BulbHead Red Copper PFOA-Free Fry Pan, 10-Inch

Last updated date: September 13, 2022

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BulbHead Red Copper PFOA-Free Fry Pan, 10-Inch

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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.

Update as September 27, 2022:
Checkout The Best Copper Pan for a detailed review of all the top copper pans.

Overall Take

In our analysis of 104 expert reviews, the BulbHead Red Copper PFOA-Free Fry Pan, 10-Inch placed 12th when we looked at the top 18 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

This Red Copper copper-infused ceramic 10″ fry pan will be your go-to pan for frying, browning, searing, and more. The stay-cool handle makes it easy to move from stove to table (oven mitt recommended if using Red Copper pan in the oven) and will quickly become your favorite go-to pan. Many brands with non-stick coatings can be unsafe or do not live up to their scratch-resistant promises, but Red Copper ceramic non-scratch coating is free of PFOA and PTFE’s, and will not flake or peel. Red Copper cookware includes a sturdy copper-infused aluminum construction which makes it a reliable addition to your cabinets.

Expert Reviews

Expert Summarized Score

7 expert reviews

User Summarized Score

741 user reviews

What experts liked

This non-stick pan is good for use on the stovetop or in the oven.
- Kitchen Sanity
This pan is all the more scratch-resistant and dishwasher safe. It is also free of any undesirable and dangerous synthetic chemicals such as PFOA, or PTFE.
- Village Bakery
April 12, 2019 | Full review
After only one cooking session, I already like these pans because the claims are true. No sticking even without using any oil, grease, or butter. That means less calories too.
- The Gadgeteer
November 28, 2016 | Full review
Also, with its large size, you can cook healthier meals for the entire family.
- Dona's Kitchen
What’s more is that this product is completely dishwasher safe since it is made with scratch-resistant materials. This is very good news, especially if you don’t like spending a lot of time scraping off food as you clean the dishes.
- Warm Chef
This makes it resistant to heat, scratches, and other common damages. It even has cooking rings made from aluminum which will guarantee that your food will cook evenly.
- Mama Testa Taqueria
August 3, 2018 | Full review
The ceramic coating is the true star in this pan. Not only it creates an even heating surface but also it lets food come out without any hassle. But besides all these, the reason it shines the most is that it lets people cook food with no oil at all. You don’t even have to brush oil or butter to ensure food doesn’t stick. The surface naturally does that for you.
- Copper Pan Hub

What experts didn't like

If you do put it in the dishwasher, you could damage the coating over time.
- Kitchen Sanity
However, when dealing with highly tacky food- such as cheese- you’d better not use high temperatures.
- Village Bakery
April 12, 2019 | Full review
Before using the pans for the first time, they do need to be seasoned.
- The Gadgeteer
November 28, 2016 | Full review
The lid for this pan must be purchased separately
- Dona's Kitchen
The handle doesn’t stay cool to the touch
- Warm Chef
You need to be careful when handling the pan. It's quite heavy.
- Mama Testa Taqueria
August 3, 2018 | Full review
It isn’t a perfect product, to be honest. It also got a drawback like any other thing in this universe. However, in this case, the letdown is that it doesn’t provide induction cooking. Nothing major, but still, it would have been a nice addition.
- Copper Pan Hub

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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.