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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368 Customer Reviews for Red Copper Pan

Average Customer Rating: 2.0
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5 star: 62 4 star: 15 3 star: 14 2 star: 55 1 star:  222
Bottom Line: 23% would recommend it to a friend
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  • I LOVE my pots and pans

    • Austin, TX,
    • Aug 18, 2017
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    I purchased one piece. I loved it so much that I bought a set. I have been using them for over six months. Nothing sticks. Easiest clean-up. They get constant use with three teenagers in the house who eat nonstop and cook for themselves outside of regular meal times. To make sure they last I do not put them in the dishwasher and do not use metal utensils with them. I HIGHLY recommend these!

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

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  • Not as advertised!

    • Tennessee,
    • Aug 18, 2017
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    I did exactly as described before using the square 12" fry pan. Even bacon sticks when frying it. I do not recommend anyone buying this pan. False advertising. I have to spray the pan with cooking oil if I do not want anything to stick. A rip-off.

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

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  • Love them

    • Greenwood, Indiana,
    • Aug 18, 2017
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    I bought the square pan a few months ago. Seasoned it as instructed. Absolutely no sticking problems. I just bought the flip switch. Also seasoned as per instructions. Handy pan. Cheese didn't stick and was easy to clean. My son has had good luck with his too. Maybe the complainers didn't seal the pan.

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

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  • 2 out 2 people found this review helpful

    False advertising

    Even with greasing these pans, everything sticks to them, worse than any other "non-stick" pan I've ever used. They also advertise that you can use metal on these. They scratch easily, but plastic spatulas don't work well, so neither is good to use. Complete waste of money.

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

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  • 5 out 6 people found this review helpful

    Red Copper sticks

    The Red Copper fry pans stick terribly. Eggs have to be scraped out, and it is impossible to slide them around in the pan as it shows in the commercials. The finish is showing signs of wear, small pit marks have appeared. These pans are not the little wonders as presented.

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

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  • 6 out 6 people found this review helpful

    Rip off

    I bought the individual fry pan two months ago. Already sticking terribly. I called Red Copper company, and they advised to season with vegetable oil and bake for 20 minutes, which I did. It is sticking even more, so I just called about getting a replacement one, and I was told I will need to not only pay postage to ship the defective one to New Jersey but also pay $9.99 postage for the new pan to be sent to me. Will never purchase another one of these again.

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

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  • 5 out 5 people found this review helpful

    Not the best!

    • Scottsdale, AZ,
    • Aug 9, 2017
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    I have the original deep pan with lid and purchased a couple more at T.J. Maxx.

    They were great for about a month, but now everything sticks. I've followed all the rules as far as the olive oil to use and not using any sharp objects. I'm back to using my old Teflon coated pans; nothing sticks to those!

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

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  • 5 out 5 people found this review helpful

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    I don't know what I am doing wrong! Everything sticks. Any advice?

    It is necessary for me to use oil or butter to use the skillet and this, of course, defeats the reason for the purchase.

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

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  • 9 out 9 people found this review helpful

    Everything has stuck to the pan

    • Metairie, LA,
    • Aug 4, 2017
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    The first few times pan was great. I went out and bought three more and gave them to my children. Well, after the few time everything sticks. I have to spray Pam for eggs, etc. Meat stuck to the pan. I thought I'd leave it in the pan until it is more cooked, it might work. No, the meat balls I had to scrape up. With pork chops, pieces of the meat stuck to the pan. Is there something wrong with this pan? I never asked my kids how there were. I am afraid I bought them a scam pan. Please let me know what I can do. Thanks. I bought it from Bed Bath & Beyond.

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

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  • 8 out 8 people found this review helpful

    Pans didn't hold up

    • South Carolina,
    • Aug 4, 2017
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    About six months ago I bought a Red Copper frying pan. The pan sticks, and it doesn't matter what you cook in it. You can't even fry an egg in it; it sticks even an egg. I'm so glad I didn't buy the set.

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

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  • 9 out 9 people found this review helpful

    From non-stick to all sticks.

    • Bloomington, IN,
    • Aug 4, 2017
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    The Red Copper Pan works great for a while like seen on TV. Then in a few months, it stops being a non-stick surface and becomes an everything sticks surface. I want to send it back.

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

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