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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317 Customer Reviews for Red Copper Pan

Average Customer Rating: 2.0
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5 stars: 54 4 stars: 12 3 stars: 14 2 stars: 51 1 stars: 186
Bottom Line: 23% would recommend it to a friend
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  • 1 out 1 people found this review helpful

    Copper Pan review

    I purchased the round Copper Pan from Walmart. I followed the instructions about lightly greasing and baking the pan before use. The first time is used it there were no issues. I hand washed it, dried it, and set it aside. The second time I used it, I made an egg-in-a-hole, and it completely stuck to the bottom. So much so that I threw it out. I retried and even greased the bottom, but everything I put in stuck. Then the contents were so bonded in the pan that I now can't even clean it. I scrubbed as hard as I could, but it won't come clean.

    This is a pathetic product, and I would not recommend anyone purchase one.

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

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  • Disappointed

    I bought the Red Copper Skillet (as advertised on TV), and I am very disappointed. Here I am thinking that it is so "nonstick" and would impact my caloric intake by reducing the use of oils, but not even eggs can be cooked without sticking.

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

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  • 1 out 2 people found this review helpful

    Home-field tested

    • Port Sulphur, LA,
    • May 23, 2017

    OK. I'm the person (not endorsed by anyone!) who field tests their products for at least six months before writing a review. Here is mine on the low-cost Red Copper Pans.

    OK, like most of you, I tend to be skeptical of the TV Infomercial products (enter Shamwow, Flex Seal, Clapper, Tommy Copper, etc.). Some work and others are gimmicks.

    Now back to these pans. I live in the extreme south of Louisiana in the swampland (yeah we have gators all over here, we name them!).

    We also cook A LOT! So I order the Big Square pan and 12" fry pan. I SEASON THEM like the instructions say and then use them A LOT. It has been on the stove, in the oven, and outside on the outdoor propane burner. I try to use the Teflon spatulas and spoons, but hey, sometimes I forget them, so out comes the stainless ones. Oh well, they are cheap enough to replace if I have to.

    So, after six months, in my area, if a fish is worth keeping we call it exactly that, a KEEPER. Well, these have proven themselves to be just that, keepers!

    I've read the other reviews, and I don't really know what these folks are doing to give them bad marks, and maybe they did get a bad one, it happens.

    As far as this Cajun down in the swamps, I like them.

    So there you have it, from an educated Cajun down here in swampland; "laissez les bons temps rouler!" (Let the good times flow!).

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

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  • 4 out 5 people found this review helpful

    Sticks to the pan!

    I used the Red Copper Pan to fry an egg, and it was a complete mess! The eggs stuck like glue to the pan. What a waste of money. I would not recommend this pan to anyone. The only thing this pan is good for is the trash can!

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

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  • 3 out 3 people found this review helpful

    Non-stick does not work!

    We received this as a gift.

    After using the skillet for only two weeks and only for scrambled eggs, it started sticking and got progressively worse. After checking into the return policy, it's going to cost me more than the original price after all is said and done. Their ad on TV is very misleading, and their company should be prosecuted for false advertising.

    Lesson learned!

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

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  • 2 out 2 people found this review helpful

    Very good for approximately six months, then no longer non-stick

    The pan was great when we first used them; then they started to stick more and more. It has never been in the oven, never been in the dishwasher, and I've never used metal tools to stir or remove food. The product does stick like any pan when used often.

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

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  • 2 out 2 people found this review helpful

    Does not work!

    I purchased one of these at Menards after hearing people talk about the advertising they had seen on TV.

    I've used it three times, and I'm three for three on having eggs stick to the pan. I've used butter to get them to break loose, so I didn't break the yokes.

    You have to spend more money than this to get a real non-stick pan!

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

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  • 1 out 1 people found this review helpful

    The worst

    This is the worst pan I ever had. It does scratch. It is so hard to clean that you have to scrape the bottom to get it clean with a plastic crud remover. I wish I could show a picture of it. Eggs slide off, yea sure, my butt they do.

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

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  • 2 out 3 people found this review helpful

    Don' know what you're doing

    I have this pan, it is wonderful!

    First of all, season it. Wash gently, and dry. Rub with oil and BAKE in a 300-degree oven, as directed. Then take it out to cool. Keep the liner, to put on four storage.

    Never use these pans on high heat. All coated pans will warp over high heat. I know this, from a Farberware flat skillet years ago!

    Second, do not put any kind of scratchy, sharp utensil in any nonstick pan! Even though they have much newer materials since Teflon, throw yours out if it's scratched up because it comes off in your food, and is carcinogenic (cancer causing, Teflon is).

    I love this pan. I still put a dab of butter, or olive oil to cook with. Who ever heard of eggs fried in nothing?

    Let the pan cool completely before you gently HAND WASH it. You will surely warp it if you throw it in the sink hot and dump cold water on it!

    Good luck.

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

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  • 1 out 2 people found this review helpful

    Poor results with 12" skillet

    I purchased a 12" skillet in September of 2016 through BulbHead. After following manufacturer's initial use and care instructions, the skillet has been used no more than 20 times to prepare bacon, sausage, and hamburgers. After three or four uses, I noticed the pan had been scored slightly and now the meat sticks and requires scrubbing with steel wool to remove the stuck-on discoloration.

    The lifetime, no questions asked guarantee consists of return and replacement at my expense and payment of $8.99 "handling." With postage, the cost closely equals the original cost.

    DON'T buy any Red Copper utensils. Just go to Walmart and buy much cheaper wear-ever utensils. They last longer.

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

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  • 2 out 2 people found this review helpful

    Not satisfied

    I ordered the Red Copper Pan several months ago. The first time I used the Copper Pan the eggs stuck to the pan. I was really surprised. I have used it many times with the same results. Needless to say, I am very displeased with this item.

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

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