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.

Red Copper Pan Test

For more product tests: Click here to subscribe to HighYa’s YouTube channel

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

Sign Up for HighYa Newsletter

Sign up for HighYa newsletter and get our best content delivered in your inbox as well as 3 free eBooks to help you save money and shop smarter. Enter your email below to get started!

470 Consumer Reviews for Red Copper Pan

Average Consumer Rating: 1.9
Rating Snapshot:
5 star: 71 4 star: 17 3 star: 15 2 star: 64 1 star:  303
Bottom Line: 20% would recommend it to a friend
Showing 1-11 of 470
Sort reviews by:

  • 1 out 1 people found this review helpful

    Disappointed

    • Olympia Fields, IL,
    • May 17, 2018
    • Verified Reviewer

    I was so excited to purchase the Red Copper Square Dance Pan as it promised no more scrubbing as the food would slide out of the pan. It worked very well for the first week, then I noticed that eggs and burgers were leaving a residue. The longer I used the pan the more food would stick until it became impossible to clean. I finally just threw it away. I should have looked at the reviews first.

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

    Help others find the most helpful reviews

    Was this review helpful?

    yes no
    Comments (0)
    View all 0 commentsHide comments

    Do you have an account? Log In before commenting.

    (If you don’t have an account – don’t worry, you can create it after)


  • 0 out 1 people found this review helpful

    Pleasantly surprised!

    • Massachusetts,
    • May 3, 2018
    • Verified Reviewer

    Ok, so having purchased many As Seen on TV items that fail miserably, I watched this commercial over and over and shook my head thinking, "yeah right." I wanted to try it, but ordering over the phone, having to return bad products, etc. is a nuisance. So when I saw some in the store 5 minutes from my home, I figured I'd try it, and if it didn't work, I could simply walk 5 minutes and get my refund.

    Imagine my utter shock, when these pans actually work exactly as seen on TV. I plan to buy the other ones. I'm pleased with my purchase, and they make my cooking much easier.

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

    Help others find the most helpful reviews

    Was this review helpful?

    yes no
    Comments (0)
    View all 0 commentsHide comments

    Do you have an account? Log In before commenting.

    (If you don’t have an account – don’t worry, you can create it after)


  • 3 out 3 people found this review helpful

    Limited greatness

    The square Red Copper Pan was the best pan I ever used - at first. I read the instructions carefully, and followed the advice. I was amazed at how easy it was to remove scrambled eggs (my first meal with the pan) and was scouting for the next piece to add.

    After about a month, however, I noticed the pan was raised up in the middle. I am still not sure it was like that at first, but about the same time, I started to notice that stuff was sticking to the pan. I decided to re-season it. After making eggs the next morning, the pan was completely coated in egg film and my washcloth was not strong enough to remove any of it. I re-seasoned AGAIN, and after rinsing the pan with water, I noticed gooey stickiness on THE BOTTOM of the pan around the circular part of the heating "coil."

    It went from being the best pan I had ever used to being the worst pan I ever used in the span of a month. Thank goodness I did not purchase any of the other complementary pieces.

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

    Help others find the most helpful reviews

    Was this review helpful?

    yes no
    Comments (0)
    View all 0 commentsHide comments

    Do you have an account? Log In before commenting.

    (If you don’t have an account – don’t worry, you can create it after)


  • 1 out 1 people found this review helpful

    Problems

    I have had my Red Copper Pan for two years now. I was so, so, so excited when I finally purchased my pan. It is not a pan I use every day, but when I do, food sticks to the bottom, and it does scratch. Everything that was claimed in the commercial was not true. Here I go, thinking I had my last pan I will ever buy, so I threw away my receipt. How do I return this PAN and get a new one? It's still under warranty.

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

    Help others find the most helpful reviews

    Was this review helpful?

    yes no
    Comments (0)
    View all 0 commentsHide comments

    Do you have an account? Log In before commenting.

    (If you don’t have an account – don’t worry, you can create it after)


  • 2 out 2 people found this review helpful

    Red Copper Pans

    • Gig Harbor, WA,
    • Apr 29, 2018
    • Verified Reviewer

    The Red Copper Pans, especially the 10-inch pan, are way over-rated. I pre-treated as instructed and it sticks bad. Also, the red chips off and I hand wash. Also, I have purchased deep 5-piece pan, 2 square dance pans, crisper, bacon pan and electric omelet pan. I haven’t used all yet and sure hope I get better results. The round fry pan seems to be the worst one, but they all have the red chip off, and I take good care of them. They sure don’t perform like the ad shows, have to use oil or butter, eggs stick awful. I don’t recommend anyone spend the money, way overrated!

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

    Help others find the most helpful reviews

    Was this review helpful?

    yes no
    Comments (0)
    View all 0 commentsHide comments

    Do you have an account? Log In before commenting.

    (If you don’t have an account – don’t worry, you can create it after)


  • 2 out 2 people found this review helpful

    Evaluation

    The Red Copper Pan is a sham. Shortly after buying this pan, food began to stick and even sticks with oil in the pan and despite proper seasoning according to directions .

    Bad product. Bad product. Bad product. Bad product. Bad product.

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

    Help others find the most helpful reviews

    Was this review helpful?

    yes no
    Comments (0)
    View all 0 commentsHide comments

    Do you have an account? Log In before commenting.

    (If you don’t have an account – don’t worry, you can create it after)


  • 2 out 2 people found this review helpful

    Worst advertised cookware EVER

    The first falsehood is that the product is scratch resistant. After moderate usage, the ceramic coating does in fact scratch (so I wouldn't recommend the fork or mixer demonstration as seen on TV, LOL).

    Next is the alleged "nonstick surface;" no matter what amount of butter or oil generally used for basic cooking, almost everything sticks to this pan! Eggs? I hope you like them scrambled because you will not be successful with over easy or sunny side up.

    The bottom line is that you are better off using cast iron or stainless steel instead of Red Copper Pan. Even the cheapest set of nonstick cookware from any retail store would be better. Very disappointed in the product and definitely do NOT recommend any readers buy it.

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

    Help others find the most helpful reviews

    Was this review helpful?

    yes no
    Comments (1)
    View all 1 commentsHide comments
    • Apr 30, 2018

      DeeDee S

      I thought the same. My niece cooked cheeseburgers one day and I went to clean up the kitchen and saw a number of small scratches because she had used a steel spatula instead of my plastic one. I figured oh well, but t I washed it in my dishwasher and I was shocked when it came out with no scratches. I literally called my daughter down the hall and said, "I think I'm going crazy. Did you see the scratches in this pan?" She said, "Yes, there were a bunch of little scratches." They were gone. I thought I lost my mind for a minute.

    Do you have an account? Log In before commenting.

    (If you don’t have an account – don’t worry, you can create it after)


  • 3 out 3 people found this review helpful

    After a year and a half the pan sticks. According to the warranty, to get the pan replaced is costly.

    • Missouri,
    • Apr 18, 2018
    • Verified Reviewer

    I purchased a 10" fry pan for $20 a year and a half ago. At first it was great, but in the past six months, it has started sticking. I have reseasoned it at least twice per the instructions. It has not helped as it is still sticking. I don't cook a lot, so it hasn't had aexcessive use.

    I contacted Red Copper about the problem. I can get a replacement per warranty if I mail the pan to them along with a check for $9.99 for return shipping and handling. I am also instructed to ensure it and get a tracking number. How is this a replacement? It is going to cost me the amount I originally paid for the pan.

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

    Help others find the most helpful reviews

    Was this review helpful?

    yes no
    Comments (0)
    View all 0 commentsHide comments

    Do you have an account? Log In before commenting.

    (If you don’t have an account – don’t worry, you can create it after)


  • 3 out 3 people found this review helpful

    Not a nonstick pan

    • Buffalo Grove, IL,
    • Apr 14, 2018
    • Verified Reviewer

    My husband bought me a Red Copper 12-inch frying pan. Initially, it worked great but after a while, it began to stick. We cleaned it and seasoned it per instructions several times, but it continued to stick. We thought it might be due to the fact that we did use PAM spray on the pan, apparently not recommended, so we bought another pan and did not use PAM. Instead, we used canola oil, which is what is used to season the pan. It worked great, so we also bought a 10-inch fry pan as we needed a smaller size as well.

    Well, all the Red Copper Pans are now sticking big time, with or without canola oil, and not long after purchase. We have cleaned and seasoned according to instructions several times, and nothing has proven to help. We have also used the pans according to instructions. From our perspective, the pan that is advertised as doesn't stick, DOES! In fact, we have had better results from cheaper pans bought at Walmart than the Red Copper products.

    We read the warranty on the product as we thought the warranty would provide a replacement, but it costs an arm and a leg to return the pan and then it has to be evaluated as to whether or not the pan has been misused in order to be replaced. Not worth it. We are truly sorry we ever spent the money on this product.

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

    Help others find the most helpful reviews

    Was this review helpful?

    yes no
    Comments (0)
    View all 0 commentsHide comments

    Do you have an account? Log In before commenting.

    (If you don’t have an account – don’t worry, you can create it after)


  • 2 out 2 people found this review helpful

    Disappointment

    • Olney, TX,
    • Apr 10, 2018
    • Verified Reviewer

    I bought a 10" Red Copper pan at Target in November 2016. I treated the pan as per instructions with oil and placed in the oven. I retreated pan about one month later due to sticking.

    This has got to be one of the WORST pans I have tried to cook with. Everything sticks, even while using Pam.

    I would not recommend trying to cook a grill cheese sandwich or bacon in this pan.

    I am getting ready to use it as a pet water pan. Maybe the water won't stick to it.

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

    Help others find the most helpful reviews

    Was this review helpful?

    yes no
    Comments (0)
    View all 0 commentsHide comments

    Do you have an account? Log In before commenting.

    (If you don’t have an account – don’t worry, you can create it after)


  • 2 out 2 people found this review helpful

    Disappointing

    • Strasburg, OH,
    • Apr 9, 2018
    • Verified Reviewer

    So I needed a new set of pans for years. I went out and purchased these. I paid $90.00 for the set, took them home and followed the seasoning. They worked great until I made fried tats, which stained the pans and everything now sticks. They suck and I am out a bunch of money.

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

    Help others find the most helpful reviews

    Was this review helpful?

    yes no
    Comments (0)
    View all 0 commentsHide comments

    Do you have an account? Log In before commenting.

    (If you don’t have an account – don’t worry, you can create it after)


Showing 1-11 of 470

Write a Review for Red Copper Pan!

Share your experience to help others shop smarter & discover great products.

Write a Review