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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523 Consumer Reviews for Red Copper Pan

Average Consumer Rating: 1.9
Rating Snapshot:
5 star: 73 4 star: 18 3 star: 16 2 star: 73 1 star:  343
Bottom Line: 19% would recommend it to a friend
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  • Red Copper fry pans are not NON STICK anymore

    • Scottsdale, AZ,
    • Jan 15, 2019
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    I have had my two 10" fry pans for a year. I threw out all my others thinking that I would never need another because of the statements of it being guaranteed to be easy to clean and nothing sticks to it. I was happy at first and I used them for a lot of my cooking needs, so the fry pans are well used. I was careful with their use and cleaning, but they are now as bad as any other fry pan I've had before. I have to soak the fry pans before cleaning, and EVERYTHING sticks to the surface. My husband scrambles three eggs because he says he leaves one egg behind attached to the pan. VERY DISAPPOINTED. I wish I knew who I could send these back to so they could see the problem I'm having with this product.

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

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  • 0 out 1 people found this review helpful

    Not a good buy

    • Martin, MI,
    • Jan 12, 2019
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    I bought five of these pans. They worked good for about a week and then they turned into the worst pans I’ve ever spent money on. I would not recommend these for anybody, they're not worth being in a dollar store.

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

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  • 0 out 1 people found this review helpful

    Warped pan

    • DeWitt, NE,
    • Jan 6, 2019
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    I have had this 10" Red Copper pan less than 3 years and it is warped so it does not work on my glass stovetop. I seasoned it like in the directions and the nonstick interior works perfectly but does not heat right due to not sitting on my flat stovetop because of the warping. I purchased this on sale and by the time I pay the shipping and the $9.99 fee, it is not worth the hassle for a replacement. I think the company should make arrangements with the stores that sell their product to be able to return them free!

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

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  • 1 out 2 people found this review helpful

    These pans are awful

    • Wyoming,
    • Jan 5, 2019
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    We bought the full set of these pans, NOT inexpensive, and not only have they failed to live up to any part of their buildup, but they are also the worst pans I've used. Given a choice, I'd throw them in the garbage now. They stick, they do scratch, and they don't distribute heat evenly.

    Would I recommend them? Absolutely not.

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

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  • 1 out 2 people found this review helpful

    Pure junk! Do not waste your money.

    • New Jersey,
    • Jan 5, 2019
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    The first one literally cracked and the steel plate on the bottom started to separate from the pan. They replaced it. The second unit is now sitting on a shelf in the basement because nearly everything stuck to it. The claims are a lie. The item is junk.

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

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  • 2 out 3 people found this review helpful

    Worst pan ever

    • Auburn, GA,
    • Jan 3, 2019
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    I cooked on it three times and everything sticks after the first use and does not come clean. I would not recommend this product.

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

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  • 1 out 2 people found this review helpful

    Used the square pan two times

    • Texas,
    • Dec 28, 2018
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    I followed the instructions on the label seasoning the square pan. The very first time I used it I was cooking pork sausage and eggs. When I was finished with the sausage, I noticed a discoloration in the pan. Now the second time I used the pan cooking sausage, this time it left a large black burnt spot that is not coming off the pan. I also noticed two chips in the pan. Now, what do I do about this problem? I can't take it back to the store without a receipt. At this point, I am not too happy with this product.

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

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  • 1 out 2 people found this review helpful

    SCAM

    • Saint Francis, KS,
    • Dec 27, 2018
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    I followed all directions, seasoned the pan like directions say, from the beginning things stuck to the pan, eggs do not just slide off. In my opinion, it is a big $59 rip off. Do not waste your money. My cast iron pans work much better.

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

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  • 0 out 2 people found this review helpful

    Works as I see it.

    • Collinsville, TX,
    • Dec 22, 2018
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    I have been using the 10" pan for one year, 5 to 6 days a week frying bacon and eggs for breakfast, browning ground beef occasionally, and no problems. I am going to re-season the pan just to guarantee continued success. A little discoloration on the bottom of the pan, but no big deal. Getting my money's worth in my book, but I'm not a heavy-duty cook in the kitchen.

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

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  • 1 out 2 people found this review helpful

    Full stick Red Copper Pans

    • Indiana,
    • Dec 18, 2018
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    I just bought these. I seasoned them as instructed. I tried to cook eggs on one of them several different ways. Low heat, medium heat, high heat...with and without spraying the pan. These stick just as bad if not worse than my stainless steel cookware. I bought the set through a special offer from the Pickler and Ben show so I don't have an order number. The pans are bulky to store with handles that are too long. I will definitely be donating these to Goodwill. I also bought the brownie pan. The insert is flimsy, and you would have to be careful to work with it to get the pieces straight before putting into your batter.

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

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  • 3 out 4 people found this review helpful

    Red Copper Pan

    • Idaho,
    • Dec 10, 2018
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    I bought one of these. I seasoned it, used it for a few times, and it worked great. One day, not thinking about it, because I use oil or non-stick cooking sprays in my other pans, I sprayed it with noncooking spray to cook eggs. They stuck to it. Not long after I was watching a program that had the lady herself, Cathy Mitchell, demonstrating the cookware. She said once you use nonstick spray on these pans, everything will stick to them from then on. I was not happy at all. Why isn't this advice in the instructions! I tried reseasoning it and that didn't help. It's total garbage now!

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

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