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Williams-Sonoma Hard-Anodized Copper Core Essential Pan

We developed our Hard-Anodized Copper Core nonstick cookware drawing on over five decades of culinary experience, designing every element to provide years of great results in your kitchen. The professional-quality pieces combine the impeccable heat conduction of copper with the durability and easy care of hard-anodized aluminum nonstick. Designed to heat up and cool down rapidly, our Essential Pan features a thick copper core for unrivaled temperature control, so foods cook faster with no hot spots, and so you can cook more efficiently using lower heat. The pan functions like a deep saute pan with rounded sides that facilitate stirring, so it's ideal for one-dish meals, stir-fries and risottos as well as covered braising. Pan combines interior and exterior layers of rugged hard-anodized aluminum, which conducts and maintains heat exceptionally evenly, surrounding a thick core of copper, the most heat-responsive metal on the market. Provides up to 40% better thermal conductivity than other hard-anodized cookware, with rapid response to changes in cooking temperatures. Nonstick surface is durable enough to withstand metal whisks, spoons and spatulas. Ultradurable nonstick cooking surface is PFOA-free. Double-wall insulated 18/10 stainless-steel lid keeps food warm. Cast stainless-steel handle is ergonomically designed for comfort and control. Designed and developed by Williams-Sonoma, and exclusively ours. Limited lifetime warranty.
Average Customer Rating:
5 out of 5
 out of 
(2 Reviews) 2
2 of 2(100%)reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
Sort by Customer Reviews for Williams-Sonoma Hard-Anodized Copper Core Essential Pan
Review 1 for Williams-Sonoma Hard-Anodized Copper Core Essential Pan
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
,New York
August 5, 2014
Ability level:Intermediate
Has owned product for:1 - 3 months
Uses product:Every day
Would You Recommend? Yes
9of 9found this review helpful.
Great all purpose pan
August 5, 2014
My wife and I cook nearly every night, but we're not professional cooks by any stretch. We were looking for an all purpose pan that would work for cooking meat, stews, pasta dishes, pancakes, etc. Previously, we had purchased a Calphalon pan and the Zwilling Henckels stainless steel non-stick pan. Both of those pans scratched easily, and the non-stick surfaces were largely ineffective or didn't last.
This pan is well worth the extra expense. Its a little deeper than the other two pans, which I initially thought might be a disadvantage, but actually increases the pan's versatility. The non-stick surface is incredibly effective, and the pan heats quickly and evenly.
The two downsides are that it is a little heavier than the other pans, and the handle heats up after longer than 10-15 min of use on medium-high. However, these are far outweighed by the overall quality of the pan.
If you are looking for a single versatile high quality non-stick pan, this it it.
Pros: Durable, Easy to Use, Quality, Easy to Clean, Size, Design
Cons: Weight
Review 2 for Williams-Sonoma Hard-Anodized Copper Core Essential Pan
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
December 9, 2013
Has owned product for:1 - 4 weeks
Would You Recommend? Yes
9of 10found this review helpful.
If you could only pick one.....
December 9, 2013
This is a wonderful pot and makes cooking so easy. Heats up quickly, easily and is truly nonstick. If I could only pick one from the williams sonoma cookware lines this would be it! Hopefully it withstands the test of time!
Pros: Durable, Easy to Use, Quality, Easy to Clean, Color, Size, Versatile, Shape, Design, Weight