Chefs prefer copper cookware because it is durable and it has amazing characteristics. Copper is an excellent heat conductor for cooking, and the copper provides an even distribution of heat, which allows dishes to be cooked by using less energy.
Copper cookware is typically slightly more expensive than other types of cookware. However, a good set of copper cookware can last you a lifetime. This review of the Copper Chef will help you determine if this brand of cookware will be suitable for your needs.
Intro to the Copper Chef
Copper Chef is a cooking system from Fusion Brands and sold by Tri-Star Products. The cookware system is boasted as being able to replace six pans as well as to cook food in half the normal time. Copper Chef is sold as a high quality, 6-in-1, no cleanup and non-stick pan and endorsed by Eric Theiss.
The square copper infused pan works as a wok, skillet, steamer, baking dish, roasting pot, and rice cooker. The Copper Chef square pan is coated with a ceramic that is copper infused, can heat up to 850 degrees and it can be used in the oven or on the stove.
Nonstick & Easy to Clean Surface
One of the best features of Copper Chef is that it is made with Cerami-Tech, which is said to be a new generation of healthier ceramic. The Cerami-Tech coating makes the Copper Chef non-stick and easier to clean.
The Ceramic coating is also infused with copper, which allows the Copper Chef to heat evenly without hot spots and the evenly distributed heat allows you to cook food in half of the time it would usually take.
Copper Chef is considered to be a 6-in-1 type of cookware, in that you only need one pan to do the majority of your cooking.
The bottom of the pan has a round stainless steel induction plate, which allows you to use the pan on electric, gas, ceramic and induction surfaces as well as in the oven. The Cerami-Tech non-stick technology allows you to cook without the use of butter or oil and it is free of PFOAs or PTFEs.
The pan, although it is not made entirely of copper, is infused with copper, which allows the pan to handle heat up to 850 degrees. The 6-in-1 feature means it replaces up to 6 other types of cookware. The Copper Chef is also dishwasher safe.
Other Features of the Copper Chef
The Copper Chef set includes a deep square pan, glass lid, fry basket and steamer rack. The Copper Chef cookware comes with a 60-day warranty. However, you are responsible for the shipping fees if you are satisfied and want to return the Copper Chef. Other features include:
- Riveted handles
- 5-layer construction
- Holds a volume of 4.5 quarts
- Dishwasher safe
- Comes with a recipe book that contains 25 dishes
Overall, the Copper Chef can withstand high heat and can be used on either the stovetop or in the oven. The handle is hollow, which allows the handle to cool faster than the rest of the pan.
Some pots with hollow handles advertise the ability to lift a pan with a hollow handle without an oven mitt; however, it is highly recommended that you use an oven mitt or pot holder when handling the Copper Chef.
The name “Copper Chef” implies that the cookware is made of primarily copper; however, the pan is only copper infused ceramic, with a copper color, so it is not made from pure copper. The Copper Chef is slightly more expensive than pans in a similar style and design, however, it does provide evenly distributed heat and more evenly cooked dishes.