Copper Chef Round Copper Fry Pans, 3-Piece

Last updated date: September 27, 2022

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Copper Chef Round Copper Fry Pans, 3-Piece

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

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Overall Take

Food releases with ease when you use this copper pan with non-stick coating. The pan uses a stainless steel induction plate to heat food quickly, and without any hot spots. Consumers will appreciate the ergonomic handle, which is designed for comfort and better control.

In our analysis of 104 expert reviews, the Copper Chef Round Copper Fry Pans, 3-Piece placed 2nd when we looked at the top 18 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

Copper Chef 3 Pc. Skillet Set – As Seen on TV Our best-selling frying pans are a must-have for at-home chefs of all cooking levels. The multi-purpose set features 3 Copper Chef Fry Pans with Restaurant-Grade, Nonstick Ceramic Coating to fulfill countless cooking needs. Meals cook to even perfection with nothing stuck to the surface afterwards. All pans come in our signature rustic red copper color and are an attractive complement to any kitchen. Many reviews from Copper Chef Cookware customers say their favorite homemade recipes are faster, easier, and even more delicious than they ever thought possible. And we hope you do, too!

Expert Reviews

Expert Summarized Score

8 expert reviews

User Summarized Score

525 user reviews

What experts liked

Under the pans, they have a stainless steel induction plate that ensures even heat distribution for quality cooking. Use the riveted handles to comfortably handle the pans when frying.
- Healthy Ceramic Cookware
February 17, 2019 | Full review
This is Induction ready and it's non-stick property makes it more ideal for frying activities. The handles are attached to the body through rivets thus making it more secure from lifting and flipping.
- Cooking Chew
The pan has a non-stick surface that is easy to clean. The surface allows you to cook a variety of foods without it sticking.
- The Cookware Geek
These pans cook the foods perfectly without any hot spot. If you take regular care, will get the best service for a long time.
- Cookware Ninja
September 2, 2019 | Full review
Firstly, averaging $20 a pan, it is highly affordable. Not many people are willing to spend a fortune on non-stick cookware and the low price point is a selling factor.
- Pots And Pans Place
November 26, 2018 | Full review
There are a lot of amazing features implemented in this cookware. However, the simple things sometimes stand out the most and the same happened with these pans. The Non-Stick Cerami-Tech Outer Coating Riveted Handles make them a fantastic addition to the kitchen. Now, you get a solid grip on those pans. Plus, they don’t heat up, so no more accidents.
- Copper Pan Hub
This is a great option if the frying pan is the workhorse of your home’s cookware. This is especially true if you use multiple sizes on a regular basis. It offers all the benefits of aluminum with a fraction of the weight.
- Cozzy
The ceramic coating for these pans is durable enough to withstand extreme temperatures and will not easily wear or tear in water or any other liquids.
- Red Copper Pan Reviews
July 20, 2019 | Full review

What experts didn't like

Rivets may loosen if not handled properly
- Cooking Chew
They pans don't have lids.
- Cookware Ninja
September 2, 2019 | Full review
Chief among the complaints is the durability of the non-stick coating. It wears off pretty quickly for many users, ranging from almost new to 2 years down the road.
- Pots And Pans Place
November 26, 2018 | Full review
This is something that many talked about when it comes to these round pans. According to many, these things require some serious maintenance. Yes, they are easy to clean and nothing stick in but compared to other Copper Chef products they slightly require more care.
- Copper Pan Hub
The nonstick needs to be maintained like a seasoned piece of cast iron
- Cozzy

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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 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.

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.