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Scanpan Reviews And Buyers Guide

Scanpan offers 10 lines of nonstick cookware across a wide range of price points. In this article I’ll help you understand the differences between each collection, so that it’s easier for you to choose which one the right for your kitchen.

I’ve used and reviewed A LOT of nonstick pans over the last couple of years, and as far as brands go my opinion is that Scanpan is one of the good ones. At the same time, you can drop a lot of money on one of their more expensive collections and end up with similar performance to some of the less expensive base models.

I spent 20 hours pouring over owner feedback, materials specifications, and Danish patents while compiling the Scanpan reviews that you’ll find below. My goal is to help you separate meaningful upgrades from marketing gimmicks, and hopefully save you time and hassle when determining which best fits your goals.

Best Cookware Brands

Whether you’re renovating your kitchen, looking for new appliances, or just shopping around for a new cookware set, our guide to best cookware brands should

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All-Clad Copper Core Review

A high-quality pan, or an entire set, is a considerable investment for your kitchen and the whole household. All-Clad has always been a staple in high-end cookware, so we buckled down to get all the specifics and answer all of our questions about what’s pure hype and what isn’t.

In this All-Clad Copper Core review, we specifically dive deep into their Copper Core line’s features, benefits, drawbacks, and more, while touching on other collections by All-Clad.

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Swiss Diamond Cookware Reviews

Swiss Diamond cookware was invented by researchers at a facility exploring non-stick materials and coating surfaces in Switzerland in the late 1990s. Originally, the HORT

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Best Ceramic Frying Pan

It’s tough to find a great ceramic frying pan, and it’s not because they are don’t exist.

My experience is that most people searching for “ceramic” cookware specifically want a pan that is Teflon-free. Our challenge is that many kitchen products that are marketed as “ceramic” also contain Teflon in the nonstick coating. Their advertisements may be ambiguous or straight-up misleading about this fact.

In this article I’ll be covering ceramic frying pans made without Teflon, what you should look for when buying one, and a few of my favorites. If you’re simply looking for a library of which pans contain teflon and which don’t, you might start here instead. And if you want non-stick cookware, but don’t really care if it contains Teflon then jump over to my article on all types of nonstick cookware.

If this is all to confusing..well, just leave me a comment at the bottom of the article. I’m here for that too. For the rest of you, I hope you’ll find this to be a good primer on choosing (and using) the best ceramic frying pan for your kitchen.

Breakfast prepared in a non-stick pan.

Starfrit The Rock Cookware Review

You’ve probably seen the commercials. Starfrit is a “made for TV” brand that has been around since the 1960s. They are proudly Canadian and built

Best Hard-Anodized Cookware

Choosing the best hard anodized cookware is like finding a needle in a haystack. There are hundreds of options and prices are all over the place.

I’ve spent hours digging through the best and worst options available and came up with three top picks that perfectly balance performance and price.

Le Creuset Dutch Oven Sizes

I’m a strong believer that Le Creuset makes the best Dutch ovens money can buy. If you’re considering one for your collection – bravo! I’ve

Best Carbon Steel Wok

My first job after culinary school was on the wok station in a busy restaurant in NYC. It was challenging, but I immediately fell in love with the versatile cooking tool.

Adding a wok to your kitchen is one of the best decisions you can make, but choosing the right one isn’t always that straightforward. In this article, I’ll share my years of personal experience so that you can feel confident in picking the right wok for your kitchen.

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Best Enameled Cast Iron Cookware

Choosing the right enameled cast iron cookware can be tricky. Dishes start at around $50 but quickly jump to $300. So why the big price difference and is it worth spending that much on a single piece of cookware? Those are the questions I’m here to answer.

I’ve been cooking with enameled cast iron for over 15 years and have spent time selling the stuff in a well known boutique. I’m going to use my years of experience to break down what makes the best enameled cast iron so you can make the right choice for your home. 

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Blue Diamond Pan Reviews

Blue Diamond is a ceramic non-stick frying pan that was made for TV.  You’ve probably seen the commercials that tout its performance, durability, and the

Gotham Steel Pan Review

In the world of nonstick cookware, it’s hard to tell what features are really useful and what ones are just clever marketing tools. In this

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Red Copper Pan Review

Red Copper is a promotional cookware brand owned by TeleBrands, which has been selling novelty products since the early 1980s. TeleBrands is the original creator

Le Creuset Skillet Review

The Le Creuset enameled cast iron skillet is a multifunction pan that will get a lifetime of use and requires almost no maintenance. Le Creuset

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Best Saucepan

A small saucepan is incredibly versatile and likely to get more use than most pots and pans in your home kitchen. After years as a professional chef, it’s certainly become one of the most essential cookware pieces in mine.

In this article, I’ll share the basic principles you should follow when choosing a saucepan for your kitchen. I will also provide a few of my favorite products for different budgets. 

From the most affordable to the top of the line, I’ll teach you how to choose the best saucepan for your cooking style, size requirements, and other concerns, based on my years of experience in home and professional kitchens.

Best Copper Cookware

Paying hundreds or even thousands on copper cookware is a big investment, so it’s important to know what you’re looking for before shopping.

I’ve had the privilege of cooking with copper in several professional kitchens. In this article, I’ll share those experiences with you to help make sense of which features are important and which aren’t, so you can get started cooking with the pinnacle of cookware materials.

My hope is that this simple primer will go a long way toward helping you find the best copper cookware for your kitchen.

