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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 Jill H December 5, 2010 at 5:33 pm

My favorite part is that Scanpan will not warp at high heat

2 lorinda December 5, 2010 at 5:38 pm

Favorite thing? That's easy--dishwasher safe!

3 Tonya Dean December 5, 2010 at 5:38 pm

ultra-durable nonstick surface that is safe for metal utensils - We have teflon coated and my family cannot remember to not use metal stuff on them. So now they have these lines and gashes all across the bottom.

4 natalie durlacher December 5, 2010 at 5:45 pm

I like that the teflon can't end up in my food, but still provides non-stickingness!

5 vickie December 5, 2010 at 5:57 pm

Oh my .... dishwasher safe!! WOO HOO

6 Andrea Watts December 5, 2010 at 6:03 pm

I subscribed via Yahoo RSS

7 Linda December 5, 2010 at 6:05 pm

My favorite feature of the pans is that they are NEW!!! After 35 years of marriage we could use some new cookware. These sound great!

8 Andrea Watts December 5, 2010 at 6:05 pm

I'm following you and Scan Pan on Twitter and I tweeted

9 Erin L. December 5, 2010 at 6:06 pm

No Teflon for sure!

10 Jill H December 5, 2010 at 6:07 pm

Following both on twitter @jillyrh

and tweeted

http://twitter.com/jillyrh/status/11555620738039808

Thanks!

11 Lisa December 5, 2010 at 6:09 pm

Dishwasher safe!

12 Jill W December 5, 2010 at 6:13 pm

I love that it's nonstick, but doesn't use teflon!

13 Sue December 5, 2010 at 6:35 pm

Nonstick and safe for me too!

14 Leona P December 5, 2010 at 6:46 pm

that use can use metal utinsels in it

15 Jene Trigg December 5, 2010 at 6:48 pm

I have subscribed to Unsophisticook

16 Jene Trigg December 5, 2010 at 6:49 pm

This is the first I've heard of these pans, but I have been wanting to replace our teflon pans and am thrilled about this. Favorite feature is no teflon!

17 Debbie Osborn December 5, 2010 at 6:55 pm

favorite feature is that they are dishwasher safe!

18 Pamela Fowler December 5, 2010 at 6:59 pm

Durability--withstands high heat and any kind of utensil, and dishwasher safe too!!!

19 Angie December 5, 2010 at 7:03 pm

Durability and dishwasher safe top my list of likes!

20 Angie December 5, 2010 at 7:07 pm

I subscribe to Unsophisticook via email!

21 hj December 5, 2010 at 7:17 pm

I would say that it's ok for high heat-- we do a lot of stir fry cooking and the other pans can't handle it!

hmcnaron at gmail

22 Brooke December 5, 2010 at 7:17 pm

My favorite feature is they are dishwasher safe!

23 Jen December 5, 2010 at 7:17 pm

The fact that it is toxin free and durable! I would love to win these!

24 Jen December 5, 2010 at 7:19 pm

I am an unsophisticook subscriber!

25 Marla S. December 5, 2010 at 7:36 pm

That they are dishwasher safe with no fear of the non-stick coating coming off! YAY

26 Marla S. December 5, 2010 at 7:37 pm

Already an email subscriber of unsophisticook

27 brittany December 5, 2010 at 7:39 pm

it's dishwasher safe!! hallelujah :)

28 Cayla December 5, 2010 at 7:49 pm

That I can put it in the dishwasher!!

29 Deborah December 5, 2010 at 7:52 pm

I like that it is dishwasher safe!!

30 Deborah December 5, 2010 at 7:53 pm

I subscribed to your new blog!

31 Deborah December 5, 2010 at 7:54 pm

I tweeted!! (CouponClipNMama)

32 lee5458 December 5, 2010 at 8:04 pm

Scanpan the way 2 go!! been following you FACEBOOK & TWEET.THANK YOU!!

33 Ashley December 5, 2010 at 8:08 pm

Extra durable nonstick surface and dishwasher safe!!!!!!

34 Tania Scott December 5, 2010 at 8:10 pm

My favorite thing is that it is dishwasher safe. Yay!!

35 Tania Scott December 5, 2010 at 8:12 pm

I have subscribed to Unsophisticook via email.

36 Tania Scott December 5, 2010 at 8:14 pm

I follow @DealSeekingMom and @scanpansg on Twitter and tweet the following: http://twitter.com/TaniaScott/status/11587727816400896

37 WinneratLife December 5, 2010 at 8:25 pm

My favorite feature is that they are safe for the dishwasher - that's a big priority for me!

38 C Gibbs December 5, 2010 at 8:26 pm

Lifetime warranty sounds wonderfu to me!

daytoncat1 at yahoo dot com

39 WinneratLife December 5, 2010 at 8:30 pm

Following you both (@winneratlife) and here's my tweet:

http://twitter.com/WinneratLife/status/11593090846429184

40 Cheryl December 5, 2010 at 8:35 pm

I just love that it is non stick and dishwasher safe!

41 Christine December 5, 2010 at 8:37 pm

the ultra-durable nonstick surface

42 Angel Howman December 5, 2010 at 8:48 pm

My favorite feature is that they're dishwasher safe! Anything to make my life a little easier helps! ;)

43 Angel Howman December 5, 2010 at 8:50 pm

Subscribed to unsophisticook via e-mail!

44 rajee December 5, 2010 at 8:50 pm

My favorite part is that Scanpan will not warp at high heat

45 Angela Winesburg December 5, 2010 at 9:08 pm

I love that they are dishwasher safe, I hate doing the dishes by hand! :)

46 JULIE TOLL December 5, 2010 at 9:15 pm

THESE PANS LOOK GREAT, LIKE I COULD ACTUALLY COOK A GREAT MEAL

47 Lisa Woerner December 5, 2010 at 9:15 pm

Dishwasher safe!!!!

48 Susan December 5, 2010 at 9:22 pm

Dishwasher safe! I don't have to wash my pans by hand!!

49 dee coyld December 5, 2010 at 9:41 pm

faster cleanup and no sticking yeah!

50 Kathleen December 5, 2010 at 9:48 pm

You can use metal utensils in them.

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