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Saute Pan Warping on electric stovetop

Keep in mind what you're using a piece of cookware for. Sautee is a high heat method that does not lend itself well to poorly manufactured equipment. Also, nonstick cookware is a very bad choice for high heat cooking. The chemicals that bond teflon to your cookware begin to break down at around 500 degrees, which is much easier to reach than you may believe(consider the area in your pan that is not in direct contact with food will be hotter, and the part that is is not necissarily protected.). This not only ruins your pan but leeches toxic chemicals into the air and your food. If you're sauteing, stick with well made stainless or cast iron.

Jan 26, 2010
remowilliams in Cookware

Tramontina - Is it quality...Does it compare with...

The Tramontina Try-Ply clad set is indeed very nice. The cores are aluminum and come all the way up the sides of the pans which can be seen if you look at the pot/pan edges. The handles are comfortable as well. As far as price variation goes, #1: just because your discount store marks it down from $199 to $59, doesn't mean they are taking some huge hit so you'll buy the product. This is actually a very common marketing technique designed to give you the impression of getting a good deal and "perception" of quality. Also, Walmart sells some things at ridiculous prices because they basically don't care how much a manufactuer wants for thier product. Walmart knows how much they want to sell someone's product for and forces manufacturers to supply them at walmart's price or they won't sell the item.

Jan 26, 2010
remowilliams in Cookware