Most of us have at least one non-stick pan. In fact we’ve been using them for years. There are so many different brands. My mom and mother-in-law have been using the same ones for at least 10 years and have never bothered to replace them even when the coating on them started to peel. But how safe can it be to take a bite of your egg with bits of non-stick coating peeling off onto your egg? For that matter who wants to eat their egg with those black bits scattered throughout looking like pepper? Not me!
Well there’s been quite a bit of discussion on this topic of how it can cause cancer, birth defects and a myriad of other illnesses. The chemical in question is PFOA.
However, about 6 years ago I discovered the Scanpan. This non-stick pan has proven the test of time. Not only can you use high heat without any toxic properties peeling or seeking into your food and blood stream but these pans can be put into the oven up to 500 degrees and be used with metal utensils as well. AMAZING!
Here are a few facts about the Scanpan:
•Made from 100% recycled, squeeze cast aluminum
•Fry without the use of fat or oils
•Our patented ceramic titanium surface with our GreenTek non-stick allows the use of any utensil, including metal utensils
•Suitable for all stove tops, certain models can be used on induction burners
•Guaranteed not to warp
•Fast and even heat distribution and superb heat retention
•Oven safe to 500°F
•Our pans are easy to clean and dishwasher safe
•Our Stay-cool, bakelite handles are attached via a patented locking system without the use of screws or rivets for maximum durability
•Designed and manufactured in Denmark
What’s Green Tek?
Scanpan is the world’s first manufacturer of nonstick cookware that was certified PFOA-free. Recent concerns linked to PFOA and its environmental impact prompted them to develop a PTFE compound that would not require a PFOA emulsifier.
Prior to GREEN TEK, PFOA was used to support the polymerization of PTFE though it was always extracted after the production process. By the time the nonstick compound was applied to the pan surface, PFOA was no longer present.
They want to assure their customers that Scanpan cookware is completely free of PFOA during all stages of their manufacturing process.
Their GREENTEK nonstick compound continues to work flawlessly in conjunction with their patented Ceramic Titanium technology and customers will see no difference in Scanpan’s superior performance in their Classic, Professional and CTX cookware ranges.
I love this pan so much that I purchased them for both my mom and mother-on-law and they love them.
Last year when my daughter moved into her first apartment at college I told her I was going to get her some Scanpans. She refused to have me buy her such superior cookware and insisted that she was going to get the inexpensive non-stick cookware. She was worried her friends would ruin the good stuff.
You know how kids can be. I was that age before and wasn’t much different. So I said fine. Within 2 months she told me the non-stick surface was peeling and chipping into their food. I told her to throw them away and I would get some Scanpan pieces along with some 18/10 stainless cookware.
Of course, I spent a few more bucks having to go back out and get something else but she learned on her own what wasn’t good and now she’s a better consumer shopper for it.
Scanpans come in several different styles the Classic, Professional and CTX.
Do yourself a favor and don’t just listen to me. If you have one of the old non-stick pans purchase just one of the Scanpans and test it out for yourself. I’m sure you’ll agree with me. These pans are wonderful! Plus, if there’s someone you love that is still using one of the old non-stick pans that’s chipping, buy them a Scanpan.
Not only will it be a nice gift but a healthy and thoughtful one as well!