What is the T-Fal Red Spot?

Tefal red spot cookwareT-Fal is produced by French Manufacturers DuPont, a major producer of cookware. They have different product lines available to suit any budget from the professional chef to the everyday cook. One of the signature pieces that T-Fal produces is the T-Fal Thermo Spot. It’s a big red dot on the bottom of the pan.

What is the T-Fal Red Spot?

  • Simply put it’s a temperature indicator

The T-fal red spot is a unique feature that tells you when your pans are preheated to perfection. The spot changes color when the pan heats up. When the pan reaches the ideal temperature, the thermo Spot pattern turns to  a solid red. It’s a great visual cue for any chef. The red spot is available on sauté pans, frying pans and the like.

The way the red spot works is that when the pan is placed on a hot stove the Thermo Spot will heat up changing to a bright solid red. You don’t have to worry about the red spot scraping off either. It’s a part of the non-stick coating applied during production.

You have to hand it to T-Fal when it comes to innovation. The red spot is a great tool for a beginning chef. It takes the guesswork out of preheating your pans. It sounds a bit simple but think about it for a second. If your pan isn’t pre heated properly for those delicate egg dishes they can stick and ruin the whole recipe. The red spot is just a little piece of insurance that can help a burgeoning cook gain a little bit of confidence.

Thermo Spot cookware is widely available. You can find it in most department stores, through T-Fal’s website or just look around online for the best bargain. We have found that Amazon generally has the best prices.

You can find the right skillet or sauté pan in whatever price range suits you. So why not start shopping and then start cooking with one less thing to worry about.

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Comments

  1. I agree as a home cook many times I’ll start cooking before the pan is hot the T-Fal red dot solves that problem in a very clever way. Also it looks like T-Fal cookware comes in a nice selection of sizes and shapes.