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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488 Consumer Reviews for Red Copper Pan

Average Consumer Rating: 1.9
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5 star: 71 4 star: 17 3 star: 15 2 star: 68 1 star:  317
Bottom Line: 19% would recommend it to a friend
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  • Consumers lose on this one!

    • Spring, TX,
    • Jul 15, 2018
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    I purchased two Red Copper Pans for my son who is very health conscious, one at a time. He told me he wanted to try it because it does not need oil or butter to cook without sticking. On the 1st pan, I was a bit skeptical, so I sprayed PAM on it (thinking my son would never know - bad mom!) whenever I cooked on it. The first time he cooked on it, it stuck. He was not happy. I suggested he use PAM, which helped. He told me I should send it back, since they guarantee there would be no sticking.

    Apparently, using PAM voids the warranty. So, we purchased our 2nd Red Copper Pan. No PAM was put on it at all. Food stuck to the pan, but easily washed off with warm water and washcloth, without any scouring.

    Over time, the pan no longer washed easily. I have had it since Christmas 2017 and it has been difficult to clean for months. Today, I am giving up. Without using a scouring product (like Bon Ami or BarKeepers Friend), it will not come clean. I guess the next step is a more harsh product like Ajax. Time will tell.

    Not worth sending back for replacement, because you have to pay $9.99 for processing, which was the price when originally publicized. So the only one that loses is the consumer.

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

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  • Red Copper 8-inch pan

    • Missouri,
    • Jul 14, 2018
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    I purchased an 8-inch pan and it was fantastic for a short while. The finish started coming off in chips as if it was hit repeatedly with a sharp instrument like an ice pick. The marketing company that handles this wanted me to return at my expense and include shipping for them to return the pan or replacement depending on their digression. They also told me that there was only a 30-day warranty, not lifetime.

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

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  • 1 out 1 people found this review helpful

    A waste of money

    • Loveland, OH,
    • Jul 13, 2018
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    Garbage! I wasted my money on garbage! The pan does not sit flat on the stove. The bottom warped. Wobbles all over. Finish is coming off in center of the pan. I seasoned, per instructions before using. Probably used five times before noticing flaws. DON’T waste your money!

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

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  • Red Copper Pans

    • Michigan,
    • Jul 10, 2018
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    Please do not buy these; they are not what they say they are. It's a big rip off. I have the bake pans, the cookware, and the 4-in-1 square pan. All are junk like with other reviews. They seem alright the first couple of times but then you can't even get them clean, and they scratch up very easily.

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

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  • How they are after 18 months

    • Seattle, WA,
    • Jul 9, 2018
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    At first, I actually loved these pans. I fry a lot of cheese and it was so easy. The cleaning was so easy. As time went on, they begin to stick, the bottoms look horrible, and things start sticking. Now it is so difficult to clean them. Soaking doesn't really help. I put water in them, put them on the stove, boil the water, and most comes off. They are not what I thought they would be, well, not a forever-pan anyway. I give it two stars because the first year they were great.

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

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  • Not happy

    • Belle Fourche, SD,
    • Jul 4, 2018
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    I followed the instructions carefully and pre-baked in the oven. It worked for awhile but started sticking. I followed the instructions for baking in the oven again. Over time, it didn't make any difference, food sticks horribly.

    Also, I only ever used non-metal turners, and have scratches in the pan.

    I am definitely not happy with the pan.

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

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  • Disappointed

    • Pennsylvania,
    • Jun 29, 2018
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    I've been buying these Red Copper Pans since December. I started off with the browned frying pan and it started sticking a couple of weeks ago. I tried hot dogs and it is completely ruined. I'm very disappointed.

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

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  • Square Red Copper frying pan

    • Arden, NC,
    • Jun 28, 2018
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    I bought the pan hoping it worked like on TV. Nearly everything I cook sticks. Bacon is the worst. Even if I put grease in the pan, the eggs still stick. I'm very disappointed in this products. I won't buy any more of these products.

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

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  • Disappointed

    • Kirksville, MO,
    • Jun 27, 2018
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    I've had my Red Copper Skillet for about six months, but have only used it a few times because I also have other non-stick skillets. I used it last night to cook salmon patties. The patties stuck to the pan, and now I can't get the skillet clean. My husband bought the skillet for me because of the television commercial. I am disappointed in the skillet's performance and will discourage others from buying it.

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

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  • Don’t waste your money

    • Dallas, TX,
    • Jun 27, 2018
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    These are the worst pans ever! I was actually VERY excited to put these to use but was upset after using them a few times. Everything sticks to it, EVERYTHING. It’s so frustrating, and what makes it even more frustrating is that these are "known" for being "non-stick." What’s funny to me is that it says they can even be used with no oil.

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

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  • Today I threw it in the garbage

    • California,
    • Jun 21, 2018
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    The first four times it seemed to be OK. The fifth time I used it I made steak and eggs for breakfast. What a joke, everything stuck to the pan. I tried soaking it and ended up scrubbing it clean, I tried it again with just eggs, and again, I had to scrub it clean. I got the return address off the insert that was with the pan to find out shipping and insurance cost a little more than half of what the pan cost. The pan went out with the garbage.

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

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