Almond Frying Pan With Lid

Last updated date: April 22, 2020

DWYM Score
8.3

Almond Frying Pan With Lid

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Overall Take

In our analysis of 113 expert reviews, the Almond Almond Frying Pan With Lid placed 10th when we looked at the top 17 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

Editor's Note September 9, 2020:
Checkout The Best Copper Pan for a detailed review of all the top copper pans.

Expert Summarized Score
8.7
9 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
8.4
636 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
This pan consists of a beautiful ceramic layer on the cooking surface, and its main body is made of copper. The coating is free from any PTFE and PFOA. So you can make any meal on it safely but efficiently.
- Cookware Ninja
September 2, 2019 | Full review
Durability. This pan has coating which make it more reliable and durable as well.This pan can last for several years, without corrosion.
- Cooking Pots 'n' Pans
September 4, 2017 | Full review
Don’t be fooled, however, by the word “copper”. This isn’t a copper metal pan. Copper only refers to the amazing color of the ceramic coating. And let’s face it, black and orange look amazing together!
- The10co
Besides its striking look, the copper ceramic coating cooks food evenly without any sticking, making for a great cooking (and cleaning) experience.
- Mom Dot
The good thing about this nonstick frying pan is that you can use this is multiple cooktops and each skillet resists oxidation and will not tarnish and is 100% dishwasher safe.
- Cooking Matt
August 9, 2019 | Full review
We were really impressed with how versatile this pan is. It is oven-safe up to 420 degrees Fahrenheit and is compatible with all cooktops, induction included.
- Alice's Kitchen
February 24, 2019 | Full review
Another thing, the nonstick design eliminates the need for butter and oil, thus making the pan quite healthy. It also comes with a convenient handle making it quite fantastic and easy to handle.
- Top Review Pro
The lid is also clear, given that it is made of tempered glass. For this reason, you will be able to keep an eye on whatever you are preparing.
- A Guide Product
Having one of these pans will allow you to cook healthy meals since you don’t have to use a lot of oil or butter when cooking.
- Red Copper Pan Reviews
June 21, 2019 | Full review
What experts didn't like
Expensive frying pans.
- Cookware Ninja
September 2, 2019 | Full review
Expensive
- Cooking Pots 'n' Pans
September 4, 2017 | Full review
The sides aren’t very tall – so you’ll have to watch for spilling food if you’re cooking something that needs to be stirred.
- The10co
The handle may get hot while cooking so be careful!
- Mom Dot
Pans are warped in the center
- Cooking Matt
August 9, 2019 | Full review
This pan is more expensive than others
- Alice's Kitchen
February 24, 2019 | Full review
The bottom is bowed, making oil run to the edge.
- A Guide Product

From The Manufacturer

DURABLE NONSTICK COPPER Choose Almond to create delicious meals for your family and friends! Our 10-inch nonstick copper frying pan is the perfect complement to your kitchen, built with durable copper to make every sandwich, sauce, stirfry, pan lasagna and more a joy to prepare. Our copper pans perform better than traditional skillets because of their excellent heat conduction, allowing you to prepare an array of recipes while controlling the temperature. Oven safe up to 420 F. HEALTHY CERAMIC COATING Rigorously tested to make sure it is durable and reliable, our ceramic coating makes cooking healthier for everyone. Almond’s ceramic coating is PTFE and PFOA free, keeping nasty chemicals far away from your food. And thanks to its superb nonstick ability, it requires less oil while cooking. Get the same great-tasting food without the added fat and calories! EVEN COOKING Aluminum is lightweight, conducts heat well and can withstand repeated use with ease. That’s why we chose it as the base of our copper cookware. The stainless steel handle is ergonomically shaped so it's comfortable in your hand, and riveted to the pan to reduce heat transfer while providing great durability and strength. TEMPERED GLASS LID Able to withstand up to 500 F, our tempered glass lid lets you see your food properly while cooking without losing heat from opening and closing. The glass won’t shatter or warp, and can even be used with pots and pans of a similar size. FOR MULTIPLE COOKTOPS Fit for gas, induction and electric ranges, even grill and open flame! Sear steak and pork chops for the grill, craft delicate bechamels and vodka sauces, or fry up a quick grilled cheese sandwich. No matter which heat source, your food will cook evenly and thoroughly in your new scratch-resistant copper frying pan by Almond.

