Best Overall Non-Stick Pan
- Patented, PFOA-free ceramic titanium nonstick surface is dishwasher safe and resists scratching
- Stay-cool handles don't have rivets on the inside of the pan (for easier cleaning)
- A variety of sizes available, all backed by a limited lifetime warranty
- Not safe for induction-cooking
These Scanpans are made using 100% recycled materials to cut the effect on the environment, but that certainly doesn't hinder their performance.
These pans are sturdy and well made with so many benefits that you'll be mad you didn't make the switch earlier. With proper care, you probably won't need another, but you'll end up investing in several - just because they're such a pleasure to work with.
Oven safe: Yes, up to 500°F.
Induction safe: Sorry, but no.
Lid: Not included.
Handles: The patented spring-lock handles are affixed without rivets or springs. Not only does this make for easier cleaning, but the handles remain cool during stove-top use.
Base material: The extra-thick pressure-cast aluminum base makes for a sturdy pan, though it does mean it performs more like cast-iron, taking a little longer to heat than lighter pans.
PFOA-free: Yes, which we love.
Nonstick material: The Scanpan Green Tek non-stick application process remains free of PFOAs at every stage. The patented coating itself is 10x more resistant than stainless steel, making it possible to use metal utensils (which is a real bonus).
So what makes it so strong? It's the ceramic-titanium particles fired into each pan. Each Scanpan is safe and super resilient.
Dishwasher safe: Yep, but we bet you'll be fine washing by hand.
Cleaning: You should know this is going to be very easy to clean as there aren't any tricky rivets on the inside of the pan. Scanpan has also made this remarkably easy for lazy cleaners, as it's truly scratch resistant and also dishwasher safe.
That said, most users prefer to extend the life of their pans with hand washing - and some report simply wiping out whatever food is left in the pan; it's that easy.
Warranty: The company stands by its limited lifetime warranty, though ScanPans hold up for years and years.
Price: The 8" skillet sells for $60, while the 14¼" version costs $125. Yes, these are among the pricier options, but users find they last forever and are truly value-for-money.