My T-Fal pan is scratched & I haven't used it more than 10 times

shelendeSeptember 11, 2007

I have been using T-Fal frying pans for 20 years, replacing a pan every 2-3 years as it got too scratched. My new giant sized T-Fal frying pan, used less than 10 times and certainly not abused is loosing its coating and has white lines showing through. I called T-Fal and they said they couldn't do anything for me. I could send the pan back and incur mailing costs so they could inspect it for me. Or they could send me a rebate to buy a new pan.

I am convinced that T-Fal now has new management and is cutting their costs, giving consumers an inferior product. Their teflon coating is not as good as their past products. So if any happy T-Fal owners are thinking of buying a new T-Fal pan, be aware that it will not be as good as past T-Fal pans as they are now making a shoddy product.

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I never did like t-fal....I like whatever Meyer uses on their pans.
Linda C

    Bookmark   September 11, 2007 at 10:46AM
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Linda C,
I never heard of a Meyer pan, please tell me about it so I can look into it and where is it sold?

    Bookmark   September 11, 2007 at 11:04AM
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Meyer is the name of the cookware company that produces the cookware lines Circulon and Anolon and Farberware (along with several others) My experience with them has been mixed.

When I got married (1994) I got a full set of Anolon pots and pans, including an 8" Omelet pan. Over about 7 years the omelet pan gradually became scratched and scuffed and started flaking off.
Next I saw a Circulon Omelet pan on sale and I bought it. It lasted less than a year before the surface coating had flaked off worse than the original Anolon pan which was still in the back of the cabinet.

I then bought another Anolon omelet pan, which lasted about 1 1/2 years before it too was unusable.

My next attempt was buying a Scanpan classic, which I loved, until after about 5 years it too began to flake off. At which time I returned it to Scanpan, and they replaced it for free. The replacement they sent is about 2 1/2 years old and looks to still be in great shape.

However I am just finishing a major kitchen remodel which included replacing the GE electric coil range with an induction cooktop, and my beloved Scanpan omelet pan won't work on it :-(

Included with the induction cooktop was a Farberware Millenium 10" non-stick skillet, (also made by Meyer) which after two months of use is already showing light scratches.

    Bookmark   September 21, 2007 at 2:04PM
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T-fall is the worst! I use "Warever" from Target & its nice. Not real expensive either. razenette

    Bookmark   September 14, 2008 at 10:00AM
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Costco non stick skillets are only $20.00.
They are three to a set, and last quite a few years even with everyday use.
When they get nicked, I simply and cheaply replace them.
Of course, I don't know if you are close by a Costco, but if so take a look.

    Bookmark   October 20, 2008 at 12:03AM
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