Comments for bobsrantsandraves.com http://bobsrantsandraves.com Product Reviews, Movie Reviews, Political Commentary Wed, 21 Jun 2017 15:16:59 +0000 hourly 1 Comment on Copper Chef Pan Review – First Impressions by Catherine McClarey http://bobsrantsandraves.com/copper-chef-pan-review-first-impressions/#comment-17568 Wed, 21 Jun 2017 15:16:59 +0000 https://www.bobsrantsandraves.com/?p=1043#comment-17568 I just got my Copper Chef pan from the Walmart website over the weekend ($60, reduced to $50 + tax with a gift card I used, plus when you buy it from Walmart, a 3-piece set of knives is also included); I haven’t used it yet, though (most of the included recipes make too much for the 3 of us — maybe can try it when my oldest comes home next month?). I think maybe the difference between the Copper Chef and the Red Copper/Gotham Steel/etc. versions of this deep-dish square pan is that the Copper Chef version is induction-safe. I personally don’t have issues with aluminum cookware (most of my top-of-stove pots & pans are hard-anodized aluminum, which at least is nonstick while avoiding the chemicals used in Teflon), so Copper Chef being a mostly-aluminum pan is not a problem for me. (I used to have an Orgreenic skillet, and had seasoned it per the manufacturer’s instructions, but found that I almost never used it, so put it in a free box for last weekend’s local garage-sale shoppers.)
For frying, I usually prefer my TFal “everyday pan” (a chicken-fryer-size deep skillet, but with 2 loop handles instead of 1 long handle), which fits in my double-bowl kitchen sink for cleaning much more easily than a traditional frying pan. If I were to start buying additional Copper Chef pieces, I think the next step for me would be both sizes (or at least the 11″ square XL size) of their “casserole” pan, which seems like a deeper version of the “everyday pans” I love.

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Comment on Copper Chef Pan Review – First Impressions by BOB http://bobsrantsandraves.com/copper-chef-pan-review-first-impressions/#comment-17560 Mon, 08 May 2017 16:57:18 +0000 https://www.bobsrantsandraves.com/?p=1043#comment-17560 The pan had a high round center so the fried egg yoke went to third base and the white went to second and home plate. The grease from the bacon stayed around the edges. The bottom/sides scratched very easily from contact with other pans in the drawer. One MUST have very clean hands (no oil) and dry hands (no water) or the pan can slip from the highly polished metal handle.

BACK TO BB&B for a refund.

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Comment on Copper Chef Pan Review – First Impressions by Bob Richardson http://bobsrantsandraves.com/copper-chef-pan-review-first-impressions/#comment-17541 Mon, 03 Apr 2017 17:50:40 +0000 https://www.bobsrantsandraves.com/?p=1043#comment-17541 Thanks for commenting, Kay! My Copper Chef Pan is holding up fine, still non-stick. I’ve had it nearly a year now. The bottom (outside) has some scratches where the grates on our range scraped some of the copper color off. Other than that, it is like new. I recently steamed some shrimp using the steamer that comes with the kit. I was disappointed that the steamer didn’t fit tighter and allowed enough space for some shrimp to slide off into the water. Also, it does not have a center stem to assist in lift the steamer out of the pan. I will post a video and more detail on my steaming experience shortly. Thanks for commenting and happy cooking with your new Copper Chef Pan!!

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Comment on Copper Chef Pan Review – First Impressions by Kay http://bobsrantsandraves.com/copper-chef-pan-review-first-impressions/#comment-17540 Mon, 03 Apr 2017 15:10:25 +0000 https://www.bobsrantsandraves.com/?p=1043#comment-17540 I gave this a 5 star because I got it for less than $50 with a coupon at Bed, Bath, and Beyond and I have an induction cooktop so a pan that cooks on that for less than $50 works for me – those that say theirs sticks becuase they used olive oil – the directions clearly state do not use olive oil – use a high heat oil – it does not have the even heating but I can deal with that as long as it keeps being nonstick – have had it for a couple of weeks now – will see how it is doing in a few months 🙂

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Comment on Copper Chef Pan Review – First Impressions by Bob Richardson http://bobsrantsandraves.com/copper-chef-pan-review-first-impressions/#comment-17505 Tue, 07 Mar 2017 18:28:54 +0000 https://www.bobsrantsandraves.com/?p=1043#comment-17505 Thanks for sharing your experience, Rachel. So far, after nearly a year, our pan is still working like new, no stick. We may not use it as often as you… so knock on wood that it stays good. I’ve read in other posts that if you use oils and high temps on the stovetop that could cause problems. We rarely go much above Med setting.

Again, thanks for commenting and sorry the pan started sticking. If you return it (I think warranty covers that??) – let us know your return experience. Thanks.

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Comment on Copper Chef Pan Review – First Impressions by rachel http://bobsrantsandraves.com/copper-chef-pan-review-first-impressions/#comment-17504 Tue, 07 Mar 2017 16:56:25 +0000 https://www.bobsrantsandraves.com/?p=1043#comment-17504 same thing with me! it was awesome for about the first week or two. I can’t even use it now everything sticks so bad, much worse than a normal pan.

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Comment on Copper Chef Pan Review – First Impressions by joe http://bobsrantsandraves.com/copper-chef-pan-review-first-impressions/#comment-17497 Wed, 01 Mar 2017 23:51:51 +0000 https://www.bobsrantsandraves.com/?p=1043#comment-17497 sucks. burnt broccoli. stains will not come off.

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Comment on Copper Chef Pan Review – First Impressions by joe http://bobsrantsandraves.com/copper-chef-pan-review-first-impressions/#comment-17496 Wed, 01 Mar 2017 23:50:01 +0000 https://www.bobsrantsandraves.com/?p=1043#comment-17496 i burnt aspearagus with olive oil. cannot get stain out and everything sticks to pan now. junk.

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Comment on The Vet from Hell – Family Animal Hospital Costa Mesa, CA by Bob Richardson http://bobsrantsandraves.com/the-vet-from-hell-family-animal-hospital-costa-mesa-ca/#comment-17494 Wed, 01 Mar 2017 23:16:17 +0000 http://bobsrantsandraves.com/?p=1061#comment-17494 Hi Marisha – probably a good move to avoid this clinic. As I said in my post, the first doctor that examined my dog (before the x-rays) was very good. We were very impressed with her. It was the 2nd vet, Dr. Lori Jaramillo, that was the bad vet. The long waiting is another reason not to use the clinic – especially if your cat has anxiety issues. The first time we went (thought we would save money), we were told it would be 1-2 hour wait. We left and came back the following morning 20 minutes before they opened and still had to wait a long time. Then when we came back for an “emergency” follow-up visit, we got there 30 minutes before they opened, told them it was an emergency – our dog could not stand up… and they kept us waiting for over an hour! Definitely not worth the few dollars you save. We use Brookfield Pet Hospital (Magnolia & Garfield 714-962-1369). We are happy with them, never have to wait more than 10 minutes. They are not the cheapest vets in town but are reasonable. Good luck with your cat. Thanks for posting.

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