T-fal Cookware reviews: individual items and whole sets analyzed

BEST T-FAL PAN
T-fal E76598 Hard Anodized Nonstick 12-Inch

This is the perfect frying pan for everyday life.

  • Durable coating - nonstick layer is long-lasting and scratch-resistant.
  • Great nonstick cookware performance: the food doesn't stick.
  • Good heat distribution.
  • Thermo-Spot indicator - T-fal cookware signature feature which helps to see when the pan is hot enough.
  • Higher price compared to other T-fal pans but it's a worthy investment.
BEST T-FAL COOKWARE SET
T-fal E765SC Hard Anodized Nonstick 12-Piece Cookware Set

Best value nonstick cookware set available.:

  • Long lasting nonstick coating
  • Good heat distribution.
  • Hard anodized aluminum construction - strong, light and durable.
  • Thermo-Spot indicator - T-fal cookware signature feature which helps to see when the pan is hot enough.
  • Low price for such large set

For over 60 years, T-fal has been in the cookware industry making the lives of its consumers easier with high-performing and user-friendly products. With the huge legacy of being the first creator of non-stick cookware, T-fal has solidified itself as the industry leader in this area, while still bringing innovation to its customers. An example of this is the T-fal Thermo-Spot, a heat indicator that shows when the pan is perfectly preheated.  T-fal is one of the best budget brands and offers a ton of value with their cookware sets.

List of Tfal Reviews

Best T-fal Pans Reviewed:

  1. T-fal E76598 Ultimate Nonstick Pan, 12-inch 
  2. T-fal E93808 Professional Nonstick Fry Pan, 12-inch
  3. T-fal C5610264 Titanium Advanced Cookware
  4. T-fal G10405 Heatmaster Nonstick, 10-inch
  5. T-fal B363S3 Specialty Nonstick, 3-pack
  6. T-fal C51705 ProGrade Titanium Nonstick, 10-inch

T-fal E76598 Ultimate Hard Anodized Nonstick 12 Inch Fry Pan

Our rating:
4.9/5

An amazing, durable frying pan for everyday use.

Things to love

  1. Durability: The hard-anodized aluminum in its inner coating makes it corrosion and scratch-resistant, with users reporting no signs of wear after years of use. You won’t have to worry about the pan’s quality decreasing over time. You are investing in durability.
  2. Longer lasting non-stick coating: This frying pan allows you to cook healthier meals with little to no fat without fear of them sticking to it. Cook all sorts of food and see how they slide smoothly along its surface. On top of that, it makes cleaning a breeze.
  3. Heat distribution: It features T-fal’s Heat Mastery System, consisting of an anti-warping, even heat base that evenly distributes heat and achieves evenly cooked foods, sealed in their natural juices. No more hot spots!
  4. Thermo-Spot Indicator: A spot that turns solid red to show when the pan is perfectly preheated and ready to use. Don’t guess when you are supposed to add the ingredients… The pan will tell you when!
  5. Dishwasher safe: Just think about having a super busy day and not having to wash your cookware by hand, but instead, pop it in the dishwasher and go about your day. This is a favorite of the users as well 

Things not to like

  1. Price point: It is definitely on the higher end of T-fal’s pans. However, because of all of its features and according to customer feedback, it seems like a great investment.
  2. Convexity: Some customers weren’t pleased to see that this pan doesn’t have a flat bottom and oil didn’t distribute evenly but instead slid into the borders. However, the pan doesn’t need oil or butter to cook meals without them sticking.

Final remarks

This is the perfect frying pan for everyday life, especially for people who are on the go and can’t deal with their food being stuck to their cookware after cooking. Its higher price point can be a deal-breaker for some (unless you find a good deal) but buying it should be considered an investment because of its durability.

 Our score: 4.9/5

T-fal E93808 Professional Nonstick Fry Pan, 12-inch

Our rating:
4.3/5

A slightly more affordable option with similar features.

What to Love

  1. Prometal Pro Non-stick Interior: There is very little need for oils or fats to cook foods in this pan, making it perfect for people who are trying to eat healthier. Cook meat, poultry or fish without fear of them sticking to your pan. Not only that, but cleaning up won’t be a nightmare like with other pans. Finally, the material makes this pan very durable.
  2. Even heat distribution: Thanks to its stainless-steel disc, which also concedes anti-warp protection. Your meals will be cooked evenly, with no hot spots whatsoever.
  3. Riveted silicone handles: These make it more comfortable to handle the pan without fear of burning your hands while cooking.
  4. Dishwasher Safe: Just like the previous one, it is a perfect option if you are constantly on the go. Don’t waste time washing your pans by hand and instead put them in the dishwasher without fear of it damaging them.

