About Gotham Steel Pans

Want the “newest technology in non-stick cookware?”

Endorsed by Chef Daniel Green, Gotham Steel Pans make cooking easy by combining a non-stick ceramic surface with super strong titanium. How?

By allowing your food—whether it’s eggs, steaks, or even cheese—to slide right off, without using butter or oil. You also won’t have to worry about scratching your Gotham Steel Pans, since they’re safe to use with metal cookware.

Need a way to make one-pan recipes? Gotham Steel Pans can help there too, since they’re oven-safe up to 500 degrees, and are PTFE/PFOA/PFOS-free. And when you’re finished, pop your pans in the dishwasher for easy cleanup!

Will Gotham Steel Pans really make cooking as easy as they claim, and will they stand up to real-world cooking? Here are some questions we think you should be asking:

What’s So Special About Gotham Steel Pans?

First, even if you’re a newbie to the world of cooking, you already know that non-stick pans are not a recent invention, and that you’ll find a wide selection at just about any home goods store near you.

And despite how “revolutionary” it might seem, you’ll find dozens of non-stick cookware that also uses titanium. Sure, these might not always be as inexpensive as Gotham Steel Pans, but they might also be better quality.

Pro tip: These types of pans are not made completely using titanium, which would cause them to be prohibitively expensive. Instead, as the product’s name implies, these are aluminum pans infused with titanium, with a stainless steel handle.

If you did this, at the very least, you’ll be able to see and hold your pan before purchasing. And if you’re dissatisfied, purchasing locally will make the return process easier, while saving you some money in non-refundable S&H charges.

Want even more options? Try typing “titanium non-stick pans” into your favorite search engine. You’ll quickly find that you have literally thousands of choices.

Even if you were to stay within the “As Seen on TV” industry, you’ve got options like the Slip Stone Pan, CorVex Cookware, QTech Cookware, Orgreenic Under 30, and many others.

So, what makes Gotham Steel Pans different from these other options? Outside of price, there doesn’t something to be anything that’s meaningfully different.

Speaking of price, how much do Gotham Steel Pans cost?

How Much Will Gotham Steel Pans Set You Back?

One 9” Gotham Steel Pan is priced at $19.99 plus $6.95 S&H. At checkout, you’ll also be able to purchase an omelet pan for an additional $6.95 S&H.

Gotham Steel Pans come with a 90-day refund policy, less S&H. Did you choose the free omelet pan? This means you could lose as much in S&H as you’ll receive in a refund should you decide to process a return.

Regardless, you’ll need to contact the manufacturer’s customer service department at 888-326-0978 to request one.

Pro tip: Speaking of the manufacturer, who makes Gotham Steel Pans?

There wasn’t any information about the company on the Gotham Steel Pans website, although based on the customer service phone number, it’s the same company as Optic 1050 Binoculars. These seem to have a mixed online customer reputation (primarily related to poor quality), so it’s certainly something to keep in mind.

Regardless of price, what makes non-stick cookware … non-stick?

The Science Behind Non-Stick Cookware

Most non-stick cookware uses a thin Teflon coating on the cooking surface, the trade name for polytetrafluoroethylene, or PTFE. More recently, due to potential health concerns, PTFE is often replaced with another type of fluoropolymer.

Whichever substance is used (although Gotham Steel Pans are also claimed to be PFOA and PFOS-free), non-stick coatings work their magic by preventing your food and the pan from bonding at a molecular level, which they normally would under such high-heat conditions.

Speaking of high heat, what kind of burners can non-stick cookware like Gotham Steel Pans be used on? Let’s take a quick look.

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Approved Heating Sources for Non-Stick Cookware

While you’ll always want to check with your stove’s manufacturer about the types of cookware that can be used with it, titanium non-stick cookware is generally thought to be acceptable for ceramic and gas burners.

On the other hand, DoItYourself.com recommends avoiding using titanium cookware on electric stoves, since it “conducts heat too quickly and can cause the thermostat in the burner to shut down too early or damage it.” Again though, this might be manufacturer-specific, so when it doubt, check your user manual.

Related: Finding the Perfect Pots & Pans for Your Cooking Style

Finally, using titanium cookware like Gotham Steel Pans on an induction cooktop might be a bit of a crapshoot. Why? Because, in order for a pan to be effective on an induction cooktop, the bottom must be made of a ferrous (i.e. magnetic and consisting of iron) material. And unfortunately, titanium is a non-ferrous metal; unless Gotham’s manufacturer has included iron in the bottom and not advertised this fact.

Ferrous or not, a lot of people are worried about chemicals contained in non-stick surfaces. With this in mind, how easy is it to damage Gotham Steel Pans’ non-stick coating?

Is Gotham Steel Pans’ Non-Stick Coating Indestructible?

When Chef Daniel Green started whisking eggs with an electric mixer inside his Gotham Steel Pans, you might have cringed. You’re never supposed to do that to non-stick pans, right?

Right! If you want your non-stick pans to last as long as possible, you should avoid touching the surface with sharp or abrasive objects, like metal utensils or cookware (spatulas, etc.), as well as steel wool.

Will you be able to tell a difference after doing it just one time (like Chef Green)? Probably not. But it’s certainly not something you’d want to do on a regular basis, despite how the Gotham Steel Pans commercial might have made it seem.