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An Overview On Copper Pans

Beginner cooks and professional chefs agree on one thing: copper pans are a gorgeous addition to any kitchen. These chestnut-colored pieces of kitchen gear look beautiful when they’re hanging from storage hooks, and it’s satisfying to cook a meal using this gorgeous tool. But these eye-catching pans don’t come cheap. 

Why are copper pans so expensive? For one thing, copper is pricier than other materials. There’s also a supply-and-demand dynamic at work: consumers prefer aluminum, stainless steel and nonstick pans, so the cookware industry has shifted away from copper.

Copper’s unique heating qualities set it apart from other pots and pans.

“It heats up both quickly and evenly,” says Julie Chernoff, co-chair of the International Association of Culinary Professionals. She’s also the dining editor of Better, a lifestyle website and print magazine. “But that also means it doesn’t retain heat and cools off quickly. So, it’s not great for steaks, but it is terrific for sauces, delicate proteins and candy making.”

Copper’s conductivity also makes it attractive for uses outside the kitchen — that’s why you see it so often in your home’s wiring and in consumer electronics. Since copper isn’t being actively mined and it’s needed to keep your home’s lights on, you’re going to pay extra to use it as cookware. 

The distinctive heating properties of copper don’t end with conductivity.

“Copper is also very reactive — meaning it’s not so great with acids,” adds Chernoff. If you want to add a squirt of lemon juice to your stovetop salmon fillet, don’t do it in a copper pan. Over time, acidity can cause copper to break down, leaching the copper out of the pan and into your food. 

Many modern copper pans are blended with other materials, like ceramic coatings or stainless steel induction plates, to make them more user-friendly.  This makes the copper pans tougher, reduces or eliminates the risk of leaching, and helps them hold heat for longer periods of time. Some of these copper-infused pans are even tough enough to withstand high oven temps.

Copper pans can fill important gaps in your cooking. Classic copper pans can help you create sauces that break easily, like hollandaise sauce for your eggs benedict. If you’re tired of gnawing on overcooked fish fillets, a copper pan can be a welcome addition to your pan rotation. 

Now that you’ve gotten up to speed on delicate copper pans (and the delicacies you can create in them), take a look at our Tips & Advice for more buying hints.

DWYM Fun Fact

Copper creates incredible pots and pans, but it has dozens more industrial and household uses. It’s used to protect buildings from lightning — copper conductors channel lightning safely to the ground. It’s also very resistant to corrosion, and it’s used to create canisters that store nuclear waste. Copper is also very useful for medical tools: copper coatings on scalpels can conduct electricity to heat the blade, creating a self-cauterizing surgical tool. The Statue of Liberty is made from more than 80 tons of copper. Her copper construction helped her survive the long journey from France to the U.S., and it helps her resist corrosion from the salty North Atlantic Ocean.

The Copper Pan Buying Guide

  • Copper pans are known for their conductivity, but they’ve got to be the right thickness for that to work. “Cookware thickness should be 2.5mm to 3mm for best conductivity,” says our cooking expert Chernoff. 
  • Copper pans can be tricky to care for, but once you know the basics you’ll be off and running. Look for copper pans lined with stainless steel — this will make them sturdier and less reactive. Since copper heats up rapidly, you’ll need to keep it on moderate heat or lower and let the pan do the rest of the work. 
  • Avoid putting your pan in the dishwasher. Instead, clean it with warm water and dish liquid. You can buff tarnished spots with a mild abrasive, like table salt. A little white vinegar will help restore a beautiful shine to your copper pan. 
  • Modern copper-infused pans don’t need the same kid-glove care as classic copper pans. Many of them, like are mixed with ceramic and have nonstick coatings for easy fried eggs that won’t get glued to the pan. They’re also a snap to clean. Others have built-in stainless steel induction plates for fast, even heating. Many are durable enough to go from stovetop to oven without a second thought. 
  • The shape of your pan will influence how much food you can cook in it. Square copper pans can fit a bit more food in them, so they’re great for weekly meal prep. You can also fit more food in deep copper pans with high sides. Again, copper-infused pans are better for these tasks.
  • Check out any accessories your copper-infused pan might come with. Tools like fry baskets, steamers and roaster racks will let you create almost any meal under the sun.