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A T-fal C111SC Signature Nonstick Thermo-Spot Review Won't Answer These 53 Questions - Part 1 of 2

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★★★★★ A T-fal C111SC Signature Nonstick Thermo-Spot review will not answer these 37 questions. Get the truth from people who own a T-fal C111SC Signature Nonstick Thermo-Spot, including the fact that it won't...

This report about the T-fal C111SC Signature Nonstick Thermo-Spot answers these questions

• What size are the pots and pans? Meaning the qt. size.
• Are they good for induction cooktops?
• Do these pots and pans contain a teflon coating?
• Is the large pot an 8 quart stockpot?
• Which country made?
• How do these pans hold up on a gas stove?
• Is the interior PAOF free?
• What kind of bottom do these pots have? Is it smooth enamel or aluminum lines? and are all 12 pcs the same bottom?
• The last 2 sets of cookware I had were red, and the paint started to chip when I put them in the dishwasher.. Do these have that problem?
• Are the handles a hard plastic or more of a soft rubber feel?
• Can you use metal utensils
• Materials that are the handles of pots and pans???
• Can this be used on induction stoves?
• Where these made in France of China?
• Can these be used on a coleman camp stove?
• How long is the handles on the fry pans
• Will these pots rust?
• Are the handles getting hot?
• Are the bottoms of these pans and griddle the solid black smooth brushed finish?
• Watched the video and I'm still confused.. Does this set come with a fried steak?
• What's the size of the saute/fry pans? From the packaging if possible. I've read the description on amazon is wrong.
• Do the lids to the pots fit the skillets as well?
• Are the black, red and blue sets the same quality? Why the list price for the red set is much bigger?
• Are the saucepans also coated or just the skillets?
• I cook daily and use high heat while cooking. I am concerned about the thickness of the pans and if they withstand high heat.
• Where is it manufactured?
• Do I need to season these pans before using them?
• Can you use cooking sprays on these pans?
• It is T-fal, not Tefal right?
• Why are you charging Australian customers more for this product when the AUD$ is higher than the US$
• Do the lids from the pots fit on the sautee pans?
• Can you use sharp objects
• Can these pots be used on glass or ceramic flat top stoves? Some pots cannot and it's not always specified on details.
• Is it dishwasher safe
• Do the lids flip over and lay nicely inside the pot so you can stack them for storage?
• Does anyone know if this particular set of T-Fal pots has the soft handles?
• Will the 5 quart dutch oven lid fit the 11" frying pan? Also, are these good for propane gas cooking? Thanks.



QUESTION: WHAT SIZE ARE THE POTS AND PANS? MEANING THE QT. SIZE.
Thank you for your question. 12-piece set: 8-inch saute, 11-inch saute, 10.25-inch griddle, 1-quart saucepan, 2-quart saucepan, 5-quart Dutch Oven, 3 nylon tools
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smallest pot: 2 cups ( I make tomato soup in it - one can soup and one can milk or water; middle size: 1 quart + 2 cups; large pot: 4 quarts + 2 cups. Leaves about an inch to the top of pan. griddle: 10 inches; 7 1/2" fry pan and 8" fry pan. Just right for me. Hop this helps you.
Corrections on fry pans. one is 7 1/2" and one is 10 inches. The smaller 2 cup pot is just right for a can of tomato soup and one can of water or milk.
1qt, 2qt, 5qt..... , pans 6" & 10"...check out the website, all questions will be answered...
Ok, will answer as best as I can. The small one I think is a quart. The next size is I think 2 quarts. The Large Pot is like for Spaghetti, stew, etc. Not sure of the size, but huge. The skillets are small, and medium. You can not go wrong with this set. I am not professional, but what I cook, it works well, and cleans up easy. Very durable. Good Luck.
Short Answer: 1-qt covered sauce pan, 2-qt covered sauce pan, 5-qt covered dutch oven, 8" fry pan, 11" fry pan, 10.25" square griddle. Also included in the set are 3 tools [utensils] [Though not specified, the picture shows a slotted spatula, a solid spoon and a ladle.] A tip for anyone having trouble finding this set on T-fal's site: Initially, I had difficulty following the advice given in one answer, to "check out the website, all questions will be answered...": I couldn't find this product on T-fal's website because I didn't know what search term to use. Then I looked at the product page on Amazon again, and noticed the product number (C112SC74,) listed under ""Frequently Bought Together." A search for "C112S C74" on T-fal's site resulted in a link to the product page. Once there, I clicked the "Available Range" tab, where I found this 12-piece cookware set and the list of what is included in it. This answer is long, but I wanted to share my experience with everyone else who decides to look this set up on T-fal's site, so that no one else would have to be frustrated, as I was at first.
