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A frying pan is in the arsenal of almost every housewife. Classics — cast-iron pans used by our grandmothers, today metals with different coatings are also used to make these dishes, products have different side heights, diameters and bottom topography. Frying pans can be adapted to different types of stoves (gas, electric, induction), they also differ in purpose: for frying pancakes, for cooking dishes in their own juice and stewing (the so-called «wok»), for frying vegetables and meat on the grill, universal. EXPERTOLOGY experts present an overview of the 9 best frying pans from Tefal, the most popular manufacturer of functional cookware.
Rating of the best Tefal frying pans
The Best All-Purpose Tefal Pans
Universal type frying pans are suitable for all stoves, you can cook anything in them.
Tefal Assisteo 28 cm
The Tefal Assisteo frying pan with an intelligent module that determines the heating temperature and signals when the specified heating level is exceeded when frying or stewing is recognized as the most useful universal pan. The feature is especially useful for use with cookers that do not have their own temperature sensor. The removable module is connected to a long bakelite handle, which, unfortunately, is not removable, but does not melt when overheated.
With a diameter of 28 cm, the Assisteo aluminum frying pan is suitable for preparing dinner for the whole family. It is compatible with gas, electric and even induction cookers. The Titanium Excellence internal titanium coating will not allow dishes to burn, it is stable and completely safe, and last but not least, it is not afraid of washing in the dishwasher. In a pan, you can fry with a minimum amount of oil or no fat at all,
A lid is not included with the pan, you can use any available: glass or with a metal border. Despite the aluminum used for manufacturing, the Tefal Assisteo with a diameter of 28 cm weighs all 1.26 kg, and the price of the product starts at 6,700 rubles, so not every housewife dares to buy.
- Wear-resistant coating with Titanium Excellence;
- Heat resistant handle;
- Temperature indicator with sound signal;
- Thickened walls are not deformed;
- Can be washed in a dishwasher;
- Durability when used correctly
- High price;
- The handle is not removable.
See also: 7 best wok pans
Tefal Emotion 28 cm
Another Tefal frying pan, this time made of stainless steel with a titanium non-stick coating of the Emotion series, model 28 cm, receives recommendation reviews. Its bottom is 6 mm thick, the walls are thickened up to 4 mm, they do not deform, they contribute to uniform distribution of heat and accelerated cooking, respectively , from the inside are covered with the Titanium material interfering scorching. It does not contain harmful substances, PFOA, LEAD are absent. There are no problems with care — nothing sticks to the walls, the pan is not afraid of the dishwasher, and is also compatible with any type of stoves.
Unlike the rating leader Assisteo, Tefal Emotion has a heating indicator not electronic, but a thermal Thermo Spot in the form of a circle at the bottom of the pan, when heated to 1800 it turns red, then you can start cooking. The bakelite handle of 19 cm does not heat up and does not deform, ensuring safety when using the pan. One minus — the handle is non-removable. The lid is also missing, but you can easily pick it up in accordance with the diameter along the upper walls of 28 cm.
The price of Tefal Emotion 28 cm is acceptable — about 3,000 rubles.
- Heating indicator on the bottom;
- Inclined thickened walls;
- Durable coating of the inner walls and bottom of Titanium;
- Compatible with any cooker;
- Can be washed in a dishwasher.
- The handle is not removable;
- Weight 1.5 kg.
Tefal Meteor ceramic 26 cm
In third place is the Meteor ceramic frying pan with a diameter of 26. It is made of aluminum, the internal non-stick coating, as the name suggests, is ceramic, it is less reliable than titanium, and therefore requires careful handling. The thermal indicator on the bottom of the Thermo Spot is a signature element of Tefal frying pans. The medium-length bakelite handle is again non-removable.
The thickness of the aluminum walls is 3 mm, which is optimal for uniform heat distribution, especially since they are inclined — the diameter of the thickened bottom is only 22 cm.
Otherwise, the pan is similar to its predecessors in terms of rating — it is also combined with all types of stoves, it can be washed in a dishwasher, and there is no lid included. The average price of Tefal Meteor ceramic 26 cm is 2,500 rubles, the most affordable in the category.
- Thickened aluminum walls;
- Compatibility with all types of plates;
- Bottom heating indicator;
- Safe environmentally friendly ceramic coating on the inner walls;
- Convenient care.
- Fixed handle;
- The non-stick coating is fragile in mechanical damage.
Best Wok Pans Tefal
Wok pans came to us from China, where food is cooked mainly on an open fire, in its own juice or in broth, this requires dishes with thickened walls and a deepened shape like a cauldron. Such pans from Tefal are further in the review.
See also: 10 best frying pans
Tefal Illico G7011914 28 cm
The leader of the rating is the Illico series wok pan with a diameter under the lid of 28 cm, along the bottom — 18 cm. Its high 9 cm steel walls are thickened for the most even distribution of heat in the internal volume, for convenience and use of care are covered with a Titanium Non-Stick non-stick layer. In the center of the bottom, the heating indicator is branded Thermo Spot. The material of the frying pan and the non-removable handle with rivets is stainless steel, to exclude the possibility of getting burned, the handle is covered with a heat-resistant polymer.
The Tefal Illico wok pan can be cooked on gas, electric and induction hobs, and dishwasher safe. The manufacturer does not supply it with a lid.
With large dimensions, the pan weighs only 1.02 kg — it is light, which makes it convenient to use.
