Scanpan Classic New Tek Product Information
Scanpan Ceramic Titanium Classic New Tek Cookware is manufactured in Denmark by Scanpan Denmark As.

Scanpan Denmark, today the largest European manufacturer of pressure cast aluminum cookware, was founded in 1956. Modern, functional Scandinavian design combines with old world craftsmanship to present SCANPAN Ceramic Titanium Classic New Tek Cookware.

For nearly 50 years, SCANPAN Denmark has been at the forefront of inventing advanced cookware technology to make life easier both for the hobby chef and the serious cook.

For more information about Scanpan Classic New Tek, click on one of the following: CARE AND MAINTENANCE
  1. Before first use, remove pan from gift box and poly bag, remove all labels and tags and wash pan in hot, soapy water. Rinse and dry. If required, assemble the glass cover knob following the instructions on the poly bag. Tighten the knob assembly by hand, only. Do not use tools. The small inside washer that goes underneath the glass cover needs to be flush with the glass surface. If you feel a sharp edge of that washer protruding after assembly, disassemble, turn the washer around and re-assemble the knob.

  2. Heat pan to working temperature. Medium heat is typically sufficient with SCANPAN Cookware for frying and sautéing. Since each stovetop has different settings, find the best heat setting for your stove by starting at a lower setting, then gradually increase the heat until water splashed on the pan surface evaporates immediately with a sizzle. High heat can be used for other applications, like boiling water, preparing stir fry pans or oven roasting etc. SCANPAN Cookware is temperature safe to 500º F.

  3. SCANPAN CLASSIC NEW TEK can be used without oil or seasoning, or you can add seasoning as required by the recipe.

  4. After use, remove food and clean SCANPAN Cookware in the dishwasher, or by hand with warm, soapy water and a brush or sponge.

  5. When storing SCANPAN Cookware and "nesting" (placing a smaller pot inside a larger pot) is required due to space limitations, we recommend to put a paper or cloth towel between the pots or pans to prevent scuff marks. Such scuffmarks would not interfere with the pan's performance but may look unsightly. Glass covers should ideally be stored upright in the SCANPAN Glass Storage rack, Item 999150 . This wooden rack, which is attractively designed to fit with most any kitchen décor, is custom made for SCANPAN Glass Covers.
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SCANPAN PRODUCTS SUMMARY
Serious cooks need serious kitchen tools. Scanpan CLassic New Tek Cookware (the successor to Scanpan Titanium) is designed with the serious chef in mind, and to make life for the occasional cook easier, too.

Scanpan Classic New Tek Cookware is not comparable to traditional nonsticks. It's space-age technology. It's ceramic-titanium technology. Leading consumer publications both in the US and abroad have repeatedly awarded "Best Nonstick Cookware" ratings to the original Scanpan Titanium. For good reason.

Scan Pan Classic New Tek, available since January 2002 with a modified and updated nonstick technology, takes the original product features and benefits to the next level.

Features include:
  • Scientifically researched optimum pan base thickness to heat up quickly, distribute heat evenly · Superior heat retention
  • No hot spots
  • Permanent nonstick surface - Perfect food release every time
  • Aluminum will never come in contact with food
  • No blistering or peeling
  • No warping
  • Safe to use with metal utensils
  • No pre-oiling or seasoning necessary
  • Oven safe to 500º F
  • The easiest clean-up; now dishwasher safe or clean by hand with warm, soapy water and a brush or sponge
  • Full Lifetime Warranty
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COMMON QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
Q1: My SCANPAN skillets show some discoloration. They don’t look as new as when I bought them.

A: Some discoloration of the original SCANPAN CLASSIC is actually expected. Discoloration may also appear on the underside of the pan since the pure aluminum disk will react and quickly oxidize with any food residue that may spill over and run down the pan’s sides. SCANPAN CLASSIC NEW TEK is more forgiving and will show less signs of discoloration over time, due to its modified surface structure.
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Q2: The aluminum disk underneath the pan has discolored, and I don’t seem to be able to restore the shiny finish.

