Side by Side Comparison of: T-fal vs GreenPan
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Five Star Reviews:
May 21, 2017
We've been searching for a really good set of non stick cookware that would survive the dishwasher. What can I say, we work, we don't live close to our workplaces, and cooking is difficult enough as it is. Therefore, we need to be able to use the dishwasher to help us. What's more, we have well water. I'm not going to say this set washes up perfectly, because it doesn't. Again, I have well water, so the dishwasher does leave behind some water spots. They are easily wiped out with a cloth. These are things I can live with for the convenience. As far as cooking goes, this set has been flawless.
Passed my tests and are truly non-stick.
May 17, 2017
I used scrambled eggs as my test for how "nonstick" these truly are and I was not disappointed. With my previous ceramic set of pots and pans they required non stick spray and still there'd be eggs stuck to the pan. Well, this time, I barely had anything to clean. I haven't used every piece yet as I got the big set, but so far what I have used has been great. They are lightweight and as such require less heat to get warm, this means they heat up faster, so you can start your cooking quickly. I haven't tested out the dishwasher safe part, but I don't use a dishwasher on anything, so that's the only reason. I would definitely recommend these to others.
This is what these pans are like aftrr 5 years of everyday use
May 13, 2017
I bought these in 2012 (today it's 2017). I used to have a gas stove that scratched the bottom off. The pictures show the smallest and largest skillet, and the sauce pot. They have been rarely seasoned, dishwasher every other day, regularly used on high heat, and I use metal utensils.
The inside coating is like new, except for the largest skillet. I can still fry an egg and have it slide out, but high temp stuff like chicken will stick a bit.
My biggest complaint is that the handles on some of the pans are slightly loosened. They are rivited they get loose over time and there is no way to fix them.
One Year Review (Five Member Family)
July 21, 2015
Our usage conditions:
- Family of five (5)
- Heavy usage of large saucepan and large pot
- Hand-wash for all pans/lids (we don't have a washer anyway)
- Use pots and pans 2-3 times per week
- Types of food cooked (a few examples):
- Salmon, Trout, (fishes)
- Vegetables (frozen and fresh)
- Ground beef
- Frozen meals (such as Voila)
- Ground beef
T-fal claims vs. our experiences:
- "The unique T-fal thermo-spot heat indicator shows when T-fal pan is perfectly preheated to seal in the flavor of your food"
In our experience, the heat indicator only shows clearly with *very* high temperatures. At normal temperatures, the indicator is only barely visible.
-"TechnoResist Anti-Warp base provides outstanding warp resistance and even heat distribution for optimal cooking results"
We haven't seen ANY warping of the pans, although the large pot lid has warped slightly (possibly during cooling or cleaning) and still fits on pots.
-"Riveted silicone handles"
The handles are great! They are very comfortable to use, easy to clean, and have zero heat-transference (we don't worry about burning our hands, even without pot holders)
-"oven safe to 350-degree f"
Can't vouch for this, never tried. I wouldn't be surprised if this were true.
-"The revolutionary exterior coating allows daily dishwasher use while maintaining T-fal Ultimate’s hard anodized satin grey appearance"
After one+ year of use, we haven't seen ANY dulling of either the interior or exterior of the pots or pans. The non-stick interior is amazing for two reasons: a) You don't have to use non-stick spray (and SHOULDN'T because it will ruin the surface) and b) Cleaning is extremely easy, even for hardened food (like spaghetti sauce). The exterior is also non-stick which means that cleaning the outsides is just as easy.
TL;DR: This set lives up to T-fal's claims and works/looks just as well after a year of regular use as the day we received it. Would recommend to anyone looking for a cooking set for any reason (new family, replacement, additional cookware).
Good Pots and pans
April 17, 2017
So far so good, I wasn't too sure about this brand. I had never used them before but the price of the set that was on sale convinced me to give it a try. So far I can not complain about any of them. The ceramic coating is holding up well and they are as advertised.
We love these! Careful with the heat
March 9, 2017
We love these! Careful with the heat. You don't need to cook and a temp much higher than medium. They clean up very easy. reading the instruction is very helpful and explains what oils to use and not use. We have actually cut way back on our oil use due to these pans. They are great going from stove top to oven. No issues with the handles heating up (except when in the oven).
