- Williams Sonoma Thermo-Clad™ Copper Fry Pan Sugg. Price $225 Our Price $179.95
- Williams Sonoma Thermo-Clad™ Copper Covered Essential Pan Sugg. Price $440 Our Price $349.95
- Williams Sonoma Thermo-Clad™ Copper Covered Sauté Pan with Helper Handle $425
- Williams Sonoma Thermo-Clad™ Copper Fry Pan with Helper Handle $295
- All-Clad Copper Core Essential Pan Sugg. Price $390 Our Price $299.95
- All-Clad Copper Core Deep Sauté Pan Sugg. Price $455 Our Price $249.95
- All-Clad Copper Core Nonstick Fry Pan Set Sugg. Price $435 Our Price $299.95
- All-Clad Copper Core Nonstick Fry Pan $200 – $280
- All-Clad C4 Copper Fry Pan $210 – $230
- All-Clad C4 Copper Sauté Pan $350
- Mauviel Copper Triply Fry Pan $89.95 – $240
- Mauviel Copper Triply Sauté Pan $279.95
- Mauviel M250C Copper Fry Pan Sugg. Price $290 – $435 Our Price $249.95 – $435
- Mauviel M250C Copper Sauté Pan with Lid Sugg. Price $600 Our Price $449.95
- Mauviel M150C Copper Curved Splayed Sauté Pan $550
- de Buyer Prima Matera 5-Qt. Sauteuse with Lid $865.95
- de Buyer Prima Matera Fry Pan $350.95 – $715.95
- de BuyerPrima Matera 11" Rounded Sauté Pan $799.95
- de Buyer Prima Matera 3 1/4-Qt. Copper Sauté Pan $579.95
- Ruffoni Historia Copper Chef's Pot with Artichoke Finial $300
- Ruffoni Omegna Cupra Hammered Copper Covered Fry Pan $280
- Ruffoni Omegna Cupra Hammered Copper Sauté Pan $290
- Ruffoni Hand-Hammered Historia Copper Chef's Pan with Wood Spoon $260
- Williams Sonoma Professional Copper Fry Pan Set, 8" & 10" $179.95
- Williams Sonoma Professional Copper Fry Pan Sugg. Price $79.95 – $179.95 Sale $59.99 – $179.95
- Williams Sonoma Professional Copper Nonstick Fry Pan Sugg. Price $99.95 – $199.95 Sale $79.99 – $199.95
- Williams Sonoma Professional Copper Sauté Pan $200
- de Buyer Prima Matera Copper Sauteuse $750
- de Buyer Prima Matera Copper Sauté Pan $560
- Mauviel Copper Sauté Pan Sugg. Price $400 – $685 Our Price $349.95 – $685
- All-Clad TK™ Copper Core Sauteuse with Universal Lid, 5 Qt. Sugg. Price $495 Our Price $299.95
- All-Clad Copper Core Fry Pans Sugg. Price $185 – $265 Our Price $149.95 – $265
- All-Clad Copper Core Sauté Pans $360 – $550
- Mauviel Copper Fry Pan Sugg. Price $210 – $295 Our Price $179.95 – $295
- All-Clad Copper Core Deep Sauté Pan with Splatter Screen, 4-Qt. $465
- Mauviel Copper Curved Splayed Sauté Pan $275
- All-Clad Copper Core All-In-One Pan, 4-Qt. Sugg. Price $370 Our Price $299.95
- Ruffoni Historia Copper Artichoke Handle Fry Pan $220
- de Buyer Prima Matera Copper Fry Pan $360 – $400
- Anolon Nouvelle Copper Hard-Anodized Covered French Skillet $89.95
- Anolon Nouvelle Copper Hard-Anodized Covered Sauté Pan with Helper Handle $149.95
- Williams Sonoma Signature Hard-Anodized Copper Core Dishwasher-Safe Fry Pan Sugg. Price $149.95 Sale $89.99
Copper Fry Pans
When it comes to high-performance cookware, copper is more than just a beautiful material. A copper skillet can offer a better heat response than even a cast iron griddle or frying pan, making it a wonderful cookware choice for anyone who wants to create restaurant-quality dishes at home. From our Williams Sonoma brand to world-renowned names in gourmet cookware, you’ll find the ideal piece of copper cookware for your needs. We uphold a standard of excellence on our copper cookware selections, ensuring that they meet heavy gauge requirements of at least 1/16" thickness.
Though copper cookware is an excellent choice, it does come with some specific care considerations that you should be aware of as you keep your frying pan in good shape – and your food delicious. Before you make the investment in a copper skillet, it helps to understand the material so you can make the most of your purchase.
People love cooking with certain metals because of their ability to heat up quickly and evenly. Cast iron and copper are two of the most common metals that provide this type of even heating. Copper offers an advantage for cooking tasks that require careful temperature finesse. While cast iron retains heat, copper cools down quickly. This makes it an excellent choice for delicate foods that can quickly go from perfectly cooked to charred. The fact that copper is so responsive to direct heat also means that it’s a great choice when your dishes require temperature changes throughout the cooking process.
Though copper’s excellent conductivity is one of its top features from a technical standpoint, it’s also a beautiful decorative material. It adds a touch of classic elegance to your cookware. This makes copper a great choice for hanging from a pot rack or using as a stove-to-table serving piece. Though copper does cool quickly, most cookware made from this material uses metallic knobs and handles, meaning it can easily sit in your oven to keep food warm before it’s ready to head to the table. That also means that you can easily move your copper frying pan from the stovetop into the oven for a quick finish of a dish. Many of our copper fry pans include lids that can help keep moisture intact during this heating period. Lids also help keep dishes warm as they sit on your buffet or dining table.
What to Look for in a Copper Fry Pan
There are a few things to consider as you choose a design. The pan should have a large enough capacity for the kinds of foods you plan to cook. For example, if you want to cook four chicken breasts at once without crowding the pan, you should look for a pan diameter of at least 12", with 14" providing more room. Smaller jobs, like frying an egg or two, call for a smaller pan diameter of around 8". Choose a long-handled pan if you plan to sauté and a pan with an additional hand grip if you plan to remove it from the heat and serve or insert into the oven.
Think about some copper-specific factors, too. Like cast iron, copper is a reactive metal, meaning it can impart a tangy flavor in highly acidic foods such as tomatoes if they cook directly touching the copper. As with a cast iron pot coated with enamel, however, copper cookware is generally lined with non-reactive materials such as stainless-steel. This can be a bonus, though, because copper does develop a patina over time when it’s exposed to air. This makes the cookware take on a rustic, aged look that can be quite appealing. If you want to preserve the decorative glow of natural copper on your frying pan's exterior, simply use copper polish to keep it looking fresh.
Copper is a beautiful material that works well in any kitchen. With proper care, a copper fry pan can serve you for decades.