Greenpan Pots & Pans
Not all cookware is created equal. As the inventor of healthy ceramic non-stick cookware, GreenPan is the trusted go-to brand for non-toxic, easy to clean and easy to use pots and pans. Free from PFAS, PFOA, lead and cadmium allows you to create healthy meals with confidence. There’s no risk of toxic fumes or harmful pollutants being released either if you accidentally overheat your pan. Using minerals instead of plastic and upcycling stainless steel and aluminium adds to GreenPan’s already green credentials.
History of the GreenPan brand
Belgian brand GreenPan has an international reputation for producing healthy cookware since 2007. Regarded as the founders of ceramic non-stick cookware, GreenPan are constantly pushing the boundaries of healthy cooking technology through innovation, outstanding functionality and ingenious design. GreenPan is the brainchild of two school friends - Wim De Veirman and Jan Helskens. The duo set about creating a healthy alternative after they discovered that traditional non-stick cookware uses PFOA in the manufacturing process of the coating and that, if overheated, toxins could be released into the environment. After much searching a suitable mineral alternative was discovered - a ceramic coating entitled Thermolon. The next step was to put together a team of experts to create a range of cookware that was aesthetically pleasing, provided exceptional performance and enhanced the pleasure of cooking.
GreenPan’s manufacturing process
The main material of GreenPan’s Thermolon ceramic coating is a sand derivative. This sand derivative is turned into a sprayable solution using a Sol-Gel procedure which negates the need for any chemicals such as PFAS. The solution is then sprayed onto the frying pan body (again, no need for any additional additives or glues) before being cured in an oven. Compared to traditional non-stick coatings this process produces 60% less CO2 emissions.
GreenPan cookware isn’t just about its ceramic coating. Their cookware also boasts a number of innovative features and technologies, the most important of which include:
• Reinforced ‘scratch guard’ surface technology - providing a perfect fusion of scratch resistance and strength.
• Hard anodised exterior for durability and toughness.
• Magneto energy-saving induction base - leading performance on all types of heat source.
• Oven safe handles that are comfortable and durable.
• Upcycled aluminium and stainless steel are used whenever possible.
Not content with inventing ceramic non-stick cookware, GreenPan are constantly pushing the boundaries at the forefront of healthy cooking technology. GreenPan’s latest range of cookware features the 5th evolution of its innovative Thermolon coating. Now reinforced with diamonds for improved resilience, performance and durability, this latest evolution is Greenpan’s best ceramic non-stick coating to date.
The benefits of GreenPan’s healthy non-stick ceramic coating
The main benefit to GreenPan’s non-stick Thermolon ceramic coating is that it is made from natural materials, negating the need for using potentially toxic chemicals such as PFOA (Perfluorooctanoic acid) or PFAS (per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances) during its production. This makes it safe for you, your family and the environment.
Thermolon is extremely resistant to high temperatures (up to 450°C). Unlike traditional non-stick surfaces, Thermolon won’t blister or peel and won’t release toxic fumes if the pan is accidentally overheated (cookware can overheat in as little as 3 minutes if left unattended).
Thermolon is also a great conductor of heat, so your pan will reach temperature faster and your food will cook more evenly. It also allows you to cook on a lower heat setting, saving energy. Good news for your energy bill!
Greenpan’s Thermolon ceramic coating also boasts excellent non-stick properties. Peerless frying results can be achieved using less oil or butter, making it a healthy option. The ceramic non-stick surface releases food easily, so cleaning GreenPan cookware is a doddle - no need for scrubbing, just a quick wipe in warm soapy water and a soft cloth should suffice.
GreenPan and Harts of Stur
Harts of Stur stock a comprehensive range of GreenPan Cookware and have done so for a number of years. Each range includes a selection of frying pans and saucepans, allowing you to grow your collection as and when needed. Below is a breakdown of the GreenPan ranges stocked by Harts of Stur along with their key features.
GreenPan Venice Pro Hard Anodised Cookware. A stylish range of frying pans and saucepans, and a regular on many TV cookery shows, the Venice Pro Hard Anodised collection is a perennial favourite. Featuring an extra-tough hard anodised exterior with a Thermolon Infinity ceramic non-stick coating that is enhanced with diamonds for added durability. A thick forged Magneto induction base provides stability on all hob types (including induction) and provides efficient performance and even heat distribution. The riveted, stainless steel handle provides a comfortable grip and is also oven safe. GreenPan Venice Pro Hard Anodised Cookware is covered by a GreenPan limited lifetime warranty. The ceramic Thermolon Infinity non-stick coating has a two year GreenPan warranty. Shop the range.
