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.
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.
Claims & Features
- Evenly cooks food (does not require flipping)
- Copper infused
- Coated with nonstick ceramic
- Scratch resistant
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.
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.
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