Before you buy copper chef, here some layer you should to know. Each vessel or utensil consists of five different layers:
- Base layer of induction:
The most external layer is seen overlapping approximately eighty percent of the Copper Chef’s bottom surface which helps in heating up of the vessel faster and thus assisting in cooking up meals faster on any cooktop, whether it is gas, electric or induction. The heating element is one of the most unique selling proposition of these cookware series.
- External layer:
Enables to retain the heat induced by the cooktop and help it to spread evenly around the vessel and helping the food to cook properly without heat spots and avoiding erosion and early chipping of the vessels and utensils of the cookware.
- Core of aluminum:
The aluminum core ensures that the heat is retained inside the vessel and utensil and eliminating the heat to escape from the cookware and hence helping in deriving tasty and fat free dishes by using minimal oil, butter or any other grease or vegetable oil.
- Base or bottom layer:
The base or bottom layer is formed out of stainless steel and non-stick coating which helps in heat absorption from any cooktop and helps in baking, broiling, braising and cooking through a wok.
The base of the Copper Chef is made out of stainless steel which is the actual raw material which assists in faster cooking and retaining hot food inside the wok or pan unless it is taken out of the vessel or utensil.
- Top layer with double coating:
This layer ensures the pan, wok or vessel to remain non-stick and prevents food from sticking around the pan and thus help in eliminating the hassle of cleaning the cookware and thus prevent the vessel from chipping off from its coating and scratching of the vessel hence.
These are the layers and coverings which help in retaining heat in the vessel and assist in cooking and preparation of tasty dishes on any cooktop whether on gas, electric or induction and help in retaining warmth of the food and keeping the food healthy with minimum oil, butter or grease.
As also, the tempered glass lids help in retaining the warmth and freshness of the food, assistant handles help in avoiding burns on the hands and make it a healthy experience overall.
Copper Chef XL Review
This is the largest pan offered by Copper Chef which is approximately sixty percent larger than an average or ordinary Teflon coated non-stick pan. These pans are ceramic coated hence, ‘Cerami-Tech’ and non-sticky.
This one pan is capable of cooking stock, rice, baking, frying, wok, and roasting hence, eliminating a specialized pan for each function.
This pan enables cooking without any extra butter or excessive oil or vegetable oil for a whole family. Even an average sized full turkey or chicken can be roasted in the pan.
PTFE and PFOA free
Heat resistant up to 850 degrees Fahrenheit
Cerami- Tech Non-stick outer coating
Riveted Handles for extra secured grip
Stainless steel induction plate for even distribution of heat
Heavy duty S-layer construction
Works on all stove or cook tops, gas, electric, ceramic and induction
Can be operated in dormitories, small apartments, ships and so on
10 degrees at a time functionality for precise cooking with adjustable time and temperature
Warming or heating feature keeps the meals warm until the lid is opened
The Copper Chef pan is an aluminum based pan with cooper colored cerami- tech coating with a non-stick feature for easy cooking and does not require polishing like other copper utensils.
The pan needs to be cleaned with mild soap or detergent with a sponge or to be dealt in with a dishwasher.
- Capacity to tolerate temperatures up to 850 degrees Fahreinheit
- PFOA and PTFE free non- stick coating of the wok and vessels
- Specialized induction cooktop provided along with the wok, helps in even spread of heat and enables faster preparation of food.
- Can be used on all cooktops, that is gas, electric and even induction
- Refund or money back policies is of sixty days
- Prices of the wok or the combos are quite competitive and reasonable
- Chipping off of the non-stick plating. Scratches occurring in the vessels along with food particles sticking to the base of the utensil, creating hassles for cleaning the vessels and maintaining the quality of them.
- Water heats the fastest as compared to that of vegetables and meat
- Customer services lags behind
- Long shipping times and no immediate delivery
Copper Chef Square Fry Pan Reviews
The Copper Chef square fry pan is a deep copper finished pan and has acooking surface of about 9”, which is adequate enough for cooking up an average sized small chicken in it.
It has a stainless steel bottom for induction cooking along with a main handle and two other helper handles, one on each side.
The pan is copper infused with a Cerami- Tech coating and a non-stick feature and can hold up to heat of 850 degrees.
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Copper Chef provides a lifetime guarantee and a refund policy for its utensils or the cookware.
