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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Average Consumer Rating: 1.9
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Bottom Line: 19% would recommend it to a friend
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  • 62 out 65 people found this review helpful

    Pan does not work as advertised

    • Houston, Texas,
    • Mar 29, 2016
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    I am posting this review after a phone call to customer service. I was advised that the cost of pan will be refunded.

    Pan was prepared as per instructions prior to initial use. y attempt to cook fried eggs was a disaster. Without use of oil, the eggs stuck badly to the bottom of the pan. Tried twice with same result. Appears to be false advertising!

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

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  • 48 out 51 people found this review helpful

    Copper pan stinks

    Got my copper pan this morning, seasoned it and tried to fry sausage links and eggs. Both stuck like glue. Things that don't stick slide around so much it takes two utensils to flip anything. The handle gets so hot that if you touch it, you'll get burned. Definitely not worth the money in my opinion.

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

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  • 34 out 36 people found this review helpful

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    • Tacoma, WA,
    • Apr 16, 2016
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    I bought a Red Copper Pan. Read all the directions when I got it. TV ad says dishwasher safe. In their directions when you receive the pan it says hand wash only before it can be used. First time I used it I scrambled eggs with a fork and it scratched. On TV they say it won't scratch by using metal utensils, they lied.

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

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  • 40 out 41 people found this review helpful

    Can't believe how bad

    I can't believe that Cathy Mitchell would do a info commercial on these. I received my order, seasoned it as directed, used it 1 time and it had black stain on it. Had to use a sponge and detergent and really scrub to get it off. Also she says dishwasher safe for pan and knife but instructions say no. The return policy is so expensive you might as well keep it and deal with it. What a shame. FALSE ADVERTISING.

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

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  • 28 out 30 people found this review helpful

    Pan sucks

    The pan does not work. I've used it two times and everything stuck. I believe this is just another rip off from the infomercial world on TV. My advice – don't buy it.

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

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  • 48 out 50 people found this review helpful

    Would not tell anybody to purchase it.

    • Barnwell, SC,
    • May 16, 2016
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    Used it for 3 week. Used plastic utensils, no metal ones. Scratches have appeared and now when you use it the food will stick. Sorry I bought it.

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

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  • 55 out 56 people found this review helpful

    Red Copper Pan scratched

    • Cantril, Iowa,
    • May 17, 2016
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    Guaranteed not to scratch? I used a metal spatula for bacon and already a scratch in the copper and I was very careful. I think their advertising is fraudulent.

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

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  • 53 out 54 people found this review helpful

    It's a scam

    I ordered one online and the first time I used it, it was scratched, even though I was very careful. So it's a big scam.

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

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  • 67 out 70 people found this review helpful

    Sorry I purchased it.

    I should have read the reviews on this pan before I purchased it, as I have experienced most of the problems that others have had. Things do not slide out of the pan as indicated in the commercial, they stick! In the commercial she uses metal utensils and on the instructions it says not to use metal utensils so the pan will last longer.

    I seasoned the pan just as the instructions say, but it doesn't make any difference. I would not recommend this product. The next time I see something on an infomercial that I would like, I will read the reviews first!

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

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  • 31 out 32 people found this review helpful

    Do not use on smooth tops

    • Ft Lauderdale, FL,
    • Jun 12, 2016
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    I recently purchased the 10" skillet, loved how it cooked but it SCRATCHED my new stove top. The bottom of these pans are VERY ROUGH and scratch smooth top cooking surfaces. Don't understand why they would make the bottom so rough, especially since the majority of cook tops are smooth surfaces. Sure hope they re-release the pans with a smoother bottom.

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

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  • 26 out 27 people found this review helpful

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    • Salt Lake City, UT,
    • Jun 22, 2016
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    I bought one of your Red Copper Pan 10" for my wife. Your product SUCKS. No butter, grease or oil for a egg? Yeah right. It does not slide around, could not flip it, hell it stuck to the pan. You may as well use a paint scraper to get it out.

    But it did not scratch the pan. If you like good looking pans for display this is it. Just a WASTE of money.

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

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