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A T-fal E91897 Ultimate Hard Anodized Review Won't Answer These 58 Questions - Part 1 of 2

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★★★★★ A T-fal E91897 Ultimate Hard Anodized review will not answer these 25 questions. Get the truth from people who own a T-fal E91897 Ultimate Hard Anodized, including the fact that it won't...

This report about the T-fal E91897 Ultimate Hard Anodized answers these questions

• Why do the instructions say not to use these pans on Medium-High or High heat settings? Isn't that completely ridiculous and unrealistic?
• Has anybody used this pan on a glass cooktop? Looking to buy as a gift.
• Has anyone had any problems at all with food getting stuck to this pan?
• What is the difference between E9189764 and E9389764?
• Is it made in China?
• I just purchased a 10.25'' saute t-fal saute pan w/out a lid. can I order one
• Does anyone know how this compares to the T-fal professional total nonstick fry pan? Same basic functionality, just deeper and with a lid?
• What are the measurements across the bottom of the pan and across the top rim?
• How does it hold up after a few months of use? How about after a year? I'm tired of no-stick pans that give up after two months.
• Does this pan reduce smoke when cooking? Is this a smokeless pan?
• I own a large 12" t fal pan and it is good except the edges gather any oil or liquid so it is not really flat. is this one flat?
• What is the red supposed to do when the pan is hot? I thought it would look brighter, but mine doesn't change at all.
• Is this version also PTFE-free? the description doesn't state but the older version (at least according to amazon) is.
• What is the difference between this one and "T-fal E9380884? just the lid? what size best for eggs?
• How is the base? is it sufficietly thick for anti-warping? I don't care about how heavy it is but it needs to be thick enough for not to warp.
• Does this work on Induction stovetop?
• What is the diameter of the top of the pan and the diameter of the cooking surface?
• Want to use it for an omelette pan and my other t fal 12" tends to have slight raise in center. does this??
• Dishwasher safe or not? box says "dishwasher safe". instruction pamphlet says "t-fal cookware with hard anodized exterior is not dishwasher safe." so?
• What is the maximum temperature at which I can use this pan safely? Is it oven-safe?
• This T-fal part number is listed as a 12" pan on the T-fal website. What is the correct size for this item?
• For the 12 inch version -1. Additional layer at the bottom for even heat distribution?2. What is the actual cooking area in inches?
• Is the non-stick surface Teflon?
• How does it perform on ceramic cooktops? My old Farberware skillet warped. Will this warp also? I can't decide on this or a new Farberware skillet.
• How deep is this pan? I'd like to use it for stir frying.



QUESTION: WHY DO THE INSTRUCTIONS SAY NOT TO USE THESE PANS ON MEDIUM-HIGH OR HIGH HEAT SETTINGS? ISN'T THAT COMPLETELY RIDICULOUS AND UNREALISTIC?
It says aluminum heats quickly and evenly, so high heat is not necessary. I didn't read this before buying, but I too think it's ridiculous. So far, I like my pans. I've been a fan of Tfal for years.
1. The aluminum conducts heat extremely quickly, evenly and maintains the heat better than other pans made of other materials like stainless steel. 2. Low to medium heat offers the best cooking performance for these pans, I love this pan and have used it for everything from frying eggs, grilling cheese sandwich's and searing meat and poultry, it is true, so I use lower heat than I used to and I am amazed at the results. I do think to a point it depends on your stove, but high would be too high for meat , it would burn instead of sear, On my glass top stove sometimes I do use Medium High to heat it for searing at the point the Thermo spot changes color I add the meat and turn it down to medium. 3. The Thermo spot according to the T Fal site changes color at 190 degrees Celsius or 374 degrees Fahrenheit, this is perfe ct to sear meat or poultry, it is too hot for some items such as eggs, (Remember to check your oil and make sure it's smoke point is high enough so you don't burn the oil or the pan.(Example; butter's smoke point 350 F will burn, canola oil's smoke point 400 F will not burn)
the other answers are wrong. the real reason is because the nonstick coating is not supposed to get super hot, or it can release harmful fumes and wear out much quicker. This is true of all teflon type coatings, I believe. Feel free to Google it to confirm.
