T-Fal Professional Cookware Review

Review of the Innovative T Fal Non Stick Cookware

Last updated July 17 2018

These products will help you produce perfect results thanks to clever innovation. We’ve chosen to include the 12 piece cookware set, T fal C515SC simply because it’s versatile, non stick, induction cookware. The T fal E765SC Ultimate is also listed in this review because both cookware sets represent outstanding value for money.

If you’re not cooking on induction, we suggest you look at the T fal E765SC Ultimate cookware set. It has the advantages of the professional range that we’ve listed below (minus the induction compatibility) but has a couple of other special  features for around the same price. Click on the link below to go straight to the review.

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

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

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About The Product

The T-Fal Professional Nonstick Thermo-Spot Heat Indicator Induction Base Cookware set includes 12 pieces. Notable 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 pans have riveted silicone handles. The design keeps the handle cool without burning 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.

Unique to T-fal cookware is the ‘Thermo-Spot’ ® technology which put simply, is a heat indicator.  The ‘spot’ turns solid red showing when the pan has reached optimal pre-heated temperature and ready for cooking. Reduce the heat and the temperature is maintained which prevents overheating. This feature is a point of difference from other brands available and one that many cooks will appreciate, not just novices.

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.


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Customer Experience

This is an overview of reviews from other people who’ve purchased the cookware. When over 1550 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 experience. Over 80% rate the cook set 4 to 5 star.

Most people who’ve reviewed the product were very positive.

Pros: Of these glowing reviews, customers were impressed by the construction and weight of the pans. The sturdy craftsmanship of the pans makes them feel like they will last a long time. The design and grip of the handles is comfortable to work with.

Customers also really like the Thermo-Spot head indicator on the pans. It’s a nice feature to have because there’s no guesswork if the pan is ready to use or not. The non-stick surface qualities both on the inside and the outside of the pots and pans makes clean up a breeze.

Cons: There are negatives that you should be aware. The 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. Because of this liquid can pool around the edges.

Although these pans are induction compatible, not all of the pans are suitable for all induction stovetops because of their size. Some of the pans are not large enough to activate an induction burner, while other pots and pans can only be used on the medium burners.

What this mean to you is if you are 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.

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Our Recommendations

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 ring 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!

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 with a good grip.

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

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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.

Instruction: 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 as it’s best we suggest using non metal utensils.

The Last Word

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

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Hard Anodized Cookware Set

T-fal E765SC Ultimate Hard Anodized Cookware Set

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 is 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

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Research shows over 3300 people have left their independent reviews and almost 90% give the set a 4.5 to 5 star.

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Our Recommendation

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

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