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The Red Copper Pan is a ten inch cooking pan that is covered with a copper-infused ceramic coating. This provides for a non-stick surface that is easy to clean, scratch resistant and strong. Copper has a number of desirable qualities related to cooking. Perhaps most importantly, copper has long been known to be an excellent conductor of heat, virtually guaranteeing equal distribution of energy and no hotspots. The element also has antibacterial qualities that helps keep the cookware clean.
Ceramic & Titanium Vs Copper

#1 Competitor: Gotham Steel Pan

Total Cost Breakdown

The cost of Red Copper Pan is $19.99 plus $7.99 shipping, for a total price of $27.98. Price is from As Seen on TV Commercial page: redcopperpan.com
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What is Red Copper?

"Red Copper" is the first stage of Copper Oxide. (Cu2O)
So, is the titled 'Red Copper Pan' literally made of "Red Copper" no, not likely; however, that doesn't mean it's not legit. Copper is a malleable metal with extremely high thermal and electrical conductivity. Pure copper, without being exposed to elements, has a reddish-orange color (similar to the interior color of pan). For decades copper has been used as an excellent conductor for electricity in the form of wiring. Now the As Seen on TV company is suggesting its use in cooking has untapped benefits.

Features

  • Non-stick

    Ceramic in the special coating of this product provides a non-stick quality that covers the entire cooking surface. Food will slide right off no matter how sticky or burnt it may be.

  • Damage Resistant

    Copper infusion adds to the strength and resiliency of this pan. It is guaranteed not to scratch and has been demonstrated to withstand excessive amounts of physical abuse.

  • Lightweight

    The materials used in the construction of the Red Copper Pan result in an extremely lightweight product. This characteristic can become especially useful when handling the hot cookware in tight or awkward areas, as are often found in the kitchen.

  • Superior Heat Conduction

    One of the most appealing aspects of cooking with copper is the unrivaled heat conduction capabilities that ensures even temperatures throughout its surface. Additionally, when copper is used as opposed to other traditional cookware metals, objects can withstand even oven temperatures. This gives the item an entirely new use as a handled oven pan.

Made with 100% Pure Copper

Infomercials don't lie, they may stretch the truth by allowing you to assume or believe things that aren't true; however, lies cannot be used to sell a product. The As Seen on TV company claims the pan is made with 100% Pure Copper; that means it is. How much copper is used in the pan is unknown. It is also not known if the use of copper in the pan has any positive benefit. If used expertly, the pan will perform just as claimed; however, if you are considering the purchase only because of the use of 100% pure copper, read between the lines.

Copper Effects Taste

Copper cookware is reactive with alkaline or acidic foods. When cooking in copper, such foods may acquire a metallic taste or receive grey streaks when copper compounds are transferred to the food.
But wait! Copper requires regular polishing and maintenance; furthermore, it is extremely expensive. Put these facts together and you will quickly realise that while there is pure copper in this pan, it cannot be considered Copper Cookware; thus will not possess the same risks, effects, or benefits of true copper cookware.

PFOA and PTFE

Red Copper Pan does not use Perfluorooctanoic Acid (PFOA) or Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) . PFOA is chemical used in the process of making PTFE, a substance which provides a non-stick surface. PFOA is a chemical formerly used in the production of DuPont Teflon® and other non-stick coatings. It was recommended for discontinuation by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) after studies revealed it causes developmental and other adverse effects in laboratory animals. PTFE, in itself, does not pose health concerns unless made using PFOA. PTFE continues to be safely produced and sold under the Brand name Teflon.

Non-Stick Coating

Every non-stick pan contains a non-stick coating. No pan, regardless of its material, possess natural non-stick properties. This coating is often kept secret; as if it were made public, pans could easily be compared and duplicated. No one knows the exact properties which formulate the non-stick coating in the Red Copper Pan; other than it contains a ceramic coating. Ceramic coatings are not created equal; however, generally, the thicker the coating is, the more durable and long-lasting it will be.

