Techtonic 5 piece cookware set. Was £125.00 now £40.00 using code: '10POUNDS' at checkout. Viners
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Techtonic 5 piece cookware set. Was £125.00 now £40.00 using code: '10POUNDS' at checkout. Viners

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Found 31st Aug 2013
Great price for a 5 set of quality pans. On sale at £50.00 but now £40.00 using code: 10POUNDS at checkout.


The Techtonic cookware range is a collection of pans constructed from high quality hard-anodised aluminium for efficient heat conduction and excellent robustness. The pans have 18/10 stainless steel handles that are riveted for maintenance-free durability. Each pan is coated with a durable 3 ply non stick for healthier cooking. The griddle pan gives food a unique char-grilled flavour and characteristic stripes. This product is a part of the Viners Elite Concepts Contemporary collection.

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Nice

no, no, no. Viners has gone downhill massively. I have an old set of pans they used to sell, cookware collection. the quality is no longer anywhere near what it used to be; they just trade on their name nowadays. cold

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tighty

no, no, no. Viners has gone downhill massively. I have an old set of pans … no, no, no. Viners has gone downhill massively. I have an old set of pans they used to sell, cookware collection. the quality is no longer anywhere near what it used to be; they just trade on their name nowadays. cold

These are a decent set of pans, not worth the rrp but well worth this price

Thanks

Can these be used on induction hobs?

Joe Dante

Can these be used on induction hobs?


No, they are aluminium which isn't magnetic.

tighty

no, no, no. Viners has gone downhill massively. I have an old set of pans … no, no, no. Viners has gone downhill massively. I have an old set of pans they used to sell, cookware collection. the quality is no longer anywhere near what it used to be; they just trade on their name nowadays. cold



I agree with the above.

I took a punt on these and have to say I'm pretty disappointed with them. The pans themselves feel fairly solid but the handles and lids just feel cheap and nasty - the griddle is lightweight garbage. 3 out of 4 lids were dented/misshapen upon arrival and a couple of the pans had deep scratches on them. I'm sending them straight back for a refund.
Edited by: "hamfist" 3rd Sep 2013

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hamfist

I agree with the above. I took a punt on these and have to say I'm pretty … I agree with the above. I took a punt on these and have to say I'm pretty disappointed with them. The pans themselves feel fairly solid but the handles and lids just feel cheap and nasty - the griddle is lightweight garbage. 3 out of 4 lids were dented/misshapen upon arrival and a couple of the pans had deep scratches on them. I'm sending them straight back for a refund.

Sorry to hear that. - I wish I hadn't posted any links for viners stuff now - nobody seems to be that impressed by the quality

angeli

Sorry to hear that. - I wish I hadn't posted any links for viners stuff … Sorry to hear that. - I wish I hadn't posted any links for viners stuff now - nobody seems to be that impressed by the quality



Hey you're not to know. Its for people to make their own minds up, and they have. I wouldn't touch them myself. But always post, as theres people who DON'T agree with others and find stuff great for money

asur

No, they are aluminium which isn't magnetic.


Since when have they got to be magnetic for hobs ?

About Viners quality, I bought cutlery from a deal posted months ago that was very cheap, yet insane quality and good weighted - They don't bend.


Tempted to buy these although the handles do look kinda tatty.

PhilK

Since when have they got to be magnetic for hobs ?



Because induction hobs create a magnetic field which induces an electric current in the pot. But pot has to have the ability to be magnetic.

angeli

Sorry to hear that. - I wish I hadn't posted any links for viners stuff … Sorry to hear that. - I wish I hadn't posted any links for viners stuff now - nobody seems to be that impressed by the quality



There's always going to be whiners complaining about the quality, no matter what the brand or price. Viners isn't worth it at the full RRP, just like any brand isn't, but on deals like this it's generally fine. People can't wrap their heads around the quality of products being lower than it used to be.

Word of warning with the 10POUNDS code though (although looks to be expired now) - they upped most 'on sale' prices to compensate. For example, some items that are now £30 were previously in their sale at £17.50.


CardboardCutout

Because induction hobs create a magnetic field which induces an electric … Because induction hobs create a magnetic field which induces an electric current in the pot. But pot has to have the ability to be magnetic.



Worth noting that some otherwise non-magnetic pans can work with induction if there's a plate of magnetic material on the bottom.
Edited by: "Sumpte" 4th Sep 2013

PhilK

Since when have they got to be magnetic for hobs ?



for induction hobs, you can use anything on the old fashioned hobs (ceramic or hotplate)
Edited by: "donegal" 4th Sep 2013

PhilK

Since when have they got to be magnetic for hobs ?


For induction hobs they HAVE to have iron in the base of the pot (ie cast iron, or stainless steel).
If you put an aluminium pot on the ring, it won't heat.

Can't be washed in a dishwasher unfortunately. Good price if you need a decent "starter" pan set and don't have a dishwasher (or an induction hob)!

angeli

Sorry to hear that. - I wish I hadn't posted any links for viners stuff … Sorry to hear that. - I wish I hadn't posted any links for viners stuff now - nobody seems to be that impressed by the quality



It's not your fault. I purchased because it genuinely seemed like a good deal and was caught out by an inflated "RRP" and Viners quality clearly no longer being what it used to be.

Steeky

For induction hobs they HAVE to have iron in the base of the pot (ie cast … For induction hobs they HAVE to have iron in the base of the pot (ie cast iron, or stainless steel).If you put an aluminium pot on the ring, it won't heat.