Yes, that is correct. The non stick coating just isnt up to the task when it comes to high heat. The center portion of your pan may loose it's non stick propertires over time if subjected to repeated high heat settings. An other brand called "Green Pan" became useless for this reason. That coating was supposed to be ceramic too. What ever. Know this. TFal seems to hold up better to high heat than any other pan in its class. It can perform under high heat conditions for at least 2 years. After that, you will definitely notice a loss of non stick and some permanent discoloring in the center. I just use my Tfal pans how I like. I use high heat all the time. If I can get 2 or 3 years out of them, I feel I still got a great deal.
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QUESTION: HAS ANYBODY USED THIS PAN ON A GLASS COOKTOP? LOOKING TO BUY AS A GIFT.
Yes, works very well
I bought the pan to use on my glass top range. It's perfect! The pan has a nice flat bottom so it connects well with the stove surface. I have followed the instructions for bringing the pan up to temp over a medium heat and haven't had any problem with the pan warping. I have owned the pan for several months now and haven't had any problems with the surface either. I'd buy another one of these!
I have a glass cooktop and I love this pan on it. Just don't use very high heat, it will warp.
Not on a glass top stove
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QUESTION: HAS ANYONE HAD ANY PROBLEMS AT ALL WITH FOOD GETTING STUCK TO THIS PAN?
I have never had anything stick. I have even burned a few things and still nothing stuck. As long as you don't scratch it I don't think anything will ever stick
Not so far. I've had them about 6 months. I absolutely love these pans. Have them in 3 sizes. Food just slides around. I especially love them for eggs!! I was never able to flip an egg in my All Clad pans, these make it a breeze! I don't put mine in the dishwasher. They are so easy to clean you just wipe them out. Just be sure to use silicone utensils. No metal! Highly recommended!
No problem whatsoever. This pan is great !!! Nothing sticks to it.
yes we have had food stick to this pan. eggs stick right away. our pans never go in the dishwasher and they never go beyond 6 on the cook stove and they are very well taken care of and yet they stick and stick. we always use a good quality cooking oil and our pans almost look new on the inside and yet they stick. sorry but we do not have an answer to this problem. i would say it is because, 1. they are made in china and they only use a small amount of a product to cover the inside. (why do i say that) because our expensive washer and dryer only had a partial coating of paint on it.our bathroom cabinet only had a small amount of stain on it. china is cheap, cheap, cheap. buy a expensive light for the house and china uses cheap metal and plastic to hang the beads from the lamp and they break off and cannot be fixed. 2. becaus e we cannot find the great product of t-fall pans made in france. i have some old ones and they are wonderfu!!!***** a. try cleaning your pan with soda and water and let that set for awhile and then clean and wipe clean with a paper towell. then oil your pan and let it sit like that till you go to use it. wipe it out with a dry paper towell and then pour some oil in the pan and let it get hot on 4 before you fix your scrambled eggs. that should help and keep doing that if you want a nice pan or see if you can return it. i could not return mine as i had already gotten rid of the receipt and the box, so i was out of luck. have a nice week.graduation is here. here are a few of our new american heros. may they all have a wonderful life in college and full of knowledge that will be used for the betterment of man kind.
No. So far so good. Clean-up is so easy!
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QUESTION: WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN E9189764 AND E9389764?
Depth. T-fal messes with the difference by calling them both combination fry/saute pans, but E9389764 is really a saute pan (straight sides, more depth) good for small stews, braising, etc, while E9189764 is a more conventional fry pan with sloped sides.
I spoke to T-fal customer service this morning. The rep told me the only difference is that E9389764 has an induction plate in the bottom of the skillet and can, therefore, be used with induction burners, E9189764 does not have this plate and will not work with induction burners. Otherwise they are identical.
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QUESTION: IS IT MADE IN CHINA?
