Paying for the name : Jamie Oliver
The coating came away within 6 months of using the frying pan. The coatings on the pots are also flaking away. My husband and I both appreciate good cookware and are very conscious of looking after these expensive items. However, having got a second replacement for the frying pan, the same thing keeps happening. I will never buy the JO again. It's too expensive to keep replacing.
In future, we will just go stock standard commercial grade.
Jamie Oliver cookware - dont bother! Your definitely buying/paying for the name NOT the quality & function of product
Having grown up with the usual family hand me downs. I decided to splash out and buy cookware (10 pieces ) that was .....wait for it, all the same. Whaaoooooooo, all the same maker all the same contruction material and less than 25 years old - how extravagant of me. Having an induction cooktop and a combustion stove, I needed good heat transfer ( for the combustion ) and a metallic content in the base for the induction to function. After much looking, I settled on the Jamie OLiver stainless cookware a) because his name was on it and I figured ...he had vetted the quality and function, b) they looked nice to me, c) they met all the function criteria ( or so I believed ). Initially they DID function ( non stick ) as claimed but it didnt last more than a few months. To put it in a nutshell - the surface coating will last and remain non stick as long as you do not subject it to heat and cook things in it.........Huh ? Yep, they didnt like heat - surface coating has flaked off in numerous areas, and probably gone into the food. Sticks worse than napalm to .....well you know, and heat transfer is VERY poor, I was hard pressed to get a sizzle from these pans when used on the combustion - transfering the same food to a cast iron pan and putting it on the same fire/combustion gave an immediate sizzle. If cast iron has a heat transfer efficency of 80% - these would be around 50-60% !! Yes they are that bad. Its only the vicious heat ($$$$$ ) generated by modern cooking methods that make these usable. If there is copper in the construction ( great conductor of heat ) then it was waved over the top during production ! The up side - if you turn them away - bottom to you when they hang from the pot & pan rack they still look ok..... Currently using/ testing 12" Stone Earth Frying Pan by Ozeri, which looks to have it all over the "FLASH" Jamie Oliver rubbish. As to jamie Oliver he clearly didnt think it through OR doesnt give a shugar about putting his name to a product......all about the $ it would seem. On a side note I also bought the "Oliver" spud masher - dont bother, so many nooks and crannys to hang up the mashed spud make it an absolute NIGHTMARE to clean unless you do it immeidatly - even then it's difficult, now if I made one..........
I’ve had this happen to me twice now. I thought I it was my fault the first time so I bought another one. Bubbles started on the exact same place both times. Sucks really because it’s a nice pan overall.
Not buying anymore!
Purchased in February 2020.
Non-stick bubbled at handle connection after 6 months. No refund.
We bought this frying pan with a voucher at the Myer end of financial year sale in 2019.
Worked really well until last week when the non-stick coating started to bubble inside of the fry pan where it joins the handle. Unfortunately, we can't find our receipt so Myer won't replace it for us as we can't prove we bought it there.
This is a near new, expensive item that we've looked after, with a 10 year warranty and it has failed and can't be claimed under warranty. I don't think this frypan has even been in production for 10 years so it has to be within the warranty period.
This is not a go a Myer as I understand their position, this is expressing my disappointment at Tefal.
I bought a Jamie Oliver Tegal fry pan a couple of years ago and the only things that don't stick to it are the plastic cooking utensils. I have followed the cleaning and conditioning instructions to no avail. The only way to stop food sticking is to drown it in oil. This pan is where it belongs, in the recycling bin. Don't waste your money on one.
Purchased in September 2017.
Best saucepans I've ever owned
I got this set of pans as a frequent flyer reward and they are fantastic. I get an even cook every time and they are incredibly easy to clean. I accidentally fell asleep and burnt a roast to a blackened crisp and it was easy as pie to clean up the pot afterwards. The lids don't get too hot and very rarely does food stick. They are fantastic and I would recommend them to anyone.
Purchased in March 2019 at qantas .
- Verified purchase
Tefal Frypan - At last a non stick frypan that has had some longevity...
We have gone through a range of non-stick fry pans including Scanpan, Circulon, Raco an so called ceramic fry pans but all disappointingly lost their non-stick capability either within or soon after twelve months of average use. We are aware about the effect of high heat on non stick fry pans and have been diligent in that regard.
