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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299 Customer Reviews for Gotham Steel Pans

Average Customer Rating: 1.8
Rating Snapshot:
5 stars: 39 4 stars: 10 3 stars: 8 2 stars: 37 1 stars: 205
Bottom Line: 18% would recommend it to a friend
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  • 6 out 7 people found this review helpful

    Nonstick huh?

    I have several of Gotham Steel's cookware and my large frying pan SUCKS. Doesn't matter what heat setting, everything STICKS. Their website has no CONTACT US page anywhere so I can PITCH a complaint. I will never buy again. I will choose a different brand next time.

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

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  • 12 out 13 people found this review helpful

    90-day money back not long enough

    I have several pans, and they worked fine for about 90 days. Then they started sticking, like any other pan. I have to use oil on everything. Eggs stick on contact. The warranty expired in 90 days, so I am stuck with skillets that are not as advertised. This company is phony as a "$3 dollar bill."

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

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  • 9 out 9 people found this review helpful

    Don't buy, save your money

    I threw out my old fry pans thinking this was going to be the one. After about ten uses, everything now sticks to the bottom. Also, if you use metal, it will take off the surface.

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

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  • 5 out 5 people found this review helpful

    Not bad

    • Savannah, GA,
    • Apr 8, 2017

    I bought the Gotham Steel round pan. I am pleased with it, and a little disappointed with it. You are recommended to never use spray oils, but a little olive oil and butter is fine and actually helps. I have an electric stove, so everything stuck until I learned to lower the temperature. The pan is small, and I would prefer it to be a bit larger.

    If you clean it right after cooking, it usually cleans up pretty well. If you let the food dry, it will need to soak first. The food sticks around the handle rivets, so pay special attention there. The pan works great with recipes that go from cooktop to oven. I was pleased with that feature. It works very well in the oven. The handle stays cool unless it has been in the oven, then the handle is extremely hot.

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

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  • 3 out 4 people found this review helpful

    Disappointed in frying pan

    • Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada,
    • Apr 8, 2017

    I was so excited to get this frying pan! I told my husband all about it, and as a surprise to me he went to a showcase store in a mall and purchased me a large frying pan for $79.99 plus tax. It worked great for a little while; then it was horrible and everything stuck to it. Very, very disappointed!

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

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  • 2 out 2 people found this review helpful

    Sticks and warps

    • Texas,
    • Apr 7, 2017

    At first, the pan was ok, but soon I had to use a cooking oil spray to keep my eggs from sticking. I scrambled the eggs in the pan like the ad says, but the pan scratched. Then the center warped so that the pan doesn't set level. It is easy to clean and is better than other "nonstick pans" we have, but it isn't as advertised.

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

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  • 4 out 4 people found this review helpful

    Don't waste your money

    If I could give it zero stars, I would. I was only able to use the new Gotham Steel double sided pan one time to cook burgers. They burned onto the pan so badly that it took an hour of scrubbing to get "most" of it off. There are still round brown stains where the burgers were cooked. Not anything like advertised.

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

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  • 2 out 2 people found this review helpful

    Worst cookware ever

    • Rockland, Ontario, Canada,
    • Apr 5, 2017

    I saved my hard earned money and bought the ten-piece set. I was so very excited to use it for the first time, and what a disappointment it was.

    Everything sticks, no matter if I use a little oil or not. Two of the frying pans now have food stains that I just cannot scrub off. It was the worst waste of money I have ever spent. Lesson learned; never, ever trust infomercials, they lie. I would never recommend this product to anyone.

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

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  • 4 out 4 people found this review helpful

    Not as shown on TV

    • Atmore, AL,
    • Apr 5, 2017

    I purchased the Gotham Steel frying pan assuming that I would not have to use oil as much as my other pans and save calories as well.

    I use up those calories now trying to clean all the eggs that stick immediately, and anything else that is in it. With low heat or whatever, this pan does not perform as demonstrated and should be banned from advertising on TV.

    It is a waste of money. Sounds like a great gift, but I would not give to my worst enemy.

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

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  • 2 out 2 people found this review helpful

    Don't waste your money

    • Pennsylvania,
    • Apr 4, 2017

    After only three weeks the pan scratched and most food sticks to it.

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

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  • 2 out 3 people found this review helpful

    Great pans

    I bought the pans straight from the website https://www.gothamsteel.com. After the first pan, I went back and ordered two more larger pans. I've had them for more than a year and the only time I use anything else is if I need an extremely small pan or something larger than the 12-inch pan.

    The pans sold by Walmart, Fred's and other discount stores are not Gotham Steel; they are some other brand.

    My pans do not stick, with or without butter or oil. They withstand all temperatures, wipe clean with a paper towel or go right into the dishwasher. I use both plastic and metal utensils. The only time I had a problem with scratches is when my husband put frozen stew meat in the pan and kept poking it with a metal fork. The fork did damage the pan, but I don't think it was meant to be pierced.

    I would have given this a 5-star rating, but like most cookware today, the bottom is grooved, and it is hard to keep the grease out of the grooves.

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

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