Farberware Vs Tramontina

Faberware pan and Tramontina pan comparision

Both Farberware and Tramontina are examples of modern cookware manufacturers with a wide selection including stainless steel, nonstick and ceramic cookware lines. Farberware is an American cookware brand, while Tramontina has Brazilian origins.

Whether you are looking to buy individual pots or frying pans or a full cookware set, you have several lines and materials to choose from.

We have done the research and put together this in-depth comparison so you can make an informed choice when choosing between these two brands. Keep reading for our expert recommendations for each cookware category.


Quick decision: If you are short on time to read the detailed reviews, here are our top picks for some common types of cookware: 


Tramontina Professional Aluminum Nonstick Frying Pan

Nonstick frying pan

  • Made of heavy-gauge aluminum 
  • High performance PFOA-free reinforced nonstick coating
  • Suitable for all stovetops except induction

Farbarware Classic Stainless Steel Covered Saucepan

Saucepan

  • Made of heavy 18/10 stainless steel, an aluminum core 
  • The heavy-duty stainless steel is polished to a mirror finish for a classic touch
  • Suitable for all stovetops except induction

Farberware High Performance 17-Piece Nonstick Set

Everyday cookware set

  • Made of heavy duty aluminum
  • Teflon nonstick coating
  • Suitable for all stovetops except induction

Tramontina Gourmet Prima 12-Piece Stainless Steel Set

High-end cookware set

  • Made of impact-bonded with 3 layers: 18/10 stainless steel, an aluminum core, magnetic stainless steel
  • Mirror-polished exterior finish
  • Suitable for all stovetops including induction

Tramontina vs Farberware: Product Lineup

Tramontina offers 3 stainless steel product lines named Prima 3-Ply Clad, 3-Ply Clad and Gourmet 3-Ply, aluminum based nonstick lines called Professional, Gourmet Induction and PrimaWare, ceramic lines under the names Ceramica and Gourmet Ceramica.

Tramonita cookware list

They also manufacture a space-saving line called Nesting, which is one of their newer offerings. A full selection of individual enameled cast iron cookware pieces including dutch ovens, skillers, braisers, and saucepans among others complete their palette.

Farberware has a range of 3 different stainless steel lines called High Performance, Classic and Millennium. The High Performance and Millennium lines also have an aluminum nonstick version along with other nonstick collections called Advantage and Dishwasher Safe and Kitchen Ease.

Faberware cookware material

Ceramic nonstick lines are marketed under the names of Glide, Purecook and Go Healthy!

Cookware Sets

Stainless Steel Sets

Cell

Tramontina 3-Ply Clad 10-piece

Our pick

Farberware Millennium 10-piece

Base material

Stainless steel w aluminum

Stainless steel w aluminum

Surface coating

Stainless steel

Stainless steel

Dishwasher safe

Metal-utensil safe

Oven-safe

Up to 500 °F

Up to 500 °F

Induction suitable

Cell

Tramontina 3-Ply Clad 10-piece

Our pick

Farberware Millennium 10-piece

Base material

Stainless steel w aluminum

Stainless steel w aluminum

Surface coating

Stainless steel

Stainless steel

Dishwasher safe

Metal-utensil safe

Oven-safe

Up to 500 °F

Up to 500 °F

Induction suitable

Ceramic Sets

Cell

Our pick

Tramontina Gourmet Ceramica Deluxe 10-piece

Farberware Glide Pro Ceramic Nonstick Set 11-piece

Base material

Heavy-gauge aluminum

Hard-anodized aluminum

Surface coating

Cadmium-free ceramic

CopperSlide ceramic nonstick

Dishwasher safe

Metal-utensil safe

Oven-safe

Up to 350 °F

Up to 400 °F

Induction suitable

Cell

Our pick

Tramontina Gourmet Ceramica Deluxe 10-piece

Farberware Glide Pro Ceramic Nonstick Set 11-piece

Base material

Heavy-gauge aluminum

Hard-anodized aluminum

Surface coating

Cadmium-free ceramic

CopperSlide ceramic nonstick

Dishwasher safe

Metal-utensil safe

Oven-safe

Up to 350 °F

Up to 400 °F

Induction suitable

Farberware vs Tramontina: Construction, Materials & Coatings

Farberware Cookware

Farberware pots and pans are made of aluminum, hard-anodized aluminum or stainless steel with aluminum core for great overall heat distribution.

