About Red Copper Pan

Endorsed by #1 best selling author Cathy Mitchell, the 10” Red Copper Fry Pan combines 100% pure, super strong copper and a non-stick ceramic surface. Why?

So you’ll have a durable piece of cookware that’s oven safe to 500°, and that also can be used to flambé desserts, caramelize sugar, or even mix eggs directly in the pan! In fact, whatever abuse you throw at it in the kitchen, Red Copper Pan is guaranteed to stay scratch-free forever.

Red Copper Pan’s non-stick coating is also PFOA and PTFE free, so it’s safe for your family, and when you’re finished cooking you can pop it in the dishwasher for easy cleanup.

What’s not to love about Cathy Mitchell? She’s sweet, makes wonderful food, and makes herself feel like part of the family. Does that mean her products—especially Red Copper Pan—are any good? That’s exactly what we’ll help you figure out here.

To begin our journey, let’s talk about copper cookware in general.

Is Copper a Good Cooking Surface?

Now, ‘good’ can mean different things to different people. So, in order to scale the question down a little, let’s find out some of the pros and cons for copper cookware, and we’ll leave it up to you to decide if it’s ‘good’ or not:

Copper Cookware Pros

Probably the biggest advantage of copper cookware is that it conducts heat exceptionally well. As a result, it’ll take less time to heat the food inside, evenly distribute this heat, and help it cook faster.

Copper is, for the most, easy to clean.

Finally, from a purely aesthetic standpoint, copper cookware looks stunning when hanging from a rack in your kitchen.

See also: Comparing Cookware: Stainless Steel vs. Copper

Copper Cookware Cons

Probably one of the biggest obstacles to overcome related to copper cookware is price. Although full copper cookware is very expensive, you can purchase it with a stainless steel or tin lining for less.

Outside of price, according to TheKitchn, copper cookware has several unique disadvantages:

“Reactive with alkaline or acidic foods, which can take on a metallic taste after being cooked in a copper pot. Light colored foods, like eggs, can also develop grey streaks when they pick up the copper compounds, which also means you'll ingest small amounts of copper. Not a big deal if it's an occasional thing, but not so great for everyday use. Copper also requires regular polishing and maintenance, and it's expensive.”

Lastly, despite what’s mentioned on the Red Copper Pan website, copper cookware is not dishwasher safe.

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What Can You Expect From Red Copper Pan’s Non-Stick Coating?

Although copper is considered a tough, durable material, of anything failed on Red Copper Pan first, it’d almost certainly be the non-stick coating. We’re told it’s PFOA and PTFE-free (which is certainly positive), but is it really as durable as the company claims?

The quick answer is that there’s no way to know. We know that Red Copper Pan’s non-stick properties are provided by its ceramic coating, but not all ceramic coatings are created equal. Generally, the thicker a ceramic coating is, the more durable and long-lasting it’ll be.

And considering that most As Seen On TV products don’t exactly get high marks for quality, it’s our opinion that Red Copper Pan’s ceramic coating won’t be thick or durable.

Pro tip: In any case, it’s never a good idea to whisk eggs directly in your non-stick pan using an electric mixer, as demonstrated in the Red Copper Pan commercial.

Speaking of ASOTV products, is there anything else out there quite like Red Copper Pan?

Does Red Copper Pan Have Any Competition?

Yes. A whole lot.

In fact, outside of their different colors, it seems like Red Copper Pan is just a rebranded version of Gotham Steel Pans; except instead of being endorsed by Cathy Miller, Gotham was promoted by Chef Daniel Green. Did everyone like them?

Out of 40 reader reviews, Gotham Steel Pans had an average rating of 2.3 stars here on HighYa, mostly because they never arrived. Out of these review, a customer who received theirs, wrote:

“EVERYTHING sticks, even bacon. I'm a chef so I know I'm better off with cast iron. When particles adhere to the surface they are impossible to remove. I can cook on stainless steel with better results.”

Will you experience the same with Red Copper Pan? There’s no way to know for sure, but since they seem like they’re essentially the exact same product, we’d definitely recommend keeping it in mind.

Then, if we move outside the ASOTV realm, you’ll find that you literally have hundreds more copper/ceramic cookware to choose from, whether online or at local retailers. In some instances, you might even be able to find 6-piece cookware sets for as little as $100.

Sure, this will cost more upfront than Red Copper Pan, but you’ll be getting much more value for your money. On top of this, returning them is as easy as hopping in your car if you’re not satisfied!

This is a good opportunity to talk about Red Copper Pan’s price before wrapping up.

How Much Does Red Copper Pan Cost?

One 10” Red Copper Pan and recipe guide will cost you $19.99 plus $7.99 S&H. At checkout, you’ll also be able to order a second Pan, along with an 8” Forever Sharp Copper Knife, for an additional $9.99 S&H.

Like most Telebrands products, Red Copper Pan comes with a 30-day refund policy, less S&H charges. Keep in mind that you’ll lose $17.98 if you chose the BOGO offer, even before shipping it back to the company.