The average price of a Tefal Illico wok is 3,300 rubles.
- Deep and wide frying pan with thick walls and bottom;
- Thermo Spot heating indicator;
- Durable steel handle with thermal coating;
- Thick walls for the most even distribution of heat;
- Non-stick coating resistant to abrasion;
- Light weight.
Tefal «Hard Titanium+», 28 cm
The second deep frying pan in the Hard Titanium+ series of the French Tefal series with a height of only 5 cm and a wall and bottom thickness of 4.5 mm. You can cook anything in it, although it is not declared as a wok. To prevent the dishes from burning, the inner walls and bottom are covered with a layer of Titanium Excellence, a material that is durable and resistant to thermal and mechanical influences. The heating indicator is typical for Tefal Thermo-Spot. The pan itself is aluminum, so together with the Bakelite handle it weighs only 1.153 kg.
It is convenient to care for the pan, because even the outer walls with a non-stick coating are protected from sticking fat and burning, the product is dishwasher safe.
The price of Tefal «Hard Titanium +», 28 cm — 3,000 rubles.
- Universal frying pan with thick walls and bottom;
- Non-stick coating on the inside and outside;
- Light weight;
- Uniform distribution of heat inside;
- Heating indicator.
The best Tefal grill pans
Grill pans differ from ordinary pans by a ribbed bottom, reminiscent of a classic grill for frying meat and vegetables over a fire. The shape of the products is mostly rectangular, more convenient for distributing steaks, but there are also round models. At the same time, the taste and typical pattern on the dishes are the same as when grilled. Unlike frying in a conventional skillet, grilling requires less oil, which increases the health value of prepared foods.
See also: 16 best grill pans
Tefal Expertise 26×26 cm
The experts recognized the Tefal Expertise grill pan with a top side of 26 cm and a bottom of 24 cm. It is made of aluminum, but this does not prevent it from being convenient and practical like cast iron: a bottom thickness of 4.5 mm heats up evenly over the entire area, products are prepared equally well on each section of the square. At the bottom there is a thermal round heating indicator that indicates the readiness of the pan to work at the temperature when the grill is especially high quality. The inner surface is protected by a Titanium Excellence non-stick coating, which is not afraid of even a metal spatula or fork — users note the excellent preservation of the layer for a long service life of the cookware.
The handle of the pan is bakelite and, again, non-removable, but long and comfortable when working with high temperatures when frying.
Tefal Expertise 26×26 cm costs an average of 7,000 rubles.
- Suitable for all stoves;
- Heating indicator;
- Durable non-stick coating;
- Can be washed in a dishwasher;
- Thick walls and the most even distribution of heat.
- Very high price.
Tefal Supreme gusto H1184074 26 cm
The second line of the rating was assigned to the Tefal Supreme gusto round grill pan with a diameter of 26 cm, made of cast thickened aluminum with PowerGlide non-stick coating, by the way, weak to mechanical stress, therefore it is recommended to work when frying with a wooden spatula, although at first there are problems with sticking does not occur. However, this is Tefal’s second most popular grill pan, featuring deep grooves on the bottom and drains on both sides to remove juices from meat and vegetables. Heating indicator, non-removable bakelite handle, no lid — Supreme gusto is similar to its predecessors in terms of rating. Its main difference is incompatibility with induction cookers, and for gas or electric cooking surfaces, you can purchase a frying pan, as well as wash it in a dishwasher.
The average price of Tefal Supreme gusto H1184074 26 cm is 2,500 rubles.
- Deep tread on the bottom;
- Heating indicator;
- Thickened aluminum;
- Optimal price.
- Incompatibility with induction hobs;
- Weak to wear non-stick coating.
The best Tefal pancake pans
The rating would be incomplete without pancake pans, which differ from others in a thickened bottom for uniform heating of the dough and low walls.
Also Read: 6 Best Induction Cooker Pans
Tefal Expertise 25 cm
The first among Tefal Expertise pancake makers with a diameter of 25 cm. It is made of aluminum with a bottom thickness of 4.5 mm — the heat is distributed evenly over it, and pancakes are obtained with a perfect pattern, without spots. The heat indicator will show when you can pour the dough, and the Titanium Excellence non-stick titanium coating will not allow it to stick even without the use of oil. The bakelite handle simplifies the use of the pan during frying, but it cannot be removed — the rivets hold it firmly.
Tefal Expertise 25 cm is suitable for all types of cooking surfaces, you can buy it for an average of 3,300 rubles.
- Uniform heating of the bottom made of aluminum;
- For all types of plates;
- Durable non-stick titanium coating
- Optimum comfortable diameter.
- Fixed handle;
- High price.
Tefal Cook Right 22 cm
The Tefal «Cook Right» pan for baking pancakes with a diameter of 22 cm closes the rating, although it can also be used for cooking other dishes, because the sides are high for a pancake pan. The material of manufacture is thick-walled aluminum with a smooth non-stick Powerglide coating and a heat indicator on the bottom, the handle is fixed, but it is attached to the screws, and you can still remove it if necessary. Note that Tefal «Cook Right» is not suitable for induction cookers, as well as for use in the oven.
The average price of Tefal «Cook Right» with a non-stick coating with a diameter of 22 cm is only 900 rubles.
- Lightweight versatile pan;
- Affordable price;
- Thickened aluminum walls;
- Perfectly smooth non-stick coating;
- The handle can be removed.
- Not suitable for induction hob.
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