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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388 Customer Reviews for Red Copper Pan

Average Customer Rating: 2.0
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5 star: 64 4 star: 15 3 star: 15 2 star: 57 1 star:  237
Bottom Line: 22% would recommend it to a friend
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  • Ceramic pans, durability and sticking

    • South Bend, Indiana,
    • Sep 21, 2017
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    I have three different brands of ceramic pans; Red Copper, Gotham Steel, and Danny Seo (white).

    The Danny Seo are the worst, and I have four different sizes. Everything sticks, the pans have discolored, and they are very difficult to clean. Rated number 2 are the Red Copper, of which I have one. Foods stick and burn in the pan, and it is difficult to clean. The Red Copper, however, has not discolored. The best of the three is the Gotham Steel, of which I have only 1. So far nothing sticks, I wash it in the dishwasher, but oil and food burn very easily.

    All these ceramic pans need to be used with substantially lower heat as in general, the pans are very thin. (The Danny Seo pans are ceramic lined stainless with a thick bottom unlike the Gotham and the Red Copper). The "stockability" is greatly improved by cooking at much lower temperatures. On the Seo pans, the white ceramic finish is rubbing through due to the effort required to get them clean. The Red Copper does not resist marks and scratches from metal cooking utensils. The Gotham finish seems to have held up the best and as long as you keep the temperature much lower than you normally would on a Teflon pan, most of the ceramic pans perform acceptably.

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

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  • Horrible pan

    • California,
    • Sep 21, 2017
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    People, please do not buy this Red Copper Pan. It's all a lie and waste of money. It says it is nonstick, but that's not true. The commercial for it is all a lie.

    I am sorry for this company. Shame on you Red Copper.

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

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  • 1 out 1 people found this review helpful

    Temporary non stick

    • Los Angeles, CA,
    • Sep 17, 2017
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    Non-stick lasts for the first three months only. Now everything sticks to it, and it does scratch. It is not the last pan I'll ever need, false advertising. I do not recommend this unless you are ok with it only lasting a few months.

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

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  • 3 out 3 people found this review helpful

    Horrible!

    I bought this pan, did all it said to do, nothing stuck for exactly one week. Now everything sticks, even fatty sausage patties and hamburger, you have to sand blast it to get food out. I finally gave up today (after soaking and scrubbing six times to get scrambled eggs out) and tossed it in the garbage. The worst thing I have ever wasted my money on, and they should be ashamed for lying and stealing peoples' money.

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

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  • 3 out 3 people found this review helpful

    What a piece of JUNK

    • Eatontown, NJ,
    • Sep 12, 2017
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    At first, I thought wow the pan seems great, but three weeks later, everything stuck to this pan. The eggs stuck so bad I had to scrap them off with the spatula. I think we should file a class action suit to get our money back from these fraudsters who sell this junk on TV.

    Never again will I buy stuff I see on these TV commercials.

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

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  • 7 out 9 people found this review helpful

    Best pan I have ever used

    First, I seasoned and baked in the oven the 8" pan as the instructions stated. This is probably essential to it being a great pan. We have cooked different things in this pan and NEVER had anything stick. Delicious steaks and great eggs. I have been using it for about six months now. It gets used about once each week or two (I do not cook a lot). We wash it by hand and do not use any metal utensils when cooking.

    Because this pan works so great, I am seriously considering buying more of their line of Red Copper Pan.

    Instructions say to do coating each six months so probably will do again, but nothing sticks at all now. It just slides off the pan. I am surprised at so many negative reviews. Makes me wonder if they followed the initial instructions before using.

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

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  • 9 out 9 people found this review helpful

    Sticky situation

    • San Mateo, CA,
    • Sep 1, 2017
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    I found the same result. The pan was OK the first few uses, and then food began sticking and eventually the pan became harder to clean, even when using a light coating of high-smoke point avocado oil! I had to use the scouring side of a sponge.

    I have a competitor's comparable pan, and it is only a little better. The outside of both pans have been quite durable, but a waste of material.

    Conclusion: More research needs to be conducted on the coatings on these pans when they end up harder to clean than Teflon.

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

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  • 4 out 5 people found this review helpful

    Pan burns everything

    I bought this pan less than a year ago. I did everything that was said to cure the pan. At first, it worked great. Then I found a scratch in the pan. Then shortly after I would be cooking something, and the pan would start burning. It wasn't burning the food, but the pan was burning. Now I don't know how to get it replaced.

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

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  • 3 out 3 people found this review helpful

    Waste of money.

    Probably the worst frying pan ever purchased. I used it for maybe three months, and now I cannot even fry an egg in it without it getting stuck. Don't waste your money on this; you'd be better off buying a Gotham Steel.

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

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  • 3 out 3 people found this review helpful

    Sticky pan

    • Red Bluff, CA,
    • Aug 31, 2017
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    I bought the pan off the TV commercial, and when they came to my house it works beautifully. I did exactly what the paper said and how to season it.

    After three months the pan started sticking. Not bad, but just started. So I seasoned it again, but it did not work like they said it would. I dropped the fork on it while I was cooking breakfast and it put a great big scratch in. I called them and told them that I wanted a replacement because this plan was defective. All they did was give me a finger and to season it again. So I seasoned it a third time the pain sticks. They will not give you a replacement.

    The pan works good for the first six months and then dies. They want to keep those commercials going so people are going to get screwed really bad. I know I've been screwed by them. Never buy anything off the TV. You get what you pay for. My grandfather used to say "if it's cheap to buy, it is cheap to buy." I still use the pen with non-stick spray because I threw my other pan out.

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

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  • 3 out 3 people found this review helpful

    Disappointed

    Pan became discolored after using just a couple of times. Not good quality. Not dishwasher safe. Purchased two for myself and two as gifts. The ceramic part of the pan is great, but the outer surface is poor quality.

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

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