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Copper Chef Frying Pans Reviewed


Copper Chef fry pans are a beautiful sight in every kitchen. Their first product has won an award by consumers and the company has been riding the wave since then. 

Since style is a given, most people who are considering buying one (or a set) of these pans are wondering about the safety and durability of these utensils before purchase. Let's see what we have found about the usability of these frying pans.

You might also be interested in our review of Copper Chef cookware sets here.

Every Copper Chef product is engineered with intelligent features so you can enjoy professional cooking on your home stovetop, oven, and countertop. Keep reading to find out more about one of the most innovative pans on the market.

About Copper Chef

The Copper Chef brand is known for their iconic copper pans that are manufactured to replicate professional cooking in your own home. They have sold over 1 million pans and expanded their offerings to include many sizes of pots, pans and bakeware.

Copper Chef Frying Pans Reviewed

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#1

Copper Chef Ceramic Nonstick Square Fry Pan 5-Piece Set

- Base: aluminum w. stainless steel plate
- Interior: CeramiTech nonstick
- Cooktops: gas, electric, glass top, induction

Our Rating

9.1

#2

Copper Chef Ceramic Nonstick Round 3-Piece Pan Set

- Base: aluminum w. stainless steel plate
- Interior: CeramiTech nonstick
- Cooktops: gas, electric, glass top, induction

Our Rating

9.4

#3

Copper Chef 10 Inch Frying Pan with Lid

- Base: aluminum w. stainless steel plate
- Interior: CeramiTech nonstick
- Cooktops: gas, electric, glass top, induction

Our Rating

8.5

#4

Copper Chef 12 Inch Ceramic Nonstick Diamond Pan

- Base: aluminum w. stainless steel plate
- Interior: CeramiTech nonstick
- Cooktops: gas, electric, glass top, induction

Our Rating

9.0

#1

Copper Chef Ceramic Nonstick Square Fry Pan 5-Piece Set

- Base: aluminum w. stainless steel plate
- Interior: CeramiTech nonstick
- Cooktops: gas, electric, glass top, induction

Our Rating

9.1

#2

Copper Chef Ceramic Nonstick Round 3-Piece Pan Set

- Base: aluminum w. stainless steel plate
- Interior: CeramiTech nonstick
- Cooktops: gas, electric, glass top, induction

Our Rating

9.4

#3

Copper Chef 10 Inch Frying Pan with Lid

- Base: aluminum w. stainless steel plate
- Interior: CeramiTech nonstick
- Cooktops: gas, electric, glass top, induction

Our Rating

8.5

#4

Copper Chef 12 Inch Ceramic Nonstick Diamond Pan

- Base: aluminum w. stainless steel plate
- Interior: CeramiTech nonstick
- Cooktops: gas, electric, glass top, induction

Our Rating

9.0

Copper Chef Ceramic Nonstick Square Fry Pan 5-Piece Set

Design:

This set features the classic, beautiful copper colored pans for which Copper Chef has become famous. These pans are durable but also lightweight, making it easier to handle them than traditional pans which can be heavy and clunky.

The smooth, copper finish will look great in any kitchen. Each of them is square, making them easy to stack in cupboards.

Materials:

These pans can be used with electric, gas, ceramic and even induction cooktops; they will allow you to achieve similar results no matter where you are cooking.  They have a stainless steel induction plate that allows it to cook food quickly and evenly on any type of cooktop.

The non-stick technology that Copper Chef uses, known as CeramiTech, prevents food from sticking, allowing you to cook without butter or oil. The lids feature a sturdy, riveted handle that is heat resistant up to 850 degrees.

Usability:

We have found that these pans hold up very well over time. The non-stick coating is great and continues to work after cooking with it many times. Rubber utensils are recommended to avoid scratching the non-stick coating.

Food cooks evenly and it is nice to be able to take things from the stovetop to the oven in just one pan. Some users found that the edges did not get hot enough, but that can depend upon your cooktop.

The coating makes it extremely easy to clean up after cooking and it is healthier to cook with less butter and oil. The deep size of the pan allowed us to fit more into the pan and was great when it came to cooking for a crowd. To protect these pans and get the most for your money, we recommend hand washing.

Cleaning:

The Ceramitech non-stick coating allows for easy clean up. Some consumers say that they can even wipe out the pan with a paper towel when finished cooking. They are dishwasher safe, but hand washing with a mild soap and a soft, non-abrasive sponge or scrubber. If stacking pans, we recommend that you place a soft cloth between each pan to prevent scratches.


The set contains:

  • 8-inch griddle pan
  • 11-inch Griddle
  • 9.5-inch Grill Pan
  • 9.5-inch glass lid
  • 11-inch glass lid

Pros

  • Deep pans help avoid spills
  • Square shape allows for more cooking area
  • Great value
  • Non-stick surface makes it easy to clean

Cons

  • Edges do not get hot
  • No lid with small pan

Copper Chef Ceramic Nonstick Round 3-Piece Pan Set

Design:

This set of Copper Chef pans feature a beautiful copper color on the inner and outer sides of the pan. The handle is silver and riveted onto the pan for a solid handle that provides extra security when handling it.

Their timeless, round shape will fit into any kitchen style. They feel sturdy and durable while being very lightweight when cooking with them.

