Greenpan Vs Scanpan

frying eggs on pan

Both Greenpan and Scanpan are examples of modern, healthy cookware brands with eco-conscious manufacturing standards. Scanpan is a Danish artisan cookware manufacturer, while GreenPan has Belgian origins.

Whether you are after a nonstick frying pan or a full cookware set, both of these companies have several models to choose from.

We have done the legwork and created this in-depth comparison so you can make an informed buying decision. Read on to find out our expert recommendations for each cookware category.

Quick decision: If you don't have time to read the in-depth reviews, here are our top picks for each type of cookware:

GreenPan Chatham Healthy Ceramic Nonstick Grey Frying Pan

Everyday frying pan

  • Made of hard anodized aluminum
  • Thermolon healthy ceramic nonstick coating, free PFAS, PFOA, lead, and cadmium
  • Suitable for all stovetops except induction

Scanpan Professional Nonstick Fry Pan

High-end frying pan

  • Made of recycled cast aluminum with stainless steel handles
  • Stratanium PFOA-free nonstick coating
  • Suitable for all cooktops excluding induction

GreenPan Lima 12-Piece Ceramic Nonstick Set

Everyday cookware set

  • Made of hard anodized aluminum
  • Thermolon healthy ceramic nonstick coating, free PFAS, PFOA, lead, and cadmium
  • Suitable for all stovetops except induction

Scanpan Classic 11-Piece Set

High-end cookware set

  • Made of recycled cast aluminum
  • Stratanium nonstick coating
  • Suitable for gas and electric stovetops

Greenpan vs Scanpan: Product Lineup

Scanpan offers 5 classic product lines named Classic, Professional, CTX, PROIQ and HAPTIQ, however, not all of these are available in every store.

Scanpan cookware product

They also carry a full line of kitchen essentials under the name Brund by Scanpan and a premium line called Maitre'D Collection, featuring stainless steel and copper utensils.

GreenPan has a wide range of ceramic cookware lines from everyday to higher mid-range sets. The collections are named Chatham, Hudson, Lima, Padova, Paris, Rio, Valencia, Venice, Prime Midnight, Levels, SearSmart, and SmartShape.

GreenPan cookware product

The Levels line has a stackable construction while SmartShape non stick pans are also designed with space-saving in mind.

Frying Pans

Let's compare some of the nonstick pans from both brands. We will go head-to-head, comparing the same fry pan sizes and picking a winner for each category.

8" Frying Pans

In the 8-inch category, the GreenPan Lima represents a solid option but the ceramic coating always requires more care than other high-quality nonstick surfaces. The Scanpan CTX on the other hand, is an ultra durable 5-ply aluminum-stainless steel pan with Stratanium coating. It does come with a much higher price tag though...

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GreenPan Lima Frypan

Our pick

Scanpan CTX Fry Pan

Base material

Hard-Anodized Aluminum

5-ply cast aluminum w. stainless-steel

Surface coating

Thermolon ceramic non-stick

Stratanium nonstick

Dishwasher safe

Metal-utensil safe

Oven-safe

Up to 600°F

Up to 500°F

Induction suitable

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GreenPan Lima Frypan

Our pick

Scanpan CTX Fry Pan

Base material

Hard-Anodized Aluminum

5-ply cast aluminum w. stainless-steel

Surface coating

Thermolon ceramic non-stick

STRATANIUM nonstick

Dishwasher safe

Metal-utensil safe

Oven-safe

Up to 600°F

Up to 500°F

Induction suitable

12" Frying Pans

Among the classic 12-inch size frying pans, it's a close call between the GreenPan Paris Pro and the Scanpan Classic. They both offer great performance and are more than capable for preparing a healthy family meal. Still, with the durability advantage, we would buy the Scanpan. 

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GreenPan Paris Pro

Our pick

Scanpan Classic Fry Pan

Base material

Hard-anodized aluminum

Cast aluminum

Surface coating

Ceramic-titanium nonstick

Stratanium nonstick

Dishwasher safe

Metal-utensil safe

Oven-safe

Up to 600°F

Up to 500°F

Induction suitable

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GreenPan Lima Frypan

Our pick

Scanpan Fry Pan

Base material

Hard-Anodized Aluminum

Aluminum

Surface coating

Ceramic-titanium nonstick

Ceramic-titanium nonstick

Dishwasher safe

Metal-utensil safe

Oven-safe

Up to 600°F

Up to 500°F

Induction suitable

The Most Durable Frying Pans

If you want nothing but the most durable frying pans for your kitchen, this pair of Scanpan HaptIQ pans are hard to beat. The only line to feature the Stratanium Plus coating, the unique surface of these pans provide professional-grade performance.

Scanpan HaptIQ

  • 5-ply cast aluminum & stainless steel base 
  • Stratanium Plus haptic nonstick surface
  • Suitable for all cooktops including induction

Cookware Sets

GreenPan has probably the widest selection of healthy ceramic cookware sets of all manufacturers. Scanpan, on the other hand, focuses on durable, high-end nonstick cookware. 