Health alternative to teflon - worth the investment
November 14, 2016
We love these pans. Very reasonably priced for the set. No issues with pan handle temperature; however, we purchased a few silicone handle cover just in case. They heat quickly and are better non-stick than their toxic fluoride based cousins (teflon). These pans have light color inside, but don't worry. The company has cleaning instructions on their website. The recommended cleaning method with a magic eraser works every time for us. I highly recommend these pans!
Easy clean and good price
March 22, 2016
For the price, this set is very good. The pans are easy, easy to clean. The anodized finish has not scratched yet. I have only had the pans about a month. The glass tops are well weighted. The size of the pans is much smaller than I expected, but we are downsizing. Read the instructions, lower heat than normal and olive oil is not recommended. The non-stick factor seems to work well with only a small pat of butter needed to brown.
Great set of pans & Great Value
January 28, 2016
I purchased this set of pans for my daughter for Christmas as I have a similar set. She absolutely loves them and continues to tell me that she is using them and they work great. I think that the ceramic pans are a much healthier alternative than Teflon coated pans and so I wanted her to have them. I personally will always use the green/eramic pans. This set has everything you need and it was less expensive than others I priced. I noticed it has the green apple logo on each pan, which is, in my opinion, tells me the pans are a high quality ceramic. I would highly recommend these pans.
October 31, 2015
It's been a month now. I was worried that the non stick performance would degrade like other ceramic pans however these are holding up. I think it may be not cooking with olive oil in them as the instructions specify.
Four Star Reviews:
Great quality. Does not stick. The pots are a little too small
April 26, 2017
I bought this product about a month go. I really only use the large pot and the large frying pan, since I cook in larger portions. This is a great set for an individual or a couple, but I would not recommend it for a family of 3 or more, since the other pots are so small. The quality is great. It does not stick one bit. I guess we'll find out how durable they are in a couple of years, but they seem to be doing good so far. The handle on the lids are too large though, which make them hard to fit in the refrigerator or cabinets.
So far they have been great. Although they are not non stick
March 17, 2017
I had been wanting new pots and pans for a while. I do cook a lot,so they needed to be durable. So far they have been great. Although they are not non stick, they clean up easily. The heat seems evenly divided throughout the pan, they brown things nicely without burning. the only negative was that when they first came, there was a sticker on the bottom of each pan which was very difficult to peel off,even with a razor blade. I finally just put them all in the dishwasher and afterwards it was a lot easier to get the sticker off.
My review after 1 year of use.
March 14, 2017
Hello folks. I have been meaning to write a review about this product because when I saw some convincing reviews that this is a horrible product and showed pictures of how bad they were I almost did not buy them. It was the tone of the review though that had me think otherwise like maybe they were a competitor trying to steer me away. I also waited a year to write this review. so you can see what moderate use looks like. My interpretation of moderate is 6-10 times a week. the pots and/or pans get used. My wife and I both work so we normally cook enough on the weekends to so we have leftovers during the week. I have a gas range with the iron grates so these guys have no love on their bottoms.We REALLY like this set. They are very light which is good but it is also something to be mindful of since it can easily go sliding on the stove top. After a few uses your mind adjusts so it does not happen very often. Each item is well balanced and the handle never gets hot to the touch. Unless you put them in the oven then you should use a oven mitt etc… Just like anything else you would use in the oven. They are very easy to clean. We do not put them in the dishwasher though. Being non-stick makes clean up a breeze! We use all types of utensils plastic and metal and we had our first little nick in the finish which I will point out in the photo. We have used it about a dozen times after that and it has not flaked or any change so I am not concerned about it. No issues with the lids. They are all still in perfect working order.It is not perfect though. The biggest lid fits the biggest (10.25”) fry pan but the middle lid (8”) only fits the biggest pot and sauté pan but not the fry pan. it is annoying. 1st world problems, right? The rivets are not non-stick. those can take some work getting clean. Eggs in particular are a nuisance. Those are my gripes. that's it..I take that back. My last gripe is the site page itself. They are reusing some pictures that do not reflect the T-Fal Titanium line. The best way to tell if you are buying the Titanium is that the base of the pan/pot will say titanium and the rivets will also be coated. That’s right folks they fixed my gripe in the titanium. I have the hard-anodized non-titanium version. I also have a 5-quart titanium sauté pan and the rivets are coated. That pan is perfect in my humble opinion just too big for normal everyday use.The photos are as of 3-14-2017. I only took pictures of the most used items the two fry pans and a pot. All others are in even better shape! Hope my review helps with your decision. Why is my non-titanium review in a titanium product page? I do not know. When I went to past orders and clicked on it this is where it directed me to. Honestly though.. If I had the titanium line. it would be 5 stars.
