Copper Chef Non-Toxic Copper Cookware Set, 12-Piece

Last updated date: January 6, 2022

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Copper Chef Non-Toxic Copper Cookware Set, 12-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.

Update as February 7, 2022:
Checkout The Best Copper Cookware for a detailed review of all the top copper cookwares.

Overall Take

In our analysis of 202 expert reviews, the Copper Chef Non-Toxic Copper Cookware Set, 12-Piece placed 10th when we looked at the top 14 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

Get a brand new nonstick 9.5 Inches Deep Square Pan plus the premium accessories for your favorite recipes! Just one griddle combines six cooking features and can serve as a replacement for your stock pot, rice cooker, baking pan, frying pan, wok, and roasting pan. It broils, bakes, sautés, fries, steams and braises and works perfectly on all stovetops and in the oven, as Copper Chef Square Pan with lead and stainless steel hollow handles are heat resistant up to 850° F. High quality non-stick & scratch resistant CeramiTech Ceramic coating allows any cook prepare meals with little or no added butter, oil, or grease. The frypan doesn’t require cooking with the same high temperatures as ordinary pans due to an innovative, stainless steel induction plate built directly into the pan, which distributes high heat quickly and evenly to the entire cooking surface. The cookware in the kit is absolutely safe for kids and adults alike; made from the non-toxic materials it is 100% free of both PTFE & PFOA. Our Multi-Functional Set Includes: 9.5 Deep Square Fry Pan with tempered glass lid; fry basket & handle steamer rack with legs and a bonus – exclusive recipe book to begin your culinary adventure with Cooper Chef kitchenware.

Expert Reviews

Expert Summarized Score

22 expert reviews

User Summarized Score

3,699 user reviews

What experts liked

The aluminum core of the frypan offers excellent thermal conductivity and heat distribution, while high-temperature exterior and nonstick base & double top layers with stain resistant coating.
- Home Jockey
It has a ceramic non-stick coating that’s free of PTFE or PFOA. The pan and lid both have an ergonomic handle.
- Copper Pan Reviews
The pan is quite large, measuring 9.5 inches in diameter, and since the sides are quite high, it can hold quite a lot of food (4.5 quarts, to be precise). Luckily, there is a long handle on one side and a large, comfortable helper handle on the other, so lifting the pan shouldn’t be a problem, even when it’s full of food.
- Alice's Kitchen
Copper chef cookware has a surface made of non-stick ceramic technology. This makes it difficult for fats or oil to stick to its surface. Its maintenance and cleanliness, therefore, becomes a lot easier.
- Eco Globe
This is a non-stick pan that can be cooked without oil or butter. The stainless steel design means that there are no hot spots on the pan when it is being used. The pan is also nonstick and is heat resistant, and can withstand temperatures of up to 800° when it is being used.
- All Top Guide
No toxic material used in making and this pan is free from PTFE and PFOA.
- Stevie Wonder
This KC15053-04000 can work on all types of stovetop including induction cooking surfaces, glass top, gas top, and electric top.
- Domestic Marvels
Copper Chef KC15053-04000 Cookware 5 Piece Set gives you the ultimate Copper Chef experience, thanks to its six-in-one cooking features. It turns out to be your favorite baking dish, rice cooker, roasting pan, stock pot, steamer, and wok.
- KitchenGearPros
This non-stick Square Pan set will never scratch so it is possible to use spatulas, spoons and other utensils without concern for this problem. Its construction of composite ceramic and aluminum assures a long life so you will not be worrying about a replacement for a long time.
- Big Deal HQ
This product is extra safe because it is made of PTFE and PFOA free and it enables a user to cook up to less than 850 degrees. Lastly, you do not have to worry about washing your dish anymore since it is made to be safe in the dishwasher.
- Carlsbad Art Splash
The pan has a stainless steel handle which will stay cool during the cooking process, giving you a comfortable and secure grip.
- Food Shark Marfa
The 5-layer construction of these products is made of a double polished, non-PFOA and PTFE ceramic coating, an aluminum core, base non-stick ceramic coating, high temp exterior coating and a stainless-steel induction base.
- Kitchen Byte
Copper pans ensure that your food heats evenly with no hot spots due to their remarkable thermal conductivity.
- Cooking Pots 'n' Pans
The set comes with a pot, lid, cookbook, fry basket, and steamer. This allows you to use the pan for many purposes, from steamer to rice cooker, fry pan to wok. The square design makes it good as both frying pan and cooking pot, making it possibly the most versatile piece of cookware in your kitchen.
- Cozzy
The Copper Chef 4 PC 9.5" Deep Square Pan Set also comes with some nifty accessories aside from the pan itself. You can use the steamer rack and the fry basket to cook food in various ways. Cooking with the pan is more convenient because it doesn't have any hot spots. This means that with it, your dishes will cook evenly.
- Mama Testa Taqueria
It is mentioned to be a ceramic-tech with non-stick coating for a less messy cooking routine.
- Cooky Mommy
Stainless steel induction plates for fast and even cooking.
- Kitchen Apparatus
What I like about this copper chef pan is that it comes with a highly attractive design that doesn’t only make it pleasing to the eyes, but is purposeful as well. It comes with a non-stick ceramic coating that will allow you to cook healthier meals because you don’t need to use any form of greases such as butter and oil.
- Warm Chef
It is dishwasher safe.
- Best Copper Chef Reviews
This pan is induction compatible and can be used in all kinds of cooktops.
- Home Design X
The Copper Chef pan works on all stove tops and can go into the oven.
- The Mama Maven
Copper Chef seems to be fairly versatile and large enough to feed a family of four. We also dig the Lifetime Guarantee offer and the free shipping.
- Bright Reviews

What experts didn't like

The price point is on the high end.
- Copper Pan Reviews
A few copper chef fry pan reviews state that the non-stick surface isn’t as long lasting as claimed
- KitchenGearPros
If you are looking for a pan with a shallow pan, for example, for making pancakes or omelets, then this might not be the best option for you since this pan has a deep interior space.
- Food Shark Marfa
However, like with every other Copper Chef product, you should take special care not to wear it off, especially with metal utensils.
- Kitchen Byte
The non-stick feature is also not fully functional. You might have to add a bit of oil to avoid it sticking.
- Cooking Pots 'n' Pans
Care needs to be taken to keep it seasoned or non-stick will stop working. Some trouble in getting water to boil quickly.
- Cozzy
You cannot use it with temperatures above 800-degrees.
- Mama Testa Taqueria
A few reviewers mention that the pan’s non-stick material fades after a long period of time such as a few months or so.
- Cooky Mommy
Learning curve in their use.
- Kitchen Apparatus
The ceramic coating can easily get scratched
- Warm Chef
The base isn’t made out of pure cooper.
- Home Design X
But while copper is indeed a much better conductor than aluminum, they really don’t tell you how much copper it is “infused” with; because of the low price of Copper Chef it’s likely a fairly small amount that serves more for decoration.
- Bright Reviews

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.

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.”

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.

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.