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.
NEW TEK has been available in the US since January 2002 and succeeds the
original SCANPAN 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
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"
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.
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 SCANPAN 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 Scanpan 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.
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. Scanpan 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 SCANPAN 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 Scanpan
guarantees it with a full lifetime
There are a few
other things that set SCANPAN 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.