What is Copper Chef Grill?
t claims to turn any stove top or oven into a grilling surface with its unique design so you can enjoy barbecue flavor without the hassles of an outdoor grill.
Easy grilling solution
Copper Chef Grill guarantees to be a great tool to convert any stove top or oven into a handy grilling surface. It assures to have deep grill ridges that help infuse the perfect barbecue flavor to the food. Copper Chef Grill claims to have a stainless steel induction plate that rapidly and evenly distributes heat so that food is seared perfectly with delicious grill marks. Is Copper Chef Grill really this helpful? User reviews will soon reveal the facts.
Copper Chef Grill proclaims to work with any type of cooking surface including electric, gas, ceramic, induction, oven, and even works on the outdoor grill. Copper Chef Grill asserts to be made of heavy-duty aluminum and is heat proof up to 850 degrees. Such farfetched claims by Copper Chef Grill will be validated once users review it. The XL sized Copper Chef Grill alleges to have ceramic-tech non-sticky surface free of PTFE and PFOA. This dishwasher safe Copper Chef Grill’s claims sound fascinating but will be verified once is it reviewed.
Copper Chef Grill Mat Questions & Answers
What material is the Copper Chef Grill Mat made of? Considering the heat involved and contact with food, the composition is important.
A. It doesn’t specify specifically what the Copper Chef Grill Mat is made of. It reads “made from top quality materials”. The BBQ grill mats are made from 100% PFOA-Free materials and premium PTFE-Fiberglass coating. With proper care, they can last for years to come.
What about the taste? Do you still get a good grill taste with the Copper Chef Grill Mat?
A. Copper Chef Grill Mat gives you the perfect grill taste, and grill marks. It really just serves as a non stick barrier. No difference in taste or look, but significantly easier clean up.
Can you use a dobie pad to clean the Copper Chef Grill Mat or will it damage the mat?
A. With just a normal kitchen sponge the Copper Chef Grill Mat is very clean and easy to wash.
Where is the Copper Chef Grill Mat made?
A. Copper Chef Grill Mat is made in China.
Can the Copper Chef Grill Mat handle high heat and hold up?
A. It appears the Copper Chef Grill Mat can hold up to fairly high heat.
Is the thickness of the Copper Chef Grill Mat 2 mm? Is this mat double coated PTFE?
A. Not sure about the thickness, but the Copper Chef Grill Mat is double coated and works great with easy clean-up.
Is the Copper Chef Grill Mat reusable?
A. Yes, simply wash the Copper Chef Grill Mat and re-use it.
Can you use the Copper Chef Grill Mat on a smooth cooktop?
A. Do not use the Copper Chef Grill Mat on a ceramic cooktop. The cooktop heat can exceed the temperature limits of the grill mat and damage both the mat and cooktop. Place your pot on the cooktop after adding ingredients and then turn on the cooktop. Use care not to move the pot while the burner is hot and you’ll be fine. Using this technique often with large cookware on a ceramic cooktop and have no scratches.
Can you use the Copper Chef Grill Mat on charcoal grills?
A. Yes, you can use the Copper Chef Grill Mat on charcoal grills as well as on the gas and electric grills and you can also use them in the oven or to cover any heat source that does not exceed 500°F.
Can you cut the mat with scissors to fit the grill? Does it cook bone -in chicken real well?
A. Yes, you can cut the Copper Chef Grill Mat with scissors and customize them as you wish.
What happens if you exceed 600 degrees, would it harm your food?
A. That really depends on the temperature and for how long the Copper Chef Grill Mat is exposed to high temperatures. Usually nothing happens if the Copper Chef Grill Mat is exposed to 600 degrees or little above it for a short period of time. In case the Copper Chef Grill Mat is exposed for longer period it will start losing its texture and its non-stick coating.
Can the Copper Chef Grill Mat be used on an open-flame grill?
A. A metal box on the burner for smoking caught on fire and the Copper Chef Grill Mat was over the box. For a minute or two the flames directly hit the mat and there was no damage, no melting and no burning.
I have a Weber gas grill and two Weber charcoal grills. How careful do I need to be that the grills don’t get too hot to damage the mat?
A. With the Weber gas grill, the Copper Chef Grill Mat has performed well, but while washing the used mat there were lines appearing where the mat rests on the grate. The mat fabric is exposed and at one point there is a hole. The direct high setting may be a problem but there is also the possibility that using a basket (medium high settings) on the Copper Chef Grill Mat is the real cause of the grate marks, a result of trapping heat between the grate and the basket. That would explain the grate marks being so distinct. Don’t go over 400 degrees.
Can you still get grill marks with the Copper Chef Grill Mat?
A. It depends on the temperature and the type of the grill you are using. If you are preparing the food at high enough temperature, you can still get nice looking grill marks with the Copper Chef Grill Mat. At the same time you will usually have to add a little bit more time/heat that you would without them.
Can you use the non-stick spray on the Copper Chef Grill Mat without having any problems?
A. It’s okay to use a small amount of non stick cooking spray and it will even make the cleaning easier but to use for things that are marinated or that can fall through, they are great.
Could I use the Copper Chef Grill Mats as baking mats?
A. Yes, the Copper Chef Grill Mats can also be used as baking mats or oven liners.
Does the Copper Chef Grill Mat work well with a 22″ charcoal kettle grill?
A. Not sure, but since you can use scissors to cut the Copper Chef Grill Mat, you could cut it to fit and it would work fine.
Can you use the Copper Chef Grill Mat to line pans in the oven to bake?
A. Yes, you can use the Copper Chef Grill Mat to line the pans, as long as the heat source doesn’t exceed 600 degrees F.
Can you cook eggs with the Copper Chef Grill Mat?
A. Yes, you can prepare eggs on the Copper Chef Grill Mat, however the temperature has to be a little bit lower than you would use for preparing meat and vegetables.
How long are the Copper Chef Grill Mats designed to last?
A. The Copper Chef Grill Mat should last approximately 1000 uses per one side, if you don’t expose them to direct fire and too high temperatures.
Is the Copper Chef Grill Mat dishwasher safe?
A. Not sure but it is very easy to wash off in the kitchen sink.
What size are the Copper Chef Grill Mats?
A. May be 12″x16″
What happens to the Copper Chef Grill Mat if it goes beyond 480 degrees? How do you know how hot your grill is?
A. At times it reaches 500 for 5 minutes but it can still take it – only thing is it’s hard to clean.
How does the Copper Chef Grill Mat affect the great flavor that you get from direct cooking over charcoal?
A. The Copper Chef Grill Mat doesn’t affect the flavor at all. The Copper Chef Grill Mat actually helps because your food doesn’t stick.
Do you think you could use the Copper Chef Grill Mat under a flat iron to protect the bathroom countertop or would it just heat through?
A. The Copper Chef Grill Mat wouldn’t be appropriate for such a task. Copper Chef Grill Mat is made for the heat to go through the mat, so that the food can be well cooked and the grill marks be seen on the meat. So it is not advisable to use it for the job described.
Can the Copper Chef Grill Mat be used on a stovetop griddle on a flattop stove?
A. Yes the Copper Chef Grill Mat can absolutely be used on a stovetop griddle as long as the temperature doesn’t exceed 600 degrees Fahrenheit.
What approvals do you have?
PTFE is a known carcinogen. Leaching of these substances into food sources should be avoided. Any other options for BBQ mats not made with PTFE?
A. Copper Chef Grill Mat is PFOA free and is made from PTFE (Polytetrafluoroethylene) – the same material used in non-stick frying pans. PTFE is an FDA approved material and is safe up to 500 degrees Fahrenheit. If a person is comfortable using a non-stick frying pan, they should be comfortable using the Copper Chef Grill Mat.
Can the Copper Chef Grill Mat be used on an induction cooker?
A. Not sure but the Copper Chef Grill Mat may work just fine.
I have washed the Copper Chef Grill Mat many times with soap and water but I still get a black coating on my hands and food. Why?
A. Not sure about the source of your black coating. It may come from grease that is residual. The grease is flaming up and the smoke from it is black, and if that is not the source of your black coating, then it is coming from burning aluminum. Remove all aluminum foil, clean the grease from your grill, and see if it clears up.
Copper Chef Grill Mat Reviews
The Copper Chef Grill Mat is very disappointing. Only used the Copper Chef Grill Mat twice and the outer coating started to come off and the metal weaving beneath in the middle was visible. Cleaned the Copper Chef Grill Mat very gently each time after using them (using the sponges made specifically for non-stick surfaces) and it appears that the heat from the grill is just burning through the coating. This is very worrisome, especially when you know that your grill is nothing special, in terms of being able to generate heat.
The meat sticks to the Copper Chef Grill Mat and are very hard to get clean again. Once you place the food on the Copper Chef Grill Mat, the food sticks to it and your food and the mat stick together. You need two utensils, one to hold the Copper Chef Grill Mat in place and one to flip the food on the grill.
The loin chops looked like they were just steaming in their own juices. You have to carefully remove the chops and remove the Copper Chef Grill Mat and place the chops back on the grill direct to get a true grilled finish. The Copper Chef Grill Mat would probably work for fish, vegetables and hamburgers but don’t try grilling steaks and pork chops.
Used the Copper Chef Grill Mat to grill something but the grease accumulated on the mat and dripped off which ignited a huge flare up. The grease on the mat caught fire and only turning off the gas helped the flames to die down. The Copper Chef Grill Mat is not worth it.
The Copper Chef Grill Mat melts and gets in the food. It really isn’t heat resistant. Also, the Copper Chef Grill Mat came apart after washing it.
Copper Chef Grill Mat is terrible. It leaves residue on food which is impossible to clean.
The edges of the Copper Chef Grill Mat frayed and continued to unravel from the factory cut. Wasn’t pleased with the performance of the Copper Chef Grill Mat because it started peeling while grilling and all the food had black particles all over it.
Burgers tasted like plastic when they were done. Didn’t get the lovely grill marks until the steak was well done. There was some light grill marks on the medium and medium rare ones, but just faint on the med rare. The fire is just too intense for the mats. They didn’t actually melt, but they actually did look like they were indeed melting. There is also a chemical smell during cooking.
Used the Copper Chef Grill Mat to grill twice just like you see on TV but it seems like it burnt, kind of crusted over. Just seems like it didn’t handle the heat. It starts to break down with first use.
What do I get?
Official website: CopperChefGrillMat.com