking tops including induction heaters
  • Handles remain cool to touch
  • Durable for long if you observe care and maintenance guidelines

Cons

  • Its porcelain surface might chip under extremely high heat
  • The pan is heavy
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