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Sitram is one of the great values in the world of commercial-quality cookware. It combines outstanding performance and design at excellent price points. My family ran a catering business, so I’ve been cooking in commercial kitchens or as a serious amateur for over 50 years. I bought my first Sitram pots in the 1980s (the Catering line, with welded handles), and have added to those since. We use a piece of Sitram cookware at least once a day and everything is in perfect condition after 35 years of heavy use. As further evidence of its durability, we’ve used Sitram cookware while taking classes at the Institute for Culinary Education, in New York City, where it takes a beating. When one newly purchased pot had a problem, Sitram replaced it immediately based on the photo I sent them, so they stand behind their products in the rare event that there is an issue.
The most compelling performance feature is outstanding heat conductivity. A large stock pot or kettle can be kept simmering over the lowest of flames. Clean-up is a breeze and the stainless-steel finishes are bullet-proof. While often an overlooked afterthought, the long handles are shaped in such a way as to make pouring from saucepans a simple task; much cookware has toy-like handles that are difficult to grasp firmly, while Sitram handles are a pleasure. Likewise, whatever the appeal to some of glass lids that are breakable, the stainless Sitram lids have easy-to-grasp handles and fit snugly.
Very highly recommended.
I have been using the same Sitram Cookware for over 10 years and love it !!! It holds up well; is convenient – goes from stovetop to oven; cooks evenly; and looks great! Now it even comes with non-stick surfaces!!!
GS | Overlook Bed & Breakfast NY
Since opening Frederic Loraschi Chocolate in 2005, it’s always been about finding the best products. To prepare our delicious chocolate confections we also need to buy the right equipment Daily, saucepots and pans are being used for boiling, caramelizing and deglazing. I knew I needed something sturdy, durable and affordable….The choice was clear and simple, Sitram!
In my career, I have worked with Sitram cookware on many occasions. Sitram offers many different lines of cookware suitable for different applications in our industry. In our ever-moving industry, cookware shouldn’t be a daily concern. The Sitram Profiserie line has been a working miracle for us every day. It is truly support that got you covered!
It has been almost one and a half years since I bought my SitraBella:SitraBella Red Round Enamelled Cast Iron Dutch Oven 5L from you and I am still totally in love with this cooking utensil. It cooks like a dream and is so easy to clean and maintain. I wouldn’t think of making a stew, soup or any other dish without it!
The only downside I have with is is the red enamel chipped off in several places around the rim of the cocotte. I don’t know how or why that happened but it doesn’t affect the cooking ability of the utensil. I still need a medium size saute pan and when I’m ready to buy, I will definitely buy a Sitram!
Keep up the good work! 4 3/4 stars!!
Great show and a GREAT product!!!!
NWN July 2018
I am so delighted! Please let me know how to go about purchasing another pressure cooker. Sitram’s quality is beyond compare. As I have mentioned, my pressure cooker is like new after 15 or so years of use and I used it regularly up until the gasket needed to be replaced. Can you imagine how I’ve lived without it for the past 8 months?!
Thank you so much for your time and effort. I very much appreciate your kindness, speed and effectiveness in dealing with this matter.
Absolutely love the pressure cooker! The recipes are really great, too. We are working on scheduling a date for a demo at the market and will be doing marketing and a promo video soon. Will keep you posted.
LD June 2019
Product Reviewed: Sitra Pro Stainless Steal Pressure Cooker
Sitram Pro – the Best Stovetop Pressure Cooker over all other manufacturers.
I recently purchased the Sitra Pro Pressure Cooker from sitramusa.com. Prior to purchasing this pressure cooker, I did extensive research on many pressure cookers and searched stovetop pressure cooker reviews and ‘best’ pressure cookers.
Swiss manufacturer was rated highest on some youtube videos that proffered very good bases for how to determine a good pressure cooker. However, Sitram, did not appear in the comparison. Additionally, the swiss manufacturer’s approach was to require the cook to monitor the pressure indicator and does not release any steam. While excellent on conserving moisture, not too practical for a home where multiple items are cooking and other distractions prevent a person from constantly adjusting burner temperature to ensure the pressure remained within the markers. Additionally, the swiss made pressure cooker was lighter and appeared significantly less durable. On the other extreme, there was a chinese brand that acts as an old fashion pressure cooker emitting steam constantly -similar to the old fashion pressure cookers with the weight on the steam release valve. These tend to be noisy, inefficient and questionable materials and assembly. There were other brands from various countries with unique approaches towards managing the pressure cooker that seemed to detract from just simply cooking. Again, most places did not review this Sitram Pro Pressure Cooker.