I absolutely love this set of pans
August 10, 2015
I absolutely love this set of pans. By following recommendations, I have not had anything stick and my meals have cooked perfectly! I did have a lid break during delivery so the glass lids should be handled with care. UPDATE: I contacted T-Fal about my lid issue. Not only did T-Fal replace my lid, they sent a new set of pots and pans. Very few companies have great customer care. T-Fal is fabulous and goes above and beyond to ensure your happiness! I will always be a T-fal customer!!!
WOW Great set of pots and pans! Eggs get stuck somewhat I guess I will use a little oil!
August 2, 2013
This is actually a nice set! These can continue to be a great set of pots and pans if you maintain them. My last non stick pans stop being non stick within a month because I didnt know how to keep them from becoming non stick. After doing research on how to keep your pans to continue being non stick and looking brand new I can see the difference and it is working on these pots and pans. TIPS to keep your pots and pans continuing to be non stick and looking new:1.) DO NOT use non stick sprays2.) DO NOT use scratch pads to wash the pans3.) Dry pots and pans immediately after washing do not air dry.4.) Highly recommended NOT to use dishwasher even though it states you can use dishwasher.PROS:Easy to clean! Good non stick pans in which no foods stick to the pan except egg that gets stuck somewhat.CONS: No lids for the pan, I like to cover my food at the end of cooking to ensure the heat stays inside the food and to also make sure nothing falls in the pan when I am away from it. Also I use to own a non stick pan from a different brand in which I would crack an egg in it and it would easily move around in the pan without oiling the pan. In these pan it seems I would crack an egg in it and the egg would stick in one place without the use of grease in which I would have to use effort to try to get the egg from becoming stuck from the pan. Even though I would have some egg stuck to this pan at the end of cooking it is easily removed when I wash them. All other foods used in these pans are absolutely great such as meats , pancakes, and vegetables in which they never stick.
Great Value Set
August 9, 2012
I have been using this set for 2 months now and I'm coming from a Calphalon Teflon set. Of course, coming from teflon I was paranoid about the sticking and cleaning when using this set. I have not experienced any major sticking that warranted such a paranoia. The set does not stick that bad at all and clean up is actually EASIER than my old Teflon set. I just let water sit in the pan while we eat and afterwards it cleans right up! There were some reviews that stated the set was light, flimsy and just felt cheap. I must say, I had the same thoughts after I got over the initial excitement of how shiny and beautiful they are. The thinness of the pans do not affect the performance, these pans heat up fast! I have not experienced a handle that was too hot as other have stated in the reviews. If you get the pan too hot they will discolor, I question why anyone needs to turn their stove up past 7 with these. I have not experienced any lasting discoloration, I have read that barmaids friends takes care of it. The pans are also a little bit tipsy from the handle weighing more than an empty pot without a lid, this is not a problem for me, I don't leave pots laying around empty. Overall, I'm happy with the purchase and would recommend for someone looking for a set in this price range.
They still work great. I had seen reviews of the coating coming ...
June 21, 2017
I have had these for over 6 months now. They still work great. I had seen reviews of the coating coming off. On mine it has only come off on the bolts that hold the handle on.
Durable and easy to
June 6, 2017
Bought as a gift for my son. He loves them! Durable and easy to clean
The Only Scratch is from Buddy
March 31, 2017
A couple of years since we purchased these pots/pans. They're holding up well, without a scratch except in the pan that I let Buddy lick the drippings from. He held it still by holding it down with a paw, and it made some scratches, but they're the only ones that have appeared after using them exclusively for over a year now. Just be sure to use some medium (olive oil or butter, water when cooking.)
