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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.


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: #DSM12days

(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!


1 loni December 5, 2010 at 9:59 am

My favorite part is that Scanpan will not warp at higher heats

2 Shirley Carr December 5, 2010 at 10:06 am

I Subscribe to Unsophisticook!

3 Shirley Carr December 5, 2010 at 10:06 am

I receive your daily emails too!

4 Shirley Carr December 5, 2010 at 10:06 am

I love the non-stick pans for frying!

5 Misty December 5, 2010 at 10:13 am

I love that they are dishwasher safe!

6 Donna K December 5, 2010 at 10:46 am

I like that I can wash them in the dishwasher.

7 Donna K December 5, 2010 at 10:47 am

I subscribed to Unsophisticook.

8 Kimberly December 5, 2010 at 11:05 am

Love that they will not warp.

9 Marisa Olsen December 5, 2010 at 11:06 am


10 CaroleM December 5, 2010 at 11:15 am

I like that you can use it at high heat. The annoys me about my current skillet

11 Amy Weas December 5, 2010 at 11:45 am

I learned that the non-stick coating is metal-utensil safe! Who would have thought it possible? Kudos to Scanpan!

12 Amy Weas December 5, 2010 at 11:46 am

I subscribe to Unsophisticook via email and Twitter

13 Amy Weas December 5, 2010 at 11:47 am

I follow DealSeekingMom on Twitter as celtchick

14 Amy Weas December 5, 2010 at 11:48 am

I follow scanpansg on Twitter as celtchick

15 Amy Weas December 5, 2010 at 11:49 am
16 Shelly December 5, 2010 at 11:55 am

I love so much - but the clean up (dishwasher safe!) is wonderful!

17 Shelly December 5, 2010 at 11:56 am

I subscribed to unsophistcook

18 julie cutshaw December 5, 2010 at 12:51 pm
sewitupjulie at gmail dot com

19 Hannah December 5, 2010 at 12:54 pm

I love that they are PFOA-free , non stick and they won't warp. Thats all I need.

20 Hannah December 5, 2010 at 12:56 pm

I subscribed to unsophisticook through google reader.

21 misty stanley December 5, 2010 at 1:03 pm

i love that these are able to be used (with no damage) with metal utensils. that has been a huge problem for me in the past! also love that their non-stick. couldn't survive without "non-stick" pans!

22 Laura M December 5, 2010 at 1:16 pm

Dishwasher safe is always a favorite thing for me!

23 Judi December 5, 2010 at 1:24 pm

Dishwasher safe ftw! I loathe having to wash my 'pricey' pans by hand after.

24 Traci Fant December 5, 2010 at 1:26 pm

My husband is getting back from deployment and would love this cookware set! We have missed him and his great cooking:)!

25 kimberly December 5, 2010 at 1:40 pm

I love that there's no Teflon

26 kimberly December 5, 2010 at 1:41 pm

I subscribed to your food blog - fun, interested to follow it!

27 Tiffany December 5, 2010 at 1:51 pm

I love that the pans are dishwasher safe.

28 Bessie December 5, 2010 at 1:59 pm

I love that they are virtually impossible to scratch.

29 Bessie December 5, 2010 at 2:02 pm

i subscribed to your food blog.

30 Jonna December 5, 2010 at 2:09 pm

PFOA-Free and safe to use metal utensils? Awesome!

31 kimbly December 5, 2010 at 2:23 pm

I love that the ScanPan is PFOA free. I am very leery of Teflon and although I love that nothing sticks to it, I worry about it breaking down at higher heats

kimbly at g mail dot com

32 Reba C December 5, 2010 at 2:32 pm

Dishwasher safe feature is Fabulous!!

33 Reba C December 5, 2010 at 2:34 pm

I subscribed to your Email blog. Looking forward to it!

34 Jennifer M December 5, 2010 at 2:39 pm

I love that it is nonstick and does not contain Teflon!

35 Priscilla December 5, 2010 at 2:45 pm

My favorite feature is that it is PFOA free. I am very concerned about the adverse effects of routine use of Teflon.


36 Priscilla December 5, 2010 at 2:49 pm

I follow the both of you & I tweeted! @vegan79!/Vegan79/status/11507066803851264


37 Beth December 5, 2010 at 3:03 pm

Wow!! A non stick cooking set that is dishwasher safe AND no teflon? That's everything you could ask for in a nice set of cookware. Sign me up!!

38 Laura December 5, 2010 at 3:11 pm

I LOVE that I can use metal on the pans. My current ones are really scratched up from others not being careful about the teflon. We sometimes get teflon flakes in our food currently - so horrible for your health, at least, I'm told.

39 Jaque R. December 5, 2010 at 3:15 pm

What like most about this cookware is the Iultra-durable nonstick surface that is safe for metal utensils and is PFOA-free...fabulous! :-) Thank you.

40 Theresa Cahill December 5, 2010 at 3:20 pm

To Me :Dishwasher Safe is the most important in a sucepan

41 Mel December 5, 2010 at 3:30 pm

Love that it is dishwasher safe! Thanks!

42 Kayleen December 5, 2010 at 3:38 pm

I love that this is a recycled product!

43 Maren December 5, 2010 at 3:55 pm

While I love the idea of no Teflon and have the high on my list of why I would love this cookware, I think the indestructible feature is my favorite. I wouldn't have to keep reminding my husband to not scramble the eggs with a fork AFTER they are in the pan!!

44 Jennifer I. December 5, 2010 at 3:58 pm

Non-stick without the teflon is very cool

45 Frederick Rotzien December 5, 2010 at 4:22 pm

I could really use this!

46 danielle December 5, 2010 at 4:42 pm

I love that cookware are virtually scratch resistant.

47 danielle December 5, 2010 at 4:45 pm

I subscribed to Unsophisticated Cook by email!

48 Stephanie December 5, 2010 at 5:16 pm

My favorite feature is that they will not warp at high heats! That's great!

49 Sue Woods December 5, 2010 at 5:27 pm

love that they do not warp or pop and that they are dishwasher safe.

50 theresa king December 5, 2010 at 5:28 pm

this would be a wonderful gift to myself! could be a freebie!

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