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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 katie k December 5, 2010 at 9:51 pm

The nonstick surface!

2 Jennifer R December 5, 2010 at 9:58 pm

I like that they require very little to no fat when cooking which helps with health issues.

3 [email protected] December 5, 2010 at 10:12 pm

My favorite feature is that the Scanpan pans don't warp at high temperatures...most of my pans now are warped because of exposure to high heat so it would be nice not to have to deal with that!

4 Rachel D December 5, 2010 at 10:22 pm

My favorite? Dishwasher safe!!!

5 OP Shopper December 5, 2010 at 10:34 pm

i LOVE that these are dishwasher safe! The worst is using nice kitchen ware and then having to handwash each piece!

6 OP Shopper December 5, 2010 at 10:35 pm

I subscribed to your food blog!

7 Maryann December 5, 2010 at 10:35 pm

Hurrah for non-stick surface!

8 Kristi G. December 5, 2010 at 10:37 pm

I love that you can use metal utensils, but it is still nonstick!

9 Kristi G. December 5, 2010 at 10:40 pm

I follow you and scanpan on twitter and tweeted @kristien33.

10 Kristi G. December 5, 2010 at 10:41 pm

I subscribed to your cooking blog. Sounds right up my alley!

11 Kassandra December 5, 2010 at 10:50 pm

My favorite Scanpan feature is that it has an ultra-durable nonstick surface that is safe for metal utensils and is PFOA-free.

12 Emily December 5, 2010 at 10:50 pm

My favorite thing is definitely that it can go in the dishwasher!

13 Kassandra December 5, 2010 at 10:51 pm

I subscribed to your blog - can't wait to read it!!

14 Amy buck December 5, 2010 at 11:08 pm

Dishwasher safe!!! That would be my favorite feature!

15 Natalee December 5, 2010 at 11:32 pm

I love that you can use metal utensils with this cookware!

16 Romelia S December 5, 2010 at 11:33 pm

I love that its non-stick surface, but I can be used it all utensils. Very sleek silver and black look.

17 Iris M December 5, 2010 at 11:35 pm

I like that the cookware does not warp.

18 Lori Newcomer December 5, 2010 at 11:36 pm

Whats not to love. I love that it is non stick but you can still use metal utensils. I love that it is dishwasher safe. I love that it can withstand higher heat and I love the look.

19 jerrica k December 5, 2010 at 11:44 pm

Non stick all the way!

20 Trevor December 5, 2010 at 11:52 pm

I love that it is dishwasher safe

21 Angie December 6, 2010 at 12:18 am

I love that there is no teflon.

22 LISA December 6, 2010 at 12:30 am

What a great set of i dont have to think pans to teach my 17 year old daughter how to cook!! LOVE that they dont need to use kid gloves on these to teach your kids!!

23 Telena Reynolds December 6, 2010 at 12:38 am

Non-stick surface.

24 Tami December 6, 2010 at 12:59 am

I love that it is dishwasher safe, and also that it is made of recycled material! :)

25 Tami December 6, 2010 at 12:59 am

I subscribed to your new food blog! :)

26 Lynn R December 6, 2010 at 1:20 am

I am an email subscriber.

27 Lynn R December 6, 2010 at 1:20 am

I like the look of these pans

28 Elizabeth Sellers December 6, 2010 at 2:08 am

Durable non stick that you can use on High Heat!! How fun it would be to win these!

29 Erin S. December 6, 2010 at 6:42 am

Safe for use with metal utensils? Durable?? This will so help my husband when he's cooking!

30 Dan December 6, 2010 at 7:03 am

The non-stick surface

31 Anne December 6, 2010 at 7:33 am

Any great pan is welcome in my kitchen! This set sunds awesome!!!

32 Erica Heilmann December 6, 2010 at 7:34 am

I can't believe that in addition to all of the incredible cooking features, they are dishwasher safe. In my book, any time saver is absolutely valuable.

33 Diane December 6, 2010 at 8:15 am

Happy Holidays!

34 Stephanie December 6, 2010 at 10:28 am

A SAFE non-stick surface!!!

35 andrea December 6, 2010 at 11:18 am

I love that it's nonstick.

36 Becky D!! December 6, 2010 at 12:28 pm

My favorite feature is that you don't need much oil to cook! I am always looking for ways to cut down on the calories!

37 Becky D!! December 6, 2010 at 12:43 pm

I just subscribed to the RSS feed for Unsophisticook!

38 kat amber December 6, 2010 at 9:47 pm

i love that they are non-stick but dont have to worry about it warping under high heat

39 kat amber December 6, 2010 at 9:48 pm
40 kat amber December 6, 2010 at 9:51 pm
41 kat amber December 6, 2010 at 9:48 pm

follow on reader already

42 Barefoot & Married December 6, 2010 at 10:24 pm

Dishwasher safe, definitely!

43 Sara December 7, 2010 at 11:07 am

Hi Tara -- I applaud the idea of creating a safer home, and because there's so much misinformation out there about Teflon, I'm not surprised that you are concerned. I'm a representative of DuPont though, and hope you'll let me share some information with you and your readers so that everyone can make truly informed decisions.

Regulatory agencies, consumer groups and health associations all have taken a close look at Teflon. This article highlights what they found -- the bottom line is that you can use Teflon without worry.

I'd truly be glad to share additional information about it if you are interested, and appreciate your consideration of this comment. Cheers, Sara.

44 Jessica-MomForHim December 10, 2010 at 1:39 am

hello?! dishwasher safe!?!? yeah!!

45 julie cutshaw December 10, 2010 at 11:01 pm
sewitupjulie at gmail dot com

46 Heather December 11, 2010 at 11:34 am

I'm so excited!!! Thanks Deal Seeking Mom!!

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