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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185 Customer Reviews for Gotham Steel Pans

Average Customer Rating: 1.8
Rating Snapshot:
5 stars: 26 4 stars: 7 3 stars: 6 2 stars: 20 1 stars: 126
Bottom Line: 20% would recommend it to a friend
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  • Hot handles

    I love the cookware set I got for Christmas. Not having to use oil to cook is great. My one COMPLAINT is the hot handles on the lids! I got them at the VA Hospital store.

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

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  • 1 out 1 people found this review helpful

    Great pan

    I love them!

    I have to use two spatulas to flip an egg and it wants to slip off the pan. You need to read the directions and season the pan first.

    My only con is they are not induction ready. I just bought an NU Wave induction burner and had to give up the pan.

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

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  • 1 out 1 people found this review helpful

    Bad customer service

    I bought a 12.5-inch pan five months ago. Tt worked great for about three months, but now the top coating is coming off, and everything sticks to it.

    I left two emails with customer service with no reply. I called several times before I got someone and they then tell me I have to ship them the pan and a money order for $10.00 before they would send me a new pan.

    I wold not recommend this company to anyone.

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

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  • 2 out 3 people found this review helpful

    Company uncooperative!

    We ordered these pans. The offer was "buy one at $19.99, get one free." When they arrived, there were four pans, and they had charged our credit card $73.89. We called and told them, they acknowledged the mistake, and told us to return the two extra pans BUT, we had to pay shipping and handling. When we asked why we had to pay when we had not ordered four, and they had acknowledged their mistake, they abruptly said that we had to pay, or there would be no refund. This is a scam!

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

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  • 2 out 3 people found this review helpful

    This pan is a scam!

    • Listuguj, Quebec, Canada,
    • Jan 19, 2017

    We honestly thought we were getting a good deal on this pan, but the first thing we cooked stuck horribly to it! Those eggs that they cook are probably already cooked and sprayed, lol.

    Don't let this commercial fool you like it did to us! I provided a receipt within 90 days to get my money back. That's crap as well, since I'm still waiting.

    Whatever you do, don't buy this pan or anything "Gotham."

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

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  • 3 out 3 people found this review helpful

    NOT as advertised

    Do you ever wonder why you get a 90-day warranty on a product that is supposed to NEVER stick, NEVER scratch? Well it is because it (this product) seemed to only go 90 days without this issue.

    I regularly make either scrambled eggs or omelets, as I saute quite often. I have only one time used a metal tool to move the food, and pan was immediately scratched. I have NEVER been able to cook without some type of oil, margarine, or butter, and now ANYTHING you try cooking sticks.

    Worth the money? Not in my opinion, and I paid nearly $40 by the time you add in shipping to Canada but not the exchange. Never again.

    I can provide pictures if needed.

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

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  • 6 out 7 people found this review helpful

    Works just as advertised, at first

    Don't be FOOLED by the TV ads or even the new's agencies that are testing it on their shows. I readily admit these pans are super-duper at what they advertise when they are new, but after purchasing an entire set (based on seeing them "proven" to work on a news show), and after one month of use, food stick just like any other "non-stick" pan.

    I could find no way to contact the company to register my complaint, only an order telephone line, and "customer service" only directs you to find your order.

    I spent $181 because I am learning to cook and needed new pans, but this was an outrageous waste of money, considering what they are advertised to do. I'd be happy if Gotham Steel HAPPY wanted to contact me, because I plan to go to social media and everywhere I can to advertise their false claims.

    I give them two stars because they work just as described, for the first couple weeks, and they seem to cook evenly. Otherwise, they deserve only ONE star for being no better than any Teflon pan.

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

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  • 1 out 1 people found this review helpful

    Total waste of money

    • New Brunswick, Canada,
    • Jan 17, 2017

    There is nothing accurate in how these pans are described and marketed. It's total crap and waste of money, and it borders on fraud. Food sticks to the pans, and they do scratch. I would not recommend them to anybody. Junk, junk, junk.

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

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  • 3 out 3 people found this review helpful

    I don't recommend buying this product

    • Vernon, British Columbia, Canada,
    • Jan 17, 2017

    I was given a set of Gotham Steel frying pans as a gift. About two months after using them, food started to stick to the pans. At first, I was able to scrub them clean but now, after three months of use I cannot get the pans clean. I cooked link sausages in the pan (you know, sausage has a lot of grease), and the links stuck to the pan.

    I couldn't get the warranty replacement as they were a gift and I don't have the credit card information (and actually I don't think I'd want the pans replaced, that's how bad I think they are)!

    In my opinion, these frying pans suck! There was no "zero" rating, so I was forced to give the pans one star on this website.

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

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  • 3 out 3 people found this review helpful

    Totally doesn't work

    • Canada,
    • Jan 17, 2017

    Everything sticks, including eggs, bacon, etc. I am very disappointed and would never recommend it.

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

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  • 1 out 2 people found this review helpful

    Love it

    I have been using the 9 and a 1/2 inch fry pan for about six months. I do use oil because without it foods are tasteless. I don't put it in the dishwasher because my food does slide out, a quick soap and water is all I need. I love the way it browns my hash browns, and I have no complaints. I have used a fork to turn what I was cooking but so far no scratches.

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

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