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12 Days of Christmas: Scanpan CTX 5-Piece Cookware

by Tara Kuczykowski on December 2, 2010 · 1,897 comments

I'm excited to offer another fun 12 Days of Christmas series at Deal Seeking Mom. Each day through 12/7, I'll post a new 3-day giveaway! Browse all of the giveaways here.


Last year I made the decision to toss all of our Teflon cookware after reading an article about how the coating can potentially break down at higher heats, and my husband has complained bitterly about it on a semi-weekly basis. He often prepares grilled cheese sandwiches for the kids at lunch, so he probably feels the loss of that wonderful non-stick coating a little more keenly than I do.

But that's all in the past thanks to Scanpan! They recently introduced the world’s first induction-compatible PFOA-free cookware, produced with layered recycled-aluminum and stainless-steel.

Now I'll be the first to say that this cookware is on the pricey side. I'm not a gourmet cook, but I really enjoy cooking and appreciate high-quality cookware because I know I'll use it often. After trying it out and considering the benefits, I think that Scanpan is well worth the pricetag:

  • Scanpan boasts an ultra-durable nonstick surface that is safe for metal utensils and is PFOA-free (no Teflon)! Why is this important to me? While I'm always careful to use non-metal utensils, I always worry about others in the household not being quite as diligent. I'm glad to know that I don't need to worry about this. Go ahead and use those metal utensils -- the patented ceramic titanium surface is virtually indestructible!
  • Go ahead and crank up the heat! Scanpan will not warp at higher heats, and there's no need to worry about the non-stick coating being damaged. This allows for browning and caramelization of foods with little to no added fat (healthier cooking!), something you can't achieve with traditional Teflon pans. Plus it's oven safe up to 500 degres as well.
  • Scanpan is dishwasher safe! I probably don't really need to tell you why this is such an awesome feature, but I just can't help but gush over it. Not having to slave over scrubbing dirty pots and pans get high marks in my book.

I'll admit I was a little intimidated upon opening the box and seeing these lovely pots and pans, each individually packaged in their own velvet bags, but after using them I'm hooked. Scanpan offers a lifetime warranty on their products, and they truly are engineered to last a lifetime. So while they do require a somewhat substantial investment for the average cook up front, when you consider the quality and cost-per-use over a lifetime, I believe the price is more than reasonable.

One lucky Deal Seeking Mom reader will win a Scanpan CTX 5-Piece Cookware!

To enter, tell me what your favorite feature of the Scanpan sets is.

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Every reader has three methods available to enter this contest. Choose one each of any combination of method one, two or three, for up to a total of 3 entries!!!

If you are reading this in your email or feed reader, please CLICK HERE to visit the original blog post to enter. Email entries will not be counted.

Methods of entry:

1. Leave a comment. What's your favorite feature of the Scanpan pans?

2. Subscribe to Unsophisticook, my new food blog, for a peek at the tasty recipes I'm preparing in each week, as well as tips and tricks for saving you time and money in your kitchen. Come back and leave a separate comment letting me know you've done so!

3. Follow @DealSeekingMom and @scanpansg on Twitter and tweet the following. Be sure to come back and leave a separate comment with the link to your tweet!

Enter to win a 5-piece @scanpansg cookware set from @DealSeekingMom: http://dealseekingmom.com/?p=63147 #DSM12days

Prize:
(1) Scanpan CTX 5-Piece Cookware (ARV $499.95)

This giveaway ends at 9 a.m. EST on Sunday, 12/5 and is open to all U.S. residents 18 years or older. I’ll use Comment Contest to select the winning comment. Winner will be notified by email and listed on my Giveaway Winners page. Winners must respond within 48 hours of notification to claim their prize. Good luck!

{ 1897 comments }

1 Rosey December 5, 2010 at 1:45 am

I follow you both on Twitter (mail4rosey) and I tweeted:

http://twitter.com/mail4rosey/status/11310184110497792

2 R Hicks December 5, 2010 at 1:53 am

I love that it is dishwasher safe!!!
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3 R Hicks December 5, 2010 at 1:55 am

subscribe to unsophistcook via email

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4 R Hicks December 5, 2010 at 1:56 am

follow both twitter and tweeted

http://twitter.com/Ardy22/status/11312762667925504

ardy22 at earthlink dot net

5 heather c December 5, 2010 at 1:57 am

I love that these are safe for metal utensils! How many pans have I ruin with my big ol' spoon?!

6 joni December 5, 2010 at 1:57 am

I like the ultra-durable nonstick surface.

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7 Jason M December 5, 2010 at 2:04 am

Love that you can use metal utensils on these! My wife has tore our pans up using forks and stuff on ours!

paradise459 (at) sbcglobal (dot) net

8 Lesli December 5, 2010 at 2:07 am

Dishwasher safe is the best feature!

9 colleen December 5, 2010 at 2:08 am

I love that they are dishwasher safe!

10 Sand December 5, 2010 at 2:20 am

I like that it's Safe for oven (500°F) and dishwasher.

11 Shannon December 5, 2010 at 2:28 am

my favorite is the nonstick surface that is safe for metal utensils and has no Teflon

12 Lorrie December 5, 2010 at 2:31 am

I like that you can use metal utensils in them.

