T-fal Ceramic Nonstick Cookware Set, 14-Piece

Last updated date: February 16, 2020

DWYM Score
8.7


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Overall Take

In our analysis of 62 expert reviews, the T-fal T-fal Ceramic Nonstick Cookware Set, 14-Piece placed 8th when we looked at the top 10 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

Editor's Note February 27, 2020:
Checkout The Best Ceramic Nonstick Cookware for a detailed review of all the top ceramic nonstick cookwares.

Expert Summarized Score
9.2
7 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
8.2
778 user reviews
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What experts liked
All of the cookware set is oven safe up to temperatures of 350 degrees F. It is also heat resistant up to temperatures of 570 degrees F. This means that the cookware can be easily moved from stove to oven. All of the cookware is 100 percent dishwasher safe. It is also incredibly easy to wash by hand as food is easily washed away due to the nonstick properties. The outside of the cookware is also very easily wiped clean with a damp cloth.
- Cookware Lab
Inside the cookware, it has a ceramic nonstick surface that promotes healthy cooking and easy cleaning. The cookware is free of toxins and can defy high temperatures of up to 570 degrees F. With a lifetime limited warranty, this is an excellent tool to add to your kitchen.
- Healthy Ceramic Cookware
Heats up fast – Because of the aluminum construction and thinness of the pieces, be warned that the pans will heat up very quickly. You don’t have to wait long before the surface is ready for cooking. Cleans nicely – The nonstick interior cleans up nicely with sponge and soapy water. A simple wipe is all that is needed to get rid of food residues.
- Pots And Pans Place
The impact-bonded back plate technology is used to encase aluminum bottom, thus protects the vessels from high heat. Further, the light aluminum material allows for fast heat transfer, meaning you start cooking immediately you turn on the fire.
- Cookwared
The first, and one of the most important features of ​T-fal Initiatives Ceramic Nonstick Cookware Set, is the fact that it is one of the rare sets consisting of the ceramic interior. This feature makes the set resistant to scratches and stains much more than other sets of a similar kind.
- Cookware Reviews
Retailing at a very competitive price compared to other best-selling ceramic pots and pans, this cookware set is definitely worth a close inspection based on its brand image alone. It comes up with amazing features, the whole set is dishwasher safe and even oven safe up to 350 degrees F. It comes along with ceramic coating and compliments the ease of use of this product.
- Kitchen Aim
T-Fal uses an affordable heavy gauge aluminum throughout its cookware pieces in this particular line. The interior is a gray ceramic lining with nonstick properties. The handles are heat resistant and riveted to the sides of the pans for durability. Lids use tempered glass with heat-resistant handles, and the lids are vented to allow excess moisture and pressure to escape.
- Cookware Insider
What experts didn't like
The spatula that comes with the set to use with the egg pan, is a little on the small side.
- Cookware Lab
The screws on the handles loosen quickly making the handles to be unstable or to fall off. The cookware fades quickly and thus it should not be cleaned in the dishwasher.
- Healthy Ceramic Cookware
Durability unproven – Since the T Fal Initiatives Ceramic set is fairly new in the market, there is still a lack of reviews about its durability. There is no doubt these pieces work fine when new but ceramic cookware are also known to chip and peel over time. It is a risk to take and the common expectation for nonstick pieces is for them to be replaced after a few years.
- Pots And Pans Place
Not induction plate friendly. Shipped within the USA only. Limited lifetime warranty excludes dishwasher damages.
- Cookwared
This set’s durability is unproven. Even though it has heavy gauge aluminum construction, which should make sure that it is usable for a long time, this product is new and there are few comments about its long-term usage. One of the items in this cookware set is too small, and therefore useless, by the customers’ comments.
- Cookware Reviews
Some buyers have complained that T-Fal Initiatives Ceramic pan is kind of useless due to its extremely small size. It is too small even normal-sized spatula would not fit in it for you to rotate and cook the egg, therefore; it is one item in the pack that will be left unused.
- Kitchen Aim
If you’re upgrading from your budget set to another, you may be disappointed by the weight of T-Fal’s line. It’s more likely to experience some warping at very high heats, and it isn’t induction cooktop capable.
- Cookware Insider

From The Manufacturer

T-fal C921SE64 Initiatives Ceramic Nonstick PTFE-PFOA-Cadmium Free Dishwasher Safe 14-Piece Set Cookware, Black. The set includes: 8-Inch Fry Pan, 11-Inch Fry pan with lid, 1-Quart Sauce Pan with lid, 2-Quart Sauce Pan with lid, 5-Quart Stewpot with lid, One Egg Wonder, 4 nylon tools. 7" frying pan is nestled under the small sauce pan.

