✅  Endorsed by Eric Theiss, who loves himself more than what he sells and his sidekick who should weigh 300 pounds if she swallowed all the food that she eats on those boring demos. She must have been starved all her life and then brought to the show.

✅  Copper Chef is a 6-in-1 non-stick, no cleanup pan that works as a roasting pan, rice cooker, steamer, stock pot, wok, and baking dish. Just like all the other non-sticks.  

✅  And with its extra deep sides, Cerami-Tech technology, and copper infused coating that’s heat resistant up to 850 degrees, you’ll be able to take your Copper Chef from stove top, to oven, to table in a breeze. 

✅  On top of this, the high-quality pan features induction plate channels that heat up quickly and reduce hot spots, and also allow it to work on all stove tops, whether electric, gas, ceramic, or induction.

✅  Moving Copper Chef around will be easy too, thanks to its riveted handles and helper handle, and you won’t have to worry about your family’s health since the non-stick coating is PTFE and PFOA free and won’t chip, peel, or flake into your food.

✅  Then, once you’re finished using the pan, its dishwasher safe so cleanup is a snap.

✅  Arguably the biggest benefit of copper cookware is that it comes with “excellent thermal conductivity.” If you’re not a chef, this just means that copper pans tend to heat evenly, without hot spots, and the level of heat changes almost instantly along with your burner.
✅  Plus, there’s no denying that copper cookware looks great.  But it’s just another conventional build, in Aluminum, with sprayed layer and a metal Paint, it is not a copper pan. It is a copper “infused” aluminum pan ( means heat-bonded) with a metal base so it will work on induction.


🆘  But copper cookware isn’t perfect. It is a highly reactive material especially for “ alkaline or acidic foods, which can take on a metallic taste after being cooked.” In other words, you’ll be ingesting copper.

🆘  Real solid Copper pots and pans are also some of the most expensive cookware you can purchase. They’re labor-intensive, and will eventually corrode if they’re not thoroughly cleaned and dried after each use (although Copper Chef’s non-stick coating might alleviate some of this, which we’ll come back to next).

🆘  Finally, remember that all copper cookware is either lined with tin or stainless steel, the latter being the preferred material due to its longevity. Unfortunately, we’re not told which material Copper Chef contains.

🆘  What is Cerami-Tech Non-Stick Technology?  NEVER USE SPRAY (PAM and OTHERS) OILS ON THESE PANS

🆘  Non-stick cookware has been around for years (pretty much due to the invention of Teflon), although recently, manufacturers have stopped including this specific chemical since it contains Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE).
The problem is that, once heated to around 260 degrees, PTFE begins deteriorating and completely decomposes at temperatures above 350 degrees. Once it’s airborne and inhaled, it can cause flu-like symptoms.

Similarly, perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) is another non-stick coating that is no longer used for the most part, since ingestion can damage hormone levels and liver function, attack the immune system, and can even lead to cancer.

🆘  While its positive that Copper Chef’s non-stick coating doesn’t contain these chemicals, there’s essentially nothing online about Cerami-Tech, other than this brochure for a “high performance solvent free coating designed for use as a resurfacing and lining system to improve the efficiency in fluid flow environments”—which we don’t think has any relation to what’s contained in Copper Chef.   So ultimately, we know very little about the coating. It’s nothing more than a spray coating that will dissolve if you do not follow instructions.

🆘  We like ceramic coated pans much better than Teflon.  Copper Chef seems to be fairly versatile and large enough to feed a family of four.  We also like the Lifetime Guarantee offer and the free shipping.  Better read the details first, this company is not known for it customer service and is about a two out of five and some referred to their customer service and tricks as more TV bullshit.

🆘  But while copper is indeed a much better conductor than aluminum, they really don’t tell you how much copper it is “infused” with; because of the low price of Copper Chef it’s likely a fairly small amount that serves more for decoration.

🆘  Chef Theiss’ other Fusion Brand product, the Power Pressure Cooker XL averages just 2.5 stars from people who say they bought it. While a number of people do say they love it, there are some complaints about lousy customer service, up-sells, and a faulty product with a lid that doesn’t close.  Lets look at who is selling it.