RJ, Unfortunately, yes it is. I checked the original packaging and it clearly says Made in China. The only U.S. cookware manufacturers I'm aware of are Lodge, Nordic Ware and All Clad. Even with them some items are made outside the U.S. I try to buy as much U.S. made as I can too. It's becoming more difficult because of our bad trade policies.
There are no markings on the pan and I didn't save the original packaging. I checked with a recent purchase of a T-Fal iron I purchased a few months ago, and the box indicates it is made in China.....I think it is safe to say, the pan is also made there. This did not deter my choice of either products I purchased, because I like T-Fal products, and this pan is really nice - unlike a lot of previous products from T-Fal which I purchased, the inside coating has a nice finish - real satin-like and easy to sauté without sticking, and a wiz at cleaning.
The pan isn't so marked. According to web-site the non-stick process is made in France. I don't have the original packaging; it may have been more definitive. But my bet says yes, it is more than likely made in China.
what isn't made in china? i wanted a t-fall pan from france and all i could find was this skillet. i have not used this one to much but it is nice. the red one has no lid and we usually us 3 to 5 tempeture on the stove . it has never fbeen in the dish washer as they say it is safe, don't count on it. this skillet is just the same as the red one, the red circle does not change color when it heats up like it should. the skillet sticks with eggs no less. everything made in china is crap, crap, crap. what choices does america have? bring back our jobs from foreign countrys so that we can get better products and make america stronger again. hope i answered your question. it does clean easy.
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QUESTION: I JUST PURCHASED A 10.25'' SAUTE T-FAL SAUTE PAN W/OUT A LID. CAN I ORDER ONE
I don't know. I ordered mine with a lid.
I suggest you contact the manufacturer.
Hello Richard, My pan measures exactly 10 inches across and the lid is 9 3/4 inches. I have a 9" lid that fits also but the Tfal lid is made for the pan. I suggest you measure your pan across and then go to a store like Target or Macy's and see if they sell Tfal lids separately, or contact Tfal directly. If not, Walmart has lids that will fit. It is too bad that you did not buy this pan with the special lid that fits it perfectly.
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QUESTION: DOES ANYONE KNOW HOW THIS COMPARES TO THE T-FAL PROFESSIONAL TOTAL NONSTICK FRY PAN? SAME BASIC FUNCTIONALITY, JUST DEEPER AND WITH A LID?
The t-fal professional line is not hard anodized, but aluminum with a stainless steel bottom so it can also be used on induction stoves. They do make this same 12" pan in that line with a top. I believe it's E93898. Hope this helps. The professional line was the one reccommended by Cooks Country, America's Test Kitchen. If you're not worried about induction cooking this hard anodized line is a little cheaper. It will be prone to warping just slightly more than the Professional line because it doesn't have the stainless steel disc on the bottom. However, I have yet to warp my hard anodized one since I am always careful to let it cool down before washing by hand. I also don't throw cold water into it when it's hot as in making a gravy from the fonds.....I just heat the water in the microwave first or use some of my potatoe or pasta water that's already hot....tastes better that way and I need to use less cornstarch to thicken.update: Went searching for the pro model and I was wrong....only available in hard anodized. Still this is one helluva pan and I have yet to warp it or have the pan lose any of it's amazing non-stick properties!Found one in the professional line but it is a 10" skillet with lid #E93897 on sale for $36 4/7/15. Ordered it and will post review comparing to the hard anodized...didn't have a 10" skillet so I'm happy!
Yes, that is why I bought it. It is the same with the bonus of a larger pan with a lid, can't go wrong.
Sorry can't compare, but I will tell you I have been very pleased with this pan. I've used it a dozen times and couldn't be happier.
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QUESTION: WHAT ARE THE MEASUREMENTS ACROSS THE BOTTOM OF THE PAN AND ACROSS THE TOP RIM?
Bottom of pan 10 1/2", rim to rim 12".
