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The Best Budget Cookware Set in 2022 Is Even Cheaper Today (Save 30%)

Tramontina's excellent eight-piece tri-ply cookware collection is down to $171 right now.

David Watsky Senior Editor / Home and Kitchen
David lives in Brooklyn where he's spent more than a decade covering all things edible, including meal kit services, food subscriptions, kitchen tools and cooking tips. Before, during and after earning his BA from Northeastern, he toiled in nearly every aspect of the food business, including as a line cook in Rhode Island where he once made a steak sandwich for Lamar Odom. Right now he's likely somewhere stress-testing a blender or tinkering with a toaster. Anything with sesame is his all-time favorite food this week.
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tramontina 8 piece cookware set

If your pots and pans are looking a little worse for wear -- well, it happens. You can pay many hundreds of dollars for luxury cookware to replace them, but you don't need to pony up all that cash for a quality set. Tramontina's excellent tri-ply stainless steel cookware made our list as the best budget cookware set and it's on sale right now. I consider it a bargain at the normal price ($245), but you can nab the eight-piece collection for just $171 at The Home Depot right now. 

This durable cookware set includes an 8-inch frying pan, 10-inch frying pan, 2-quart saucepan with lid, 3-quart saucepan with lid and a 5-quart Dutch oven with lid (the lids count as pieces towards the eight). The frying pans feature nicely flared edges for easy pouring and the tri-ply, impact-bonded base delivered even heating when I tested it earlier in the year. This cookware is also compatible with all range types, including induction. 

The same set is selling for $220 on Amazon and $235 on Tramontina's website.

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