Copper Chef Round Pan Copper Cookware Set, 9-Piece

Last updated date: May 16, 2020

DWYM Score
9.1

Copper Chef Round Pan Copper Cookware Set, 9-Piece

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Overall Take

Kitchen completists will love the Copper Chef Round Pan Copper Cookware Set, 9-Piece, which includes a steamer insert and other handy accessories. All pieces have a nonstick surface that is heat-resistant up to 850 degrees. Stainless steel bases ensure they will work on induction stoves, and all pots and pans are dishwasher-safe. In our analysis of 212 expert reviews, the Copper Chef Copper Chef Round Pan Copper Cookware Set, 9-Piece placed 3rd 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
9.3
11 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
8.8
486 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
The stainless steel induction plate ensures that the pan or pot receives even heat distribution for proper cooking or frying to take place.
- Healthy Ceramic Cookware
The pans are free and safe from PTFE and PFOA.
- Cooky Mommy
Heat proof up to temperatures of 850'F
- Kitchen Apparatus
Because of the size selection, this cookware set is perfect for large families and contains all the basic cookware to put together a wholesome meal.
- Kitchen Gear Zone
All the items come with the Cerami-Tech non-stick outer coating for users’ convenience. You can use them for cooking on all stovetops.
- Cookware Ninja
Easy cleanup- just wipe down and put away!
- Cozzy
Whether you have gas, electric, ceramic or induction these pans are safe to use on all stovetops. They include a stainless steel base to ensure they work on induction stoves.
- The Equipped Cook
Cooking with Copper Chef is effortless. The double top layer is made of ceramic which gives it a non-stick quality. You can cook healthier meals, like sauteing onions, simmering a sauce, steaming vegetables, frying steak, or slow-cooking a casserole on the Cerami-tech surface without having to add any butter or oil.
- Morning Chores
It balances small and big pots.
- Serene Prime
Not only does this set comes with all the expected pans and lids, but it also includes accessories, such as a steamer insert and a frying basket that delivers results as good as the deep square pan but at a smaller scale.
- Home Design X
This set is enough for a complete kitchen, so get this if you want to fully convert.
- Pan Handler
What experts didn't like
The pans are not good to use on top of glass top stoves.
- Cooky Mommy
Nonstick coating may peel off after years of regular use.
- Kitchen Apparatus
Not dishwasher friendly.
- Kitchen Gear Zone
Lack of regular maintenance cause scratches and food sticking.
- Cookware Ninja
Pieces need seasoning.
- Cozzy
Some of the pots may be too big for induction stoves.
- Morning Chores
Pans not that thick.
- Serene Prime
While the pans in this set are advertised as scratch resistant, they do scratch easily if you’re using metal utensils so try to use only silicone and wood if you can.
- Home Design X

From The Manufacturer

Copper Chef 9 –Pc. Cookware Set - As Seen on TV Collection Our best-selling Copper Pots and Pans Set is a must-have for at-home chefs of all cooking levels. The multi-purpose set features 9 Copper Chef pans to fulfill virtually all of your cookware needs— all pans come in our signature rustic red copper color and are an attractive complement to any kitchen. Plus, you get our premium mesh fry basket and steamer / roast accessories. Turn your Copper Chef pan into a stovetop deep fryer or make a delicious pork roast. You can ever steam healthy fish! Many reviews from Copper Chef customers say their favorite homemade recipes are faster, easier, and even more delicious than they thought possible. And we hope you do, too!

Overall Product Rankings

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

DWYM 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.