9" across the bottom and 10" across the top. It is a straight sided skillet. Really nice skillet
13" across the top, 11" across the bottom. Depth of pan is 2". The transition from the pan bottom to the top rim is a convex curve, so measuring the bottom diameter is a bit subjective. Note that my pan model # is E91898, and the product description refers to it as a 12" pan. There is also an E91897 which is described as a 10" pan.
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QUESTION: HOW DOES IT HOLD UP AFTER A FEW MONTHS OF USE? HOW ABOUT AFTER A YEAR? I'M TIRED OF NO-STICK PANS THAT GIVE UP AFTER TWO MONTHS.
I used mine everyday, so after 1 year it went really bad. Had to toss it! If you don't use it heavily it should be in much better shape after one year. I decided to get another non-stick pan just for cooking pancakes, and use my cast-iron skillet for everyday cooking. I am happy with this arrangement so far.
This is the best pan I have ever used! I love it and was just thinking of buying a couple more. I have had mine for about 6 months and I can tell I'm going to be loving this for years!
well I've had this pan for over seven months and it hasn't show any sign of wear, pan holds it no-stick feature. However I have to admit that I and everybode else in my house take good care of the pan. It is a great product, no doubt about that!!!
I have only had it for a couple of months and am careful not to overheat it. So far it is doing great.
I bought it on March 27th. Still now it works very well. I think the reason for those pan becomes no-stick is that they are not heated evenly and the temperature is too high. Since this pan is really heavy and thick and a red dot to check, the temperature issue is not a matter. Besides it is important to care your no-stick pan such as a oil seasoning before using it for the first time.
Very Good, Highly recommened. Used for 5 months, so far it performed very well
I've had mine since March of this year. There are only my husband and myself to cook for and occasionally company. So far it is doing great--I really like it.
Awesome! Love it! Cooks to perfection!
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QUESTION: DOES THIS PAN REDUCE SMOKE WHEN COOKING? IS THIS A SMOKELESS PAN?
I've never seen any smoke with this or any other pan. This is my second purchase because this pan stands up to heavy duty and never fails.
I use this pan often and have not seen any smoke. I use moderate flame
It hasn't for me If you put oil in there and burn it of course it would smoke but generally speaking it's been great
My wife does the cooking, but I asked her about this, and she said if you are cooking at normal heat, the pan will reduce smoking.
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QUESTION: I OWN A LARGE 12" T FAL PAN AND IT IS GOOD EXCEPT THE EDGES GATHER ANY OIL OR LIQUID SO IT IS NOT REALLY FLAT. IS THIS ONE FLAT?
I have a smooth top range and was looking for a flat bottom pan. This one works very well. I've had it for a couple of months now and have been very happy with it. I would buy another one.
Yes, perfectly flat, and it should stay that way if you avoid extreme heat. It is not apparent from the picture that this is a sauté pan with high vertical sides. Not suitable for omelets. David Roberts
This more of a sauté pan a little deeper but the bottom is flat. I have the 12 inch frying pan as well. Check to see if your stove is level, and some of the burner grates maybe be a little out of wack. Hope this helps.
It sounds like your pan warped in the middle like my old, less expensive one did. This is a much better quality than the others are. Weighs more and has a different interior surfacing. This one is FLAT and should stay that way, too.
seems flat, no residue in the edges. My husband loves it for cooking almost anything that can be cooked in a pan.
Not sure I fully understand the issue you are having? My pan lays flat (bottom of pan) and the top fits fairly well, but doesn't completely seal tight. I have a small gap in between the top lip of the pan and the top, but it doesn't negatively affect the cooking capability as the top also has a hole in it to release steam and thus it's not an air tight seal. I hope this helps.
No, it is not flat. I haven't noticed any gathering of oils, but generally the pan is rather full when I cook in it.
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QUESTION: WHAT IS THE RED SUPPOSED TO DO WHEN THE PAN IS HOT? I THOUGHT IT WOULD LOOK BRIGHTER, BUT MINE DOESN'T CHANGE AT ALL.
i think it heats pan evenly. mine doesn't turn red either.
