For the last 60 years, SCANPAN has inspired a love of food in the kitchen: from when the first pan was cast in 1956, almost by accident, right up until today, when both professional and amateur chefs use cookware from SCANPAN.
It was almost by accident that the first pressure-cast pan came into existence in 1956. Inventor and businessman G. A. L. Thorsen founded the pressure-cast steel wash, and worked on developing a pressure cooker. He eventually gave up on the project, but what was originally the lid to the pressure cooker, became the first version of the frying pan. The pan was made from scrap aluminium, which was cheap at the time due to the discarded planes from the Second World War. Read more about SCANPAN's rich history.
Deeply anchored in traditional, sound techniques of craftsmanship, SCANPAN makes functional and timeless utensils for the modern kitchen.