Giveaway: Scanpan CTX 5-Piece Cookware Set from Sur la Table

This giveaway has ended. Check back on Saturday, December 4 for the winner!

Welcome to Simple Living Media’s Home for the Holidays! We’ve got 25 giveaways across the entire network this week to give you plenty of chances to win a great gift, just in time for the holidays.

To kick off our week of giveaways, I’m so excited to be giving away one of my absolute favorite kitchen essentials:a Scanpan® CTX 5-Piece Cookware Set from Sur la Table!

The ground-breaking Scanpan CTX cookware is made of 100-percent recycled aluminum, is safe for induction ranges, the oven, the dishwasher, and perhaps best of all, is PFOA-free (absence of Teflon).

Scanpan’s safe coating

It took some time, but my husband finally allowed me to throw out the non-stick pan that he contributed to our kitchen when we married. The thing was warped beyond belief, scratched, and – it’s biggest flaw – was Teflon coated.

After a few years without a nonstick pan, you can imagine I was very happy to discover Scanpan, with its ultra-durable nonstick surfaces that are safe for metal utensils and PFOA-free. My hubby was  thrilled and resumed his role as short-order egg cook on weekend mornings.

Made in Denmark, Scanpan is currently the only nonstick cookware that advertises its surface as safe for use with metal utensils. It is made of 7 layers of durable aluminum and stainless steel (with a lifetime warranty) and its patented ceramic titanium surface is virtually indestructible.

Our old pan seemed to have a thin coating of Teflon, which was badly scratched in places and was flaking off – which means we ate Teflon from time-to-time. No matter how minute the dose, eating Teflon can’t be good for you.

Scanpan allows browning of food

Health issues aside, one of my beefs with nonstick pans has been the absence of browning during cooking. When food browns, it means the natural sugars caramelize and the flavor is intensified.

The CTX Scanpan has a cooking surface that still allows browning and searing. I’ve tested this many times with my pans, and from scallops to steaks, a great sear is possible!

Plus you can crank up the heat with out worrying about the pan warping.

The CTX cookware lids are made of satin polished stainless steel with a glass center, (convenient to view the food without having to lift the lid) and the handles are of cast stainless steel, and stay cool longer. Did I mention everything is oven safe? Yes, even those glass lids.

Everyone is going to like this last part: these are the easiest pans to clean I have ever used. Ever. Nothing more than a rinse and a wipe is ever needed to clean them, no matter what has been cooked on them or how long they have sat out unwashed (*blush*).

That feature alone has helped simplify this mama’s life. Scanpan is also dishwasher safe, should a swish and a wipe be too much work!

You can tell that this pan is built to last for generations. With Scanpan’s lifetime warranty,  it makes perfect sense to invest in quality cookware.

Sur la Table, one of my favorite online kitchen stores, carries a wonderful selection of Scanpan cookware and often has super sales. Today’s deal, though, has to be my favorite…

One Simple Bites reader will win a Scanpan® CTX 5-Piece Cookware Set from Sur la Table!

The set includes:

  • 9″ skillet,
  • 10″ sauté pan with lid
  • 3-quart saucepan with lid

Valued at over $700, this cookware set is the holiday giveaway not to be missed!!

How to win

Everyone has two chances to win. Here’s how:

1. Comment on this post, answering this question: Do you have a Teflon pan that is ready to retire?

2. For an extra entry, “like” Simple Bites on Facebook. Then leave an additional comment letting me know you’ve done so.


This giveaway will end tonight, Monday, November 29 at 11:59 p.m EST. I hope you win! We’ll announce the winners of all the holiday giveaways at the end of the week.

About Aimee

Cooking has always been Aimée's preferred recreational activity, creative outlet, and source of relaxation. After nearly ten years in the professional cooking industry, she went from restaurant to RSS by trading her tongs and clogs for cookie cutters and a laptop, serving as editor here at Simple Bites. Her first book, Brown Eggs and Jam Jars - Family Recipes from the Kitchen of Simple Bites, was published in February 2015.

