If you’re like us, you watch infomercials with a heavy dose of skepticism. Most of the stuff “as seen on TV” is cheap garbage, and not worth your money. But after seeing the ad for the Red Copper Pan, we were blown away, and after we did some research, we’re as surprised as you are to say that it’s actually a great frying pan.

Our Red Copper Pan Review

The ad for the saucepan looks literally unbelievable. They can burn almost anything on the surface and it just slips right off. Burnt cheese slips off like it wasn’t even cooked on it. How many times have you made a cheesy dish like pasta and it wreaks havoc on your scouring pad when trying to clean it? Burnt sugar slides off the surface like nothing. It’s actually really impressive.

Is It Safe to Use?

The surface is composed of a ceramic-infused copper compound, which sounds a little far-fetched, but clearly it works. Ceramic has been well-known to be a superior cooking material for a ages, so we figure just throwing some copper in the mix there was the missing link. Whatever the surface is made of, it’s got no nasty toxic chemicals, and is PFOA and PTFE-free, unlike other Teflon non-stick pans. So far, so good.

Performance:

As you can see from that video, you can cook an egg with no butter or oil and it just slides around on the pan – perfect “emoji” eggs every time. In the video above they go on to do cheese and sugar with the same result – no sticking, and barely any clean-up. You may need to wipe up any leftovers with a paper towel or clot, though. Low-carb diets are all the rage these days like the ketogenic diet. This would be great for a keto or other low-car diet to make paleo taco shells made from fried cheese. This was just one of the many exciting ideas we had when doing this Red Copper Pan Review.

Oven-use

A face that will haunt your dreams, but she sure makes a good pan

Another awesome feature of the saucepan is that it’s safe up to 500 degrees Celsius, and because the handle is metal and not plastic, you can use it in the oven. Some of the . meals we cook, we like to start on stove top, like giving meat a good sear for example then put it in the oven after to finish it off, so the Red Copper Pan is great for that. They also make larger pots that may be better than the shallow saucepan for this sort of use.

Durability & Long-Term Use

One claim that the infomercial makes that just doesn’t stack up is that the skillet is supposedly anti-scratch. But, you can absolutely destroy the cooking surface so you NEED to make sure you are using plastic/teflon utensils when cooking with the Red Copper Pan to make sure you don’t ruin the surface and make it last.

red copper pan reviewYou should also try to avoid using a very abrasive scouring pad or sponge when cleaning it. Or, just throw it in the dishwasher.

Maintenance

In order to maintain the impressive non-stick properties, you do need to “season” the pan, similar to a cast-iron pan, as per the manufacturer’s instructions. All you need to do is to coat the cooking surface of the pan with olive oil or other vegetable oil, and place in a 300F oven for 20 minutes. It is also suggested you do this every 6 months to ensure that you maintain the smooth cooking surface. The vast majority of negative reviews are from people who neglected to care for it properly in this way. We were worried at first that maybe the cooking surface would wear off over time, but even after a few months with proper care, the surface maintains its non-stick properties.

Models and Sizes

There are numerous sizes and models available, and you can check out the full line here. Below we have outlined the most popular options you can get your hands on.

12″ Red Copper Pan9.5″ Red Copper Square Pan8″/10″/12″ Skillet Trio Pack
Great versatile, all-around sizeSlightly smaller, but higher edges make it great for larger meals and bakingAwesome option for the budding chef, students families and more
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Bottom Line

At the end of the day, we typically prefer to use cast-iron or stainless steel cookware for most of our day-to-day cooking. The crust (fond) that develops on these pans has so much flavour and gives you the option to deglaze the pan and make sauces. And having a well-seasoned cast iron skillet is awesome (though that’s a post for another day). That being said, this is a great cooking surface for certain things. It’s the absolute best kitchen tool for making fried eggs with, hands down. No oil, no butter, not nothing and you get a perfect fried egg every time. It’s also great for things like caramel or cheesy dishes. The surface will continue performing as long as you don’t use metal utensils on it. Overall, it’s a surprisingly great frypan for a decent price.

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