Our mission

Move mountains, devastate lands and export money abroad just because 20 microns of cheap coating is worn…

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The problem

Every year in Switzerland we throw away about 1,000,000 pans. At the same time, most of the…

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What do I do with my old pan when I purchase a new one from you guys?

Basically, old pans can be disposed of in the scrap metal collection at recycling centers. In this way, they indirectly end up back with us for a new coating. Another option is to send us your old pan and save yourself the trip to the recycling yard. You can put your old pan in the same box and return it to us: We will then reuse the pan and the box 🙂 Here again our address:

Gemeinsam Nachhaltig
Tannenweg 3
5746 Walterswil

How much does the coating cost?

The price depends on the brand, the type of pan and the type of service (buy recoated pan or recoat your pan). Very roughly, it can be said that a recoating costs between CHF 39 and CHF 79. Especially for pans of the higher price segment with up to CHF 300, a new coating therefore more than pays off.

What can be recoated?

All pans, pots, baking trays or grill utensils – regardless of manufacturer or make – can be recoated by us (with the exception of copper and cast iron pans, which do not require coating anyway). However, in order for a pan to be RePan coated, it should be intact (except for the coating). Flammable handles or parts must be removable.

Do induction pans retain their induction function after coating?

Yes! The induction capability is determined by the metals contained in the base of the pan. Small tip: Hold a magnet to the bottom of the pan: If it holds well, the pan is induction-compatible – Good to know!

What material is the new coating made of?

The new coating is a special non-stick coating made out of three layers:
1. primer for good durability
2. hardened middle layer
3. non-stick coating with PTFE material (also known as “Teflon”).

Pans have a slightly different coating than, for example, baking sheets in the composition. Thus, we make sure to apply only the appropriate per piece.

Is PTFE toxic?

Short answer: No
Pans coated with PTFE have been used daily all over the world since 1955.
These coatings are described in some sources as harmful to health or even carcinogenic. However, such effects are only associated with overheating above 300°C. At that point, the fluorine molecules decompose and transform into toxic gases. In standard use below this temperature, many studies show no harmful effects on the body, even with abrasion and direct ingestion of whole PTFE particles.

What should I pay attention to when using the newly coated pan?

You can use the pan as usual. Often online is also spoken of a first use, which is also not necessary here, but also can not hurt: Before using for the first time, add a little water to the pan, bring to the boil and drain again.

To subsequently ensure the longest possible product life cycle, we have the following tips for you:

  • Do not overheat the pan: The oil in the pan indicates if the pan is hot enough.
  • Use wooden or plastic cooking utensils
  • Do not place on metal objects when washing up and drying
  • Aluminium pans in particular do not belong in the dishwasher
  • Use stacking protection
Is there a warranty on the coating?

We even offer a one-year warranty on recoating, although wear is very dependent on use. If there are any defects in the production, please contact us.

Dishwasher safe?

No matter what pan manufacturers say, a hand-washed coated pan will always last longer. The reason for this is the highly alkaline environment in the dishwasher, which can even deform the metal. But even if the pan goes into the machine once, the world does not end. It is important that no metal touches the inside, which can lead to damage.

Further questions?

Contact us here.