Pro tip: Most professionals also recommend that you avoid putting non-stick cookware in the dishwasher, despite what’s claimed in the Gotham Steel Pans commercial.

Who is Chef Daniel Green, anyway?

Chef Daniel Green’s (Short) Bio

Perhaps best known for being a judge on Food Network’s Kitchen Inferno and for his full-time presenter position on EVINE (and part-time on ShopHQ, where he presents luxury cookware), Chef Daniel Green is an internationally known personality, as well as best selling author.

Daniel has also created in-room dining menus for different hotel chains all over the world, hosted webisodes for United Health Care, and even created on-board meals for BMI International Airlines.

Regardless of who it’s endorsed by, should you buy a Gotham Steel Pan?

Will Gotham Steel Pans Make Cooking Easy?

If you’re going from a traditional pan to a non-stick one like Gotham Steel Pan, will it make cooking easier? Probably so.

Does this mean you’ll instantly be whipping up healthy, delicious, chef-inspired meals? Unless you have years of experience (in which case you’d already own a professional non-stick pan), almost certainly not.

Regardless of your cooking experience, the key here is that there doesn’t appear to be anything special about Gotham Steel Pans that you wouldn’t also find priced similarly elsewhere online (or even less), or at a retailer near you. And despite its name, it appears the only steel contained in the pan is its handle.

And considering that you’ll be losing a decent chunk of change in non-refundable S&H for giving Gotham Steel Pans a try, we might recommend exploring these local options before placing your order.

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241 Customer Reviews for Gotham Steel Pans

Average Customer Rating: 1.8
Rating Snapshot:
5 stars: 33 4 stars: 8 3 stars: 6 2 stars: 29 1 stars: 165
Bottom Line: 19% would recommend it to a friend
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  • Gotham fry pan

    This is a great pan for the first four months, and then like all the rest, it began to scratch and food started to stick to the bottom. The ad, in my opinion, are just hot air meant to sell a product.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 1 out 1 people found this review helpful

    The only thing that doesn't stick are their claims

    • Mississauga, Ontario, Canada,
    • Feb 25, 2017

    I felt bad that my mom spent more than what she could afford on these pans for my Christmas gift.

    The first month, I was thrilled and used them for everything. But now a lot of things stick, and mostly eggs. I've tried preheating it and using low heat, to no avail. I see from these reviews that these pans were not truthfully advertised. I went to the website for user tips, and it's just focused on selling their products.

    They are not standing behind them. Someone got rich quick.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 2 out 2 people found this review helpful

    Absolute waste of money

    • Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada,
    • Feb 24, 2017

    This pan was recommended to me by a friend who had just purchased it. After I purchased it, my friend conveyed that everything sticks to the pan. He was right. It didn't take too many uses before mine did as well. I paid too much money for something that does not do as they said it does. I am NOT happy!

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 2 out 2 people found this review helpful

    Absolute rubbish and false advertising

    Everything sticks. It is too late for a money back guarantee and I followed all instructions, but the results were very disappointing. I would never recommend this product to anyone.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 5 out 5 people found this review helpful

    Not as advertised

    This is a waste of money. I have three skillets and the big one, and the most expensive one warped, and they are definitely not nonstick. I am very disappointed in these pans, but I am a sucker for advertisements.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 5 out 5 people found this review helpful

    Not as ad says

    My two pans started sticking after three uses. I tried to contact the company for a refund, bur cannot get anyone that knows anything for six months now.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • Love my pans.

    • Corpus Christi, Texas,
    • Feb 21, 2017

    My mother gave me the 9.5" and 12" fry pans for Christmas, and I have cooked numerous times in these and have had no issue with food sticking. If anything, I have to keep the food from sliding out. I do not put in the dishwasher or use any type of metal utensils on it. Just because it says you can do both of these, I would suggest treating these like you would any other ceramic pan.

    I love mine and would recommend to my friends.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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  • 4 out 4 people found this review helpful

    Stick pans, NOT nonstick

    We bought a pan and the first time we used it was to make a grilled cheese sandwich. That is two slices of bread with butter on the outside (pan side) and cheese. The bread with butter stuck to the pan, and there was dark coloring that wouldn't come clean.

    Today I used it again and was making potatoes O'Brien, where I started with olive oil, and it stuck so bad that it began to burn and would not come clean. I have photos to prove this claim.

    This is the worst pan I have ever used.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 4 out 4 people found this review helpful

    Awful

    • Ontario, Canada,
    • Feb 20, 2017

    I bought this pan for eggs. Everything sticks whether you use oil or not. It totally destroys your egg, so do not waste your money on this product.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 7 out 8 people found this review helpful

    Pieces of crap.

    • Las Cruces, NM,
    • Feb 18, 2017

    I thought there was supposed to be a law about truth in advertising.

    Forget about fried eggs. They become broken, scrambled and stuck before you can get them out. Everything sticks on these pans, except water. With high heat or low heat, and with or without oil, it doesn't matter.

    I am going back to my WearEver pots and pans. These are crap.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 5 out 5 people found this review helpful

    A year later, junk

    • San Antonio, TX,
    • Feb 18, 2017

    This thing worked great, for about a year, and I have only used it once or twice a week. Now everything sticks, even when using cooking spray or oil. But I guess for $20; you get what you pay for.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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