Copper Chef Square Fry Pan Reviews – Buyers Guide & Reviews
Copper chef Square Fry Pan review: A veritable and efficient cookware for your kitchen
Copper Chef Square fry pan is one of the products sold by Fusion Life Brands. Fusion Life Brands belongs to Tristar Products, Inc. which is a popular and reputed name in the direct response industry. The company has quite an extensive line of As Seen on TV products with a majority of them being well established and famous among consumers. The company’s brands are being marketed in over 100 countries. Based in New Jersey, the company’s sole target is achieving 100% satisfaction.
The Copper Chef Square Pan belongs to the Copper Chef pan series of Fusion Life Brands. It is a revolutionary square shaped non-stick frying pan that helps to make delicious meals in an easy, quick and healthy way. With cerami Tech non-stick technology that is present in all Copper Chef pans, the square pan with induction plate is ideal for providing superior and even heat every time you cook food. The pan is available with a lid made from tempered glass.
Main features of Copper Chef Square fry pan
Copper Chef As Seen on TV square shaped fry pan is 9.5 inches in diameter. It provides great cooking versatility allowing you to use it as a steamer, wok, baking dish, steamer, rice cooker and roasting pan. Here are the outstanding features of the pan:
Dimensions and weight
The Copper Chef square pan has dimensions that include 17 inches x 9.5 inches x3 inches and it weighs 1.8 pounds. The capacity of the square pan is 4.5 quart.
Superior construction features
The square pan construction consists of 5 layers that include:
- A top coating of double layered ceramic that is free of PTFE and PFOA
- Ceramic non-stick base coating
- Core made of aluminium
- Exterior coating that can withstand high temperature
- Induction base made of stainless steel
The induction base helps to conduct heat fast, retain it for longer span and spread it more evenly. The ceramic surface helps to avoid food from sticking without the aid of any added butter, oil or grease.
The lid made of tempered glass allows you to oversee the cooking process without having to remove the lid and letting moisture or heat escape. This ensures faster and better cooking.
The riveted handles namely the stainless steel long stick handle and helper handle make it convenient to carry the cookware from the cooktop to the table without worrying about the pan slipping.
Convenient and efficient cooking
The square pan can be used in all types of stove tops including induction stoves. It has high temperature resistance of about 850 degrees Fahrenheit making it safe to use in oven too. The design of the pan with its five layer construction ensures food gets cooked fast and evenly which retains the healthy nutrients in it.
The square shape allows 25% more space for cooking when compared to the conventional round non-stick frying pans. The sides of the pan are extra deep and with a diameter of 9.5 inches, the pan can hold more than 4 litres easily. Thus, the pan can be used to cook for an entire family in a single batch without having to cook in multiple batches.
Cleaning the pan is also a breeze, as it is dishwasher safe and further the non-stick ensures food does not stick to the pan making cleaning simple and quick.
Pros of Copper Chef Square Pan
- Light in weight
- Can be used on any type of cooktop
- Free of toxic PTFE and PFOA
- Price is inexpensive
Cons of Copper Chef Square Pan
- Size is not as large as expected
- Bottom surface has hotspots and heats unevenly
- Centre of pan is raised resulting in food moving to the sides and not getting cooked properly
Customers who have used the Copper Chef Square pan find that it is a good multipurpose cookware that works effectively as baking dish, wok, stock pot and frying pan. Its capability of performing well on any type of cooktop is another feature that customers like about the frying pan.
However a few customers mention that the non-stick pan did not work as expected as food stuck to the pan making it difficult to clean. The non-stick coating is very thin resulting in easy scratch formation even if the instructions were followed properly.
The non-stick works only for a few weeks beyond which all foods stick even when you add oil. A few customers mention that the customer service offered is not good as there is no response to refund of money or replacement of pan when the service was approached. The handle made of stainless steel gets really hot making it difficult to grip.
Copper Chef square pan is made of robust aluminium core and a good quality non-stick surface. The deep square construction provides more space for cooking making it convenient to cook for the whole family. The inexpensive price and cooking convenience certainly tip the scales in its favour. But there are other similar non-stick pans that you can easily buy around this range.
And in cooking projects that need food to stick together such as in cooking certain type of egg recipes the pan is not an ideal choice. The non-stick coating loses its effectiveness after sometime which can be avoided by taking the proper precautions while cleaning it and by not using metal utensils on the pan. Further contrary to what the infomercials guarantee, it is not a replacement of all your pots and pans, but is a good cookware to add to your kitchen.