Model Number: 80151/055DS
Type: Traditional Nonstick
Sizes: Available in 8, 10, and 12 inches.
Colors: Spice Red, Teal, Oyster, Truffle, and Plum
Dishwasher Safe: Yes
Induction Compatible: No
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- The skillets are assembled in America.
- They are available in 3 sizes and 5 colors.
- The handle is padded, so it won’t heat up even after prolonged exposure to heat.
- The nonstick coat releases the food without fuss.
- They are best for gas cooktops.
The Tramontina Simple Cooking skillet is one of the items we tried for the best skillet roundup. It didn’t reach the top, but it has something that could entice some: it is a purely American-made skillet.
Indeed, the Tramontina Simple Cooking skillet is assembled and packed in the USA, unlike most models out there. This can be an excellent option for those who love US-made products. Nonetheless, it isn’t the only thing it can offer: it also flaunts a classic cookware style.
Besides being available in three sizes (8, 10, and 12 inches), the Tramontina Simple Cooking skillet also has five earth-tone colors available. You can choose from spice red, teal, oyster, truffle, and plum, which will allow you to match the skillets to your existing cookware collection. Their exterior comes with a porcelain enamel coat, making them resistant to chips and scratches.
The body of the Tramontina Simple Cooking skillets sports a heavy-gauge aluminum construction, making it extra-durable and resistant to bents. They also have soft, stay-cool padded handles to assure 100% comfort when held. Generally, it felt solid in hand during our test, and we loved the great control it offered even when we were using it for stir-frying.
On the other hand, the PFOA-free ivory white nonstick interior worked as intended. It released everything we cooked quickly without the use of oil. We also seared two slices of streak simultaneously, and it browned everything perfectly. And while it managed to spread the heat evenly when used on gas cooktops, it didn’t do great on an electric one. It is also incompatible with induction stoves, but it is tough enough to bear up to 350°F of heat in the oven.
The Tramontina Simple Cooking skillet is also dishwasher safe. However, you might want to consider hand-washing since it is not stain-resistant, as we’ve experienced in our test. There are also rivets to clean, which can somehow be strenuous.
Tramontina Simple Cooking Skillet FAQs:
Is the Tramontina Simple Cooking skillet compatible with induction cooktops?
- The body of the skillet is aluminum and does not have a specialized base that will help it work with induction cooktops.
Is the interior of the Tramontina Simple Cooking skillet enameled?
- The skillet’s interior has PFOA-free traditional nonstick coating, while the exterior is porcelain-enameled.
Is the discoloration of the internal surface of the Tramontina Simple Cooking skillet normal?
- Yes, it is. Over time, it will stain. To keep it bright, you can use Soft Scrub General Purpose.