The Best Copper Cookware

Preview
Farberware 21890 Dishwasher Safe Nonstick Cookware Pots and Pans Set, 15 Piece, Copper recommended by Skillet Director
Calphalon T10 Tri-Ply Copper 10 Piece Set, Brown recommended by Skillet Director
Gotham Steel 1752 Ultimate 15 Piece All in One Chef's Kitchen Set with Non-Stick Ti-Cerama Copper Coating - Includes Skillets, Stock Pots, Deep Fry Basket and Shallow Square Pan recommended by Skillet Director
CONCORD 8 Piece Ceramic Coated -Copper- Cookware 2017 BESTSELLER (Induction Compatible) recommended by Skillet Director
Cuisinart HCTP-8W Hammered Copper Set (8-Piece) recommended by Skillet Director
Title
Farberware 21890 Copper Cookware Pots and Pans Set
Calphalon T10 Tri-Ply Copper 10 Piece Set
Gotham Steel 1752 Ultimate 15 Piece Kitchen Set with Copper Coating
CONCORD 8 Piece Copper Coated Cookware
Cuisinart HCTP-8W Hammered Copper Set
Brand
Farberware
Calphalon
Gotham Steel
Concord Cookware
Cuisinart
Prime Benefits
-
Price
from $43.80
from $169.99
$149.99
$81.80
from $368.41
Preview
Farberware 21890 Dishwasher Safe Nonstick Cookware Pots and Pans Set, 15 Piece, Copper recommended by Skillet Director
Title
Farberware 21890 Copper Cookware Pots and Pans Set
Brand
Farberware
Prime Benefits
Price
from $43.80
Checkout
Preview
Calphalon T10 Tri-Ply Copper 10 Piece Set, Brown recommended by Skillet Director
Title
Calphalon T10 Tri-Ply Copper 10 Piece Set
Brand
Calphalon
Prime Benefits
Price
from $169.99
Checkout
Preview
Gotham Steel 1752 Ultimate 15 Piece All in One Chef's Kitchen Set with Non-Stick Ti-Cerama Copper Coating - Includes Skillets, Stock Pots, Deep Fry Basket and Shallow Square Pan recommended by Skillet Director
Title
Gotham Steel 1752 Ultimate 15 Piece Kitchen Set with Copper Coating
Brand
Gotham Steel
Prime Benefits
Price
$149.99
Checkout
Preview
CONCORD 8 Piece Ceramic Coated -Copper- Cookware 2017 BESTSELLER (Induction Compatible) recommended by Skillet Director
Title
CONCORD 8 Piece Copper Coated Cookware
Brand
Concord Cookware
Prime Benefits
Price
$81.80
Checkout
Preview
Cuisinart HCTP-8W Hammered Copper Set (8-Piece) recommended by Skillet Director
Title
Cuisinart HCTP-8W Hammered Copper Set
Brand
Cuisinart
Prime Benefits
-
Price
from $368.41
Checkout

How to Clean & Polish Mauviel Copper Cookware?

Does the Copper Chef Pan Live Up to Its Bold Infomercial Claims?

Copper Cookware Buyers’ Guide

Is copper cookware safe?

If you use copper cookware the correct way, then you shouldn’t worry about its safety. However, safety is sometimes endangered because of the surface materials that those are made of. When the cookware made of copper is filled with acidic foods, it releases copper coating into the food while cooking. This can be extremely dangerous for humans since it’s toxic. So, if you don’t want to get intoxicated, you should use cookware made of something other than copper to cook acidic food such as tomatoes. Also, the cleaning process might cause a scratched coating seeping into the food. Therefore one should avoid using sharp sponges while cleaning the cookware. The age of the cookware is also of great significance. Cookware with nickel coating is unsafe for cooking food, and most of the old pans are, in fact, coated with nickel. So to ensure safe cooking, ascertain that the copper is covered with stainless steel.

How to clean copper cookware?

There are a number of different liquid mixtures that can be used to clean copper cookware. It is recommended to clean pots with a substance made of lemon juice and salt or baking soda. The mixture should be repeatedly run back and forth on pots with a cloth. As a result of the repeated process of wiping the surface, the dirt starts to come off. The final step is to polish and make the pot squeaky clean with another cloth. One other option is to rub the surface with a mixture of vinegar and salt. Some also suggest to clean pans with ketchup, while that might sound funny, it actually proves to work as some bloggers claim trying it. The natural polish of copper is also preserved by cleaning it with a cloth dipped in vegetable oil.

What can you cook in copper pots?

Copper pots are a great choice for cooking dishes that require a lot of boiling and steaming. Why? Because the copper pots heat up as fast as they cool down. Thus the water starts boiling quickly. Therefore, these pots are perfect for simmering food that takes much time to soften; these can include root crops. Copper pots are also best for steaming since first it has to get the water boiling to cook food in it. As the water heats up quicker, fish and vegetables take less time to cook because of the fast produced steam. Finally, let’s differentiate which dishes are good to cook in copper pots. If you want to prepare mushroom risotto or other sauces, copper pots are what you will need in the first place. They are good for controlling heat, all those kinds of dishes that require changes in heat levels are highly recommended to be cooked in copper pots since lined copper pots have the capacity to distribute heat evenly to avoid over or undercooking some parts of it.

Kitchen tools price updated on 2020-01-19 / Disclaimer: as an Amazon Associate a Skillet Director team earns from qualifying purchases.

Author: Mark Miller

I have graduated The Culinary Institute of America in 2013 and became a chef assistant in one of New York city restaurants. As a talented young cook I began to move up the career ladder – just a few years later I'm worked as a chef in the most prestigious restaurants. Early in my career, I attended many workshops and seminars in Europe and the United States. The training took place at Michelin 3*-4* restaurants and cooking schools.