Copper Chef Round Pan, 2 Pack

Last updated date: October 25, 2019

DWYM Score
8.1

Copper Chef Round Pan, 2 Pack

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Overall Take

In our analysis of 104 expert reviews, the Copper Chef Copper Chef Round Pan, 2 Pack placed 13th when we looked at the top 14 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

Editor's Note May 19, 2020:
Checkout The Best Copper Pan for a detailed review of all the top copper pans.

Expert Summarized Score
9.2
6 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
7.8
707 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
The round pans can also resist heat up to 850 degrees F and they are dishwasher safe, too. Since these pans are free of PFOA and PTFE, you can cook healthy food and eat with your family.
- Healthy Ceramic Cookware
February 17, 2019 | Full review
Both fry pans feature the exclusive Copper Chef CeramiTech Non-Stick Coating that provides one of the slickest non-stick surfaces that which you will not need to use oil or a cooking spray to keep your food from sticking to it.
- Review Wind
The presence of a comfortably designed handle for a comfortable and superior grip. These utensils are 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 pan does not require much oil or butter to be cooked because it has a non- stick coating on it.
- Village Bakery
April 12, 2019 | Full review
Heat resistant up to 850 degrees Fahrenheit and completely from any harmful chemicals that might get into your food, you can cook whatever you want with these pans.
- Copper Pan Hub
Affordable cookware set.
- Hub Names
September 8, 2019 | Full review
These pans are equipped with all the standard Copper Chef features: hard anodized aluminum construction, ceramic nonstick coating free of PFOA and PTFE, and an aluminum handle that remains cool on the stovetop.
- Alice's Kitchen
May 15, 2019 | Full review
What experts didn't like
It doesn’t come with a lid.
- Copper Pan Hub
No glass lids
- Hub Names
September 8, 2019 | Full review

From The Manufacturer

Now you can grill, roast, fry, saute & bake— all in one pan! CopperChef 360 is the nonstick pan that replaces most of your kitchen utensils. Made of the highest quality, heavy-duty craftsmanship, your Copper Chef pan cooks on all stovetop surfaces. Heat resistant up to 850° degrees so you can take it right from stovetop to oven. Copper Chef’s state-of-the art CeramiTech, non-stick coating is leading the way in the new generation of healthy, non-stick technology. Your food will never stick to the pan! So you can cook without added fats or oils. Copper Chef is completely chemical-free so it won’t chip, peel, or flake into your food. Because there’s little to no residue left behind, clean-up is a breeze. No wasted time soaking and scrubbing. Your beautiful reddish Copper Chef pan is dishwasher safe! Perfect for any stove top surface—electric, gas, glass ceramic, and induction— the copper chef does it all!

Overall Product Rankings

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1. Copper Chef Round Fry Pan, 8-Inch
Overall Score: 9.5
Expert Reviews: 1
Home Hero Nonstick Ceramic Copper Frying Pan, 8-Inch
2. Home Hero Nonstick Ceramic Copper Frying Pan, 8-Inch
Overall Score: 9.4
Expert Reviews: 1
BulbHead Square Pan 5 Piece Set
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Overall Score: 8.7
Expert Reviews: 18
Copper Chef Square Fry Pan Set, 5-Piece
5. Copper Chef Square Fry Pan Set, 5-Piece
Overall Score: 8.4
Expert Reviews: 6
Copper Chef Round Pan, 3 Pack
8. Copper Chef Round Pan, 3 Pack
Overall Score: 8.3
Expert Reviews: 8
Almond Frying Pan With Lid
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Overall Score: 8.3
Expert Reviews: 9
Red Copper 10″ Fry Pan
10. Red Copper 10″ Fry Pan
Overall Score: 8.3
Expert Reviews: 7
Copper Chef Round Frying Pan With Lid
11. Copper Chef Round Frying Pan With Lid
Overall Score: 8.3
Expert Reviews: 19
Copper Chef Square Frying Pan With Lid
12. Copper Chef Square Frying Pan With Lid
Overall Score: 8.2
Expert Reviews: 20
Copper Chef Round Pan, 2 Pack
13. Copper Chef Round Pan, 2 Pack
Overall Score: 8.1
Expert Reviews: 6
COOKSMARK 12″ Nonstick Frying Pan
14. COOKSMARK 12″ Nonstick Frying Pan
Overall Score: 7.8
Expert Reviews: 2

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.

DWYM Fun Fact

Copper creates incredible pots and pans, but it has dozens more industrial and household uses. It’s used to protect buildings from lightning — copper conductors channel lightning safely to the ground. It’s also very resistant to corrosion, and it’s used to create canisters that store nuclear waste. Copper is also very useful for medical tools: copper coatings on scalpels can conduct electricity to heat the blade, creating a self-cauterizing surgical tool. The Statue of Liberty is made from more than 80 tons of copper. Her copper construction helped her survive the long journey from France to the U.S., and it helps her resist corrosion from the salty North Atlantic Ocean.

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-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.