GreenPan Elements Non-Stick Cookware. With a bi-ply body of stainless steel and aluminium, the GreenPan Elements range of cookware uses Evershine technology to prevent the stainless steel from discolouring. The bi-ply body also provides maximum heat distribution whilst the Thermolon Infinity Pro coating is enhanced with diamonds for improved performance and longevity. Riveted stainless steel handles allow the cookware to be used in the oven and glass lids (where provided) allow you to monitor your food without having to remove the lid and reducing heat. An extra thick forged base ensures even heat distribution and added stability on all heat sources, including induction. GreenPan Elements Non-Stick cookware is covered by a limited lifetime GreenPan warranty whilst the Thermolon Infinity Pro non-stick layer gets a 5 year GreenPan warranty. Shop the range.
GreenPan Cambridge Cookware. Gloss black, stay-cool, bakelite handles underscore the fresh look of GreenPan’s Cambridge cookware. Made from aluminium the Cambridge collection has a Thermolon Infinity ceramic non-stick interior coating that is enhanced with diamonds to provide superior non-stick performance, fast and even heating and added durability. The thick forged Magneto base provides enhanced heat distribution and makes it suitable for all hob types including induction. Oven safe up to temperatures of 180°C, Cambridge cookware is covered by Greenpan’s limited lifetime warranty whilst the Thermolon Infinity non-stick coating has a 2 year GreenPan warranty. Shop the range.
GreenPan Barcelona Cookware. With an extra thick aluminium body and the latest Magneto induction technology, the Barcelona range of cookware from GreenPan excels at fast and even heat distribution. Cast stainless steel handles are comfortable to hold and allow the cookware to be used in the oven whilst adding to the sleek look of the range. Barcelona cookware also features GreenPan’s Thermolon Infinity Pro ceramic non-stick which is enhanced with diamonds for the ultimate in durability and performance, making it scratch resistant and metal utensil safe. Suitable for all types of heat source (including induction), Barcelona cookware is backed by a GreenPan limited lifetime warranty and a 2 year warranty on the Thermolon Infinity non-stick layer. Shop the range.
GreenPan Mayflower Cookware. A remastered classic, the GreenPan Mayflower collection takes you back to the good ol’ days yet takes advantage of the latest technologies. Finished in a delightful blue, the Mayflower range is further enhanced by wooden ‘stay cool’ handles. The sturdy aluminium body is coated in a non-stick layer of Thermolon Infinity ceramic which is enhanced with diamonds for added durability and longevity. The thick forged Magneto induction base provides quick and even heat distribution on any type of heat source (including induction) but because of the wooden handles the Mayflower cookware collection is not oven safe. GreenPan Mayflower cookware is backed by a limited lifetime warranty from GreenPan and a 2 year warranty on the Thermolon Infinity non-stick surface. Shop the range.
GreenPan Barcelona Evershine Cookware. Barcelona Evershine cookware combines the long lasting quality of stainless steel with the excellent heat conduction of aluminium in its multi-layered body. The non-stick ceramic Thermolon Infinity Professional coating is enhanced with diamonds making it extremely durable and metal utensil safe. The ergonomic cast stainless steel handles are riveted for strength and enable the Barcelona Evershine cookware to be used in the oven. The extra-thick forged base provides stability and even heat distribution on all hob types including induction. Evershine technology will protect the stainless steel from heat discoloration, ensuring this range will look as good as new for many years to come. Barcelona Evershine cookware is covered by GreenPan’s limited lifetime warranty whilst the ceramic Thermolon Infinity Pro non-stick covering is covered by a 5 year GreenPan warranty. Shop the range.
GreenPan Featherweights Collection. The Featherweights Collection from GreenPan combines retro design with the latest technology. Made from cast aluminium makes the Featherweights collection 50% lighter than conventional cast iron cookware. Cast aluminium is also much faster at heating up and distributing heat than cast iron whilst retaining the same levels of heat. Perfect for frying, braising, searing, broiling, roasting baking and sauteing. Featuring a diamond enhanced Thermolon Infinity Pro ceramic non-stick coating that is extremely durable, metal utensil safe and super easy to clean. The specially designed self-basting lid of the Dutch oven ensures succulent and moist dishes every time. Magneto induction technology allows the Featherweights collection to be used on all types of heat source, including induction. The GreenPan Featherweights collection is backed by GreenPan’s limited lifetime warranty whilst the Thermolon Infinity Pro ceramic non-stick coating is covered by a 2 year GreenPan warranty. Shop the range.
