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T fal Ultimate Hard Anodized Review – Should I Buy ?

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One of the requirements that many people now consider when choosing a cookware set is that it has to have a nonstick coating. Nonstick makes coking that little bit easier and washing up is usually much quicker. It is also a much healthier way to cook food. Some pans have a nonstick coating while others are simply finished to give a nonstick surface, both do the same job. T-fal created the first nonstick pan back in 1954. Below is our T-fal 12 Piece Nonstick Interior Review.

Features of the T fal Ultimate Hard Anodized Review:

The following are the most features of T-fal E918SC Ultimate Hard Anodized Durable Nonstick Expert Interior Thermo-Spot Heat Indicator Anti-Warp Base Dishwasher Safe PFOA Free Oven Safe Cookware Set, 12-Piece, Review.

The thermo spot

T-fal cookware is probably best known for its revolutionary and unique to them, thermo spot. This is a circle that lies in the interior of each pot and pan. What happens is that when the pan has reached the desired temperature to start cooking, it turns completely red. Pre heating the pan before you add your food, is desired, as this helps to seal all of the natural flavors as well as juices of the meat or fish. It also helps to prevent overcooking and charred food.

Nonstick interior

As the name suggests this cookware is nonstick. The materials used are incredibly durable and are scratch resistant. They are also PFOA free. More importantly they are safe for use with a variety of metal utensils, as they will not damage the metal interior. As the cookware is nonstick, you use less, or no oil, to cook your food. For example when using the fry pan to fry an egg, you simply heat the pan to the desired temperature and crack the egg into it. It will cook beautifully and will not stick.

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Dishwasher and oven safe

The outside of the cookware features a strong and durable anodized metal which is very long lasting. This allows the entire cookware to be placed in a dishwasher, day in day , but with no damage occurring to the appearance or usability of the metal. The pristine construction also allows the entire cookware to be placed into the oven. This saves on cooking time as you do not need to transfer food into a different pot. It also saves on the washing up.

Strong base and silicone handles

The base of each individual piece of cookware is made to be anti warped. This simply means that the cookware can withstand high temperatures without any distortion or warping of the metal. This technology also ensures thorough cooking of food by delivering heat evenly. This eliminates any hotspots from from your food. All of the handles in the set are made from silicone, are riveted for easy grip and are oven safe up to temperatures of 350 degree F.

Glass tempered lids

All of the four pans in the cookware set, not the 2 fry pans, come with glass tempered lids. They fit snugly onto the corresponding pan. While cooking they seal in moisture and help to speed up the cooking process. As they are glass the major benefit is that you can see the progress of your food as it cooks. Each lid features a large looped handle, sitting high on the lid. This is to ensure that your hand does not touch the hot lid when you lift the lid off.

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  • Nonstick cooking
  • Easy to clean and dishwasher safe
  • Thermo spot tells you when pan has reached the optimal temperature
  • Stay cool handles
  • Oven and dishwasher safe
  • Extremely safe cooking material as PFOA free


  • Not suitable for induction cooking.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q.   Are the pans safe to use on glass cooker tops, or will they scratch?

A.   They are completely safe to use on glass tops, they will not scratch.

Q.    Do any of the lids fit the fry pans?

A.    No the lids are designed only to fit with their respective pan

Final verdict

This T fal Ultimate Hard Anodized Review 12 piece nonstick cookware set is incredibly good value for money. It features every pot and pan you will ever need to create delicious meals as well as two utensils. The thermo spot technology allows you to cook at optimal temperatures and your food will not stick or burn. Designed with safety in mind, it delivers exactly what it says on the box.

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