Compare Material: Granite Rock vs Red Copper
High-quality natural mineral coating free of PFOA
Ceramic non-scratch coating free of PFOA and PTFE’s (totally non-toxic coating)
Verdict: Red Copper is at an advantage here.
Compare Surface: Granite Rock vs Red Copper
- Triple food-grade granite layers
- High-grade natural mineral coating
- Pressed aluminum inner layer
- Strong copper-infused ceramic
- Naturally non-stick ceramic surface for frying food
Verdict: Granite Rock is the winner here.
Does food stick to it?
Not if some amount of oil or butter is used for greasing before cooking.
Not if greased with some oil or butter before cooking.
Verdict: Both the pans need seasoning for better performance.
Compare Handle: Granite Rock vs Red Copper
Heat-resistant handle that stay cool always.
Stay cool stove-top handle that don’t get heated easily.
Verdict: Granite Rock scores over Red Copper here.
Does it warp?
No, it doesn’t.
Yes it does.
Verdict: Again Granite Rock Pan scores over the Red Copper Pan because so far we haven’t received any report which states Granite Rock Pan warps.
Does it chip and peel off?
No, it doesn’t.
Yes it does.
Verdict: Granite Rock Pan score over Red Copper Pan on this front.
Does it need to be seasoned?
Yes it does, all cooking pans need to be seasoned.
When seasoned as per package directions, food cooked in it slides out smoothly.
Verdict: Red Copper does need to be seasoned while there’s no clarity on the same for Granite Rock.
Is it metal utensil safe?
Though the makers of the Granite Rock claim that their pan is metal utensil safe, it is recommended not to use them.
Not recommended as per instructions issued in the manual
Verdict: Red Copper seems to have made contradictory claims in advertisements and manuals. Proper information is not available about Granite Rock about the same.
Compare Pros and Cons
Granite Rock Pros
Reliable Quality: Granite Rock cooks several recipes without any sticking to the surface with little or no oil.
Easy to use: The pan is easy to use as it cooks food well and quickly enough, and leaves no mess behind.
Heats Fast and Evenly: The pan heats quickly and stays at a desired stable temperature
Food Slides out Smoothly: Most recipes slide out effortlessly and in a jiffy after cooking.
Easy to Clean Surface: The surface of the pan can be cleaned easily simply by wiping it with a paper towel and some rinsing.
Durable Quality: Granite Rock stays intact, non-warped and scratch-free for months.
Versatile and Efficient: Cooking functions like sauteing and frying are easy and yield great results.
Granite Rock Cons
Not entirely ‘Dry Cooking’ Pan: Claims of ‘dry cooking’ by simply adding ingredients, especially eggs, in the Granite Rock pan without some amount of oil or butter are not completely true.
Difficult to Clean: Clean-up of the pan is rather difficult as food tend to get stuck to surface despite taking precautions and cooking on low heat.
No Guarantee of Quality: The finish of the pan tends to get chipped soon.
Faulty Condition Right from Delivery: The pan has been delivered to some customers with eroded finishing and with a bent on the body.
Uneven Surface: Food tends to slide to the pan’s side soon after a few uses.
Red Copper Pros
Non-Stick Cooking: Red Copper is the perfect non-stick cooking pan if used properly. It prevents ingredients from sticking to the surface
Scratch-Free and Robust: Its surface does not develop scratches especially if plastic & silicon spatulas are used. It’s a durable pan that can be used for long.
Heats up Speedily and Consistently: Food can be heated up quickly in the pan without any getting stuck if not overheated. Since its cooking area is even, food does not run to its sides. Foods like omelette can also be flipped easily as they don’t stick to the surface.
Easy Clean-up: It is also easy to clean the pan after use; a wet piece of dishcloth is sufficient to wipe it clean.
Good Quality Skillet: Its skillet is good enough and facilitates browning and roasting ingredients efficiently.
Red Copper Cons
Non-Stick Feature not up to the Mark: Despite claims of being a truly non-stick pan, food tends to get stuck to its surface especially if minimal overheating takes place. Cleaning stuck food is also not very easy.
Handles not Heat-Resistant: The handles of the pan get heated up quite fast after cooking, which requires use of cloth while handling.
Uneven Surface: The cooking area of the pan is rather uneven and somewhat elevated in the center because of which ingredients slip down at the sides.
Does not Remain Steady on Stove Top: The pan becomes wobbly when kept on the stove-top after a few uses.
Doesn’t Cook Evenly: Due to elevation in the center, the pan cooks food properly only in the center, and leaves everything at the sides in under-cooked condition.
Unsatisfactory Customer Support Services and Charges: Seeking help from customer support does not yield great results and shipping charges for returns are steep.
Verdict: Red Copper seems to have more issues and demerits as compared to Granite Rock.
In view of features and customer reviews Granite Rock has an edge over Red Copper. Granite Rock has fewer limitations as compared to Red Copper, and while both are similar in some respects, Granite Rock has a slight advantage over Red Copper, which makes the former worth being recommended as compared to the latter.