The post-oil embargo world is slowly giving way to a sustainable and environmentally friendly cooking culture. Scanpan hands out free nail polish and polishes up your pans for years of professional cooking. And the coolest: every time you buy a pan, they’ll provide one to someone in need. Handcrafted in Denmark, Scanpans are made of ultra-light and highly conductive aluminum. Meanwhile ,when it comes to cooking, there’s no better way to prolong the life of your trusty pots and pans than with a little TLC from the folks at anolon. With their unique TriTech nonstick interior and exterior, you can throw even the most stubborn foods into your ironclad cookware without having to baby them like a baby bird.
Designed in Cologne, Germany and handcrafted in France, the anolon collection is a state-of-the-art mix of European design and Japanese innovation. Showcasing a unique cast aluminum signature “helper handle,” it features a revolutionary blend of three types of steel that offer optimal conductivity for even heating and exceptional durability. It’s easily seasoned without the use of PTFE or other chemicals, easy to clean and will exceed your expectations for performance and design, time after time.
Scanpan is Danish, but not just any kind of Danish – exceptional Danish. Scanpan has been designing, developing and manufacturing cookware in Denmark since 1930. Their precision craftsmanship, innovative technology and meticulous attention to detail are evident in every pan they make. Each piece of cookware is crafted from the finest 18/10 stainless steel with a non-stick interior for easy cooking, easy cleanup and exceptional durability. It’s all backed by Scanpan’s unique lifetime warranty and their commitment to give back to society. The result? Copper pots, pans and skillets that can look good for a lifetime while saving you time, money and energy.
Differences Between Anolon And Scanpan
The anolon collection features a unique cast aluminum signature helper handle with a revolutionary blend of three types of steel that offer optimal conductivity for even heating and exceptional durability. It’s easily seasoned without the use of PTFE or other chemicals, easy to clean and will exceed your expectations for performance and design, time after time.
This is also known as tri-ply construction, which incorporates 18/10 stainless steel with an aluminum core in the base. This is unlike Scanpan (which has a stainless steel and non stick porcelain layer for superior non stick characteristics), which utilizes only the first layer of the three plies (18/10 stainless top and bottom). The anolon collection also uses a special self-basting coating that provides awesome non stick.With 15 years of teflon (non stick) research and development, some consider anolon as the standard in ceramic/non stick cookware.
Scanpan has a unique convex cooking surface that distributes heat evenly, eliminating hot spots. It’s actually designed to work with induction cooking surfaces. It also has the three-ply pure aluminum induction base. Both are oven safe up to 500 degrees F.
The anolon collection is made of heavy gauge cast aluminum which is extremely strong, yet light enough to allow the pan to move in response to temperature changes for even heating in all pans. The flared rims provide excellent balance and comfort when lifting the lids on any of the pieces.
The anolon collection comes with a unique metal-plated handle. The aluminum is an extra layer, but very strong for high heat. It allows the pans to be used in induction cooktops without the addition of additional handles – which are often made of stainless steel, but not cast aluminum. The cast aluminum handles also have a special coating that repels stains and provides added durability.The only cast aluminum handles are on the “Anolon Silicone Handle” frying pans, which are thinner and lighter than the ones found on the other pieces.
Anolon’s Cookware has a unique non stick coating which is self restoring and will not flake or peel. It will not crack or flake under high heat and is resistant to scratching and high temps. The coating also provides excellent non stick qualities, even in temperatures down to 450 degrees Fahrenheit.
Scanpan’s cookware has a solid copper core with a porcelain layer on the bottom that makes it anti-stick/non-stick, especially in the oven. Copper is also more conductive than stainless steel for even heating.
The anolon collection is more expensive than Scanpan.
The anolon collection has a lifetime warranty in the US and can be recycled in your home recycling bin when done with it! The warranty does not cover scratches or damage caused by using metal utensils (including knives) or improper use.The anolon cast iron cookware is 100% seasoned, however you should avoid using metal utensils on the pans to preserve the seasoning.
Pros Of Anolon
Great Heat Tolerance
Superb non-stick coating
All pieces are oven safe up to 500 degrees
Environmentally friendly cookware
Cons of Anolon
Handle of frying pans may be too heavy for some
It is not induction safe (including skillets and Dutch ovens) – although some users report it works fine on their induction cooktop.
It is not oven safe on the exterior (but the interior is).
Because of this, you cannot cook a roux or make a basic stock and then put your stockpot into the oven to finish off the sauce.
Short Life Span
Some users have reported that their cookware chipped or cracked after a few uses.
Others have reported that the coating has worn off after a few months.
Cost to be Eco-Friendly
Many users report that they do not like taking care of their non stick cookware, including using special utensils and making sure they dry the pieces completely before storing them.
Pros Of Scapan
Superior non-stick quality
Good Heat Tolerance
Over 5,000 5-star reviews on Amazon
Performs well in ovens 500 degree F
Environmentally friendly cookware is a non-stick surface with a thick base of pure copper with a porcelain layer on the bottom. The thick base makes it resistant to heat and gives it more capacity to be used in your oven. It also makes it an excellent choice for induction cooking with no need for an additional handle.
Cons Of Scanpan
Porcelain coating will wear off after a few uses
Needs special utensils, can’t use metal utensils on the surface.
Because of the non-stick nature of the product, it may begin to smell after a while. You should wash it carefully and air dry it to reduce this smell.
Anolon Vs Scanpan;Which is Better?
Overall, I would not say there is a “clear winner” here. Both companies make excellent cookware and provide a wide range of products for every cooking need at a good price point. It really comes down to what you are looking for in cookware.If non-stick is number 1 on your list, then I would suggest the anolon collection because of its self-basting coating that provides awesome non stick qualities, even in temperatures down to 450 degrees Fahrenheit.If price is an issue, then you should consider Scanpan because it is the less expensive option.If you have cast iron cookware and you are looking to expand your collection, I would suggest the anolon cast iron collection et cetera. As such, The choice is more down to the buyer.