Durability

The copper pan's spokeswoman boats about how durable the Red Copper Pan is; however, we remain sceptical. Common sense must prevail to affirm the belief that a pan which cost $19.99 cannot possibly be the most durable pan ever created.
You would never use a blender in any of your current frying pans. Your mother was right when she told you to not use metal utensils in a non-stick pan. Non-stick coatings can scratch and fade over time; the use of metal utensils will accelerate this process. Regardless of how durable a pan is claimed to be, it's life will be extended if it's cared for.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Does it Need Special Cleaning?

    No, the Red Copper pan is entirely dishwasher safe. The need for special cleaning products is not a concern for this item.

  • Are Harmful Materials in It?

    No, this product is verified to be free of potentially dangerous chemicals like pfoa and ptfe. Additionally, the pan will not flake into or otherwise contaminate the food.

  • Are There Order Options?

    Yes, there are multiple package options when ordering a Red Copper pan. The main choice is to receive either a single pan or for an additional price get two ten inch pans plus a, eight inch copper infused cutting knife. Purchasers of either option then have the choice to add an additional copper / ceramic coating to each pan, a twelve inch pan and/or a ventilated glass lid for the original ten inch item.

  • Are Any Bonuses Included?

    Yes, each ten inch pan comes with a specially prepared cookbook. The book has been compiled to specifically feature recipes for use with the pan. Two books will arrive if the customer decides to take the doubling offer.

Infomercial

The video for this item begins with a woman presenting the pan as her alternative to old-style cookware that is prone to scratches and other issues. She continues by demonstrating the various qualities that makes the pan superior to the previously mentioned alternatives and guarantees that it will never scratch. The pan is shown surviving some stress tests, like a fork and even a truck, before leading to a demonstration of how even the stickiest of foods will slide right off the surface. Further benefits are explored, such as being able to bake with it, not needing oils for lubrication and being able to prepare food right on the surface without the fear of causing damage. Final highlights include health related benefits, followed by a revealing of the bonus cookbook and the two-pan plus a knife offer.

Spokeswoman

Cathy Mitchell is not new to the As Seen on TV scene. She first appeared in the early 90s promoting her 'Snackmaster' sandwich-maker machine. In 2014 she hit the big time with the success of her Dump Cakes, Dump Dinners and Crock Pot Dump Meals line of cook books. So who is she? Does she have creditability? Yes, as much credibility as any other TV Sales person. Cathy has promoted dozens of products over the years. She is good at what she does; she convinces the public they need a particular item to increase their quality of life.

Shipping Time

"Shipping MAY take 3-6 weeks."

One of the biggest gripes with ordering direct from TV commercials is the extended shipping times. This pan is no different. Whether you order online or via the 1-800 number you can expect to wait. The Official Sales Page states shipping MAY take 3-6 weeks. The key word there is may. By using this vague statement, it allows the company between 1 and 42 days to ship your order to you before you can even consider it 'late'.

Furthermore, the vague shipping statement doesn't even guarantee that you will receive it within a maximum of42 days. By carefully reading the claim again you realize that it essentially tells you nothing whatsoever.

But wait, there's more... some customers have reported receiving their order within 1 week! This means their claimed shipping time statement tells you nothing. All you can be certain of is you will receive your purchase.

The only accurate way of knowing when your order has been shipped is by paying attention to your credit card statement. Your card will not be charged until the order has been shipped.

Alternatives: Online Stores, Amazon, and E-Bay Sellers typically ship faster than the official sales page; however, usually cost a little more as well. If it's available at a local store in your area, buy it there to avoid any shipping time gamble.

Confusing Sales Pages

As Seen on TV products thrive on impulsive sales. The most common occurrence consists of a potential customer witnessing a commercial and impulsively rushing to order the product as quickly as possible. This usually results in incorrectly placed orders due to confusing sales pages, customer service representatives, or simply researching the product after they have already placed their order.

