BulbHead Red Copper Square Pan Set, 5-Piece

Last updated date: January 9, 2020

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9.1

BulbHead Red Copper Square Pan Set, 5-Piece

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We looked at the top Copper Cookwares and dug through the reviews from some of the most popular review sites. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Copper Cookware you should buy.

Editor's Note January 9, 2020:
Checkout The Best Copper Cookware for a detailed review of all the top copper cookwares.

Overall Take

The BulbHead Red Copper Square Pan Set is made with double-coated copper-infused ceramic and it has nonstick and scratch-resistant surfaces. The set is oven-safe for up to 500 degrees and includes a 10-inch pan, a glass lid, a fry basket, a steamer, a roaster and a recipe guide.


In our analysis of 201 expert reviews, the BulbHead BulbHead Red Copper Square Pan Set, 5-Piece placed 4th when we looked at the top 10 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

The multipurpose pan. Bulky specialty pans take up tons of space in your cabinets. The Red Copper Square Pan 5 Piece Set is a one-pan solution to cooking 8 different ways, essentially clearing your cabinets of unnecessary clutter. Bake a decadent lasagna, then broil for a crisped cheesy perfection! Sauté your favorite stir fry, steam dumplings, braise meats, fry cutlets, deep fry tempura veggies, and roast a ham and veggies. Thanks to the square design, the 10-inch pan up to doubles your cooking area. Made from copper-infused ceramic, Red Copper Square Pan has a nonstick and scratch-resistant cooking surface. When seasoned properly, everything slides right out of the pan. There’s no need to use extra oil, butter, or grease. Versatile and safe. Red Copper cookware does not contain any PFOAs or PTFEs. These chemicals are normally added to nonstick cookware, but begin to disintegrate at high heats. This causes the coating to flake off into food and potentially ingested. This Red Copper pan is oven safe up to 500-degrees Fahrenheit. Easily transition from stovetop to oven! The built-in helper handle makes carrying heavier dishes easy. Good to know. To ensure you get the most out of your Red Copper pan, an initial seasoning is required prior to use. Instructions are included. Occasional seasoning may be required for maintenance and optimal performance. Pan should be hand-washed in warm water with mild soap and towel dried. Set includes: 10-inch square pan Vented tempered glass lid Fry basket Steam & Roast rack Recipe guide Start cooking with the multipurpose Red Copper Square Pan set!

