The Copper Chef Titan Pan is a tri-clad cooking pan that can be used on the stovetop or in the oven. It is made with aluminum on the inside for fast heat conduction, coated with a bottom and top layer of stainless steel, and then covered on the inside with a non-stick coating. On the inside, the non-stick coating uses diamond-infused technology to withstand the use of all utensils, including metal ones. This pan comes with a glass lid so you can see what you are cooking, and several other complimentary items. Chef Jet Tila collaborated with the manufacturer on the production of this item.
The Copper Chef Titan Pan has a layer of aluminum in between two layers of stainless steel, one on top and one on the bottom. Aluminum conducts heat fast so the pan heats up quickly and cooks your food. Stainless steel is easy to clean, does not tarnish, evenly distributes heat, and retains heat in the pan.
Super Durable Non-stick
To apply the non-stick coating to the inside of the pan, first, the steel outer layer is laser-etched. Next, the nonstick coating is applied and it sinks into the etch marks, keeping it on the pan longer and stronger. The nonstick coating itself uses a diamond-infused formula. This formula is strong enough, along with the etching, to keep the coating from scratching off even with metal utensils.
3-Inch Deep Pan
This extra-deep pan means you can cook more in the pan. It is not only wide, like a frying pan, but deep, more similar to a pot. One-pan meals for even more than one person can be cooked up in the Copper Chef Titan Pan. Overall, the pan is 9.5 inches in diameter and has a 2.5-quart capacity. That’s 10 liquid cups of a meal.
The handles of the pan, which consist of one long handle and one grip handle on the opposite side, have been ergonomically designed. This means the handles are less likely to bother weak or arthritic hands, or hurt your hands if you lift the pan in a funny way.
Especially the long handles on full pans can sometimes hurt the arm or hand when lifting with only that hand. In this case, the long handle appears to have more stainless steel dropping downward from the handle’s top and coming to a gentle ridge below. Overall the effect is more like gripping the handle of a hammer than gripping a thin blade of metal.
- Coating Stays on
- Normally, we are not supposed to use metal utensils with non-stick coatings. Some of the coating can scrape off and we may ingest it with our food. It's not meant to be eaten, and people have differing opinions on just how unhealthy this may be for you, but it's probably better not to swallow some nonstick coating. With this pan, you don't have to worry about the difference between using metal and plastic utensils - the coating will stay put. Besides, this way the nonstick function will work better, with all the nonstick coating staying on the pan.
- One Pan for Everything
- The advertisement states that the Copper Chef Titan Pan should be able to replace, for example, a wok, steamer, roasting pan (for use in the oven), and crisper. It seems large and durable enough that this could be true. Many people do not have a wok, and now you can make wok-type dishes in the pan.
- PFOA-Free Cookware
- PFOA, or perfluorooctanoic acid, is a substance used in the making of Teflon, the black non-stick coating most commonly seen on pots and pans. PFOA has caused cancer in animals when animal studies were conducted. The PFOA in nonstick cookware is not released until such cookware is heated to 446 degrees, which is rare. This particular pan is PFOA-free.
- Pan Itself Costs Extra
- The Copper Chef Titan Pan is advertised as the important feature item on the manufacturer's website, although several additional items are included. However, as you scroll the advertisement, it states that the pan itself can be had only if you pay an additional postage and handling fee. Everything else is advertised as free shipping.
- Why would you want to get a lid, steamer basket, recipe book, and choice of knife or digital thermometer without the pan to make the recipes in? This type of pricing seems mismatched.
- Chemical Worries?
- Although the Copper Chef Titan Pan is advertised as PFOA-free, it is stated to be safe to heat up only to 450 degrees. If you read the section here on "PFOA-free cookware, " you will notice this is about the same temperature that perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) will be released from a pan that contains it. Is Copper Chef just being extra careful here?