If you find yourself in a situation where you placed an incorrect order, you should telephone Red Copper's Customer Service after 24 hours at 1-800-280-5424. Be prepared to provide your phone number, e-mail address, last name, and zip code. Note that it takes a full 24 hours for their customer service section to have access to your order information; thus, if you contact a customer service rep, before 24 hours has past, you will likely be told nothing can be done for 24 hours.

IF you do not have any luck with the Customer Service Department all is not lost. Remember your Credit Card is not charged until the order is shipped which may take 3 to 6 weeks; thus simply contact your Credit Card provider and request they block payment on the order.

30 Day Guarantee

Good News: Satisfaction is 100% Guaranteed!
Bad News: Shipping Fees are not Refundable.

The Shipping cost for 1 x 10" Pan is $7.99. If it were to cost you the same amount to return the pan ($7.99) you would essentially have lost a total of $15.98 which is not refundable. This amount increases with the more you order.

If all you ordered is 1 x 10" pan, it's probably not worth your time or money to return it and request a refund.

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How to Season Red Copper Pan

It is commonly known that cast Iron pans need to be seasoned.

However, it is also recommended to season non-stick pans as well.

Nonstick coatings wear off with time. Seasoning will significantly help extend the life of nonstick pans!

Seasoning helps to fill in any pits or inconsistencies that have developed in the finish. Often times there exist blemishes which are invisible to the naked eye.

Most non-stick pans come pre-seasoned and ready for use; however, re-seasoning a pan will confirm that the process was conducted properly rather than reliying on the process completed at mass by the factory.

What you'll need to season a non-stick pan:
- Water
- Teaspoon
- Paper towel
- Soap
- Cooking Oil
- Stove Top

Seasoning Instructions

  • Wash

    - Wash the pan using warm water with a mild dish soap. Do not scrub the pan.
    Ensure to use a soft, non abrasive cloth.
    This will remove any particles or debris that could interfere with the seasoning process.

  • Dry

    - Thoroughly dry the pan with a clean paper towel. Ensure not to just move the water around into smaller areas.
    Continually switch for new paper towel until you are able to wipe everywhere on the pan and absorb any water.

  • Heat

    - Place the pan on a stove top. Set the temperature to low for approximately 30 seconds.

  • Remove from Heat

    - Remove the pan from the heat source and turn off the stove top.

  • Add Oil

    - Measure-out one tablespoon of oil and pour it into the cooling / recently heated pan while it is still warm.
    - Cooking or vegetable oil is recommended specifically for non-stick cooking surfaces.
    - Gently spread the oil around the pan to evenly coat the entire surface.

  • Wait

    - Allow the oil to dry for several minutes. The oil will form a thick consistency once it cools down.

  • Repeat

    - Repeating this seasoning process every few months will help to maintain the pan's integrity.

Wise Advice

Do not buy Red Copper Pan online before searching Amazon.
- Alternatives or the same items are always available and sometimes at lower prices.

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Do not buy Red Copper Pan online before searching Amazon.
- Alternatives or the same items are always available and sometimes at lower prices.

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yvonne - (Wellington, FL)
Reviewed on: 18 Mar 2017
I Regret Buying it!

Lousy Pans

I really regret buying the Red Copper. I bought as a Christmas present. When it flaked & chipped, I sent it back & they want nearly $90 for return shipping even though it cost me about 1 / 3 to ship it to them.

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Susan - (Medina, NY)
Reviewed on: 16 Mar 2017
I Recommend Buying it!

Best I've Ever Owned

Why would anyone put this in a dishwasher? I've had two of them for nearly a year and use them nearly every day. Those that don't like it cannot be using it properly. Don't scrub, just wipe out using warm water and drop of soap ( if you must ) then rinse and dry. Reseason every few months. You don't need high cooking temps. I have 3 family members and two friends that I know havexactly them and love them. Awesome product. Just use and take care of it. It's so simple to do!

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Beth - (Murray, UT)
Reviewed on: 13 Mar 2017
I Regret Buying it!

Scratches

I've had my skillet for about 2 months. I seasoned it. It worked great for a while. Now I can see scratches, or what looks like chips in the skillet. I've stopped using it. I'm very dissatisfied.

