- Nonstick coating makes cleanup easy
- Center spot signals when pan is preheated
- Not as durable as stainless steel
- High-heat cooking and metal utensils may cause damage
With more than 21,000 reviews on Amazon and a 4.7-star overall rating, reviewers are obsessed with this nonstick cookware set from T-Fal that includes your choice of 2, 14, or 17 pieces. The set is made from a hard anodized aluminum (which retains heat well), and features a nontoxic, nonstick interior which, yes, is indeed dishwasher-safe. The large set includes a wide range of different cookware pieces, including a fun one-egg frying pan. The silicone handles are designed for comfort and safety, while the vented glass lids allows you to see what you’re cooking, while still trapping in the heat. Another cool feature? There’s a spot on the pans that turns red when they are preheated and ready.
If you’re torn between the first set or this one, the downsides to this pick are that the nonstick material doesn’t usually last as long as stainless steel (which is super durable), and the cookware is only oven-safe up to 400 degrees Fahrenheit (lids up to 350 degrees Fahrenheit).
Helpful Review: “The cleanup is by far the easiest of any cookware set I’ve ever owned. […] I would recommend this set for people who are chef material or as a gift to a new cook as this set will offer them an excellent cooking experience along with the quick clean up option, cleanup is always the worst part after food preparation, this set is a breeze.”
Material: Aluminum with a nonstick coating | Number of pieces: 2, 14, or 17 | Oven-safe? Yes, to 400 degrees Fahrenheit (lids to 350 degrees Fahrenheit)