Your thoughts on Scanpan

Discussion in 'Cooking Equipment Reviews' started by babytiger, Oct 18, 2010.

  1. babytiger

    babytiger

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    I've been wanting to get a nonstick skillet and a small sauce pan with lid. Sur La Table currently has a set of from Scanpan on sale, 9¼" skillet and 3-qt. saucepan with lid for $89.99, with free shipping. http://www.surlatable.com/product/738781.do

    I know nothing about Scanpan. Does anyone have experience with them? Pros? Cons? Are they heavy?
     
  2. phatch

    phatch Moderator Staff Member

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    They're reportedly tougher than generic non-stick, but the increase doesn't merit the high price. There was also a spate of bad coatings a year or two back.

    You should be able to pick up a thick aluminum teflon pan for about $20 that will last 2-4 years or longer depending how careful you are with it. Then pick up another $20 dollar pan after that. Those two sequential pans will last longer in total than the scanpan and cost much less.

    I don't know why you'd want a non-stick saucepan. I've had them and the non-stick doesn't add anything to their use really. Plus they become useless for caramel and such as you can't accurately gauge color against the dark coating.
     
  3. babytiger

    babytiger

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    Thanks for letting me know about the quality. I actually don't need the saucepan to be non-stick, just the skillet. I was just curious as this set in particular is so inexpensive compare to the other Scanpan products.
     
  4. french fries

    french fries

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    Did you notice that the set is marked as "discontinued"?