GreenPan The Mission
GreenPan are on a mission to help support the global challenges of living in our modern society, by bringing "constainability" (convenience and sustainability) to our products. 'Convenient' as we don't ask you to change your lifestyle, 'sustainable' as we are preserving the natural resources of our planet in a responsible way.
GreenPan strongly believe there is enough common sense in the world to realize that there is only one Earth to share and we must protect it.
All over the world people have started to realize that global warming, pollution and the destruction of the environment are major issues for the 21st century. Unfortunately, with some decisions we have to make we don't always have choices. GreenPan are committed to provide you with choices by offering you products that really will make a difference for your carbon footprint. You don't have to change the way you live. GreenPan have changed the way cookware products are made.
GreenPan & Health
Traditional non-stick is achieved by coating the fry pan with PTFE (PolyTetraFluoroEthylene); a waxy, synthetic substance. PTFE has well-documented disadvantages in practical household use. Above 260° C/500°F, this PTFE coating starts to decompose. The released fumes are proven to be lethal to small pets like birds! On humans, these fumes can potentially harm the respiratory tract and cause nausea and headaches. So, when you overheat your pan you damage not only your pan but possibly also your health.
GreenPan does not use PTFE, but brings Thermolon non-stick technology a healthy alternative to the market. Thermolon is heat resistant up to high temperatures. This means that GreenPan has an extra safety feature; if you overheat your pan, even up to 450°C/850°F, no toxic fumes will be released and the coating will not blister or peel.
GreenPan & The Environment
GreenPan non-stick pots and pans are the first to be made with a non-stick coating made of minerals instead of plastics.
PTFE coatings are manufactured with the aid of PFOA (PerFluoroOctanoic Acid), which is classified as a 'persistent pollutant of the environment'*. Besides that, PFOA is a tough chemical that the body has the greatest difficulties in expelling and is known to be a 'likely human carcinogen'*. GreenPan don't use PTFE, so no PFOA can be emitted in the environment.* According to the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency, a US federal agency in charge of the protection of human health and the environment)
Less energy is used when Thermolon is applied on GreenPan products, which means 60% less CO2 emission compared with the production of PTFE-coated pans.
GreenPan process used materials into new products to prevent waste of potentially useful materials. Therefore using upcycled stainless steel for the handles and upcycled aluminium for the cookware bodies.
GreenPan actively puts effort in research on how to minimize and optimize packaging materials.
GreenPan & Convenience
Thermolon is a better heat conductor than traditional coatings. This results in superb searing and crispy frying!
The perfect heat distribution also allows even cooking, which makes the food brown beautifully. It allows you to mostly cook on low to medium temperatures, which is great for your energy bill & the environment!
Thanks to the sophisticated technology, the moisture and flavors of the food are almost instantly sealed in and this gives you great taste and flavor.
The Thermolon surface provides great non-stick and is very easy to clean.
Three Steps To Use GreenPan
Almost all non-stick pans are made with PTFE. PTFE stands for PolyTetraFluoroEthylene. PTFE has a very low coefficient of friction, which means that almost nothing sticks to it, hot or cold.
Up to 260° C, PTFE remains relatively stable. Above 260° C, PTFE starts to decompose and is known to release a multitude of toxic chemicals. That means harmful fumes can potentially damage your respiratory system and your pan can no longer be used.
2. What is PFOA?
During the manufacturing of conventional PTFE based non-stick coating, PFOA - PerFluoro0ctanoic Acid - is used and can escape into the environment. PFOA is classified as 'a persistent pollutant of the environment'. Besides that PFOA is a chemical that the body has the greatest difficulties in expelling and is it classed as a "likely human carcinogen".
PFOA is also sometimes called C8 but in some cases it is replaced by C6, which belongs to the same chemical group.
3. What is Thermolon?
ThermolonTM is the patented non-stick coating that GreenPanTM uses on its products.