We decided to give the Jamie Oliver Tefal pans a go and have been pleasantly surprised that they are still going strong with just over twelve months use. No sign of deterioration in the non stick capability and hop...efully this continues in the foreseeable future. Perhaps the first time I can recommend a particular non stick frypan with a degree of confidence. Our fry pans were from the Jamie Oliver Tefal Premium Stainless Steel range.
Very good quality, though not quite perfect
I have to state at the outset that I am not a great fan of Tefal products, having had previous bad experiences with this brand: firstly an iron that stopped working after three months; and then a non-stick frypan that lost both its 'red spot' and most of its non-stick properties after less than 6 months of use. Plus (in my humble opinion) Jamie Oliver is a very mediocre cook, whose fame is more due to his personality than any great skill, so the fact that his name was on these products was if anything a turn-off. So for all these reasons I di...dn't have high expectations for this set of supposedly premium cookware. However, I have had to adjust my opinion after using these high quality products. This set – consisting of 2 large non-stick frypans, plus a large shallow pan, a large stewpot & a small saucepan (the latter three with lids) – had been well-packaged and arrived by post in perfect condition. No medium-sized saucepan was included, which was something of a disappointment because this is an item in our existing cookware that is used very frequently. Both the pots and the exterior of the frypans have an extremely shiny stainless steel appearance; and all the items – apart from the small saucepan and the lids – are quite heavy. While these features are certainly appealing and would appear to indicate above average quality, my initial concern was that the surfaces might scratch & scuff very quickly; and that the weight of the large saucepans when full could make them difficult to handle, especially for elderly people or anyone with weak wrists. The box stated that these items were suitable for induction cooking, but unfortunately our new Bosch induction cooktop is still sitting in its packaging in the garage, since the planned new kitchen renovation hasn't yet got off the ground. So they ended up being used on an old electric solid-element stove, well past its retirement date but still capable of producing quite high temperatures when used at the 'max' settings. All of items were comparatively slow to heat up on our electric elements, but that is probably directly related to their very heavy bases. We quickly became accustomed to this characteristic and generally spent the couple of minutes while we were waiting chopping or otherwise preparing whatever we intended to cook. Once heated up they cooked very evenly, with no hot spots, and retained the heat really well. I particularly liked the steel handles with silicone inserts, which were very sturdy and also very comfortable to use because they seem to improve one's grip. They are attached to the pans & pots by rivets rather than screws, which might make them less likely to become loose after a few years of use. Importantly, despite my initial concerns they never become hot to the touch when used on our electric hotplates, even when things like stews, soups and curries had spent a couple of hours on the stove, or when very high heat had been used to sear steaks etc. They would of course remain cool on induction cooktops, but it's possible the metal could get unpleasantly hot if used on gas stoves. So far I have not used any of the items in the oven, so can't verify whether or not the silicone inserts in the handles would withstand the really high temperatures (up to 220C) stated in the small instruction booklet.
The cookware is "ok" - but I think the IKEA set is three times better.
Overall the cookware set was "ok", we were given the set as a gift, but I wouldn't recommend buying one. We have a $70 IKEA cook set called OUMBÄRLIG that we find to be top notch and will be going back to it. There are a few things that let the set down...
I found it puzzling that the set didn't include the most basic instructions for how the frypan works or how to best care for a high end product. What is the red dot in the middle of the frypan for? Does the dot change colour? How long will I expect to wait befor...
On the fence ....
On opening the box I was impressed, a stylish and attractive set. Each piece is weighty too, much heavier than the Anolon set I’ve used for some years.
My first use of the largest pan meant oven cooking, and on finishing, it was washed up in the sink by hand. The non stick interior makes this a breeze. It’s my favorite part. Cooking and clean up are so easy.
The exterior shiny finish though is kind of disappointing. There are marks that remain after use. They’re quite subtle and probably only noticeable to me at the moment, but di...sappointing regardless. I’d expect the shiny finish to remain shiny. The same large pan is the same capacity that I’m used to, but with its very flat lid, holds less. A slightly domed lid makes a huge difference. Food sticks to this one. As well, I personally prefer a glass lid, so I can see what’s happening without having to take the lid off - especially if it’s in the oven. I like the fact there are two similar sized frypans. Other sets I’ve purchased previously tend to have varied sizes but I personally don’t see the advantage in that. Two the same (or nearly) are better when cooking for several people. I don’t mind that the large saucepan isn’t non stick as I can see many uses where it wouldn’t matter, but I don’t understand why the smallest also isn’t non stick.
Most aspects of this cookware set are great, the main criticisms I have are in regards to seasoning the stainless pots and the handles of one of the frypans coming loose.
