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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332 Customer Reviews for Gotham Steel Pans

Average Customer Rating: 1.8
Rating Snapshot:
5 star: 41 4 star: 10 3 star: 10 2 star: 40 1 star:  231
Bottom Line: 17% would recommend it to a friend
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  • Where did the slippery go?

    • Canyon Country, CA,
    • Jun 22, 2017
    • Verified Reviewer

    At first, the pan worked great. Eggs and anything else was sliding off without a spatula. I was so excited I threw away my regular non-stick skillet. After about 10 uses, stuff was sticking! I was shocked. I actually have to practically scrape the food off, even if I used oil. I no longer have the order number because the effect lasted just long enough to then throw that paperwork away. I wonder if there's anything that can be done to bring back the non-stick effect?

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

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  • Not as advertised

    • Lindsay, Ontario, Canada,
    • Jun 20, 2017
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    I purchased one of these pans as a gift for my son as he was trying to lose some weight. I thought that without having to use butter or any kind of oil, it would be perfect for him. But to my surprise, it did not work as advertised. The eggs stuck to the pan and were not as easy to wipe out either. I will never purchase another one of these pans. Definitely false advertising!

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

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  • Does too stick

    • Rushville, Indiana,
    • Jun 20, 2017
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    I was so excited my husband bought me two grill skillets. I've been wanting them so long and am finally getting not one, but two. I couldn't wait to get home to try them. He bought them for our anniversary.

    I fried two eggs on medium heat with NO OIL OR BUTTER. And they stuck to the pan a little and tasted as dry as a bone.

    I wiped the skillet clean very carefully, taking pride in my new gift. The next time the eggs stuck was worse than before.

    Now I have new pans that don't hold up. And we bought them from a store far away. So I go to get on the website, and all you can do is order.

    I'm so disappointed. I paid all that hard-earned money for the pans to hang on the wall.

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

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  • 4 out 5 people found this review helpful

    Sure-stick pan

    • Texas,
    • Jun 15, 2017
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    This Gotham non-stick pan should be called sure-stick! A total waste of money. Everything I cooked in it stuck! It ruined my fresh yard eggs. They should be charged with false advertisement!

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

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  • 5 out 5 people found this review helpful

    Terrible

    I purchased an entire set for my wife. Within two weeks they were unusable. If there was a review for negative ten, that is what I would give them. Nothing but an advertising sham.

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

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  • 3 out 3 people found this review helpful

    Eggs stuck

    I bought two fry pans at Frey's in Wilsonville, Oregon. We brought the pans home. I washed them in hot soapy water. I dried the pans and I proceeded to prepare an egg sandwich. I place the pan on the burner and turned it on at a medium-low heat. I cracked the egg into the pan. The egg stuck! It was scrambled by the time I got it out of the pan. In short, this pan doesn't work as advertised. I feel their TV ad is a fraud!

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

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  • 3 out 3 people found this review helpful

    This pan turned from Gotham Steel to Gotham Stuck!

    • Alberta, Canada,
    • Jun 13, 2017
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    It is a "pretty pan," but that is the end of its redeeming qualities. I experiment, try new things and it is always an adventure, which means the outcome is not assured.

    My experiment with buying a Gotham Steel fry pan off a television commercial was a bust. It started out very slippery, but within a very short time, the darn thing sticks to food, even with bacon fat in it. We have been very careful not to overheat the pan, but it just didn't matter. The non-stick quality of the pan degraded over a month of using the pan. Our son put a scratch in it, so it is not as tough as they purport. either.

    I would not recommend this pan to anyone. It is a waste of resources. As with all experiments, I learned something; the Gotham pan sucks and beware of slick television commercials, so it was an instructive failure.

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

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  • 3 out 3 people found this review helpful

    Gotham Steel - out of the comic books

    The pan sticks even on fried eggs. It sticks to everything. I have a friend who has a restaurant. He threw them out. I hate the commercial because it is all orchestrated and time lapsed. It is an insult to anyone with half a brain.

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

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  • 1 out 1 people found this review helpful

    A waste of money

    • Ottawa, Ontario, Canada,
    • Jun 9, 2017
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    These pans are a waste of money. The first two times I cooked eggs in them, and they were just fine. I took excellent care of them and then they went downhill. Now, everything STICKS! How come?

    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 like it at all

    • Beatty, Saskatchewan, Canada,
    • Jun 8, 2017
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    This pan warped the very first time I used it, or it may have been warped when I bought it. I never used a high heat so it should not be warped. I quit using it and took it out of my cupboard completely. I would definitely not buy another product like this.

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

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  • 2 out 2 people found this review helpful

    Is "sucks" brief enough?

    Everything started sticking after the first use, and there was a small, deep cut on the pan's surface. I used it the last time this morning, and it's going in the trash! Never again will I use it or buy anything else Gotham!

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

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