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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  • Very displeased. Not what was advertised. Things stick and hard to clean.

    • South Carolina,
    • Nov 4, 2019
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    We, my family, bought a whole set of the Red Copper Pans because we were disappointed in the Teflon and concerned about what we had heard for years about them.

    But I have to say the ads for these Red Copper is as deceitful as the spray-on hair. Eggs stick, cheese sticks, along with other foods and the rivets that hold the handle makes it hard to clean any food from around it.

    Not only the pans are not what they are said to be, you have to be so careful, the handles get so hot. Unlike the Teflon pans that we discarded.

    Very disappointed. I do not recommend them to anyone!

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

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  • 1 out 1 people found this review helpful

    Useless

    • Wisconsin,
    • Oct 16, 2019
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    I bought a 2 entire sets of these pans and kettles; one set for the house and the other for the camper. Food sticks terribly to them. I'd have been better of to get uncoated ones. I conditioned them as per directions. They are a terrible product. A scam.

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

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  • Not non-stick

    • Tennessee,
    • Oct 12, 2019
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    My Red Copper frying pan has had hot spots and has occasionally scorched in spots. Up until now, it has been relatively easy to clean, sometimes requiring a little soaking first. Today, I attempted to fry an egg using some spreadable oil spread (butter substitute). It doesn't take long to fry an egg over-easy. The egg was stuck and had to be loosened to turn it over. The residue in the pan is adhered to the surface. I have soaked it, scrubbed it and scrubbed some more. The residue is still there and I am very disappointed.

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

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  • 2 out 2 people found this review helpful

    Durability

    • New York,
    • Oct 8, 2019
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    I purchased the Red Copper 12-inch frying pan a year ago. I read the instructions thoroughly and seasoned it as directed before use. From day one the pan never performed as advertised on the infomercial. All attempts to cook non-stick failed. With oil, without oil, low heat, high heat. Meat, fish, eggs, pancakes, etc...Do not believe that you can clean up with a paper towel or cloth. Scrubbing with a scotch scrubbing pad can't get it clean. Now it has warped so badly it no longer sits flat on my gas range grills. Unlike as advertised this will not be the last pan I will ever buy. Interesting that the link to there life time guarantee page does not work.

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

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  • 1 out 1 people found this review helpful

    Working well

    • Rogue River, OR,
    • Oct 7, 2019
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    I was given a 12-inch Red Copper frying pan last Christmas. I was leary because I had purchased a Copper Chef pan that quickly lost the non-stick and scratched up on the inside, using utensils made for non-stick pans. I must say I have been pleasantly surprised. The non-stick is still working well after almost 10 months. The inside still is unscathed. My only complaint is with the exterior. It scratched up and discolored very soon after I started using it. I suppose it might fare better if I had a pot rack instead of a drawer for pots and pans. I plan on purchasing a 10-inch. I wish there was also an 8-9- inch size as that would be ideal for our travel trailer.

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

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  • 1 out 2 people found this review helpful

    Red Copper is junk!

    • Grand Junction, CO,
    • Sep 30, 2019
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    I paid twenty dollars for a pan that wasn't non-stick from the very beginning, doesn't heat evenly, and a total fraud! Even with melted butter or cooking oil eggs stick, and I don't even want to bring up bacon!

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

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  • 0 out 1 people found this review helpful

    I liked it UNTIL the handle fell off.

    • South Carolina,
    • Sep 18, 2019
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    I bought the Red Copper pot. It was a good pot until the handle fell off.

    It wasn't non stick but I liked it. The coating came off some. The handle fell off. I would not buy again. Very dangerous for a handle to detach from the pot of hot water.

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

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  • 2 out 2 people found this review helpful

    Red Copper Pan

    • Palo Alto, CA,
    • Sep 13, 2019
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    Just finished throwing the pan in the trash along with the $23 it cost. After my egg welded to the pan and could not be flipped that was it, time to go. It worked for about a week and then it seemed to go downhill fast. Food does not just stick to the Red Copper Pan, it actually becomes part of the pan.

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

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  • 1 out 2 people found this review helpful

    What is the small disc for on the bottom of the pan?

    • Fort Lauderdale, FL,
    • Sep 10, 2019
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    This 12" works quite well, though not 100% non-stick as advertised. But why is there a small raised disc at the center of the bottom of the pan? This stops the pan from sitting squarely on the burner (glass-top electric stove) and caused it to rock. Surely not the most efficient way to transfer heat from stove to pan, unless I'm missing some technological point. Wish someone would explain this to me.

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

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  • 1 out 1 people found this review helpful

    False advertising

    • Harlingen, TX,
    • Aug 31, 2019
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    BS on eggs won't stick. The only way I have found for eggs not to stick is to saturate the pan with a cooking spray. Who wants to eat that much cooking spray? For other items to cook, it doesn't seem to cook evenly. Hot in the center, cool on edges. I'll give it a two-star because it does clean up nicely.

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

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  • 2 out 2 people found this review helpful

    Terrible product

    • Ontario, Canada,
    • Aug 21, 2019
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    The pan is not non-stick...I have seasoned the pan over and over, never used soap and treated it with care. It's absolute garbage and I am not happy. Once again, companies lie about their product, and I am sick of it.

    DO NOT BUY.

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

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