Introducing Non-Stick, Environmentally-Friendly GreenPan(TM) Cookware Utilizing Revolutionary Thermolon(TM) Technology

- Launches nationwide exclusively on HSN and Thursday, July 26th at

12 midnight -

- Debuted by renowned celebrity chef Todd English and HSN's 'Mother of

Invention' Joy Mangano -

Jul 25, 2007, 01:00 ET from HSN

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., July 25 /PRNewswire/ -- GreenPan(TM) cookware
 with breakthrough Thermolon(TM) non-stick coating is the first
 environmentally- friendly, PTFE-free non-stick cookware available since the
 introduction of non-stick technology in 1938. Utilizing a ceramic-based
 nano non-stick technology, GreenPan(TM) provides professional chefs and
 home enthusiasts alike with superior performance and an unrivaled ability
 to cook without scratching or overheating, and the cookware is "green" for
 our environment!
     GreenPan(TM) cookware, which has earned the trusted Good Housekeeping
 Seal, debuts today nationwide on HSN and by celebrity chef Todd
 English and HSN's "Mother of Invention" Joy Mangano. The 6-piece
 GreenPan(TM) cookware set is available for $89.90, as part of HSN's 30th
 birthday celebration, and comes with a Limited Lifetime Warranty.
     What are PTFE and PFOA?
     Despite numerous modifications and improvements to non-stick technology
 over the last several decades, the essential element in traditional
 non-stick technology, polytetrafluorethylene (PTFE), has remained the same
 since it was created in 1938 -- until today.
     Perflueoroctoanoic acid (PFOA) is a synthetic chemical used to
 manufacture PTFE. In January of 2006, the U.S. Environmental Protection
 Agency initiated the PFOA Stewardship Program, in which eight major
 manufacturers voluntarily agreed to reductions by 2010, and complete
 elimination of these chemicals by 2015. The EPA stated that PFOA has been
 found in the environment and that studies indicated effects of concern.
     How is Thermolon(TM) Technology Different?
     Thermolon(TM) is the first patented, ceramic-based nano non-stick
 coating that performs at high temperatures without deterioration. It is
 PTFE-free, and uses no PFOA in manufacturing, making GreenPan(TM) cookware
 environmentally- friendly.
     The advanced performance benefits of long-lasting GreenPan(TM) cookware
 make cooking and cleaning easier than ever, and specifically include:
      * High heat resistance: pots/pans are oven safe/stovetop safe to 850
        degrees Fahrenheit, and tempered glass lids are oven safe to 420
        degrees Fahrenheit.
      * Scratch and abrasion resistance: no more worrying over flaking, peeling
        or off flavors in your foods.
      * Superior non-stick release: surface does not breakdown or wear over
        time, and is healthier because you don't need added butter, fat or
      * Even heat conductivity: throughout the surface and up the walls for
        even browning.
      * Heat-resistant, stainless steel handles: for convenient handling.
      * Lightweight yet incredibly durable: for easier handling and consistent
      * Dishwasher safe: easy to clean.
     The stylish and modern 6-piece GreenPan(TM) set (black exterior with
 grey Thermolon(TM) interior) for $89.90 will be a beautiful addition to any
 kitchen and includes:
      * 8 inch Fry Pan with a tempered glass lid
      * 11 inch round Grill Pan with a tempered glass lid
      * 11 inch Fry Pan
      * 11 inch Steamer Insert
     Available individually are the following items:
      * 8 inch Fry Pan
      * 12 inch Fry Pan
      * 3 piece Wok Set
     GreenPan(TM) cookware with Thermolon(TM) non-stick coating was
 developed in partnership between HSN and manufacturing company,
 GreenPan(TM) LTD. According to legendary HSN on-air personality Joy
 Mangano, "When I first heard about Thermolon(TM) and its enormous
 performance benefits, I knew it was a progressive and important new
 technology that I wanted to utilize immediately. It will change the way
 people use cookware forever."
     According to famed chef and restaurateur Todd English, "It is nearly
 impossible for an ordinary consumer to effectively check whether or not
 they are overheating a pan. In doing so, you are not only ruining great
 food, but also an expensive piece of cookware." English adds, "GreenPan(TM)
 cookware takes away all the guesswork, and leaves you with a remarkably
 easy-to-use product that will last a lifetime."
     Dr. Chris Phillips, CEO of Thermolon(TM) LTD says, "Simply stated,
 GreenPan(TM) is good for consumers and good for the environment, and in
 today's marketplace, that's also good for business!"
     About HSN
     The originator of the electronic retailing concept in 1977, HSN, an
 operating business of IAC (Nasdaq:   IACI), is a global multichannel
 retailing giant offering thousands of products to enhance all aspects of
 its customers lives. On HSN and, customers can find an array of
 unique products and brand names in categories such as Beauty (e.g., Oscar
 Blandi, Bliss, Paula Dorf, Liz Earle, Perlier, Sephora, Wei East); Jewelry
 (e.g., Heidi Daus, R.J. Graziano, Jay King); Home/Lifestyle (e.g., Dyson,
 Todd English, Emeril Lagasse, Andrew Lessman, Joy Mangano, ProForm,
 Wolfgang Puck, Reebok, Bob Vila, Roy Yamaguchi); Fashion (e.g., Randolph
 Duke, Carlos Falchi, Beverly Feldman, Liberte by Emanuel, LUKASTYLE,
 Scoop); and Electronics (e.g., Gateway, GE, JVC, Panasonic, Sharp). HSN
 delivers its merchandise across multiple platforms, including TV, where the
 network reaches 89 million households and is the 4th largest cable network
 in the U.S.; and online, through, which also features value-added
 video-on-demand and podcasts of products, shows, and tips.
     About Todd English
     One of the most decorated, respected, and charismatic chefs in the
 world, Todd English has enjoyed an incredible amount of accolades during
 his remarkable career. His accomplishments include recognition by several
 of the food industry's most prestigious publications, establishing one of
 the best- known restaurant brands in the nation, and publishing three
 critically acclaimed cookbooks. English also successfully launched The Todd
 English Collection(TM), his exclusive line of cookware and kitchen
 accessories on HSN and
     About Joy Mangano
     Who better to identify with the needs of a busy working mom than a busy
 working mom? Inventor and entrepreneur Joy Mangano -- creator of the
 Miracle Mop(R) and Huggable Hangers(R), which have sold millions -- will
 help you solve your everyday household challenges with fun, functional and
 practical solutions, many of which have earned the coveted Good
 Housekeeping Seal. All of Joy's products are patented exclusively for
 premiers on HSN.