Last Updated: February 12, 2020
If you’re 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 price.
Choosing the T Fal cookware that suits you depends on whether you’re cooking on an induction cooktop.
If you don’t need induction compatible cookware we suggest you take a look at the T fal E765SC Ultimate hard anodised cookware. It has the advantages of the professional range (T-fal C515SC ), but with a couple of other special features for around the same price. The T-fal C515SC nonstick is induction compatible so it’s the range for your if you’re planning to cook on an induction cooktop. Starting at just under $100 for 12 pieces, these sets are good, solid, basic starter sets, but with far more than basic features.
What you're buying T-fal Nonstick Cookware Set (Induction Compatible) T-fal C515SC
The big benefit with this cookware is that it shows you when your pan reaches the perfect pre-heated temperature setting. Being able to be used on any cooktop, including induction, adds to versatility.
About the Product
The T-Fal Professional Nonstick Thermo-Spot Heat Indicator Induction Base Cookware set includes 12 pieces. Features include:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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. This helps protect the non-stick qualities. Harsh scrubbers to clean the surface shouldn’t be necessary and 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.