The Scanpan Induction Plus Non-stick is a cookware set made especially for induction stovetops. The PFOA-free ceramic titanium non-stick coating in these pans is highly scratch resistant. The set offers 6 pieces for a price of $299.95 and covers most cook's basic needs.
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Pro Very good for use with induction stovetops
The Scanpan Induction Plus cookware line is especially made for cooking on induction stovetops (though it can be used on a stovetop of any other kind). There are not a lot of other non-stick pans that are induction-ready, let alone made for this technology.
Pro Resistant to scratches
Due to the hardened ceramic titanium coating, the cooking surface in these pans is much more resistant to scratches than traditional Teflon non-stick pans. The maker claims that metal utensils can be used on this surface without any problems; however, wooden or plastic utensils will assure extended longevity.
Pro Non-stick coating made without toxic PFOA
Unlike most non-stick cookware, Scanpan Induction Plus series contains no potentially toxic PFOA or PFOS in the cooking surface coating. There are other PFOA-free cookware brands, but Scanpan claims to have eliminated this chemical from the manufacturing process altogether. PTFE (the polymer that actually creates non-stick surface) is compounded with the ceramic titanium coating to prevent peeling or blistering.
Pro Can handle high heat
The pans in this set can handle up to 500° F (glass lids included) and are oven safe.
Pro Dishwasher safe
This set is dishwasher safe, though frequent cycles may make the coating less non-stick.
Con A basic set, not a lot of pans
For the quite high price of $299.95 this set includes only 6 pieces: 2 fry pans (8 and 10.25-inch), a saucepan (3.5-quart) with a lid and a Dutch oven (6.5-quart) with a lid. It is enough for basic cooking, but for a bigger meal you might need to get additional pieces.
Con Should not be stacked, so can take up a lot of room
These pans should not be stacked because the cooking surface might get scratched by the aluminum bottom. If stacking is necessary, a dishcloth or other kind of separator should be used.