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★★★★★ A T-fal A821SA Initiatives Nonstick Inside review will not answer these 47 questions. Get the truth from people who own a T-fal A821SA Initiatives Nonstick Inside, including the fact that it won't...

This report about the T-fal A821SA Initiatives Nonstick Inside answers these questions

• Are they oven safe?
• Do we have to use oil for cooking? If we do not use oil the food will stick?
• Can you store food in them for five hours =or more
• Does the glass lid the fits the big pot also fit the big fry pan?
• What size are the fry pans and does the lid for the big pot fit the fry pans?
• Where is this product made?
• When they describe this product as "Oven Safe," does that means the entire pot can be placed in oven for dishes that require finishing in the oven?
• Does the handle get loose overtime?
• Does the nonstick peel?
• Where are they made
• Capacity of pans
• Is this set good for Glass Top stove cooking?
• In my newly rented apartment I have electric stove. The coils heats up. Are these cookware tare right for me? I cook once daily.
• Are the handles more plastic-like or silicon-like?
• How often can you wash these in the dish washer without ruining them?
• Do the 1,2 or 5 quart saucepan/dutch oven lids fit on any of the saute pans? or will I have to find replacement lids for the saute pans?
• Do the lids fit the pans also?
• Does the outside flake off if using gas?
• Is it dishwasher safe?
• Does thos set include the flower steamer?
• Do the saucepan lids fit both fry pans? Thanks!
• Are they induction safe?
• Will they work on induction stove
• Is the red set a bright red or toned closer to a maroon?
• Has anyone had any problems with warping?
• Oven safe?
• Is this induction cookware safe? I ju+
• Do pot lids fit the pans?
• Are they considered "silver stone"? my mother in law needs a new set and she request them to be some what heavy
• Are these pans appropriate for the NuWave Induction cooktop?
• What kind of bottom do these pots have? Is it smooth enamel or aluminum lines? and are all 18 pcs the same bottom?
• Where are these made, country of origin?
• Do any of the lids included fit any sauce pan that does not come with lid, or do I have to buy separate lids?
• Where are they made?
• Can you use metal utensils in this set?
• Do they work with an electric coil stove top?
• The description says that the pans do not have interior rivets, but the picture clearly shows that they do. Owners? Do they?
• Do they Secure by screws or rivets?
• Do these work on an induction hob? or can u tell me if they are at least magnetic?
• They are made in Brazil
• How is the quality of these items?
• Is the red color a candy apple red or an orange red?
• Can you use them with induction cooktop?
• So these are the safe ceramic inside?
• Induction stove safe
• ARE THE KITCHEN TOOLS BPA FREE?



QUESTION: ARE THEY OVEN SAFE?
I have made mac & cheese in my pans and put it in the oven for the nice golden top. Haven't tried anything else so far but the papers I got with my pans said they were safe to use in the oven
These pans yes can be used in the oven just not the lids, I used the fryer and the larger pan in the oven at 350 degrees to make soups and more and used pot holders to get them out, they are good pans for the stove top and in the oven as well.
I've had these for a long time and I wouldn't put them in the oven. The handles are plastic.
No! Never put a handled pan in the oven, as it can catch on fire! Use pyrex (glass), enamel, metal for the oven. These pans are for stove top only. Hope this helps
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QUESTION: DO WE HAVE TO USE OIL FOR COOKING? IF WE DO NOT USE OIL THE FOOD WILL STICK?
No you do not have to use oil but beware that your food could burn a lot faster with no oil or butter. Hope this helps
I always used a very slight bit of olive oil. Be careful though, do not use high heat, medium to low is perfect!
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QUESTION: CAN YOU STORE FOOD IN THEM FOR FIVE HOURS =OR MORE
No they are not storage bowls This is sauce pans and fry pans and a big dutch oven
We have done that without any problems. I don't know if you can do it with all foods but it has been OK with us.
