When it comes to cookware, our curated list of the 10 best copper pots and pans sets is unmatched. It is widely known that copper is the preferred choice of many professional chefs. Copper is an ideal conductor of heat, dispensing it perfectly and accurately for the best results every time. Conducting heat at least five times better than iron and over 18 times better than stainless steel, copper pots and pans are the ideal choice for the discriminating cook. What’s more—these sets are corrosion resistant and can actually save energy. While copper pots and pans are arguably more expensive than their counterparts, we’ve found some excellent high-quality sets in several price ranges to suit any budget. Our more inexpensive options are crafted from metals that incorporate copper, while the pricier choices on the list reflect pure copper. Read on for our favorites.
1. 10-Piece Tri-Ply Hammered Stainless Steel Copper-Oven and Grill Safe Kitchen Pots and Pans Set by Viking Culinary
This mid-priced set by Viking Culinary has an array of pieces that should cover all of your bases in the kitchen. Included in the set are an eight and a ten-inch fry pan, three saucepans with lids, a 5.2-quart sauté’ pan with glass lid, and an eight-quart stock pot with glass lid. All are constructed with a stainless-steel interior, a thick aluminum core, and plated with a hammered copper exterior for optimum heat dispersion. This gorgeous set is an ideal choice when pure copper is not in your budget. It is dishwasher safe but is not intended to be used on induction stoves.
2. Eight-Piece Bourgeat Copper Cookware Set by Matfer Bourgeat
The eight-piece set by Matfer Bourgeat is clearly intended for those who mean business in the kitchen. The pieces include a 9 1/2-inch casserole, 7 1/8-inch saucepan, 9 1/2-inch flared sauté pan, and an 11-inch brazier all complete with lids. They are constructed from a 2-½ millimeter pure red copper sandwiched to 1/10 of a millimeter of 18/10 polished stainless lining. Extra-heavy riveted counterbalanced cast iron handles finish off the exquisite composition of these pieces. To maintain them, you should season the handles as you would any other cast iron piece in your kitchen.
3. Nine-Piece 2.5mm Copper Cookware Set with Bronze Handles by Mauviel
Mauviel offers one of the best-rated copper pots and pans sets on our list with its nine-piece collection. The set features a 1.9-quart saucepan with lid, a 2.7-quart saucepan with lid, 3.2-quart sauté pan with lid, a 6.4-quart stockpot with lid, and a 10-inch skillet. Made in France, the entire set is constructed with 90 percent copper and 10 percent 18/10 stainless steel and features a lifetime warranty. Polished bronze handles and sturdy stainless-steel rivets add to the set’s overall appeal.
4. Martellata Copper 10-Piece Set by Lagostina
Lagostina’s 10-piece set is one of the cheapest copper pots and pans sets on our list, but don’t let the low price fool you. This set is robust, durable, and perfectly suitable for everyday use. It features an 18/10 Stainless Steel Cooking Surface, comfortable cast stainless steel handles, and a hammered copper exterior for even heat distribution. As gorgeous as it is functional, this budget-friendly set includes both an eight and 10-inch skillet, a two and three-quart saucepan with lids, a three-quart deep sauté pan with lid, and a six-quart stockpot with a lid. The set is oven and broiler safe up to 500 degrees but should not be used on induction stoves.
5. Canadian 12-Piece Copper Cookware Set | Kitchen Pots and Pans Set with Covered Steamer by Paderno
Made in Canada, this 12-piece set is in the mid-range when it comes to price, is well-reviewed, and has a lot of things going for it. For starters, it features a three-liter steamer pot—which the majority of sets do not include. Additionally, it comes with 1.5, 2, and 3-liter saucepan, a five-liter Dutch oven, four-liter Sauté Pan, and lids to cover them all. The pieces are oven safe up to 500 degrees. This professional-grade set is built to last through all of the sautéing, browning and simmering you can put it through and makes an ideal addition to the kitchen of any cook who is serious about creating the best culinary delights.
6. T10 Tri-Ply Copper 10-Piece Set by Calphalon
Calphalon’s 10-piece collection is one of the cheapest copper pots and pans sets on our list. Constructed of a non-reactive stainless-steel interior, an aluminum core, and a brushed copper exterior, the set provides excellent heat conductivity and control. Flared rims allow for easy pouring, and the tightly-fitted lids lock in moisture and heat for precise cooking. Calphalon offers a full lifetime warranty on this set, which provides peace of mind for even the most budget-conscious individuals. An eight-piece and a 13-piece set are also available for purchase.
7. New Rome 10-Piece Triply Stainless Steel and Copper Cookware Set by Fleischer and Wolf
Unlike the other sets on our list, this 10-piece set by Fleischer and Wolf is an induction cookware set that is oven safe up to 500 degrees. It can also be cleaned in the dishwasher, which is a plus for those looking to save time in the kitchen. This gorgeous set includes both and eight and a 9 and one-half-inch frying pan, saucepans with lids in three sizes from one to three quarts, and a five-quart Dutch oven with lid.
8. Jacques Pepin Collection 10-Piece Copper Cookware Set by Mauviel
Mauviel makes another appearance in our list of the best copper cookware sets with its 10-piece Jacques Pepin Collection. Inspired by the pans used in Jacques Pepin’s early career, this exquisite heirloom-quality set is made to last a lifetime. Made in France, it is constructed of 90 percent copper (solid 1.5-millimeter) and 10 percent 18/10 stainless steel. It includes a 10.2-inch skillet, 11.8-inch skillet, 1.9-quart saucepan with lid, 3.4-quart saucepan with lid, 3.2-quart sauté pan with lid, and a 6.1-quart stockpot with lid.
9. Eight-Piece Ceramic Coated Copper Cookware Set by Concord Cookware
If you are looking for a set of super-inexpensive copper pots and pans, look no further than Concord Cookware’s ceramic coated collection. Induction and dishwasher safe, the set has polished stainless steel handles and easy pour rims. Beautiful, and functional, the collection includes a 1.5-quart saucepan with lid, a four-quart saucepan with lid, an 8.5-quart Dutch oven with lid, and a 9.5-inch frying pan with lid.
10. 10-Piece Hammered Copper Cookware Set by Gotham Steel
Made with aluminum and coated with a three-layer copper-like finish, this collection from Gotham Steel is affordable and aesthetically pleasing. While it can’t compare to some of the other high-end sets on our list, its functionality and low price point make up for the lack of authentic copper. The set includes an 8.5-inch fry pan, 10.25-inch fry pan with lid, 1.5-quart saucepan with lid, 2.5-quart saucepan with lid, a 5-quart stockpot with lid, and a stainless-steel steamer with handles. The set is perfect for your own kitchen or as a thoughtful wedding, housewarming or bridal shower gift.
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By BCR Staff