Family Cookware Sets

Here, we have pitted the Valencia Pro from GreenPan vs the Scanpan Classic cookware set. Even though the Stratanium coating on the Scanpan still probably has a slight advantage in durability, the Thermolon Minerals Pro surface on the GreenPan set is also very high quality. Considering the price difference in favor of GreenPan, we recommend the Valencia Pro, which is also one of our most recommended ceramic cookware set of all.

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Our pick

GreenPan Valencia Pro Cookware Set

Scanpan Classic Cookware Set

No. of pieces

11-piece

8-piece

Base material

Hard-anodized aluminum

Recycled cast aluminum

Surface coating

Thermolon Minerals Pro

Stratanium nonstick

Dishwasher safe

Metal-utensil safe

Oven-safe

Up to 600°F

Up to 500°F

Induction suitable

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Our pick

GreenPan Valencia Pro Cookware Set

Scanpan Classic Cookware  Set

No. of pieces

11-piece

8-piece

Base material

Hard-Anodized Aluminum

Aluminum

Surface coating

Thermolon Minerals Pro

STRATANIUM nonstick

Dishwasher safe

Metal-utensil safe

Oven-safe

Up to 600°F

Up to 500°F

Induction suitable

Stackable Cookware 

If you are after stackable cookware, GreenPan is the only choice. Their Levels line is one of the highest rated space-saving set of pots and pans from any brand.

GreenPan Levels Hard Anodized Ceramic Set

  • Hard anodized aluminum base
  • Thermolon healthy ceramic nonstick coating, free PFAS, PFOA, lead, and cadmium
  • Suitable for all stovetops except induction

Scanpan vs Greenpan: Construction, Materials & Coatings

Greenpan Cookware

GreenPan pots and pans are made of strengthened hard-anodized aluminum for durability. The only exception is the Venice Pro line, which is made of stainless steel.

cooking fried egg in pan

Their diamond-reinforced Thermolon non stick coating is made without any harmful chemicals such as PFOA, PFOS, lead, or cadmium. It is a send derived coating and - according to the manufacturer - doesn't produce any toxic fumes even if overheated.

The Greenpan Paris Pro and Valencia Pro lines feature their highest-grade Thermolon Mineral Pro non stick coating. These ceramic cookware sets are among the healthiest options available.

Scanpan Cookware

Scanpan uses recycled cast aluminum as a base material for their popular Classic and Professional series, while the CTX line is made of stainless steel with an aluminum core.

Frying pan placed on gas stove

Their real hallmark is their 5-layer, extra durable Stratanium nonstick coating. Made without PFOA from safe and sustainable materials.

Due to the special interlocking layers, Scanpan claims that it's up to 50% more durable and scratch resistant, making it one of the most durable nonstick cookware on the market.

Greenpan vs Scanpan: Usability

Both the anodized aluminum base of GreenPan and the cast aluminum base of Scanpan products delivers even heat distribution, resulting in good cooking performance.

cooking food in frying pans

Due to the superior quality of their nonstick coating, pots and pans from both brands offer great food separation. This means cooking with less oil as well as easier cleaning after use.

The utensils are well constructed and durable. They should last for a long time with proper care. This includes avoiding overheating the pans during the cooking process. This tends to be the main reason ceramic coatings are losing their nonstick capabilities.

Induction compatibility

Both brands offer induction-ready non stick product lines.

Induction compatibility

GreenPan makes their Valencia Pro and Venice Pro utensils for induction stoves.

Scanpan has the CTX, PRO IQ, and HAPTIQ models in their induction compatible arsenal.

Oven compatibility

Scanpan lists their non stick cookware as oven safe up to 500 degrees Fahrenheit.

GreenPan has this number at 425 degrees for their glass lids to 600 degrees Fahrenheit for their pots.

While in theory they can be used in the oven, we only recommend this for the cookware pieces such as dutch ovens and pots, not for the frying pans.

Cleaning

Both manufacturers list their cookware as dishwasher safe. However, we do not recommend putting them in dishwashers as the strongest feature of both brands is their nonstick cooking surface. Ceramic coating and dishwashers are not a good match.

hand washing nonstick pans

In our opinion, the premium nonstick coating deserves extra care, especially if you intend to use it for a long time. Even though they are both listed capable of withstanding metal utensils, we recommend hand washing with soapy water and non-scratch pads instead.

Warranty

Both GreenPan and Scanpan offers a limited lifetime warranty for their products.

Sizes

GreenPan frying pans are available in 8", 9,5", 10", 11" and 12" sizes.

Scanpan makes 8", 9,5", 10 1/4", 11" and 12 3/4" pans.

Scanpan vs GreenPan: The Verdict

Choosing between GreenPan and Scanpan is not a black and white decision.

Both brands have high manufacturing standards and are among the top cookware companies worldwide. They are healthier alternatives to most competitors.

GreenPan has a wider product selection and offers more budget-friendly lines in addition to their high-end ceramic cookware sets.

Scanpan positions itself as more of an artisan manufacturer and comes at a higher price point. Their focus is on creating stylish and durable cookware.

If money is not an object, we vote for Scanpan due to the exceptional durability of their coating. However, GreenPan products offer just as great value for their price and they are the clear winner in the lower price categories.

GreenPan is also the only choice if you are after cookware with ceramic coating.

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