Written on: 21/11/2009 by White Night (1 review written)
Bought the set of Tefal Professional Jamie Oliver Saucepans on the basis of the advertised quality and longevity, and on the assumption that professional meant high quality and capable of daily use, and because Jamie has a positive reputation and wouldn't want his name on a duff product. He and I both got that one wrong - the pans are as duff as duff can be. Two and a half years later I've put them in the dustbin...... the black anodising on the outside has come off leaving bare aluminium patches and the non stick is flaking to a greater or lesser extent in all of the pans. White sauces now have black dandruff, the pans look ugly and tatty. And they only get light domestic use (two of us, both working full time, always using plastic or wooden utensils). To add insult to injury contacting Tefal about this apparent 'lifetime guarantee' issue is made as challenging as possible by Tefal - you have to fill in a web form on their agents website.
Our previous Prestige stainless steel cookset was bought thirty years ago when my wife went to university, and cost less than half the price (with time adjustment). No comparison on quality or longevity.
We really regret buying the Tefal pans. I wouldn't recommend them to anyone.
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