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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353 Customer Reviews for Gotham Steel Pans

Average Customer Rating: 1.7
Rating Snapshot:
5 star: 43 4 star: 10 3 star: 10 2 star: 41 1 star:  249
Bottom Line: 17% would recommend it to a friend
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  • This pan is junk!

    • Castlegar, British Columbia, Canada,
    • Jul 25, 2017
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    I purchased this Ggotham Steel Pan after seeing the amazing commercial for its nonstick abilities, and it can go into a hot oven and won't scratch! At first, I cooked eggs without oil, and they slid out of the pan but had a funny plastic texture on the bottom. Then I tried meat without oil in the oven, and the meat stuck and left marks on the inside of the pan. So now I always use oil in the pan before I add anything or the food sticks so bad and it is so hard to clean.

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

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  • 2 out 2 people found this review helpful

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    • Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada,
    • Jul 24, 2017
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    "Never sticks, never scratches!" That's what they said over and over again. Guess what? It sticks and scratches. It lasted about half a year. Waste of money. Cast iron is still the best.

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

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  • 4 out 4 people found this review helpful

    Gotham Steel Pan

    • Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada,
    • Jul 19, 2017
    • Verified Reviewer

    I am truly disappointed with the pan. There is a lot of hype about it doing all kinds of nonstick stuff, but in spite of using a little oil/fat and mainly using it for eggs only, the eggs stick to the pan terribly ruining the omelet/egg completely. I am very, very disappointed with the product. And I have purchased two pans!

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

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  • 3 out 3 people found this review helpful

    Waste of money

    • Shelton, CT,
    • Jul 18, 2017
    • Verified Reviewer

    OMG, I was so excited to buy my new Gotham Steel Pan, and as soon as it arrived, I wanted to cook something in it.

    Well, let me tell you. The next morning I made breakfast for the family, and I started to make eggs over easy. Nothing easy about it. The eggs stuck to the pan and did not slide out as advertised. I never cook on high and always make my over-easy eggs on low, as my family loves them made this way. I was better off cooking my breakfast on the flat-top stove burner.

    I will never, ever buy another Gotham Pan again. I DO NOT recommend this product to anyone!

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

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  • 3 out 3 people found this review helpful

    Junk

    Absolute junk. Everything sticks. This should be against the law to sell such junk. Worst piece of cookware I have ever used. I think butter would stick to the pan. I would not recommend this product to my worst enemy.

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

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  • 4 out 4 people found this review helpful

    Pan sticks/hard to clean

    • Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada,
    • Jul 12, 2017
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    I loved the pan at first, but now food sticks and I can't clean it properly because it is very hard to clean! I have only had it for six months. Very disappointed. I bought the muffin tin and the crisper tray as well and hope they are better than the fry pan!

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

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  • 8 out 8 people found this review helpful

    Not what I expected

    • Des Plaines, IL,
    • Jul 12, 2017
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    I bought a 9-inch and went home very happy. I used it a few times for eggs only, and it worked perfectly. However, once I sautéed meat (did not use any oil, the only fat was the one occurring naturally on a lean meat), the magic was gone. I tried to make an omelet next time, and it became a scrambled eggs and it was completely stuck to the pan. And yes, I followed all the instructions. If you want to make only eggs, it will work. Anything else, I would think twice.

    I wanted to return it but no longer had the receipt. To return it to manufacturing under warranty I had to pay shipping and handling, which would cost me more than half of what I paid for the pan. So, now I have a normal fryer that needs Pam or oil, like many others I have in the house. Very disappointed!

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

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    • Jul 12, 2017

      Delilah Pujol

      I agree with this comment. The same thing happened to me. When you cook eggs without oil, the eggs have a strange texture. After I cooked meat in my pan, I needed to use oil or else everything sticks. Not impressed at all!

    • Jul 16, 2017

      Bryce Whalen

      Gotham Steel Fry Pan is junk, the food sticks and it is worse than a conventional pan to clean. By the way, it does scratch. I would not recommend it to anyone!

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  • 0 out 1 people found this review helpful

    Works great

    I've seen the negative reviews and am writing this review only because I disagree so strongly with them. I've been using a Gotham fry pan for several weeks now, and it has performed just as advertised. I have fried eggs, and there has never even been a hint of sticking. I usually use a little butter just for the taste, but it is unnecessary from a sticking viewpoint. You really don't even need a spatula because the pan is very slippery. It cleans very easily with no signs of scratching. A pleasure to cook with and I haven't needed to use my other, very good, cookware.

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

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  • Bad product

    • Belleville, Ontario, Canada,
    • Jul 11, 2017
    • Verified Reviewer

    I purchased the large frying pan. From day one food has stuck, and there are marks on the bottom of the pan and the copper coating has started to come off around the sides. Very disappointed. Would not recommend.

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

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  • 0 out 1 people found this review helpful

    pan is certainly not non stick

    • Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada,
    • Jul 11, 2017
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    Everything I have tried in the pan sticks like crazy. I like to fry bacon and sausages and both stick and leave a burnt mark in the pan that I have to scrub out with a scouring pad every time. I have tried putting oil in first and lower the heat, but there is no difference. I would not buy it again.

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

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  • 5 out 5 people found this review helpful

    Garbage

    This pan had ruined the countless number of meals. Today was the last straw. It is going in the garbage. Do not buy this worthless piece of trash. A class action suit should be filed for false advertising and misleading consumers. Definitely one of the biggest ripoffs ever. Buyer beware.

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

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