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A T-fal C770SF Signature Hard Anodized Review Won't Answer These 37 Questions - Part 1 of 2

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★★★★★ A T-fal C770SF Signature Hard Anodized review will not answer these 31 questions. Get the truth from people who own a T-fal C770SF Signature Hard Anodized, including the fact that it won't...

This report about the T-fal C770SF Signature Hard Anodized answers these questions

• Can these pans not be used on high heat?
• Are they dishwasher safe?
• Are the handles plastic or silicone? Saw that the silicone handles can be used in oven up to 450 degrees, but plastic only to 350.
• Does all the pans have thermo-spot heat indicator. the one I recieved have 4 theomastat pans(fry pans). Others doesnt have
• Does this set have the maximum anti-warping protection feature?
• What is the difference between model C770SF63 and E918SC74/64?
• Is this set PFOA, PTFE, cadmium and lead free?
• Would these be considered light, medium, or heavy in weight? As far as when you're handling each individual piece?
• Do these pans do well stacked inside each other, just want to know if stacking causes scratching inside them or the outside?
• Can this set be used on a gas range?
• Is this set dishwasher safe?
• Exactly what is included in 18 piece set and what are the sizes?
• Are the pans heavy? I have almost burned myself several times on other cookware.
• What size are the pots
• Does this set tend to warp due to lacking a thick bottom? I need good contact for a smoothtop stove.
• Are the handles rubber or plastic?
• What all is included with the 15 pc set?
• In 4th pic down on the 15pc set there's a 2 handled pan that's not to deep is this included in the 15 set it doesn't show in pik of the whole set?
• Can these work on an induction cook top?
• Is this dishwasher safe?
• Do these have Teflon?
• Is the inside of the cookware smooth, or is it bumpy/textured? Thanks!
• Can these tfal pots be used on a gas stove?
• How deep is the 11.5 fry pan? in the photo it looks shallow. thanks
• Do the lids fit on the skillet pans as well?
• Are these dishwasher safe?
• Do saucepan or other covers fit on top of 8 and 10 inch frying pans? Just want to make sure that I could cover the frying pans tightly with covers.THX
• Induction?
• Is this set anti warp?
• Where are the pots made?
• Are these pots and pans scratch resistant?



QUESTION: CAN THESE PANS NOT BE USED ON HIGH HEAT?
I have used them on high heat without any problems.
I use mine on high heat no problem? What is your concern?
Hi Jennifer. This cookware will hold up well under normal use. I'm not quite sure what you mean by High Heat. If you're going to be frying a lot, then I would go with something that offers a heavy base to conduct heat better. That type of cookware is more expensive, but it is great to cook with. At home I have purchased the Cuisinart 66-17 Chef's Classic Nonstick Hard-Anodized 17-Piece Cookware Set. It's higher quality and more expensive, so it all depends on your price point and the type of cooking you will be doing. Just keep in mind that cookware with a solid base and sides will conduct heat evenly which is better for any type of cooking. Regards, Tom
That depends on your definition of "high" heat. You can turn a stove burner on high for a while but generally shouldn't leave it there once it gets up to temperature. The reason for this has nothing to do with this cookware in particular but rather all non-stick cookware. With any of them if you cook above a temperature that oxidizes the oils (fats) in food then there will be a varnish like deposit left behind which gradually reduces the non-stick properties and this varnish is very difficult to remove without damage to the non-stick coating, and whether cooking in non-stick, cast-iron, or anything else, this varnish is bad for your arteries as well.
They can. It will not hurt them at all. The heating indicator is just designed for cooking meats on lower temps.
Don't know hope so they were a gift.
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QUESTION: ARE THEY DISHWASHER SAFE?
Yes
Yes
Why would you want to put them in the dishwasher? They're truly non-stick pans and a breeze to wash by hand with soap much less abrasive than that used in the dishwasher. I do put the lids in the dishwasher because the tempered glass comes out sparkling clean and spotless.
