If you’re thinking about buying T-fal cookware, you might be wondering:
Are T-fal pans oven-safe?
Yes, all T-fal pans are oven safe up to at least 350°F, but its fully stainless steel collections can handle up to 500°F. T-fal tempered glass lids are oven-safe up to 350°F.
What about broiling? T-fal stainless steel cookware (without plastic handles and non-stick coating) is broiler-safe, but its non-stick cookware is not.
In this quick guide, you’ll learn the oven-safe temperatures of every T-fal cookware collection. I provide the data in a simple chart, so you can quickly compare T-fal’s entire cookware lineup and find your specific collection.
You’ll also learn important safety tips when cooking with T-fal in the oven.
Use the links below to navigate:
- Oven-Safe Temperatures of All T-fal Collections
- Are T-fal Tempered Glass Lids Oven-Safe?
- Are T-fal Pans Broiler-Safe?
- How to Find the Oven-Safe Temperature of T-fal Pans
- Precautions When Cooking with T-fal in the Oven
- Final Thoughts
T-fal pans are safe to use in the oven, but the maximum oven-safe temperature varies by collection.
As a general rule, T-fal pans made of stainless steel (including the handles) are oven-safe up to 500°F; T-fal pans with plastic handles are oven-safe up to 350°F; T-fal pans with steel handles wrapped in silicone are oven-safe up to 400°F.
You can browse product manuals on T-faluUSA.com to find the oven-safety ratings of each collection, but I did that work for you. The chart below conveniently displays each collection’s maximum oven-safe temperatures.
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|T-fal Excite||Aluminum Non-Stick||350°F|
|T-fal Signature||Aluminum Non-Stick||350°F|
|T-fal Cook-N-Strain||Aluminum Non-Stick||350°F|
|T-fal Color Luxe||Aluminum Non-Stick||350°F|
|T-fal Culinare||Aluminum Non-Stick||350°F|
|T-fal Expertise||Aluminum Non-Stick||350°F|
|T-fal Simply Cook||Aluminum Non-Stick||350°F|
|T-fal Initiatives||Aluminum Non-Stick||350°F|
|T-fal Comfort||Aluminum Non-Stick||350°F|
|T-fal Excellence||Aluminum Non-Stick||350°F|
|T-fal Mirro||Aluminum Non-Stick||350°F|
|T-fal Pure Cook||Aluminum Non-Stick||350°F|
|T-fal Easy Care||Aluminum Non-Stick||350°F|
|T-fal Simply Cook Ceramic||Aluminum Non-Stick||350°F|
|T-fal TriPly||Stainless Steel||350°F|
|T-fal Enjoy||Aluminum Non-Stick||350°F|
|T-fal All-in-One Stackable||Aluminum Non-Stick||400°F|
|T-fal Expert Pro||Stainless Steel||400°F|
|T-fal Expert Pro||Stainless Steel||400°F|
|T-fal Ultimate||Hard-Anodized Non-Stick||400°F|
|T-fal PerformaPro||Stainless Steel||410°F|
|T-fal Performa||Stainless Steel||410°F|
|T-fal Simply Cook||Stainless Steel||500°F|
|T-fal Endurance||Aluminum Non-Stick||500°F|
|T-fal Performa X||Stainless Steel||500°F|
You can find these oven-safe temperatures on T-falUSA.com or retailers like Amazon, but sometimes retailers don’t have the latest or most accurate information. Always confirm the oven-safety instructions on the brand’s website if you’re not sure.
Most people are nervous to put glass in the oven, but T-fal clearly states in its manual that the tempered glass lids are oven-safe up to 350°F.
Overheating glass lids can shatter the glass, causing a huge mess and a dangerous situation.
Even if the pan can tolerate up to 400°F or 500°F, the glass lids can only withstand 350°F.
Are T-fal Pans Broiler-Safe?
T-fal non-stick cookware (including ceramic non-stick) is not safe under the broiler.
T-fal stainless steel cookware with steel handles (no silicone wrapper) and a steel cooking surface (no non-stick material) is broiler safe. However, if any part of the pan is plastic or silicone, it is not.
The specific T-fal collections that are safe for use under the broiler are:
- T-fal PerformaPro
- T-fal PerformaX
- T-fal Performa
- T-fal TriPly
Regardless of the brand, never put non-stick pans under the broiler. The direct heat from the top down will break down the non-stick coating and cause harmful fumes to release.
How to Find the Oven-Safe Temperature of T-fal Pans
T-fal is constantly introducing new collections. So, if you can’t find your collection in the chart, there’s a quick way to find its oven-safe temperature.
Step 1: Go to T-falUSA.com and click on “Cookware” on the top menu.
Step 2: Click on “Pots and Pans” just under the top menu.
Step 3: Scroll down and find your pan or cookware set.
The pots and pans within each collection all have the same oven-safety instructions, so look for the collection if you can’t locate your specific item.
Step 4: Once you click on your collection, look in the “Description” and “Features” sections.
In most cases, the oven-safe temperature is stated. If not, give T-fal’s customer service team a call.
Although T-fal pans are oven-safe, there are things to keep in mind when cooking in the oven to protect your cookware and prevent injury.
Never Overheat: Never go above the maximum oven-safe temperatures for the cookware (350°F to 500°F) or the lids (350°F). T-fal sets those temperatures for a reason. Heating above the allowable temperature is dangerous, especially with non-stick pans, as they can release toxic fumes. It can also cause the plastic handles to melt and cause a sticky mess in your oven.
Although T-fal stainless steel pans can handle high temperatures, you still need to be cautious. Overheating a stainless steel pan leads to food burning and sticking and can cause it to warp and discolor.
Avoid Drastic Temperature Changes: Never remove a hot T-fal pan from the oven and immediately rinse it with cold water. Conversely, never expose a cold pan to high heat. Allow a hot pan to cool down gradually before rinsing it. Drastic temperature changes lead to thermal shock, which will cause the pan to warp.
Use Caution When Handling: Always use two hands and pot holders when taking cookware to and from the oven. Although the handles are designed to stay cool on the stove, every part of the cookware will be hot when you take it from the oven. After removing the pan from the oven, place a towel or oven mitt over the handle as a reminder that it’s hot, and turn the handle away from you. It’s easy to forget the handle is hot after taking it out of the oven and setting it aside.
Never Use Non-Stick Under the Broiler: Non-stick pans are designed primarily for cooking on the stove. Although you can safely use them in the oven, never put them under the broiler. The extremely high temperatures and direct heat will degrade the coating. If the heat gets above 500°F, the non-stick material will release a harmful gas that can cause dizziness and flu-like symptoms if inhaled.
The bottom line — T-fal pans are oven-safe, but the temperatures vary by collection.
In general, pans entirely made of stainless steel without any plastic, silicone, or non-stick coating are oven-safe up to 500°F, pans with plastic handles can tolerate 350°F, and pans with steel silicone-wrapped handles are oven-safe up to 400°F.
If you’re unsure about the oven-safe temperature of your pan and it’s not listed in this chart, you can either look it up on T-falUSA.com by following these instructions or call T-fal’s customer service.
Don’t rely on Amazon or other retailers; the information there is often wrong or outdated (especially the Question/Answer section on Amazon, where customers often submit the answers).
Only the fully stainless steel cookware (Performa, PerformPro, PerformX, TriPly) is broiler-safe. Any T-fal pan with a non-stick cooking surface or plastic handles is not broiler-safe.
Although all T-fal pans are oven safe, you still need to take precautions. Never exceed the maximum oven-safe temperatures, avoid drastic temperature changes, use caution when handling, and never broil with non-stick.
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