T-Fal Professional Cookware Review

Review of the Innovative T Fal Non Stick Cookware

If you looking for the best value induction cookware T Fal is hard to go past. Featured packed, non stick cookware with Thermo-spot technology makes this value + for the price.

The T Fal cookware to suit you will depend on whether you’re cooking on an induction cooktop. 

There’s the T-fal C515SC nonstick, induction compatible cookware. Or if you don’t need induction compatible we suggest you take a look at the T fal E765SC Ultimate hard anodised cookware. It has the advantages of the professional range we’ve listed below, (minus the induction compatibility) but with a couple of other special features for around the same price. Starting at just under $100 for 12 pieces, these sets are good basic starters but offer far more than basic features.

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    T-fal Professional Total Nonstick Cookware Set (Induction Compatible) T-fal C515SC

    The big benefit with this cookware is that it shows you when your pan is at the perfect pre-heated temperature setting. Being able to be used on any cooktop, including induction adds to versatility.

    • 'Thermo-spot'™ technology
    • 'Pro metal Pro'™ non stick interior
    • Durability and scratch resistance
    • Use on gas, electric, glass and Induction cooktops
    • Transfer pan directly from cooktop to oven (up to 350ºf)
    • Can be used in dishwashers
    • The pans have riveted silicone handles.

    closeup of the base of the t-fal frypan

    visual of the size of t fal pots and pans

    About the Product

    The T-Fal Professional Nonstick Thermo-Spot Heat Indicator Induction Base Cookware set includes 12 pieces. Features include:

    • 8 inch frying pan
    • 10.25 inch frying pan
    • 1 quart sauce pan with lid
    • 3 quart sauce pan with lid
    • 5 quart Dutch oven with lid
    • An egg wonder
    • 3 quart steamer
    • 2 nylon utensils
    • 'Thermo-Spot' technology
    • Non stick
    • Easy to clean
    • Aluminium construction means it's lighter weight
    • Can be used on any cooktop including induction
    • Limited lifetime warranty

    The ‘Pro-Metal Pro’ is the name T fal has given to the non-stick coating of this cookware. PTFE coated pans or Teflon is the more well known name for the non stick product. It’s been around since the 1930’s and all research we’ve seen shows this to be safe and non-toxic.

    This technology makes cleaning up a breeze.

    Constructed primarily from aluminum with a stainless steel disc base which promotes even heating while cooking is what creates the induction compatible qualities while also providing a sturdy, rigid base.

    Vented glass lids for the saucepans fit firmly. Check on your cooking without losing temperature by having to lift the lid.

    All cookware in the T-fal Professional set can be used on all cooktops including induction. Note: Exception being the ‘one egg wonder pan.

    Unique to T-fal cookware is the ‘Thermo-Spot’ ® technology which put simply, is a heat indicator. 

    The ‘spot’ turns solid red when the pan has reached optimal pre-heated temperature and ready for cooking. If you reduce the heat, the temperature is maintained which prevents overheating. This feature is a point of difference from other brands available and one that many cooks appreciate, not just the novices.

    what's included in the t fal cookware set

    Why we like it

    1. The outstanding feature is the Thermo-Spot heat indicator technology that tells you when your pan is at the perfect pre-heated temperature.

    The red circle in the pans lets you know if and when the pan is ready to go! You may think it’s an unnecessary feature, but once you have it, you really appreciate it taking out the guesswork of whether the pan is ready to use or not.

    2. We like that the handles on these pots and pans are riveted and coated in silicone. This material makes it easier to handle the pots and pans. The handles are designed to keep cool so you don’t burn yourself no matter how long you’ve been cooking. Comfortably pour or transfer the cooked contents of a pan or pot without losing your grip.

    3. The set is non-stick anodised cookware. A must when you want to make sure that your cooking doesn’t stick to the pans.

    Customer Experience

    This is an overview of reviews from other people who’ve purchased the cookware. When over 1600 people who use the cookware take time out to share their thoughts, we think it’s worth noting. That’s a lot more insight and user experienceMost people who’ve reviewed the product were very positive.

    Pros:

    • Customers are impressed by the construction and weight of the pans
    • Sturdy craftsmanship of the pans makes them feel like they will last a long time
    • Design and grip of the handles is comfortable to work with
    • Customers also really like the Thermo-Spot head indicator on the pans.
    • Non-stick surface qualities both on inside and outside of the pots and pans makes clean up a breeze

    Cons:

    • Frying pans don't have lids which can be frustrating when you want to simmer something in a pan
    • Some people reported that the bottoms of the pans are not completely flat which can cause liquid to pool around the edge
    • Although these pans are induction compatible, not all pans are suitable for all induction stovetops because of their size. The reason, some are not large enough to activate an induction burner, while others can only be used on the medium burners

    What this means to you is if you’re just going to be using the cookware on induction, it may not be the best option. But if you use a portable induction cooktop as a supplement to your cooking spaces, this set will be more than adequate.

    The T-Fal Professional Nonstick Thermo-Spot Heat Indicator Induction Base Cookware set is a good option because not only is the inside of the cookware non-stick, but so is the outside. When it’s time for cleanup, you won’t be scrubbing food off of these pots and pans.

    If you’re wanting a cheap induction cookware set the T-fal Professional set is for you. It represents amazing value for money for a 12 piece set.

    Hard Anodized Cookware Set

    T-fal E765SC Ultimate Hard Anodized Cookware

    If you’re not cooking on induction, take a look at the T-fal Ultimate cookware. It’s a great value 12 piece set, with the features of the Professional range we’ve detailed above and a couple of interesting additions for around the same price.

    • 'Thermo-spot'™ technology
    • 'Pro metal Pro'™ non stick interior
    • Durability and scratch resistance
    • Not for Induction cooktops
    • PFOA-free non stick surfaces
    • TechnoResist Anti-Warp base for even heat distribution

    The ‘T fal E765SC Ultimate Hard Anodized Scratch Resistant Titanium is nonstick but it’s recommended that by using a small amount of oil when searing, sauteing or grilling the life of the non-stick coating will be extended.

    t fal cookware safetyTechnoResist Anti-Warp’ base: As the name suggests produces even heat distribution and excellent cooking results.

    Note: Not induction compatible

    Research uncovered nearly 5 thousand people have left their independent reviews and almost 90% rate the set at least 4 1/2 to 5 stars out of 5 for performance.

    The Last Word

    Our Recommendation

    If you’re needing a good quality, budget friendly cook set that will work hard for you on cooktops other than induction, the T-fal E765SC Ultimate Hard Anodized cookware will do the job very nicely.

    Caring for your T Fal Cookware

    Even though the set is non-stick, to best care for the cookware we recommend it’s worth ‘seasoning’ each pan before the first use.

    How to season cookware: Wash and dry the cookware. Heat each pan for 30 seconds on a low setting. Add vegetable oil (about a teaspoon for each pan). Using a paper towel, rub over the surfaces.

    These pans are dishwasher safe. However to your keep pans performing at their best we suggest mostly hand washing as this will help protect the non-stick qualities. Harsh scrubbers to clean the surface shouldn’t be necessary. Cleaning with soft sponges should be adequate.

    For the same reason although the manufacturer says its safe to use metal utensils, if you want to keep the cookware at it’s best we suggest using non metal utensils.

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