Not sure why you would want to... also not sure I am qualified to answer that as I assume there must be some sort of outcome you are trying not to have based on previous experience? Are you concerned with a chemical reaction or a breakdown of the nonstick surface? I would just assume for both of those questions, to not leave food in them overnight. I don't ever do that anyway and that's just because I'm a bit anal in my kitchen. Doesn't mean I'm right though...
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QUESTION: DOES THE GLASS LID THE FITS THE BIG POT ALSO FIT THE BIG FRY PAN?
Yep, it sure does. :)
Yes.
Yes
Not sure about that, I gave the big fry pan to my friend as I had one before I bought this set. You should be able to see the description about this set, and check if they can match.
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QUESTION: WHAT SIZE ARE THE FRY PANS AND DOES THE LID FOR THE BIG POT FIT THE FRY PANS?
The largest pan will fit about 5 pieces of fried chicken, the lid to the pot fits over the pan and works well.
Biggest pan (deep one) is 12" & there's a lid for it...the other pan is 11" & also has a lid...we LOVE these pots & pans...goes with our red kitchen theme & wash up like a breeze...we highly recommend them √√√√
Fry Pans aka saute pans...8", 9.5" and 11''. It has been awhile since I had the set but I do not believe any of the lids fit the fry/saute pans.
I do not know, I bought the set for my son who is a senior in college.
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QUESTION: WHERE IS THIS PRODUCT MADE?
Vietnam. Registed trademark of France
I believe China. But I'm not very satisfied with it it's cheaply made
Sorry,I have no idea. I have this as a Xmas gift and I never had the box open. The lady I gave it to as a gift said she loved them
China?
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QUESTION: WHEN THEY DESCRIBE THIS PRODUCT AS "OVEN SAFE," DOES THAT MEANS THE ENTIRE POT CAN BE PLACED IN OVEN FOR DISHES THAT REQUIRE FINISHING IN THE OVEN?
Yes. Up to 350 degrees.
I have not placed my pots and pans in the oven so i can't tell you what the outcome would be. I usually use oven safe products. Sorry couldn't give you more info!
Yes... but there is a temp limit... it's not supposed to go into an oven that is hotter than 350 degrees F.. the handles and lids are what can't take higher heat. I've done a few things in the oven, start to finish, since getting the cookware last summer and haven't hand any troubles.
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QUESTION: DOES THE HANDLE GET LOOSE OVERTIME?
I haven't ha mine long enough to know. But they seem to be put on very well. I love my new pans.
Yes, but you can tighten it if you find something that fits the head of the screw. And it took a while.
The handles on my set have not.
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QUESTION: DOES THE NONSTICK PEEL?
I purchased this set in February 2015 as a gift for my fiance. He and I use it everyday and it has never peeled. Although, I highly recommend using bamboo utensils while cooking to prevent scratches.
had them for 6 months now i use them 3-4 times a week so far they are good no peeling just follow the directions and oil them down occassionly
I have only had this set for a short time, but I had another set for over 15 years. As long as the user does not use metal utensils or metel scrubbers the pans will stay in great condition.
Havent had an issue yet....im pleased with them so far
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QUESTION: WHERE ARE THEY MADE
I believe they are made in a factory just outside Pun-ty-chin in the south east province of Myanmar. They are shipped to Hong Kong in rice boats, the same rice boats that charlie used in Vietnam. But I'm not 100% sure.
Made in China.
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QUESTION: CAPACITY OF PANS
It is pretty good. When I'm making plain rice I cook two sometimes three cups of rice in the larger saucepan and I even cook potatoes in it with no problem. Of course the jumbo cooker is even better for both. Overall, it is adequate for a family of 5 or 6.
Hope this helps... 8" fry pan 11" fry pan, shares lid with dutch oven 10.24" Griddle 1, 2, & 3 Qt. Covered Sauce Pans 5 Qt. Covered Dutch Oven 5.4 Qt. Jumbo Cooker, with lid Egg pan, english muffin sized
The capacity of the pots and pans are good. I really like the deep skillet that has two handles. I'd rate it 5 out of 5.
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QUESTION: IS THIS SET GOOD FOR GLASS TOP STOVE COOKING?
I had a glass stove a few years ago and my T-Fal set (which was similar to this one) work well on it. Hope this helps.
