Having a quality cooking set can save you time and energy. We’re talking about all that extra time and effort put into cleaning those sticky pans. In addition, your food will taste and look significantly better. So if you are on the hunt for a new and improved cooking set, we have something that might just be up your alley. We’re talking about a very affordable and non-sticking cooking set of T-Fal. T-Fal have satisfied a lot of customers with this cooking set. To find out more stick around and continue reading our T Fal cookware review! It made our list of best cookware sets, see why for yourself.
The difference between T-Fal and Teflon
First of all, let’s clear out one common mistake. A lot of people think that T-Fal and Teflon are the same things. Even though they are linked, they are not the same. Namely, Tefal is a French cookware brand that makes small appliances. On the other hand, Teflon is a brand owned by DuPont, famous for non-stick coating.
Tefal is the one that invented the non-stick frying pan along with the non-stick cookware category. The name comes from combining TEF, which stands for Teflon and AL, which stands for Aluminum. Which is the source of all this confusion between these two brands?
Tefal, became T-Fal when this cookware line was first introduced in the USA. The management thought that Tefal was similar to Teflon, and they decided to go with T-Fal. So T-Fal and Tefal are the same. You get the same quality and the same technology.
Now that we cleared that out, we can move onto our review.
What is included in this set
The original set is a 17 piece one, but it also comes in a 14 piece and 12 piece set.
The T-Fal Ultimate Hard Anodized Cookware 17 piece set includes this:
- 25-inch Fry Pan
- 8-inch Fry Pan
- 5 inch Fry Pan with a lid
- 1-quart saucepan with a lid
- 25 inch Square Griddle
- 2-quart saucepan with a lid
- 5-quart Deep Saute pan with a lid
- 3-quart Sauce Pans with a lid
- 5-quart Dutch Oven with a lid
- A one Egg Wonder
- 3-Quart Steamer Insert with two side handles
Materials and design
This set is made of the top quality anodized aluminum, just like its name states. The Techno Resist Anti-warp Base helps prevent the pans from warping and besides that, it evens out the heat distribution. Lots of users have stated that these pans looked good as new even after several months of hard usage. So you can say it is pretty durable.
This set has the T-Fal’s trademark design, we’re talking smooth gray, satin finish exterior and also a non-stick smooth interior. The handles on this set are remarkable and exceptional. It makes the pans, strong and secure. In addition, they are made from silicon, which means that they won’t get hot, they are comfortable and soft in the hand. This will provide a firm and secure grip when you use them. Moreover, the handles can handle heat up to 400 degrees Fahrenheit, making them oven safe. As if that wasn’t enough, they come with holes, which opens up the option for hanging as storage.
One of the most amazing features of this set is the lids. They are made from tempered glass, giving you the option to look at your food while it’s cooking. The lids have a perfect fit, helping contain heat and moisture. Each lid has a tiny vent, that allows that extra steam to be released for better ventilation.
The set has a lid for almost every pan, except for the large frying pan. Furthermore, the lids are interchangeable, which means one lid, can fit multiple pans. If you need, you can order more lids separately.
Another cool feature is the non-stick coating. This set uses a Titanium reinforced coating. It is highly durable and more importantly, scratch resistant. This means you can freely use metal utensils for cleaning. This non-stick coating is called Expert, which is PFOA free.
Now you are probably thinking “this is great and everything, but will it last?”. This is a common problem with non-stick cookware, it wears out quickly. In this case, users have stated that the non-stick coating on this set lasts. Namely, after years of usage food still slides off it like the very first use.
What you should know about it
There is also another amazing feature on this cooking set. It’s the Thermo-spot feature. It works like this, you put the pan on the stove and then wait for the design to change into a red spot. This means that the pan is perfectly preheated to the optimal temperature, which will seal the flavor and natural juices. Isn’t that handy and convenient?
In addition to all of this, you can use these e pans in the oven. They can withstand up to 400 degrees of Fahrenheit. Making them ideal for those meals that start up on the stove, and are done in the oven.
It is not broiler safe, however. Never use a non-stick coated pan in the broiler. It’s not safe and it will cause the coating to rapidly deteriorate.
On the other hand, it is dishwasher safe. Users that have used a dishwasher to clean it have stated that there are no issues nor damage to neither the pans nor the non-stick coating. The pans are very durable, they come with an anodized exterior, which is very easy to clean. Even though there is really no need for a dishwasher. These pans are extremely easy to clean by hand. The fact that they are non-sticking makes it easier since there is no food to scrape off, you can clean them off with a napkin, literally.
This set can be used for all types of stoves tops, like glass, ceramic, gas etc. However, it is not induction compatible.
After all of this, we can conclude that the T-Fal cookware set is a highly affordable, durable and worth for your money. So if you want to replace your existing set, or are in need of one, then take this set into consideration. We highly recommend it. Hope our review cleared up some things for you and now you are more informed than before!