Mine doesn't change either.
I do not do much preheating. I tried once, just to see if I noticed a change in color, but I didn't notice any. That said, this was not a major issue for me, and the pan has exceeded my expectations as far as non-stick, cleaning, etc are concerned.
It's is designed to keep you mesmerized while fry wonderful foods.
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QUESTION: IS THIS VERSION ALSO PTFE-FREE? THE DESCRIPTION DOESN'T STATE BUT THE OLDER VERSION (AT LEAST ACCORDING TO AMAZON) IS.
No. PTFE is the main ingredient in their nonstick coating. According to their label, PTFE is inert and will pass through the body without being absorbed.
PTFE is used in teflon products, this pan is hard anondized, so yes it is PTFE free
Sorry can't help you, tossed out the wrapping.
The label states no cadmium or PFOA--I think that's the stuff you really need to avoid.
It is NOT SAFE. I just read the manual and it reads, "CAUTION: Cooking at ultra high settings can cause emission of fumes from the non-stick interior that could be dangerous for certain animals with very sensitive respiratory systems, such as birds. Birds should not be kept in the kitchen." First of all, how do you know you're not cooking at ultra high settings? Do you stick your finger or a thermometer into the fire or the pan to check? Blue-flamed fire from the stovetop is surely very hot. Secondly, I am not a bird, but humans belong in the animal kingdom. And if it can hurt my bird, if I had one, it can surely hurt me. My son has asthma; so surely his respiratory system is sensitive. And even for a normal person, prolonged exposure to toxic fumes is never a good thing. Cancer works slowly over t ime, silently killing you day by day. And, even T-fal said it... "DANGEROUS." Well, I trust Canadian products; at least they tell you if you read it.... unlike some unnamed Asian country... hahaha. Returning it tomorrow to Amazon. Replacing it with simple stainless steel pots and pan.
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QUESTION: WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THIS ONE AND "T-FAL E9380884? JUST THE LID? WHAT SIZE BEST FOR EGGS?
Depends on how man eggs you want to cook. This one would be good for up to 4 eggs. I don't know anything about the e9380884
The answer to your first question is ... I don't know! My opinion on the best size for fried eggs is the one that is 6 inches on the bottom and 8 inches across on the top. Wait until one teaspoon of butter starts to bubble and shake pan after the eggs set. Always get the T-Fal with the red spot.
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QUESTION: HOW IS THE BASE? IS IT SUFFICIETLY THICK FOR ANTI-WARPING? I DON'T CARE ABOUT HOW HEAVY IT IS BUT IT NEEDS TO BE THICK ENOUGH FOR NOT TO WARP.
I've never measured it as I don't have the appropriate instruments nor the need to check, but it has not warped on me yet. I have this plus an entire set of the same line, and they are all high quality, durable pots and pans. I've been thrilled with them to be honest, and their non-stick surface is the best I've used.
You should have no problems with warping. I use mine all the time and it is one of my favorite pans.
Base is strong, and has not warped yet. Only suggestion is do not use high heat. Medium or low heat will cook almost anything. Love the pan, been using it for over three months.
I used it for 12 months so far, slight warping, it's slightly noticeable while cooking eggs and when putting oil in it. It's a good pan, but I think it's only designed to last about a year if you're using it daily.
My mother loves this pan & so does my brother-in-law. It is probably their favorite pan. Unfortunately, this week my brother-in-law noticed that it has warped! It is hand washed so we have no clue as to what happened.
It has a good enough bottom that seems it will not warp. I really like it. But if you want to cook healthy, then stick with cast iron. They are pre-seasoned and do not stick to food. I like it better than the T-fal. Ceramic,cast iron and stainless steel are the best for long term health purposes. These 3 do not chip or scatch like Teflon. Who wants that in their food?
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QUESTION: DOES THIS WORK ON INDUCTION STOVETOP?
I don't think it will work. Tried the magnet test on my pan and the magnet didn't stick.
Not too sure as I'm using gas. But I see why not?