Things not to like:

  1. Scratching: Something to keep in mind is that despite the company claiming its interior is scratch-resistant, customers have reported it is not and that it isn’t safe for metal utensils. These remarks are important if you decide to buy the pan, so that you take proper care of it. 

Final Remarks:

An overall good quality frying pan. However, customer’s complaints about the scratching make one think if it would be best to invest a little more money to purchase a more durable pan like the E76507.

Our score: 4.3/5

T-fal C5610264 Titanium Advanced Nonstick Fry Pan, 8-Inch

Our rating:
4/5

The most affordable of T-fal’s frying pans.

What to love?

  1. Price point: It is significantly cheaper than the previous two, making it affordable to students and people who are just starting to build their homes. 
  2. Ultradurable, scratch-resistant, sapphire-infused coating: According to customers, this pan, unlike the previous one, is safe for metal utensils, being perfect for people who are starting to learn how to cook and don’t know much about how to take care of cookware. There’s no need to spend more money on new utensils to use with your new pan. The ones you already have will work just fine no matter the material they are made of.
  3. Weight: At 1 pound, customers have raved about it being very lightweight despite being so sturdy.
  4. Thermo-Spot Indicator: A spot that turns solid red to show when the pan is perfectly preheated and ready to use. This is very useful for beginners as well, as it allows them to add things when the pan is ready for it.

What’s not to like:

  1. Inner coating: Despite the company claiming it’s non-stick, customers have reported that the pan’s texture makes food stick to it. Also, there are claims of the coating withering off after months of use.

Final Remarks:

Considering the price point, this is a very good frying pan for beginners. You might need to use more oil to cook than with the previous ones for food not to stick, but on the other hand, you won’t have to worry about it scratching. You win some, you lose some.

Our score: 4/5

T-fal B36262 Specialty Stockpot 12-Quart

Our rating:
4.8/5

What to Love?

  1. Capacity: You will be able to cook family-size meals with this 12-Quart stockpot. This will be extra handy if you like to prepare your meals ahead of time since the capacity of the pot allows to make up to a week’s worth of soup.
  2. Nonstick Interior and Exterior: Just like many with many of Tfal’s products, you will be able to use minimal fats or oils to cook your meals, making it possible to have a healthier lifestyle. Also, cleaning up is super easy.
  3. Lid: They are clear and vented. These allow you to monitor your food while you are cooking them without the need of opening it and heat escaping.
  4. Heat Conductivity: The heavy-gauge aluminum construction allows for a better heat conductivity than stainless steel, making the pot heat up faster than others. This is one of the things users appreciate the most.
  5. Dishwasher Safe: Not only does it make your life easier with its large capacity for cooking big meals. It also saves you the time and effort of having to wash it by hand. If you have a busy day, putting it in the dishwasher will be just fine.

What’s not to Like?

  1. Cooktop compatibility: Only with gas and electric coil.

Final Remarks:

This pot is incredibly convenient, especially if you have a big family or tend to host parties often. You can make big meals in just one take thanks to its great capacity.

Our score: 4.8/5

T-Fal Specialty 3 Quart Handy Pot

Our rating:
3.8/5

A simple and affordable pot.

What to Love:

  1. Dimensions: This pot is deeper than most, at approximately 5 inches, being able to handle a good amount of food. You will know for sure your food won’t spill and make a mess on your stove.
  2. Non-stick interior: Worrying about food sticking to your pot is a thing of the past. This product turns cooking and cleaning up into a breeze.
  3. Vented glass lid: It makes it easy to monitor food while cooking. You will be able to look at your food without having to remove the lid and taking away heat and moisture from it, resulting in uninterrupted cooking.
  4. Heat distribution: The aluminum construction allows it to heat up quickly and evenly, distributing heat from the center of the base out to the edges. This will make your food cook evenly.
  5. Dishwasher safe: Your time is precious! Don’t waste it washing by hand when you could just use the dishwasher and do something productive instead.
  6. Oven safe: Up to 350 Degrees Fahrenheit. This allows users to cook a wide variety of things very quickly.

What’s not to like:

  1. Durability: Customers have complained about the non-stick interior getting scratched easily and wearing off after months of use.

Final Remarks:

The affordable price point of this pot is an indicator of what the product is: a basic pot that gets the job done. It is great for making sauces, boiling vegetables, cooking grains and pasta. Ideal for amateur cooks. However, don’t expect it to last forever.

Our score: 3.8/5

T-fal E78924 Precision Sauce Pan, 3-Quart

Our rating:
4.5/5

A promise of durability at a higher price point. 