A: Aluminum is a metal that reacts very quickly with chemicals and foods. The best way to prevent the shiny base of SCANPAN from changing color is to carefully prevent food from spilling over the side of the pan. This may not always be practical. But a good scrubbing with a soap filled steel wool pad, such as Brillo® or SOS®, and some concentrated dish washing liquid should restore most if not all of the shiny finish. Such steel wool pads should be used only on the exterior, shiny aluminum disk. Steel wool pads should not be used on the cooking surface or the outside walls of SCANPAN Cookware. top

Q3: I have been using spray oils, rather than regular oils, to pre-oil the cooking surface. Is that OK?

A: We did not recommend aerosol spray oils for use with the original SCANPAN CLASSIC surface. These oils may contain ingredients, which may carbonize at relatively low temperatures. That, in turn, may lead to an oil and carbon residue forming on the cooking surface and blocking the nonstick surface from doing its job. SCANPAN CLASSIC NEW TEK can be used with any oils or seasoning, or without any seasoning. top

Q4: Does the Lifetime Warranty cover the glass lids?

A: No. SCANPAN heat tempered glass covers are chip resistant but as with any glass product, they may break if dropped or brought in sharp contact with other hard objects. Please contact your nearest SCANPAN retailer who will be happy to assist you in getting a replacement lid. They will need to know the diameter of the lid or pot. top

Q5: My SCANPAN skillet has started to stick, after working fine initially.

A: The original SCANPAN CLASSIC cookware requires the cooking surface to be kept clean, by holding the pan under cold water immediately after use, while the pan is still hot. It is possible that this step was not always done. In this case, prepare a 50/50 mixture of liquid machine dishwashing detergent, such as Sunlight Gel® or Liquid Cascade®, and water and boil for 15 minutes. Use a stiff bristled brush or non-metallic Scotchbrite® to clean the cooking surface. This process may be repeated. Please contact us if this process does not result in satisfactory nonstick performance. top

Q6: Will SCANPAN Cookware scratch my ceramic or glass cook top?

A: Ceramic and glass top ranges require careful handling of any cookware. Lift the cookware, don’t slide or drag it across the cook top surface. The perfectly flat base of SCANPAN Cookware is particularly suitable for these ranges since it ensures solid contact over the entire pan base and burning element. top

Q7: Will the cold-water “shock treatment” not damage the pan?

A: No. The original SCANPAN CLASSIC cookware required the hot pan to be held under cold water immediately after use. Immersing the pan in cold water while the pan is still hot will generate steam that literally steams off any food residue. The pan will not warp or buckle because of its extra-thick base. top

Q8: I dropped my SCANPAN and the handle broke or chipped. What do I do?

A: Send the pan or pot to SCANPAN USA Inc, 10 Industrial Ave, Mahwah NJ 07430. Include your name and address. Do not send any glass lids! We will repair or replace the handle, or the entire utensil. top

Q9: Is SCANPAN CLASSIC oven safe? Up to how many degrees?

A: SCANPAN CLASSIC is oven safe up to 500º F (260º C). That includes glass lids, glass knobs and handles. top

Q10: I am using SCANPAN CLASSIC on my gas range. The handles, especially of the stock pots, get very hot. Are they not supposed to stay cool?

A: The gas flames may shoot up the side of the pot, exposing the handles to direct heat and flame. You may want to regulate the flame so that it heats the base of the pot only, not the sides. The handles will then stay cooler or cool, and you will use less energy. Still, like with handling any pot and pan in the kitchen, we recommend using potholders at all times. top

Q11: Can SCANPAN CLASSIC be used on ceramic or glass top ranges?

A: Yes. SCANPAN CLASSIC is the pan of choice here because of its perfectly flat and smooth base, ensuring total contact with ceramic, glass or halogen cook tops.

