Copper Chef just released the Jet Tila Titan pan to expand on the popularity of their famous round pan range. Compared to other reasonably priced non-stick cookware alternatives last year, the original range of Copper Chef cookware stood up positively. We had many positive responses from readers on that post, so I decided to revisit Copper Chef’s new “luxury” choice – the Jet Tila Titan non-stick cookware range.
The “luxury” choice is priced in the middle of the non-stick cookware pricing range. Over the last year, I’ve tested hundreds of similar-priced goods for Kitchen Ambition. This review is the results of more than 5 hours of product research, manufacturer comments, a study of patent filings, and an exhaustive analysis of owner feedback.
While I haven’t used this pan in my kitchen, I have provided specifics on how it has performed in hundreds of others. My goal is that the analysis below will save you a lot of time and worry in determining if the Copper Chef Titan pan is a good fit for your kitchen.
Copper Chef is a company that specializes in high-quality cookware for home cooking. At the time of writing, they have three series of pans and accessories available, as well as three recipe books to help you get creative with their goods.
According to their official website, all of their devices are outfitted with clever technologies to offer exceptional performance, allowing you to cook like an expert at home. They are well-known for their non-stick pans, which may be used with any heat source for more versatility.
Copper Chef Titan Pan Detailed Review
For Even Heating, A Clad Base Is Used
The Copper Chef Titan series is non-stick and clad, which isn’t unheard of, but it’s also not the most popular. I’ll explain what it implies and why it matters in your kitchen. Most non-stick pans are constructed on a pressed or cast aluminum base, which heats rapidly but does not maintain heat well.
Here is the illustrations of Tri-Ply Cookware construction.
A normal aluminum pan is likely to cook the food unevenly if the temperature of your burner varies or has hot areas. The technique of stacking various metals to combine the finest characteristics in a single piece of cookware is known as “cladding.” These Copper Chef pans have tri-ply cladding, which means that the pan’s base comprises three layers of metal linked together.
The Copper Chef Titan adds non-stick convenience atop the clad metal base, a significant design distinction between the two. A layer of aluminum placed between two layers of stainless steel results in a responsive dish that cooks evenly and effectively maintains heat.
This is virtually the same foundation structure that All-D3 Clad’s series was famed for, unsurpassed until their patents expired in the early 2000s.
Cleaning: The PTFE Cook Surface Allows For Good Food Release
Copper Chef creates the non-stick cook surface above the Titan’s covered metal base using one of the world’s slickest materials. It’s known as PTFE. You may be familiar with PTFE through the trade name “Teflon,” used in cookware since 1954. Polytetrafluoroethylene is the entire chemical term, but for the sake of this post, I’ll use the PTFE abbreviation to avoid falling down a nerdy cookware rabbit hole.
PTFE provides excellent food release, useful for cooking delicate foods like eggs or fish, which may break apart after sticking. It also reduces the amount of time spent cleaning up after meals because most food does not stick to the cooking surface in the first place. And everyone who does tends to shrug it off softly.
Durability: Average For Non-Stick Cookware
The Copper Chef Titan pan had only been on the market for a few months at the time of our review. It will make its premiere at the Inspired Home Show in Chicago in 2020. There hasn’t been enough time for us to see patterns in how long this pan should survive in the hands of a well-cared-for owner.
My best advice is to become acquainted with the 11 ways you’re likely to damage your non-stick pan and learn how to avoid them. Aside from that, if you handle your pan properly, you should replace it in a few years. If durability is your first goal, you might want to look at cast iron, carbon steel, or uncoated stainless-steel pans.
These materials are generally more expensive, more difficult to use and maintain for the average chef. Still, they are also the type of items that are passed down from generation to generation.
Design: Eye-Catching And Professional
The Copper Chef Titan’s stainless-steel body and handles are polished, professional, and enticing. These seem fantastic in comparison to a lot of other non-stick cookware goods! The line’s general appearance and feel are evocative of uncoated clad ware seen in most professional kitchens. Of course, the inside cook surface is also adorned with a contemporary diamond-like design reminiscent of other conventional home non-stick items.
While the Titan’s looks are outstanding, I wish a few practical aspects of the line had been handled differently. The rims of the lid, according to some owners, tend to catch oil, liquid, or bits of components. These lid sections can be difficult to clean, but they must be if bacteria development is to be avoided. If you don’t use the lid regularly or don’t mind cleaning with a bristles brush that can get into the microscopic crevices of the lid’s rim, this may not be an issue for you.
The interior design of this cookware is similar to HexClad pan which mean copper chef definitely copied the design.
Heating Capacity: Diamonds Are Mostly Used As A Marketing Tool
Copper Chef’s advantage for the Titan series is the heating capability of diamonds incorporated into the pan’s non-stick coating. It is now usual for cookware manufacturers to “infuse” copper, titanium, or even diamonds into the non-stick coating. You may rest confident that they are not employing gem-quality materials.
