T-fal Hard Anodized Nonstick Cookware Set, 17-Piece

Last updated date: October 9, 2020

DWYM Score
9.1

T-fal Hard Anodized Nonstick Cookware Set, 17-Piece

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Overall Take

This cookware set comes with 17 well-designed pieces. It also features Thermo-Spot heat indicators to alert you when the pan finishes preheating correctly. The larger and more expensive set includes an egg wonder pan, which whips up eggs quickly and efficiently, as well as a deep sauté pan, a steamer and more. In our analysis of 37 expert reviews, the T-fal T-fal Hard Anodized Nonstick Cookware Set, 17-Piece placed 4th when we looked at the top 10 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

Editor's Note October 9, 2020:
Checkout The Best Nonstick Cookware Set for a detailed review of all the top nonstick cookware sets.

Expert Summarized Score
9.4
4 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
8.6
3,905 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
Heavy aluminum construction, yet light in weight.
- BestReviews
Its thermo spot technology help as a heat indicator which shows when the pan is preheated perfectly.
- Cookware Diary
The hard anodized (electronically tempered aluminum) it is made of material 80% stronger than steel, just so you know – works wonders and it’s known for the durability of every item in the set.
- Think Cook
April 12, 2017 | Full review
The hard anodized exterior can be fast and easy to spending crafted to find long- enduring durability.
- Cuisine Study
What experts didn't like
Does not work with induction.
- BestReviews
It can quickly go sliding on the stove top.
- Cookware Diary
Some have an issue with the fact that not all pans have a lid – they are interchangeable ones but may not be a perfect fit
- Think Cook
April 12, 2017 | Full review
You can’t use it with induction cookware
- Cuisine Study

From The Manufacturer

T-fal E765SH Ultimate Hard Anodized Scratch Resistant Titanium Nonstick Thermo-Spot Heat Indicator Anti-Warp Base Dishwasher Safe Oven Safe PFOA Free Cookware Set, 17-Piece, Gray. Enjoy reliable cooking performance with T-fal Ultimate hard-anodized nonstick cookware. Its innovative Thermo-Spot heat indicator lets you know when the pans are properly pre-heated—a critical component to sealing in moisture and delicious flavor, whether sautéing vegetables or searing steak. When the pattern in the center turns to a solid red spot, the pan is hot and ready to cook. The cookware’s hard-anodized aluminum construction heats quickly and offers long-lasting strength, while its warp-resistant even-heat base distributes heat evenly throughout for optimal cooking results. Use the cookware on any cook top, except for induction. PFOA-, Lead-, and Cadmium-free, the cookware's durable Expert nonstick interior offers a health-conscious option, effortless food release (little to no fat or oil needed), and easy cleaning. The cookware’s vented tempered-glass lids trap in heat and moisture, while its silicone stay-cool handles come riveted for strength, offer a secure and comfortable grip, and have end holes for optional hanging storage. Oven safe up to 400 degrees F (lids up to 350 degrees F) and dishwasher-safe, the T-fal Ultimate 17-piece set includes 8-inch and 10.25-inch fry pans; an 11.5-inch fry pan with lid; a 10.25-inch square griddle; 1-quart, 2-quart, and 3-quart sauce pans with lids; a 3.5-quart deep saute; a 5-quart dutch oven with lid; a 3-quart steamer insert with two side handles; and a one egg wonder pan. With T-fal Ultimate, you’ll be ready for anything—from making delicious dinners during the week to cooking up a storm for the holidays or entertaining year-round.

Overall Product Rankings

All-Clad Nonstick Cookware Set, 10-Piece
1. All-Clad Nonstick Cookware Set, 10-Piece
Overall Score: 9.5
Expert Reviews: 4
Rachael Ray Cucina Nonstick Cookware Set, 12-Piece
3. Rachael Ray Cucina Nonstick Cookware Set, 12-Piece
Overall Score: 9.2
Expert Reviews: 2
T-fal Hard Anodized Nonstick Cookware Set, 17-Piece
4. T-fal Hard Anodized Nonstick Cookware Set, 17-Piece
Overall Score: 9.1
Expert Reviews: 4
T-fal E765SC Nonstick Cookware Set
5. T-fal E765SC Nonstick Cookware Set
Overall Score: 9.0
Expert Reviews: 3
Paula Deen 12512 Signature Nonstick Cookware
6. Paula Deen 12512 Signature Nonstick Cookware
Overall Score: 8.9
Expert Reviews: 0
KitchenAid Nonstick Cookware Set
7. KitchenAid Nonstick Cookware Set
Overall Score: 8.7
Expert Reviews: 3
Vremi Nonstick Cookware Set
8. Vremi Nonstick Cookware Set
Overall Score: 8.2
Expert Reviews: 2
T-fal C530SC Nonstick Cookware Set
9. T-fal C530SC Nonstick Cookware Set
Overall Score: 8.0
Expert Reviews: 2
Calphalon Nonstick Cookware Set
10. Calphalon Nonstick Cookware Set
Overall Score: 7.9
Expert Reviews: 3

