Following the release of our 2020 report, “What’s Cooking? PFAS and Other Chemical Hazards in Nonstick Cooking and Baking Pans,” many people asked about the nonstick GreenPan, a favorite of celebrity chef Bobby Flay and of many home cooks. To answer their questions, the Ecology Center’s Healthy Stuff Lab tested the coatings of four pans made by: Bella Basics, GreenPan, Scanpan, and Zwilling. All four pans carried claims such as PFOA-free and PFAS-free.
We found two pans, Scanpan and Zwilling brands, were coated with PTFE, even though they both claimed to be PFOA-free. Our testing results from GreenPan and Bella Basics, however, were consistent with the products’ marketing claims of PFAS- and PTFE-free, respectively. Both the GreenPan and the Bella Basics pans were coated with a silicon dioxide-based ceramic.
In both 2020 and 2021 we found some product claims to be misleading; possibly causing consumers to purchase a PFAS-coated pan when they think they’re buying an alternative.
Published on October 6, 2021