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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  • 14 out 24 people found this review helpful

    Love this pan

    I ordered the 12 inch pan, and seasoned it per the instructions nearly two weeks ago, and I have used the product every day to cook scrambled eggs and cheese (a morning staple in our house), and turkey bacon. It has performed flawlessly, and the clean up is easy. I haven't used oil or butter, and it is perfect.

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

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  • 14 out 21 people found this review helpful

    Love it

    My husband cooks his breakfast in it every morning. I do the clean up and it's been a breeze. I fixed a grilled cheese in it today was amazing how evenly it toasted. We have went through many fry pans so I'm anxious to see how long this one lasts. Thank you. I'm wondering if they have other sized pans.

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

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  • 15 out 24 people found this review helpful

    I like it.

    • Texas,
    • May 6, 2016
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    Purchased at Wal-Mart. I've cooked with it 3 times and love it. I didn't use any spray such as Pam and nothing sticks to the pan. I used a metal spatula and no scratches on the pan. I wondered what other people were saying about the pan. I was shocked people weren't happy with it. I love it! The only problem I have is I wish they had a larger one.

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

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  • 15 out 24 people found this review helpful

    Worked great for me!

    • Tennessee,
    • May 11, 2016
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    I made Machaca this morning in my new Red Copper 10" skillet (purchased at Wal-Mart), I used a silicone spatula.

    I almost missed the instructions on SEASONING the pan; Preheat oven to 300 degrees, wipe oil all inside skillet and bake 20 minutes then cool. Maybe people who had sticking issues missed this?

    First I sautéed onions & peppers, set aside and scrambled 4 eggs, they set as soon as they hit the pan to start pushing to make nice large curds. I added back the pepper mix and broke up into a scramble and pushed to edge to stay warm while I added (cooked) shredded roast beef and sliced fresh jalapeños.

    When all that was hot I moved to a warmer and wiped out pan and heated oil to fry strips of corn tortillas. The pan held its heat well and was up to temp quickly, the tortillas were golden and puffy in record time.

    The Machaca was perfect, nothing stuck, no problems!

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

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  • 19 out 30 people found this review helpful

    Very impressed

    • Georgetown, TX,
    • May 12, 2016
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    I bought the DELUXE version. I would really like to know if those disappointed with the pan ordered the regular version.

    I have seasoned it as directed and have had no trouble with it. I only use wooden utensils and always wash it by hand. One of my pans had two small circle of surface come off and I called the company and they are sending me a new one free of charge. I love my pans!

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

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  • 23 out 31 people found this review helpful

    Great Pan

    • May 24, 2016
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    Bought my pan at Bed Bath and Beyond and have been very well pleased. Nothing I have cooked so far sticks and everything cooks even. I use wooden or plastic utensils. Even though they say metal will not scratch, I see no reason to take a chance. I would purchase another one. Great price too. Buy it.

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

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  • 15 out 24 people found this review helpful

    Best frying pan ever.

    I can not believe what a great pan this is. i have never been able to cook an egg without any oil and be able to flip it over and then slide it onto my plate. Give me one in every size. If you have a better pan then tell me what it is.

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

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  • 10 out 21 people found this review helpful

    Love These Pans

    I couldn't be happier with these Red Copper Pans! I seasoned them prior to use, and I clean them, dry them and hang them up when I'm finished. They work as advertised and I never have to use any spray or shortening to cook food in them. I even sautéed Tilapia filets with no butter. The fish formed a light crust and tasted great. I use these pans every day. I really like the 10" size and the fact that you can put them into the oven, too.

    Highly recommend these!

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

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  • 8 out 15 people found this review helpful

    Best Non-stick

    • Edgewater, Florida,
    • Jun 27, 2016
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    This is without a doubt the best non-stick pan I ever used. I have been using it for about a month now and it still works great. No more oil or Pam spray, just put you food in and fry it. Simple to clean and it is well worth the money. I got a 10". I am going to purchase the 12" in the near future. You need to follow the instructions before use.

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

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  • 6 out 17 people found this review helpful

    Good product

    • Indianapolis, IN,
    • Jul 22, 2016
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    I am pleased with the pans I ordered. I like them so much that I am going to order some for my children. You do need to season them BEFORE using. The instruction that came with the pans, recommended that you season them.

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

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  • 16 out 34 people found this review helpful

    Finally, a purchase true to the ad.

    • Columbia, Maryland,
    • Jul 28, 2016
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    Have tried many brands of non-stick, scratch "resistant" cookware to no long-lasting avail. The Red Copper Pan passed all the tests. From baking, non-stick, to frying and cleanup. No more lining pans with aluminum foil!. And if using an oil for cooking, it's a tablespoon as opposed to 1/4 cup, even for my French Fries.

    So convinced I wanted a set with different sizes and tops. I mistakenly thought the Copper Chef was the same. It's not, halt! Read the ad. Different metal composition and guarantee.

    With the Red Copper Pan I'm doing the healthiest cooking and certainly reducing purchases on oil, aluminum foil and prep and cleanup time.

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

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