Scanpan 4.25 qt Sauté Pan with Lid

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Brand: Scanpan

Color: Black

Features:

  • NONSTICK WITHOUT COMPROMISE - Forget everything you think you know about nonstick. The SCANPAN Professional Saute Pan sautes, fries & braises like professional cookware—all on a revolutionary nonstick surface that requires little to no oil.
  • EASY TO USE - The recycled squeeze-cast aluminum construction distributes heat quickly and evenly, with no hot spots, making any cooking task a breeze. Plus, cleaning only requires soap, water, and a little effort.
  • VERSATILE - Use your Professional Saute Pan on any gas or electric stovetop, and get the cooking-show-worthy results you want—with or without oil! To save you space & money, it’s compatible with any 12.5” lid from any SCANPAN line.
  • BUILT TO LAST - For 50+ years, SCANPAN has been producing durable, artisan cookware for professional chefs & home cooks. Our STRATANIUM nonstick surface is dishwasher safe, metal utensil safe, and oven safe up to 500°F.
  • SAFE & SUSTAINABLE - These two values are part of our DNA. All SCANPAN products are made of recycled aluminum, and manufactured under the strictest standards required by the Danish government.

Details: Scanpan's premium Professional series combines the same pressure-cast aluminum technology of Scanpan Classic pans, but with the gleam of superior stainless-steel handles and lids. Made in Denmark, this 3-1/2-quart (12-1/2-inch-diameter) pan is the largest sauté pan in the Professional series, and merits a helper handle. The heavy-gauge pan sits perfectly flat, distributes and retains heat evenly for hotspot-free cooking, and features a ceramic-titanium nonstick finish that stands up to metal spatulas. Cast of 18/10 stainless steel for stay-cool stovetop use, the long handle and helper handle are ergonomic for comfort and riveted for strength. Both the handles and stainless-steel lid stylishly present a dual matte/polished finish that handsomely contrasts with the black pan body. Scanpan Professional pans are safe for any burner type, including induction; oven-use up to 500 degrees F; and dishwasher-cleaning, although washing by hand will best preserve the nonstick finish. In response to environmental concerns regarding nonstick finishes, Scanpan in 2007 introduced its Green Tek nonstick technology. Working with its suppliers, Scanpan is the first cookware company to completely eliminate the use of the harmful chemical PFOA from the entire process used to make its nonstick compound. The new PFOA-free nonstick finish is now found on all Scanpan Classic and Professional cookware. Scanpan covers its cast-aluminum cookware with a full lifetime warranty. --Ann BieriFrom the ManufacturerAbout Green Tek Nonstick Technology: In the more recent past, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has taken the leading manufacturer of nonstick compounds to task over excessive emissions of PFOA (Perfluorooctanoic Acid). PFOA has been used as a catalyst in the production of PTFE (Polytetrafluoroethylene), the basic building block for all nonstick cookware surfaces. PFOA is a chemical that is hard to break down in the environment. It has a half life of 3.8 years, meaning that if there are 4 grams of PFOA in the body today, the body will have 2 grams in it in four years from now, 1 gram in eight years from now and so on. The human metabolism does not remove PFOA. While it is not a carcinogen or toxin and is generally assumed inert and not harmful to your health, it just sticks around forever. That is why the EPA and the leading nonstick manufacturer have agreed that by 2010, the amount of PFOA used to produce PTFE compounds need to be cut by 95%, and by 2015 no PFOA could be used, at all. Towards the end of this process, PFOA is completely extracted via ionization filters. Even if any traces of PFOA were still present by the time the nonstick compound reached the cookware factory, the pan surface curing temperatures would destroy such remnants. The same is true for the old nonstick compound used for Scanpan Classic and Scanpan Professional. That’s why Scanpan has always been able to present the finished product as not containing PFOA. Why Scanpan? Scanpan Cookware has always been PFOA free, but the negative publicity that PFOA and, by extension, PTFE had received over the last few years, had caused Scanpan to work closely with their suppliers to find a substitute for PFOA that is biodegradable. Scanpan received patents on PFOA-free technology in 2007 and has been producing Scanpan Classic and Scanpan Professional with this new process since spring 2007. With their new Green Tek technology, there is no PFOA used at any stage of the entire process, resulting in a "clean and green" nonstick PTFE compound, the production of which no longer uses chemicals that could have a negative impact on the environment. The performance of the Scanpan Green Tek surface is not different in any way from the performance of Scanpan's previous surface. And Scanpan continues to incorporate their patented ceramic-titanium technology. Scanpan is safe to use with metal utensils and each piece comes with a lifetime warranty. Taking Care of Scanpan Professio