Materials:

They are made with a heavy-duty five-layer construction and each has a stainless steel induction plate that provides an even temperature all across the pan. The heavy-duty aluminum construction is hard anodized and provides a long-lasting durability while still being lightweight.

The induction plate makes these pans cook quickly and evenly on gas, electric, ceramic and induction cooktops. They are also oven safe up to 850 degrees.

Usability:

The light weight of these pans make them very easy to use on a daily basis. They have held up very well over time, with no warping or hot spots. The non-stick coating makes clean up a breeze and it has held up well.

We have found ourselves using less oil and butter while cooking to make our meals healthier. And with the pans being safe to use in the oven, we find ourselves using less pans which means less clean up after meals!

We do not use metal utensils with these. Instead, we recommend using rubber, wooden, bamboo or silicone cooking tools to prevent scratches. They are very durable and we have had no troubles, even while using them on a daily basis. While we have at times put them in the dishwasher, we typically hand wash them with a mild soap and I think that has helped them to last longer.

Cleaning:

They feature a Ceramitech non-stick coating that allows for easy clean up. We recommend that you hand wash these pans with a mild soap and a soft, non-metallic sponge or scrubber. Pans are also dishwasher safe. If stacking pans, we recommend that you place a soft cloth between each pan to prevent scratches. They are durable enough to use every day.


The set contains:

  • 1 small pan
  • 1 medium pan
  • 1 large cooking pan

Pros

  • Lightweight
  • Three convenient sizes
  • Does not scratch
  • Great non-stick coating
  • Easy to clean

Cons

  • No lids included
  • Sides of pan burn easily

Copper Chef 10 Inch Frying Pan with Lid

Design:

This pan comes in a beautiful, rustic red color that is the signature color of the Copper Chef pans. The lid is made of tempered glass and with a metal handle, allowing you to see what you are cooking.

The pan handle is also metal and is riveted on, providing extra durability when using this pan. It is lightweight, making it easy to handle for almost anyone. The classic, 10-inch pan will look great whether is hanging on the wall or sitting on your stovetop.

Materials:

Like the other Copper Chef pans, this one includes a stainless steel induction plate that causes food to heat more evenly and quickly than other pans on the market.

The induction plate also makes it easy to cook on any type of cooktop: gas, ceramic, electric or induction. You can even use this on a grill or over an open fire.

You will be packing this pan for every camping trip. The non-stick coating allows you to cook with less butter and oil while leaving you with an easy clean up.

Usability:

Consumers rave that this pan can be used over and over again, while showing very little wear. The non-stick coating prevent food from sticking and burning. To take care of the coating, it is best to use wooden or rubber utensils when cooking and to avoid using metal cooking tools.

The stainless steel induction plate helps you to cook food evenly and quickly. You may even find that you can cook foods on a lower temperature than normal because of how evenly food cooks.

Both the pan and lid are safe to use in the oven. The lid is safe up to 500 degrees and the pan itself is safe up to 850 degrees. This allows you to easily start something on the stove top and finish it in the oven while only using one pan. Everybody loves less dishes!

Cleaning:

The 10 inch pan is dishwasher safe. However, to keep it in the best condition, it is recommended that you hand wash the pan with a mild soap and a cloth, sponge or scrubber that is soft and non-abrasive. The non-stick coating prevents food from sticking and it makes cleaning up very easy.


Pros

  • Coating prevents it from oxidizing
  • Lid fits perfectly (and is oven safe)
  • Even heat distribution
  • Scratch resistant
  • Makes clean up very easy

Cons

  • Some complaints of non-stick coating wearing out after a year
  • One consumer noticed slight warping

Copper Chef 12 Inch Ceramic Nonstick Diamond Pan

Design:

The Copper Chef 12 Inch Diamond Pan has the same classic copper color as other Copper Chef pans. This particular pan also comes with a tempered glass lid that has a metal handle.

It is extra-large in size, allowing you to cook more food at one time. It features a 3D Diamond Square texture in the bottom of the pan to help with cooking. While this pan is larger, it is still fairly light weight.

Materials:

It can be used on various cooktops, including ceramic, gas, electric or induction. Like other Copper Chef pans, it has an induction plate built into the pan to enable you to cook food quickly and evenly.

It also features the 3D Diamond Texture that creates air pockets between the pan surface and your food. This allows for the best nonstick cooking experience.

Usability:

The Diamond Pan is oven safe. The handle is riveted on and feels very secure and comfortable in the hand. The non-stick coating, paired with the diamond texture, makes food cook evenly without sticking or burning.

We have definitely been able to tell a difference using the Diamond Pan over other Copper Chef pans. All are great, but this one keeps food from sticking the best.

The large size makes it easy to cook for a crowd. To best maintain the non-stick coating, using non-metallic cooking utensils is best.

Cleaning:

It is dishwasher safe. To keep your pan in the best condition, it is recommended that you hand wash the pan with a mild soap and a cloth, sponge or scrubber that is soft and non-abrasive.


Pros

  • Doesn't need polishing
  • PTFE & PFOA Free
  • Nonstick coating makes it easier to clean
  • Diamond texture makes food cook evenly
  • Oven safe

Cons

  • Some find the diamond texture can make it harder to clean in crevices
  • Heats up quickly, so be careful of cooking temperature to avoid burning
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