Tramontina 80116/249DS Aluminum Core Stainless Steel Cookware, 12-Piece

Last updated: January 11, 2023

This stainless steel cookware set works on all cooktops, including induction stovetops. With the set you'll receive frying pans, sauté pans, sauce pans and stock pots to prepare everything from fried chicken to minestrone soup. The pieces are also outfitted with holes in the handles for hanging to make storage easier.

We looked at the top Stainless Steel Cookwares and dug through the reviews from some of the most popular review sites. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Stainless Steel Cookware you should buy.

Product Details

Key Takeaway: The pieces in this stainless steel cookware set are oven-safe in temperatures of up to 500 degrees Fahrenheit.

In our analysis of 106 expert reviews, the Tramontina Aluminum Core Stainless Steel Cookware, 12-Piece placed 1st when we looked at the top 17 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

Sear, Brown, and pan fry with Tramontina tri-ply clad 12-in fry pan. Part of the company’s exclusive gourmet collection, a series of premium products engineered and manufactured with the finest design, materials and workmanship, tri-ply clad cookware outperforms similar products within the market and delivers the best quality and value to the cooking professional and enthusiast alike. Providing exceptional performance, distributing heat quickly and evenly without hotspots, this cookware heats from all sides and not just the bottom! combining the impeccable beauty and durability of premium 18/10 Stainless steel and designed to withstand repeated usage, even in the most demanding kitchens, this NSF-certified cookware is ideal for home and professional cooks who want the utmost in quality and performance. Constructed of a satin finished 18/10 Stainless interior cooking surface, an internal layer of pure aluminum for optimum conductivity and a magnetic Stainless steel exterior, the full clad process makes this Tramontina cookware a valuable investment which will prove its worth each time it is used. The premium Stainless steel construction allows you to use this cookware on any cooktop, including induction. Features a riveted, ergonomic stainless-steel handle for extreme durability and Comfort. Dishwasher and oven-safe (up to 500 F or 260 C).

Our Expert Consultant

Julie Chernoff
Culinary Expert

Julie Chernoff is a long-time member of Les Dames d’Escoffier (past president of the Chicago Chapter, and current co-chair of the LDEI Legacy Awards Committee), the Association of Food Journalists (AFJ) and the International Association of Culinary Professionals.

Chernoff is the dining editor of Better, a lifestyle website and print magazine. Her journalism started in the test kitchens of Weight Watchers Magazine. She holds a BA in English from Yale University and is a graduate of the California Culinary Academy. She has spent the last few decades styling, photographing, teaching, developing recipes, editing, thinking and writing about food.

Expert Reviews

What reviewers liked

The Tramontina is a durable pan that’s comfortable to hold.
Handle temperature was excellent.
Tramontina's 12-inch try-ply stainless steel skillet offers serious performance at a relatively affordable price.

What reviewers didn't like

The Tramontina has a smaller cooking surface (it’s about 8½ inches across) than our main pick, which can be limiting.
Ease of cleaning was poor.
At 8.25 inches, the Tramontina had the smallest interior of all the pans we tested. As a result, the skillet felt a little crowded when searing a package of chicken thighs, and that lack of breathing room made browning more inconsistent.
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