Capacity and Item Selection
The shallow pan is probably my favourite piece in this set - the width and depth make it super versatile, and personally I love the double side-handles. The two other frypans in this set are too similar in size for my liking (26cm and 28cm), and I find I just use the larger one all the time and leave the smaller one tucked away in our storage cupbo...
Purchased in April 2018.
The Great, The Good and The Great Unknown
Sturdy and well made
Printed volume gauges on interiors
Oven-safe stainless pots
Larger pieces quite heavy
Sizes in set mean no lids for 26/28cm pans
Following recommended washing regime doesn't properly clean non-stick coating ...
Good quality pans, great non stick coating
This is a quality cookware set. Well constructed, even heat distribution, and a very slippery nonstick coating. It's also a really good looking set, with polished stainless steel, and riveted handles. Overall this set performs really well, and is of good quality. There are a few design issues, which I'll go into a little later.
Cooking with the nonstick pans is a pleasure. As with all heavy based pans, they take a while to heat up. The heat distribution is excellent. Cooking a 4 egg omelette shows just how even it is. The omelette the...n slides straight out of the pan, with no residue. Clean up is easily achieved by hand washing in hot soapy water. While the instructions say the non stick pans are dishwasher safe, it does recommend NOT putting them in the dishwasher. This is most likely due to the harsh chemicals found in most dishwasher detergents. The small saucepan is a good size. Great for anything from sauces and gravies, to a couple serves of rice. The larger pot is good for soup and pasta. However, it does require a lot of heat to keep water boiling properly. The lids fit well, and despite having no steam vent, they don't clatter about when on full boil. The brushed stainless steel inside the pots had me a little concerned about food sticking, but even rice comes out cleanly, and the dishwasher does a great job of any residue. It's also a good pot to brown meat in for casseroles, as it has a large surface area for frying. Baking and roasting with the large nonstick pan was good, too. The handles come up higher than the sides of the pan, which gives good stability when taking a heavy roast out of the oven. Now for the faults. The handles on the fry pans are awkward to hold, especially given the weight. I'm used to cooking with cast iron pans, so the weight for me is not a problem; it's how the pan feels to hold. If you are looking at this set, go into a store somewhere so you can pick up the pans and see if you can deal with it or not. There is a small strip of silicone on the underside of the grip that seems a bit pointless. In fact, it probably contributes to the odd feel of the handle. A thicker handle, with no silicone grip would have improved the handling greatly.
Mostly great pans, but still some improvements required
I have been using the Jamie Oliver Tefal Premium Stainless Steel 5 Piece Cookset on our ceramic cooktop for over a month now. Overall, I have found them to be very good. In fact, the more I use them, the more I like them! But there are a couple of serious issues I have with this set, too, which is why I only gave it 3 stars instead of 4 - I shall explain further down.
On the positive side, the handles on the 5.2L stew pot are fantastic - perfect height and easy to grip and they don't get hot. I can't fault them. They're also not bad on the p...ot roast. The handles, however, on the frypans and 1.5L saucepan are not overly comfortable but nevertheless quite manageable. The 5.2L stew pot is great for making soups or reheating them. It's a great size and is a perfect fit for my kitchen, where I have saucepans a bit smaller, or pots bigger, but none quite this size. The only improvement I could make on this pot would be for a lid that lifts up instead of flattening in, as sometimes I make too much soup (whoops!) and then I think...'Mmm...maybe I just won't put the lid on...' because it will overflow! But otherwise, the pot does not rattle with the lid on when things are boiling away inside, which is good. The 1.5L saucepan is perfect for making custards and other sauces where you need to use a whisk. The bottom of the saucepan is shaped perfectly for this and makes it easy to achieve a lump-free end result, so I was very happy with that. I was also happily surprised to find that the flat lid on this saucepan also didn't rattle when its insides were boiling! It's a lovely little saucepan, and I think the larger saucepans like this would also be a treat to use. It's just the handle that's not wonderful - every other aspect of this saucepan is wonderful, and this is coming from someone who prefers glass lids over metal lids, too! The pot roast is perfect for making curries - and when you're pouring leftovers into containers, it just slides right out with no scraping required! I make all my curries in the pot roast now, it's the perfect size and makes for less work for me at the end (except that it ought to be hand washed - more on that later in this review). If you're going to be picky, these Jamie Oliver pans all do take a while to heat up, but once they've got their heat on, they're great. Nice and even heat and the red spot on the frypans is a good visual marker to know if it's ready. If you're worried about it, just put the pans on a bit earlier than you would for other pans, while you cut up your food. I haven't found it to be a problem for me, anyway.