For cooking surfaces, you can find the classic stainless steel version and several modern nonstick options. Their SmartGlide system features a Dupont Teflon coating with a textured surface for enhanced nonstick properties.

Faberware pot and pan set on induction stove

The Millennium nonstick line comes with Dupont Teflon Professional coating with Metal Guard for cooks preferring the use of metal utensils.

The Advantage line is coated with a nonstick material called Power Diamond which offers exceptional durability for a decent price point.

If you go for ceramic, you can choose between CopperSlide – a PFOA-free copper ceramic surface and QuiltSmart – which is manufactured toxin free without PFAS, PFOA, PTFE, lead and cadmium.

Tramontina Cookware

Tramontina also uses heavy-gauge and cold-forged aluminum as a base for their nonstick lines and stainless steel featuring an aluminum core for the stainless steel lines. They also offer an enameled cast iron selection.

stainless steel pots and pan on table

In addition to the stainless steel cooking surface of their 3-Ply lines they use PFOA-free Teflon Platinum for their nonstick pots and pans. Their Professional frying pans feature a reinforced nonstick coating for additional durability and are NSF-certified for the more demanding conditions of professional kitchens.

Their Ceramica lines feature a PFOA, PTFE, lead and cadmium free healthy cooking surface. The enameled cast iron utensils come with porcelain enamel interior.

Tramontina vs Farberware: Usability

The stainless steel lines from both brans feature a 3-ply sandwich structure and perform similarly in terms of durability and cooking performance. Due to the aluminum core, even heat distribution is expected from this classic base construction.

stainless steel pan comparison

For nonstick sets, both the cold-forged aluminum base of Tramontina and the aluminum base of Farberware products delivers even heat distribution, resulting in good cooking performance for the lower price points most of these lines are sold for.

Due to their modern nonstick coatings, pots and pans from both brands offer great food separation. Remember, these are not the old Teflon coatings with the bad reputation anymore!

For ceramic pieces, we have found the Tramontina Gourmet Ceramica pots and pans to perform exceptionally well, but they require extra care to last. This includes avoiding overheating the pans during the cooking process as it tends to be the main reason ceramic coatings are losing their nonstick capabilities.

Induction compatibility

In addition to the stainless steel lines – which can be used on induction by default, both brands offer induction-ready non stick product lines as well.

cooking food in frying pan

Tramontina makes their Gourmet Induction line for induction stoves.

Farberware has the Advantage models in their induction compatible arsenal.

Oven compatibility

Tramontina lists their stainless steel cookware as oven safe up to 500 degrees Fahrenheit, the enameled cast iron pieces can be used up to 450 degrees Fahrenheit and the nonstick lines can withstand 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

pan is placed in oven

Farberware has this number at 350 degrees for most of their cookware apart from the Millennium stainless steel line which is certified for up to 500 degrees Fahrenheit, The Glide Pro and Restaurant Pro lines can be used in temperatures up to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.

Cleaning

Both manufacturers list their stainless steel cookware as dishwasher safe which is pretty standard.

Tramontina lists their Professional pans as dishwasher safe as well, but the rest of their products – including the Teflon Platinum nonstick and the ceramic lines are handwash only.

Faberware lists most of their nonstick lines as dishwasher safe. The exceptions are the Millennium line with the Metal Guard surface and the CopperSlide ceramic nonstick items.

cleaning pan and pot

They even market their QuiltSmart ceramic pans as safe, however, we do not recommend putting them in dishwashers as the strongest feature of these pieces is their nonstick cooking surface. Ceramic coating and dishwashers are not a good match.

We think the premium nonstick coating deserves extra care, especially if you wanna use it for a long time.

Warranty

Both Tramontina and Farberware offers a limited lifetime warranty for their products.

Sizes

Tramontina frying pans are available in 8", 10", 12" and 14" sizes.

Scanpan makes 8", 9,25", 10", 11” and 11.75" pans.

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