Are you tired of replacing your standard kitchen gear? Do you want something that will last for a long time? If so, you should check out cookware made from quality stainless steel material. These items are recommended by a lot of professional chefs and cooking enthusiasts due to its sturdiness, excellent form and even cooking.
It’s time that you try the wonders of this metal and find out why many have switched to this cookware. One example of this is the T-fal E469SC Tri-ply Stainless Steel Cookware Set, which we are reviewing today.
- Has bonded stainless steel/aluminum/stainless steel materials layered together for excellent heat conductivity
- Ideal for cooking mediums like gas stoves, electric stoves, ceramic glass or induction cooktops
- Has flared rims for mess-free pouring
- Comes with tempered glass lids
- Oven-safe up to 550 degrees F
- Dishwasher-safe unit
- Provided with lifetime warranty
When it comes to heat conductivity, the T-fal E469SC did well. It provided decent even heat distribution. The sidewalls are not that thin so it managed to do its job well enough.
When it comes to durability, the unit comes with strong rivets and its glass lids were very sturdy as well. The glass is prone to breakage so his stainless steel cookware model can be used at temperatures up to 550 degrees F. It is oven-safe if the temperature you are using will not go over its stipulated limits.
Induction cooktop-friendly units make use of 18/0 stainless steel which it is not totally rust-resistant however it has magnetic qualities so it will operate well on induction stoves. The cooking surface of the cookware was fine and is made with average grade stainless metal.
The set is quite versatile since it can be used on magnetic cooktops and can be cleaned using a dishwasher. It is also oven-friendly so it has this advantage which is not always a feature found on most stainless-steel cookware sets.
The flat bottom diameter of the items measure around 9 inches in diameter and that’s standard for a 12-inch frying pan. This measurement provides enough space to move around—it allows easier sliding of a wooden spoon on ingredients that you want to turn over and cook evenly.
The steel handles of the cookware do not have a spherical shape, in fact it has more of an oval shape that aids in stopping the unintended turning of the cookware. It has an ergonomic shape thus it makes for better handling and it will not get hot while cooking.
When it comes to clean-up, you can reduce food from sticking by turning the heat to low or medium-low, sprinkle the oil then the ingredients. The method of deglazing will also make removing stuck food bits from the cookware a lot simpler for users.
If you see stains like oil marks on the cooking surface of the pan, boil a small mix of oil and vinegar into it or you can make use of a product like the Bar Keeper’s friend to remove spots.
The majority of cookware sets come with 10-inch skillets but this set has a 12-inch skillet. If you plan on preparing and cooking plenty of steaks or pork chops, then this set is recommended.
This set is ideal for people who see themselves cooking in more than small quantities or prepare meals for a mid-sized family.
All in all, the unit could distribute heat equally on an electric stove. It retains a consistent simmer and users can use the pans and lids in the oven at a temperature suggested by the manufacturer. This gives a more versatile use to this T-fal cookware selection.
The T-fal E469SC does have some drawbacks. Its glass lids include vent holes which make using certain pieces on the set tougher for users like for instance, the Dutch oven.
Because of the presence of the vents, specific cooking methods like longer braises will be rendered inefficient since the vents allow steam to escape. It is also more effective on electric stoves compared to a gas range since it cannot heat evenly on the latter.
Even though it has ergonomic handles, the handle has a rather short and stumpy form. It’s not long enough to be comfortably steadied beneath the arm in case the pan is filled with lots of ingredients.
Extra support is needed should you see yourself cooking in large and heavy quantities. Thus far, those are the only disadvantages of the model.
The T-fal E469SC Tri-ply Stainless Steel Cookware Set provided a decent performance but it does have its shortcomings performance-wise on other cooking mediums. If you have an electric stove, this one would be in the running to be a top choice.