What to Love:

  1. Ceramic Interior: It is stain and scratch-resistant, making it more durable than the previous one. Cook without fear of damaging it. Not having to worry about stains is a big plus and turns cooking into a stress-free activity.
  2. Oven safe: Up to 570 degrees Fahrenheit for perfect searing. Even more recipes to try. You will be able to cook your meals at a temperature 200 degrees higher than with the previous one.
  3. Dishwasher safe: Just let the pot wash by itself and go about your day without worries.

What Not to Love:

  1. Higher price point: However, consider the improvements when compared to the previous one. Also, this saucepan is meant for more seasoned cooks.
  2. Handles: Despite them having a silicone grip, customers have reported they heat up while cooking making it impossible to hold them with your bare hands, so use a glove or cloth when handling it.

Final Remarks:

This pot stands at a significantly higher price point than the previous one and is intended for more seasoned cooks. Being able to use it in the oven at higher temperatures broadens the variety of recipes that can be made with it. Also, the improvement in its durability may be worth the price.

Our score: 4.5/5

T-fal E75824 Performa Sauce Pan, 3-Quart

Our rating:
4/5

A great option if you prefer stainless-steel

What to Love:

  1. Techno Release Interior: The interior of the saucepan has a raised pattern that reduces the risk of burning and sticking while allowing you to use less oil. Cook healthier meals by reducing the amount of fat and oil you use. The inner coating helps for easier cleanup.
  2. Appearance and durability: The pot is made with premium quality 18/10 stainless-steel construction which provides long-lasting durability as well as beauty.
  3. Induction compatible: Unlike the other pots, this one can be used on an induction cooktop, which is a plus for people with this type of stove since it is not common to find induction compatible cookware.
  4. Oven safe: up to 500 degrees Fahrenheit. This greatly widens the number of things you can cook. This is one of the things users like the most about this item. 
  5. Dishwasher safe: Put it in the dishwasher and forget about it. No need for wasting time washing the saucepan by hand. Use your time for anything you please instead!

What’s not to like:

  1. Construction: Some customers have complained about it being made with thin material and not resisting heavy use, so that is something to keep in mind if you are thinking of buying it. 

Final remarks:

Being induction compatible makes this pot the perfect option for people with this type of cooktop since most pots are not. However, it is important to have in mind that it is not a heavy-duty saucepan meant for constant cooking.

Our score: 4/5

Best T-fal Cookware Sets Reviewed:

  1. T-fal E765SC Ultimate Hard Anodized Nonstick 12 Piece Cookware Set
  2. T-fal C921SG Initiatives Ceramic Coating Cookware Set
  3. T-fal G919SE64 Initiatives Ceramic Cookware Set
  4. T-fal Culinaire Champagne Cookware Set
  5. T-fal C530SC Signature Cookware Set
  6. T-fal Simply 20 Piece Cook Set – Red
  7. T-fal Stainless Steel Cookware Tri-Ply Bonded
  8. T-fal Pro E760SC Performa Stainless Steel Cookware Set

T-fal E765SC Ultimate Hard Anodized Nonstick 12 Piece Cookware Set

Our rating:
4.6/5

What does it include?

  1. 8″ fry pan.
  2. 10″ fry pan.
  3. 1-qt. saucepan with lid
  4. 2-qt. saucepan with lid
  5.  3-qt. saucepan with lid
  6. 5-qt. Dutch oven with lid
  7. Solid spoon.
  8. Hand slotted spatula.  

What to Love?

  1. Hard-anodized aluminum: It works as a strong protective layer that makes all the items in the set corrosion and scratch-resistant. It is also great at retaining heat. Don’t worry about the quality of the set decreasing over time. The materials are designed to last for years.
  2. Longer lasting non-stick coating: Foods slide smoothly on its surface with little need for oil or fats. Cook all sorts of meals, especially healthy ones since you won’t need a large amount of oil to avoid your food sticking to the pans.
  3. Heat distribution: Even heat base with anti-warping technology, as well as Thermo Spot indicator. The pans will tell you when to add in your ingredients, and on top of that, they will cook evenly thanks to the base that distributes heat.
  4. Durability: It stands up to everyday use, so use it without reservations. Customers have reported it is indeed scratch-resistant, so all your utensils are welcome.

What not to like?

  1. Some customers have reported that the pans don’t sit flat on the stovetop. However, this doesn’t affect their performance.
  2. Although it is marketed as oven safe (up to 400 degrees Fahrenheit), customers say otherwise, so perhaps stay clear of ovens.

Final remarks:

Every house needs a cookware set and this one is a great and affordable option, with great durability and performance as well as very few complaints from customers. 

