It’s less than a week until the Cooking Planit T-Fal Giveaway on FoodFash begins! To stir up excitement, I decided to bring back my most popular recipe to date (salmon cakes) and see what these T-Fal frying and saute pans were all about.
At first glance, these pans felt much sturdier than your typical non-stick variety. The stainless steel added an extra weight that assured me that heat would be distributed more evenly, even on my slightly crooked range. And that red circle in the middle of the pan? A heat indicator that shows you when the pan is perfectly pre-heated and ready to sear your… salmon cakes. An unexpected surprise that surely wouldn’t have been a surprise had I read some fine print along the way!
I plopped the salmon patties on the hot surface and waited for it to do its thing. And while the salmon cakes were a cookin’, I heated up some coconut oil in the saute pan and added green beans, almond slices, and garlic salt. Veggies and nuts, simple and good. Always.
And when it was time to flip the cakes, I reached for the metal spatula that came with the T-fal set. Metal? I’m fairly certain I’ve been scolded well over a handful of times for using metal on a non-stick surface. I proceed with caution, ate the salmon and veggie dinner, hand-washed the pans, and then sat in front of the computer to write this post. And then, just a moment too late, read that T-fal pans are dishwasher safe and scratch resistant (meaning they are safe to use with metal utensils). Good to know!
Also good to know that this set is oven-safe up to 350 degrees. Weekend frittatas are totally up next!