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Red Copper Cookware Review


About Red Copper

Red copper cookware is a cooking line by BulbHead, which is a company that creates something for everyone, from cleaning products to cooking products to outdoor tools. The company advertises smart solutions for everyday tasks, and what job is more "everyday" than cooking? BulbHead engineers their line of Red Copper Cookware for ease of use and customer satisfaction because their goal is to provide you products that are worth your hard-earned money.

Red Copper Cookware Sets Reviewed 

BuldHead only offers one true cookware set at this time but you can read our review of the 5-piece square pan set here which is offered in both single coated and double coated version.

Red Copper 10-Piece Copper-Infused Ceramic Set by BulbHead 

Design:

The Red Copper Cookware 10-piece set gives a bit of that Grandma's house touch that makes you feel at home. With a soft red exterior, beige surfaces, and silver accents, this set follows a warm color scheme that complements rustic homes well. They aren't too heavy, making the pieces comfortable to use and able to put a smile on your face when you take them out to cook.

Materials:

This set of cookware has a tough-grade aluminum body and a copper-infused ceramic cooking surface. The surface is nonstick and incredibly easy to maintain when properly seasoned. The pots and pans come with metal handles that are riveted to the body to make for secure cooking and come with glass lids with easy-to-grip metal handles on top.

The cookware is compatible with most stovetops, like electric and gas stoves. Induction stovetops, however, may not offer adequate performance since the copper and aluminum elements don't provide enough magnetism for induction cooking.

This cookware isn't very compatible with glass cooktops, either. You want to avoid stovetops that pots and pans aren't compatible with to prevent hot and cold spots on the cooking surface that make for uneven cooking.

Usability:

Red Copper Cookware is stress-free to use. Before cooking with this cookware for the first time, you'll need to season your pan, which is something that many other cookware brands leave out mentioning, assuming you already know.

Not everyone has a lot of cooking knowledge, though, and for beginners trying out nonstick for the first time, this is essential information to be able to care for your cookware. The manufacturer of this cookware knows this, which is why they include seasoning instructions within the package of your Red Copper Cookware.

To season, preheat your oven to 300 degrees Fahrenheit, spread a light coat of oil all over the surface of the pan, and place inside the preheated oven for 20 minutes. Remove the pan with oven mitts, let the pan cool completely, wipe off the excess oil, and you have yourself an adequately seasoned pan. You'll know when to re-season your cookware when you see bits of food start to stick again. You'll be able to cook smarter and healthier now that you'll need little to no oil, butter, or grease to cook.

Using Red Copper Cookware is also a choice better for your health because the pots and pans are made free from PTFE and PFOA. These chemicals are often put into traditional nonstick cookware but can flake into your food when your cookware cooks over too high of heat. Without these chemicals, you won't need to worry about making yourself sick with your Red Copper Cookware.

Of course, there are always things to be cautious of, so we have to mention these precautions as well. The metal handles, for example, have no rubber coating and might get hot to the touch while you cook, so it's in your best interest that you use potholders or oven mitts when handling your cookware.

The advertisement also boasts scratch resistance, but these pieces are more sensitive to scratches than you may be led to think. Using plastic, nylon, or wooden utensils is best to prolong the lifespan of your pots and pans.

Cleaning:

While the manufacturer makes a dishwasher-safe claim, it's a far smarter choice to handwash these pots and pans. A properly seasoned pan may only need a wipe with a wet washcloth, making cleaning a snap. Dirtier pots may only need a rinse under running water to remove leftover food, but if that method doesn't work, a small amount of mild dish detergent will do the job.

If you don't have much experience cooking or you've had an accident that leads you to burn your food onto the pan, don't panic, you can fix this. You'll need to let your cookware saturate in oil for about 5-10 minutes, then when you rinse off the pan and wipe it clean with a damp washcloth, the food should come off. Abrasive scrubbing surface will damage these pans, so avoid steel wool, hard-bristled brushes, and the rough side of the sponge. Let these pieces air dry or dry them yourself with a soft towel.


The set contains:

  • An 8-inch frypan
  • A 10-inch frypan with lid
  • A 1.5-quart saucepot with lid
  • A 2.5-quart saucepot with lid
  • A 6-quart saucepot with lid
  • An aluminum steamer insert

Pros

  • Oven safe up to 500 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Copper-infused surface provides even heat distribution
  • Incredibly easy to clean, often as simple as a wipe with a washcloth
  • Free from PTFE and PFOA for worry-free cooking
  • Glass lids let you monitor your food while you cook

Cons

  • Metal handles may get hot to the touch
  • Surfaces are more sensitive to scratching than the advertisement makes them out to be
  • May not be the best idea to run them through the dishwasher, despite being "dishwasher safe"
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