So far so good. I ordered an additional pan
February 16, 2017
So far so good. I ordered an additional pan, a 12" and that one chipped after the first use. I only use bamboo cooking utensils and soft sponges.
June 21, 2016
Great set of cookware. They really do wash as easily as advertised. My only advice is to pay attention to the sizes. The largest pan is not That bid, you'll probably need to order a large pan separately.
I love these pans but they could be improved with handles ...
January 8, 2016
I love these pans but they could be improved with handles that don't get hot. I miss that feature from the Teflon coated pans I moved away from.
Three Star Reviews:
The weight of the frying pans are good and they are the only two pans with the ...
October 19, 2016
I bought this set because I had purchased a smaller frying pan that worked well. The weight of the frying pans are good and they are the only two pans with the red dot, the sauce pans are lighter (they don't show the insides of the sauce pans to note that they don't have the red dot). The sauce pans are OK and serve their purpose, but I wish they had a little more heft to them.
Coating comes off
December 12, 2015
Pretty good pans but I worry about the health effects of ingesting the nonstick coating. I've had this set for about a year and the coating is rubbing off, even though I only ever use plastic or silicone spatulas. See picture.
Nice enough pot set but compatibility with other cookware is poor.
August 13, 2015
The prior version of this pot set was excellent.This version has an angled sidewall design. The top openings are larger. Seems like a small issue but:– My double boiler and steamer inserts don’t fit on these pots (they fall in.)– The tops don’t fit on my other cookware.Nice enough cookware but compatibility with other cookware is poor.Update:The decorative copper ring in the handle will take every opportunity to burn your hand.
Not bad, not amazing
December 29, 2014
I was very excited for these but have been a little disappointed with use.PROs:AttractiveHeats eventlyTight-fitting glass lidsNice variety for the priceIncludes high quality serving spoon and spatulaLiquid measurement marks inside potsCONs:No lids for either skillet (the lids for the pots sort of work, but not a good fit)Bottom discolors easily with higher tempsHandles can get hot (only with extended cooking, usually fine)Largest skillet isn't that largeThis set could really use a large skillet with straight sides a lid to make this a much better set. The skillet included is just a bit too small with no lid to fit and doesn't cut it.I have also been careful to not use too high of temperatures with these, as it instructs, and still the bottoms of my pans tend to discolor. I do have a gas stove, so that may be why. It's unsightly, but doesn't seem to ruin the integrity of the pan.Also with all steel pans, if you burn something to the pan, it won't want to come off with out a LOT of elbow grease. Soak, scrub, repeat.
After using them the pans always have a burn brownish color to them. I have to really scrub them to get them clean.
September 4, 2014
I like these. The first time I cooked scrambled eggs in the frying pan, the eggs ended up with a little brown in them, like they burned. I also noticed that they seem to get a cook burn mark on them every time I use them, making me have to work hard to clean them. Not as easy to clean as I would have hoped. Other people ranted and raved about this set. Hoping they get better, but so far it hasn't been my favorite set. Guess there are lemons in everything and I could have got the lemon of the pan set.
April 10, 2014
I wanted to get some very nice looking kitchen ware so I went with flat out stainless. They are very well made and have some good weight to them so they have a solid feel. When I use them to cook they seem to cook everything evenly so I have no complains there. My cons on this product is that food sticks very easily to them so I'm using olive oil or vegetable oil every time I'm using the pans to cook. I was just so used to non stick pans that I had to get used to these. Even the PAM spray wouldn't work. Anyway, I'm not a super cook but I do fine. Beware if you burn anything on these, They will be a bitch to remove whats left burnt on them and permanently damage the product slightly, so don't ever cook on the HI setting with these. After cooking with these a few times, I've also noticed the copper color on the bottom of the pans start to dull in color. So that's kind of a bummer. the clear covers for the pans fit and work well with this set. And the spoon and spatula thingy are well made and durable.
easy to clean
March 26, 2017
I really wanted to give the pans a higher rating because the first few months they worked exactly as claimed. No sticking, easy to clean, etc but as I mentioned after a few months two of the pans began to chip. Then the food began to stick causing me to soak the pan to no avail. I then had to scrub the pan to get the stuff off the pan resulting in ceramic coating to get scratched. That then led to discoloration. I'm now in the process of dealing with the manufacturer to replace the chipped pans. Its been a hassle and very time consuming. I recommend spending more money on better quality pans especially if you cook regularly.
