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

$49 is a very good price on that item.

Probably $200 for a similar item in the high-priced brand of all-clad cookware, if not more. (The high-priced brand includes an almost identical item in its top-rated set).

Basically, it is a straight-sided pan with a helper handle and a fitted stainless steel lid.

It is presently about $76 at Wal-Mart.

Aug 16, 2010
PeterHaas in Cookware

Need advice on gas cooktop and electric wall oven for NYC apartment

General Electric, and possibly others, make electric ovens over which one can install a gas cooktop from the same series. I know these are available in 30" and they may also be made in 27".

Anyway, if the installation instructions for the electric oven states that a gas cooktop may be installed over it, then you essentially have a dual-fuel setup without the high cost of a single integrated appliance.

Obviously, there would be two utility hookups involved, gas for the cooktop (plus 120 volts for the controls) and 120/240 volts for the oven.

Aug 16, 2010
PeterHaas in Cookware

Tramontina Tri-Ply 5 Quart Stockpot?

Tramontina makes four items in its 18/10 tri-ply all-clad line which are essentially similar but are designated differently.

All are cylindrical.

All have a fitted cover and two polished stainless steel handles.

Item 80116/016 is the 5-qt. covered Dutch oven. 24cm diameter lid.

Item 80116/017 is the 6-qt. covered sauce pot. Also 24cm diameter lid.

Item 80116/019 is the 8-qt. covered stock pot. Also 24cm diameter lid. Sold by Wal-Mart including the 80116/026 deep, footed pasta insert, which is not available separately (except, possibly, directly from Tramontina).

Item 80116/020 is the 12-qt. covered stock pot. 28cm diameter lid.

When you remove the lids and the insert, all of these items are identical in shape and function, and differ only in height and a little in diameter, and obviously a lot in capacity.

Aug 16, 2010
PeterHaas in Cookware

Tramontina Gourmet 18/10 Triply the same as Tramontina Triply 18/10?

Alas, Tramontina has been using the "Gourmet" designation on cookware packaging and insert materials which is NOT in their "Gourmet" series.

If the subject cookware is in Tramontina's 80116/xxx series, then it is the highly-rated 18/10 tri-ply all-clad cookware, which is NSF-listed as suitable for restaurants, etcetera.

So, go by the 80116/xxx series and not by the "Gourmet" designation.

For 80116/xxx cookware which has the "Gourmet" designation, just consider "Gourmet" a generic term.

The exact item is etched on the underside of the cookware as 80116/xxx, where xxx represents the specific item in Tramontina's catalog.

Aug 16, 2010
PeterHaas in Cookware

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

Wal-Mart offers several variations of the Tramontina "hard-anodized" non-stick cookware. One variation has a conventional handle. Another variation has a highly polished cast stainless steel handle just like those found on the Tramontina 18/10 tri-ply cookware. The difference in price is but a few dollars.

Aug 15, 2010
PeterHaas in Cookware

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

Tramontina's 18/10 stainless steel tri-ply cookware is its 80116 product line.

These goods are NSF-listed and are manufactured at Tramontina's Nanhai, Guangdong, China facility.

Aug 15, 2010
PeterHaas in Cookware