Founded in 1956, Tefal? is a French cookware and small appliance company; the name is a combination of the words ?Teflon?? and ?aluminum?. The company is the leading non-stick cookware maker worldwide and known for creating the non-stick cookware category; in the United States the brand is known as T-Fal?. The company mission is to offer ingenious products to make cooking simpler and more rewarding; innovation, quality and performance are hallmarks of the brand. The product line includes small kitchen appliances such as the OptiGrill? which ensures perfect grilling results and the ActiFry low-fat multi cooker which has been mentioned as one of Oprah?s favorites. In addition to non-stick cookware and small appliances the company offers food preparation aids such as ceramic knives. The extremely sharp, ergonomically designed ceramic cutlery is dishwasher safe and each knife includes a protective sheath; the line includes paring knifes, beard knifes, utility knives and more.