A: Yes. SCANPAN CLASSIC is the pan of choice here because of its perfectly flat and smooth base, ensuring total contact with ceramic, glass or halogen cook tops. top

Q12: Can SCANPAN CLASSIC be used induction ranges?

A: No. Induction ranges use magnetic fields to generate heat. SCANPAN CLASSIC has an aluminum core, which is non-magnetic. top

Q13: What exactly is “pressure-cast aluminum”?

A: SCANPAN CLASSIC is “forged” from molten aluminum under 200 tons of pressure. The molten aluminum is poured into a lower mold, with an upper mold pressing down to “squeeze” the liquid aluminum into the shape of the pan. The 200-ton pressure removes any air pockets or other inclusions, thus ensuring perfect heat distribution without hot spots. Only pressure-cast aluminum will guarantee this flawless performance. top

Q14: I have read somewhere that aluminum has been linked to Alzheimer’s disease. Do I have to worry about this when using SCANPAN CLASSIC?

A: No. The ceramic-titanium surface completely encases the pan base. Aluminum will never come in contact with food. Scientifically speaking, the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) has determined a number of years ago that there is no connection between using aluminum cooking utensils and Alzheimer’s disease. Most restaurants or catering houses prepare food on plain aluminum cookware, due to its advantageous cooking characteristics. top

Q15: What is anodized aluminum, and how does it differ from SCANPAN CLASSIC?

A: Anodized aluminum is electro-chemically treated to increase the hardness of a plain aluminum surface. Anodized aluminum is somewhat harder than untreated aluminum. It is, however, not scratch resistant and the anodization may fade away over time, exposing the plain aluminum underneath. top

Q16: What is the difference between SCANPAN CLASSIC and some of the other nonstick pans that are on the market?

A: There is no nonstick cookware that compares to SCANPAN CLASSIC NEW TEK. SCANPAN CLASSIC features a patented ceramic-titanium surface, which is part of the pan and which is guaranteed not to come off. All other nonsticks work with one or more layers of traditional plastic coatings, which, over time, will start to peel, scrape and blister away. top

Q17: I used a metal spatula with my SCANPAN and see scratches in the pan surface?

A: SCANPAN CLASSIC is safe to use with metal utensils. The scratches you see are really scuff marks. They do not penetrate the ceramic-titanium surface, and will not interfere with the performance of the pan. We recommend to not actually cut on the cooking surface, as this may damage the knife edge. top

Q18: There are concerns using nonstick cookware when exotic birds, parrots etc. are present. The nonstick compound may give off fumes that are harmful to such birds. Is that true also for SCANPAN CLASSIC?

A: Any material, if heated to a high enough temperature, will eventually decompose and produce fumes in the process. Exotic birds have an extra sensitive respiratory system and can be injured by many different kinds of household fumes, including burning butter and other fats, cleaning solvents and aerosol sprays, to name just a few. Traditional nonstick coatings contain large amounts of PTFE (polytetrafluoroethylene), which starts to decompose at elevated temperatures, and such fumes have been known to also be detrimental to exotic birds.

SCANPAN CLASSIC features a specially formulated nonstick surface, which is oven safe to 500° F (260° C), and no decomposition of the SCANPAN nonstick compound is expected up to that temperature. This feature is unrivaled in the industry. However, the nonstick surface of SCANPAN Cookware still contains the chemical compound PTFE, which will start to decompose and release fumes at approx. 660° F (349° C). While these temperatures are not reached in a normal cooking and frying environment, they could occur if the pan is left unattended and is allowed to overheat or cook dry. It is, therefore, prudent to remove any exotic birds from the cooking area and keep that area well ventilated. If that is not always possible, maybe a different cookware product, rather than a nonstick product, should be chosen. top

Q19: Does the ceramic-titanium compound encase the outside of the pan, too?

A: No. The ceramic-titanium compound is applied only to the cooking surface, where it counts. The outside consists of gray nonstick compound. top

Q20: I have seen the name SCANPAN 2001+ - is that the same as SCANPAN TITANIUM?

