Glass top stoves first made their debut in modern family homes in the 1970s. Luckily, one of the top brands for cookware was already well-established at this time.
Over 60 years ago in France, Marc Grégoire launched T-Fal—and the world—into the future with the first mass-produced nonstick pan.
For generations, the cookware from T-Fal (or Tefal for our global readers) has created the cutting edge and set the bar for all purveyors of culinary utility.
The T-fal C515SC Professional Nonstick Cookware set is no exception.
Note: T-Fal is not to be confused with the infamous Teflon brand. T-Fal’s nonstick pans are PFOA free. It’s still advisable to avoid chipping your pans and replacing damaged cookware when necessary.
In this article, we’ll explore why this cookware set is the best choice for your ceramic glass top stove, what the difference is between a ceramic glass top stove and a glass top stove, and provide some basic care tips for your new smooth-top!
What makes this cookware set the best choice?
T-Fal’s proprietary Heat Mastery System is a three-part performance platform where each piece is purpose-built to serve.
The first part is the titanium-reinforced nonstick interior. Damage resistant and PFOA, lead, and cadmium free, the cooking surface is as durable as it is reliable.
Next is a flat, warp-resistant and induction ready base, to assure even heat distribution, and protect your ceramic glass top stove.
Third and lastly is T-Fal’s patented Thermo Spot Indicator, which clearly indicates when your pans are at the perfectly preheated temperature every time. Making consistent results with the same frequency one makes meals.
Those features mean efficiency. Efficiency means more time with loved ones or pursuing goals, or just taking care of yourself and your health with some well-earned rest.
That efficiency translates to clean up too. The titanium nonstick surface and dark finish make cleaning this cookware by hand, a breeze. But if you have a dishwasher handy, just toss ‘em in. T-Fal knows that the same joy in cooking isn’t always found in the cleanup and makes this set dishwasher safe.
Comfortable and secure stay-cool silicone handles make for easy wrist-saving grips, and vented, tempered, shatter-resistant glass lids allow you to control heat and moisture perfectly, keeping your kitchen record infinity to zero. (The way we look at it, if nobody died, you won! Our empathy to those with scores of Infinity to 1+. Better luck next dish!)
That aforementioned efficiency is not to imply pure function without form. The black hardened titanium looks stunning in contrast or when blended into the cooking environment, produces a feeling of more space. Ideal for smaller kitchens.
What is the Difference Between Glass Top Stoves and Ceramic Top Stoves?
If you think flat top stoves are either all glass or all ceramic—you’re not alone. The truth may surprise you, it did us!
Despite the variety in brand names, all glass top stoves are made of a glass-ceramic blend. This means they share qualities of both glass and ceramic.
The pro is that this blend is strong and handles extreme temperature changes without breaking. The con is that it can crack if you drop anything heavy on it. Or scratch if there’s debris on the glass top stove that gets caught underneath your cookware.
Never stand on or place heavy objects on your glass top stove. Wipe it down often to protect from scratching hazards.
On that note…
How to Best Clean Your Glass Top Stove
Blessedly, flat ceramic top stoves are very easy to clean.
- Wipe up spills immediately.
- Choose a cleaner especially made for smooth top stoves.
- Got a stubborn, dried spill? Try using a glass scraper.
- If you prefer natural cleaning agents, use vinegar followed by baking soda followed by more vinegar.
- Once clean, buff with a dry cloth to restore shine.
- One 5-quart covered Dutch oven
- One 3-quart saucepan with lid
- One 2-quart saucepan with lid
- One 2-quart stainless steel steamer insert
- One 10.25-inch frying pan
- One 8-inch frying pan
- One egg wonder pan (super cute, but not induction compatible)
- Two nylon tools (slotted spatula and solid spoon)
Note: Not all cookware sets include accessories so the inclusion of the nylon tools really sets this option apart.
To Wrap Up
In short, if you have the need for a new cookware set for your ceramic glass top or induction stove, then there is no reason not to set yourself up to succeed with T-Fal.
Armed with your new nonstick pots and pans you may even feel confident enough to volunteer cooking for the extended family this Thanksgiving. You even have two saucepans so you can make one white gravy and one brown to keep everybody happy!
If you wish to compare other brands before you buy (we support you in making an informed purchase!), check out our buyer’s guide article here.