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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388 Customer Reviews for Gotham Steel Pans

Average Customer Rating: 1.7
Rating Snapshot:
5 star: 44 4 star: 11 3 star: 11 2 star: 45 1 star:  277
Bottom Line: 16% would recommend it to a friend
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  • 3 out 3 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 2 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 4 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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  • 3 out 8 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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  • 4 out 5 people found this review helpful

    Good looking and easy to to clean

    Given that most people will kick that heat to highest temperature possible, it may not be the pan's fault. Cooking eggs should be done to taste better and cook better at a medium to low temperature, and when I do that, they slide out of this pan. Having a background in material engineering taught me that you cannot subject the pan to high heats and then hit with water suddenly. It's called thermal shock, which damages ceramics. So perhaps the human factor was not accounted for in educating customer (also known as the stupid factor).

    I bought the frying pan last year to see if I liked it and this year bought the larger set. I look forward to some great cooking this year with minimal hassle in clean-up.

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

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  • 5 out 5 people found this review helpful

    False advertising!

    • Ohio,
    • Sep 8, 2017
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    I purchased my Gotham pan set in October 2016 thinking I finally had a great product to cook with. My 12" skillet was great for about three months and then everything started sticking. I even used Pam spray.

    I call their customer service and was greeted with the most unprofessional people I had ever deal with. Very rude and told me the guarantee was up and to enjoy my product. They kept sending me emails stating that my credit union would not release payment. I called my credit union, and they faxed them a copy of my canceled check that had been cashed shortly after my purchase.

    I would not recommend these pans to anyone. I paid $180 plus for this set that went on sale 30 days later for $149.00. I called them, and they refused to adjust my cost. No, absolutely I would not recommend this product to anyone! Very unhappy.

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

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  • 6 out 6 people found this review helpful

    I wish they lived up to their hype

    • Bradenton, FL,
    • Sep 2, 2017
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    I've had three Gotham Steel pans, and two of them have been a BUST! After just a few uses, things started sticking to the two 9" pans I've had, including eggs, hamburgers, etc.

    Sadly I would not recommend this product to others. I can't even get in touch with management to find out if this could be fixed!

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

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  • 4 out 4 people found this review helpful

    Fair

    • Perry, MI,
    • Sep 1, 2017
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    I love the pots, but I'm not impressed with either skillets. I tried to fry eggs, and they stuck to the pan fairly good. I don't use them for eggs anymore, and I went back to my cast iron for them.

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

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  • 8 out 9 people found this review helpful

    Product not satisfactory.

    • Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada,
    • Sep 1, 2017
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    I have had one of these fry pans now for approximately six months. The pan was fine for the first couple months, but now everything I cook in it sticks on. It did not meet my satisfaction, and I would not promote the product. It did not meet my needs, and I am not satisfied with the product.

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

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  • 10 out 10 people found this review helpful

    Don't buy them

    As others have stated, they were great the first couple of uses and now everything sticks. I am disappointed, and you get what you pay for, but these are still overpriced. Don't bother. I wish I had read the reviews before I purchased. Lesson learned.

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

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  • 6 out 6 people found this review helpful

    Gotham frying pan

    • Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada,
    • Aug 31, 2017
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    I bought the Gotham frying pan in 2015 for a Christmas gift (my husband was a chef). This pan scraped after three uses. Of course, the 90-day warranty was done. The commercial does not represent product! Do not waste your money!

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

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