Expert Reviews

Expert Summarized Score

9.3
32 expert reviews

User Summarized Score

8.8
964 user reviews

What experts liked

Multipurpose pan-The is the all-in-one pan that can allow you to deep fry, roast, braise, saute, broil and even fry. Therefore the point of having many pans will be a thing of the past if you choose to have copper square 5-piece set cookware.
- Eco Globe
At the high cooking temperatures, you should have a piece of mind knowing that the non-stick coating is non-toxic. In case the coating flakes, it wouldn’t be a bother since there are no hazardous PFOAs and PTFEs.
- Cook Taste Eat
Its high sides allow you to cook bacon and other “high splatter” foods without fat and oil popping all over the stovetop. The basket that comes with the set is perfect for deep frying any food to crispy perfection.
- Kitchen Cookware Reviews
The red copper surface is resistant to scratching. The set is multipurpose, therefore, covers all your cooking needs.
- The Cookware Geek
Oven safe to 500 degrees.
- Cooking Matt
It is oven safe.
- Red Copper Pan Reviews
Although advertisements typically embellish the truth, this pan, surprisingly, performs as advertised. Whatever food you cook in, the ceramic surface retains its non-stick quality. Even plastic cannot stick to it, as shown by a TV ad.
- Village Bakery
The pan has a unique square shape which doesn’t need to be told. And the sides of the pan are as high as 4 inches. So, splattering food is out of the equation. Plus, the tempered glass lid design ensures nothing like this happens when you cook food.
- Copper Pan Hub
Features a copper-infused ceramic coating.
- Home Gear X
The nonstick surface allows cooking with the minimum oil. So, you can eat healthily and avoid extra fat. Moreover, the surface is scratch-resistant and keeps the shiny look for a long time.
- Cookware Ninja
The coating is durable, so it won’t chip or flake off under normal use conditions. The coating is free of PFOA or PTFE. It is safe to be washed in the dishwasher or with mild soap if cleaning by hand.
- Family Cookware
The Red Copper Five Piece Pan Set is extremely versatile. The cookware can be used for a wide variety of uses including baking savory and dessert dishes, roasting meat or veggies, creating a delicious chili, or preparing a warm stew on a cold day. You can fry foods using the included basket or steam fresh vegetables with the specialized rack.
- Big Deal HQ
The reason we had to include this in our list is that it’s extremely versatile. It’s suitable for oven use, up to 500 degrees Fahrenheit, which means you can double it as a roasting dish as well as a stove-top pan.
- Alice's Kitchen
Whatever your use, there is a helper handle to make your cooking safe. Both handles, however, remain ever cool for safe use when on your stovetop. Also, with a superior nonstick surface, food release and cleaning are quite easy.
- Chef's Resource
BulbHead 11198 Red Copper Square Pan is a 10-inch pan with copper-infused ceramic non-stick surface material and scratch-resisting. Apart from the glass lid, it also comes with its own fry basket, steamer & roaster rack, and a recipe guide to get you started immediately.
- BasicReview
You can use this pan for cooking versatile items, baking and sautéing. The surface of the pan is made up of copper-infused and ceramic nonstick material. The surface of this pan does not peel into your recipe.
- The Z9
The handles are not only comfortable but also cool to the touch, this while the pans themselves are designed to heat up very quickly.
- Top Home Stuff
This pan is extra large and 6-inches deep, making it a great stovetop deep fryer or dutch oven.
- Best Pickist
A wide range of cooking uses.
- Kitchen Apparatus
The ceramic surface really works as advertised on TV; there won’t be any sticking to the pan, no matter which type of meal you’re making.
- Kitchen Byte
This pan is completely oven safe up to 500 degrees, so it can absolutely replace your casserole dish or any other oven safe cookware you have around the house. This is being sold as the “jack of all trades” kit, implying that it really can do anything!
- Shed Heads
So when you’re completed, cleanup is simple since it can be dishwasher safe.
- Cooky Mommy
The interior is a copper-infused ceramic that is nonstick, scratch-resistant, and oven safe to 500 F, so you can use it in the oven and under the broiler. A helper handle makes it easy to move and empty the pan, even when it’s full.
- The Spruce Eats
The bottom and sides of this cookware is coated with a non stick ceramic bond.This item is constructed without the use of PFOA and PTFE thus making it suitable to use in any form of cooking.
- Cooking Chew
With its copper-infused and nonstick ceramic surface, you are guaranteed even and quick heating of food. Not just that, you can cook healthier meals because you will not need to use oil or fat to cook your food and the materials used are PFOA and PTFE-free.
- Dona's Kitchen
It is great for cooking any recipe I want in large quantities. I can tell you, I'll never use my old Teflon ones again! I have been recommending it to my friends as it is so easy to clean, so I am planning to buy another one as a gift!
- Gimme Tasty
The ceramic non-stick surface is easy to clean, as almost nothing manages to stick to it, particularly once you’ve seasoned the pan properly. The pan’s handle is quite sturdy and has been assembled directly into the pan.
- Cook Novel
This set comes with PFOA and PTFE free utensils that don’t only offer a way to cook without oils but also add safety since it doesn’t come with risks of chemicals leeching into your food.
- Warm Chef
It does not contain any form of substances like PTFE or PFOA as such chemicals can cause severe harm to your family and yourself. You are definitely on the safe side if you do decide to get the red copper set.
- RiceHoppers
The inside surface on this pan is made of a fusion of nonstick ceramic and copper, which means that you won’t find that your food gets stuck to any dangerous hot spots. This coating is nonstick and never scratch!
- Do You Cook with Me
It’s a completely versatile set and can broil, bake, fry, sauté, steam, deep fry, braise and also roast.
- Serene Prime

