The High-Quality Cookware Brand Gordon Ramsay Uses On MasterChef

When it comes to outfitting a kitchen with the right gear, your pots and pans are among those culinary tools you will use on a frequent basis, so you want them to perform well and be durable. Every chef has his or her favorite brand of cookware. Andrew Zimmern swears by Shun knives; Ina Garten and Alton Brown love Lodge skillets; and the list goes on. There are a lot of options to choose from when you need to braise or brown, but one company that might not be on your radar is a favorite of Gordon Ramsay called ScanPan.

The Scottish-born chef has quite the penchant for this cookware and is so fond of it, that he has used it on the reality television show, "MasterChef" and in his online cooking series on MasterClass. What makes these pots and pans Ramsay's go-to? The cooking on "MasterChef" is intense so the quality of the cookware needs to be able to stand up to those needs. ScanPan uses a nonstick technology called Stratanuim. It is comprised of five layers of hard particles and wave-like layers that bolster and protect that all-important nonstick layer from scratches from metal utensils, dishwashing, and other cooking hazards.

Quiet luxury

ScanPan hails from Denmark and it definitely falls into the trend of being a quiet luxury brand. Crafted from recycled aluminum, this company has been around since 1956 and is proud of its environmentally friendly approach to creating pots and pans. This cookware is both stovetop and oven-safe for use, making it easy to use just one pan to prepare a recipe that might start with a little browning on a burner and end up under the broiler to finish it off. What at-home cooks might appreciate about this brand is that it doesn't require a lot of oil or fat to keep foods from sticking.

Whether you are searing or deglazing, ScanPan can get the job done. In fact, in a video posted on Facebook, Ramsay points out these pans when he shares with a group of reality cooking show contestants that the "right tools" make all the difference when you are mastering the culinary arts. These pots and pans are also built to last, which is always a plus. But, one of the biggest benefits of using this cookware is you don't have to do a lot of scrubbing. That's right, if you are not a fan of clean-up, ScanPan is also dishwasher safe.