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Diana - (Garwood, NJ)
Reviewed on: 11 Mar 2017
I Recommend Buying it!

Love my Red Copper

I own the square pan and 10" pan.
My husband and me love both of them.
We will be adding to our collection.

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Barbara - (Peoria Heights, IL)
Reviewed on: 11 Mar 2017
I Recommend Buying it!

Great Pan

I have had the 10" fry pan for over a year and really like it for it's easy use and cleanup. The only thing I would do different if buying it again is getting a square one as it is difficult to cook strips of bacon or fit more than a couple "squarish pieces" of something in a round pan. It is so non stick that sometimes I have a bit of a challenge getting items on the spatula to turn them over but I would still buy this pan again.

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DW
14 Mar 2017

Did you season it when you got it and every few months afterwards?

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Jeff - (Crowley, LA)
Reviewed on: 06 Mar 2017
I Regret Buying it!

Doesn't Remain "Non-Stick"

Worked great at first but it stayed "non-stick" for a very short amount of time, maybe a month. I even seasoned it when I first got it, hand washed it with only a sponge and nothing abrasive. Now, if you cook w / o oil or butter, it's guaranteed the food is going to stick.

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Marilyn - (Granville, OH)
Reviewed on: 03 Mar 2017
I Recommend Buying it!

Great !

I've bought 3 different pans, 2 red copper, 1 red copper by gotham. Wash the pan. Next season the pan. You season the pan not the lid. You can find several instructions on the internet for how to season your pan red copper cast iron. All of these need to be seasoned. Unless the instructions advise the buyer that "you never have to do anything to keep the non-stick features functioning properly assume you need maintenance just like your car won't run without gas and oil, just like your dust buster clogs and won't suck if you fail to empty the dust trap. Keep it seasoned and they work great!

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Laura - (Newport, KY)
Reviewed on: 20 Feb 2017
I Regret Buying it!

RED COPPER PAN FOOD STICKING

I've used my Red Copper Pan for a couple months. My Mom said to only use hot water to clean it. I read here that I can put in the dishwasher. I have seasoned it a couple times and I have lost that non stick quality. Can you advise please? Thank you.

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Marilyn
03 Mar 2017

Try rinsing with hot water immediately after using the pan. Wipe out with a paper towel. If there is any residue use a Dan of Dawn on a paper towel and rub with warm water until gone and rinse well. Re season. There is a stove top and an oven method. Just search internet and look for both. I had to do one of my pans twice also found I was cooking at a temp too high. I've discovered they work great once you overcome user error.

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Rae - (Manchester, TN)
Reviewed on: 15 Feb 2017
I Recommend Buying it!

Use Every Day

I use this pan at least once a day and have been for 2.5 months. I'm very happy with it!

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Laura
20 Feb 2017

Hi. I got it for Xmas and have used it every day since then. For some reason, it's lost it's non-stick property. Have you encountered that?

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Marilyn
03 Mar 2017

It can happen. Just re season it.

Jeff - (Corning, NY)
Reviewed on: 12 Feb 2017
I Regret Buying it!

I Don't Get It

I don't get it are people not using the pan correctly, follow the instructions I've had mine over 6 months no issues no scratches still non-stick.

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Patsy - (Jefferson, WI)
Posted: 12 Mar 2017
I have a Question

There is a sticky film that is on my pan. Soap and water won't take it off. Wondering if I should use something like Bar Keeper's Friend to get it off and re-season? Our will this wreck it?

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Reva Freeman - (Jackson, CA)
Posted: 02 Feb 2017
I have a Question

Do I need to season the Red Copper Pan?

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Marilyn
03 Mar 2017

Yes you do. Instructions on the internet. Treat both red Copper and Gotham Steel Red Copper the same. Works best if after use you rinse well with hot water and dry with a paper towel. It's ok to wash in dishwasher but the silver circle on both turns grey after a couple times and you'll need to reseadon more often.