A: Yes and no. When the SCANPAN ceramic-titanium surface was introduced in 1987, we wanted to emphasize 21st century technology and used “2001+” as a byline to the SCANPAN trademark. With the arrival of the year 2000, we changed the name to SCANPAN TITANIUM. With the development of our latest nonstick technology, which now makes SCANPAN Cookware dishwasher safe and offers perfect nonstick performance every time, SCANPAN Titanium has been discontinued and replaced by SCANPAN CLASSIC NEW TEK.

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FULL LIFETIME WARRANTY
This Warranty applies to certain SCANPAN CLASSIC cookware products purchased in the United States from authorized SCANPAN USA retailers. For authorized SCANPAN USA retailers, please visit www.scanpan.com.
SCANPAN products bought at auction or from private persons, including E-bay and similar web sites, are not covered by this warranty. Any warranty claim must include the retailer's name and address from which the SCANPAN product was purchased.
SCANPAN CLASSIC Cookware products are covered by a Lifetime Warranty in the US. SCANPAN CLASSIC is guaranteed to be free from defects in material and craftsmanship. The SCANPAN CLASSIC cooking surface is guaranteed not to peel, blister and crack. If properly prepared, cleaned and maintained, nonstick properties will not deteriorate over time. This warranty does not include glass lids. Replacement lids may be obtained from an authorized SCANPAN retailer. SCANPAN USA Inc will repair or replace, at SCANPAN's discretion, any item found to be defective, to the original purchaser. The decision whether an item is considered defective under this warranty rests solely with SCANPAN USA Inc. Should a defective item no longer be available, for whatever reason, an item of similar function and value will be substituted. The SCANPAN Warranty is not a money-back guarantee.
SCANPAN product claimed as defective under this warranty must be sent post paid to:

SCANPAN USA Inc.
Attn. Warranty Services
10 Industrial Ave
Mahwah NJ 07430


for inspection and repair or replacement. Allow 2 - 4 weeks for disposition and processing of warranty claims.

For all warranty inquiries, please contact Scanpan at 800-367-0845 or online at www.scanpan.com.
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TECHNICAL INFORMATION
Scanpan Ceramic Titanium Classic New Tek Cookware is manufactured in Denmark by Scanpan Denmark As.

Scanpan Denmark, today the largest European manufacturer of pressure cast aluminum cookware, was founded in 1956. Modern, functional Scandinavian design combines with old world craftsmanship to present SCANPAN Ceramic Titanium Classic New Tek Cookware.

Scanpan Classic New Tek has been available in the US since January 2002 and succeeds the original Scan Pan Titanium. Scanpan Classic New Tek features an updated, patented surface technology that is still using our patented ceramic-titanium foundation as its base but works with a new nonstick compound with a different chemical and molecular structure. The result is a "closed" nonstick surface that is

now offering perfect food release all the time,
no longer requires pre-oiling or seasoning before use and is
dishwasher safe.


The surface of Scanpan Classic New Tek is based on a number of different patents. The original surface was first introduced in Europe in 1986 and in the US in 1987. SCANPAN 2001+ Cookware, as it was then called, caused an immediate stir in the cookware market since it was the first cookware, and still is the only cookware, that combines a professional cooking utensil with long-term nonstick convenience, backed by a genuine full lifetime warranty. Each time that consumer publications have tested cookware between 1987 and 2000, Scanpan Cookware was consistently awarded "Best Nonstick Cookware" ratings and "Best Buy" recommendations.

The best way to understand Scanpan's technology is to take a step back and look at traditional nonsticks. They are great in releasing food. That's about where most of them stop. And we all know how annoying it is to keep the breakfast sausage, bacon and eggs in that tiny circle in the middle of the pan to cook and fry - move them to the side, and the sizzle stops. Somehow the handles always seem to be just about falling off. And the pans themselves sometimes have warped and curled into undulating metal that won't sit still on that burner, losing contact with the heating element. Over time, the nonstick surface comes off, finds its way into the food, and it is time to buy a new nonstick pan. Again.