I wash them in the dishwasher all the time and have no problems they come out clean every time.
No
Yes
Yes
No
No
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QUESTION: ARE THE HANDLES PLASTIC OR SILICONE? SAW THAT THE SILICONE HANDLES CAN BE USED IN OVEN UP TO 450 DEGREES, BUT PLASTIC ONLY TO 350.
Plastic
Their silicone. So, yes they can handle the oven temp of 450. It's shocking though, cause the grip they have feels great.
I believe Austin Ed had the best answer to the question he asked. The pans with the red temperature indicator have the softer feel handle (silicone) handle and the the literature (tag) included with mine said they were oven safe to 450 degrees. I tried it with a recipe that called for 425 in my gas convection oven without a problem. I'm less sure about the hard plastic handled T-Fal pan but I don't think they would mislead you if it weren't true.
The handles are oven safe up to 350-Degree F, use that as your guide!!
They are plastic
I guess it's hard plastic. They are only oven safe up to 350 degrees
I believe Austin Ed had the best answer to the question he asked. The pans with the red temperature indicator have the softer feel (silicone) handle and the the literature (tag) included with mine said they were oven safe to 450 degrees. I tried it with a recipe that called for 425 in my gas convection oven without a problem. I'm less sure about the hard plastic handled T-Fal pan but I don't think they would mislead you if it weren't true.
I'm not sure. They state they can be placed in the oven but I've never placed them in the oven. I don't have any reason to. I like the pans to much to find that out
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QUESTION: DOES ALL THE PANS HAVE THERMO-SPOT HEAT INDICATOR. THE ONE I RECIEVED HAVE 4 THEOMASTAT PANS(FRY PANS). OTHERS DOESNT HAVE
Only the fry pans have them.
Mine also only had thermostat indicator on fry pans.
That's correct! Only pans have those thermo spots. They don't have it on Pots
Only the fry type pan has the thermo-spot the pots do not.
I have not opened it yet, as I am waiting for my son to move out before I break out the new stuff!
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QUESTION: DOES THIS SET HAVE THE MAXIMUM ANTI-WARPING PROTECTION FEATURE?
Not entirely sure. The set itself is great and distributes the heat evenly. The only downside is that it is not a set to run through the dishwasher since it will discolor the brushed aluminium over time. The Teflon has remained in pristine condition and cooks extremely well. But if you want it to *look* better over time, hand wash it.
I believe so , but not 100% positive.
I've been doing alot or research on these T-fal sets on independent review sites and what I've come to see is that if it has the anti-warping feature (like the E918SC64/74) it will be part of the review. So I don't believe this set does have it.
We have never had the experience of a coated utensil bending out of shape, if that's what you mean by "warping." I expect you would have to heat it excessively to have this happen, and if you did, the lining would be spoiled before the pan bent. Hint: don't dry the pans by placing them on a hot burner.
I'm sorry. I have no idea what you are asking. I have had the set for a while now, Haven't noticed any change in it's physical apearance other than a few tomatoe sauce stains on the exterior that I can't seem to get out, even using soft scrub. They are on the small frying pan that my wife tends to use and she is not the best when it comes to caring for things-love her anyway! But, of course that has no effect on it's performance. Sorry I can't be of more help. I really do like this set.
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QUESTION: WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN MODEL C770SF63 AND E918SC74/64?
the T-fal C770SF63 would not work on the PIC induction cook top.Sent it back. And got the T-fal Signature Hard Anodized Oven Safe Nonstick Thermo-Spot Heat Indicator Cookware Set, Gray. works great on my PIC induction cooktop.
The products are functionally the same. The different models just correspond to the different item sets. C770SF63 is more inclusive than E918SC74/64 I believe.
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QUESTION: IS THIS SET PFOA, PTFE, CADMIUM AND LEAD FREE?