I am using it on a natural gas stove, so I cannot say. My suggestion would be to contact T-fal customer service and ask them that specifically. For gas, best pans I ever have used.
I love my T-fal and use it all the time. However, I use it on an electric stove so I don't know how it would work on a convection stove.
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QUESTION: WHAT IS THE DIAMETER OF THE TOP OF THE PAN AND THE DIAMETER OF THE COOKING SURFACE?
Actual size is 101/8". Cooking surface is 9".
revise: Sorry on re-measuring cooking surface is closer to 9"
The pan is 10 inches across the top and about 8.75 across the inside at the bottom. It has become my favorite pan! I have Calphalon and Bialetti. This wins hands down!
The top is 10" from edge to edge and the cooking surface is 8". Also fyi cooking surface is slightly mounded in the middle, so if you're using a small amt of oil it runs to sides. We love the pan and use it every day, takes a while to warm up if you're using a flat surfaced electric stove like we are.
10" and approximately 9" respectively.
I bought 2 skillets but returned one. I returned the 12 inch skillet. The 10 inch I kept measures 10 inches on the top rim and 9½ for the cooking surface.
The top of the pan (measuring from the outside) measures 10-1/8 inch across, the bottom flat surface (outside) measures 9-3/4 inch across. The height is approx. 2-1/4 inch and the lid is 10-1/4 inch across.
I haven't measured, but as the walls are relatively vertical, whatever the description says is the pan's diameter, you might remove one inch from the to get the size of the cooking surface. That's probably not that helpful, but as I said, I never measured.
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QUESTION: WANT TO USE IT FOR AN OMELETTE PAN AND MY OTHER T FAL 12" TENDS TO HAVE SLIGHT RAISE IN CENTER. DOES THIS??
Mine isn't raised in the center. Works great for omelettes
not raised in center at all... I have seen comments about the straight sides. Really no bevel at all.
No raise in the center but sides are straight up.
No raise in center. Works great for everything so far.
I don't have the 10-inch pan, and I bought the 12-inch pan for my son, so I can't really answer your question.
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QUESTION: DISHWASHER SAFE OR NOT? BOX SAYS "DISHWASHER SAFE". INSTRUCTION PAMPHLET SAYS "T-FAL COOKWARE WITH HARD ANODIZED EXTERIOR IS NOT DISHWASHER SAFE." SO?
Honestly, I don't know. I seasoned my cookware as recommended before first time use. Since I do not want to do this process each time, I do not put in dishwasher. However, you will not believe how easy it is to clean. Almost wipe out w/paper towel (soap & water, of course). Personally too easy to put in dishwasher & re-season frequently.
Don't know if it is " Dishwasher Safe " I have never needed to wash it , other than by hand with liquid soap, like Dawn and water then just wipe it dry with a paper towel. This works well.... sometimes I just wipe it clean with a paper towel, since I don't want to mess up the non-stick coating................. jerry
Don't know if it is " Dishwasher Safe " I have never needed to wash it , other than by hand with liquid soap, like Dawn and water then just wipe it dry with a paper towel. This works well.... sometimes I just wipe it clean with a paper towel, since I don't want to mess up the non-stick coating................. jerry I often run ONLYthe glass lid in the dish washer
I have always washed mine by hand--it cleans up very easily. I would not trust it to the dishwasher--could very abrasive to a smooth surface.
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QUESTION: WHAT IS THE MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE AT WHICH I CAN USE THIS PAN SAFELY? IS IT OVEN-SAFE?
It says it is safe to 350 degrees and I believe Cooks Illustrated said the same.
I use it frequently at 300 -- no problem -- but haven't tried higher temperatures because I did not have good experience with another brand which claimed to be safe to 450.
It is not oven safe. Stove top only!
Do not put frying pan in the oven.
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QUESTION: THIS T-FAL PART NUMBER IS LISTED AS A 12" PAN ON THE T-FAL WEBSITE. WHAT IS THE CORRECT SIZE FOR THIS ITEM?
