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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395 Customer Reviews for Gotham Steel Pans

Average Customer Rating: 1.7
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5 star: 44 4 star: 11 3 star: 12 2 star: 46 1 star:  282
Bottom Line: 16% would recommend it to a friend
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  • 1 out 1 people found this review helpful

    Would not recommend

    Everything I cook in this pan sticks to it. I have no paperwork on it as I threw it out when I opened it, so I guess I'm stuck with a pan that's useless to me! I would not recommend it 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

    What a piece of feces

    All I wanted to was a pan to cook my eggs. Well, do not believe the commercials where the eggs just slide off because they don't! I followed the instructions (low heat, no oils) and I literally have to scrap them off the pan. Even using oil it still sticks. And, believe or not, even when cooking bacon it sticks. It must be all smoke and mirrors on TV. I will be calling customer service on Monday to see if I can return this piece of feces.

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

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  • 1 out 1 people found this review helpful

    Don't waste your money!

    I was excited when I saw this advertised and went out and bought a full set. I was very disappointed the first time I used them. They take a long to heat up and boil water and my food sticks. I wish I could post pics (because I have them) of eggs, bacon, burgers, etc. all stuck. What a mess to clean up even after soaking. I am sorry I wasted my money on this "too good to be true" product.

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

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  • 1 out 1 people found this review helpful

    I own the square one

    I have the square Copper Pan. But from my experience, this is not accurate at all. I got mine as a present and had mine less than a month. All I use on it is a rubber spatula. I used it approximately five times. I went to use it yesterday and my eggs stuck to it terrible. I decided to try it with the eggs again this morning.

    Note, it soaked overnight with dish detergent and water. Still had to work on rubbing the egg off this morning. The oil didn't help much and still had to work on getting the egg cleaned off it. Tonight my pork chop is sticking to it as well. I clean it as instructed in the pamphlet that came with it. I don't use knives or anything sharp or metal in it. I also don't put it on high as its recommended to.

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

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  • Scam

    I've owned two of these pans and both of them performed the same. Never have a cooked an egg that floated around like on TV, not even the first time. All I really cook in these is breakfast, bacon, and eggs. When I cook bacon, I put a cast iron weight on top, so they fry flat and fast, bacon sticks and you have to scrape it out then wash the pan so you can fry the eggs. This is a scam if I ever saw one, back to cast iron. I bought it at Walmart.

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

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  • No, it is not nonstick after the 1st use.

    • Abilene, TX,
    • Sep 20, 2017
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    I bought two of the original copper/titanium nonstick pans as "buy one get one free" from two different suppliers. I gave away two to various friends. After being used a couple of times, they all four failed and were extremely difficult to clean, in which they all four ended up in the trash. The two I kept for myself failed almost "right out of the box" when I tried to make omelets. Two I tried on a gas stove at a temp about "4-o'clock" position on the temp knob, and the other two failed when used at the same temp setting on an electric stove.

    I called customer service and was told that the temperature I used was too high (that's BS!) and that I need to "re-cure" the pans like a person would with cast iron. This is the most worse item I ever wasted my money on and was embarrassed that my friends told me the same thing I just said in this comment. So now the word is being spread in the Abilene, Texas area that it is a total waste of money.

    Now I'm stuck with a bunch of other different products that I'm afraid to try. What I have discovered is that the product is not worth the gas it takes to salvage them for the price-per-pound for salvage of aluminum. WHAT a disappointment. I was even more embarrassed because I gave one to my daughter, which of the four pans, had the same results.

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

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  • 1 out 2 people found this review helpful

    Dissatisfied

    • Oregon,
    • Sep 20, 2017
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    Everything sticks. I have to use a lot of oil to cook anything. Not near as good as my cast iron pans. Flip an egg? Forget about it. Horrible experience. I used a green scrubber to clean the pan and scratched up the surface. I give it 5 thumbs down.

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

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  • 3 out 4 people found this review helpful

    Unusable after one use.

    • Melbourne, Victoria, Australia,
    • Sep 14, 2017
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    I fell into the trap and I bought two pans after seeing it advertised. I should have visited this website first before buying it.

    I used it to make an omelet and the egg stuck to the pan. Not only did it stick, but I had to scrub the pan to get the omelet off. This isn't better than the $10 Teflon pans, at least those ones work.

    It is useless, I can't use it for anything because not only does everything stick, it sticks hard and you have to scrub hard during the wash to clean it. This is fake, if you are reading this, don't buy it.

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

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  • 2 out 3 people found this review helpful

    This skillet sucks

    • Pennsylvania,
    • Sep 14, 2017
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    They say it is non-stick, but what a bunch of crap. I just made 2 lb of hamburgers, and they stuck. They turned out to be scrambled, not patties. I'll never buy another one of theirs. I wish I could post a pic of the mess. I was so angry that I threw the burger away.

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

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  • 4 out 5 people found this review helpful

    This pan really disappointed me!

    • South Carolina,
    • Sep 13, 2017
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    Within two weeks food was sticking to it. I followed the directions and used low heat and no oils.

    To say the least, I might as well have taken a $20 bill and just thrown it in the trash because that's what I'm doing with this pan after owning it for less than a month.

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

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  • 4 out 10 people found this review helpful

    Excellent

    I got this set for Christmas and I absolutely love it. Cleans so easily. No scrubbing needed, just wipe out with warm soapy water. The steamer attachment works amazing. I love steamed veggies. I would definitely recommend this to all my friends. So thankful to my mom who got it for me.

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

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