The 5 Best Scanpan Cookware (+Individual Review)

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We all have busy lives, and a little help in the kitchen goes a long way. Every meal begins with the cookware.

Quality cookware should ease the burden in both cooking, and clean up. The last thing a mother wants to do is spend her evening scraping off cooked-on food from the pans.

Let’s take a moment to review great cookware options, and see why Scanpan is the best option for your kitchen.

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Types of non-stick

Cast iron cookware can develop some non-stick properties, but only after it has been well seasoned. That seasoning is vulnerable to coming off if scrubbed off when trying to remove bonded food.

When it comes to low-cost non-stick pans, there are two types of non-stick coatings. Silicone and Polytetrafluroethylene (PTFE).

Silicone is reasonably safe for cooking, can withstand high heat, and provides a good non-stick surface. However, the silicone wears off over time, and the pan will begin losing its protection. The silicone coating is cheap to apply, which is why these pans are inexpensive. This means that silicone-coated pans have a short lifespan.

PTFE pans provide a longer lasting coating. Teflon cookware relies on PTFE coating. The cost of the pan is inexpensive, but there are serious health concerns with Teflon.

At higher heats, which is frequent with stove top cooking, PTFE coated pans release toxins, which can be a health concern, which will be discussed shortly. PTFE pans are not scratch resistant.

Though PFTE pans last longer than silicone, they have a shorter lifespan than ceramic, and are not able to endure high heat.

Ceramic coatings are more costly, but provide good non-stick coverage and a durable surface. Ceramic coated cookware keeps foods from bonding to the pan, has lasting durability, and does not emit toxic chemicals or fumes at high temperatures. Scanpan has a unique process of bonding the ceramic-titanium surface to the pan, providing durability and is 100% PFOA and PFOS free.

Why Scanpan?

In this review, let’s look at the Scanpan company and see why their best practices are environmentally friendly and health-friendly. Scanpan is a Denmark company that has been making cookware since 1956. Scanpan’s cookware is completely free of PFOA and PFOS.

The Scanpan cookware is made out of recycled aluminum, reducing the demand for mining, and reusing metals that would have been put into landfills. The packaging also is made from recycled paper products.

The non-stick cookware is forged from quality aluminum, and a titanium surface is applied. The ceramic-titanium is heated to 30,000 degrees, and then permanently bonded to the aluminum, providing a safe ceramic surface with superior non-stick coating. Because the ceramic-titanium surface is bonded to the aluminum structure, it will not wear off or chip away.

It is one of the most durable surfaces on the market. Scanpan’s ceramic surface is hard enough to use metal utensils and is completely dishwasher safe. Unlike silicone, the non-stick coating will not wear off.

This cookware does use PTFE, but “the SCANPAN formula works with the patented ceramic titanium surface construction to provide long lasting nonstick performance”. Only under extreme heating — you shouldn’t let your pans burn in the stove —- it can release some fumes that are harmful for birds.

Scanpan products

Scanpan provides cookware that has durability, non-stick surfaces, and provides even heat distribution during cooking. This sets these products apart from the competition. Other brands of non-stick cookware products are slow to heat and won’t evenly distribute heat. Silicon and regular PTFE based cookware are non-stick but lack durability, providing a shorter lifespan of the product.

Scanpan’s unique design combines the best of all styles of non-stick cookware. The core is solid aluminum, which conducts heat evenly. The non-stick titanium ceramic surface — PTFE ( polytetrafluoroethylene) — is super-heated and bonded to the aluminum base. The high heat bonds the ceramic permanently to the aluminum, so the non-stick coating won’t chip, blister, or peel. The titanium ceramic coating is ten times harder than steel, so it is dishwasher safe, and won’t be damaged by abrasive pads, or metal utensils.

Let’s review 5 of the best Scanpan purchasing options.

Best Scanpan Cookware

Scanpan 2-Piece Fry Pan Set

This set includes 8 inch and 10.25 inch skillets.

With other brands of non-stick surfaces, searing meats and deglazing aren’t recommended. This is because high heat is the enemy of regular Teflon, plus deglazing requires scraping the surface wich is abrasive to the surface. Because of Scanpan’s ceramic titanium surface with PTFE, heat and scraping won’t harm the surface. Now you can deglaze to capture the flavors for your sauces! Even metal utensils can be used against this surface.

