Copper Chef Grill
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Copper Chef Grill is a grill pan with deep ridges. It uses rapid, even heating technology to ensure an even distribution of heat no matter the setting. The design has a heavy gauge, given its cast aluminum heavy duty core. With this you can thaw food nearly twice as fast as other methods of cooking. Use it on ceramic, electric, gas, or induction stove tops. Alternatively, use it on your outdoor grill too when the weather permits.
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- Heat Proof
It is heat proof all the way to eight hundred fifty degrees.
This unit has a cerami-tech, non-stick coating so that your foods never get stuck.
The product is PTFE and PFOA free.
- Dishwasher Safe
When you are done, throw it in the dishwasher for a fast clean.
- Good for Bad Weather
You can use this pan inside, which is especially important for people who reside in areas where the weather makes it impossible to grill all year long. Rather than sending someone outside in the cold, or trying to ignite the grill in the snow, you can get a very similar flavor right from the comfort of your home.
- Professional Endorsement
The grill is recommended by a famous television chef, Eric Theiss who represents many of the Copper Chef line products and has written multiple cook books.
- Avoid a Mess
With the grooves, you can avoid a huge mess in your oven or on your stove top by letting the excess oils and fats drip into the ridges. When you are done cooking, remove the food and get rid of the mess.
- Large Capacity
It has a large capacity, enough to hold nine burgers or nine salmon filets at once, making it great for crowds or groups.
- Food Will Not Stick
Using this pan alleviates the issue of foods sticking to a grill. More often than not, when cooking on a grill or even in the oven, the bottom of foods will stick. If you made, for example, a salmon filet, the skin might stick to the metal tray on a grill. The result is that you try to remove it and part of the meat sticks or rips.
Making foods in the oven presents the same issue. The exteriors, when cooked onto the surface accidentally, will remain firmly on the cooking tray or metal grate and then cause a big mess when it is serving time. With its nonstick design, this unit purportedly avoids that issue altogether.
- Use it on the Grill
If you want, you can use this pan on your grill, still achieving the grill marks but with mess of a mess.
- Not the Same Taste
While it does offer the same grill marks, the taste will not be exactly the same. This is not to say that the unit is inefficient or does not work. It does, but grilling is not just about grill marks, it is about the woods that you use. Cooking things over a certain type of wood gives them a particular flavor that you cannot recreate inside. What’s more, the smoke from the grill adds something to the food that you cannot get from an oven or stove top preparation.
- Not Healthier
Cooking with this unit is not healthier either. Grilling, in fact, makes foods slightly healthier because the marinades and oils therein are burned off, dripping into the fire below. If food is prepared properly, it has had time to marinade, hence the term, and already soak up the flavor. That means having the dripping oils burn off is perfectly fine. With the flat design of this tray, you might end up with all the juices sitting at the bottom in between the ridges, making an oily mess.
Grilling Versus Baking
Grilling cooks your food by generating intense heat from either charcoal or gas, sometimes an electrical element. In doing so, the heat source for cooking your food is located below the food. Your food is placed over the heat with a metal grill. Said grill becomes hot and sears those famous grill marks. Such a cooking method is viable and the heat can be altered to fit your desired taste, from low to high. Grilling is a healthy method for preparing foods because it allows the fat to cook out of your food, dripping away.
Baking is a lower intensity method of cooking, one which creates a small, enclosed space inside of which hot air is maintained. Using either a gas flame or some form of electric element to heat the air inside, which naturally transfers said heat to your food. High heat will brown foods almost as effectively as grilling, but it will take longer and is often reserved for larger, thicker food items.
How It Works
The idea behind grilling is that food is prepared from the outside in, not the inside out. That is how most grilled meats are prepared to a golden brown on the exterior, with the grill marks, but are not fully cooked on the inside. Theoretically, the foods you prepare while grilling are healthier because the fat drips off them while cooking. With the lines on this cooking tray, you get the same ability for fat or excess oils to drain off and sear. You can put it in the oven, cook directly on the stove top, or grill with this unit.
Copper Chef Grill naturally converts any stove top or oven into a grilling surface so that you can get the same backyard grill results. Their secret is in the deep grill ridges, purportedly five times deeper than traditional grill pans. With a stainless steel induction plate, you get rapid heat evenly spread out across your pan. As such, you can sear your food and still enjoy the same grill marks without the grill. Working on all surfaces you can cook with it on induction heat, electric, gas or ceramic heat. Use it in the oven, use it on an outdoor grill. Grill and sauté thinner vegetables without worrying about them falling through the cracks and into the fire below. What’s more you don’t waste your sauces, marinades, or bastes as they fall off either. Instead, watch as they are baked right into your food.
- Microwavable Grill Trays
There is a similar tray on the market, though it is not one you put in the oven, it is one you put in the microwave. This microwavable design has the same grates, so you get the same lines on your food. The difference is that it has a top panel which you lock over the food before you put it in the microwave. Such a design gives you the same lines on your food but does not cook them the same way.
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We just bought the Copper Chef Grill. It is not easy to clean. Not at all what it was advertised to be. My husband cleaned it not to my liking. It took me to tries to get it almost to my cleanliness level.
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