Questionable price range and manufacturing origins
Firstly, I have never owned nor used this product or any others similarly in my entire life prior to this review. I have only researched briefly by going to stores locally such as the likes of Myer and David Jones.
Upon receiving this via the postal courier service, I had a brief read of the packaging and when looking at it from afar. I found the packaging to be of poor quality. Nothing really gave you an impression that what you were receiving was a high quality item.
The manufacturing origin and ...
Good quality, if the price is right!
Wherever possible, I prefer to keep reviews succinct, as I don't believe many readers have the patience to read lengthy trials and tribulations some people seem to have in the simplest of situations. As in this instance, using a set of saucepans to prepare some food shouldn't require a PhD thesis. Also, I am taking in to account that my meal preparations now utilise a mixture of ovens, microwave and convection, freestanding steamer, electric wok, deep fryer and infra-red meat grill, so the saucepans actually only play a minor role in my kitch...en. Generally, the frying pans are used much more, so I like and use the "Thermo Spot" heat indicator. Manufacturers who brand their products with a celebrity endorsements, are probably misleading some buyers in to believing that somehow or other the products are going to help them attain the same level of achievements as the celebrity. Newsflash... if you couldn't cook like Jamie Oliver before buying this cookware, you not going to witness any great improvements once you've started to. However, here are some observations you might like to take in to consideration if you are in the market for cookware: * Well made stainless steel cookware, but might be a little on the heavy side for some people. * Solid steel handles, look great, but can get too hot to handle without an oven mitt. * Lids are plain stainless steel and without any venting holes, so you need to lift the lid to see or stir (don't forget the other mitt on the lid handle) and personally, I'd prefer vented glass lids. * Excellent non-stick surface on the frying pans, but personally I'd prefer all pans were non-stick.
Impressive Cooking Set with some minor issues
I received this cook set in a well presented large box, well packaged so as not to scratch each separate item. The cardboard rings used to protect the pans inside are great to keep if the pans are stacked on top of each other when not in use. The set consists of 2 fry pans of varying size, a very large shallow pan with steel lid, a stew pot with metal lid and a smaller saucepan with lid. The pans have a non stick surface inside and are high quality stainless steel and the pot and saucepan are all stainless steel. All lids are stainless ste...el. Two great features are the wide flat handles with a silicone grip underneath and also the inside markings for measurement. These items feel high quality due to their weight however the handles are designed so they wont roll in your hand when lifting as they are fairly heavy. The handles are riveted on the pots/pan and all lids have very good quality riveted handles that do not heat up excessively when heated. The pans have a Thermo Heat spot which changes its shade of red as the pan becomes hotter which is ideal for the novice cook. I have tested all the items thoroughly with various dishes. The saucepan simply does the job of a saucepan but in my opinion is a little small for a large family meal. It cooks great however, after a few washes in the dishwasher it does lose some of its sheen even on the short wash. There are 2 frying pans which I have used for cooking eggs, chicken, and steak. I have used these on both gas and electric hobs and they perform excellent. I have had them to a very high temperature and have not noticed any degradation of the non stick surface at all. I have used plastic implements and also metal just to see how they withstood abuse and there were not even any scratches. This included whisks. The Thermo spot worked fine but I have cooked for many years and its not a feature I need to use but its there if I was uncertain of the temperature. I then decided to use the stew pot and made a large amount of pumpkin soup. It did a great job and there did not appear to be any surface sticking. I even finished this off in the oven just to give it a test and it produced a great result. Finally I used the Shallow Pan. For this I bought a flat chicken and surrounded it with various vegetables and did a roast after first browning everything on the cook-top. It came up a treat and I think this item would also be great for a paella or similar. I also cooked pancakes in it as a novelty and this is where the Thermo Spot showed its true potential. One issue with this though its that its huge and may encroach on another hob on the hotplate. Also with a full roast its heavy, really heavy, so take care lifting and use both handles with hand protection. For all of the items the cooking process was very good and after demonstrating them to my Chef son he was also suitably impressed with the quality and excellent cooking results. Most people would be happy to have them in the kitchen. The downside of this set is not as noticeable but after several trials became more annoying. The 2 frying pans are great but do not come with a lid. None of the pots that have lids fit or come close to fitting the pans. The saucepan is only big enough for a 2 person meal and I think cooking for 4 or more people would be a real struggle. If the stew pot was slightly larger then the lid from that would fit at least one of the frying pans. To me not having the lids and a big enough saucepan makes little sense and another larger saucepan and 1 middle size frying pan with the stew pot or saucepan lid choice would make much more sense. Lets face it we rarely cook using 2 frying pans at once but we often use more than 1 saucepan so one good size pan with a lid option would be the way to go. The shallow pan would be fun to use but needs a lot of space to store and it will take up most of the bottom tray of the dishwasher if you wash it in that manner. So all in all great fun to use with some limitations. My final advice would be to hand wash this set to preserve the finish rather that using the dishwasher. If you follow this they will look good for a long time and they clean easily using the manual method. The non stick surface performs great and seems very durable but be careful lifting with large food items as they can become heavy. Other than that experiment and enjoy!