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QUESTION: ARE THEY GOOD FOR INDUCTION COOKTOPS?
No
Yes
No, unless you use an induction disc under the T-fal cookware in question. Cooking using Induction, the cookware must be magnetized and flat bottom. Test your cookware you are using. If a magnet sticks to it you can use it with induction cooking. Magnetized stainless and cast iron will work.
Yes
No
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QUESTION: DO THESE POTS AND PANS CONTAIN A TEFLON COATING?
i can not say. it does not say in the manual. It just keeps saying T-Fal non stick coating. It does say that the coating is designed not to chip, but if it does, it is not harmful. It also says in the manual that cooking at ultra high settings can cause emission of fumes from the non-stick coating that can be dangerous for certain animals with very sensitive respiratory systems, such as birds, so they should not be kept in the kitchen. If you want to call them, their phone number is 1-800-395-8325 in the USA and 1-800-418-3325 in Canada. Hope that helps.
It's T-Fal. It's much better than Teflon.
Teflon is the name of a non-stick coating developed by Dupont. Because it is branded, I'd expect that you'd see the name listed if it was being used. I do not know how different other non-stick coatings are from Teflon, but I do not believe that this product contains the specific coating that can be called Teflon.
Yes non stick
Sadly, I think they do.
Teflon was banned for use on pots and pans several years ago, so I hope they're not still using it....
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QUESTION: IS THE LARGE POT AN 8 QUART STOCKPOT?
no crockpot included in this set
Hello- the largest dutch oven in this set is a 5.5 quart dutch oven with a lid. Here is what is included in this set: 7.75-inch and 10-inch fry pans, 1-quart and 2-quart sauce pans with lids, 5-quart dutch oven with lid, 10.25-inch griddle, spoon, ladle, slotted spatula. Thanks. Bonnie
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QUESTION: WHICH COUNTRY MADE?
I looked on the pots but it is unmarked and unfortunately I threw the box away. Try the manufacturers website.
The set I've purchased is currently wrapped up as a birthday present for my father, but upon a quick Google search the T-fal C112SC74 set is made in France.
*Heavy gauge aluminum construction with vented glass Lids *Ergonomic, stay-cool handles *Safe to use with metal utensils *Compatible with all cooktops except induction *Nonstick exterior for fast and easy cleaning *Dishwasher safe *Oven safe to 350°F *Made in China CHINA
T-fal has become the leading non-stick cookware maker worldwide and a world leader in pressure cookers, electrical cooking appliances, food and beverage preparation, irons and scales. Present in 120 countries,T-fal USA, is headquartered in West Orange, NJ, with a 513,000-sq.-ft. warehouse facility in Millville, NJ that also serves as its North American distribution center. T-fal is one of only a handful of companies that markets both cookware and small appliances in the US... http://www.t-falusa.com/
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QUESTION: HOW DO THESE PANS HOLD UP ON A GAS STOVE?
I was given a single fry pan I have been using on my gas range for over a year. Works so good, I just ordered the whole set.
Sorry I Can't help, I'm all electric
I couldn't tell you, since mine is a glass top electric. Clean up is key, esp the underside
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QUESTION: IS THE INTERIOR PAOF FREE?
I have no idea. I did some research for you and found this on the T-Fal website. Hope it helps. T-FAL non-stick coatings do not contain PFOA. PFOA is a component used to manufacture polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE), an ingredient in non-stick coatings. At 300° C (572° F) PFOA has a half life of 0.14 seconds, meaning that half the PFOA present is destroyed in this period of time. This means that in one second at this temperature it goes through seven half lives so that 99.2% of PFOA is destroyed. PTFE is cured on cookware at temperatures above 300° C and typical curing time is ten minutes (600 seconds, or 4,285 half lives). PFOA is not present in the final cookware product. In 2003, independent analysis conducted by three different laboratories confirmed that no PFOA is present in T-FAL's non-stick cookware products . Our products are safe and adhere to the rigid quality standardization and environmental testing of Groupe SEB, our parent company.
im not sure,, is there a w ay to tell that ?
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QUESTION: WHAT KIND OF BOTTOM DO THESE POTS HAVE? IS IT SMOOTH ENAMEL OR ALUMINUM LINES? AND ARE ALL 12 PCS THE SAME BOTTOM?
these are aluminum and the bottoms have a copper element design that looks like the electric stove top.
they are smooth with a design. The pans work very well- especially for the price
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QUESTION: THE LAST 2 SETS OF COOKWARE I HAD WERE RED, AND THE PAINT STARTED TO CHIP WHEN I PUT THEM IN THE DISHWASHER.. DO THESE HAVE THAT PROBLEM?
