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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441 Consumer Reviews for Red Copper Pan

Average Consumer Rating: 1.9
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5 star: 69 4 star: 17 3 star: 15 2 star: 60 1 star:  280
Bottom Line: 21% would recommend it to a friend
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  • Impressive looking, but still overpriced junk

    We seasoned the whole set (10 piece round pans, plus the big 5-piece square one). My wife got them for Christmas 2017. We haven't used them much, and the 'non-stick' part seems to be OK, but the red paint is chipping off the bottom, and just sliding it out of the oven leaves 'scratches.' This was supposed to be quality cookware? I guess you get what you pay for. Since I already threw the boxes away, FedEx would probably charge me $50 to send them back, but to WHERE? Since they're all imported from China, who in the USA will take responsibility for this junk?

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

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  • 2 out 2 people found this review helpful

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    • Deltona, FL,
    • Jan 15, 2018
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    I received two Red Copper Pans for Christmas; the large deep one with the handle and the smaller fry pan. After using them I discovered that the coating was flaking off and then noticed that my food was burning in the center of the deep square pot. This was because the pan had warped.

    I contacted the company, and they said that the instructions say do not use on high heat or this may happen. What a ripoff; they want 30 bucks in shipping and handling to replace them. I believe that this is a complete case of false advertising. To sell something as a pan that you cook in but can't cook in it except on low temperature. I think we should all get together and file a class action suit.

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

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  • Non-stick?

    I seasoned the pan before using as recommended. The first few times I used it were okay. Now, even after reseasoning, eggs, bacon and sausage patties stick. Even when using cooking oil. We purchased our pan at Bed Bath & Beyond. As for the warranty, you could buy a new pan for the cost of return and shipping and handling.

    P. S. My brother claims that his works fine!

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

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  • Sticks and is not what the ads say it is

    • Trussville, AL,
    • Jan 12, 2018
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    I purchased a 10-inch Red Copper skillet from Bed Bath & Beyond. It was not mistreated in any way. In a short time it became pitted and sticks, even if you use butter to scramble an egg. I called the company, and their answer was that it was safe to use, even if it was pitted and did not agree to make it good. It was supposed to be good for life, but it was not good at all. Do not waste your money. The rating should be less than a one.

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

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  • 1 out 1 people found this review helpful

    False advertising

    I had bought the frying pan after seeing the ad on TV. Everything sticks to it. I have to soak it after use. Even after spraying the pan, it makes no difference. Also, it has scratches where I tried to get the pan clean. This pan is the worst for sticking.

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

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  • 2 out 2 people found this review helpful

    Do not buy this product

    • New Hope, PA,
    • Jan 9, 2018
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    I purchased and used the 10" frying pan for six months until the food began to stick, and the pan wouldn't get clean. I used no metal or harsh detergents as suggested. I believe this is a scam product.

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

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  • 2 out 2 people found this review helpful

    Dissatisfied with purchase of my Red Copper Pan

    My pan sticks terribly. Trying to cook an omelet is impossible. When I first used it, I loved it, but I've had it for a couple of months and now everything sticks! I mean everything. I am so disappointed.

    I've talked to many of my friends that have one, and they say the same thing. One person told me it was because I put it in the dishwasher, another told me I have to season it as I would a cast iron pan. But that's not what their advertising said.

    If I still had my receipt, I would mail it back to the company and ask for a refund. I am really disappointed in this product.

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

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  • 1 out 1 people found this review helpful

    Do not buy or use

    • Spokane, WA,
    • Jan 5, 2018
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    I purchased the square fry pan from a local dealer. Nothing was said about not using it on glass topped stoves. This should be mentioned in the sales ad or on the label. I will not buy anything else from Red Copper as the red paint is coming off and sticking to the stove. DO NOT BUY.

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

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  • 1 out 1 people found this review helpful

    Class action suit in order!

    • Priest River, ID,
    • Jan 4, 2018
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    Very short and to the point, we have all bought into a product that does not perform as advertised. A class action suit naming companies who produce, promoters, and sue endorsers personally for FALSE advertising. I find a huge number of negative reviews on these products. Those who are behind the promotion and production of these products undoubtedly are aware they do not work. We "drank the Kool-Aid." They profited on our trust. Refunds or not, they are guilty of fraud or at least false advertising. I believe after review of the evidence some legal firm would take this on on a contingency arrangement forcing a recall of all pans sold and/or a financial settlement.

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

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  • 2 out 2 people found this review helpful

    No good!

    I have a few problems with this square "DANCE" pan; food does not dance or slide of like they claim. You DO have to cook with oil or your food will stick. The pan on my stove under medium heat seems to warp in the center and slides off stove grill. Unsafe.

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

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  • 5 out 5 people found this review helpful

    Sticks

    • Indiana,
    • Dec 15, 2017
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    I do not have anything good to say about this pan. It sticks! It was a gift so can't return it to the place of the purchase. It is not what the TV ad says. I tried to fry an egg, and it was a total sticking problem. I use the pan only to fry hamburger and that sticks badly!

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

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    • Dec 25, 2017

      Andrea

      I agree with D.L. Allen, things stick and to do clean up like advertised and it also leaves stains! It is JUNK even though I seasoned it like the instructions said to do. I bought another one at Menard's but a different brand, without using this one first thinking it was everything they said it would be. Now, I have the newer one that has never been used for such a long time and I won't be able to take it back!

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