Light Weight Cast Iron Skillet

From time-to-time, we receive a great reader question on a topic that we haven’t yet covered on Kitchen Ambition. I love helping readers find the

Best Stainless Steel Cookware

With features and prices all over the board, choosing the best stainless steel cookware is a daunting task. Using the knowledge I’ve gained from ten-plus

All-Clad vs. Calphalon

All-Clad is a premium cookware brand with prices to match. Calphalon, on the other hand,  targets everyday cooks at every skill level and budget.  Both

Healthiest and Safest Cookware

I cook almost every meal for my two year old daughter. It wasn’t until she arrived at the family table that I became concerned about

Calphalon Tri Ply Reviews

For almost any serious home chef, stainless steel clad-ware has an important place in their cookware arsenal. Twenty years ago, it was really hard to

Best Carbon Steel Pan

A good carbon steel pan is the versatile kitchen workhorse that many home cooks don’t know they need.  Carbon steel pans are very popular in

Calphalon Reviews

I’ve spent hours exploring each line that Calphalon offers, and what real-life owners think of the products. The company has been making cookware for almost

All-Clad D3 vs D5

All-Clad produces some of the most useful and durable stainless steel cookware on the market. While they make a wide range of products, their D3,

Best Stone Cookware

Nonstick pans are the easy to use, low-maintenance option many of us count on for everyday cooking tasks. But they are also known to greatly

Best Pots And Pans For A Gas Stove

Cooking with a gas range can be very enjoyable and gives you more control than most other options. By exploring several different cookware materials and

Staub vs Le Creuset

Le Creuset and Staub make some of the best-enameled cast iron cookware available. Their Dutch Ovens and Cocottes are incredibly versatile and can easily last

Lodge vs Le Creuset

Lodge and Le Creuset are both historic cookware brands. Le Creuset made its name creating high-end enameled cast iron cookware. Lodge is famous for its

Best Non Stick Pan Without Teflon

Most kitchens have at least one non-stick pan on hand, and some folks cook exclusively with a nonstick set.  The convenience of nonstick pots and

Calphalon Classic Reviews

Purchasing new cookware is exciting, but can also be an overwhelming experience. There are an incredible amount of product options, and it can be difficult

15 Best Ceramic Cookware Sets

Ceramic cookware is safe, useful, and affordable, but when shopping for this style, you have to know what to look for. We are going to

Best Cast Iron Skillet

The cast iron skillet is the Swiss army knife of the kitchen. 

With a single dish you can sear, bake, sauté, pan-fry, braise, broil, roast and more.

A cast iron skillet works well on the stovetop, in the oven, and even over a grill or campfire. The iron construction means they are incredibly durable, and also compatible for kitchens using an induction stove.

This dish is available in a variety of configurations, and wide scope of budgets typically between $20 and $200. 

Finding the best cast iron skillet for your kitchen is a matter of knowing your goals, what questions to ask, and having a basic understanding of the top products on the market. Those are all questions we will cover in this article. So let’s hop in!

11 Best Nonstick Cookware Sets

Are you on the hunt for new nonstick pots and pans? You’re probably feeling wary about the safety concerns regarding PTFE, but we’re here to

Best Cast Iron Dutch Ovens

Dutch ovens are incredibly versatile, and one of the essential pieces for most kitchens. They come in a variety of shapes, sizes, colors and prices.

The Best Induction Cookware for 2020

When cooking on an induction range, not any old pot will do. Induction cooking requires cookware constructed of magnetic materials, like cast-iron or stainless steel. 

Tramontina Dutch Oven Reviews

When compared with other cookware categories like ceramic non-stick pans, there aren’t a ton of brands specializing in cast iron dutch ovens. Even with few

Tramontina Ceramic Cookware Reviews

Although the parent brand has been around for more than a century, the Tramontina ceramic cookware set is relatively new. It’s priced affordably and offers

Cuisinart Green Gourmet Review

Cuisinart is well known in the realm of cookware and kitchen appliances. The brand offers a diverse selection of high-quality, affordable kitchenware. If you’re outfitting

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WearEver Ceramic Cookware Review

WearEver is a historic brand that once pioneered aluminum pots and pans in North America. As aluminum pans became more commonplace, WearEver cookware began promoting

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Stoneline Cookware Review

I love cooking with cast iron, but there is a reason that non-stick cookware has been more popular since the 1960s. Non-stick is lighter, easier

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Paula Deen Cookware Review

The Paula Deen Signature Nonstick Cookware Set The Paula Deen Signature 15-piece nonstick cookware set includes all of the practical pieces you might need to

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Copper Chef Reviews

Everybody loves the easy cleanup of nonstick cooking. We took a closer look to uncover how Copper Chef pans actually perform in most kitchens. What

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Scanpan CTX Review

While nonstick cooking pans have been around for centuries, people are still looking for the ideal solution to take their cooking experience higher. As one

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Greenpan Reviews

Twenty years ago, Greenpan dreamed of creating nonstick cookware without dangerous chemicals. They built the blueprint for the PTFE-free pan, and today much of the

Dessert served in a non-stick pan.

GreenLife Ceramic Cookware Review

The Cookware Company (TCC) has been adding brands to its collection of health oriented products for almost 20 years, since the release of the original

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Granite Stone Cookware Review

I spent hours pouring over owner feedback, materials specifications, and patent information to understand how this product really performs. My hope is that this Granitestone

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Copper Chef Titan Pan Review

Copper Chef recently introduced the Jet Tila Titan pan to build upon the success of their popular line of round pans.  For context, the original