The non-stick pans are brought to you by Fusion Life Brands, who also makes the Fusion Xcelerator and Fusion Juicer. Fusion Life Brands, in turn, is a division of Tristar Products, one of the biggest ASOTV companies in existence. In fact, they are second only to Telebrands.

As such a large company, Tristar is responsible for some hugely popular products, including Clear TV, Copper Wear, Perfecter Fusion Styler, Power Pressure Cooker XL and many more.  

Between all these products, they have any average rating of 2 stars, based on well over 1,300 HighYa reader reviews. Here, common complaints tend to revolve around less-than-stellar quality and customer service, as well as products that don’t work as advertised. Keep in mind we’re not saying this is what you’ll experience with Copper Chef, only that it’s definitely something to consider.  Should you also consider the celebrity endorsement?

“Telebrands cannot be trusted to do right by its customers or to even honor its own 2001
pledge to follow our consumer protection laws.” —John Hoffman, Attorney General

This is because ASOTV manufacturers have their entire process down to a science; from ideation and manufacturing, to distribution and customer service, these guys know exactly what they’re doing—squeezing every last penny out of the products they sell. Granted, this is the backbone of a free market economy, but if they knew all the details, it’s likely that most consumers would feel that ASOTV manufacturers have taken it too far.


Eric Theiss has been cooking since he received his first cookbook at age 6, and has spent time working in high-end NYC restaurants, earning his wings under chef Frank Falcinelli.

🚭  Over the last several years, however, Eric has been working with QVC performing live, on-air culinary product sales. Eric was even the host of Tristar’s Power Pressure Cooker XL 30-minute infomercial!

But here’s the thing: Just because Mr. Theiss is endorsing the product, this doesn’t necessarily mean that he uses it. In fact, as a professional chef, it’s much more likely that he uses some high-end copper cookware from another manufacturer (again, as we noted in the previous section, ASOTV products don’t exactly have reputations for high quality).

So, while Eric’s endorsed certainly puts some star power behind Copper Chef, we don’t think this should weigh heavily on your purchasing decision.   Taking everything we’ve learned here, we don’t think there’s necessarily anything unique about Copper Chef that you wouldn’t find at a local home goods store.  And with brands of superior non-gimmicked construction.

In fact, if you do a quick online search for “copper non-stick cookware,” you’ll find that you can purchase entire copper cookware sets (multiple pots and pans) for not much more than this pan.


Did you buy a Copper Chef pan? Are you frustrated that the “non-stick coating” wore away extremely quickly or never worked in the first place, making it extremely difficult to cook even the simplest of meals? 

You’re not alone: hundreds of consumers report that Copper Chef pans are defective do not work as advertised. Food sticks to the pan, the coating wears away, and customers are left with expensive pans for which they paid a premium price.

Copper Chef markets itself as a maker of “revolutionary” non-stick, no cleanup pans that will be used for “everyday cooking”. Their products sound extremely useful to many consumers. However, many consumers were left disappointed when their Copper Chef pans turned useless soon after they bought it. A few of these complaints include:

“Pan was great for first month. A small part of the coating on the edge chipped off within a week, but this did not interfere with cooking. However, the pan lost its stick-free quality within two months of daily use. We very carefully followed cooking and cleaning instructions…”

“Worked fine for 2 weeks, then it didn’t. Food can’t be removed, even with plastic scraper.”

“Pans are thin, the coating is thinner. The first time I did stir fry the bottom scratched badly. Within a short time, the so-called non-stick is now where everything sticks. Try cooking eggs – good luck with that, and be ready for a long clean up.”

“I bought the 11-inch pan from a store, and only after a few times making sunny side up eggs, it started getting stuck to the pan, and very hard to clean it. Actually, the eggs started burning on the bottom.”

The pictures that accompanied  consumers’ negative reviews also demonstrate that Copper Chef pans are anything but resilient. Food sticks to the pans, the surfaces scratch easily and the pans burn: