About Red Copper Pan

By HighYa Staff

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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Average Consumer Rating: 1.9
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5 star: 75 4 star: 18 3 star: 18 2 star: 73 1 star:  353
Bottom Line: 19% would recommend it to a friend
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  • Sticks

    • Bertram, TX,
    • May 17, 2019
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    I had high hopes for this pan. I followed the seasoning directions exactly. The pan started developing a dark brown area on the sides that is very sticky. Tried thoroughly washing, but that sticky brown stuff won’t come off. Afraid to scrub it too much as it will scratch. Tried seasoning a few more times, but no help.

    Warranty is useless. You have to pay to mail it back plus $9.99 for a new pan. Pan cost $14.99 in the store. So it would be the same price to just buy a new one at the store.

    Does not live up to the TV commercials at all.

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

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  • 1 out 1 people found this review helpful

    No way this is non stick. Same as any other pan.

    • Toronto, Ontario, Canada,
    • May 9, 2019
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    I bought two pans which cost quite a bit, but I cook fried eggs or scrambled eggs seven days a week. It's the ONLY thing I use the pan for. I ALWAYS use a rubber spatula and I down own a dishwasher so it gets washed by hand - NO scrub brush. After about two weeks of use, the eggs started sticking even WITH butter. So much for their big claims.

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

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  • 1 out 1 people found this review helpful

    Scratch and stick

    • Cocoa, FL,
    • May 6, 2019
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    I have about three frying pans, different sizes. Once you buy them, a couple of times they are good, don't stick, but when you continue to use them, eventually they will stick and show scratches when you clean up very easy. And the food will stick to them.

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

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  • 1 out 1 people found this review helpful

    Warped pan

    • New York,
    • Mar 28, 2019
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    I loved and cared for this pan for the last year. Then it suddenly developed a hot spot and could be seen as a black scorch on the bottom. No matter what I did, the pan stopped cooking evenly. No, there was no burned on food stuck to the bottom. Has anyone else had this happen?

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

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  • 1 out 2 people found this review helpful

    Why do these reviews only show for year 2016

    • Tonawanda, NY,
    • Mar 22, 2019
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    Why are the reviews only showing for the year 2016? I wrote a review in early 2019. Why does mine not show up? If it did I bet that they would never sell another pan. They are worse than junk, mine went right to the city dump where the rest of youe inventory should be.

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

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  • 0 out 2 people found this review helpful

    Great pans

    • Texas,
    • Mar 18, 2019
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    I bought one and then bought more. My husband cooks everything on high and ruins Teflon pans, and when I get ready to cook it wants to stick, so I got mad and threw away all my other pans and now when I want to cook, I don't have to worry about it. And it saves us at griping, lol. They are wonderful.

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

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  • 3 out 3 people found this review helpful

    Chips and warranty sucks

    • McKinney, TX,
    • Mar 6, 2019
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    I love the idea of this pan. It is big enough and deep enough to be used for so many things. However, it does end up chipping. I contacted the company for the warranty. Not only do you have to mail back the old one you have another $10 charge on top of that. This pan is very heavy so the shipping cost would outweigh the use of warranty. Many other companies in this situation with heavy items will accept a photo of the damaged product, and you pay for shipping the new product and bam you are done and happy. Not this company!

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

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  • 4 out 4 people found this review helpful

    Sticks

    • Yakima, WA,
    • Mar 5, 2019
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    I have my 10 and 12" for just over a year now, and the bottoms are warped, the coating is coming off, and they stick bad! I now have to use oil or butter, and still they STICK. Do not buy them, a waste of money!

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

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  • 6 out 7 people found this review helpful

    Dissatisfied with the product

    • Colorado Springs, CO,
    • Mar 2, 2019
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    At first theses pans were great. But the more we cooked with them, the more they sucked. Everything started to stick and then burn. We redid the process again and it worked for a couple of weeks. This time we have to really wash them as everything is sticking. Everything we have tried has not worked. I would never recommend these pans to anyone.

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

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  • 4 out 4 people found this review helpful

    Good for 2 or 3 uses.

    • Virginia,
    • Feb 25, 2019
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    I have two of these in the square configuration. As with most non-stick items, they do not last. After two or three uses the finish is no better than any other non-stick pan. In fact, the generic ones from Sam's Club hold up far better. The best one I found was from Swiss Diamond, yet after three months it was shot. I use mine primarily for bacon and sticks every time, and pans have never been over medium, low heat. Honest opinion - high-priced junk.

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

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  • 3 out 3 people found this review helpful

    Copper eggs

    • New Sharon, ME,
    • Feb 9, 2019
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    The copper egg cookers don't perform as advertised. The covers pop off during the cooking process, therefore poaching the eggs! Not producing the hard boiled eggs that they advertise.

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

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