Copper Chef Crisper Tray And Air Fry Mesh Basket, 10-Inch

Last updated date: October 31, 2019

DWYM Score

8.9

Copper Chef Crisper Tray And Air Fry Mesh Basket, 10-Inch

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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


In our analysis of 201 expert reviews, the Copper Chef Copper Chef Crisper Tray And Air Fry Mesh Basket, 10-Inch placed 5th when we looked at the top 10 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

If you love crispy, golden-brown fried food but want more healthier options we have the solution! Enjoy a Healthier Alternative to Daily Cooking. Now fry or cook food with minimal oil or butter with the Crisper tray which works like an oil-less air fryer, perfect for creating healthier food and preserving taste. There’s no longer a need to buy big and expensive air fryers. Specially designed of two-pieces kitchen set allows heat to circulate 360° around food meaning there’s no need to turn or flip your food while cooking. The circulated air makes food crispy on the outside but juicy and tender on the inside. Box Contains: 1. Ceramic Coated Nonstick Mesh Basket 2. Ceramic Coated Nonstick Cookie Sheet (pan) Basket Size 8.7 X 11.9 & Tray Size 9.6 X 12.8 Boost your cooking skills! Better looking and more delicious food – every time! More productivity in the kitchen – easy! What Makes the Crisper So Great? - Non-Stick Technology for easy clean up - ECO-FRIENDLY MATERIALS-100% PFOS, PTFE and PFOA-free - Fan, gas oven or grills can withstand temperatures up to 850°F - Shaped Metal Handles for easy grip - 360 Degrees of Cooking - Dishwasher Safe Whether cooking a simple dinner for family or hosting friends, Copper Chef will make cooking a cinch. Vegetarians and meat-eaters agree, the copper crisper suits everyone! So... Why wait?

Expert Reviews

Expert Summarized Score

7.1
9 expert reviews

User Summarized Score

7.8
1,560 user reviews

What experts liked

The ceramic coated basket and cookie sheet set is a unique cooking tool that is ideal for preparing quick grilled or fried meals on the stove top or in the oven.
- BestReviews
Love the size of the tray.
- Kitchen Apparatus
It is designed to cook fried foods in oven without any added fat or oil. You can easily turn your oven into a high performing Air Fryer with the Copper Crisper. The cookie sheet included snags all the drippings and grease easily leaving you perfectly fried foods without any hassle.
- Copper Square Pans
Another great thing about this crisper is that it comes with a non-stick ceramic coating. If you have baked food before, you must be well aware as to how difficult it can be to remove the residue of baked food from a piece of cookware. With this crisper’s non-stick coating, all you will have to do to clean it up is wipe it with a soapy sponge.​
- Warm Chef
It is the best option for the people who love baked food but at the same time are calorie conscious because the food to be cooked in this tray does not require much oil or butter to be cooked because it has a non- stick coating on it.
- Village Bakery
The design of Copper Crisper is that of an elevated mesh tray, which means the food will cook on all sides. There is no need to turn food, and little chance of one side burning. Because fat drains onto the pan below, you can make food with less calories and less fat.
- Freakin Reviews
The unique elevated tray is designed to let heated air pass through it and fry the items put on the non stick tray.
- Best Copper Chef Reviews
Also, it is dishwasher safe, so cleaning it is also just as easy.
- Genuine Honest Reviews
One of the main reasons that people purchase these kinds of pans is because they can avoid using butter or oil. If you also own an air fryer, then the copper crisper is just the thing for you! It fits inside of cuisinart (and many other brands) air fryers to help you make healthier fries and similar goods.
- Pan Handler

What experts didn't like

The basket is not spacious enought for cooking large portions. Stuck on food on the cookie sheet has been reported.
- BestReviews
I did not know that I had to soak the copper tray initially before using it.
- Kitchen Apparatus
The nonstick layer does not work well and food tends to stick.
- Copper Square Pans
Doesn’t come with a warranty.
- Warm Chef
Another potential “con” is that it is pretty small. When I cooked fried chicken legs, I only put 4 large drumsticks in the crisper. I probably could have squeezed a fifth leg in there, but that’s about it.
- Freakin Reviews
Copper Crisper works but way too small for a family size.
- Genuine Honest 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.

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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.