Nothing makes you feel more like a seasoned chef than searing off a piece of beautiful meat on the hob and then finishing it off in the oven. It is the mark of a home cook who takes pride in their cooking.
However, can you just shove any old pan in the oven? And what happens if you stick a pan in the oven that shouldn’t go in the oven?
Well, today, we’re looking at whether Tefal pans are oven safe and how you can find out whether your pans are oven safe!
Are Tefal Pans Oven Safe?
Most Tefal pans are oven-safe up to about 180 degrees Celsius or 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Any temperature higher than this can destroy the non-stick coating or melt the plastic handle. The lids of Tefal pans are also oven safe, but only up to 175 degrees Celsius.
How to Check if Your Pans Are Oven Safe
If you’re buying new pans, the description should state whether the pan is oven safe or not. If it does, it will likely have a temperature rating.
If the description of the pan doesn’t even mention the oven, then it is likely not oven-safe, and you shouldn’t risk it.
If you’re wondering whether the pans you already have are suitable for the oven, some pans have temperature ratings on the bottom of them. If your pan doesn’t, again, it is likely not suitable for oven use.
What Happens to Pans if They Get Too Hot in the Oven?
If you put a frying pan in the oven that isn’t suitable for use in the oven, or you put a pan in at a higher temperature than it is suited for, the non-stick coating can fail.
Non-stick coatings can begin to peel and degrade at high temperatures, you can also melt the handle of your pan, which will leave a nasty stink in your oven, and your meal won’t be too pleasant either.
What if I Want to Cook at Higher Temperatures?
All pans with non-stick coatings have their limitations when it comes to oven use. To get the most out of your frying pans, you could buy a carbon steel frying pan or a cast-iron skillet. These don’t have a non-stick coating, so you can use them at higher temperatures in the oven.
We hope this look at Tefal pans and whether they are oven-safe or not has been helpful. A lot of non-stick pans are ovenproof to a point, but to really make the most of your pans in the oven, carbon steel or cast iron is more suitable.
Scott is a writer and a passionate home chef. His passion for cooking began when he was 10 years old. Scott has been writing professionally for over five years now and loves to combine his passion for cooking with his day job.