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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249 Customer Reviews for Red Copper Pan

Average Customer Rating: 2.1
Rating Snapshot:
5 stars: 46 4 stars: 10 3 stars: 11 2 stars: 36 1 stars: 146
Bottom Line: 24% would recommend it to a friend
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  • Not pleased

    First of all, after one month and two times seasoning the thing, the pan sticks. Then I get a small scratch in the pan. Where that came from, I don't know because I only use Teflon utensils.

    Then I call customer service, and they tell me that if I would have read the fine print, I would have seen that these pans were not designed for electric stoves.

    Now, where in all that great advertising does it tell you that? They won't give me my money back either. I have to go back to the retailer. (Oh, they would give me a replacement but I still have the electric stove). It is not worth all the hype!

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

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  • Love my Red Copper

    • Illinois,
    • Feb 24, 2017

    I purchased a 9.5-inch Red Copper square pan two weeks ago. I have used it for eggs, bacon, breaded chicken, grilled sandwiches, as well as finishing cooking items from stove top to oven.

    I have no complaints other than that I wish I could purchase a cover for it; for the stove top and oven use.

    I used a little olive when I cook breaded items on the stove top to ensure a crisp crust before finishing in the oven. Nothing sticks, with or without oil or butter. Pan cleans in a breeze, with no effort.

    If anyone has a problem with a Red Copper pan, my guess is they did not read the instructions and did not prep the pan before using.

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

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  • Very disappointed

    We followed the instructions to the letter, it worked for two or three times, and then everything started sticking, and it is very hard to clean. I called the company, and they said to take it back or try soaking it overnight. I thought this was the whole idea, the fact that it is supposed to be an easy clean-up.

    I am so disappointed. It was a Christmas present, but I need the receipt to take it back. Who wants to ask for that? The company did not want to help at all.

    Do not buy this if you think it's going to clean up easily. It cooks good, but as I said, be prepared to spend 30 minutes cleaning it.

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

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  • Disappointed

    I bought my Red Copper skillet at Meijers just before Christmas. And I also bought one for a friend, and I loved it. It is so easy to clean, and nothing would stick.

    And then, since about the middle of January, everything has started sticking in it. Eggs are the worst. I also bought the deep pan before it started sticking from Fingerhut, and now I am afraid to use it. I am afraid that after giving almost $80 for a pan, it is going to be the same way.

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

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  • Disappointed with Red Cooper

    I'll make this short. My wife bought me one of the Red Cooper frying pans. After two months of use, the pan had scratches from the use of sponges that have a green abrasive side. Obviously, I was surprised to see that the abrasive green pad would leave scratches. I did not use any metal cleaning pads or abrasive cleaning powder type of products.

    NOTE: I was surprised to see that I had to use ANY abrasive cleaning device at all (what does nonstick mean?). Stains developed and the scratches absorbed in many cases the color of burnt meat products that were over cooked. I used a non-stick spray product to help with the loss of the pans natural nonstick properties, and that nonstick spray now remains as a permanent stain on the pan's surface.

    The company did send me another pan but did not ask for the return of the defective pan. You would think that they would have an interest in reviewing and analyzing the problems of this pan. I will not buy another Red Copper product and will stick (no pun intended) with the old Teflon-type products. I have some All-Clad nonstick pans that I had purchased years ago, which are still in good shape.

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

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  • Wrong cookbook

    After watching the commercial on TV with Cathy Mitchell showing all the wonderful recipes that were shown with the page numbers given, the recipe book was not the same, and it didn't have the recipes shown on TV.

    The cover on the book on TV was different than what I got. After calling more than once, I was told they would email the recipes so I could print them off. I don't have a working computer and was told to use someone else's computer.

    After really insisting it was false advertising, they said they would send it to me. I haven't received anything yet!

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

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  • Very disappointed.

    It is a nice pan, and I seasoned it as directed, but the eggs and other items still stuck. It works great with Pam or other oils. I seasoned it a second time with no improvement.

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

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  • 0 out 1 people found this review helpful

    I feel I have been scammed. Never received my order!

    I ordered the square pan and was supposed to receive a "free" one along with it, but I never received it. I received no verification of my order, and I see them in stores everywhere for less than what I paid! I have stayed in touch with my credit card company. Is this happening often? I feel scammed.

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

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  • 1 out 1 people found this review helpful

    Warped

    • Hagerstown, MD,
    • Feb 21, 2017

    The Red Copper Pan was a gift. I followed the instructions for before using. The bottom of the pan is now warped and I have to hold it to keep it from rocking around when in use. Other than that, it's not bad.

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

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  • Scratches on pan and sticking

    When I first got this pan, I really liked it. I have had the skillet for two and a half months and it is now just getting scratches on it and is starting to stick. In fact, it is hard to clean now also. I fixed a grilled cheese that I had used olive oil on the bread instead of butter, and it is like coated on the skillet and doesn't come off. I am very disappointed in the pan.

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

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  • 5 out 5 people found this review helpful

    Scam

    Everything started sticking after three uses, and NOTHING slides out like it shows on TV.

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

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