Copper Chef fry pans have been found to be sticky despite of claiming to be non-stick, the pans have also been fund to be chipped and scratched making the pans more sticky. But these pans like any other pans and cookware, need to be handled more carefully.
- Even heating of the pan, eliminating heat spots on specific areas of the pan and faster cooking of food.
- Light in weight pans
- The pan size is enough or sufficient to cook food
- Good quality lid
- Hassles in cleaning the vessel
- Food is found to be stuck to the pan after using the vessel for sometime
- Heating of the pan consumes time considerably
- Inability in usage of metallic vessels or utensils
- Surface of the bottom is not flat
Copper Chef Round Pan
The round pan comes in sizes of 8”, 10” and 12” with the non- stick feature and cerami- tech element which makes the pans non- sticky and highly durable for use.
These pans also can withhold heat up to 850 degrees and can work on all stove tops, namely gas, electric, ceramic and induction.
These pans are recommended to be washed first with a mild soap or detergent such that hot spots are avoided and the pan’s durability is retained along with the tasty meal.
The food tentatively cooks faster in the Copper Chef pans than in the normal pans due to its stainless steel induction base at the bottom which helps in cooking at 10 degrees at a time, hence, retaining the warmth and heat inside the vessel during cooking.
These pans come along with lids made up of tempered glass and a combo of three pans can cost up to $59.99.
- Non-stick coating with the cerami-tech facility
- Induction plate base made out of stainless steel
- Hassle free cleaning for a non-stick surface
- Efficient cooking even in low heat
- A dishwasher friendly product
- Chipping off of the non-stick coating, while the food particles getting stuck on to the pan
- Low quality tempered glass lid
- Exterior copper color fades away fast after usage and wash
- Scratches off easily
- The pan’s depth is not adequate or as per the mentioned standards
The Copper Chef Set
The entire set claims to reduce the cooking time to half as compared to that of the traditional cookware and one pan is equivalent to six traditional pans and requires very less oil, butter or grease for cooking.
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The entire set consists of copper infused cookware or utensils which is oven friendly and can tolerate p to 450 degrees Fahrenheit of oven temperature and 850 degrees Fahrenheit of a standard cooktop whether gas, electric or induction.
- The package contains of five pieces of the copper infused cookware, which is useful for different types of cooking namely baking, boiling, wok, steaming, frying or roasting.
- A versatile cooking set or cookware combo
- Large size helps to cook in larger to family size meals of restaurant quality with less oil, butter or grease.
- A set of five to seven pans with tempered glass lids, baking trays, and fryer at only $59.99
- The extra-large and huge size of the pans and woks requires a suitable and adequate induction cook top which should be approximately 20” wide for an 11” pan and a 12’’ wok to cook properly.
- Additional care required while cleaning the cookware in the dishwasher.
The Copper Chef Sets 2
- All utensils can be used on all kinds of cook tops including that of electric based, gas based or even on an induction cook top, and can evenly boil, broil, braise, and bake on the cooktops.
- Coating or layer protection of non- stick on the utensils helps in avoiding mess on the vessels after cooking. And dishwasher-friendly feature creates hassle free cleaning of all utensils.
- Recipe booklet helps in choosing from an array of dishes that can be cooked with the help of the cookware.
- Chipping of non-stick surface within a few weeks of usage.
- Despite of the non-stick coating, food is found sticking to the vessels.
The Copper Chef Wok
The Copper Chef Wok, is a perfect and professional quality cookware which enables in creating sauces, soups, pasta preparations or even fried rice of restaurant quality, saving money and time of individuals and making the food more healthier than the platter served in the hotel or the restaurant or the fine dine cafes.
The wok has a surface as large as that of six quarts, which enables ingredients like rice and pastas to cook differently to build up a family meal and eliminating heat spots in the vessel and enabling even distribution of heat to the vessel without the ingredients sticking to the vessel.
- Capacitated at approximate six quarts, which is large enough for cooking or building a huge family size meal at once without any hassle or hurdle.
- Look of the wok or vessel is such that, after the meal has been cooked or prepared, the food is not needed to be transferred to another casserole or bowl and can straight be served on to the plate from the same vessel from the dining table.
- Wok or vessel size is deep enough to help in avoiding kitchen accidents like scars or burns.
- The stainless steel induction base enables a three hundred and sixty degree heating and cooking capacity for even and efficient cooking experiences as also helping in eliminating heat spots hence.