According to the specs "The Set is PFOA-LEAD-CADMIUM Free and is recyclable which is environmental friendly." I am not sure about PTFE though.
Upon further research at http://www.t-falusa.com/Tefal+magazine/Recipes/Non-Stick+Safety.htm there is PTFE present in the cookware.
I'm afraid I do not know. My husband got rid of all of the paperwork as soon as he opened his present :-) but I can say this about it, the very first time he used it he had the colander in the pot steaming beans. Walked away from the stove and I commented that I smell something burning and he went in there and all of the water had burned out quite a while ago apparently. The whole bottom of the pot appeared as though the paint or the sealant had bubbled up and it look like black lava after it hardens. It was horrible and we were just going to throw the pot out. But I got out my Mr Clean white sponge and started rubbing it and with quite a bit of elbow grease it all came out. The pot looks brand new.
That I am not absolutely positive, but T-Fal is one of the industry's best to meet regulations concerning safety issues. I would suggest to do a inquiry with Consumer Affairs or on T-Fal web site. I know I have some health issues and also the people that I gave this set to as a gift, it is one of the reasons I choose this set is that I personally have not had any health issues surrounding the use of their (T-Fal) product.
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QUESTION: WOULD THESE BE CONSIDERED LIGHT, MEDIUM, OR HEAVY IN WEIGHT? AS FAR AS WHEN YOU'RE HANDLING EACH INDIVIDUAL PIECE?
I consider them light weights. Obvisely the bigger pan is heavier but I'd still consider it light for its size.
I would call them medium in weight.
I would classify these to be on the lighter end when compared to your average pans. However, they are still very strong and durable.
These are light weight.
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QUESTION: DO THESE PANS DO WELL STACKED INSIDE EACH OTHER, JUST WANT TO KNOW IF STACKING CAUSES SCRATCHING INSIDE THEM OR THE OUTSIDE?
I would recommend not stacking them as this COULD scratch the non-stick surfaces of the pots/pans. With that said I've accidently stacked them a few times and things turned out okay. If your intent to is stack them permanently inside your cabinets then I'd suggest that you place some sort of non scratch material between them. (read: if you use some sort of cloth between pots/pans, you're probably going to be okay)
I have always put a piece of paper towel in between so can't really say.
I stack the pans inside each other. They have not scratched the insides. I also wash the pans by hand. I use host soapy water and a non abrasive cleaning pad. The pans have held up well and still look new.
It is recommend that you do not stack them without putting a soft cloth between each pan to prevent scratching. I purchased inexpensive kitchen towels and always put then between and have been very happy with the results...no scratches to date and the set is worth the few extra seconds
I purchased a hanging rack, I have not stacked them for fear of them ending up like old pans I had and stacked. I would not recommend stacking, the larger ones I put in cabinet I set them next to each other with the lids
I've owned them for a month & have been careful stacking them. I haven't noticed any problems.
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QUESTION: CAN THIS SET BE USED ON A GAS RANGE?
I wouldn't see why not. I love my new set of T-fal!
Yes! As with any pan with a non-stick surface, you do not want to leave it on high heat for long periods of time with out anything in it. Pre-heat your pan for a few minutes, and start cooking.
I have a gas range as well and I haven't had ANY problems with mine at all. They are amazing to cook with and so easy to clean
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QUESTION: IS THIS SET DISHWASHER SAFE?
According to the manual that comes with it: "T-fal cookware with hard anodized exterior is not dish- washer safe."
You won't want to wash them in the dish washer. They get a white haze over the metal that never goes away.
I only wash them by hand because dishwasher will cause a white film that won't go away.
Yes! I at least wash two or three a week in the dishwasher. They still look brand new!
No, it is not. The manual recommends hand washing. I tried putting them in the dishwasher and ended up getting a grey powder film on the outside that rubs off on my hands. Also the grey power gets on other dishes and leaves grey streaks on them.