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  1. “Like” Simple Bites on Facebook. 😀

  2. I recently got rid of all my Teflon pans because they were horrible! I definitely could use some new pots and pans!

  3. Yes I have a teflon fry pan that I should retire…

  4. even my circulon elite after 9 years of heavy use… has finally said, “i can’t take it anymore”
    … i need the upgrade, and you’ve made a good sell …. i need some good luck as well … throw my name in the hat pretty pleeeez.

  5. I have a set of teflon pans that need to retire….we just have to convince the hubby!

  6. I’m your newest facebook fan! Can’t wait to read your updates!

  7. My griddle is awful. It’s warped and the Teflon is coming off. It’s got to go!

  8. These pans sound great!

  9. No, I don’t have any teflon pans at the moment – but I need one.

  10. “Like” simple bites on facebook as well!

  11. Yes – we have two that could make way for a new set!

  12. I have one Teflon pan…I’ve saved it for the rare occasion that my husband decides to cook eggs! 🙂

  13. I “liked” Simple Bites on Facebook

  14. I don’t use much teflon these days, but the one small skillet I use for eggs is still in fairly good shape. However, I have been hoping to buy a bigger sauce pan to replace one that I had to toss out a few months ago. Right now I’m just making do with the pot and few pans we have.

  15. So the question is just one piece of cookware to retire? We have a couple here at our house.

  16. I now like Simple Bites on FB.

  17. I do have one that I got as a wedding present 12 1/2 years ago! It has served us well, but it’s time for it to go. 🙂

  18. I also “liked’ Simple Bites on facebook.

  19. I “liked” Simple Bites on Facebook too!

  20. Yes-sir-eee I do have a non-stick pan that has seen better days. Would love to give these a try!

  21. YES! This is just what I need.

  22. Amanda Morisseau says

    Oh yes, I have several that need to be retired…

  23. I liked on FB, too!

  24. Yes!

  25. I liked you on fb!

  26. My mom passed on her first set of teflon set to me when I moved out on my own… they really need to retire 😉

  27. “Liked” Simple Bites on Facebook

  28. I “like” Simple Bites on Facebook

  29. I have more than one Teflon pan that is ready for retirement!

  30. I’m using the pans I got as a wedding present 36 years ago. Of course I have pans that need retiring!

  31. Becky Zylstra says

    Luckily I have no teflon pans waiting to retire. These ones look amazing! I would love to try one out.

  32. I have 2 Teflon pans that need to be retired. Shhh don’t tell anyone 🙂

  33. I liked you on Facebook!!

  34. Kevin Schneider says

    I know that it’s time to retire mine – my eggs taste kind of teflon-ey.

  35. I have several pans that have seen better days. These look wonderful!

  36. Many pans that are ready to be retired, this would help SO much!

  37. Like simple bites on FB

  38. We LOVE ScanPan! We got a set for our wedding 10 years ago and they are incredible. Since we have Scanpan, we aren’t ready to retire anything yet!

  39. Yes! I have two skillets that need to go and this set could really improve my cooking.

  40. Anastasia McDonnell says

    Oh, this old pan could use an early retirement. We didn’t do well at the wedding registry – I dream of a beautiful, eco-friendly set like this!

  41. Anastasia McDonnell says

    PS – I *totally* like you on facebook, too. 😉

  42. I liked you on FB

  43. Yes! I definitely have some retirement age pans!

  44. I liked you on facebook!!!

  45. My only two pans are old teflon ones. If fact, they are not even non-stick anymore they are so beat up! They really need to be retired since food sticks to them more than a non-non-stick pan!

  46. yes I have a pan that needs to be retired. Just listened to Dr. Oz and he told me how bad it is for you.

  47. I’m embarrassed to admit that we still have Teflon pans from when we were married . . . 13 years ago.

  48. I’m a fan of Simple Bites on fb

  49. I liked Simple Bites on FB!

  50. I don’t have any teflon – but I do have some older silverstone – which is just as bad… I’ve heard great things about Scanpan. I’d love to try it!