Not at this time
The ones I have are black. I bought them about a month ago and so far so good, no chipping experienced. (I hand-wash mine)
I really don't know. Since my last set of T-Fal I have been very careful with these. No Dishwasher and warm soapy water
I have the black set so I can only speak for that. I haven't had any problem with the Teflon or paint chipping or scratching. This is really is a great value.
I bought this set for my in-laws, I haven't heard them talking about the paint chip issue yet, maybe because they are still brand new. I will ask them later. But I have a red nonstick set from Cuisenart and the sales person told me that it's better not to use the dishwasher to wash the nonstick cooking ware, so I always wash them by hands. So far it's been 3 years, the paint is still good, no chips.
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QUESTION: ARE THE HANDLES A HARD PLASTIC OR MORE OF A SOFT RUBBER FEEL?
They are a hard plastic, and are dishwasher safe.
Hard plastic
Yes they are a hard plastic.. Very well made. I've had mine for at least 3 mths so far. They still going strong
Hard Plastic
The handles is a hard platisc
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QUESTION: CAN YOU USE METAL UTENSILS
Definitely not. They will damage the non-stick surface.
Metal will scratch and cause things to stick.
You can't used metal utensils
You can, but it is not recommended. This product is Scratch Resistant, not Scratch Proof and therefore you run the risk of scratching the non-stick coating, which would not be covered by the warranty. That is why the set is packaged with the three nylon tools. I hope this helps.
i have used metal tongs and a metal whisk and they were fine.
I have been using metal tongs with the sent and have not had any issues. However, the use of the tongs are very subtle interaction with the pots themselves.
No, you will ruin the non stick surface, I suggest bamboo
I believe the manufacturer says that it's safe, but I personally wouldn't. The utensils that come with the set are some of the sturdier plastic ones I've come across. Hope that helps.
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QUESTION: MATERIALS THAT ARE THE HANDLES OF POTS AND PANS???
metal with a hard plastic wrap around the whole handle does not get hot. This is my second set of T-fal and I like these better than the first set.
A hard plastic; and the handles do not get hot.
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QUESTION: CAN THIS BE USED ON INDUCTION STOVES?
A magnet does not stick to the bottom and it does not work on our induction cooktop.
Yes they can.
i think so. because induction stoves is good also in this kind of cookware. Chefs cannot cook with such materials as copper, aluminum, or glass. Some makes of stainless steel pots and pans are conducive to cooking on an induction cooktop while others are not. When in doubt, cooks should test their present cookware with a magnet - if it sticks to the pot, it will work on the cooktop. Nonstick Cookware Nonstick varieties of T-fal cookware are not intended for use on glass cooktops. The metal plate built into the bottom of the cookware can potentially scratch the cooktop, causing the enamel coating to come off and fuse with the glass surface. This is a potential hazard with all varieties of T-fal cookware that feature a nonstick and enamel color coating.
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QUESTION: WHERE THESE MADE IN FRANCE OF CHINA?
Since I threw out the box months ago, I checked the warranty information insert, and it did not say where the product was made. It only listed customer service in both the US and Canada.
China
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QUESTION: CAN THESE BE USED ON A COLEMAN CAMP STOVE?
Hi Tiara, I just went to the website for Coleman camp stove, to see what the stove looks like. I'm sure the pots and pan are durable I'm sure you won't have a problem with them. But if your not sure go to the their website and you can send them an email.
Haven't tried that,but they work on electric and gas stoves. So why wouldn't they work on a coleman.
The smaller ones I would guess. However IF I were you, I would double check the Diameters on the pots and pans and the surface area on your stove to make sure they fit. The large pot is like a soup pot. I would say between 8'and 10' in diameter but I'm really not sure. The two smaller pots should fit. The large pan is also about 8-10in. There is a small one included. also take mind of the weight you are going to put on the camp stove and how mush weight it would actually support.
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QUESTION: HOW LONG IS THE HANDLES ON THE FRY PANS
About 7".
griddle pan = 7-1/2"; 10" pan = 7"; 7" pan = 6"
Sorry for the late response. The handles are just under 7inches long from pan.
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QUESTION: WILL THESE POTS RUST?
We have been using them heavily for almost a year, and it hasnt started to rust yet.
Well, under the Teflon coating it's aluminum. Does aluminum rust? Not sure. But if the coating is intact it shouldn't rust. I've had mine for about a month so the coating is in place.
Nope. This is my second tfal set, and I have never had any issues with rust. I have had the first set for years now, and they are still in good shape.
