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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272 Customer Reviews for Gotham Steel Pans

Average Customer Rating: 1.8
Rating Snapshot:
5 stars: 36 4 stars: 9 3 stars: 6 2 stars: 33 1 stars: 188
Bottom Line: 18% would recommend it to a friend
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  • Poor customer service

    After finally buying these pans, I was excited. I used the frying pan for about ten times. The first time there was no stick. The second time, everything sticks. I warmed the pan and used near room temperature foods.

    I called customer service, and I was never treated so rude, she made out that it was my fault. I understand the spokesman was fired because he said they didn't work as advertised. Is this true? I was waiting for a long time for a great pot and pan, and I thought this was it, but NOPE! The customer service lady started right out telling me how to get a replacement. Not an "I'm sorry." Very, very rude indeed.

    I won't recommend this product to anyone at all. I say get all the money you can and run because this is on my top ten lists of badly represented products. This oped is just a thought of mine, perhaps I will see positive reviews, but I haven't so far. Yes, I am keeping the pans because I paid around $100 and can't afford to go out and buy others.

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

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  • Scratches

    • New Brunswick, Canada,
    • Mar 22, 2017

    I bought the frying pan. I do a lot of cooking and well within two weeks I noticed there are scratches on the pan. I thought it wasn't supposed to scratch.

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

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  • 1 out 1 people found this review helpful

    Awesome pan!

    I purchased the square, high sided pan. Best cookware product I've ever had! Nothing sticks. Some people have said they used non-stick spray, but the instructions clearly state to NEVER use it. I either use nothing or a teaspoon of oil, depending on the food I'm making. I do use a tiny dab of butter for eggs. That's just taste choice.

    Since of the directions say not to use pointed things, and I don't use knives or metal turning forks, but I've used metal utensils, plastic, wood, you name it. No damage at all. In the month I've had this pan, there are only two days I haven't used it, and it's in perfect condition. No scratches, no warping, nothing.

    Also, I've been washing it in the dishwasher with perfect results. Just read and follow the directions for perfect results. I'm going to buy more Gotham Steel pans. Love this stuff!

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

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  • 0 out 1 people found this review helpful

    Scratch and stick!

    • Endicott, New York,
    • Mar 21, 2017

    My Red Copper pans have scratches, which commercials claim they won't scratch, and my food sticks just as bad as any other pan I've used! I'm very disappointed.

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

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  • 4 out 4 people found this review helpful

    Disappointed

    I saw a great ad on TV regularly. As I love cooking, I went out and bought a 9 and a 1/2 inch plus the lid at the Showcase store.

    After cleaning it, I was excited to use this new pan. The first thing I made was an egg. The egg did not move and was stuck to the bottom of the pan. I had to scrape it off with a plastic spatula, and the egg broke. I was disappointed.

    I tried again the next morning but drizzled olive oil first and cracked another egg, and the same thing happened; even with the oil, it stuck to the bottom. I tried searing a steak, and the steak's spices all stuck hard on the pan. I cooked chicken and got the same thing.

    To clean I have to soak the pan first and use some muscle to clean it instead of the paper towel wiping everything off easy as you see on TV. I lost my receipt and went to exchange for another, and they refused. I am disappointed. I DO NOT recommend this product.

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

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  • 4 out 4 people found this review helpful

    Worst product ever purchased

    My wife and I got sucked in by the TV commercial and bought all three sizes of the Gotham Steel frying pans. Food stuck to them from day one. You can't even scramble an egg in one without leaving half the egg stuck to the pan, and then it takes steel wool to get the pan clean again. It is a total rip off!

    Now we're trying to return them, and there's no number to call. Worst product ever!

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

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  • 5 out 5 people found this review helpful

    Just received

    • Quebec, Canada,
    • Mar 19, 2017

    I just received my Gotham Pans and am not impressed so far. I ordered them after seeing the commercial. It was approximately $220 Canadian for the following:

    1. 11.5-inch Grill Double Reversible. Damaged, the finish has come off.

    2. The Double Grill, same as above but larger. The finish is damaged.

    3. 9.5-inch frying pan. The edge has a serious nick!

    4. 11.5-inch frying pan with lid.

    5. 12.5-inch frying pan with lid.

    In the agreement inside the box it says that if anything is damaged during shipping, they are not responsible. They could have packed it better!

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

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  • 7 out 7 people found this review helpful

    Waste of money!

    What's seen on TV is a lie! The warranty is 990 days, and by 100 days the pan sticks worse than my old Boy Scout mess kit aluminum. Do NOT fall for their claims. I've never found a pan which bacon sticks to, until now. And even with bacon grease in the pan, eggs stick like nobody's business. Complete and utter waste of money!

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

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  • 10 out 10 people found this review helpful

    Very disappointed

    I received the Gotham pan as a gift and was so excited. I used it twice and my eggs completely stuck to the frying pan. I even took a picture because I could not believe it.

    Brand new definitely did not work, and I would definitely not recommend wasting your money!

    A very unhappy customer.

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

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  • 4 out 6 people found this review helpful

    Stick and warp pan- Gotham

    • Belleville, Ontario, Canada,
    • Mar 17, 2017

    With this pan I got nothing but problems with making eggs; they stick. Also, there is a warping of the pan. Come on people, what are you selling? When advertisement says they slip right off, that is BS. Terrible product. May try it again, but do not know. Thanks.

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

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  • 4 out 4 people found this review helpful

    9-inch Gotham Steel Pan

    This is a bad deal. I followed the instructions many times, and most everything sticks unless you use a lot of oil. I bought it so we could eat healthier, but I might as well use my old cast iron skillet. I won't buy anymore pans like this. Don't anyone else buy any of their products; they are junk.

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

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