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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417 Consumer Reviews for Red Copper Pan

Average Consumer Rating: 2.0
Rating Snapshot:
5 star: 69 4 star: 17 3 star: 15 2 star: 58 1 star:  258
Bottom Line: 22% would recommend it to a friend
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  • 3 out 3 people found this review helpful

    Red Copper Pans

    • Madeira Beach, FL,
    • Nov 17, 2017
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    I ordered two Red Copper Pans. Absolutely the worst pans I’ve ever purchased. I feel for the scam double coatings, not to mention both pans. Everything sticks like glue and both are warped. I give them zero stars.

    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

    I received two Red Copper Pans for Christmas last year. Even following instructions, and always cooking on medium to low heat, they scratched. Their advertising is false. I will not purchase it anymore nor recommend to anyone.

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

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  • 3 out 3 people found this review helpful

    Pan is a scam

    • Michigan,
    • Nov 15, 2017
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    I purchase a Red Copper Pan and it works good for about a week, but after that everything started sticking to the pan, even eggs, pancakes, anything I cooked. I would not recommend anyone to buy this Red Copper Pam. As a scam, it works no better than any other pan that I have purchased.

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

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  • 6 out 6 people found this review helpful

    Disappointed beyond belief

    I have followed all the directions of my Red Copper Pan. I have only had it a few months and everything sticks to it, even soaking does not help. My food does not cook evenly. I am disappointed! My Teflon pan will outrun it any day. I feel like I wasted my money and I'm sorry I bought it.

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

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  • 5 out 6 people found this review helpful

    Everything sticks

    • Detroit, MI,
    • Nov 5, 2017
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    We bought this for camping, house, etc.

    EVERYTHING sticks to it. Pancakes and grilled cheese sandwiches are the worst. Horrible, horrible pan. I am going to take it back as soon as I finish writing this.

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

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  • 2 out 3 people found this review helpful

    After one year...

    I'm still using my Red Copper frying pan on a daily basis. I love it!

    I got two of them as a gift and gifted the second one to my daughter. She loved it and started cooking with it right away. Unfortunately, she didn't read the instruction manual first and ruined the pan within a few months time. She never seasoned the pan and used cooking spray, which is a big no-no!

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

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  • 5 out 5 people found this review helpful

    Run from it

    • Louisville, KY,
    • Oct 31, 2017
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    Simply put, it does not cook as they say from day two. Plus the paint comes off as well. I threw it in the trash after the first week and will never buy any product advertise on TV ads. Everything sticks.

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

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  • 6 out 7 people found this review helpful

    It is not true, a total scam

    • Crystal River, FL,
    • Oct 26, 2017
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    I have purchased almost the entire set of Copper Chef cookware, and not one item is as claimed. They all stick. None of them conduct heat evenly. In my opinion, anyone who states how wonderful these products are have been paid to do so and should be ashamed.

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

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  • 2 out 5 people found this review helpful

    Best pans I’ve ever owned

    The Red Copper Pans are the best I’ve ever owned. The food really does slide right out, and the pan wipes clean!

    I posted a short video on Instagram. It shows my eggs sliding onto the plate and the pan clean! I fully recommend purchasing them for yourself.

    I’m so happy with mine that I’m giving my son a set of his own for Christmas!

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

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  • 5 out 5 people found this review helpful

    Wasted money

    This a very big disappointment. I only used it twice, and the red paint is coming off. I washed by hand and was not rough in handling.

    I had stayed with my daughter and used her Gotham many times, and she uses it daily for over a year. The bottom of her pan does not have any chips or peeling.

    I went to a store that carried both brands and the salesperson told me the Red Copper was better. They must make more profit on that one because after using both, that is not correct.

    I feel like I was made a fool of. A piece of junk after only two uses.

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

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  • 3 out 3 people found this review helpful

    Only lasts a few months

    • Arizona,
    • Oct 23, 2017
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    My daughter-in-law bought this pan for me. A few months later everything sticks to it and it's all warped up. It's not a very good pan at all, just like the ceramic ones that in a few months do the same thing.

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

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