T-Fal C836SD Stainless Steel Cookware Set Review

Cooking is an age old tradition since the discovery of fire. The art of cooking has evolved from once upon a time when the only way you could have a meal was roasting it through open fire. Fast forward to today all that has changed as meats can be boiled, fried, sautéed or browned thanks to the invention of cooking ware.

One thing that has remained constant though all these inventions is the understanding that to achieve great results in a meal the element of heat distribution across cooking ware is vital. The T-Fal C836SD Stainless Steel Cookware Set has taken this a notch higher by making sure heat conductivity is at its highest. The set has incorporated copper on the bottom of the cooking ware for just this purpose.

T-Fal C836SD Stainless Steel Cookware Set

This cooking ware set will solve the problem of any kitchen lacking in an assortment of cooking pots and skillets which can leave you frustrated when all your favorite pots are already occupied. This 13 piece set offers you an extensive variety that allows you several sized pots and pans. The wares are so straightforward to use so you won’t be left scratching your head trying to figure out the pieces. 

Wide bottom surfaces allow you to use this set for all manner of cooking styles including boiling, sauté and searing a range of foods both in small and large quantities. Day to day cooking has never been made easier until now.

Why should you seriously consider getting the T-Fal C836SD Stainless Steel Cookware Set?

Premium construction

T-Fal is a European company based in France. However, this particular series of sophisticated cooking ware has been manufactured in China.

The detail that has gone into the construction of this cooking set is simply remarkable and the results become very evident in terms of durability and efficiency when cooking a meal. (Compare with other top cookware sets.)

Whereas many cooking sets out there quickly lose their interior shine after several cooks, you will love the longevity of how this set maintains its luster even after years of use. A good wash and scrub is enough to restore its good looks that exude gleaming sophistication. This is the result of the quality brushed stainless steel used on the interior. The exterior is also made of polished stainless steel that is smooth and shiny enough to see your reflection on. The design on this 13 piece set will definitely elevate the look of any kitchen.

Multi Layered Base

The technology behind the base is one that you will love as it makes for amazing conductivity and heat transfer. The core of the cookware consists of a thick gauge of aluminum and the addition of a copper disc with heat channels for maximum heat distribution. This ensures that heat transfer is effective on the whole pot or pan eliminating hot spots. It also ensures that your meals are evenly cooked. This form of base also prevents warping in your cook ware.

 The handles are ergonomically designed and firmly riveted making sure they provide comfort and a firm controlled grip. They also add an overall aesthetic to the pots.


This cookware set is perfectly compatible with different stove tops and functions with the same consistency of heat distribution in all of them. This includes, gas, electric, halogen and induction stove tops. It is also safe to use this cookware in your oven up to 500 degrees F.

The lids are tight fitting and are made of glass, adding yet another dimension to your cooking especially if you like to have a look and see your food as it cooks without necessarily lifting the lid. Speaking of the lid, it has an arch shaped handle made of stainless steel. The vented glass lids also serve the purpose of heat retention.


  • Comfortable handles
  • 6 layered base including an aluminum and copper disc core
  • Safe in your oven up to 500 degrees F
  • Easy to clean and has a sophisticated look


  • The copper disk and heat channels on the bottom tend to flake and tarnish

The construction and general reviews for this product are amazing, the only aesthetic drawback is the fact that for all the great heating qualities copper brings, it is unfortunately known to flake and tarnish.

What to expect out of the box

Here is what you should get when you order for the set.

  • 8″ and 10″ inch fry pans
  • 12″ inch covered fry pan
  • 1,2 and 3 quart sauce pans
  • 5 quart sauce covered sauce pan


Is the T-Fal C836SD Stainless Steel Cookware “nonstick”?

 No it’s not and to be honest most customers fear that they are difficult to clean only to be pleasantly surprised that food hardly ever sticks to the bottom, and when it does, it is nothing that a bit of soaking in soapy water and scrub won’t fix.

Are these toxic?

No. They are non-toxic

Are the lids stainless steel?

No they are not. The lids are glass with arch shaped stainless steel knobs.


The design is superb and the shine on this set is from brushing the stainless steel meaning that it last even after years of cooking and it can washed and easily scoured to its original shine. With a 13 piece set, your day to day cooking needs are taken care of irrespective of the size of the portions that are being prepared. This set can be used to reheat, cook, fry and sauté dishes with ease.

Most customer have a lot of reservations when they don’t see “nonstick” on the label. Stainless steel when used in the right way rarely results in food sticking on the bottom. Should this happen the cleaning is super easy as all it takes is a bit of soaking, some soap and a decent scrub and voila! It’s good as new.

What reviews clearly show, is that this is a concern for most customers at first but they are pleasantly surprised afterwards when they actually see for themselves that cleaning is a breeze. From there on it is smooth sailing for years to come as you enjoy this awesome cookware set.

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