Scanpan CTX Cookware

Written by on February 2010
Scanpan CTX 8 in. Fry Pan

Scanpan CTX Fry Pan

Scanpan CTX cookware is the first induction compatible cookware line from Scanpan. It is easy to go green with the new Scanpan cookware.

Made in Denmark, the CTX non-stick surface PFOA free, safe for your food and your family. It features  a 5-ply hybrid technology — a fusion of layers of stainless steel and aluminum construction, along with a patented ceramic titanium surface. The exterior is brushed stainless steel, while the interior features ceramic titanium nonstick surface.

I was fortunate to be able to try a piece of new non-stick cookware line: the Scanpan CTX 8 inch fry pan. It was the morning after a big snowstorm here in Atlanta (yes it snowed!) and my husband and I decided to make a delicious breakfast for our kids, consisting of pancakes, eggs, and turkey bacon. Cooking eggs on this nonstick pan was a breeze.  The eggs did not stick at all to the surface, they were easy to mix and scramble, and I used my All-Clad spatula to do the job. According to Scanpan, you can use any type of utensil, including metal utensils, on the surface safely.  And my All-Clad tools didn’t scratch the surface. The stainless ergonomic handle made the pan easy for me to lift and move around and the eggs cooked evenly and fluffy. Best part was clean up:  although the new CTX line is dishwasher safe, with a drop of dish wash liquid and soft sponge, the pan was clean in an instant. No sticky eggs to worry about!

It was such a pleasure to use this non-stick pan and it’s destined to become the workhorse in my kitchen.

But the big difference between Scanpan CTX vs other Scanpan styles is that it is magnetized so it can be used on induction cooking surfaces, including portable induction burners.  Induction cooking uses magnetism to heat food which not only heats food more quickly, is more energy efficient than gas and electric burners.

You can find Scanpan CTX Nonstick Cookware now at MetroKitchen.com and enjoy free shipping.  For a quick overview of all available Scanpan styles, please visit our Scanpan cookware comparison guide.

  • Pauline

    I seem to have a continuous search for good non stick fry pans. too many of them don’t last five minutes – partly my fault for not looking after them as I should so I need something pretty sturdy. These do sound good so I may give them a try.

  • jackie robertson

    Im interested in some real life results of this pan. I purchased a subscripton to consumer reports and they only reviewed the classic line of the cookware. I’d like to know how sturdy they are under normal to heavy useage….Im an avid cook and i want something tht will last, has non stick properties and wont peel into my food. I’m torn between scanpan ctx and swiss diamond….any help would be apperciated….

    • admin

      We have contacted Scanpan to get additional information on their testing of the newer lines. Our experience with Scanpan CTX has been very positive, based on consumers who’ve purchased at MetroKitchen.com and well as MetroKitchen employee feedback — many who have owned Scanpan pots for several years.

      Scanpan and Swiss Diamond cookware are both comparable and great non-stick pans. Both are produced in Western Europe, can be safely washed in the dishwasher, and feature a lifetime warranty from their manufacturers. Some of us here prefer the handles of the Swiss Diamond line over the Scanpan CTX handles, and others like that the entire CTX line is compatible with induction cooktops. Swiss Diamond now features a few induction compatible fry pans, but the rest of the line is not induction compatible.

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