What experts didn't like

Despite rave reviews, there are still notable complaints about the bottom that doesn’t sit flat on glass stovetops and the poor finishing of the outer coating.
- Cook Taste Eat
Maybe bigger than you need if you are starting out.
- Kitchen Cookware Reviews
The downside of this set is that the items are heavy thus may be a little cumbersome when cooking. Faulty imitations in the market lead to bad reviews of the product and disappointment in their customers.
- The Cookware Geek
Not inductive.
- Cooking Matt
This is a big frying pan. Plus, being a copper ceramic pan this isn’t the lightest of kitchen tool. So, handling the stuff is slightly more challenging to some than others.
- Copper Pan Hub
Its sides are not pure copper but a reddish ceramic.
- Home Gear X
Quality of the steamer basket is a little bit poor.
- Cookware Ninja
A little on the heavy side.
- Family Cookware
The Red Copper Square Pan is somewhat heavier than similar models which means it may be cumbersome to handle.
- Big Deal HQ
The only drawback in the versatility department is that it’s not compatible with induction cooktops.
- Alice's Kitchen
Not compatible for use with induction cookers.
- Chef's Resource
The pans do not fit in every range, which is unfortunate.
- Top Home Stuff
The lid is not oven safe.
- Best Pickist
Unsuitable for induction stoves.
- Kitchen Apparatus
The pan can be somewhat heavy, especially when you load it up with a lot of ingredients.
- Kitchen Byte
Our main complaint comes from the way the package is sold. Although it’s a five piece set, it’s really just a pan with two accessories. The steamer and the basket are both very useful, but claiming that the lid is a whole separate bonus doesn’t make much sense.
- Shed Heads
This pan does not sit smoothly on the glass cooktop,
- Cooky Mommy
The pan should be seasoned before using. While it is dishwasher safe, hand washing is recommended.
- The Spruce Eats
Not induction ready.
- Cooking Chew
Is not ideal for smaller cooktops.
- Dona's Kitchen
Uneven distribution of heat.
- Gimme Tasty
Can be too large for some kitchens.
- Cook Novel
If you have a glass top stove, this might not sit flat on your stove’s surface
- Warm Chef
If you own a glass stove, it might not sit properly on your stove’s surface.
- RiceHoppers
Has to be seasoned.
- Do You Cook with Me
May not sit flat.
- Serene Prime

Our Expert Consultant

Julie Chernoff
Culinary Expert

Julie Chernoff is a long-time member of Les Dames d’Escoffier (past president of the Chicago Chapter, and current co-chair of the LDEI Legacy Awards Committee), the Association of Food Journalists (AFJ) and the International Association of Culinary Professionals.

Chernoff is the dining editor of Better, a lifestyle website and print magazine. Her journalism started in the test kitchens of Weight Watchers Magazine. She holds a BA in English from Yale University and is a graduate of the California Culinary Academy. She has spent the last few decades styling, photographing, teaching, developing recipes, editing, thinking and writing about food.

An Overview On Copper Cookwares

When you’re talking about cookware, looks don’t generally figure into the equation. Those good old stainless steel pots and pans in our cabinet are there to get the job done, not to impress anyone. But there are a couple of types of kitchenware that make any bystanders take notice; pieces that say, “I’m not warming up casserole tonight.” One of those is cookware made from copper.

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With its distinctive brushed-gold shine, copper cookware certainly looks expensive, and it can be. Prices vary greatly, but a well-made set might run double or triple what you’d pay for stainless steel.

Mind you, you’re not just paying for that shine. Far from it: Copper has a lot of unique advantages (and a couple of quirks), but its biggest one is best summed up by Julie Chernoff, dining editor for the lifestyle magazine Better: “What makes it great: conductivity. It heats up both quickly and evenly, but that also means it doesn’t retain heat and cools off quickly.”