- The large size brings in the risk of storage, early chipping off, scratches or even sticking up of food ingredients to the wok while cooking or preparing food or meals.
Red Copper Versus Copper Chef
Red Copper is yet another brand of cookware in the league, creating competition for Copper Chef series from its features and factors.
Red copper Pan:
Red copper pan is made up of ceramic and infused tough copper and can capacitate tolerance up to 500 degrees Fahrenheit which enables one to flambe, shallow fry, broil, stir fry and whip ingredients to create healthy and tasty recipes.
This cookware also includes excellent coating of non- stick which enables hassle free cleaning of the vessels or utensils manufactured and produced by Red Copper.
Red Copper Square Pan:
The red copper square pan consist of a coating consisting of a combination of ceramic fused in with tougher copper which helps flambe, broiling, shallow frying, whipping and stir frying smoothly and avoids the ingredients or food particles to stick to the pan or the vessel.
The pans also consist of a rivet styled handle which help in avoiding burns or scars due to heat.
- Large size of the square shaped pan can accommodate more ingredients and can cook up to a family sized meal without spilling food articles on the cook top or the cooking counter.
- High quality non-stick layering helps in easy maintenance of the cookware and avoids the food ingredients or particles to stick to the vessel or the utensil.
- Hassle free cleaning by avoiding scrubbing, textured cleaning material or sponge pads for cleansing the cookware and hence easy maintenance of the cookware.
- Designed uniquely such that the pan can be also presented as a serving dish and food can be served directly on to the dining plate rather than transferring it to a yet another bowl or casserole to be presented on the table.
- Versatile usages for baking, frying, as well as roasting on a daily basis with hassle free maintenance.
- As compared to the copper chef, these pans do not come with any lids let alone of tempered glass.
- Also these pans lack size variability like those compared to copper chef which provide pans in sizes of 11”, 9”, 7” and so on.
Red Copper Round Pans
These pans also come with ceramic coating infused with copper with the non- stick feature such that food is cooked without any hassle of sticking of food particles over the pan and recipes are prepared with less oil, butter or grease.
These pans come in variants of 10” and 12” only as compared to 11”, 9” and 7” variants of copper chef.
- High durability, damage resistance, and layering of non-stick creates a hassle free cookware range for cooking and preparing recipes in a healthy format.
- Hassle free cleaning of pans without scrubbing or soaking the pans.
- Familiar shape and size of pans which enable easy cooking and preparation of recipes in a healthy and tasty manner.
- Designed in such a manner that it can be used as a serving pot on the dining table or even a pan to be kept as a piece on the sideboard.
- Variability in sizes of 10” and 12” round pans and hence easy storage under any storage capacities.
- Functions in a multiple ways such as for baking, whipping, stir frying, shallow frying as well as broiling.
- Does not include lids of tempered glass or any other material and hence the risk of maintaining the food hot till consumption.
- The base does not consist of stainless steel coating, and hence does not support induction cook tops.
- Such pans also have a risk of having heat spots and uneven cooking of recipes or dishes.
Red Copper Flip-Wich
This revolutionary product was developed for making sandwiches and helping parents in packing lunches for their kids for schools or trips.
This product is a metallic pan in which the contents of the sandwich and bread need to be placed and the container be closed and placed on the stove for making sandwiches in an easy and faster way.
This product more or else resembles a manual toaster wherein the sandwiches are cooked inside a metallic container placed on a gas or electric stove or cook top.
- Makes sandwich making easier and healthier with lesser usage of oil, butter or grease.
- The flip-wich is non-stick and hence avoids ingredients and sandwich sauces to stick to it and hence promotes easy cleaning of the apparatus and eliminates all such hassle.
- Very easy usage as to just spreading of the bread and stuffing and setting up on the stove to get café quality sandwiches at home.
- The unique technology of locking preserves the taste of the breads and the stuffing inside, delivering sandwiches in its original or natural taste and avoiding drying of the sandwich.
- All kinds of breads or flat breads can accommodate inside the flip-wich, such that variety can be consumed even at home without any hassle.
- The opaque sides obstruct the vision of the sandwiches getting cooked, therefore an idea is to be made whether the sandwiches getting cooked or not inside the solid vessel or container.
- The size of the apparatus is so small, such that only one sandwich can get cooked at a particular time.
The Red Copper Travel Mug
This is a revolutionary travel mug which also does the role of a portable flask, and is handy and hence people tend to prefer a travel mug rather than bottles or large flasks to avoid the risk of leaking.
