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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402 Customer Reviews for Red Copper Pan

Average Customer Rating: 2.0
Rating Snapshot:
5 star: 67 4 star: 15 3 star: 15 2 star: 57 1 star:  248
Bottom Line: 22% would recommend it to a friend
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  • Not good

    • West Virginia,
    • Oct 17, 2017
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    I got this pan and it lasted about 2 weeks, and stuff started sticking and it has scratches in it, and all we have ever used in it is plastic spatulas, so its a lie and a rip off. I do not recommend it. I still have the sorry pan and pictures of it.

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

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  • 1 out 2 people found this review helpful

    Excellent!

    • Atlanta, GA,
    • Oct 13, 2017
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    Please note that the pan must say "RED COPPER" because there are fakes.

    I purchased mine from Walmart for $30, and I love it! It's truly nonstick, and cleanup is easy!

    This pan has to be "seasoned" as you would a cast iron one. The instructions for that comes with it.

    I've seen sets of copper pots and pans, but they aren't Red Copper, and I've not heard anything good about them. In truth, someone who purchased them told me to leave where I was and purchase Red Copper from Walmart.

    I've recommended it to my friends!

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

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  • 5 out 6 people found this review helpful

    No good

    Everything sticks even bacon, eggs, anything. I have even used cooking oil, and it still sticks. I followed suggestions and applied oil and placed in the 400-degree oven for 25 minutes in a second attempt to cure it. I am firmly convinced this is a scam.

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

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  • 4 out 5 people found this review helpful

    Are we talking about the same product?

    • Port Huron, MI,
    • Oct 10, 2017
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    I came here looking for safety specs on this, and I don't believe I got all of what I needed on that. There's also something called PFOS to look out for.

    But I found this whole review astonishing, and the comments even more so. The main review is really biased, speculating about matters such as "As Seen on TV" always being a scam, no problems so far but you never know about the future, etc. Really negative.

    Astonishing because my mother purchased one of these (locally) and it's my go-to pan. I'm not worried about washing it with abrasives because nothing sticks to it in the first place. Granted the mixer experiment is a bit extreme, but I routinely use a whisk in the pan to move scrambled eggs around, without a problem. I always use oil, if even just a little bit, so maybe that helps.

    So I'm not sure we are even talking about the same product. I love it. I just want to know the real deal on its safety, only to make sure it's not leeching something nasty.

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

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  • 8 out 10 people found this review helpful

    Bad Red Copper experience

    Six months ago I got my Copper Pan. I did two season treatments already and things keep sticking to it and not coming out at all. I will not recommend this product to anybody else. I even called customer service, and they won't do anything about it. Don't believe the commercials on TV; it is not true what they said about it.

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

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  • 6 out 6 people found this review helpful

    Well, here's another fine mess

    • Bishop, CA,
    • Oct 4, 2017
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    After purchase, this item performed as advertised for three days. Then quickly (within a week), it stopped doing anything like it's owner claimed. In my humble opinion, it is just another failed attempt at a nonstick pan. I don't really mind having to put six eggs in so I can get three back out or that it hasn't made a sunny side up egg in three months. The problem is that my children complain about the loud noise when I have to use my pneumatic chisel to get their breakfast out of it.

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

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  • 8 out 9 people found this review helpful

    Bad product

    • Louisville, KY,
    • Oct 2, 2017
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    I bought a square Red Copper Pan, and after using it just a few times, it started sticking and was hard to wash. I called the phone number on their website, and they told me to cover the pan with vegetable oil and put on top of the stove over medium heat until it starts smoking. I did as directed and it still sticks.

    I would not recommend this product. I am very dissatisfied!

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

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  • 7 out 8 people found this review helpful

    Copper skillet

    Horrible. Does NOT work like ads say. Throwing my skillet in the trash today. I tried to duplicate the egg commercial, and the eggs stuck like glue. It's a sham. Do not purchase this crappy product.

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

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  • 9 out 10 people found this review helpful

    Warped pan!

    I purchased a 12" Red Copper frying pan at Kohls in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. I was careful to follow the seasoning instructions, and for a short while, I was delighted with the pan. It is beautiful, and the coating is so easy to clean up. However, after just a month or so my pan began to warp and I have almost quit using it. Then I see that in order to get a replacement I have to pay! That does not sound like a 100% replacement to me! What do I do now?

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

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  • 10 out 10 people found this review helpful

    Red Copper Pan

    This is the worst pan I've ever bought. It didn't hold up to all the hype. Everything sticks and stays in the pan. Highly disappointed. I used to cater, so I try everything that comes out on the market. I purchased mine from the Kohl's store.

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

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  • 11 out 11 people found this review helpful

    What lifetime warranty?

    I bought the full set two months ago and already it's defective. And just getting this company to honor anything is ridiculous. Not to mention a horrible customer service rep, Collette, and argumentative manager, Kenny, were unhelpful. This company doesn't like to honor lifetime warranties especially when it was clearly in the box. They want customers to pay additional of the warranty that is already promised. I had to call the store to get the warranty honored. Be leery if you buy from this company.

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

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