13 Lorrie December 5, 2010 at 2:32 am

Subscribed to Unsophisticook.

14 Tammy Greer December 5, 2010 at 2:37 am

Being dishwasher safe is the best feature to me.

15 Jeanne December 5, 2010 at 2:41 am

Being able to use metal utensils without worry is the best feature for me.

16 Tracey M December 5, 2010 at 2:44 am

I don't have any pans that are oven safe at all, let alone up to 500 degrees! That is my most favorite feature!

I tweeted: http://twitter.com/Glambert_2865/status/11324539455676416

17 atydec December 5, 2010 at 3:11 am

I love that they are dishwasher safe.

18 atydec December 5, 2010 at 3:13 am
19 Veronica Garrett December 5, 2010 at 3:16 am

My favorite feature is that the cookware is dishwasher safe.

20 Gianna December 5, 2010 at 3:42 am

I love that it's dish washer safe! It makes things easy for me since I cook so much.

21 Gianna December 5, 2010 at 3:44 am

I subscribed to your new blog by email :)

22 Lia December 5, 2010 at 3:58 am

I Like that it will not warp at higher heats.
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23 Lia December 5, 2010 at 3:59 am

I Subscribed to Unsophisticook!

24 Charlene Kuser December 5, 2010 at 4:02 am

My favorite feature is the ultra-durable nonstick surfaces that are safe for metal utensils

25 Kate December 5, 2010 at 4:03 am

Love that it is safe for metal utensils! That's the hardest part of using and washing the cookware I have now!

26 Charlene Kuser December 5, 2010 at 4:07 am

I subscribed to Unsophisticook via email

27 Charlene Kuser December 5, 2010 at 4:09 am

Following @DealSeekingMom and @scanpansg on Twitter (@Swtlilchick)
Tweet:http://twitter.com/Swtlilchick/status/11345137334484994

28 christie b. December 5, 2010 at 4:46 am

love that it won't warp on high heat!

29 christie b. December 5, 2010 at 4:47 am

facebook follower of yours

30 Justine December 5, 2010 at 5:06 am

My fave feature of the ScanPan sets is that they're oven safe!

31 Justine December 5, 2010 at 5:07 am

I subscribed to Sophisticook via email

32 Justine December 5, 2010 at 5:09 am

I'm following both of you via twitter and I tweeted!

http://twitter.com/ShesAnAngel417/status/11360851034374144

PS I love how they have a man and a boy cooking on their page, it's about time and thank you!

33 susan smoaks December 5, 2010 at 5:16 am

my favorite feature is the lifetime warranty

34 brian e. December 5, 2010 at 6:22 am

Thanks for the giveaway...my favorite features of the Scanpan cookware are that it is both safe for the oven (500°F) and the dishwasher ! The Lifetime warranty is pretty good too...

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35 brian e. December 5, 2010 at 6:24 am

Follow @DealSeekingMom and @scanpansg on Twitter: @brianpiero

Tweet: http://twitter.com/#!/brianpiero/status/11380158728507392

36 Michelle Hopkins December 5, 2010 at 6:25 am

No Teflon! YAY!!! With teenagers cooking for themselves, it's a must!

37 Kristi C December 5, 2010 at 7:02 am

My favorite feature is that they are non-stick without Teflon.

38 Sherry E. December 5, 2010 at 7:38 am

I really like that they are PFOA-free!

39 Sherry E. December 5, 2010 at 7:39 am

I'm subscribed!

40 Sherry E. December 5, 2010 at 7:41 am

I am following @DealSeekingMom and @scanpansg on Twitter and tweeted:

http://twitter.com/#!/shereck/status/11399472076562432

41 Nikki Davis December 5, 2010 at 8:05 am

I love to cook but hate to do dishes. So being able to put in the dishwasher is a HUGE plus for me!

Thank you for the entry,

42 Nikki Davis December 5, 2010 at 8:06 am

I am an email subscriber.

Thank you,

43 Nikki Davis December 5, 2010 at 8:08 am

I follow you both on twitter and tweeted,

http://twitter.com/#!/NikkiDavis05/status/11406362068123648

44 LeAndrew W. Taylor December 5, 2010 at 8:18 am

AWESOME!

I love that this great-looking cookware set is dishwasher-safe!

Thanks for the chance to WIN!

Good Luck and Happy Holidays to All!

45 LeAndrew W. Taylor December 5, 2010 at 8:24 am

I subscribe to 'Unsophisticook' via email subscription!

46 LeAndrew W. Taylor December 5, 2010 at 8:33 am

I follow you and @scanpansg on Twitter and Tweeted this giveaway to All my Twitter Friends!

http://twitter.com/LT38/status/11411809957322753

47 jamie leigh December 5, 2010 at 8:58 am

I love that it is dishwasher safe :)

48 Kathy Ellis December 5, 2010 at 9:36 am

I HATE doing dishes so I love that these are dishwasher safe!!

49 Christine December 5, 2010 at 9:44 am
50 S Carter December 5, 2010 at 9:55 am

I like that you can use metal cooking utensils. I have some that I never get to use anymore.

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