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Even at $95, These Stainless Steel Skillets Are an Absolute Steal

Material Kitchen made expensive, chef-favorite cookware somewhat affordable.


Bonded cookware isn’t new. The practice of layering metals to optimize a pan’s performance and durability was invented by All-Clad decades ago. Using copper in cookware isn’t new either; among metals that are safe to cook with, its thermal conductivity is unmatched. A combination of the two isn’t particularly novel either — many high-end cookware manufacturers make steel pans with copper cores. So what does Material Kitchen’s new collection of copper-imbued skillets have that others don’t? Price tags below $200 apiece.

Legacy brands like Mauviel and All-Clad both make steel-copper pans that work beautifully and burn holes in wallets. Material’s start at $95.

For those unfamiliar with copper’s functional cooking benefits, think of it as more responsive steel. Because it’s a drastically better heat conductor than steel, aluminum or iron, it heats up more quickly and is less prone to hot spots.

The pans are available now through Material’s site.

Buy Now: $95+

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