The best set of pans I have ever owned by a good margin but still some room for improvement
- Dishwasher safe!!!!! I love you Tefal/Jamie! (They actually dish wash really well)
- Really good thick bases on all of the pots and pans. They have 'good heft' as my Gran would have said.
- The heat distribution on all of the pans is excellent and very even across the entire base. This makes a considerable difference to the outcome when cooking with gas. I have not ended up with any burnie bits on the bottom since I started using these. (This is good because I often forget to stir stuff)
- The stainless steel fi...
Great pan set, hard to fault, highly recommend
Short version; Heats up well, non-stick properties are great (titanium non-stick as opposed to PTFE/Teflon). Good weight without being heavy. Easy to clean, tolerant to metal kitchen tools & only very minor issues found.
I really like this set, the entire set is a good mix of sizes, the 38 shallow pan & lid especially is a really nice one for everything for making foods that require a lot of reducing or stewing. Want to try a paella in this next week, looks like it'd be great for that.
The design, feel & weight is great,...
High Quality and Perfect for Serious Cooks
Very impressive in terms of both quality and functionality is how I describe this superb set. My wife and I have been using it on a daily basis for several weeks in a wide range of cooking applications and cuisines with excellent results. We cook exclusively on a natural gas cooking range although we note this cookware is also suitable for induction cooking. The set comprises 1 x 26 cm frying pan, 1 x 28 cm frying pan, 1 x 16 cm 1.5 litre saucepan with lid, 1 x 24 cm 5.2 litre saucepan with lid and double handles, and 1 x 38 cm shallow pan wi...th lid and double handles. The saucepans have graduated volume markings and the shallow pan and both frying pans have non stick surfaces. The non stick surfaces incorporate a red 'Thermo Spot' in the centre which turns a dark red when the utensil is pre heated to 'hot' to indicate that it's ready for cooking, after which the temperature can be reduced. My wife is a very accomplished and experienced cook and she, like me, is very impressed. Our kitchen already has good quality saucepans and pans (e.g. Circulon Commercial and Scanpan) that we used on a daily basis until this set arrived. Every item in the set is solidly constructed in stainless steel with excellent handles and cooking bodies and importantly the handles are rivetted to the cooking bodies. The frying pans and 1.5 lt saucepan can be picked up while cooking without using hand protection. The lids are sturdy and fit very well and are also made of stainless steel. The cooking bodies of every item are solid with the bases having a practical ‘heaviness’ (we really like this feature) that transfers heat evenly and quickly with no ‘hot spots’ and definitely no warping. The heavy bases also have excellent heat retention. The non stick surfaces in the frying pans and shallow pan perform exceptionally well and are so easy to clean. Lesser quality non stick surfaces tend to break down with frequent use over an extended period but I don’t think that will happen with these utensils because the non stick surface seems to be exceptional. The stainless steel construction of every piece is high quality and it’s easy to keep them looking as good as new. All items can be washed in a dishwasher, but we washed the saucepans both by hand and in the dishwasher. They came up as new either way. The frying pans and shallow pan can also be placed in the dishwasher but we preferred to hand wash them to take best care of the non stick coatings (we also used plastic tongs, egg slices etc that are suitable for use with non stick surfaces to avoid scratching). They were very easy to clean. This set is ideal to complement a beginners set (say someone who already has some cook ware), but for someone wanting a comprehensive set they might want to add an extra saucepan with a lid that would snugly fit one of the frying pans. Finally the set is covered by a 10 year manufacturers guarantee which is not only comforting to a buyer but it's evidence of the manufacturers confidence in the quality and durability of the set. In summary - superb high quality and perfectly suited to serious cooks. Highly recommended.
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