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Not Quite As Expected,
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This review is from: T-fal C111SC Signature Nonstick Expert Thermo-Spot Heat Indicator Dishwasher Safe Cookware Set, 12-Piece, Black (Kitchen)
We ordered this set to add on to an existing mish mash of pots and pans we've had for years. The hope was that we could toss some of the older pans out.
Strong Points: Great coating, the food literally slides off with little effort. Inclusion of a couple tools is a nice touch (though not sure it's worth paying more for, as the tools probably retail for a dollar or two). Heating distribution is even, and so it cooks effectively.
Weak Points: Small. It's hard at times to convert 8" pot into a visual, especially when the pictures show things that look bigger. A few of the pans are suitable for children, but not big enough to cook something for a single adult.
Overall, the product appears well made, but I would go to a more expensive set with a larger selection of pots and pans if I was going to use these as my primary cooking utensils.
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Initial post: Feb 24, 2011 5:13:42 PM PST
Karen G. says:
I'm primarily looking for a 2nd set of cookware for only those "non stick items" so it sounds like it may be good for that.... you know, eggs, or quesadillas or something like that where my stainless is not the best choice if you are in a hurry.
Posted on Dec 2, 2012 5:45:40 PM PST
i was concerned when i saw the 8" frying pan, thinking i would probably not have a use for the smallest piece in the set but i decided to try 3 scrambled eggs in it and it was fine, which surprised me. i've been very pleased with the set but it's just for me- i don't have a wife or kids to cook for.
Posted on Apr 9, 2013 8:20:57 AM PDT
E. Wagstrom says:
Where was this cookware made?
In reply to an earlier post on Apr 9, 2013 8:46:20 AM PDT
Timothy L. Wagner says:
I'm not sure, as I never checked. I can tell you that I am still using it and it has held up well. We're a family of 5, so they get a workout.
In reply to an earlier post on Dec 19, 2013 10:41:40 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 19, 2013 10:43:02 PM PST
T-Fal is a French cookware and small appliance manufacturer located in Rumilly and Haute-Savoie, France that has been around since the mid to late 50's...
Posted on Dec 20, 2013 2:59:52 PM PST
Thomas P. McCormick says:
T-Fal is good stuff, at that price, i don't think i'd complain much! It's one of the best lines, period!
Posted on Dec 20, 2013 3:02:37 PM PST
Thomas P. McCormick says:
Thank you Mark. u know ur stuff. my wife is soooo French, she knows this stuff, too. but, good to see someone else say the technical for a change, lol.
In reply to an earlier post on Jan 23, 2014 3:36:16 AM PST
Posted on Aug 11, 2014 10:14:39 AM PDT
Frederick Robinson says:
i'm currently looking for a new set of cookware. most of the time, i read the low mark comments but take it with a grain of salt. yours helped me narrow my search. i'll be certain to pass this brand up.
Posted on Aug 19, 2014 7:21:54 AM PDT
A "few" of the pans are not big enough to cook something for a single adult? Really? Because 8" is a common frying pan size; almost every pan set includes an 8" frying pan. You can easily cook 2-3 eggs or 1/2 pound of hamburger in it; you can even cook 1 pound, but you have to be careful. Yes, the 1-quart saucepan is small, but it's also a pretty standard addition to pot sets and is perfect for cooking up a few hard-boiled eggs or a pack of ramen, among other things. Those are the 2 smallest pans. If you can't find a way to cook a meal for an adult in a 2-quart saucepan (the next biggest pan and the only way to make a "few" of the pans too small to cook something for an adult), then it's time to rethink your portion sizes.
I get that you're disappointed in what you got. However, what you got was standard for pot-and-pan sets and to downrate something based on your own inexperience and exaggerate (lie) about how small the pans are is uncalled for.