Yes! I at least wash two or three a week in the dishwasher.
I always wash them by hand
I didnt get a booklet with mine but i've put them in the dishwasher and they've done just fine.
Dishwasher soap eats the anodizing. The caregivers that come during the day to take care of my father won't listen to me about cleaning (or anything else). I've had to remove all good knives and cookware from my kitchen. The one pan I left for them to use is half stripped of anodizing after only a couple months. It was white haze at first, but now aluminum is showing through all over. Not to mention eggs stick after dishwashing. You have to coat the pan with butter or oil to restore the non-stick.
Seems to be :-)
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QUESTION: EXACTLY WHAT IS INCLUDED IN 18 PIECE SET AND WHAT ARE THE SIZES?
just what you see in the picture 2 frying pans which you don't even need any oil to cook in will not stick also a dutch oven 3 dif. sizes of sauce pans lids and cooking utensils these are def. the BEST pots I have ever owned just love them as they heat so even that food actually cooks faster
Exactly what you see in the photo! The pots are awesome!
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QUESTION: ARE THE PANS HEAVY? I HAVE ALMOST BURNED MYSELF SEVERAL TIMES ON OTHER COOKWARE.
These pans are not flimsy; handles are sturdy. Hope this helps.
No they are not heavy. I love them they are very lightweight and so easy to clean, nothing sticks to them.
I'm not sure how to answer that in a useful way. They are much lighter than similar sized cast iron. My impression is that they are similar in weight to similar sized aluminum. My other comment is they will offer no customer support. I tried every method they offered and they would not respond to me nor to the dealer
Unfortunately this question has no true answer. I don't find them heavy but the term heavy is relative term... The complete set weighed less than 50 lbs but they are heavy enough to do an awesome job. No complaints on this purchase.
Im not sure if they are heavy per say, but very sturdy. I love this set. they heat evenly and are so easy to clean. best set I have ever owned!
No these pots and pans are all fairly light weight relatively speaking
What does heavy have to do with burning yourself? Do you mean that if they are too light then you don't realize your own strength and when you go to lift, hot food goes flying everywhere?
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QUESTION: WHAT SIZE ARE THE POTS
various sizes but I thought that was given when you click on details. Anyhow. I have not found a need for any pots of different sizes than what was included.
The three pots are one, two and three quarts. Each has a vented glass lid. The two quart pot's lid also fits the smaller fry pan. Another lid fits both the larger skillet and the Dutch oven. I like the set.
1, 2 and 3 quart
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QUESTION: DOES THIS SET TEND TO WARP DUE TO LACKING A THICK BOTTOM? I NEED GOOD CONTACT FOR A SMOOTHTOP STOVE.
I have had nothing but good experience to include forgetting that I had turned on the burner and coming into a screaming hot skillet. Continues to clean up like a dream no warping noted.
Over 6 months I liked it so well I bought the set for my daughter also.
No, it don't. Very good set for its price. I have used T-fal before, my set lasted for seven years. Don't use any metal or sharp objects in it. It will take off lining
I am not sure about warping but everything my wife tried to cook stuck!
I've had kine since November and still flat. Trick is do not put in water to rinse after cooking. Make sure pan is completly cool to wash. If you go from heat to water all pans will warp.
I have a smooth top stove. No warping , they work excellent!!
I have had the set for about 6 months and they have been great. No warping at all. They cannot be put in the dishwasher but they are very easy to clean. Nothing sticks to them and they still look brand new. Do not use metal utensils on them cause it will scratch the coating which will ruin the pans. Use either wood or plastic/rubber utensils
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QUESTION: ARE THE HANDLES RUBBER OR PLASTIC?
I'm not exactly sure, but they feel great and study
Lid handel plastic, hard to tell on the pot handel I'm going with a plastic that has a rubber like finish. Awesome pots and pans easy to clean . I cook on gas no problems. If I pop the pan under the grill I wrap the handel in tinfoil. I have done this a few times to grill and omelette, no damage
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QUESTION: WHAT ALL IS INCLUDED WITH THE 15 PC SET?
