Copper Chef Round Frying Pan With Lid, 10-Inch

Last updated date: January 9, 2020

DWYM Score
9.2


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Overall Take

The handles on this Copper Chef Round Frying Pan With Lid, 10-Inch are sturdy and suitable for high-heat ovens. The nonstick surface is very slick and made from PTFE and PFOA-free materials. It's safe for ovens or dishwashers, and comes with a lifetime warranty for added peace of mind. In our analysis of 222 expert reviews, the Copper Chef Copper Chef Round Frying Pan With Lid, 10-Inch placed 2nd when we looked at the top 10 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

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

Expert Summarized Score
9.0
21 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
7.6
2,526 user reviews
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What experts liked
Some of the great features of the pan with lid include its nonstick surface. You can cook food with peace of mind because there will be minimum sticking which can lead to burning of food. It can heat up to 800 degrees.
- Cooking Pots 'n' Pans
The 10-inch pan has a lid that covers food and prevents moisture from escaping, but at the same time allowing you to view food as it cooks. Cook safe and healthy with this pan as it’s free of PTFE, PFOA, and PFOS.
- Healthy Ceramic Cookware
This pan’s strength also lies in its handle which is designed ergonomically to give you a firm grip and is constructed of stainless steel so that it stays cool while you cook your favorite dishes. The pan also comes with a transparent lid made of tempered glass, allowing you to monitor the progress of the cooking process that is going on inside the pan.
- Food Shark Marfa
Its nonstick surface is very slick, and, therefore, food will not stick. Well, this makes the pan the best for cooking steaks, whipping cream, broiling fish, baking chicken, as well as frying omelets, meat, eggs, and bacon.
- A Guide Product
It is a lightweight product with a good size and also good looking, featuring riveted handles thus making it suitable for high heat ovens (up to 850 degrees) and all that with a lifetime warranty.
- Kitchen Byte
The ceramic coating found on this frying pan creates an amazingly slick cooking surface that will not allow anything to stick to it.
- Review Wind
The round shaped 10” base diameter Copper Chef frying pan can be used in the same way as the square fry pan. The fry pan can withstand heat up to 800 deg F and is totally dishwasher safe.
- Induction Top
A stainless steel induction plate promotes speedy and even cooking. Each pan is heat resistant up to 850 degrees Fahrenheit and is free from potentially harmful materials such as PTFE and PFOA.
- Heavy
With great care and polishing, your Copper Chef skillet will last through many cooking cycles.
- Diligent Chef
With its heavy duty craftsmanship, and since it is made of the highest quality of materials, it can be used on all stove top surfaces.
- Cookware Lab
This pan is easy to use in kitchen because of its unique design. It’s light and covered in a CeramiTech Non-Stick Coating which makes it a great option for cooking in a pinch.
- Reasons To Skip The Housework
This pan is PTFE and PFOA-free, which means that this is perfectly safe to use. Not just that, it comes with a non-stick coating which enables you to cook food without the use of fat and oil.
- Dona's Kitchen
What’s great about this pan is that it comes with a stainless steel induction plate that makes it capable of great heat retention. Whether you are trying to sauté, fry, or simmer food, this pan will allow for seamless and thorough cooking.
- Warm Chef
Copper Chef values the health of their customers. For this reason, they produce only 100-percent safe products. One of these products is the Copper Chef 10-Inch Round Pan with Glass Lid. It is free of PFOA, PTFE, and PFOS, meaning it will not sieve chemicals into your body. The Copper Chef 10” Round Pan also features Ceramic-Tech non-stick coating, which makes it very easy clean.
- Top 10 Best Today
It comes with the size of 10-inches providing more space to work on than the regular ones. And of course, it’s oven safe with heat resistance of up to 850 F.
- BasicReview
The copper chef pan comes with a beautiful glass lid which allows you to keep an eye on your cooking, without losing heat. The tempered glass lid provides faster cooking results by keeping food hot.
- Home Jockey
This 100% dishwasher and oven-safe pan has a hardened glass lid that lets you watch your food cook without any heat loss. Having a lid means faster cooking, and the handle doesn’t overheat.
- Copper Pan Reviews
This is such a multifunctional pan but the main feature is indeed for frying. Some other features are lid and filter for extra protections.
- Domestic Marvels
This pan has a stainless steel lining that is very durable and helps the pan heat up evenly, making it one of my favorites.
- Do You Cook with Me
Comes with lifetime warranty.
- Best Copper Chef Reviews
What experts didn't like
Metal utensils should be avoided with this pan since it can cause abrasions on the non-stick coating
- Food Shark Marfa
The pan seems to lose its non-stick coating pretty fast.
- A Guide Product
It does take some time to heat actually.
- Kitchen Byte
Should be hand washed with a mild detergent and non-abrasive sponge for best results
- Heavy
Bottom of the pan is smaller than the opening.
- Diligent Chef
Some oils and butters are not recommended on the pan.
- Reasons To Skip The Housework
Not deep enough for deep frying.
- Dona's Kitchen
Requires a large storage space
- Warm Chef
Could lose the non-stick quality if mishandled.
- Copper Pan Reviews
It is not really lightweight although the dimension is quite small. Therefore, it is not considered travel-friendly as well.
- Domestic Marvels
Inside bottom of pan is slightly domed, causing foods to slide.
- Do You Cook with Me