Yes it sure is! This set has worked well with every stove it's used. Great quality!
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QUESTION: IN MY NEWLY RENTED APARTMENT I HAVE ELECTRIC STOVE. THE COILS HEATS UP. ARE THESE COOKWARE TARE RIGHT FOR ME? I COOK ONCE DAILY.
I don't know
Yes. Still I suggest go for ceramic organic in the same brand
I love my set. The only issue I have is the handles become loose easily. Just tighten with screw driver. Enjoy!
I would assume they would work fine. I cook on a gas stove so it would be a little different from you but they work great and are so easy to clean!
I have an electric stove and the coils heat up. I find that you need to cook with a lower heat as the aluminum pans heat up fast
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QUESTION: ARE THE HANDLES MORE PLASTIC-LIKE OR SILICON-LIKE?
Hard Sturdy Plastic-like
The handles feel plastic
They are more plastic like.
More like a hard silicone, definitely not like cheap plastic.
They are metal with a Teflon like coating
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QUESTION: HOW OFTEN CAN YOU WASH THESE IN THE DISH WASHER WITHOUT RUINING THEM?
I purchased this set for my daughter, but I have been using T-fal pot/pans since '93. One thing I have found is if you don't use metal utensils, they will last for 20+ years.
I wash mine all the time in the dishwasher. I haven't had any problems with it. They still look brand new
I am not sure. I season(ed) them as instructed and they are simple to clean so I NEVER put them in the dishwasher. My only complaint is I cannot use metal cooking utensils on them and I prefer metal over plastic but overall the cookware is fantastic.
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QUESTION: DO THE 1,2 OR 5 QUART SAUCEPAN/DUTCH OVEN LIDS FIT ON ANY OF THE SAUTE PANS? OR WILL I HAVE TO FIND REPLACEMENT LIDS FOR THE SAUTE PANS?
Actually, I don't think the lids match the saute pans. Wish it's helpful:)
all great
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QUESTION: DO THE LIDS FIT THE PANS ALSO?
Yes.
Not sure what you mean by pans. If it is the frying pans the answer is no, if it is the sauce pans the answer is yes.
Don't know, donated them to goodwill. BUT they are sold retail new for about the same price!!!
Yes, the lid fits perfectly on top of the pan.
No, at least not on the larger pans. I was so disappointed the other night when I was cooking a large amount of rice. The lid on did not fit and then I checked the lid on the large frying pan....that didn't fit either. Now I have a dilemma about trying to return the pans.....what a pain.
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QUESTION: DOES THE OUTSIDE FLAKE OFF IF USING GAS?
No
it has not yet and does'nt look like it will just wait for pan too cool down before you wash it in warm water have not had a problem yet i use the frying pans almost every nite
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QUESTION: IS IT DISHWASHER SAFE?
I didn't keep the set but I highly doubt it.
These ARE dishwasher safe. WARNING! We have had these now for several months in daily use. They ARE reasonable in quality for the price but are NOT up to the name and standard of the brand we knew. They have not been been able to stand up to our family of six but may be better for a starter home, that grad going out for the first time alone, or family of three or less. We would not repeat this purchase and would move "up" some for real use in our home.
YES IT IS
yes
Yes. Im sure.
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QUESTION: DOES THOS SET INCLUDE THE FLOWER STEAMER?
It was supposed to be included but was not shipped.
No only what's in the pic
The steamer came with the 10 piece set, I dont see it listed with the 18 piece set.
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QUESTION: DO THE SAUCEPAN LIDS FIT BOTH FRY PANS? THANKS!
One of the sauce pan lids fits the larger fry pan... but there isn't one to fit the 8 inch one.... but... if you happen to have a set of the Tfal 'hot spot' version.. the 2 quart lid from that set fits.. but doesnt' have the vent hole. I checked out all the lids before tossing my old set.. (former house mate used PAM on them and ruined them all)
Susan, the lids fit accurately and flawlessly.
Of the 3 fry pans, only the largest has a lid that fits.
No it does not, unfortunately.