Nonetheless, customer service can be reached at 855-668-1655.

Should You Buy Red Copper Pan?

Cathy Mitchell has had some great success with ASOTV products recently, as her Dump Cakes and Dump Loaf recipe books have sold like hotcakes (excuse the bad pun). But whether we’re talking about her previous products or new ones like Red Copper Pan (and their other incarnation as Gotham Steel Pans), it seems like most customers aren’t pleased with their purchase.

Granted, Telebrands could have completely retooled the manufacturing process with Red Copper Pan, so—unlike Gotham—it’ll arrive on your doorstep quickly and function flawlessly. But if our experience reviewing hundreds of ASOTV products has taught us anything, it’s that this is unlikely.

What can you do instead? We think shopping locally for copper and ceramic cookware will help you get more bang for your buck. You’ll also be able to compare different pans in person, speak with a sales associate, and get a better feel for which options are best for you, before handing over your hard-earned money.

Read Next: Finding the Perfect Pots & Pans for Your Cooking Style

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295 Customer Reviews for Red Copper Pan

Average Customer Rating: 2.0
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5 stars: 50 4 stars: 12 3 stars: 12 2 stars: 48 1 stars: 173
Bottom Line: 23% would recommend it to a friend
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  • 2 out 2 people found this review helpful

    Do NOT buy

    I bought two for my wife last year. It was NOT worth the money, and yes, it does stick after a few months of use.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 2 out 2 people found this review helpful

    Square Dance Pan will never stick

    I loved the Red Copper Square Dance Frying Pan for the first two months after I received it. I used it every day but after two months everything sticks, including bacon. I knew it was too good to be true but wanted to try it out. Everything sticks!

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 3 out 4 people found this review helpful

    Unimpressed

    I cooked sausage patties and fried eggs in the Red Copper frying pan this morning. Eggs stuck a bit to the pan, and I did have to scrub it clean afterward. There were several burn marks on the bottom of the pan, strange. Also, eggs take on a rather unappealing gray tint when fried in the pan.

    Not worth the money.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 4 out 4 people found this review helpful

    Red bottom

    We have purchased two Red Copper pans in the last two months. The first one we took back to the store because after the first time using it, a lot of the red paint came off and left a mess on the glass top stove, which my wife had a real hard time cleaning. She wrote to the company and never received a response.

    Yesterday we purchased another, and after using it, the same thing has happened. The cooking surface that is copper is OK. The bottom has a lot to be desired. Are they worth the price we paid for them? NO.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 5 out 5 people found this review helpful

    10 inch round red copper pan

    • Campbell, MO,
    • Apr 16, 2017

    Very disappointed! My pan has a lot of scratches, and it does stick. For the first couple days it was okay, but then after about the third use it started sticking and had scratches in it so bad. So not worth the 30 dollars I gave for it. Will never buy another one.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 6 out 7 people found this review helpful

    Fell for another joke of a sale

    • Greenville, SC,
    • Apr 15, 2017

    My fiance's mother thought she would buy us the whole set for Christmas since we loved watching the commercials. We were so disappointed. We had food sticking right away. There was no such thing as eggs and food sliding right out. And now we have to let it soak in hot soapy water just to loosen anything sticking. These people on here are saying that they pans are not sticking. How are they not?

    I will say the pots and steamer we got are fine. It's all the pans. Then on top of it, I notice copper in my fried eggs. Yes, copper is coming off. We had to purchase Teflon fry pans now. We got rid of others when we got this gift. Do not buy these, false advertising. We fell for this joke of a sale.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 4 out 4 people found this review helpful

    Love it

    I love the Red Copper pans! If you season them as directed before use, they do not stick! I burned up some rice in my pan, and it slid right out and left no marks on the pan.

    I have the ten-piece set, the large square pan and the 12" fry pan.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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  • 8 out 11 people found this review helpful

    Red Copper is pure garbage

    I bought two Red Copper Pans from the ad that the big-mouthed old broad advertises, and it is the worst thing I ever did. They arrived very promptly, but after about 30 days they were pure trash. Everything you cooked in them stuck to the pan, and the coating was coming off in the food.

    Save your money and don't buy anything that this old woman advertises because it is pure trash.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 5 out 7 people found this review helpful

    Junk

    Everything we have cooked has stuck. This skillet is junk.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 4 out 5 people found this review helpful

    Unhappy

    I bought my fry pan about a year and a half ago. It was great for a year, but now everything sticks.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 5 out 7 people found this review helpful

    Not what I expected, in a bad way!

    I bought the 10" pan at my husband's request! I use olive oil, as stated for cooking sausage patties. The sausage stuck to the pan and the residue needed to be soaked for minutes before I could wipe it clean as shown on the advertisement! The pan is ruined with splatter stains that will not come clean.

    Returning it is not an option per the nightmare return reviews I just read. It's in the trash where it belongs!

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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