Tramontina 12" 18/10 Tri-Ply Clad Stainless Steel Saute Pan
Heating, frying and braising is easier with the Tramontina 12 inch Tri-Ply Clad Saute Pan. The pan is made of Tri-Ply clad steel with a pure aluminum core lying between two layers of magnetic stainless steel. This Tramontina saute pan with its triple-layered construction, allows food to evenly heat from the base up to the sides. This stainless steel saute pan is especially good for cooking larger portions, and is the choice of most chefs on the Food Network. This 18/10 stainless steel saute pan has an innovative design that combines simplicity and high utility. Ergonomically designed, well-polished handles provide firm grip for easy handling. As this Tri-Ply cookware distributes heat evenly all over the surface, it can resist high temperatures. This versatile cookware can be used on gas stoves, induction stoves, and ovens.Tramontina 12" 18/10 Stainless Steel Saute Pan:
Tramontina did a great job with this cookware and WalMart has it for a great price. It's worth every penny and more. Since I have medical problems with my hands, my old cast iron and other heavy or awkward cookware is being replaced. I have always liked stainless steel and hated nonstick surfaces. This series of cookware is excellent with great handles and performance and the pots don't have those horrid glass lids!. I own several pieces now and am buying more as I find it. I find this cookware comparable to or even better than all the top of the line Revere and other stainless I've owned over the years. It would be nice if ALL pieces were available open stock AND we need lids for the fry pans that match the ones for the pots. In addition, the inside of the pans have to be cleaned very well prior to first use. There is some sort of coating on them. Since Wal Mart has other Tramontina sets, remember to buy the three-ply series (no seams) Seams cause problems over time (mine always separate a bit which causes problems with cleaning). If you are not accustomed to using stainless, remember that it does not need high heat and using extremely high heat on a stove top can cause damage to any stainless steel pan. Always use a spray oil or other fat or water to keep foods from sticking. Normal clean up is easy. When I burn or otherwise have a mess of brown, I simply add a few drops of dish detergent, add hot water and let it soak till after dinner. Otherwise, if I'm in a hurry, the old fashioned Chore Boy copper or stainless steel scrubbers are amazing and enhance the shine of the pan. For tougher messes, barkeepers friend (which I've used for years and keep on hand) is great. Stainless is so tough, you can even use oven cleaner if you like. Most of the time, I just clean my pots and pans in the sink with normal dish detergent. They do well in the dishwasher as well. Over all, a great product and a very good value..