There are differences in quality in Tramontina cookware; I have a set from 20 years ago and it is still wonderful, but it only has the copper core on the bottom. The Barazzoni is clad all the way to the top and heats things much more evenly and is much more expensive. Of course, the Barazzoni is made in Italy and I do not believe it is sold in any Wal-Marts, not even in Italy. The "clad all the way to the top is normally not necessary for pans, but for frying and sauteing, it is nice not to have that sticking point where the core stops. That is the difference. Hope this helps.