Everything that is in the picture is included in the 15 pc set. I don't know what everything is called but there are 2 size saucepans with covers, a chicken fryer pan with cover, large frying pan with cover, Boiling pot with cover, 2 size frying pans and a double boiler with cover. I've been using my set over a year and got my daughter one for Christmas cause I loved mine so much. There are little holes on the covers to vent also. It's a sturdy set and i've had no issues whatsoever. HTH
Hello Dawn: Sorry for the delay. I don't have this pot set but if you look at the picture it shows all the pieces in the set. Just remember the lids are always counted as one piece so a pot with lid is two pieces. Also if you buy a set that has cooking utensils those will be counted at individual pieces as well. Does this answer your question? Ginger l
two frying pans. one big frying pan with led. three sauce pans with leds. one deep pan with led. one deep frying pan with led and one pan with wholes .. you can view pictures and count items and dont forget to count leds as pieces
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QUESTION: IN 4TH PIC DOWN ON THE 15PC SET THERE'S A 2 HANDLED PAN THAT'S NOT TO DEEP IS THIS INCLUDED IN THE 15 SET IT DOESN'T SHOW IN PIK OF THE WHOLE SET?
In the 15-piece set I purchased, there is a 2-handled pan included and I measured the depth to be 5". Hope this helps.
Yes
No, that two handle pan is not included. Not sure why they show a pic of it.
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QUESTION: CAN THESE WORK ON AN INDUCTION COOK TOP?
yes.
I think it can. I have an induction oven with a smooth top. I know it says to pick up and move a pot rather than sliding, but that was the limit. You may need to write to T-fal to be absolutely certain. So far, I love mine. No issues whatsoever and I love the cleaning - nothing sticks.
I'm not sure about an induction cook top stove with these pans. I have an electric stove top. But if you go to YouTube video and watch the video regarding induction stove tops with different types of pans. States if you place a magnet on bottom portion of pan and it sticks then the pan will work.
They are not supposed to be used on an induction surface according to the manufacturer.
not sure. I have gas and they are perfect! this set is amazing. easy cleaning and easy cooking.
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QUESTION: IS THIS DISHWASHER SAFE?
The pdf from the T-fal website says that hard anodized exterior cookware is NOT Dishwasher Safe.
Yes
Yes, and they clean up very well!
Yes. The company states that they are...upon putting them in the dishwasher a number times we have had no issues.
Yes
It is not dishwasher safe but cleans up very easily.
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QUESTION: DO THESE HAVE TEFLON?
T-Fal is a contraction of Teflon on Aluminum. T-Fal is the company that invented the non-stick pan in 1954. "Since inventing the nonstick frying pan in the 1950's, T-fal has introduced a wide range of cookware collections, culminating in nonstick coatings designed for use with metal utensils and the invention of Thermo-Spot -the first major advance in nonstick since its invention." I have no idea what the specific non-stick material is that T-Fal uses today, but I do know from my use that food DOES NOT STICK to these pans.
They are non-stick. I would assume so but am not certain. The manufacturer recommends med-high heats only.
Yes, they are Teflon coated.
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QUESTION: IS THE INSIDE OF THE COOKWARE SMOOTH, OR IS IT BUMPY/TEXTURED? THANKS!
Smooth
Smooth... very easy to clean.
It is pretty smooth. There is a small amount of texture from the coating but not much.
It is smooth. The bottom shows a pattern, but it is visual only, no texture.
It is smooth.
smooth as Paris Hilton's rear end.
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QUESTION: CAN THESE TFAL POTS BE USED ON A GAS STOVE?