ThermolonTM is completely PTFE-free, contains absolutely no silicone oil and uses no PFOA during its manufacture. It is a non-stick mineral-based coating with superior release properties.
Mineral materials are natural substances that are safe to use. The ceramic mineral materials that are used in ThermolonTM are the same as used to make glass and pottery.
Less energy is used when ThermolonTM is applied on GreenPanTM products, which means 60% less CO2 emissions when compared with PTFE-coated pans.
4. What is Sol-Gel technology?
This is a technology in which materials are formed from small particles suspended in Solution that Gel together to form a matrix. ThermolonTM is based on Sol-Gel technology.
5. Up to how many degrees is Thermolon non-stick safe?
Our ThermolonTM non stick coating is heat resistant up to high temperatures. This means that GreenPan has a safety feature. If you accidentally overheat your pan, even up to 450C/850F no toxic fumes will be released and the coating itself will not blister or peel.
6. Is it true that the best frying and searing results are with a plain (without non-stick) frying pan?
Up till now this was correct, because the only non-stick fry pans available were made with PTFE, which is a type of plastic that acts as a heat blocker.
The ThermolonTM non-stick coating is a mineral coating, which is a better heat conductor that is great to sear and fry your food with a crisp and tasty result.
7. Is it possible to store food in GreenPan non-stick cookware?
Go ahead! It is no problem at all. The ThermolonTM non-stick surface will give no reaction of any kind with the food.
8. Is the GreenPanTM cookware dishwasher safe?
Although it is, we advise you to just wash it with a little soapy water and clean it with a soft dishcloth or sponge. If you wash it over and over again in a dishwasher, the non-stick properties of all ceramic-type non-stick coatings slowly start to fade.
9. Can I use metal utensils for cooking or frying in my non-stick pan?
No, we do not recommend the use of any metal utensils. Nylon and wooden utensils will help you to preserve your ThermolonTM non-stick surface.
10. Do I need to use oil or butter for cooking or frying in my non-stick pan?
Yes we recommend to use a little oil or butter. Some oils can go higher in temperature - e.g. coconut oil is ideal to use in GreenPanTM.
Because of the excellent heat conductivity of your pan and the ThermolonTM layer, food and oil can carbonize very rapidly. So always cook on low to medium heat and only use short high heat for searing or browning.
11. Can I use oil sprays?
Better not to use oil sprays. Small spray droplets heat up very rapidly and are more easily carbonized on the non-stick surface. This will affect the non-stick performance of the pan.
12. Can I put my pan in the oven?
Yes, you can put your pan in the oven without any worries when it has stainless steel handles. When your pan has stainless steel handles with a silicone insert they are oven-safe up to 250°C. When your pan has Bakelite (mostly black-colored) handles they are only oven-safe up to 180°C. Always check on the packaging to be sure.
13. Is GreenPan cookware suitable for induction?
All our stainless steel or multilayer ranges are suitable for induction. For the aluminum cookware there are several cookware ranges that we have that are suitable for induction. To know if your cookware is suitable for induction, you always need to check the packaging. More info is available on our product page.
14. Do I need to season my GreenPan?
We used to suggest that you season your pans, but experience has shown that this is not necessary. All you need to do is clean your pan before storing and use a little butter or oil before frying.
15. What do I need to use to clean the interior of my pan?
We recommend that you use a little warm soapy water and a soft dishcloth or sponge to clean your pan.
16. How can I prevent food from sticking?
Thermolon is a better conductor of heat than a traditional non-stick coating. We recommend that you cook on a lower heat setting than you would with your traditional pan. This will prevent the food from burning. After use, always clean the pan according to our Care & Use Instructions.
17. My interior surface is scratched; is this a problem?
Scratches, dents or pits in the Thermolon coating won't affect the safety nor the performance of the pan.
18. How safe is Thermolon technology? Are there any chemicals used?
Everything is composed of atoms and molecules. Technically even water or table salt are chemicals. Our bodies are a bag of chemicals. Nothing can be made without use of chemicals of some description. The question is, are there any harmful chemicals used. Then you will have to define what is harmful and the degree of risk involved.
19. Does the Thermolon non-stick has any aluminum in it?
There are no free atoms of the metal aluminum in Thermolon. Aluminum is one of the basic elements that is combined with others to form compounds called alumino-silicates (clays). Such materials have been used to make earthenware pots for centuries.