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QUESTION: ARE THEY INDUCTION SAFE?
They are great for glass tops, but say nothing about induction. I tried a magnet on the bottom of one of them (a test of induction receptivity) and it did not stick.
Yes they are.
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QUESTION: WILL THEY WORK ON INDUCTION STOVE
I don't believe so. The pots and pans are also lighter, because they are made with aluminum. The pots and pans also have circular slightly raised rings, spaced very close together on the bottom of the pots and pans and is something I have never seen on any pot or pan before. Hope this helps!
Yes it should be good to handle a electrical top stove with no problem!
The person I bought them for used them on a ceramic top stove and they work fine on it. I am not sure if that's what you have.
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QUESTION: IS THE RED SET A BRIGHT RED OR TONED CLOSER TO A MAROON?
It is a bright red.
Sorry I can't help...We have the grey set.
Not maroon. It's pretty darn red.
The set of cookware is red, not maroon
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QUESTION: HAS ANYONE HAD ANY PROBLEMS WITH WARPING?
I've had the set for abput 2 months now and have npt had any problems with it. Based on experience thus far, I would recommend.
Very slightly with my largest frying pan. I've had it about 3 months.
No not here
Yes Nice set for the price but, I dropped one. And it did warp easily. I still find them great for the price and they are definitely holding up nicely.
Perhaps warping is what has caused the lids to not fit. I have two pots of which the lids do not fit.
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QUESTION: OVEN SAFE?
It said it was oven safe to 350 degrees but I haven't tried them in the oven yet, sorry I could not help.
Haven't tried mine in the oven yet but it,s pretty durable so it should be okay
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QUESTION: IS THIS INDUCTION COOKWARE SAFE? I JU+
This cookware was not induction. It is regular teflon cookware. I have had no trouble with it.
I'm not sure. I recall seeing news accounts of the glass lids exploding. However, that was quite some time ago; I would assume the problem has been addressed. I have had my set for almost a year, and it has performed well. I wash the glass lids only on the top dishwasher rack, just as one more measure of safety. I suggest you do the same. Note: I don't cook on the stovetop very much.
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QUESTION: DO POT LIDS FIT THE PANS?
The previous answer before me is totally wrong. The lids DO NOT fit the pans(skillets). The lids only fit the pots(cookers).
yes
Yes they seem to
Yes it does
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QUESTION: ARE THEY CONSIDERED "SILVER STONE"? MY MOTHER IN LAW NEEDS A NEW SET AND SHE REQUEST THEM TO BE SOME WHAT HEAVY
No they are not "silver stone" and are not a heavyweight pan at all. I do not recommend this set and look forward myself to replacing when I get my income tax check. I do not recommend the T-Fal brand including the over sized poorly performing toaster.
They are greyish in color not sliver.
Is WHAT considered to be "Silver Stone". I am in the dark. sorry I couldn't help.
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QUESTION: ARE THESE PANS APPROPRIATE FOR THE NUWAVE INDUCTION COOKTOP?
Yes
I would think they would be fine. They have ridge circles on the bottom for even heating and cooking.
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QUESTION: WHAT KIND OF BOTTOM DO THESE POTS HAVE? IS IT SMOOTH ENAMEL OR ALUMINUM LINES? AND ARE ALL 18 PCS THE SAME BOTTOM?
Aluminum lines and all the same
Hello there, all have aluminum lines, and also the same. hopefully you received the strainer. Nice pots though.
they have the aluminum on all the pots, I really love the way they cook and the handle are good also, I would highly recommend them
I don't know. I bought it as a gift.
Aluminum lines all the same
Im not sure, this was a gift
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QUESTION: WHERE ARE THESE MADE, COUNTRY OF ORIGIN?
I really don't know where it was made or country of origin.
On the box it says "Made in the USA or Imported"
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QUESTION: DO ANY OF THE LIDS INCLUDED FIT ANY SAUCE PAN THAT DOES NOT COME WITH LID, OR DO I HAVE TO BUY SEPARATE LIDS?
All sauce pans have lids. You do not have to buy any lids. Thank you.