Yes Rachel, they can. What I do is light the burner and then turn it down some before placing the pot on the burner; I'm not sure whether that's really necessary or not but I do it to keep the flame from discoloring the outside of the pan/pot. I am assuming that your stove is the same as mine, i.e. you have to turn it to high for it to light. I actually bought this set for a rental unit but I would not hesitate to buy them for myself-they are very nice. Hope this helped.
Yes they can, and I love mine, I'm 78 years old and they are the best pans I ever had
Sorry, gas stoves are very rare in Hawaii. I haven't had one in 11 years.
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QUESTION: HOW DEEP IS THE 11.5 FRY PAN? IN THE PHOTO IT LOOKS SHALLOW. THANKS
You are correct. The 11.5 inch fry pan is only 1 1/2 inches deep. It has curved sides from the top rim to the bottom and is functional as a wok, or large sauté or omelet pan
Perhaps 3"? It's not overly deep like a wok.
2.5 inch great for fried rice
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QUESTION: DO THE LIDS FIT ON THE SKILLET PANS AS WELL?
Yes, one of the reasons I bought this set was because I wanted lids for the skillets. This is truly the best set of pans I have ever owned.
One lid from the pans fits the smallest skillet and there is a lid that fits the middle skillet.
Perfectly! This is the best set of pans I've ever had. And, I've had some good ones. The metal doesn't mar and cleans so easily on the outside. The inside NEVER sticks. You can stack every single pan in one stack. It's amazing. The lids don't stack, of course. I couldn't be happier with these!
Yes, I love this set!
Yes and these pots and pans are great my mom loves them
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QUESTION: ARE THESE DISHWASHER SAFE?
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
I believe so but I would recommend it
Yes
The instructions say you can - but recommend not. If you use dishwasher, the instruction say that the outside may discolor - and the inside will have to be treated with the usual cooking oil treatment.
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QUESTION: DO SAUCEPAN OR OTHER COVERS FIT ON TOP OF 8 AND 10 INCH FRYING PANS? JUST WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT I COULD COVER THE FRYING PANS TIGHTLY WITH COVERS.THX
Yes, the covers fit on top of the 8 & 10 inch frying pans. You will be happy with this set as there is no shortage of tops. The set is freaking awesome! :-)
Yes, all the pans have lids which are interchangeable and fit tightly. We've used these pans everyday for three months with no complaints whatsoever, best non-stick surface I've used. Following the break-in and usage instructions would be the best advice I could give.
Yes, covers that come with the set fit the 8 and 10 inch fry pans.
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QUESTION: INDUCTION?
The induction works very well. The "red" circle in the middle of the pan lets you know when it reaches the temp you set.
Yes perfectly do
Sorry, I cannot help you. I have a gas range.
I have an electric stove. I don't know about induction.
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QUESTION: IS THIS SET ANTI WARP?
Seems to me that it would take substantial overheating to make this cookware "warp." I haven't seen it happen.
I don't recall it being advertized as "anti warp", but I can say that even with accidental overheating I have not had any of these pans warp. These are easy to clean and very durable as long as you hand wash them.
I don't know what anti warp is, but I can tell you that it has not warped since I received it. This is a great set for the money.
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QUESTION: WHERE ARE THE POTS MADE?
Us
All the t fal pots are made in China, but it really don't matter if it was made in China or made in France. Since I do have also another set which is made in France and I can feel that the quality is almost the same.
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QUESTION: ARE THESE POTS AND PANS SCRATCH RESISTANT?
I don't know about them being fully scratch resistant but I've had a set for ~6 months and I have yet to scratch mine. I just make sure I don't use metallic utensils on them.
I haven't scratched mine but I wouldn't use any metal utensils as I'm sure they can be scratched!!!
Yes they are
I don't use metal utensils, so mine have not scratched. I wouldn't recommend using metal and I do season my pans. Love these my 3rd set in 20 years.
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QUESTION: WHAT IS THE AMAZON ASIN NUMBER FOR THIS PRODUCT?
The ASIN is B00DVZGSOI

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