News to me, mate. Nor does it make sense.
That said, I note some are actually saying this. I have hobs AND have used aluminium pans on them and not noticed any diff.
Edited by: "PhilK" 4th Sep 2013

Dad bought me a set of Viners pans about a year ago on here. Non-stick coating is VERY weak, most saucepans are no longer non-stick. Handles are awful. Plastic lid handles have cracked. (they are glass lids with plastic handles).

VERY disappointed. Absolute tat with massively inflated RRP and trading on former glory. Wouldn't touch them again with a bargepole.

Just to note, my previous pots and pans (proper old-skool Tefal, before they also went all cheap and gash) lasted around 20 years, so it's not just me. I've been using non-stick friendly sponges. They just aren't up to the use.

This set may have solved some of the issues by using stainless steel lid handles and pan handles, however I'd still doubt the quality of the interior coating on the pans. You really don't want to be ingesting too much non-stick material.


Edited by: "chippytea" 4th Sep 2013

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chippytea

Dad bought me a set of Viners pans about a year ago on here. Non-stick … Dad bought me a set of Viners pans about a year ago on here. Non-stick coating is VERY weak, most saucepans are no longer non-stick. Handles are awful. Plastic lid handles have cracked. (they are glass lids with plastic handles).VERY disappointed. Absolute tat with massively inflated RRP and trading on former glory. Wouldn't touch them again with a bargepole.Just to note, my previous pots and pans (proper old-skool Tefal, before they also went all cheap and gash) lasted around 20 years, so it's not just me. I've been using non-stick friendly sponges. They just aren't up to the use.This set may have solved some of the issues by using stainless steel lid handles and pan handles, however I'd still doubt the quality of the interior coating on the pans.

Well think i'm buying ceramic/stoneware pans from now on!!!

PhilK

News to me, mate. Nor does it make sense.That said, I note some are … News to me, mate. Nor does it make sense.That said, I note some are actually saying this. I have hobs AND have used aluminium pans on them and not noticed any diff.



It was INDUCTION hobs that were mentioned, these are the only ones that need magnetic pans.

I had a Viners set before, terrible quality. The non-stick was peeling within weeks.
My Tefal set is many years old now (5+), and doesn't peel, unless some idiot housemate uses a metal utensil on it..

Cold, because you can get Tefal for about this price (on sale) and it's infinitely better.

PhilK

News to me, mate. Nor does it make sense.That said, I note some are … News to me, mate. Nor does it make sense.That said, I note some are actually saying this. I have hobs AND have used aluminium pans on them and not noticed any diff.


If an aluminium pan heated up on your hob, then you have either a ceramic or halogen hob, not an induction hob.

Steeky

If an aluminium pan heated up on your hob, then you have either a ceramic … If an aluminium pan heated up on your hob, then you have either a ceramic or halogen hob, not an induction hob.


I stand corrected then. A hob is hob to me.

NitrousUK

I had a Viners set before, terrible quality. The non-stick was peeling … I had a Viners set before, terrible quality. The non-stick was peeling within weeks.My Tefal set is many years old now (5+), and doesn't peel, unless some idiot housemate uses a metal utensil on it..Cold, because you can get Tefal for about this price (on sale) and it's infinitely better.



TBF - we've had a Circulon for years, and THEY were losing their covering pretty quick, and they are supposed to be good.

chippytea

Non-stick coating is VERY weak, most saucepans are no longer non-stick.



You've just described every non-stick suacepan ever made. Any set starts breaking apart within a couple years with reasonable use.

PhilK

I stand corrected then. A hob is hob to me.


Most pans are suitable for all other hob types, because you're applying a heat source to the pan (i.e. a gas flame, or a heating element through ceramic etc.). Induction is the only type of hob that relies on creating a magnetic field, so that the pan becomes the heat source.

Edited by: "Sumpte" 4th Sep 2013

Bought these last time they were
On the square pan is not good quality and when cooking the handles get VERY HOT. Abit of a hazard I wouldn't buy these again.

Viners used to be a british brand but its part of the huge oneida american group now. Many of their products are excellent quality for the price including cutlery and glassware etc but non-stick saucepans is something harder to manufacture well at a low price point. I personally wouldn't think of buying a generic low cost non-stick saucepan or frying pan etc. I would also make sure I read reviews about the product before buying. Many top brands are poor quality nowadays.

agree with most comments above. i fell for their marketing once and bought a set, its like disposable pans, after fist use the coating flakes away. At least tefal guarantee the coating not to bubble or flake. www2.allblues.org/aro…lon - cheaper pans have thinner and non robust coating that causes more fumes and flakes. Not worth risking health. I would rather buy a cheaper stainless steel alternative than cheap nonstick.

asur

No, they are aluminium which isn't magnetic.



That's what I thought but wanted to check

Thanks

Sumpte

You've just described every non-stick suacepan ever made. Any set starts … You've just described every non-stick suacepan ever made. Any set starts breaking apart within a couple years with reasonable use



We aren't talking a couple of years, we are talking < 1 year. We are talking about someone who uses the pans very infrequently because he now does more casseroles / slow cooking / airfrying than boiling and frying with normal pans. Or I use my carbon steel wok.

Like I said, my old Tefal set which was over 20 years old (I think it might even have been one of the parent's wedding gifts - will ask them later - which would make it more like 30 years old) still had plenty of life in the non stick.

Edited by: "chippytea" 6th Sep 2013

chippytea

Like I said, my old Tefal set which was over 20 years old (I think it … Like I said, my old Tefal set which was over 20 years old (I think it might even have been one of the parent's wedding gifts - will ask them later - which would make it more like 30 years old) still had plenty of life in the non stick.



That's becuase it's 20/30 years old. You're comparing manufacturing quality of products decades ago to modern standards. If you used that as a standard metric, no consumer products would meet it.
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