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Scanpan Classic & CTX

Scanpan Classic & CTX

This article is part of our series on non-stick cookware.

Scanpan was founded in 1956; the cookware is designed and made by hand in Denmark. Recycled aluminum is melted and poured by hand into a mold, after which the pan or saucepan is pressure-cast with 250 tons of pressure. This unique casting technique ensures even heat distribution, making it pleasure to work with in the kitchen.

We carry the Classic line and the CTX line which both feature the proprietary STRATANIUM non-stick surface that is both PFOA- and PFOS-free. The two main differences between the Classic and the CTX are

  • Classic pieces are made from recycled aluminum
  • CTX pieces are made from 5-ply stainless steel
  • Classic handles are rivet-less
  • CTX is induction ready
About Stratanium

With the introduction of their Stratanium coating, SCANPAN broke the boundaries of what a nonstick coating can do. They developed a surface coating that combines an impressive release effect, durability and unique frying properties.

With Stratanium you don’t need to use oil or fat when frying nor to reach the exact degree of crispiness and browning. Neither of these pans should be used with “fake” fats or oils or anything with an aerosol.

Both Classic and CTX allow for use of metal utensils and are oven safe up to 500F. You can sear, braise, and deglaze as well as fry without the use of oil. Medium heat or lower is a must to retain the non-stick quality of the cookware. The squeeze-cast aluminum pans conduct heat so quickly and efficiently that you can easily able to achieve a great sear/browning/reduction result on medium heat without hot spots.

 

Watch the Scanpan promo video.

For more information about use and care, visit their website HERE.

 

Synopsis:
  • CLASSIC: Made of recycled aluminum with STRATANIUM coating
  • CTX: Made of 5-ply stainless steel with STRATANIUM coating
  • Oven save to 500F
  • Medium or lower heat on stove top
  • Metal utensils okay
  • Made in Denmark
  • Induction ready – CTX only
  • Dishwasher safe (CTX is dishwasher safe but not recommended to keep the exterior like new).
Woll Non-Stick Cookware

Woll Non-Stick Cookware

This article is part of our series on non-stick cookware.

Woll is a German brand started in 1979 by a chef named Norbert Woll who had a dream to create the perfect fry pan.

We carry two lines of Woll pans: Diamond Lite and Diamond Lite Pro. Both have a 5-layer diamond hard-base coating over mold-casted aluminum bodies. The diamond hard-base coat gives an incredible non-stick experience that is also incredibly durable being cut and abrasion-resistant. If small scratch marks should appear on the surface, the product can still be used without any concerns – and without affecting its cooking and frying properties or your health. The aluminum body provides stable, even heating.

Metal utensils are acceptable for use with the Woll cookware and they are considered dishwasher safe. The non-stick surface is non-toxic. Frying is possible without any fats or oils. When using fats or oils, use real fats only and no aerosols (no margarine, etc).

 

You can get a glimpse into what it takes to manufacture these high-quality pots and pans by watching these videos.

For more information about use and care, visit their website HERE.

 

Synopsis:
  • Made of cast aluminum with diamond hard-base coating
  • Oven save to 480F
  • Metal utensils okay
  • Made in Germany
  • Induction ready – Diamond Lite Pro only
  • Dishwasher safe
Lodge Cast Iron Cookware

Lodge Cast Iron Cookware

This article is part of our series on non-stick cookware.

We carry the Seasoned Cast Iron line from Lodge Cookware. Lodge cast iron pans have been made in America since 1896. Like carbon steel pans, most cast iron pans must be seasoned to be considered non-stick. The seasoning process isn’t difficult and the better seasoned the pan is, the better the non-stick capabilities you will have. Lodge cast iron pans (non-enameled) are made pre-seasoned with a coating of soybean oil that is baked into the pan at a temperature higher than can be achieved using your oven at home. Over time and with correct usage and cleaning, the pans will become even more non-stick.

Cast iron wouldn’t necessarily be a first recommendation for a non-stick pan due to their weight and cleaning regimen and also the fact that you shouldn’t cook a lot of acidic food if you want to retain the non-stick capabilities. Of course, if acidic food has diminished your pan’s non-stick coating, you can easily re-season it with oil and a hot oven. There is no denying the longevity of a quality piece of cast iron; many people have the same cast iron pans that were used by their grandparents. People who love them, swear by them.

The pans are created using sand/clay molds into which is poured molten iron. Lodge has perfected the ability to produce up to 400 pieces per hour Operating from two foundries in South Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, Lodge uses five Danish-designed machines called Disamatic molding machines; they were the first American company to use this technology.

You can see the process here or on their website and it’s pretty amazing.

While you are there (on their website) explore a little; it’s full of great information and has answers to so many cast iron questions.

The pans will work beautifully on any cooking surface including induction and campfires. Cast iron pans offer amazing heat retention and even heating. Metal utensils are safe but dishwashers are not.

 

Synopsis:
  • Made of cast iron and shipped pre-seasoned
  • Oven save to 600F
  • Metal utensils okay
  • Made in America (non-enameled)
  • Induction ready
  • Hand wash only
The Right Blade…

The Right Blade…

August 24th is National Knife Day (yes, there IS such  thing).

No one in the Rogue Valley has a better selection of kitchen and cooking knives than The Kitchen Company. We carry five lines of Wusthof knives including the Classic, Classic Ikon, Grand Prix II, Epicure, and Pro lines.

In addition, we have a large selection of knives from Shun, Lamson Sharp, Victorinox, Messermeister, and Global.

Most recently, we’ve added a limited selection of knives from the Reserve line by Ferrum. Ferrum knives are made right here in Oregon in the Willamette Valley!

Stop by for a visit and choose the RIGHT knife for your next project!