Our score: 4.6/5

T-fal C921SG Initiatives Ceramic Coating Cookware Set

Our rating:
3.5/5

What does it include?

  •  7.5″ fry pan
  • 11″ fry pan with lid
  • 1-qt. and 2-qt. saucepans with lids
  • 5-qt. Dutch oven with lid
  • 10″ square griddle
  • 6 nylon tools

What to Love?

  1. Aluminum construction: this feature helps with heat distribution. The aluminum heats quickly and evenly, which avoids any hot spots. Thus, your food will be cooked evenly all around the pan.
  2. White ceramic nonstick interior: You will be able to try new recipes that you hadn’t tried before out of fear of food sticking to your pan. You can even melt cheese on this pan! It is also scratch and stain-resistant and super easy to clean.
  3. Dishwasher safe: Just leave it there and go about your day! No need for washing by hand. Think of all the time you will save and invest in more important things.

What’s not to like?

  1. Handles: They have the same problem as the previous one, with customers complaining about them loosening up with time. This is a huge deal-breaker since handles are a vital part of cookware.
  2. Durability: Customers have reported that the quality of the pans starts to decline after a few months.
  3. Weight: The pans are very lightweight and may feel cheap.

Final remarks: 

With similar problems to the 14-piece set, this one doesn’t look like a good investment. The price point may be very appealing but when looking at the long run, it may be a better idea to buy a more durable set.

Our score: 3.5/5 

T-fal G919SE64 Initiatives Ceramic Cookware Set

Our rating:
3/5

What does it include?

  • 8.5 Inches Fry Pan
  • 10.5 inches Fry Pan
  • 11 inches Covered Fry Pan
  • 1-qt. Covered Saucepan
  • 2-qt. Covered Saucepan
  • 5-qt. Covered Dutch Oven
  • 4 Nylon Tools (Spatula, Slotted Spatula, Spoon, Slotted Spoon)

What to Love?

  1. Appearance: These pans have a beautiful gold color that looks very elegant. This beautiful cookware set will immediately improve the appearance of your kitchen.
  2. Nonstick interior and exterior: Cook all sorts of meals with little to no oil. Eat healthier thanks to the food not sticking to the pans. Also, cleanup is super easy.
  3. Ceramic cooking surface: This material resists heat up to 570 degrees Fahrenheit. You will be able to cook many different recipes that you couldn’t with other pans with lower heat resistance.
  4. Price point: This set is considerably more affordable than the hard-anodized aluminum one while having 2 more pieces.

 What not to like?

  1. Special Care: Ceramic cookware requires special care to avoid stains and warping. Customers who have bought this set recommend to season pans before using them as well as to avoid temperature fluctuations such as rinsing a hot pan with cold water.
  2. Handles: There have been multiple complaints of the handles loosening up.
  3. Metal utensils should be avoided.

Final remarks:

The set has a great price point. However, all the special care that has to be done to maintain it, as well as the problems reported with the handles are a deal-breaker. If you are a person with a busy life, maybe stay clear of this set since you will have to do a lot of things to keep them looking good and performing well. 

Our score: 3/5

T-fal Culinaire Champagne Cookware Set

Our rating:
4.7/5

What does it include? 

  • 8″ fry pan
  • 12″ covered fry pan
  • 10″ square griddle
  • 1-qt. covered saucepan
  • 3-qt. covered saucepan
  • 5-qt. covered Dutch oven
  • One-egg wonder fry pan
  • Flower steamer
  • Slotted nylon turner
  • Slotted nylon spoon
  • Solid nylon turner
  • Solid nylon spoon. 

What to Love? 

  1. Non-stick surface: It may be the best non-stick surface out of all the different cookware lines. According to customers, it works even without cooking spray and is very easy to clean. You will be able to cook so many different meals and they will slide right off the pan leaving no trace behind.
  2. Heating: its distribution is even and thorough, leading to evenly cooked meals and no hot spots.
  3. The one-egg wonder fry pan: It’s a favorite among customers since it’s just the right size for your fried egg in the morning. You will be able to just take this piece from the set and prepare your breakfast without having to get anything else dirty.
  4. Flower steamer: It makes steaming vegetables so easy since it fits into pots.
  5. Thermo-Spot Technology: This turns the center pattern to solid red when the pan is heated and it is time to add ingredients. Just listen to the pan! And start cooking when it tells you it’s ready. 

Final remarks:

A very complete, good quality set that is guaranteed to maintain its quality for years. A great investment.

Our score: 4.7/5

T-fal C530SC Signature Cookware Set

Our rating:
4.5/5

What does it include?