Whether you are flipping pancakes, searing steaks, deglazing, or just frying an egg, these skillets will perform. The ergonomic design provides a good handle and balance. The toxic-free surface will not leach PFOAs into your food.

The aluminum body evenly distributes heat, providing even cooking across the surface of the pan. Unlike other skillets, these will last a lifetime. Each one comes with a lifetime guarantee, insuring you won’t have to replace your cookware.

These fry pans are also dishwasher safe.

Scanpan CTX 11-Inch Covered Sauté Pan

Handcrafted in Denmark with a 5-ply, five-layer construction. This pan is stainless steel, with a pure aluminum core.

It provides even heat distribution, and will even work on inductive stoves. The Scanpan CTX also incorporates the patented titanium ceramic bonded coating.

This sauté pan will provide a lifetime of durable, PFOA free cooking. The non-stick surface is dishwasher safe, and will easily endure metal utensils and high heat up to 500 degrees.

The surface won’t chip, blister, and is safe for metal utensils.

This pan comes with a lifetime warranty.

Scanpan Classic 11-Piece Deluxe Cookware Set

This eleven piece set provides a lifetime of safe cooking with Scanpan’s patented non-stick surface.

These pots and pans are made of a pressure-cast aluminum body, with a ceramic-titanium coating that is ten times harder than steel.

The aluminum body provides even heat distribution, ensuring your food cooks evenly without hotspots.

Cleanup is effortless, and this set is dishwasher safe. The non-stick surface is designed for stove top use up to 500 degrees, and won’t blister, peel, or chip. It is scratch resistant, and is safe for metal utensils.

What includes this set?

  • 1o.25 inch skillet
  • 1o.25 inch covered sauté
  • 1-qt. saucepan with lid
  • 2-qt. saucepan with lid
  • 3-qt. saucepan with lid
  • 6.5-qt. Dutch oven with lid

Scanpan Professional 10-Piece Cookware Set

This is the perfect set for both professional and home cooks. These pans are made out of pressure cast pure aluminum, then coated with Scanpan’s patented ceramic titanium non-stick coating.

This surface is ten times harder than steel, and is completely PFOA and PFOS free.

It’s dishwasher safe, and scratch resistant. Metal utensils can be safely used on these pots and pans, and the surface is stove and oven safe up to 500 degrees.

What includes this set?

  • 1-qt. saucepan with lid
  • 3-qt. saucepan with lid
  • 8 inch frying pan
  • 10.25 inch frying pan
  • 6.5-qt stock pot
  • 10.25 inch covered sauté pan

Scanpan CTP 10 pieces cookware set

This is the newest (and most premium) addition to the Scanpan family. The coating of this pan is ceramic covered with a titanium layer (Stratanium) that provides extra durability to the non stick coating.

Also, the texture of the surface makes it easier to searing or browning a big piece of steak.

The Premium 5-ply STainless steel construction gives you a sturdy and long-lasting (+15 years of heavy use) cookware set

Also if you want a Eco-friendly cookware set you will be pleased to know that the built material of this set is 100% recycle aluminum.  The handles are ergonomically designed to be soft at touch.

It is dishwasher and oven friendly up to 500º, and suitable for all types of cooktops (including induction).

It’s quite pricey, so if you are a rookie cook or you just want a simple set, this set may be too much for your needs.

I’m a full-time food blogger so this set is right up my alley! It doesn’t get better than this.

What includes this set?

  • 8″ nonstick skillet
  • 10.25” nonstick skillet
  • 11” saute pan with lid
  • 1-qt. saucepan with lid
  • 2-qt. saucepan with lid
  • 6.3-qt. Dutch oven with lid

Final Thoughts

Whether you are looking for a sauté pan, or are looking for a complete set, Scanpan has the right product for you. This brand has been the leader in cookware in Europe for more than 50 years, and their lifetime guarantee ensures that this will be the last set of pans you will need. These pans are safe, durable, and will make cooking a pleasure.

Happy Cooking!

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