What is Tri-ply Cookware?

When you’re choosing new cookware there are plenty of choices out there including stainless, copper, glass, and composite materials. But one great new product out there is called tri-ply cookware. What is tri-ply cookware?

Tri-ply cookware is a method of bonding different metals together. The typical metals used are aluminum, copper, and stainless steel.

What’s the point of mixing a bunch of different metals though? Simple. By combining and bonding different materials together you get cookware that combines the best qualities of each material.

Aluminum and copper both distribute heat evenly. Stainless steel is durable and cleans up easily.

The way it works is they sandwich different materials together. It’s extremely durable and cooks food evenly, no scorched spots.

One of the drawbacks to tri-ply cookware is its price. It’s more expensive than just a regular old aluminum pot. It’s not a branding issue though. It’s more expensive because of the time and labor required to cast different metals and then attach them to each other.

Not all types of tri-ply cookware use 3 different metals. If you’re looking for a less expensive alternative you can find a stainless steel and aluminum only model.  These are just a piece of aluminum stuck between 2 pieces of stainless steel.

Aluminum has almost the same conductive qualities of copper but is much cheaper. If you need a break on price then the steel/aluminum option of tri-ply is a great choice.

Whether or not you choose a copper, stainless, aluminum or a stainless and aluminum set is just a matter of personal choice. If you like the look of copper, the three metal tri-ply is the choice for you. If you’re more budget minded the sandwiched aluminum stainless will work for you. Either choice offers a great cooking surface that will let you whip up a perfect meal.



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  1. Great review. Very useful information to consider when I make my next purchase.

  2. Angela White says:

    I had never heard of tri ply before. I would like to see a picture. Do you really think it is better than stainless steel?

  3. Sounds fancy!

  4. There are so many choices when it comes to cookware and cookware sets that reviews such as this become important to any potential buyer.
    Keep them coming!

  5. Wow, I’d never heard of Tri Ply before. I don’t mind spending the money on a set as long as it lasts. Thanks for the review!

  6. As long as there is no coppery aftertaste I’ll consider it when I replace my cooking set this novemeber

  7. That was very informative. I didn’t know this. I look forward to more. Thank You.