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Old 12-20-2006, 08:09 PM   #1
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Tramontina Tri-Ply Cookware

hi,

So would this tri-ply cook like the rest of the tri-ply out there like AC or Calphalon?

Also regarding Calphalon, the Comtempory line is described on their web site as follows: "18/10 stainless steel interior & exterior; with aluminum core"

and

the Tri-Ply Stainless is described as: "18/10 stainless steel with aluminum core".

Can someone please tell me how those 2 Calphalon lines are different?

And does anyone have the Tramontina tri ply cookware and what is your experience compared to the other more expensive lines like AC.

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Old 12-20-2006, 09:26 PM   #2
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Have heard very good things about the Tramontina. The knockoffs sold at Costco also have been given high marks on other cooking boards--by very knowledgeable cooks.
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Old 12-20-2006, 09:32 PM   #3
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18/10 is the quality of stainless...how much chrome in the mix. The calphalon lines are different by their thickness of core aluminum and the types of handles and lids etc. the tri ply is probably thicker than the contemporary. The Tramontina would be similar. Again the handles and lids will differ. Also look for the rivets...how are the handles attached. small crimp marks ... poor. 2 or three rivets? good. chances are all of these are made in China.
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Old 12-20-2006, 10:45 PM   #4
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Is calphalon made in China?
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Old 12-20-2006, 10:47 PM   #5
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And which Calphalon is the better quality of the two? The tri-ply or the contempory stainless?
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Old 12-20-2006, 11:00 PM   #6
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I have a Tramontana tri-ply skillet and it performs quite well.

I think the primary difference between the two Calphalon lines is style.
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Old 12-21-2006, 11:11 AM   #7
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The Tramontina tri-ply and the MakersMark SS shown on Sam's Club web sites look like the same stuff to me.

Calphalon contemporary has newly designed handles that are more comfortable and stable when compared to thier older Tri-Ply pan handles.

The stick handles on Sam's Club MakersMark SS cookware are very user friendly when compared to some other SS cookware's handles.
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Old 12-23-2006, 11:10 PM   #8
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I've got the Costco Tramontina. I've bought it as individual pots and such, not a set.

Cooks very well and has held up excellently so far.

Very affordable.

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Old 12-23-2006, 11:48 PM   #9
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Thymeles, is that Costco Tramontina all clad or just a disk on the bottom?

I looked for that at my local costco but they don't have it in stock so I couldn't get this question answered.
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Old 12-24-2006, 06:57 PM   #10
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Thymeles, is that Costco Tramontina all clad or just a disk on the bottom?

I looked for that at my local costco but they don't have it in stock so I couldn't get this question answered.
They're the disk stamped bottom.

What I've read and seen myself is there is no performance difference between the smooth ply and the disk ply. The main difference is cost and aesthetics.

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