Recently I took a close inventory of the pans in my kitchen and realized that I still had more than my fair share of old, yucky frying pans, skillets, and kettles without lids. I did a bold thing and got rid of most of them, and now I think the only way to go is to replace at least some of them with copper pans.
Cooking with copper is a new experience for many of us. According to our friends at Gourmet-Web.com, copper conducts heat better than any of the other materials used in cookware. It’s five times better than iron at conducting heat, and 20 times better than stainless steel. Temperature is quickly and accurately dispersed throughout the pan, making burning and scorching a thing of the past.
And here’s another interesting tidbit, especially these days when it seems there are so many food-related recalls happening; germs and bacteria cannot survive on copper!
Here’s a few of the copper additions that have made it to my wishlist:
VonShef 4 in 1 Divided Copper Skillet Breakfast Grill
Imagine walking downstairs to a house full of guests and knowing that cooking breakfast won’t be a headache. With four unique compartments, including one that has ridges for grilling, cooking will be a breeze. You will be able to fry bacon, cook your eggs, crisp up the hash browns, all at the same time. Impressive!
The copper interior makes cooking and clean-up incredibly simple. There is a double layer with non-stick coating, so you will not have to use much if any, oil or butter.
You will also enjoy the heat-resistant handles that are soft to the touch. Just wash with hot, soapy water, and you are good to go!
Original Copper 11″ Square Griddle Pan
If you like to focus on one thing at a time, this griddle pan is perfect. With non-stick coating, nothing you cook should stick to the pan. The durable ceramic won’t chip or scratch with any cooking utensils.
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If you want to fry a big batch of bacon or cook perfect, fluffy pancakes, you can’t go wrong with this griddle pan. You will also enjoy washing the pan– throw it in the dishwasher and hit start!
Michelangelo 5 qt Copper Saute Pan w/ Helper Handle
If you are cooking a large meal, you need this five-quart pan with a heat-resistant glass lid. With a ceramic and titanium dual-layer interior, you’ll want to cook up a storm any holiday season, and year-round! The interior is also scratch resistant, so you can use minimum oil or butter when cooking over medium heat.
The copper pan and lid are crafted from professional grade aluminum alloy and are the perfect additions to your kitchen. The pan heats quickly and evenly; there will be no hot spots for uneven cooking. With a long handle and a bonus helper handle, you will have no problem maneuvering the pan around the kitchen as needed.
The pan is non-toxic and suitable for just about every stovetop type from glass to gas to induction. Though you should hand wash, you can throw this in the dishwasher if you are in a hurry.
Viking Culinary Stainless Steel Copper Wok Style Pan
If you want to change things up a bit, this wok is just the ticket. The multi-layered pan provides excellent distribution of heat. The included vented tempered glass lid lets you see the progress of your meal while maintaining moisture.
The handles stay cool so you won’t accidentally be burning your hands, as the pan is safe up to 500 degrees Fahrenheit.
Copper Chef Non-Stick 3 Pack in 8″, 10″, and 12″
This three piece set is all you need to saute or fry at home. You will get a small, medium, and large frying pan. Cook your meat and saute all your veggies at the same time! With a stainless steel induction plate, the pans heat quickly and evenly and leave no hot spots. You can even put these pans in the oven!
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There is a non-stick ceramic coating that means less oil and butter and easy cleanup. There is no residue left behind. The pans are also dishwasher safe. These hard-anodized pans are perfect for any task you have and will last.
Non-Stick Ceramic Copper 12″ Frying Pan
If you need a large frying pan, this twelve-inch copper pan is what you’ve been looking for in your kitchen. You will cook delicious food that doesn’t stick wherever you cook, your gas, induction, or electric stovetop or even your grill!
You can cook without worry with this non-toxic pan. Food is cooked evenly on this thick, three-millimeter pan. The included tempered, glass lid lets you monitor the food during cooking.
Potella Deep Square 9.5″ Non-Stick Copper Pan
This copper pan is the pan to replace all pans. But seriously, this incredible pan has so many functions. This pan is a roasting pan, rice cooker, steamer, stock pot, wok, and saucepan all in one! If you want to boil, saute, steam, bake, braise, or fry, this pan can do it.
The non-stick ceramic surface makes cooking and cleaning simple. It is oven safe up to 800 degrees and is dishwasher safe. With five layers to quality materials, this pan will last and cook evenly for years.
Deluxe Copper Crisper Nonstick Oven Air Fryer
If you like the crispness of fried food but don’t like the calories from deep frying things, this oven crisper is a must-have. The ceramic tray and basket replace the deep fryer and give you crispy and delicious food without the added oil.
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The pan is simple to use; you will not have to flip your food during cooking because air can circulate the food for even cooking and crisping. The mesh basket and pan can be used separately, as well, if you need an extra pan. Since it’s manufactured from high-quality materials, this sturdy set will last.
Whatever you plan on cooking, these pans will get the job done. Order one, or all eight, now and thank yourself later. And if you’re on a roll, and want to check out other delightful kitchen gadgets, breeze through our review of 9 swanky small kitchen appliances.
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