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Tammy Mangum - (Virginia Beach, VA)
Posted: 22 Jan 2017
I have a Question

I cannot find anywhere that there are Broiling instructions for my square Red Copper Pan. I see no recipes with Broiling instructions. Upon calling your phone number I spoke to a "non American" associate and neither of us could understand one another. Please advise, can I safely broil in this Red Copper Pan!?

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Carol - (Brownsville, TN)
Posted: 19 Jan 2017
I have a Question

Would it work just as well to put it in a warm oven for 30 seconds? And what do you do after you have wiped the oil around and waited a few minutes? Surely there will be some excess oil in the skillet. Do you spread the oil with a paper towel or with your fingers? Do you wipe it out once you've waited a few minutes? I have successfully seasoned iron skillets many times but this process uses so little heat that I am puzzled about it.

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Susan
16 Mar 2017

Instructions are on the pan. I have found the oven seasoning to work best. Make sure pan is clean and totally dry. Rub about a tablespoon or more of vegetable oil all over the inside. Put in 300 degree oven for 20 minutes. Let cool and wipe it clean with a paper towel. Do this when new. And every few months. Simple to do and you have a non-stick, great-cooking, so easy to clean, amazing skillet.

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Jackie - (Harrisville, RI)
Posted: 07 Jan 2017
I have a Question

How do we season the pan? I did not season it, and after 2 uses, food began to stick--There was no indication in the ad that the pan was supposed to be seasoned--can I season now, after a few uses; I read that this can be seasoned on top of the stove and not necessarily in the oven.

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Susie
12 Feb 2017

Wipe entire pan the vegetable oil. Not too much. Heat in oven on 300 degrees for 20 minutes. Let cool completely and wipe any excess oil. Only use plastic utensils and don't heat anything over medium heat.

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Susan
16 Mar 2017

Instructions come with the label in the pan. Make sure pan is clean and totally dry. Rub a couple tablespoons of vegetable oil inside pan, completely covering. Put in 300 degree oven for 20 minutes. Let cool and wipe clean with paper towel. You will have an amazing non-stick pan. Don't clean with abrasives and don't cook with really high heat. You would think need more than medium heat. It cooks quickly and evenly on medium or lower heat. Resets on every few months.

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Shirley - (Canal Winchester, OH)
Posted: 29 Dec 2016
I have a Question

After reading some one reviews. I realized that I did not receive any instruction as to how to prepare the product for cooking. How do I obtain the instructions for the Gotham Steel set.

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Marilyn
03 Mar 2017

Season both Red Copper and Gotham Steel the same.

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Bob B - (Hudson, OH)
Posted: 28 Dec 2016
I have a Question

Any one else had this problem?

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Blanca Boyd
30 Dec 2016

Most pans will scratch a glass top stove. I once owned a glass to and had to switch to a convection because everything would scratch the glass.

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Crafty Mom
04 Jan 2017

The problem I have with it is that the 1" square logo on the bottom of the pan is not set into the pan completely level which causes the pan to wobble on the flat glass cooktop. The pan is basically sitting on the 1" square logo on the bottom of the pan. Therefore, the only part of the pan that gets hot is the 1" square in the middle of the pan, since that's really the only part of the pan that is touching the cooktop.

Joann - (Canyon, TX)
Posted: 27 Dec 2016
I have a Question

Mine didn't come with seasoning instructions, how would this be preformed? I also have the double sided grill. Do I season this?

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Eliza Pugh
29 Dec 2016

The review page on this site for Gotham steel pans has seasoning instructions.

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Jan
12 Jan 2017

Clean and dry your skilket. Put on low heat for 30 seconds. Turn off heat and put 1 tbsp oil in it. While your red skillet is warm, Wipe the oil around to cover the interior and let it set for several minutes.

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Ronnie - (Albuquerque, NM)
Posted: 26 Dec 2016
I have a Question

Mine didn't come with seasoning instructions, how would this be preformed?

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Judy - (Canton, OH)
Posted: 09 Dec 2016
I have a Question

Can I purchase just the cookbook? Bought 3 and none had receipes or cookbook.

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