The pan is 10 inches in diameter, exactly.
10"
I can't vouch for the T-fal website, but when I purchased this item from Amazon, I got a 10" diameter pan with lid as per Amazon's description. It's also about 2.5 in deep. Hope that helps.
this is actually a 10" and 2.5" deep. Even though it did not come the correct size for me I still enjoy using this size and the depth is great for sauces.
No this is actually a 10 inch. I purchased based on model number since that generally more reliable than description which is indicated on the tfal site as a 12. I was disappointed to find out the is actually a 10.
The number on the pan I ordered from Amazon iw The number on the pan I ordered was E9189764 and it is 10 inches e9189764
there seems to be a mix up in their sizes listed.... i ordered a 12in but got a 10 in
I bought one of these pans and its a good size 10" pan.
The item that was shipped to us was a 10" pan with lid and was told it was listed wrong on the website.
As everyone has stated, this is a 10" pan verified by my Stanley tape measure.
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QUESTION: FOR THE 12 INCH VERSION -1. ADDITIONAL LAYER AT THE BOTTOM FOR EVEN HEAT DISTRIBUTION?2. WHAT IS THE ACTUAL COOKING AREA IN INCHES?
For the 10 inch pan that I ordered, the actual cooking area is 9".
I bought the 10 inch pan, and according to my ruler, the inside cooking area is roughly 9 1/2 inches. I don't know about the additional layer.
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QUESTION: IS THE NON-STICK SURFACE TEFLON?
I don't think so. I hate non-stick pans with Teflon. This does not at all look like it.
Don't know how to tell just by looking. Doesn't look or feel like the teflon coatings of 40 years ago. The 12" is continuous charcoal grey non gloss no stick. This 10" feels the same but is fine checkerboard with the heat dot in the center. Take a chance and try it. It's amazing these pans are so low priced. I hesitated because they're so low priced was pleasantly surprised by the high quality !
No, I don't think itsTeflon but here is their website explaining more about the product. http://www.t-falusa.com/Tefal+magazine/Recipes/Non-Stick+Safety.htm
It says it is hard anodized so I don't think so. This is a great pan and I use it all the time. I never put my pans in the dishwasher so I wouldn't recommend doing that because it will last a lot longer and it is so easy to clean with just a little soap & hot water & it's done in a few minutes.
No. I do not believe so.
It is.
I presume that T-fal uses a teflon surface, but I don't know if it is different from that of other teflon manufacturers.
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QUESTION: HOW DOES IT PERFORM ON CERAMIC COOKTOPS? MY OLD FARBERWARE SKILLET WARPED. WILL THIS WARP ALSO? I CAN'T DECIDE ON THIS OR A NEW FARBERWARE SKILLET.
We don't have a ceramic cook top but so far it has not warped on an electric.
Excellent, cleans and cooks better than capalhon, all lad which I had previously.
mine hasn't and I use it a lot
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QUESTION: HOW DEEP IS THIS PAN? I'D LIKE TO USE IT FOR STIR FRYING.
bottom to top is 2.5 inches
Depends on how much you're stir frying. The pan is 2" deep. However, it has a large flat surface. I purchased this because I wanted a frying -saute pan with a cover. So far, I like it very much. If you do a lot of stir-frying, you might want to purchase the T-Fal Wok. I have used the pan to stir-fry and it has met my needs. Good luck!
I think it's about two inches deep. It should work but make sure you don't use a metal utensil to stir.
The interior of the skillet is 2" deep on the inside, but the 12" wide makes a difference if you are doing a small stir fry could probably work but a larger one might be better with the wok. I use for the bag stirfrys from the frozen department makes a good meal for 2. Hope this is helpful
Its a wonderful pan but not deep enough for stir frying amd it is about 3 inches deep.
Hi, It is about 2 inches deep and it although it could be used for stir frying you might be better off using a WOK like the T-fal A8078964 Specialty Nonstick 14-Inch Jumbo Wok Cookware, Black. Good luck.
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