Most patent applications for diamond-infused cookware coatings describe a production method incorporating industrial-grade, lab-produced diamond dust or a diamond-like substance such as quartz.
While diamonds may improve the pace at which heat passes over the surface of the PTFE-non-stick pan, diamond-free pans also heat fast. The base materials more particularly determine the heating characteristics of the pan.
Aluminum aids in the rapid heating of these Copper Chef pans, while stainless steel provides heat retention. Because of the non-stick coating, the temperatures at which this pan may be used are limited. This pan has a low-to-medium heat setting. It should never be used to cook at high temperatures.
While PTFE, such as that used in the Copper Chef Titan pan’s non-stick coating, is deemed food safe and “inert” by experts, it will also break down at high temperatures exceeding 500 F, where it can induce short-term flu-like symptoms in people.
Price: Purchase It As A Package
This is a medium-priced set of non-stick cookware. Other choices that are half the price of the Copper Chef Titan are not difficult to discover. It is also not difficult to locate “luxury” non-stick products that cost twice as much. I will warn you that a higher price does not always imply a “better quality” when it comes to cookware, and this is especially true with non-stick pans. However, there is always a compromise.
Copper Chef does an excellent job of reducing such compromises with the Titan pan. It looks nice, works well, and comes in a variety of useful shapes and sizes. Product price is put up to encourage customers to buy the “package deal” rather than a single 9.5-inch pan. For example, a 10-piece set costs just twice as much as a single piece.
The whole cookware set includes well-sized pans, matching lids, a chef’s knife, a guidebook, and metal utensils. I cannot stress enough that you should not use metal utensils with this set.
Copper Chef’s metal spatula and spoon are a fantastic value-add, but they will quickly wear down the non-stick coating of your Titan pan.
Competition: It Ranks Well As An Excellent “Essentials” Compilation
The way the Copper Chef Titan pan is packed is a significant advantage. Most non-stick manufacturers allow you to buy a single pan or an extended collection that contains numerous items that you may not use, OR a non-stick product would better do that. The Titan’s package is a terrific deal, but other excellent alternatives are available if you aren’t convinced or want a more complete collection.
Swiss Diamond Ultimate Cooking Set
Last year, Swiss Diamond was our top selection for non-stick cookware sets. While I believe the Copper Chef Titan pan is more attractive, Swiss Diamond is recognized for its long-lasting non-stick coating and lifetime manufacturer’s warranty. The handles are more comfortable than those on the Titan pan, but they are less visually appealing. Unfortunately, if you use an induction burner, this cookware set will not work. Our complete review may be found here.
All-Clad HA1 non-stick cookware
After our wedding, a family member gave my wife and me the entire HA1 set. It was a costly and unexpected present. This is our daily egg fryer, which has been running for nearly six years. We only use the 10″ fry pan, but it has proven to be quite sturdy. Please remember that the dishwasher will destroy this set, as it damaged our 12″ fry pan early on.
T-Fal Professional Total
Consider the T-Fal Professional Total collection if the price is a significant motivator for you. T-Fal is the first manufacturer of non-stick pans for household usage, and they provide a range of low-cost options. This series has a stainless-steel disc base, which enables uniform heat distribution while preventing the warping of the cookware. It, too, is induction stove compatible, as is the Titan.
What I like About Copper Chef Titan Pans
- Versatile and practical
- PFOA free non-stick coating
- Great tri-ply design
- Professional look
- Oven-safe and suitable for any stovetop
- Dishwasher safe
- Includes recipe book
What I Don’t Like?
- According to several reports, the handles might become excessively hot.
- To prevent food from sticking, you must still use a small amount of oil.
- According to some users, the advertisements overstate the pan’s capabilities.
- When compared to the price of the package, the pan alone is too costly.
Recommendations For Using The Copper Chef Titan Pan In General
On the Titan Pan FAQs page, they provide some important facts that you should be aware of before purchasing:
- They propose seasoning the pan before initial use with natural oils such as olive, canola, or peanut oil to improve its non-stick properties and taste.
- Despite the diamond-infused coating, a little oil or butter is required to prevent food from adhering. That’s a pity for people who want to cook in a dry pan.
- It is recommended to heat the pan on medium heat before adding any food. This ensures that nothing clings to the surface.
- For searing beef, use medium heat and a little oil.
Aside from these suggestions, keep in mind that there is no such thing as a magic pan that can endure forever. As a result, because of the non-stick coating, you must take good care of your cookware. It’s no secret that this sort of cookware wears out faster than other materials like cast iron. Even so, if you keep it clean and avoid using metal utensils on it, it will survive for a few years.