Monday, October 1, 2012

Tramontina Cookware - Versatile, Durable, Affordable


Do you know what I’m sick of? Cookware with limitations. 

Don’t get me wrong, all the pots, pans, griddles, and tagines we sell at ChefTools.com are of the highest quality – but that doesn’t mean that all the pans can do all the things you want.  I like my cookware to be very flexible. Can I throw this pan under the broiler after it’s been on the cooktop? Do I have to worry about using a lot of oil because, if not, the nonstick coating will burn off? 

Enter Tramontina cookware, what may be the most versatile – and beautiful – line of pots, Dutch ovens, fry pans and more that we’ve had around these parts. 

For example, the Tramontina Multi-Cooking System allows you to bake on the stovetop. How? The system comes with a Bundt pan or 2 loaf pans, plus a riser that suspends the molds above the pan. More importantly, the shape of the pan recirculates air from bottom to top and back down again, giving the effect of an oven. In the case of a savory meal – say, a pork loin – the Multi-Cooking System recirculates moisture, essentially basting your roast for you. 
Tramontina Lyon Multi-Cooking System

Almost every Tramontina piece is safe for the oven, induction, gas, electric, ceramic glass, and dishwasher safe. Sauté, grill, broil, and clean easily to your heart’s content. 

Even better – Tramontina cookware is reasonably priced. How about $34.94 for a 10” fry pan from the Pro 3004 Series. The Pro 3004 pans were designed by Tramontina to stand up to the rigors of a commercial kitchen, but still be practical for home use. They’re safe on induction, ceramic glass, gas, electric and in the oven (and under the broiler). They are treated with Eclipse nonstick, tested to withstand 700,000 cooking cycles (probably more than you’ll go through in your home kitchen).

My next favorite is the Prima line of tri-ply stainless steel pans. You have to love a good stainless steel pan. You can’t kill them and they cook anything, anywhere. The best part of these Tramontina Prima pans, though, is the rim. Each pan has a flared rim so you can pour out liquids with no mess. Everything from bacon grease to braising liquid pours right out with no extra drips or spills. 
Prima Tri-Ply Stainless Steel (notice the flared rim)

Check out the full line of Tramontina pots and pans here. You’ll find everything from cast iron to pasta strainers to covered saucepans. Find the Tramontina piece that’s right for you.

Remember – everything ships for just $2.79 flat in September. Just use the code SEPT279 when you check out!


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