No need to buy separate lids, the lids included fit all.
The sauce pans all have lids that fit. However, none of the sauce pan lids fit any of the frying pans.
The same lids that fit the pots will fit the sauce pans.
The lids are included with the sauce pans. One lid fits both the larger pot and skillet.
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QUESTION: WHERE ARE THEY MADE?
I am not sure where they are made and I've already thrown the box away. Sorry
I believe there made in France.
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QUESTION: CAN YOU USE METAL UTENSILS IN THIS SET?
The metal would scratch it and it could get hard to wash.
I wouldn't. It will scratch the Teflon. It is not a very sturdy set.
I recommend not using metal utensils, as it will mar the non-stick coating. We use plastic or silicone utensils in ours.
no it is best to use wooden or made for Teflon utensils
I use plastic because usually when you use metal utensils on metal pots and pans it messes up the pots and pans.
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QUESTION: DO THEY WORK WITH AN ELECTRIC COIL STOVE TOP?
Yes that's what I have and they work great
I'm not sure...I have a gas stove. Sorry
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QUESTION: THE DESCRIPTION SAYS THAT THE PANS DO NOT HAVE INTERIOR RIVETS, BUT THE PICTURE CLEARLY SHOWS THAT THEY DO. OWNERS? DO THEY?
Oh yes, they do. That's one of the things I don't like about them, especially compared with the old versions.
Yes, there are two interior rivets that connect the handle to the pot.
No, they are smooth. Very nice cookware for the price.
yes they do, bit dont affect anything. Great pans
They most certainly do; each and every one.
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QUESTION: DO THEY SECURE BY SCREWS OR RIVETS?
They are Phillips screws, no rivets!!
Screws but they get loose fast.
screws
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QUESTION: DO THESE WORK ON AN INDUCTION HOB? OR CAN U TELL ME IF THEY ARE AT LEAST MAGNETIC?
I don't have that kind of stove, so I can not give you an answer to your question. I have this customer service # and you can ask them directly http://www.t-falusa.com/Consumer+service/Contact+Us/Contact+Us+USA.htm Hope this was helpful. Mrs Angel Graziano Enjoy your set :)
sorry... i do not know...i have a glass top frigidaire range...have no problems with t fal....
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QUESTION: THEY ARE MADE IN BRAZIL
as long as not from China
T-Fal is made in America; Millville, NJ
It says Made in China
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QUESTION: HOW IS THE QUALITY OF THESE ITEMS?
I think it's good enough for not very long term use.
This hasn't been the best. I've had the set for a little over three months and some of the handles are getting looser (which worries me, god forbid I spill hot oil on myself). They're easy to clean and store. I'd say they're good for a first apartment or on a budget, but if you could afford more, I'd get another set. I will be replacing this set soon.
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QUESTION: IS THE RED COLOR A CANDY APPLE RED OR AN ORANGE RED?
Apple red
It's a bit darker than a candy apple red.
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QUESTION: CAN YOU USE THEM WITH INDUCTION COOKTOP?
yes that is what i have, but invest in the better set.. this one is not any good.. it is the cheaper version.. handles all loose in few uses. thinner walls than last set i purchased
No Sheila can't use the T-fal cookware on an induction cooktop. I have a electric glass cooktop & they cook great on it,I hope this helps you? I love my set.
I have a electric stove...so yes.
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QUESTION: SO THESE ARE THE SAFE CERAMIC INSIDE?
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
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QUESTION: INDUCTION STOVE SAFE
THESE DO NOT WORK ON A NuWave Induction Cooktop
not compatible with NuWave Induction Cooktop. Induction cooktops usually require a magnetic material; this set is made of aluminum which is not magnetic. do not buy these if you want to use for induction cooktops.
yessssss they cook great and heat good tooo..
Yes.
Only STAINLESS STEEL cookware is compatible with induction cookers...
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QUESTION: ARE THE KITCHEN TOOLS BPA FREE?
Yes
Yes
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QUESTION: WHAT IS THE AMAZON ASIN NUMBER FOR THIS PRODUCT?
The ASIN is B000063YA3

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