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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365 Customer Reviews for Gotham Steel Pans

Average Customer Rating: 1.7
Rating Snapshot:
5 star: 43 4 star: 10 3 star: 10 2 star: 42 1 star:  260
Bottom Line: 17% would recommend it to a friend
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  • Not what is supposed to be?

    • Ontario, Canada,
    • Aug 22, 2017
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    I bought the grill and got the fry pan. The interior coating started to break down, and the outer surface is so stained I cannot get it clean. This was not supposed to happen. So I do not think they have tested this product and their claims are false! And when you call their number you get NO answer. What a fraud.

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

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  • 2 out 2 people found this review helpful

    I'd give zero stars if I could. Everything sticks!

    • Gloucester, MA,
    • Aug 18, 2017
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    I bought the square and round fry pans for my boyfriend, who has been a cook for over ten years. Spent $50, which was a waste of money. Everything sticks, including eggs, veggies, meats, even when using oil and bacon fat, with the heat on low! False advertising. Warranty will cover, but you have to pay $10 for a new one. No thanks!

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

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  • 3 out 3 people found this review helpful

    Pasta pot/frying pan Gotham Steel

    • Alberta, Canada,
    • Aug 17, 2017
    • Verified Reviewer

    Do not buy these products by Gotham Steel!

    These are THE worst products on the market today! The handles on both pasta pot and the frying get HOT. We haven't had to worry about hot pot/pan handles since the 1970's! I burned my hand on the frying pan handle and burned my fingers on the lid of the pasta pot. I was SIMMERIMG chili in the pasta pot, and the lid BURNED my fingers! I am thinking about suing this company.

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

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  • 3 out 3 people found this review helpful

    Bad, to say the least

    Some time ago my mother purchased Gotham Steel pans. I got the big 12-inch pan, the smaller 10-inch pan, a broiling pan with a glass lid, a square Gotham Steel with a fryer, and another Gotham Steel item that you can fry your items on the stove. After the first few weeks, the pans work great with no problems. I never cleaned them with anything but nylon cleaning brushes, nothing partial or abrasive. I used only this nonstick type of utensils on the pans and never used metal like they showed on TV.

    After about a month the pans stop losing their non-stick ability, and from there on it got worse. I had to scrub really hard with the nonstick nylon sponges to get them clean. Then I noticed that it's in scratches, which started showing up in the pans that I use on a daily basis. After that, I got health issues and got very sick after using one of the pans. I stopped using the pans immediately I'm still having further issues, and I blame the manufacturer of Gotham Steel pans for this. When the surface starts chipping up, it gets into your system and causes serious health issues. I missed time at work and had bleeding and other issues.

    The commercial did not emphasize anything about the way you can clean or use your pans, that they hold up regardless of how they are treated, but I did not treat them in the way they showed on the TV because I did not trust the TV commercial. I am going to look into further repercussions from this Gotham Steel manufacturers over this because I have missed time at work and have been very sick for several weeks.

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

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  • 3 out 3 people found this review helpful

    Don't believe the guarantee

    • Utica, NY,
    • Aug 15, 2017
    • Verified Reviewer

    I bought one, and it seemed pretty good (at the time, it now sticks). So I recommended it to a relative. He bought it at a local store and the first time he used it for an egg, everything stuck and got burned.

    So I called customer service since they boast a guarantee right? Well, the truth is unless you buy it on their website, pay for shipping, etc., the guarantee isn't for you. I was told to mail the pan with $9.95 to headquarters in New York to get a replacement pan. Wait, what? I have to PAY more for your bad pan and hope the replacement is better?

    Companies that do stand by the product don't deserve good reputations. Steer clear of this one!

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

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  • 5 out 6 people found this review helpful

    Worst pan I've ever had

    • St. Catharines, Canada,
    • Aug 11, 2017
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    I received this pan for Christmas from my mom. I love cooking and loved everything it seemed to offer. It has been a nightmare ever since. On Christmas, it kind of stuck while making candied yams. Now today, on August 1st, it is sticking while making pancakes, even when using butter. Buy a "cheap" pan from Walmart; it'll last longer and work better. Terrible.

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

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  • 9 out 10 people found this review helpful

    Piece of crap

    • Ontario, Canada,
    • Aug 4, 2017
    • Verified Reviewer

    Worst frying pan I have ever spent money on. And I have tried them all. Stick with the $20.00 T-fal, at least you'll get a couple of good years out of it. Chef Daniel Green should be ashamed to endorse this product. But it is his reputation, not mine.

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

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  • 9 out 10 people found this review helpful

    Same as 99% of the products sold by Emson

    • Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada,
    • Aug 3, 2017
    • Verified Reviewer

    Looks like we've taken a turn back in time. When ripping off consumers was shrugged off by regulators. There used to be integrity in marketing. The media outlets accepting money from these shysters to run their ads are just as bad in my mind. Read the reviews on all products being marketed by "Emson." You will hear the same stories on every product. Disappointing to say the least.

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

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  • 8 out 9 people found this review helpful

    Disappointed

    • British Columbia, Canada,
    • Aug 2, 2017
    • Verified Reviewer

    I bought one of these pans, and I have to say, I HATE it. From eggs to pancakes and french toast, it all sticks and I had to SCRUB off what was stuck on. This pan is now in the city dump!

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

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  • 11 out 12 people found this review helpful

    The site led me to buy

    • Edmonton, Alberta, Canada,
    • Aug 1, 2017
    • Verified Reviewer

    I bought a skillet first then went back for a complete set. The large pot has already been damaged, which leads me to believe that it may be a bad deal, however, the other pans are doing well. But I would not use an electric mixer because I did, and it tore it up.

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

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  • 12 out 13 people found this review helpful

    Total fail!

    • Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada,
    • Jul 27, 2017
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    I was really excited to try my new nonstick pan. I was totally disappointed in its performance. The first couple of times it was fine, and then EVERYTHING sticks, and it is a pain to clean. NO, I would not recommend this to my enemies!

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

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