IT’S always a toss-up in the kitchen between equipment and skill, and then nutritious or delicious, but with a new line by Tefal, you can finally get the balance of having both.

Chef Rosebud Benitez, of 2012’s Quickfire on GMA News TV fame, had a cooking demo last week using Tefal’s Titanium Expertise Line. Ms. Benitez made chicken adobo with lemongrass, brown rice veggie stir fry, Asian noodles, and soy fish fillet, dishes which she completed in a little over 10 minutes.

Tefal Titanium Expertise has Titanium Excellence coating which is supposed to last up to three times longer than the previous Titanium Force coating. This premium multi-layer non-stick coating features a patented extra-thick hard base, reinforced with titanium particles, making it built for intensive everyday for use up to 12 years (according to a Tefal representative, defects such as a bubbling coating can be addressed for replacement). The range includes a fry pan, wok pan, sauce pan, shallow pan, stew pot, and grill pan, which retail from P3,000 to P7,000.

The line also features the Thermospot, an innovative mark that turns red once the pan reaches the right temperature. Because of this, Ms. Benitez says that her food always has the perfect texture and color every time. She also professes to use the Tefal line at home. “It’s very durable. Whenever I buy cookware, I make sure that I’d be able to use it for a long time, and it’s safe to use for my family.

“Skill is very important, but equipment helps,” she says about how she makes sure that her dishes always come out both healthy and appetizing. “It’s the same for me. You can always create nutritious food and make it delicious.” — JLG