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Red Copper 5 Minute Chef Review: Two-Sided Grill

Red Copper 5 Minute Chef Review: Two-Sided Grill
3.5 (70.59%) 17 votes

Red Copper 5 Minute Chef is a nonstick cooker that prepares food in minutes. Does it work as advertised? Here is our Red Copper 5 Minute Chef review.

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About Red Copper 5 Minute Chef

Red Copper 5 Minute Chef is a lidded cooker with two deep wells that feature nonstick coating and anti-scratch technology. The official website is buy5minutechef.com, with a registration date of May 2017. The screen capture below was taken of the product website in July 2017.

red copper 5 minute chef review

Claims & Features

  • Evenly cooks food (does not require flipping)
  • Copper infused
  • Coated with nonstick ceramic
  • Scratch resistant

Cost

Red Copper 5 Minute Chef costs $39.99. It comes with a spatula and recipe guide. There is an optional double offer which costs $69.98 for two units, a spatula, recipe guide, and a Red Copper Flipwich. In addition to these two offers, there are two deluxe offers which feature a double coating of the nonstick ceramic coating. The single deluxe offers costs $49.98 and comes with the spatula and recipe guide. The double deluxe offers costs $89.96 and comes with spatula, recipe guide, and Red Copper Flipwich. Shipping is free on all offers.

Red Copper 5 Minute Chef Review

Cathy Mitchell is back, pitching another As Seen on TV kitchen device, this time known as the Red Copper 5 Minute Chef. This is an electric cooker that heats food from the top and bottom, thus preparing meals in half the time.

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To use the 5 Minute Chef, you simply put your ingredients in the oval “well” as they call it, and close the lid. Your food will cook on both sides at once, and can be easily lifted out when it’s done – thanks to the red copper nonstick coating. Basically, it’s a small oval George Foreman grill that doesn’t allow fat to drip away from the food. And that could be one potential drawback. For some foods where grease is not a problem, like the examples they use in the advertising, Red Copper 5 Minute Chef will perform beautifully. Cooking a hamburger, however, could get messy as all the grease collects inside the well alongside your burger.

The other potential problem that I see for some consumers is that this item is very small. While the advertising hypes that it is “smaller than a toaster,” the actual well that holds your food is about the size of the palm of an average hand. Thus, I don’t see this as being used to cook meals as they state in the advertising. I’m not even sure if it’s large enough to make a single side dish that would feed a small family.

For college students who don’t have access to a full kitchen, this could be a nice addition to a microwave. For small meals to feed one person, I can also see this as having some benefit. With a $40 price tag, however, it would be hard for me to recommend this over the numerous George Foreman grills that are readily available and can prepare more food at once.

Red Copper 5 Minute Chef is a very new item, as evidenced by its May 2017 website registration date, which tells me that this is likely being test marketed. If that is the case, you’ll want to exercise patience in the shipping process, as these test marketed items are often produced in very small numbers and orders are not usually shipped until they can go back to the factory to create enough to meet demand. If demand is low, test marketed products often disappear without a trace. It will be interesting to see if this one can make it into full production.

I feel that the $40 price tag seems unjustified for the size of this product, and it should be lowered to around $24.99. It’s not uncommon to see test marketed items change prices, too, so I’ll be curious to see if this price sticks.

Red Copper Flipwich

The current offer includes the Red Copper Flipwhich as a bonus, and you can see my full video review of that product below.

Your Red Copper 5 Minute Chef Reviews

What are your thoughts about Red Copper 5 Minute Chef? Drop a comment below and a star rating above to let us know what you think about it.

  • OLD PIZZA

    Not many “As Seen on TV” products are still around a couple of years later. The George Foreman grills and the Ronco rotisserie are a couple of exceptions. But most of these TV products wind up stored in the basement, sold at yard sales or donated to thrift shops.

    • MsJoanne

      I love all my copper pans. I’ve gotten several which is why I was interested in this. They work really well and clean up pretty easily. I use them every day.

      My mom is alone and I thought the extra one would be perfect for her.

      I’ll try to call them tomorrow. I’m still interested.

  • MsJoanne

    I was going to order but the website and phone was not selling what the commercial offered (2 for 1 and a free sandwich flip pan) for $39.99. Cost was higher ($49.99 for one) and the flip pan was nowhere to be seen.

  • Bonnie Roach

    I just bought another product from this company – very unhappy with them – the commercial made it look like a miracle product. NOT – took it out of the box and it certainly didn’t do what it was advertised to do. Immediately called and asked for return shipping. They told me I would have to take care of everything myself. I did but called my credit card company immediately to dispute the charges and was told they would take care of it if this company didn’t. Additionally the TV advertised free 2nd item which I later realized they charged me for. I won’t buy anything from this company again .

  • Bob

    I did not buy. I found that if you “doubled” your order the cost went to

    $89.99 — not quite the deal Ms. Happy Patty sells. She says, “Just pay
    an extra fee…” That is enough to satisfy the credit card company that
    they disclosed an additional fee without stating what the fee is. I
    don’t like scammers like this.

  • Richard Murvin

    where can you get it can’t find any place to buy it

    • Colleen Wyant

      Dollar and Walmart sell these

  • Arthur Brenneman

    I bought this for 1 reason only. I have not mastered frying eggs over medium without breaking the yokes when flipping. Like others have said, the cooking well is quite small, but perfect size for 3 eggs. After 3 minutes on the bottom, i flip the machine for 1 minute. My eggs come out perfect every time. I spray the bottom & top with a Biem hot butter sprayer. Then i spray hot butter on my toast & have a perfect breakfast. I highly recommend this product. Using it now for a couple of weeks, its flawless……..BTW, the well is too small for a piece of bread, so grilled cheese is out of the question.

  • pikachulover

    This product is the GX Xpress/Xpress Redi Set go/Xpress Platinum with a copper coating. Even the recipes in the commercial are the same from the last few products. I was hoping you would do a review of this product on your youtube channel.

  • Susan Ed

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE the flipwich. You can even fry an egg in it easily without added spray or butter. I love all the copper cookware – nothing sticks to it and it is so easy to clean. Might wait on the 5 minute chef and see if it comes down in price since it is so small.