Not satisfied unfortunately.
February 9, 2017
I am two days after the return window and the coating started to come away from one pan and one pot. I haven't stacked them and only hand wash them. I truly just wanted some nontoxic cooking ware. Not satisfied unfortunately.
December 28, 2016
After just a few months, they start peeling off.
They are alright
May 26, 2016
They are smaller than what thought they would be but does work for the 2 of us. The handles get hot. The large pot where the handles are screwed on food gets under the screws. So hopefully getting them sanitized. Are easy to clean
May 4, 2016
Pans are kind of small.
These pans are nice but we have only had them for a month ...
January 20, 2016
These pans are nice but we have only had them for a month and the ceramic finish is already coming off around the rim which is very disappointing.
Two Star Reviews:
What we dont like most with these is how light they are
September 22, 2017
So far these are holding up well and heat consistent throughout. What we dont like most with these is how light they are. The handles are heavier than the actual pan/pot so the balance on these are horrible. They beg to tip over. Also, if you have steel grates on your stove top, these are insanely slippery. They slip and slide off very easily. Not good. Im in between 2/3 stars.
July 7, 2017
Update ** 9/12/17 **I really want to give these a 4-5 star rating but the handle on the larger fry pan is now loose and wobbles. Overall I really like the set but this shows poor construction after limited use in a very short period of time.Original review:Nice quality set. Non-stick works great.
Very dissappointed. Wish I could get my money back
May 30, 2017
Sigh...I was so excited about thus set and had such high hopes. I read some of the reviews and figured that it has such good ratings that I could not go wrong.Well, I was wrong. Everything sticks to these pans you have to put extra oil, butter etc, for food not to stick. The pans also hear up quickly so food burns easily. Sigh... very dissapointed.
For the Chef, not the Family.
January 20, 2014
I loved the set but if your inattentive while chasing toddlers around the house, you will burn the pan. Once food is burned in, forget about cleaning them up. If the wife and I could stand over them and actively cook, these would be great pans. I learned how to cook scramble eggs without sticking but once I left the pan unattended for too long, done, the pan burns and becomes worthless.Five stars for chefs, and the inattentive cook gets two stars.
low quality set
January 18, 2014
I needed to replace an old copper bottom set that I loved but it was time...I pulled the trigger on this one, it was on sale for under 80 bucks but even at that price I don't think is worth it.food tends to stick, you have to be on top of it constantly.copper layer is starting to peel off after only 3 monthsno cover for the pans.Sadly I threw the old set away, otherwise I would be using it instead of dealing with these :(tip: when cooking eggs heat the pan for little while first, when hot add the oil/butter and immediately lower the heat to minimum. I think that using that technique I can finally cook some omelettes without sticking
There is 2 different wrong review.
November 8, 2013
I bought these after I read most others review.I have used non-stick products only for 20 years.There are 2 different wrong review.1) Although I did not expect the convenient non-stick frying pan.After you fry an egg with enough olive oil, the result is terrible. Too much sticking stain.Do not expect the result from non-sticking frying pan.2) When you cook with this, the pot and lid handles are too hot to hold with bare hand.
August 26, 2017
So far so good. I have had the set for about a month and they are great. Nothing sticks, so the are very easy to clean. Use a bit of soap and a soft, wet sponge and everything is clean. I'm very happy with this purchase.
Pan handles not heat resistant
March 30, 2017
The handles on the pans get so hot while in use that you have to use a pot holder. I cant tell you how many times I have burned my thumb because I grabbed the handle to steady the pan while stirring. The pots and the lids are great.
November 16, 2016
Cheap. Non-stick characteristics wear off really quickly.
I love the way it cooks nothing sticks to the pan ...
November 14, 2016
I love the way it cooks nothing sticks to the pan makes for an easy clean up. But THE HANDLE GET HOT ExTrMeLy HOT!!!!!!!!!!! It's said handle safe that is a LIEEEEEEEE!
READ THE SPEC FIRST!!! These are smaller ...