I haven't had them that long. I purchased for a change in color. My old set of T-fal is still in great condition and I've had them over 10 years
This is the first set I bought of T-fal for myself. My daughter had a set for 11 years an never had any rust on them even though her one fry pan had a bad scratch across the center of pan.And yes I am still cooking and loving it.
The pots will not rust
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QUESTION: ARE THE HANDLES GETTING HOT?
Mine handles are not getting hot, perfectly fine!
no
The best non-stick pan every. Buy them you will be happy.......
No, they are not.
No. Handles are'nt getting hot.
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QUESTION: ARE THE BOTTOMS OF THESE PANS AND GRIDDLE THE SOLID BLACK SMOOTH BRUSHED FINISH?
All of the pans, including the griddle, have a copper heat-dispersion system built in to the bottom, however, the pans other than the griddle are smooth. The griddle's bottom is smooth in the center, but has rough, concentric rings of ridges around the outside corners. These ridges are far enough away from the center that the'll not touch a raised burner. They might scratch a flat, glass stovetop, though.
Outside bottom is smooth black with copper rings. Inside bottom is smooth black with a grey sort of chicken wire pattern and a heat sensor in the center.
I wish I could help. They were a housewarming gift for my daughter. If I recall correctly they were a smooth finish but I couldn't tell you if they were black or steel.
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QUESTION: WATCHED THE VIDEO AND I'M STILL CONFUSED.. DOES THIS SET COME WITH A FRIED STEAK?
Yes, as well as a chef and a kitchen staff to serve it in golden plates to be eaten with silver table ware
It'd better
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QUESTION: WHAT'S THE SIZE OF THE SAUTE/FRY PANS? FROM THE PACKAGING IF POSSIBLE. I'VE READ THE DESCRIPTION ON AMAZON IS WRONG.
Mine were exactly as advertised as far as the sizes.
The 8" is actually 7.5 and rhe 11" is only 10".
I do not have the packaging. I measured them across the top of the pan: 10 inch square flat skillet, 7 inch small fry pan, and 10 inch large fry pan. I love these pans. They are so easy to clean.
I don't know that the description is wrong. I know that the largest saucepan is probably more like not that big. However, you can always purchase an additional saucepan elsewhere if you need it. This is a great product. It cleans very easily. I have owned for over six months, and it still looks new. I would recommend it highly.
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QUESTION: DO THE LIDS TO THE POTS FIT THE SKILLETS AS WELL?
Perfectly
Yes, the lids do fit the skillets.
No...only the small one.
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes, the lids to the pots do fit the skillets.
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QUESTION: ARE THE BLACK, RED AND BLUE SETS THE SAME QUALITY? WHY THE LIST PRICE FOR THE RED SET IS MUCH BIGGER?
i believe that its same, but i `ve owned the blue ones and its amazing stuff !!!! see ya
As far as quality--its the same. The price tend to fluctuate from different sellers and could possibly find a red set for the same price . Also, red tend to be more appealing in the house.
Perhaps it has something to do with different sellers or availability. At the time I bought my set, the red was the cheaper of the three. I would have actually prefer the blue; however, the red was significantly cheaper at the time and had more additional items than the blue that you could purchase to match the set i.e., 10 inch jumbo cooker and 3 qt saucepan.
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QUESTION: ARE THE SAUCEPANS ALSO COATED OR JUST THE SKILLETS?
They are all Teflon-coated. Nice set of cookware!
They are all coated.
They are all coated.
Yes they are all coated
All are coated.
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QUESTION: I COOK DAILY AND USE HIGH HEAT WHILE COOKING. I AM CONCERNED ABOUT THE THICKNESS OF THE PANS AND IF THEY WITHSTAND HIGH HEAT.
Have not had a problem using high heat.....gas.......
No problem at all, these pots and pans are thick and durable. Not cheap metal that will bend
I haven't used all the pans yet but did use the frying pans and griddle. They worked just fine with the things I cooked--bacon and shrimp. The pans are pretty thick although not too heavy to use. They do heat evenly as well. Hope that helps.
When on high for too long, over 10 minutes, they get black burn marks on the bottom. Tgen they begin to smoke.
oh and I forgot to mention in my previous post, I use gas to cook with these pans.
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QUESTION: WHERE IS IT MANUFACTURED?
i think its american eve, but its a nice stuff !!! i m very happy with it !!!
It's is made in the good old USA
I just bought a set and the box says made in china..
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QUESTION: DO I NEED TO SEASON THESE PANS BEFORE USING THEM?
Instructions tell you to do so for non-stick to work properly. Seasoned them and food doesn't stick to them and they clean off with ease.