An Overview On Nonstick Cookware Sets

Out of all the skillets sold in 2018, 70% of them were coated with a nonstick substance. There’s good reason why nonstick cookware is so sought after. Not only does the slippery surface allow for combining and stirring ingredients without the food getting stuck to the bottom of the pan, but it also makes serving the food a breeze. The food will simply slide out of the pan and onto your serving dish. If you’re in the market for a nonstick cookware set, you’ll want to keep the following information in mind while you shop:

Examine the materials used to create the cookware. The All-Clad Hard Anodized Nonstick Cookware Set, 13 pc is made from a thick-gauge hard anodized aluminum. This prime material is known for its ability to heat quickly and cook your foods evenly so that you don’t end up with hot edges and a cold middle.

Look at the handles on the set’s pots and pans. You’ll find some are made from stainless steel, which stays cool to the touch and resists rust. Other models construct their handles from silicone. Silicone is softer to the touch and more comfortable to hold.

Consider taking a closer look at the nonstick coating. You want to make sure it is non-toxic and PFOA-free. In addition, some sets use three layers of nonstick coating for durability and the easy release of your delicious creations.

Determine how many pieces you need your set to have. The T-fal Hard Anodized Nonstick Cookware Set, 17 pc is one of the larger sets on the market and comes with four fry pans, a griddle, three saucepans, a sauté pan, a Dutch oven, a steamer insert and six lids.

Check for any extras that may set one nonstick cookware set apart from another. For example, the T-fal Hard Anodized Nonstick Cookware Set, 17 pc has a thermo-spot indicator that turns red to let you know the pan is preheated and ready for your favorite ingredients.

DWYM Fun Fact

Did you know that the chemicals used to make a surface nonstick were actually discovered on accident? Back in 1938, Roy Plunkett, a scientist for DuPont, was trying to create a substance that could be used as a refrigerant in refrigerators. Instead of gas, he wound up with polytetrafluoroethylene, which he learned was white and slippery. By 1941 DuPont had secured a patent for this nonstick material, which is what we now know as Teflon. It was the discovery of Teflon that got Plunkett inducted in the National Inventors Hall of Fame just a few years later. A man by the name of Marc Gregoire took the invention one step further when he started using it on cookware.

The Nonstick Cookware Set Buying Guide

  • In order not to scratch or remove the nonstick coating on your cookware, it’s best to stick with using plastic and wooden spatulas and spoons.
  • Most nonstick pots and pans are dishwasher safe, but its good practice to always review the product’s care guide to make sure this holds true for the specific set you bought.
  • Never clean stuck-on foods using steel wool. This will scratch the nonstick coating and make it less effective the next time you go to use it. Instead, let the pan soak, use a baking soda paste or wipe the food away with a sponge made from melamine.
  • Before making a purchase, look for a warranty or customer satisfaction guarantee. You may be surprised to discover that some companies actually offer a lifetime warranty on their nonstick cookware sets. Of course, some of those lifetime warranties are limited to certain defects and damages.
  • Always check your cookware’s care instruction label, as many nonstick pots and pans are not to be used on an induction stovetop. There’s usually a temperature limit associated with these pots and pans as well. Many are safe for use in temperatures up to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. It’s also common for lids to withstand lower temperatures than the pots they are paired with, so don’t forget to check that out.
  • While the number of pieces in a cookware set sometimes determines its price, you’ll find that the material used to make the sets is the biggest factor in the total cost of nonstick cookware. Both, the Calphalon Nonstick Cookware Set, 12 pc and the All-Clad Hard Anodized Nonstick Cookware Set, 13 pc, are made out of aluminum. As a result, you’ll find them higher priced than the T-fal Hard Anodized Nonstick Cookware Set, 17 pc, which is constructed from HA titanium.