I wanted something simple, stainless steel, a heat padding on the bottom for even cooking, seamless perpendicular walls (no bulge or unique design), well designed, no plastic or rubber components on the inside of the lid, well sourced materials, heavy duty and failsafe pressure valves. When I came across Sitra Pro, while there weren’t many videos available, it fit all the criteria I was looking for. I purchased 1 pressure cooker and after a couple of months of use here is what I found:
– Excellent cooking, easy and quick to reach and maintain pressure
– Quiet operation despite releasing a little steam to ensure accuracy
– Even heating so that the cooker does not need to be monitored every minute
– Incredibly quick cooking of meat that would have taken 4 times the time in the oven
– Easy steam release and one hand removal of lid
– Cleaning is easy and quick
– So far, no visible deterioration of the gasket for the lid
– Large pot that enables cooking whole chicken and other meats easily
– No plastic objects on the inside the lid – all metal (did not like various manufacturers that had plastic components on the inside of the lid which introduces short term failure points).
– Incredibly amazing tasting food
– Lid is heavy, which requires the strength to press, twist and turn
– Instructions are very small and limited in helping a person understand how to use the pressure cooker effectively
– Pot is large so if you do not have a large sink, it makes it difficult to clean
– Not enough videos available in English for people learning about this pressure cooker
Lessons learned while using
– Lid handle lock should be 90 degrees of pot handles, not inline, this enables putting the lid on seamlessly
– When closing the lid, air needs to be released as depressed in order to lock the lid, this means pushing down to release the inside air pressure when first closing the lid at cold temperature
– Can easily hear the simmer when the pressure pot has reached pressure and time to turn down the stove
– The quality of food directly impacts the quality of dish, using organic free-range meat is noticeably better than other sources of meat
When using fresh organic materials, this pressure cooker produces incredible results where spices are not required. I could not believe the tastes from fresh organic vegetables and meats. I threw out my microwave to eliminate the radiation as well as the cancerous byproducts produced in foods cooked by the microwave. With the Sitram Pro, now food can be cooked as fast as a microwave, but without the health issues.
When cleaning this pressure cooker, it is extremely easy and so far has maintained its reflective stainless steal luster.
This pressure cooker by far beats out all of the other manufacturers that are listed on many of the review sites, including ‘America’s test kitchen.’ The materials and construction are very sturdy, the heating is incredibly even and the pressure is maintained without the need for a very accurate flame or adjusting the flame to keep the cooker at pressure.
I liked this pressure cooker so much that I bought a second one for a wedding gift. This is an excellent product to enable the healthy way of cooking (eliminate the microwave). This is something that will last for more than a generation.
I am on my second Sitram 11 inch fry pan after replacing a well used pan by donating it to my sister-in-law who is still using it. I bought the first one because of an ad by Chef Perrier who extolled the virtues of a nearly stick free surface from a pan made of stainless steel. I have never found a coated, Teflon or other coating, pan that I like so I made the decision to get the first one and have never looked back. The thing is perfect for making sticky sauces like cheese which can get very gooey and sticky. Eggs, steak, sausage or potatoes slide right out and clean up is always simple. The heat distribution is phenomenal with no hot or cold spots and heating up is very fast and reliable. All in all I am really pleased with this single Sitram pan and may well start replacing some of my other well used pans with Sitram. And I have to add that SitramUSA is very supportive and customer service is very personable and easy to work with. Highly recommended all around.
Kent K | July 2019
Super great live demo at the oc fair! Super excited about this product!
July 2018. S Klein 7/2019
I was determined to find and buy high quality cookware at a reasonable price, and you made that happen. I have already prepared meals in the large sauté and conical sauce pans, and will be using the Rondeau very soon. The conductivity is superior to many other high-end stainless steel pans. Will be calling on you again soon!
K Davis 12/2018