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Old 04-05-2013, 04:30 PM   #1
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Scanpan 12.75" Skillet, CTX Series

We just replaced an old non-stick with this pan. I know it is after the fact, but any feed back?

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Old 04-06-2013, 02:39 AM   #2
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I'm not up on the latest Scanpans, but be careful not to overdo the heat. Despite my being careful not to use too high a heat, a few degrees too high caused my Scanpan to lose all non-stick qualities. Nothing I did to try and save it helped, I tossed it. Scanpan has some kind of replacement warranty I could have followed up on. I didn't.

Gee, now you're probably all bummed. I must have left the burner on high heat for too long. I'm saying these pans are temperamental with regards to heat (kind of pricey too).
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Old 04-06-2013, 09:39 AM   #3
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Thanks! Not bummed as this is a new non-stick surface and I have already seen the high heat warnings. Yeah, I guess $299.00 is a little on the pricy side. I'm willing to pay for quality as I have been through the cheap phase!
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Old 04-06-2013, 06:10 PM   #4
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You paid $300 for a nonstick skillet?
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Old 04-06-2013, 07:15 PM   #5
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You paid $300 for a nonstick skillet?
Like I said, I'm willing to pay for quality. The quality was confirmed today when I went back to Sur La Table to buy something else. A yachts chef was there buying large quatities of Scanpan products.
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Old 04-06-2013, 08:56 PM   #6
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Twelve years ago I bought a set of three non-stick skillets (8", 10", 12") for $20. The pans were thick enameled aluminum. I still have them and use them regularly.
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Old 04-06-2013, 09:05 PM   #7
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With all due respect, that seems way too much for a nonstick skillet.

I'm not a penny pincher about cookware, i totally agree about quality, but I use All Clad nonstick ( 3 of them) that cost between $15 and $100
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Old 04-07-2013, 07:24 AM   #8
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I was hoping to get feedback on performance/function, not a discussion on price.

Thanks anyway.
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Old 04-07-2013, 08:46 AM   #9
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I evaluated the Scanpan CSX line when I was going through the process of replacing my cookware. I ended up with a Mauviel set

I took them out of the running for two reasons:
  • Even though they are 5 ply, the pan walls are thinner than their competitors. This suggests that the bottoms are 5 ply but the walls might not be.
  • I wanted the durability of all steel lids and Scanpan has part glass.

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Thanks .40. The reasons we chose the CTX series were the ability to sear in it, it is oven safe to 500 F and you can use metal utensils without damaging the non-stick surface. Having a lifetime warranty isn't too shabby either. We have other cookware with part glass lids, so I'm not opposed to them.
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