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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179 Customer Reviews for Red Copper Pan

Average Customer Rating: 2.2
Rating Snapshot:
5 stars: 36 4 stars: 7 3 stars: 9 2 stars: 26 1 stars: 101
Bottom Line: 26% would recommend it to a friend
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  • Red Copper Fry Pan

    We purchased this pan in 2016 after seeing all of the commercials on TV. At first, it worked really well but has since started to stick really bad. My husband tried to make eggs in it the past two days (omelette and then sunnyside up), and he could not get the eggs out of the pan without scraping them out. They stuck so bad, and then we had to soak and scrub to clean it. I purchased this at WalMart and will be returning to them to see what they will do.

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

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  • Oil required

    I purchased my Red Copper pan at Kroger.

    I followed the seasoning instructions, but attempting to cook without oil was a big problem. The egg (and most everything else) sticks to the pan if oil is not used. So, we kept trying various temperatures, oil amounts, and foods. Nothing improved the performance.

    So, we have decided to give the pan to the Salvation Army thrift store, as we have a nice set of stainless steel. If oil is necessary, we will just use the stainless steel, or if we want to eat healthily, we can use low heat without oil (which works well) in our garden variety department store stainless steel pans. We have been to the home demonstrations of the high priced buy direct pans, but have found that our pans perform just as well for 5% of the purchase price.

    We bought the Red Copper pan for a quick cook without oil. That did not happen. From now on we will just keep using the stainless steel pan.

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

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  • 2 out 2 people found this review helpful

    Disappointed

    I followed directions, but still, every time I fry or try to sear a steak or piece of fish, it sticks. I use oil or butter, and the food still sticks. I'd like my money back, but since I purchased it at my local grocery, I probably won't get it back.

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

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  • 2 out 2 people found this review helpful

    Can't use on glass top or flat top stoves

    I just got two emails from their customer service after asking about seasoning and the fact that the pan warped.

    Dear Valued Customer.

    It is important that we resolve any questions or concerns, to your satisfaction. Please review the information noted immediately below.

    We apologize for the inconvenience.

    Sometimes the pan may require seasoning more than once. We recommend the pan to be seasoned again, however, before seasoning, please follow the below steps for cleaning:

    •Soak the pan in warm water overnight.

    •Hand wash the pan.

    •Hand wash cookware in warm water using a mild dish soap and towel dry.

    Please follow the below steps for seasoning the pan:

    •Spread a light coating of vegetable oil over the entire inside “Copper” surface of the or pan.

    •Place it on your stove top over medium heat.

    •Watch carefully and remove once it begins to smoke.

    •Let it cool completely.

    •Wipe away excess oil with cloth or paper towel.

    •You are now ready to start cooking.

    Note: To maintain an exceptional performance of Red Copper Pan, it is recommended that you repeat the above process at least twice a year. For best results, please use the pan on a moderate temperature and use a few drops of oil for first few uses.

    We hope this information is helpful to you. Please feel free to contact us with any further questions at 1-855-668-1655, (Monday to Friday 7:00 AM to Midnight Eastern Time & Sat - Sun 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM Eastern Time).

    Regards,

    Customer Service Team

    Reminder: Your email security filters may send our communications to spam so please check there for updates as well and if you like, allow our future emails to be accepted.

    And after asking about the fact that the pan warped, I got this email.

    Dear Valued Customer.

    It is important that we resolve any questions or concerns to your satisfaction. Please review the information noted immediately below.

    Red Copper was not designed to work on the glass top or flat top stoves. Owners of glass top stoves are cautioned to use only certain types of cook ware on their delicate stoves. The probability of scratching that delicate surface is more likely with pans not designed to be used on that surface.

    We hope this information is helpful to you. Please feel free to contact us with any further questions at 1-855-668-1655, (Monday to Friday 7:00 AM to Midnight Eastern Time & Sat - Sun 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM Eastern Time).

    Regards,

    Customer Service Team

    Reminder: Your email security filters may send our communications to spam so please check there for updates as well and if you like, allow our future emails to be accepted.

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

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  • 2 out 2 people found this review helpful

    This pan is a joke!

    • Louisville, KY,
    • Jan 18, 2017

    This pan performs NOTHING like what it is advertised to do. What a joke!

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

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  • 3 out 3 people found this review helpful

    Not worth the money

    I was really excited to get the square Red Copper Pan with the steam rack and the deep fryer basket, since I had bought the large and small skillets and am very satisfied with them.

    I wanted to bake a chicken in it, so I followed the instructions in the book and when I went to clean the pan, I noticed scratches on the bottom of the pan. A few days later I baked some chicken thighs with a sauce, and again there are more scratches, almost the whole bottom is scratched. I have only used plastic on this pan.

    I was going to buy one for my daughter but now I will NOT. I wish there was some way to get my money back.

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

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  • 0 out 1 people found this review helpful

    Absolutely real

    This pan (Red Kettle Square Pan), as well as the Copper Chef, are absolutely real.

    I have cooked eggs and cheese in the Copper Chef over and over again, with no sticking. In the Red Kettle, I was heating alfredo sauce with shrimp on low setting (about 3-4 on the electric range) and forgot about it and left home to pick up my daughter. I was gone for about 20 minutes. When I returned home and saw that I left the alfredo on, I was terrified that it was burned. But it was NOT. It was bubbling but did not burn or scorch the sauce. I forgot about and burned gravied pork chop, in the Red Kettle, but it cleaned easily, I did have the setting much higher, though, so I understood.

    The secret to both pans (because of how they are built to cook), is DO NOT put the pan on a direct high setting, DO NOT put oil in the pan (it does not need it), and DO NOT season the pan. Nowhere in the directions for either pan is that called for. For me, the highest setting I use is 7 or 8 on my electric range. If you cook on a too high of a setting, because of the principles of how both pans cook, or put oil in the pan on a high setting, YOU will destroy the pan. It's like pouring gasoline on a fire.

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

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  • 2 out 2 people found this review helpful

    After 6 months of use, bottom sticks

    After six months of use, the pan sticks all over, especially when making scrambled eggs.

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

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  • 2 out 2 people found this review helpful

    Biggest waste of money ever

    I had this just over a month (just past the 30-day unconditional guarantee), and I have had to throw it out. All I cooked in it was steak and eggs, and despite scrubbing until my arm hurt, I couldn't get it clean.

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

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  • 4 out 4 people found this review helpful

    Easy to clean, but food still sticks

    • Texas,
    • Jan 15, 2017

    I bought the square pan at my local grocery store. I read the instructions and baked the pan with vegetable oil like it said before using. From day one, eggs stick, hamburger sticks, and ham slices stick. Grill cheese does not stick because of all that butter.

    They are fooling us with the commercials. I use plastic utensils, so I don't have any scratches. I gave it three stars because although food sticks, it is real easy to clean compared to Teflon, cast iron, or stainless steel.

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

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  • 3 out 3 people found this review helpful

    Red Copper and Gotham Steel

    I bought one of each one of these pans at WalMart. They both stick from the first use. They are worse than any non-stick pans I've ever had, much worse. I bought an old non-stick pan at a garage sale that works better. I'm taking both of them back.

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

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