The Red copper travel mug has been recorded to maintain cold beverages cold up to twelve hours and hot beverages hot up to eight hours along with a lock technology avoiding drips and leaks from the mug.
- This mug is designed in such a manner that it easily cannot topple over any surface and hence cannot leak or drip under any such circumstance as compared to that of copper chef.
- The lock technology of the lid of the mug enables not only to avoid spills, drips and leaks, but also retains the flavor of the beverage in its natural form and does not make it fermented for the said hours in case of twelve hours and eight hours.
- The drink is preserved in cold format for almost 12 hours and hot for almost eight hours before the drink starts to gain its natural temperature afterwards.
- A pleasing design which can be a home or office collectible.
- The outer surface of the mug heats up a little while storing hot or warm drinks, making it difficult to hold or carry.
Gotham Steel Frying Pan
The Gotham steel frying pans come in a standard and average size of 9.5” which are non-stick and highly durable. The handles also do not conduct heat and hence eliminate the risk of burns or scars in the kitchen or other such related kitchen accidents.
These frying pans come with a technology of “Ti- Cerama”, which enables the pans to avoid get scratched and chipped off its layer while cooking or serving through sharp edged spatulas, forks or knives or chisels.
- Size and aesthetic design make it easy to maintain and store
- Handle of the pan does not conduct heat and hence eliminates the risk of burns or scars caused due to heat.
- The unique “Ti-Cerama” technology is a combination of titanium and ceramic which are normally used in hair straighteners to help in avoiding sticking of food particles or ingredients on the pan or vessel while cooking or serving the meal.
- The pan is appropriate for daily usage as the coating and surfaces do not wear off easily
- A lid is not included with the pan and as such, the risk of the food remaining warm in the pan until it is served on to the plate for dining.
- The pan unlike that of copper chef are not compatible with that of induction cook tops
Gotham Steel Square Pan
- A large and huge sized pan, which is otherwise useful for cooking large and family size meals.
- Functionalities include that of steaming, warming and boiling.
- As also gaining an advantage of helping home bakers bake cakes or pastries on a non-stick surface, without ruining the titanium-ceramic coating over the pan.
- The other accessories include a fryer basket, a steamer tray, as well as a tempered glass lid for maintaining the warmth of the food prepared.
- Its large dimensional size, makes it difficult for storage in any place.
Gotham Steel XL
- The pot is non-stick and hence eliminates the risk of the ingredients or food particles getting stuck on the surfaces of the vessel or pot.
- There is no need of extra pots or pans for cooking a full- fledged family sized meal, as this extra large pot is sufficient for cooking or preparing the entire meal
- Capacity of high temperatures enables the pot to get inside an oven and enable a pot roast chicken or turkey without ruining the taste of the bird flesh.
- The unique design of the pot also enables it to be a serving pot, hence eliminating the trouble of transferring it to another utensil for serving it at the table for dining.
- The accessories include a fryer basket, a steaming rack along with a tempered glass lid for keeping the food warm till served on to the plate for dining.
- Its large size, makes it difficult for storage inside cabinets or storage modules
Gotham Steel Pasta pot
- Easy to handle as the handles of the pot do not conduct heat and hence risk of burns and scars are eliminated.
- The sides of the pot’s lid are perforated, enabling the water of the pasta to be strained easily, eliminating the need of an additional strainer for the same.
- Eliminates the need of additional oil, butter or grease due to high conduction of heat capacity of the pot.
- The design of the pot enables it to serve the pasta in the pot itself on the table for dining.
- The pot, unlike its name also allows to boil, blanche and prepare other meals as well.
- Can capacitate up to only quarts of four to five.
- Cannot function on an induction cook top and can perform only on gas or electric cook tops for preparing meals.
Gotham 10 Piece Set
- The versatile kitchen set enable the preparation of recipes and meals of all kinds.
- The revolutionary technology of the infusion of titanium and ceramic with a non-stick surface enhances the durability of the vessels.
- All the vessels can also be used as serving platters, eliminating the hassle of transferring the meal on to another vessel or platter for serving on the table.
- Reasonable and affordable pricing than the individual pan sets.
- Although, it is a set of ten pieces, and the vessels come in different sizes, the combo does lack variety and curbs the versatility in cooking through vessels.
- As also the combo lacks accessories like that of spatulas.