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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135 Customer Reviews for Gotham Steel Pans

Average Customer Rating: 1.8
Rating Snapshot:
5 stars: 20 4 stars: 3 3 stars: 4 2 stars: 13 1 stars: 95
Bottom Line: 20% would recommend it to a friend
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  • 1 out 2 people found this review helpful

    Terrible Product

    Absolutely will scratch and stick. I used mine maybe 10 times total and had to throw it away. Choose another brand.

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

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  • 8 out 8 people found this review helpful

    TV promotion false advertising for GOTHAM Steel cookware

    Ordered Gotham Steel Cookware November 23, 2015. My order from a TV promotion was for a Gotham 9" frying pan and a you can receive a free omelet Maker, just pay for S/H for the OMLET.

    So I made the order ONLY because I wanted the omelet, would not have ordered the pan if I knew this was a false claim on the omelet.

    I have 5 different postcards they send me over the year asking me if I still wanted the omelet (always said YES) and was told it is back ordered and I called customer service checking on order several times at 888-326-0978.

    I called on November 15, 2016, and was told it's been discontinued and that ALL they would say. FALSE ADVERTISING, do not buy GOTHAM STEEL COOKWARE. I told customer service today I was retired and was going to file a complaint.

    Can anyone tell me what government department?

    I need to make a False ADVERTISING claim to or to let the world know about this crappy company.

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

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  • 14 out 14 people found this review helpful

    Food sticks

    Every time I cook something sticks, no matter what it is.

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

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  • 12 out 12 people found this review helpful

    Totally does not work, please do not invest your hard earned cash!

    • New Jersey,
    • Nov 14, 2016

    Do not buy these pans, they are totally "ALL' stick, and definitely not "NON" stick. Going back to our old pans today. I will be taking these to the metal recycling facility tomorrow.

    If someone files a class action lawsuit, make sure to include my name in the list of complainants. I'm sure the scam artist that came up with this concept is enjoying his villa in southern France.

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

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  • 7 out 7 people found this review helpful

    Recieved as a house warming gift -- junk. Dead giveaway it came from New Jersey.

    • Minerva, OH,
    • Nov 13, 2016

    Everything sticks with or without oil. I'm waiting for water to stick. Now I know why you used an egg beater in the pan with eggs. It's how it looks after eggs are done. I am going to hang from a tree with a bell clacker so the crows won't come around from the noise. I would give them to my people that I don't care for, let them suffer.

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

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  • 7 out 7 people found this review helpful

    Big disappointment

    • Fort Lauderdale, FL,
    • Nov 9, 2016

    I went strictly by manufacturer's instructions, never used more than mid heat setting. Pan was great, then after a few months of use, food started sticking. There is a slight discoloration where sticking occurs. Ads show hitting pan with a blow torch, and I never used more than mid setting on a stove, no spray oil, etc. Looks like technology has not yet reached the point where it can be used long term under normal conditions. Back to the R&D lab guys.

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

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  • 3 out 3 people found this review helpful

    Non-Stick?

    This is the worst pan in our kitchen. After a few uses, everything sticks to it! If I could give a minus 5 stars I would.

    Don't waste your money on this fraud.

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

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  • 7 out 7 people found this review helpful

    Eggs do stick!

    • Duluth, GA,
    • Nov 5, 2016

    Customer Service must be so busy, after many attempts at different dates and times, that I had to leave a message. They never returned my calls.

    The eggs I make daily for my son did stick to the pan.

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

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  • 5 out 6 people found this review helpful

    Worst pan ever

    • Courtenay, BC,
    • Nov 2, 2016

    When I got it I was really impressed how well things slid around. Even too good, I could not get the spatula under things to turn them. It slowly got less slick. Then it became the worst pan ever after a couple months. There is nothing you can do to use it. Adding oil will not even make it not stick like glue. Everything sticks to it like glue. Worse than a stainless steel pan that was soaked in detergent and used without oil.

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

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  • 9 out 9 people found this review helpful

    Purchased on their website

    • Vaughan, ON,
    • Oct 30, 2016

    I did not accept the order online and they sent it to me anyway. I was told to just return it to the post office. The post office said if I do that there is no proof I sent it back. So I had to pay to send it back and extra cost for a signature proofing they received the product. Then I get a credit on my credit less their postage and handling. I paid a lot of money for 2 pans I did not want or have now. Not a professional company to deal with.

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

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  • 6 out 12 people found this review helpful

    Gotham frying pan and deep fryer

    I bought the frying pan first and was VERY IMPRESSED. I've cooked eggs, slid right out. I even made the mistake of dropping the top of a container in the pan and it melted into a clump and slid right out. I've used the deep fryer for a pasta dish with spaghetti sauce, my daughter put the food away and didn't put the pot in the sink. Needless to say, I thought that was a disaster, hard stuck on spaghetti sauce. NOPE, not only did it not stick to the pot but it wiped out CLEAN - no scrubbing, no soaking. I love my Gotham cookware.

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

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