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Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Happy Earth Day! Pan & Cookbook Giveaway

Professional Scanpan
Today is Earth Day! What are you doing to be more environmentally friendly? I've gotten rid of all my Teflon pans. It's not just the flaking but also the chemicals used in making the pans that pollute. But I haven't totally given up on non-stick.

The latest non-stick pan to come into my kitchen is from the professional line of Scanpan, made from ceramic titanium and recycled aluminum. It is 100% PFOA-free. The line of pans is made in a facility that utilizes a production technology that eliminates the need for PFOA completely.  Another thing that sets this non-stick pan apart from others is that the non-stick coating cannot be damaged by using metal utensils. It's tough! And unlike so many cheap non-stick pans, the handle is really solid and hefty.
Because I've only been using the Scanpan for a short time, I can't tell you how it performs after years of use, but so far I'm very happy with it. It heats evenly and is easy to clean. It also gets great reviews on Amazon. I particularly like the 10 inch pan which is perfect for omelettes and crepes.

Big Green Cookbook

In honor of Earth Day I am giving away one 10 inch Professional Scanpan frying pan and a copy of the Big Green Cookbook to a runner up. Just leave a comment with your best kitchen tips for saving energy and protecting the environment. Contest is open to US residents only and only one entry per person. You must include your email (no one will see it except me) to be eligible.

Good Luck!