Overall Product Rankings

1. Vremi Ceramic Nonstick Cookware Set, 8-Piece
Overall Score: 9.6
Expert Reviews: 9
2. Cuisinart Ceramica Cookware Set, 11-Piece
Overall Score: 9.4
Expert Reviews: 2
3. GreenPan Ceramic Nonstick Cookware Set, 11-Piece
Overall Score: 9.3
Expert Reviews: 4
4. Gotham Steel Nonstick Ceramic Cookware Set, 13-Piece
Overall Score: 9.2
Expert Reviews: 1
6. KUTIME Nonstick Ceramic Cookware Set, 10-Piece
Overall Score: 8.9
Expert Reviews: 0
7. WearEver Ceramic Nonstick Cookware Set, 15-Piece
Overall Score: 8.8
Expert Reviews: 11
8. T-fal Ceramic Nonstick Cookware Set, 14-Piece
Overall Score: 8.7
Expert Reviews: 7
9. GreenLife Ceramic Nonstick Cookware Set, 16-Piece
Overall Score: 8.7
Expert Reviews: 8

An Overview On Ceramic Nonstick Cookwares

It’s not just the food that we put in our bodies that makes a difference in our health. The tools we use to cook and prepare our food are also extremely important. The FDA performed studies on cookware that was coated with PFAS, or per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances. These studies showed that the chemicals had leached into the water supply in the areas of manufacturing and caused serious health issues. In an attempt to clean up the environment of these hazardous chemicals, avoid using cookware with these chemicals and search for alternatives. One such alternative is ceramic nonstick cookware. Let’s see what makes this cookware better.

Ceramic nonstick pots and pans are essentially metal pans under a coating of silicon. This silicon is composed of sand, thus the name ceramic, and is safe for use in cooking. Another aspect of the ceramic nonstick cookware is that it can handle higher temperatures than traditional nonstick pots and pans. The coating won’t break down until they are over 800 degrees and that is near impossible to reach in everyday cooking. You won’t have to worry about any coating leaching into your food.

Although the FDA has not investigated the manufacturing process of ceramic nonstick cookware, many companies are thorough with their safety standards. When you start the buying process, research the company and investigate its safety standards. If the company is reputable, it’s because their products are excellent and put through rigorous testing. It’s worth the time spent to make sure your cookware is safe.

Ceramic nonstick cookware can be bought either as individual pieces or as a set. If you are just starting out or replacing your Teflon cookware with a safer alternative, you will want a whole set. These are a few of the best ceramic nonstick cookware sets: Vremi Ceramic Nonstick Cookware Set, 8-Piece, the Cuisinart Ceramica Cookware Set, 11-Piece, the GreenPan Ceramic Nonstick Cookware Set, 11-Piece, and the Gotham Steel Nonstick Ceramic Cookware Set, 13-Piece. Otherwise, if you just want to try out ceramic nonstick cookware, maybe start with just an individual pan until you know you like cooking with them.

Be smart about what you are putting in your body, but also be diligent about your cookware. Turn to ceramic nonstick cookware if you need a nonstick option that is kinder to the environment. Be sure to do your research on the manufacturer and find a set that has all the pieces you’ll need in your kitchen.

DYWM Fun Fact

Nonstick coating was accidentally discovered by Roy Plunkett when he was trying to find an alternative to Freon in the refrigerant process. He was working for DuPont chemical company in 1938 when he froze and compressed tetrafluoroethylene (a gas in its normal state) and it turned into a white solid that was slippery. Once the properties were realized, it was applied to cookware and labeled as nonstick.

The Ceramic Nonstick Cookware Buying Guide

  • High heat will diminish the nonstick characteristics of ceramic cookware, especially when heating an empty pot or pan on a stove.
  • Do not use metal utensils or the ceramic coating will chip off.
  • Do not put ceramic nonstick cookware in the dishwasher as the cleaning chemicals and high heat can compromise the effectiveness of the nonstick coating.
  • Use mild dish soap and warm water to wash.