for a better tomorrow

Tefal is committed to
safe & healthier cooking

For 60 years, Tefal has constantly innovated to offer eco-friendly, safe and quality products to guarantee successful healthy cooking on a daily basis.

Safe Cooking : PFOA free coating

Tefal non-stick coated cookware products are subject to very regular analyses carried out by independent laboratories under the strictest methodologies. These checks have systematically established the absence of PFOA in Tefal utensils.

PFOA FREE coating

Safe coating: PTFE inert coating

Tefal was the first to use PTFE as the main component of its non-stick coatings.

Public Health Authorities in Europe and in the United States have demonstrated that PTFE is an inert substance with no effect on health, even in the case of ingestion. These authorities have confirmed the health safety of PTFE.

safe coating

PTFE – polytetrafluoroethylene – used in cookware coatings for its non-stick properties

Lower fat cooking

For public health reasons, authorities recommend to limit the consumption of fat.

In 1956, Tefal launched the first non-stick coating cookware, enabling cooking with little to no oil. On top of this nutritional benefit it helps to better preserve the original flavor of food.



No overheating

Since 2000, Tefal products are equipped with Thermo-Spot© technology which turns full red when the pan has reached the ideal temperature.

It guarantees perfect texture, perfect color and perfect taste for delicious full-flavored meals every day.

More recently, Experience© and Assisteo© by Tefal have been designed to avoid over-heating the pan thus preserving flavors and nutritional quality of the food.



Healthy cooking day after day

Our researchers work with the constant aim to extend the durability of our coatings so they remain non-stick, safe and scratch free even after years of intensive cooking.




Safe Cooking : PFOA free PTFE coating

Safe Cooking :

Safe cooking: PFOA free

Safe coating:
PTFE inert coating

Lower fat cooking

Lower fat cooking

No overheating

No overheating

Healthy cooking day after day

Healthy cooking day
after day

Tefal answers
Your questions

Are PTFE and PFOA alike?

PTFE and PFOA are often confused:

- PTFE: Polytetrafluoroethylene is an inert substance that does not react with food. The harmlessness of PTFE has been scientifically proven by the highest Health Authorities.

- PFOA: Perfluorooctanoic acid is a chemical substance, still used by some manufacturers, which is suspected to have negative health effects.

Yeas ago, TEFAL was one of the pioneers of PFOA free coatings. On top of that Tefal also ensures the absence of lead and cadmium in its products.


Why choosing Tefal PTFE coating?

- For healthy cooking with less oil and fat: thanks to PTFE non-toxic non-stick material properties.

- For successful cooking: great searing of the food with non-stick coating.

- Easy to clean: due to its hydrophobic material properties.

- Long lasting: PTFE is a non-stick material: Tefal Titanium Excellence PTFE coating lasts up to 3 times longer*.


Is PTFE coating safe for your health?

Public Health Authorities in Europe and in the United States have demonstrated that PTFE is an inert substance with no effect on health, even in the case of ingestion.

These authorities have confirmed the health safety of PTFE coatings in cooking utensils. Moreover, PTFE is frequently used in medicine, to cover pacemakers or create implants.

*Titanium Excellence coating lasts up to 3 times longer than TEFAL Power Glide coating.

Is it dangerous to cook in a scratched pan?

TEFAL non-toxic cookware products are designed to be long lasting without deteriorating. However, inadvertently swallowing a piece of the coating is quite harmless.

As the studies conducted by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC): the human body does not assimilate the particles, which remain utterly harmless.

However, scratches can cause a reduction in the non-stick qualities of the utensil: so it is best to replace the product concerned.


Tefal is committed to
respecting the environment

Tefal manages and monitors the Life Cycle Assessment of its products. This methodology provides an exhaustive view of the environmental impact at every stage in order to drive product and process innovation.

Increase in recycled raw material

Tefal continuously increases the weight of recycled aluminum. Tefal is one of the first manufacturers developping ranges made of 100% recycled aluminum to reduces pollution by 90% (vs. producing aluminum)..

Environmentally friendly recyclable products

80% of our pots and pans can be recycled endlessly.

Increase in recycled raw material Environmentally friendly production Increased durability Environmentally friendly recyclable products

Environmentally friendly production

The industrial production process abides by the strictest rules in order to respect the environment.

Increased durability

A battery of internal and external tests are conducted to ensure unmatched quality. Our latest Tefal Experience coating lasts 3x longer than previous generations of coatings (Tefal PowerGlide) for a lower impact on the environment.

60 years

respecting the

ISO 14001

environmental standard for all Tefal production sites

85% of Tefal coated aluminum pots & pans produced in 2016 were produced in France.

Tefal is committed to
Quality management

Tefal has always set consumer satisfaction as its top priority. For 60 years, Tefal has implemented strong quality control procedures to manage and monitor quality both upstream (supply, production) and downstream (logistics, distribution and customer service).

60 years

of quality

ISO 9001

standard for Tefal production sites

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