I'm not sure but I took them out of the box, washed them, and they worked awesome! Eggs, bacon, beef, chicken, or pork...all are perfect, but I use a gas grill not an electric which, in my opinion makes for much better heating and cooking. As for the seasoning, I don't think that's necessary.
I washed them and I used Pam spray (olive oil) the first couple times, but now I don't need to use anything if I don't want to. Nothing sticks. I made pancakes like a boss.
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QUESTION: CAN YOU USE COOKING SPRAYS ON THESE PANS?
Sure
Yes
Yes you can, we always do, the food cooks perfect with out the spray and wont stick, but the sprays do make the food taste a lot better.
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QUESTION: IT IS T-FAL, NOT TEFAL RIGHT?
Tefal and T-fal are the same thing. "In some countries like the United States, Tefal is also marketed as T-Fal." http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tefal
To me, there is the difference, as I own both. Tefal purchased in hk is always made in France. T-fal purchased in the US is always made in China. Does the manufacture place make a difference in the quality? I do feel the red dot thermo works better with French one. They are about the same price, and if I had a choice in the US purchasing Tefal from French with same price, I won't go for T-fal.
on the box says t-fal
Yes. It's "T-fal"!
T-fal.
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QUESTION: WHY ARE YOU CHARGING AUSTRALIAN CUSTOMERS MORE FOR THIS PRODUCT WHEN THE AUD$ IS HIGHER THAN THE US$
Supply and Demand... also because they can...
Importing costs are different maybe?
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QUESTION: DO THE LIDS FROM THE POTS FIT ON THE SAUTEE PANS?
Yes these lids are interchangeable I love that comes in handy
Yes! Its my favorite thing about these pots ;)
Yes they are interchangeable.
Yes they are changable
Yes. From the larger sauce pan. I've found this set takes a little longerto heat up then some of my previous t-fal sets. For now I start the heating on high, then lower the heat. I have a jenn aire electric stove counter top. Hopes this helps
Yes they did. They also fit some of my other branded cookware.
Yes they do - I love everything about these pots and pans!
Yes they do
they do not, hope that helps
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QUESTION: CAN YOU USE SHARP OBJECTS
I wouldn't
I would only use plastic and wooden spoons as it would scratch with metal or sharp objects
Sure Danny. But check with mommy and daddy first.
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QUESTION: CAN THESE POTS BE USED ON GLASS OR CERAMIC FLAT TOP STOVES? SOME POTS CANNOT AND IT'S NOT ALWAYS SPECIFIED ON DETAILS.
Yes they can, that's what I have. I have used these for years on a flat glass top . They are simply the Best
Absolutely! I have a cooktop stove and they work great!
We don't have a flat top, so I truly have no idea. Sorry.
I am sorry Ruth my mother in law has an electric stove with coiled burners. I would think that they would be okay because they exposed to a more direct heat with the electric stove. However glass or ceramic stoves can get super hot as well. I would say yes but I am not certain.
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QUESTION: IS IT DISHWASHER SAFE
Yes
Yes
I've never used a dishwasher to clean them, but I would imagine they are safe, not sure though... They are very good quality and very sturdy :)
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QUESTION: DO THE LIDS FLIP OVER AND LAY NICELY INSIDE THE POT SO YOU CAN STACK THEM FOR STORAGE?
Yea
yes, I have had my set for a year and love them. have ordered this set for my granddaughter. but yes, the lids do flip over and still fit snug against the rim.
Yes they do. They are easily stored with lids on top, they do not slide off.
Not sure what you mean. I am not very organized with my pots and pans, I usually put everything into a cabinet with lids on the top. I would say this is a good starter kit for a first time home owner, it gets the job done and is easy to clean.
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QUESTION: DOES ANYONE KNOW IF THIS PARTICULAR SET OF T-FAL POTS HAS THE SOFT HANDLES?
The handles appear to be hard. They do not hold heat, which is good.
Hard and stay-cool handles
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QUESTION: WILL THE 5 QUART DUTCH OVEN LID FIT THE 11" FRYING PAN? ALSO, ARE THESE GOOD FOR PROPANE GAS COOKING? THANKS.
i use with natural gas and they are ok..not the best. my sauce pot is already chipping.:( im not sure if the lid fits both, sorry.
Hi I have this set and i just tested it and it was a perfect fit :), I'm not sure about the propane gas cooking though, sorry.
Yes, the lid fits both the 11" fry pan and 5 quart Dutch oven. This set works fantastic on our natural gas stove! Honestly, it's the best nonstick cookware I have had.
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QUESTION: WHAT IS THE AMAZON ASIN NUMBER FOR THIS PRODUCT?
The ASIN is B001167VIQ

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