@katbyter there’s a layer of caramelized proteins & sugars that bond to the ceramic and are almost invisible- scrubbing with baking soda or a dedicated “non-stick safe” scouring pad will clean it back to base level.
@katbyter@narfcake-,Wha, wha, wha, What? Cheez, if I ever gotta scrub the skillet I might as well keep my heavy iron skillet, narfy!! What kind of advice is that¿ I’ll just forget I’m frying some refried beans so I can use my SOS pads!! Woopee!!
@nogoodwithnames Yup! There was a set of these in my Fuko that looked to have been returns (a bit banged up). I was pleased at first because I have some ceramic non-sticks I bought on clearance from a restaurant supply store, that I use often. However, the first thing I noticed when I took these out of the packing material was how rough all the metal edges were and the second thing was that the overall quality (weight, balance, etc.) was poor. I promptly repacked them to drop off at Goodwill.
@thismyusername idk what you’re even going for here. Copper is not a dangerous metal and most likey all of your drinking water plumbing in your house is made out of safe copper pipe. Unless you have pex. OMG SCARY PLASTIC. Or even worse lead. Do you just buy all your tap water in expensive bottles that contaminate it? Cause you know bottled water is the same as or worse. I hope.
I wouldn’t buy a copper pan because get non stick or stainless or cast iron. Copper adds nothing and Is just a gimic. But copper poisoning? Be serious
wow you sound afraid of plastic… can you show me the toxicity studies on that?
but my point is… why copper… why do they think we would think that is a good thing when we have known for hundreds of years about what it does to us… before you know it they will be slapping some radioactive element as a buzzword to sell crap…
If those pictures are at all accurate, no one’s gonna mistake them for copper. I think the whole damn company was founded by marketing dweebs.
“Let’s call ourselves Copper Cook and sell non-copper pans called Copper Pans, so we can get ‘copper’ in the name twice! If you say something twice everyone will believe you — it’s a scientific fact! And we won’t have to spend money on actual copper!”
I got these in a fuko. I would be angry if I spent $39 on them. $20 seems more realistic. For $5 I am happy.
The handles are absolutely terrible. Not only are they really uncomfortable, they get super hot when cooking anything longer than five minutes. The largest pot is pretty small. I think most standard sets have a 4qt+. The other pot is fine for reheating a can of soup or cooking some ramen. I basically only use the fry pans for cooking eggs. They work well for this except the terrible handles. Oh, and one of them doesn’t sit flat on the burner until you put something in it. I tried to bend the handle to fix the balance, but ended up bending the pan instead.
For the price, you can get this Farberware set that comes with a bigger pot, an extra piece of cookware, and utensils. It’s nonstick, but not ceramic. More comfortable handles as well. My last set of Farberware wasn’t dishwasher safe and I’ve had it 7+ years and I always put it in the dishwasher. I got rid of the fry pans when I got this set just because the nonstick was getting damaged on the edges. Still have my pots.
I received a set of these in a fuko as well. I have the same issue as @riotdemon in that one of the skillets does not sit flat without weight added. I also concur that the handles get super hot on the pans and the lids.
That said, I do use them and they work well for bacon, eggs, soups, etc. I am cooking for four so no cooking entrees in these but they are nice if I am making something small for a side or for only one.
I ended up buying a t-fal and returning a cheaper one from Amazon. Use it all the time, only plastic utensils, been working great for half a year. No copper colour, tho. Drab grey but cool and balanced handles. There is also a max temp for ceramic pans.
Yikes- copper-colored overpriced ceramic pans! No thanks, I’ll stick with the Tramontina stuff you can get at Costco. It works well, heats evenly, has nice handles, cleans easily, and lasts a few years. It’s not the absolute best cookware, but for $8/pan (for the 8/10/12" basic frypan trio), it’s expendable.
I purchased a Green Life pan from Walmart that’s amazingly good. The ceramic coating is very thick (unlike these) and I had it for months and it still looks brand new. I’m planning on buying a set from them when I have some expendable cash. Oh, and it has a silicone handle. No pain, no pain.
i hadn’t heard about this updated name (or perhaps it’s just for the website, i haven’t looked that far into it) but it amused me because my gramma loves to shop there (i’m sure many grammas do) but also she says “and that” all the time, the way some people say “like” or “um” when talking. i have never heard anyone else say it and always wondered where she picked it up, if her mom said it or if it’s a regional thing or what. (she & my grampa were both in the navy so they lived several places before i was born.)
“oh you know, i ran some errands today, down to the home depot and the christmas tree shop and that…stopped at the commesary and saw jane from church and that…”
it sounds natural when she says it though, like you’re never thinking “and that what?”
One good iron skillet, one OK pot for boiling pasta/rice, a big knife, a metal spatula, one silicone spatula, a bowl big enough to mix and serve things in, and a whisk and a cheap cutting board. Stop right there, you can do 90% of everything with those. No room for crap pots and pans in a kitchen budget, they are not a good deal.
If you have money to throw away on kitchen stuff, this doesn’t seem like a good deal.
If you have not much money for kitchen stuff, this does not seem like what you should spend it on.