Today we are looking at T-fal 17-piece cookware set that scored 9/10 after considering important factors like product engineering, quality, and of course price. T-fal E765SH Ultimate Hard Anodized Scratch Resistant Titanium Nonstick Cookware Set (buy on Amazon) with 17 pieces is a perfect buy for families that are looking for new cookware, replacing old pots and pans or just looking for additional cookware.
Continue reading for a detailed review about this set. We will be looking at the engineering of the overall set and separate pieces, we will also discuss weak parts of the set, and in the end you will get some tips and suggestions about the set followed by scoring decision.
Selection of the T-fal Cookware set
This is a great and diverse set with a variety of pans to choose from.
The set contains:
• 8” Fry Pan
• 10.25” Fry Pan
• 11.5” Fry Pan with lid
• 10.25” Square griddle
• 1 Quart Sauce Pan with lid
• 2 Quart Sauce Pan with lid
• 3 Qaurt Sauce Pan with lid
• 3.5 Quart Deep Sauté Pan
• 5 Quart Dutch Oven with lid
• 3 Quart Steamer insert with two side handles
• One Egg Wonder Pan
As you can see this set most likely has all the cookware needed even for most picky cooks. From frying vegetables to grilling hamburgers, boiling massive quantities of past, or just perfectly cooking one egg.
T-fal hard anodized 17-piece set comes with implemented Thermo-Spot technology that indicates when the pan is hot. The fry pans have a red circle in the middle with a letter T. When the pan heats up to medium to high heat the circle becomes totally red and the letter T becomes invisible.
As the manufacturers state this helps to know when the pan is ready and food can be cooked in order to get the best quality.
We have seen a number of other high profile manufacturers use this technology, but honestly it does not impress us that much, we see it more as a customer attraction using technical terms. All it does is indicates when the pan is hot! Cooks usually can understand when their pan is hot themselves… Regardless, the technology is there and we understand manufacturers advertising that.
T-fal Ultimate Cookware Set is hard anodized. This increases durability and life span. You can use all the pieces in the dishwasher. T-fal pots and pans are oven safe, even the ergonomic handles. Manufacturer advice is to not go over 400 degrees F (lids up to 350 degrees F).
This set is PFOA-, Lead-, and Cadmium-free. Adding to that, with the nonstick feature it makes the set a great option for health-conscious people. All the food you make is released easily without little to none fat or oils. Being non-stick makes cleaning a breeze since food does not burn or stick to the cookware.
T-fal cookware being made from hard anodized aluminum gives the luxury to heat up very fast and evenly for optimal cooking experience. The hard anodized base also makes the pots and pans warp-resistant. Manufacturers mention it only a few times in the product description, however, we believe it deserves much more attention, there is nothing worse than having a warped pan or a pot just after a couple months of use.
The cookware base being hard anodized and non-stick is also metal utensils safe.
You can use the cookware on any cook top except induction. The manufacturers and sellers do not list reasons why T-fal cookware might not be compatible with induction cook tops, despite that, many people reported successfully using their set on an induction cook top.
T-fal product statements vs real experience
We all know that manufacturing descriptions make any product advertised look glamorous and appealing but when you open yours at home and use it, you might get a totally different experience than expected.
For this reason we want to compare some of the statements and descriptions with real life use and experience to give you clear and unbiased information.
T-fal fast heating and even heat distribution base. Yes the pots and especially pans heat up quick and evenly, but on high heat they heat up too much and starts to burn food quite quick. A number of users reported doing their cooking mostly on low and medium heats.
Thermo-spot. This supposedly will show you when the pan is hot and ready to be used. We have experienced that the spot changes fully to red, which indicates it’s go time, mostly only on high heats. Knowing that the cookware heats too much on high heats, as mentioned above, will increase chances of burning food the second you put it in the cookware.
Non-stick anti warp base. Are the pots and pans really make food slide out with ease? Actually it does! Cooking requires much less oil or grease, food does not stick and unloads easy, and most importantly cleaning is very easy. Even when using hand wash you do not need scratching or soaking.
What we really want to emphasize is the anti-warp feature. We have gathered a bunch of customers who have this set for 2,3,5 years and all of them say that this product is actually anti-warp even after day-to-day use of many years.
Silicone handles. These are awesome! They don’t transfer heat at all. You can trust the handles every time. Also they are great since they are oven safe.
Do I need T-fal E765SH Ultimate Hard Anodized Scratch Resistant Titanium Nonstick Cookware Set?
This is a big set. A VERY big set. Obviously it is not for everyone. If you are living single or just a couple who do not cook that often or different food varieties, maybe, this set is not for you and you should look at smaller or single pieces of T-fal cookware.
You also have to remember that 17 pieces take up quite a lot of time. If you have a family that would make use of this set but live in a cramped up apartment, make sure you think over where will you store all of the cookware, it will require at least a few cabinets.
But if you do have the space and like to cook different foods this set is a great upgrade to your current cookware.
Conclusion and Score
Rounding up this article we see that T-fal E765SH Ultimate Hard Anodized Scratch Resistant Titanium Nonstick Cookware Set provides rather good quality. It is oven and dishwasher safe, actually non-sticking and anti-warping, which provides great long-term investment. A few fall downs are that the base of cookware heats up too much and the thermo-spot technology is pretty much useless.
Variety and quality of the set are great so only the third side of the triangle is left. Price. To our surprise, the price is moderately low if you remember that you get 18 pieces. Having quite a number of very great properties and long-term usage this is a great investment.
With only a few hiccups, the too-high heating, and not really useful thermo-spot attribute, we give this cookware set a 9/10 score.