Product Comparison: T-fal C836SA vs Calphalon Simply SA14H

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General Specifications
About the Product
The T-fal Ultimate Stainless Steel with Copper Bottom 10-Piece Cookware set provides the pieces essential for day-to-day cooking. For browning and searing a range of foods, use the fry pan or covered fry pan. For stocks or large meals, the dutch oven has a wide bottom surface and generous size. Riveted stainless-steel handles are ergonomically designed and glass lids help trap in heat, moisture and nutrients.
Simply Calphalon Nonstick cookware brings durability and performance to your kitchen. The long-lasting non stick cookware surface consistently delivers delicious results followed by easy cleanup, while durable, hard-anodized aluminum construction promotes fast and even heating.
Simply SA14H
Key Specs
Number Of Pieces
8-inch Fry Pan, 10.5-inch Fry Pan with cover, 1-qt. Sauce Pan with cover, 2-qt. Sauce Pan with cover, 5-qt. Dutch Oven with cover, 5-qt. Steamer insert
8-in. Omelette Pan, 10-in. Omelette Pan, 10-in. Omelette Pan with cover, 1-qt. Sauce Pan with cover, 2-qt. Saucepan with cover, 4-qt. Saucepan with cover, 3-qt. Saute Pan with cover, 6-qt. Stockpot with cover
Stainless steel
Hard Anodized Aluminum
Interior surface
Stainless steel
Non-stick coating
Suitable For
Gas, Electric, Induction, Oven safe
Gas, Electric, Oven safe, Glass Ceramic, Halogen
What customers say about "Key Specs"
T-fal C836SA Ultimate Stainless Steel
  • Overall the pans are good quality, and work well. One relatively minor thing is that all the pans/pots come with a sticker right in the middle of the bottom side of the cookware.
  • The pots and pans in this set come with the copper bottom and the cooking is much more even than my old all-stainless steel sets. It's a great buy for the price!
  • These set come with a small, medium, and large pan. The medium sized pan from our old T-fal set is larger than the one in this set. A bit of a let down, but not enough to warrant a full star.
  • This is not for hard-core frying though, more like simmering. Medium flame should be the largest setting with this set.
  • I love these pans! Even cooking on a gas stove and easy to clean. Great quality for the price!
  • The pans are advertised as 'copper-bottomed', and through the photographs you are lead to believe that they actually have a sufficient amount of copper to influence cooking.
Calphalon Simply SA14H 14 Piece Nonstick
  • I absolutely love this cookware set! The temperature control and even conduction is great for getting all the food done at once! No constant stirring or flip flopping to make sure all the sides get done.
  • From stove to oven it's great for searing meat and baking off in the oven. I can't wait to get more pieces for my set!
  • Purchased for our cottage by the river; perfect nonstick surface that no one can destroy and they cook beautifully. Size perfect for a family. If cooking for large groups, purchase larger pans.
  • Beware that this is a very lightweight set of cookware. Any even semi-seious cook knows that appropriate heat distribution requires that there be some heft in the cookware.
  • They are good, but the larger skillets have a higher center resulting in any oil or butter collecting only at the edges of the pan. Makes it difficult to pan fry anything.
Size & Weight
11.7 in
14 in
21.4 in
27 in
13.7 in
13 in
20 lb
28 lb
Non-stick surface
Oven-Safe Temperature
500 deegrees
400 deegrees
Riveted Stainless Steel
Stainless Steel With Silicone-Coated
Dishwasher Safe
Hand washing only
Multi-Layer Base Delivers Optimal Heat, Premium Stainless Steel Construction
Nonstick interior for easy release and cleanup, Comfortable silicone handles stay cool on the stovetop, Medium-gauge, hard anodized aluminum for even heating
What customers say about "Features"
T-fal C836SA Ultimate Stainless Steel
  • The set is what I expected except for the handles that's why only 4 stars. I was hoping for heat resistant handles but didn't realize they weren't. The pans in themselves are of excellent quality.
  • Very pleased with this set! nice to be able to throw them in the dishwasher versus cleaning non-stick ones by hand all the time.
  • Very pleased that the handles don't get too hot when these have to sit on the stove.
  • The handles stay moderately warm during cooking.
  • This leads to them heating up so that I have to use a kitchen towel with them sometimes.
Calphalon Simply SA14H 14 Piece Nonstick
  • The pans are light enough so that one does not have to be a professional weight lifter to move them, yet are extremely sturdy and the handles and covers are easy on the hands.
  • The nonstick surface requires hand washing, a slight drawback, but the cleanup is amazingly easy, a little soap and water, a sponge, and presto! Good as new.
  • I could not be any happier with a set of pots and pans. We use every size often, even the giant fry pan. The glass lids allow you to see your food cooking which I like. The handles are really comfortable.
  • I love my new cookware. It is so easy to clean. And with all the different sizes, I have a very good choice on which pot or pan to use depending on what we are making.
  • It's the anodized outside that will discolor it washed in the dishwaser. I would buy these again but I might buy a different outer finish.
  • I've discovered that the non-stick coating flakes off after a mere 8 months of gentle use with approved utensils.
Other Information
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer warranty
10 year(s)

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