August 22, 2013

T-fal 12-Piece Cookware Set Review & a Cooking Planit T-fal Giveaway!



Say hello to my new cookware.

That's right.  Every beautiful shiny piece of cookware pictured above is now happily tucked away in my kitchen....when I'm not using it.  Which is pretty much 3 times a day.

The point is, I HAVE NEW POTS AND PANS!!!!  WOO-HOO!

Sorry for yelling, but I am so excited about it.  I was due for some new pots and pans, for real.  I'm not even going to show you my old ones.  (Not a pretty sight.)  If you'd love a new set too, you're in luck.

There's a huge 50+ blogger giveaway going on right now and we're are all giving away a set of the T-fal Stainless Steel with Thermo-spot 12-Piece Cookware!  The giveaway is hosted by a really cool company called Cooking Planit. (You can find my review of Cooking Planit here.  Registering for a FREE Cooking Planit Account is a required method of entry to win the cookware, so head on over to their website and check it out or download the app on your iPhone or iPad today!)


Set Includes:



Let me tell you a little bit about why I love this set and why I know you'll love having it in your kitchen, too.  Not that you can't tell by the photo it's a spectacular set (ain't it pretty?), but there's a few features that I think really make it stand apart from others I've owned.


I'll break it down for you:
  1. First, they're stainless steel.  Translation: optimal heat distribution, no hot spots, no warping, and they're shiny. (Can't blame a girl for liking things that are shiny and pretty!)   
  2. The Thermo-spot.  See that red spot in the middle of the sauté pans?  It's an indicator that tells you when your pan is properly pre-heated.  Very cool.
  3. The sauté pans are non-stick, scratch resistant and metal utensil safe.  (My current non-stick pans look like Freddy Krueger got a hold of them they're so scratched up, so yeah...this is a real plus in my book.)
  4. Internal measuring marks.  Seriously, how convenient it that, right?  Love that.
  5. Dishwasher safe.  Momma doesn't want to be a spokesmodel for dish-pan hands, know what I'm saying?  My dishwasher is my friend.  ;)
  6. Oven safe.  All pieces in the set are oven safe up to 450° F.  So practical for so many recipes.
  7. I love the glass lids.  They have a little steam vent that I haven't seen on any of the other sets I've owned.  Makes so much sense.
  8. Silicone handles that keep you from burning your hands.  And I do.  Burn my hands while I'm cooking, that is.  All the time.  (I'm a klutz...what can I say?) 
  9. I love the shape of the pans.  Let me explain.  The dutch oven is shorter and wider than the other one that I own.  It adds more ease of use for stirring and more surface area on the bottom.  Also, the sauté pans are deeper than my current ones.  Also great for when you're stirring or flipping something.  All the food doesn't spill out over the edges.  

    To sum it up:

    I've used every component of this set and I am genuinely pleased with it.  I've cooked everything from scrambled eggs to ground beef to simply boiling water (and more!). The set is perfect for everyday use, yet sports a professional look and durability that you'd expect from a trusted company like T-fal.  I have a feeling I'll be cooking for many-a-year with this set.

    Soooooooooo, if I haven't convinced you yet that this is the set for you, head on over to T-fal's website to read up on it a bit more.

    If I have convinced you that this is the set for you, you should enter to win it!
    (If I have convinced you, but you're not into giveaways, you can purchase it through Amazon.)


    More about the Cooking Planit T-fal Giveaway:



    There are 50 bloggers giving away this set of cookware.  You can enter once on each blog!  My giveaway starts tomorrow (Friday, August 23rd) so be sure to check back to enter is LIVE!  Click this link and use the Rafflecopter widget to enter.  I CAN'T WAIT to give away  a set to one of my readers!


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    Notes
    • Contests open to US only. Limit one winner per household/per family from the 50 blogs participating in the promotion.  If an individual is the winner of more than one giveaway, they will receive only one set of cookware and an alternate winner will be chosen for the other set(s).
    • I have been gifted a set of cookware to review and give away as part of this promotion.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.

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