Tramontina Gourmet Ceramica_01 Deluxe Covered Sauce Pan : The even-heating aluminum and premium porcelain-enamel finish of the Tramontina Gourmet Ceramica_01 Deluxe Covered Sauce Pan gives you temperature control and nonstick convenience in one easy-clean pan. Forged in Italy of heavy-gauge aluminum for lasting durability and exceptional heat distribution, the nonstick sauce pan features a metallic black porcelain-enamel exterior that resists chips and cracks and maintains a beautiful finish. The ultra-smooth ceramic interior uses little or no added butter or oil, so everything from your broccoli cheese soup and béchamel sauce to risotto and tapioca pudding effortlessly release right from the covered sauce pan to serving dish. The ceramic cookware's cream-colored cooking surface is free of PFOA, PTFE, lead and cadmium. Heating evenly and thoroughly, the aluminum construction lets you cook at a lower temperature, ensuring easier preparation of fluffy wild rice pilaf and caramel sauce. Tempered glass lid with silicone grip-handle seals in moisture and flavors. With impressive style, the Tramontina Ceramica_01 Deluxe sauce pan offers a polished, cast stainless-steel handle with soft-touch silicone inserts for a smooth, comfortable grip. The ceramic cookware is safe for gas, ceramic, glass, electric and halogen cooktops and oven-safe to 350 F. The versatile nonstick sauce pan cleans quickly by hand or in the dishwasher and is backed with a lifetime warranty. Leading manufacturers of high-quality cookware nationally and internationally, Tramontina is committed to the design, research and development of innovative, functional products. Dedication to superior quality is evident, with exceptionally durable, affordable kitchenware for professional and home use. Product Features Cream ceramic cooking surface is free of PFOA, PTFE, lead and cadmium for healthier cooking Engineered in Italy with a durable metallic black porcelain-enamel exterior Forged of heavy-gauge aluminum for exceptional durability and even heating Ultra-smooth ceramic interior releases foods using little or no oil or butter Cream ceramic cooking surface is PFOA- and PTFE-free for healthier cooking Cream-colored interior allows easier monitoring of cooking Tempered glass lid with silicone-grip handle seals in moisture and flavors. Polished, cast stainless-steel handle with soft-touch silicone inserts for ergonomic comfort Porcelain-enamel exterior is chip- and crack-resistant for everyday durability Handle hanging loop for convenient pot rack storage Black and cream create a striking combination for the modern kitchen Safe for gas, ceramic, glass, electric and halogen cooktops Oven-safe to 350 F (176 C) Dishwasher-safe; hand washing recommended Lifetime warranty
Pros: Good looking, even cooking, no exposed aluminum, even around the rim. Just the right amount of thermal mass.
Cons: Lids fit poorly - on these "premium" pans; inexcusable! No pour spout - that I can live with. Flat smooth bottom lets them slide around on the stove when stirring, turning that process into a two handed affair.
I'll likely look elsewhere to complete my set of cookware if they can't even make a lid that fits.
Haven't had them long enough yet to know how scratch resistant and how well they retain their non-stick quality. So far so good.