May 27, 2016
READ THE SPEC FIRST!!! These are smaller than normal set, I realize that when I open the box. But since we only have 3 people and does not cook too much, that won't be too much of problem. The real problem is they CANNOT STAND HIGH HEAT!!! Maybe I've been live in the cave, but I really did not know there are cookwares on the market that cannot cook with high heat. End up return it, because we just can't cook with them.
April 23, 2016
The handles heat up quickly, even at a low heat, and they are so thin that food can burn easily. Very disappointed.
One Star Reviews:
Awful product. Low quality.
October 4, 2017
Terrible! Didn't last more than a year.
Pass on T-fal
February 21, 2017
This product has been a complete disappointment for me and my family. The Non-stick Surface has not lived up to the hype.
If you care about your family's health then AVOID these pans!
February 21, 2017
Bought once, never again! The non-stick coating started flaking off within about one year of normal household use. We can literally see it pealing off, and yes, into our food! Who knows what's in the coating that my children have ingested. I expected much better! I expected them to last at least 3-5 years, but now we're stuck shopping for new pans. And, we have no plans of buying T-fal's low quality products ever again.In effort to be somewhat positive... the spatulas are actually decent quality!
Waste of Money
February 20, 2017
These pans are about the same quality as a $30 set you can get at any local store. We have followed the directions on how to care for them and they stick, every single pan sticks and it's been that way since we bought them. I would advise against this company as the products never live up to how good they say they are.
MUST READ BEFORE BUY THIS PAN!!! NO ...
April 22, 2016
MUST READ BEFORE BUY THIS PAN!!!NO WARRANTY! IF YOU COOK ON THE HIGH HEAT. Please see my pans photo. The warranty department email me that no warranty...***I do not know how can I cook food on the low and medium ONLY!*** So I will not buy T-fal again"Most instances when the non-stick coating has lost its' non-stick properties, it is due to overheating of the pan. Cookware with non-stick coatings should be used on low to medium heat settings. One indication that your pan has been overheated is that your non-stick has turned a brown or rusty color. Overheating of the non-stick coating will cause the non-stick properties to break down. As a result you will find that foods are sticking to the cookware. Overheating voids the warranty. You may try to clean the non-stick coating with a mixture of baking soda and mild dish detergent using a soft cloth. Depending on the degree of overheating, this may help return some of the non-stick performance."
July 10, 2015
Very Bad Quality, after 1 week of use, I got black sticks impossible to remove
March 15, 2017
I am very unhappy with the product as the ceramic coating is coming off after a couple of uses.
Ceramic coating came off
June 30, 2016
While I really like these pots and pans, when they arrived the smallest pot had a marred spot on it. It was small so I didn't worry about it. After 1 1/2 months of use this spot just lost all the ceramic coating. Since this is aluminum underneath, the pan is now worthless. I would gladly buy another small pot but they are not available to but singly. Because the coating came off after the 30 day return time period, we are out of luck. We have been fanatical about using only soft plastic cooking utensils on the whole set, and hand washing gently. The rest of the set is in perfect condition. Make sure to return any pots or pans with any flaw before 30 days. There is a reason these are so inexpensive.
June 28, 2016
don't use for gas stove, doesn't hold up well.
May 14, 2016
I burned my hand when i used the pan when i grab the handle.Stay away!!!
March 10, 2016
Don't buy these. Used the pan twice and the non stick coating has 2 small chips. Manufacture defect - no abuse. Handles also gettoo hot!
The anodized lining is great though. I only wish they had coated the ...
January 22, 2016
Handles get to extremely hot impossible to cook anytyhig substantial. The anodized lining is great though. I only wish they had coated the handles with silicone or something
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Limited Lifetime Warranty
Stainless-steel construction for long lasting performance
Multi-layer base w/ copper bottom for fast, even heat distribution
Riveted stainless-steel handles ergonomically designed for comfort
Glass lid allows you to watch cooking progress. Vented hole lets steam escape to prevent boiling over
Dishwasher safe; oven safe to 500 degree f;
Safe for all cooking methods including induction
Limited lifetime warranty
Dishwasher safe professional
High quality hard anodized body
Coated with Thermolon healthy ceramic non-stick coating
Oven safe (lids up to 220 Degree Celsius/428 Degree Fahrenheit)
Ergonomic stainless steel handle