This Is the Best Copper Cookware Set on Amazon, According to Reviews—And It's Less Than $120

Copper cookware makes a pretty addition to your culinary collection, but it can also be expensive. Instead of spending hundreds (or even thousands) of dollars, we found a set that looks good, cooks well, and doesn't cost a bundle.

The One Copper Cookware Set You Need

Copper is an excellent heat conductor (not to mention it looks gorgeous), which is why it's becoming more popular to use in the kitchen. The metal also adjusts heat quickly, so when you turn down the boiling pasta or want the meat to simmer, it changes temperature almost immediately, minimizing your chance of overcooking food. But copper sets can cost a pretty penny (pardon the pun)—some more than $1,000. If you're a home cook on a budget, we found a set that works just as well as high-end cookware, and it's only $116.

From Copper Chef, this nine-piece cookware set includes two frying pans, two saucepans, a casserole pan, a fry basket, and a steamer tray for making all your favorite meals. The bottom of each pan features a stainless steel coating to help distribute heat evenly, and the two lids are interchangeable, so you don't have to search in your cabinet for the right fit.

The set has hundreds of positive reviews on Amazon, and this customer especially appreciates the non-stick coating, saying, "Excellence in cooking, literally nothing sticks to these pans. The best part is when cooking pasta the water doesn't boil over and the pasta doesn't stick to the bottom."

To maintain their pretty look and cooking efficacy, you do not want to put any copper cookware—including this set—in the dishwasher. They may seem all right the first few washes, but after awhile the metal will start to rust. Instead, use hot water and a dab of dish soap for cleanup. Thanks to this set's non-stick coating you won't really need to scrub. Just a few wipes with a dishcloth and they'll be ready for your next culinary creation.

To Buy: Copper Chef cookware set, $116; amazon.com