From The Manufacturer

Presenting the revolutionary way of cooking delicious, gourmet, healthy and hassle-free food in the 21st century!! Enjoy a Healthier Alternative to Daily Cooking. Fry or cook food with minimal oil, the Copper cookware features an unbelievable non stick ceramic coating, perfect for creating healthier food and preserving taste. The non-stick cerami-tech coating combined with the induction bottom distributes high heat quickly and evenly to the entire cooking surface to perfect steaks, vegetables, omelettes, pancakes and more. The 10 saute pan with glass lid works in ovens as well, sear a steak on the stove top, then bake to desired degree of doneness – all in the same pan. Boost your cooking with more productivity in the kitchen – hassle-free! Better looking and tasting food – every time! Why did we Sell Over 1 Million Pans Already? - Cerami-Tech Non-Stick Cooking Surface - ECO-FRIENDLY MATERIALS-100% PFOS, PTFE and PFOA-free - Gas oven or grills can withstand temperatures up to 850°F - Stainless Steel Induction Plate which Distributes High Heat Quickly - Ergonomically Shaped Metal Handle - Oven Safe - Dishwasher Safe The beautiful glass lid allows you to keep an eye on your cooking, without losing heat. Whether cooking a simple dinner for family or hosting friends, Copper Chef will make cooking a cinch. Mouthwatering, gourmet-style cooking with minimum effort – at your fingertips! So... Why wait?

Overall Product Rankings

1. Copper Chef Square Frying Pan With Lid, 9.5-Inch
Overall Score: 9.3
Expert Reviews: 35
2. Copper Chef Round Frying Pan With Lid, 10-Inch
Overall Score: 9.2
Expert Reviews: 21
3. Copper Chef Round Pan Copper Cookware Set, 9-Piece
Overall Score: 9.1
Expert Reviews: 11
4. BulbHead Red Copper Square Pan Set, 5-Piece
Overall Score: 9.1
Expert Reviews: 32
6. Copper Chef Copper Cookware Set, 5-Piece
Overall Score: 8.8
Expert Reviews: 22
7. Gotham Steel Kitchen Set with Non-Stick Coating, 10-Piece
Overall Score: 8.6
Expert Reviews: 17
8. BulbHead Copper Non-Stick Cookware, 10-Piece
Overall Score: 8.4
Expert Reviews: 44
9. Red Copper Non-Stick Ceramic Copper Pan, 10-Inch
Overall Score: 7.7
Expert Reviews: 7
10. Gotham Steel Nonstick Griddle Pan, 10.5-Inch
Overall Score: 6.6
Expert Reviews: 3

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.

DYWM Fun Fact

Copper’s use in cookware has a long tradition — possibly as long as there has been metal cookware of any type. It was one of the first metals to be worked by human hands, and ancient Mesopotamians were forging it into their utensils and plates as far back as 4500 B.C. Later civilizations liked it so much, they weren’t going to let a little thing like its softness get in the way of martial use. Copper was combined with tin to make bronze, an alloy that was so common in its use for armor and weaponry they named a whole age after it (the Bronze Age, 3300 to 1200 B.C.).

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.