Then there are the more expensive, more heavy-duty pots and pans. They cook evenly, have no hot spots, and you can use metal utensils. But - the food sticks to these "traditional pros". Unless we use lots of butter or other seasoning.

That's where Scanpan Classic New Tek comes to the rescue. We start with the best tradition in professional cookware: Pressure-cast aluminum. Aluminum is an excellent conductor of heat. The Scan Pan heavy-duty base is literally forged into shape under 200 tons of pressure. That's the only way to really eliminate hot spots and to create a perfectly even pan base. And we have researched the optimum thickness for the pan base to prevent any warping and, at the same time, create the perfect condition for the pan to heat up quickly and evenly. Our combination of raw material, pressure casting and thickness of the pan body, thus, results in perfectly even heat distribution, superior heat retention and a perfectly flat pan base for life. Scanpan Cookware is especially engineered for halogen, ceramic and electric ranges but will, of course, work on gas and electric coil ranges, as well.

Now to Scanpan's space-age surface: Both ceramic and titanium are incredibly hard materials. After having pressure-cast the raw pan body, the ceramic-titanium compound is super-heated to 36,000º F (thirty six thousand degrees!) at which point it liquefies. The ceramic-titanium enters a "plasma state". That liquid plasma is then fired into the pan surface at twice the speed of sound. Lots of heat and impact. The ceramic-titanium literally anchors itself in the aluminum surface and becomes one with the pan.

That's NASA technology. The Scanpan surface technology is based on the principle of using ceramic tiles on the space shuttle, which prevent the shuttle from burning up during re-entry into the earth's atmosphere. We have that concept patented for aluminum nonstick cookware.

When looking at Scanpan Classic New Tek under a microscope, we see something like a lunar landscape. A myriad of mini-craters, all similar in size and shape. These craters were created when firing the ceramic-titanium compound into the cooking surface, and are then filled with our specially formulated New Tek non-stick compound. The compound is in the craters, not on them. The ceramic-titanium protects it from being scraped away. Even if you use a metal spatula. We have tried. Ran a metal spatula with a 2-lb-weight over the Scanpan surface 300,000 times. A third of the spatula was literally ground away after the test (performed by an independent laboratory in Germany). The pan's non-stick surface and performance remained perfectly intact!

The MOHS scale measures hardness of gemstones. Diamonds come in with a perfect 10. Scanpan Classic is a 9.5. There is no tool in your kitchen that could damage or destroy the Scan Pan surface. If we can't destroy the surface, we can't get at the non-stick compound. If we can't get at the non-stick compound, it can't be scraped away. If we can't scrape it away, it will work for as long as you own the pan. It's in there for keeps! This is truly the last non-stick pan you will ever have to buy (pardon our using this rather overused phrase!). And we guarantee it with a full lifetime warranty.

There are a few other things that set Scan Pan Classic New Tek apart from the rest of the field:

Tired of lifting hot metal lids to see what's going on with your food? Our glass lids solve the problem and let you see what's cooking. They are interchangeable, too, between pots and pans and Sauté pans. And yes, they are available separately.

Tired of loose or wiggly handles that seem to barely hang on by the threads of their screws or rivets? Our patented spring-lock handles won't come loose. No room for food particles to hide behind the rivets and create a haven for bacteria. And they stay cool on the stove, no need for cumbersome handle sleeves. And the whole line is oven-safe to 500º F. Great for finishing off puffy omelets, or preparing that roast or casserole. Or even baking cookies and cornbread in a Scanpan fry pan! Scanpan Classic New Tek is unique in its technical construction and nonstick surface. And it is the easiest to use and to clean:

The new Scanpan Classic New Tek surface requires no pre-oiling or seasoning. Heat the pan to working temperature and start preparing your meal.

After use, clean the pan in the dishwasher, or by hand with warm, soapy water and a brush.

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