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ScanPan bubbling

Posted by nacarson (My Page) on
Sat, Dec 30, 06 at 2:52


My first post on GardenWeb.

After reading a whole bunch of reviews on the 'net, I
purchased a ScanPan omelet pan earlier this year. Upon
inspection today, the "indestructible" non stick surface
actually has some bubbles on it, and one of the small
bubbles - around 1mm across - popped off with my finger
nail, leaving exposed shiny aluminium.

Very, very disappointed. Allegedly, they should replace
it due to lifetime warranty, I'll try. But my previous
all clad "Emerilware" (don't laugh) non stick pan lasted
for 2 years before the coating started coming off the
sides - with just as heavy, if not heavier, use.

Is this typical of this brand?

I took good care of it - gentle hand washing and
drying (never dishwasher) with soft brush and paper
towel, etc.


Follow-Up Postings:

RE: ScanPan bubbling

They'll replace it OK. Don't worry about that.

In my experience, ScanPans are basically just another pan except for costing 2-3 times what others do. They're nice, but not exceptional.

IMHO, anything coated should be purchased as cheaply as possible. Regardless of name or claim, the coatings will break down with regular use. I generally replace my coated skillets every 18-24 months when they start getting sticky.

RE: ScanPan bubbling

Neil, apparently you are not alone. Check out this link to a thread on

Here is a link that might be useful: Scanpan Buyer Beware

RE: ScanPan bubbling


So that's how it is. Thanks for the link suzyq3, much appreciated. I have a "series Z" pan.

In response to asolo, well - at least the one virtue here is that I got it cheap from Amazon on promotion, 50% off or something like that. So I don't feel too angry (after all it was half the price of the Emerilware!)

I guess I will send it in for replacement, and hopefully get the series ZX or whatever. At least now my cast iron wok is back in action, which can do 90% of what the nonstick can.

Thanks all.


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