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.

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127 Customer Reviews for Red Copper Pan

Average Customer Rating: 2.2
Rating Snapshot:
5 stars: 27 4 stars: 6 3 stars: 7 2 stars: 16 1 stars: 71
Bottom Line: 28% would recommend it to a friend
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  • 4 out 4 people found this review helpful

    It's a great pan!

    Recently, I accidentally set my Red Copper frying pan on fire when I put it on a burner with some oil, went to do something else, and forgot about the pan. When I returned a few minutes later, the oil in the pan was on fire. Thankfully, I was able to put the fire out quickly, but the inside of the pan was burned black. After it cooled I scrubbed the pan and within minutes the black was all gone. I have been using the pan ever since with no problems. So in my opinion your Red Copper pan is well worth the price.

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

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  • 3 out 3 people found this review helpful

    Good pan

    • New York ,
    • Dec 2, 2016

    I know everyone is complaining about this pan but I love it. I actually did not season it. I use it to make eggs and I do use a little oil or margarine. It works just fine like that. The pan cleans beautifully. For a $20 pan I'm satisfied. I have expensive pans and I always use some oil.

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

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  • 0 out 3 people found this review helpful

    Food sticking in Copper skillet

    I bought this copper skillet about 2 months ago and I cooked sausage and eggs in it tonight and it stuck in the skillet. And the bottom of the skillet has discolored.

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

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  • 12 out 13 people found this review helpful

    Red Copper is a scam

    • New York City, NY,
    • Nov 28, 2016

    EVERYTHING sticks to the Red Copper pan. It is impossible to clean, even after soaking, scrubbing and running it through the dishwasher.

    My pan is black after just using it four times. The commercial is a switch and bait scam because the pan does not perform as advertised!

    I'm sending mine back to the manufacturer, even though I won't get a refund. I want them to see first hand how awful this product really is. Do not waste your money on the Red Copper Pan!

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

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  • 13 out 15 people found this review helpful

    Terrible pan

    • La Grange, IL,
    • Nov 25, 2016

    As per other reviews, this pan is junk and is far from non-stick. As per the instructions, the pan was seasoned prior to first use, but then tried to fry an egg and it stuck like crazy. Wish I had read reviews first but saw it at Menards and grabbed it as an impulse buy. Might use it as a meat mallet now, but not to cook 'non-stick'.

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

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  • 14 out 14 people found this review helpful

    Bummed

    I purchased my two pans with the frying basket, steamer, and cover from an Instagram ad. I love my large pan, nothing sticks. Now when it comes to the smaller pan, eggs stick, it's a pain trying to get the food to come off.

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

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  • 15 out 17 people found this review helpful

    Do Not Recommend

    • Sun City, AZ,
    • Nov 22, 2016

    I purchased a 10-inch Red Copper Pan in April 2016 and followed the instructions to season it as soon as I received it in the mail. By October 2016, the food started sticking to the pan and had to be scraped off.

    I re-seasoned it at that time per instructions. I used it today and I can't even get the partials of food out of the pan. I called their customer service, which is in India, not happy about that either. I could not understand the man on the other end of the phone. He said to ship it back with a check for return postage to pay for the shipping.

    I told him I would not pay for the return postage and I shouldn't have to pay to ship it back! Not my fault it is an inferior product that does not live up to their advertising. Unfortunately, I already purchased some for gifts and have been giving them out.

    As the instructions on this website says to be “fair and honest”, I have been!

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

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  • 8 out 15 people found this review helpful

    Red Copper Frying Pan

    • Clarksville, TN,
    • Nov 22, 2016

    OMG! I am blown away by this amazing pan. Everything I own sticks except the Red Copper. I can wipe it clean, it doesn't stick. Even scrambled eggs slide right out. Meat that would normally leave a coating or sticky mess in the pan is no more a problem to get out. I kick myself for not purchasing sooner. I have put the rest of the set on Christmas wish list. I hope my husband got the hint.

    Excited to see. If not, I will run out and purchase myself a set and toss away my old ones.

    Thank you for making the Red Copper.

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

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  • 18 out 20 people found this review helpful

    Bait and Switch

    I ordered from the internet under a special offer of 2 deluxe square pans with lids, steamers, fry baskets, recipe books and a chef knife. It should have been $109.98 with free shipping. Instead I got ONE square pan deluxe, lid, steamer, fry basket, recipe book and a 10" round pan and no chef knife (got the sheath, though). All for $104.97 and had to pay shipping on the round pan. They offered to refund $20 for the round pan and I could order a second square pan. I couldn't get it thru to them that I wanted the special offer I had ordered in the first place. It is still unresolved. I have not used the pan(s) because probably will send them back for a full refund. NOT HAPPY.

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

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  • 18 out 19 people found this review helpful

    Awful!

    I seasoned as directed but eggs stick, which is what I bought the pan for! I seasoned it again but got no better results.

    Do not buy this pan, it's total fraud!

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

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  • 16 out 18 people found this review helpful

    They scratch and burn at low heat

    • Elmira, NY,
    • Nov 14, 2016

    Don't let them fool you. These pans scratch easily with a simple fork. Also, the pans I bought have dark spots in the middle from the heat of a cook top. I would not ever think of putting them in an oven at 500 degrees. Another TV produced scam. Sorry I fell for it.

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

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