Extreme nonstick that won't scratch. Ever.

Introducing Circulon ScratchDefense™, a product born from the minds behind hard-anodised nonstick cookware. Unlock a new level of scratch resistance and outstanding nonstick performance and durability with our innovative ScratchDefense™ nonstick technology.

This groundbreaking advancement incorporates aerospace-grade durability to combat scratching, sticking, and flaking, offering our most advanced nonstick solution yet. Curious about its durability? We subjected our NEW extreme nonstick to rigorous tests, measuring the number of metal utensil scrapes it could endure before showing any signs of wear. However, we’ll let you decide!





Say goodbye to nonstick surfaces marred by scratches with our innovative ScratchDefense™ technology. Meticulously crafted from robust aerospace-grade materials, it provides your cookware with a thicker and sturdier surface compared to conventional nonstick options.

  • Love it!!

    Just made a sticky, cheesy dinner that I baked in the oven and the pan lived up to its name. Nothing stuck and the clean-up was great! Now I have no reason to cook more often!

    Alan V.

    January 4th, 2024

  • No sticking eggs!

    One of my uses, is breakfast. nothing sticks and clean up is a breeze. I'm beyond happy.

    Linda T.

    January 5th, 2024

  • Exactly what I was looking for

    Finally found what I’ve been wanted. Good quality frying pans. Just ordered the 12”.

    Pat C.

    January 2nd, 2024

  • Amazing!!

    We love these pans. Super easy clean up. The handles and weight of these pans feel so comfortable . I highly recommend!

    Tim C.

    December 30th, 2023

  • We are very happy

    We are very happy with ScratchDefense pans they are very well made solid feeling, they heat evenly. We are very satisfied with this product. Very easy clean up. Would recommend to anyone.

    Jack D.

    December 29th, 2023

  • Best ever

    This cookware is the best I've ever purchased. It cooks evenly, it is scratch resistant, it is truly non stick, they are made well and I would absolutely recommend them to anyone who wants a decent set of pots and pans. I love them!

    Jodie F.

    December 22nd, 2023

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    Three layers of metal-utensil-safe ScratchDefense™ nonstick for extended, trouble-free food release.


    Sturdy, warp-resistant steel base is compatible with induction, ensuring even heat distribution from edge to edge.


    Designed to withstand multiple wash-cycles & double-riveted steel handles coated with silicone which ensures oven-safe up to 200°C


    Resilient, stain-resistant nonstick exterior makes cleaning a breeze.


    Tempered glass lids with straining holes and low profile pour spouts for added convenience.


    Circulon confidently offers limited lifetime warranty for peace of mind.

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ScratchDefense™ A1

Say goodbye to scratched nonstick with our groundbreaking ScratchDefense™ technology, crafted with durable aerospace-grade materials to create a thicker and harder surface than ordinary nonstick cookware.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Can I use ScratchDefense™ with my Induction Cooktop?

Yes, ScratchDefense™ is induction-ready!

ScratchDefense™ A1 Series is constructed with Circulon’s signature stainless steel base. 

This thick, warp-resistant steel base is induction-suitable, providing fast, even heat from edge to edge for superior heat distribution on all cooktops, including gas and electric stoves.

How is it possible to be 130X more durable than regular nonstick?

Such a great question!

The revolutionary ScratchDefense™ Nonstick Technology is crafted from extremely durable aerospace-grade material, creating a thicker and harder surface than has ever been seen in ordinary nonstick cookware.

The ground-breaking durability is introduced utilising speciality materials commonly used in aerospace design, due to their strength and heat-resistant properties, particularly under high-stress conditions.

We know you’ve been asking, and YES.. these materials are completely safe for use in nonstick cookware.

For more information on durability testing of ScratchDefense, visit our Scratch Test break down

Can I cook with my metal utensils?

You love to cook with metal utensils? So do we!

In fact, for over 35 years, our customer-centered design research has shown that customers LOVE using metal utensils, but hate scratched nonstick!

In ScratchDefense™ A1 Series, we set out to deliver the most extremen nonstick durability EVER seen in cookware! Constructed from thicker and stronger aerospace-grade material, laboratory tests showed that ScratchDefense™ can withstand over 350,000 heavy, metal utensil scrapes with minimal wear and tear.

This test essentially simulates over 200 years of use, based on average daily cooking behavior, while the leading nonstick competitor showed damage in as little as 5 scrapes.

Explore Circulon’s range of quality metal utensils.

Is ScratchDefense™ oven-safe?

Absolutely, glad you asked! The oven-safe versatility of our nonstick cookware is one of the most admired features by Circulon customers.

ScratchDefense™ pots and pans are oven-safe up to 200ºC, which is adequate for most recipes and everyday cooking. Together with the durable surface construction, A1 Series is designed with dual-riveted silicone handles that are completely oven-safe. 

Circulon nonstick is not griller safe and should not exceed temperatures above 200ºC.

How do I make sure my nonstick product is being used safely?

Best Cooking Temperature for Nonstick

Circulon nonstick cookware should never be overheated and therefore low-to-medium heat is recommended for optimal cooking and extending the life of nonstick coatings.

For over 35 years, Circulon products have been rigorously tested at every stage of production to ensure that you receive the safest and most durable nonstick cookware possible.

Nonstick coatings are considered safe for normal kitchen use and can be used at temperatures up to approximately 200°C.

Pre-Heating Nonstick Cookware

Circulon nonstick cookware, including ScratchDefense™ Nonstick, Hard-Anodised Nonstick and Hybrid Stainless Steel Nonstick products should not be used at temperatures above 200ºC.

Due to the quality of materials and superior heat distribution of Circulon cookware, high temperatures can be reached within minutes when a dry or empty pan is left on a hot burner or in a hot oven. Nonstick products should not be left unattended or allowed to get very hot without food in the pan.

In general, even premium nonstick cookware can begin to deteriorate and lose performance at extremely high temperatures. Our products are covered by a limited lifetime warranty when proper use and care are taken.

For more information, visit our Circulon cookware Use & Care page

Can I clean ScratchDefense™ pans in the dishwasher?

Absolutely. Unlike other cookware that claims to be dishwasher ScratchDefense™ pans are purposefully engineered to be dishwasher safe. Below are 3 key features that ensure their durability, safety and performance will endure even after thousands of dishwasher cycles.

  1. ScratchDefense™ pots and pans are designed with tough, aerospace-grade material designed to withstand high temperature. So from cooking to cleaning, you can be assured your cookware will maintain its exceptional nonstick properties.
  2. Additionally, ScratchDefense™ pans feature a solid stainless steel base from edge to edge that prevents rust and corrosion on the underside of the cookware.
  3. To further enhance their dishwasher safety, ScratchDefense™ pans have reinforced rolled rims. The toughened, rolled rim design is engineered to eliminate sharp, exposed aluminum edges that can cause serious injury.

Spend more time cooking and less worry cleaning with hassle-free dishwasher safe cookware. There’s a reason Circulon has been the trusted leader in nonstick cookware for over 35 years.

Is ScratchDefense™ nonstick safe to cook with?


ScratchDefense’s anti-scratch nonstick provides you with the most durable nonstick cookware we’ve ever developed. The revolutionary ScratchDefense™ nonstick finish is manufactured to comply with both the FDA and EU regulations for food contact safety standards. The FDA conducts rigorous scientific review before authorizing and deeming any food contact substances as safe for their intended use.

Where is Circulon ScratchDefense™ Made?

We appreciate this question. 100% of Circulon cookware, including ScratchDefense™ Nonstick is proudly made and manufactured in our company-owned factories in Thailand.