  • 7.75″ fry pan
  • 11″ fry pan
  • 1-qt and 2-qt saucepans with lids
  • 5.5-qt Dutch oven with lid
  • 10.25″ griddle
  • Spoon, ladle and slotted spatula

What to love?

  1. Nonstick interior and exterior: Very little need for fat while cooking as well as very easy to clean up. Healthier foods that easily slide on your pans. Also, washing was never so easy.
  2. Durability: Probably one of the most important features in cookware. Will it stand the test of time? The answer is yes.
  3. Heat: Like other T-fal products, these pans heat quickly and evenly. They hold temperature well. Your foods will be cooked evenly, which is something users clearly love.
  4. Ergonomic heat resistant handles: The silicone handles really resist heat and you don’t require gloves to move them around while hot 

What’s not to like?

  1. Utensils: The spatula and spoon are pretty cheap, so if these are the main reason why you are buying this set then maybe reconsider your purchase.

Final Remarks:

Even if the utensils included in the set look cheap, it still looks like a pretty good buy considering all its features, and especially its durability as reported by customers.

Our score: 4.5/5

T-fal Simply 20 Piece Cook Set - Red

Our rating:
4.8/5

What’s included?

  • 1-qt. saucepan with lid
  • 10″ sauté pan with lid
  • Measuring spoons
  • 6″ mini griddle
  • 4.5″ pan
  • Steamer
  • Cookie Sheet
  • 9.5″ sauté pan
  • 8″ sauté pan
  • 5-qt. Dutch Oven with Lid
  • 2-qt. saucepan with Lid
  • Pizza Pan
  • Pasta fork
  • Slotted turner
  • Spoon
  • Spatula

What’s to Love?

  1. 20 pieces: this set is perfect for big families who need to cook big meals for 6 to 8 people. Everything you need for almost any kind of meal is included in the set, from a pizza pan to a cookie sheet. No need for any extra cookware items.
  2. Aluminum Construction: makes it durable and provides an optimal base for even heating. Your food will cook evenly without hot spots, which is always an important feature.
  3. Non-stick interior durable and scratch-resistant: Durable and scratch-resistant. Metal utensils can be used. No need to buy new utensils. 

What’s not to love?

  1. Price point: It is significantly more expensive than the ceramic and aluminum sets. However, the number of pieces you will get makes it worth it.

Final remarks:

It is the perfect cookware set for a big family or for a group of roommates. 

Our rating: 4.8/5

T-fal Stainless Steel Cookware Tri-Ply Bonded

Our rating:
4.5/5

What’s included?

  • 8″, 10,” and 12″ Fry Pans
  • 1.5, 2.5, and 3-qt Saucepans with lids
  • 6-qt. Dutch Oven with lid
  • 3-qt. Steamer Insert

What to Love?

  1. Construction: The pieces are made with an aluminum core and three-ply heavy gauge 18/10 stainless steel that guarantees durability.
  2. Compatible to all stovetops: including induction, which is not that common in cookware.
  3. Dishwasher safe: After cooking, just put it in the dishwasher and forget about it until the next time you need it. Don’t waste your time washing by hand.

What not to like?

  1. Handles: These get hot while cooking, so make sure to use gloves when handling them.
  2. Discoloration: These are caused by heat. This is the only real downside to this set. When you buy cookware you want it too look nice for a while and be able to show it off.

Final remarks:

A great stainless-steel cookware set at a high price point.

Score: 4.5/5

T-fal Pro E760SC Performa Stainless Steel Cookware Set

Our rating:
4.5/5

What is included?

  • 8″ fry pan
  • 10.5″ fry pan
  • 1-qt. covered saucepan
  • 3-qt. covered saucepan
  • 5-qt. covered Dutch oven
  • 4 measuring spoons

What to Love?

  1. Techno Release Interior: The raised pattern in the pan avoids burning food and makes it easier for it to be released and thus, an easier cleanup.
  2. Induction compatible base: This is great for people that own this type of cooking system.
  3. Construction: Made out of premium quality 18/10 stainless steel for long-lasting durability and appearance.
  4. Dishwasher safe: No need to wash by hand! Go about your day and just put it in the dishwasher without fear of losing performance.

What’s not to like?

  1. Weight: Some customers have complained about the pans being too heavy, so if you are not that strong or suffer from any conditions that affect your strength then perhaps stay clear.
  2. Hard to use: When compared to non-stick pans, it may take a while to get accustomed to it.

Final remarks:

A more affordable stainless-steel set, with fewer pieces. Works better in a gas stove. Perfect for a small family, especially if you have already used stainless-steel cookware.

Our score: 4.5/5

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