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This mercurial property makes it particularly well-suited to sauces, sugary substances, veggies or delicate proteins, allowing a nimble cook to control their temperature on the fly. For things like steak, you’ll want a cast-iron pan that might heat up slowly but will retain that heat well. For sauteed onions or a good risotto? There’s nothing quite like copper in the hands of a capable chef.

The even heat distribution of copper makes it relatively non-stick, but you’ll typically find copper cookware coated with another substance. That’s because copper does tend to react with tomatoes, citrus and other acidic foods, imparting a funky taste. It might also leach into other foods at high temperatures, and while copper is a naturally occurring substance, too much of it can be toxic. Mind you, sugars will negate the reaction associated with acidic foods, which is why you’ll find certain saucepans and sugar pans made of naked copper to take full advantage of their properties. The Copper Chef Square Frying Pan With Lid, 9.5-Inch and the Gotham Steel Nonstick Griddle Pan, 10.5-Inch both boast a plus-size cooking space, perfect for creating large confections.

These days, though, you’ll find most copper cookware is lined with stainless steel. As far as conductivity goes, a small layer won’t affect the heat transfer much, although you might have to crank up your temperatures slightly. Stainless steel usually lacks the natural nonstick qualities of copper as well. On the other hand, it’s a lot more durable. Copper surfaces scratch easily with metal utensils, which is why you’ll want to use wooden or plastic spoons. With stainless steel, there’s no such need. It’s also rustproof and (as the name implies) won’t discolor with age.

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Tin used to be the metal of choice for lining copper pans, although it’s much less common. It’s a somewhat better conductor than stainless steel and works fine with acidic foods, but it is much less durable, prone to discoloration and has a relatively low tolerance for high temperatures.

You might find linings on the underside of copper pans for a completely different reason: Induction cooking. Induction stoves work by passing an electrical current through the pots or pans on top of it, and while copper conducts heat like a champ, it doesn’t do so well with electricity. Some copper pans, like the Copper Chef Round Pan Copper Cookware Set, 9-Piece, might incorporate a metal lining on the base to counteract that. Definitely something to look for if you have an induction stove.

The Copper Cookware Buying Guide

  • Copper certainly has some great conductive properties on its own, but craftsmanship does count for something. The best copper cookware has a thickness of about 2.5 millimeters. That’s thin enough to allow it to heat up evenly without slowing down its conductivity.
  • Copper pots and pans certainly do look great hanging from a rack over the stove, and some makers augment that by giving the cookware a “hammered” finish. Hammered copper will have evenly spaced marks where the hammer struck, or (much more likely these days) where a machine imprinted them. Back in the golden age of blacksmithing, such marks were a telltale badge of craftsmanship. Nowadays, they’re no guarantee of quality and the pattern won’t make a difference in the functionality — though the effect will definitely appeal to some.
  • If you’re a lover of vintage kitchenware, you might want to seek out a tin-lined piece of copper cookery. The tin lining does tend to be less durable, to the extent that no matter how well you treat it, eventually all tin-lined pans will discolor and/or develop dimples in the surface. Good news, though: Unlike stainless steel lining, tin can be replaced if you can find a steelworker that knows how.
  • Copper cookware is a prestige item, and like all heirlooms, it requires a little care. Bare copper scratches easily, so be careful not to use metal utensils for stirring. As for cleaning? Unless they’re specially treated — like the Copper Chef Round Frying Pan With Lid, 10-Inch, which is explicitly dishwasher-safe — copper pots and pans don’t fare well in the dishwasher. There are some simple techniques for cleaning them, however. One of the most common and effective is the good old “salt and vinegar” technique. Just fill up a small spray bottle with white vinegar and mix in some table salt until it is completely dissolved. Spray your copper pan all over and let it sit on a dry surface for about ten minutes. After that, just wipe vigorously with a sponge or cloth.