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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313 Customer Reviews for Gotham Steel Pans

Average Customer Rating: 1.8
Rating Snapshot:
5 stars: 41 4 stars: 10 3 stars: 9 2 stars: 39 1 stars: 214
Bottom Line: 18% would recommend it to a friend
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  • Don't recommend

    • Pennsylvania,
    • May 23, 2017

    I got the square frying pan with handle for Christmas with no instructions except on the box (purchased at Costco).

    I loved it at first and knew better than to use metal on it, but there was no reason not to use butter for fat of any kind. It started to stick, so I called the company, and they gave me a story about not using high heat, no oil or butter (yadda yadda), and if I email the receipt, they will send a new pan.

    I found the receipt but am not holding my breath about getting results when I call again. I am hopeful, but not counting on a new pan.

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

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  • Frying pans

    I recommend Gotham Steel Pans. I purchased two frying pans and I love them. Everything does not stick and it's true what the commercial says. Just whatever you do, don't get too big of a head; we like prices down, made in America, and good quality, and that's what you get with these pans. They are also lightweight, and you just cannot burn anything in them. Thank you and keep up the good work.

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

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  • I love these pans

    I have six of these pans, which are different shapes and sizes. I purchased all of them locally, so there were no shipping charges.

    I have never had anything stick. They are so easy to clean. I don't use metal utensils on them and never use top of the electric stove heat above medium. I believe that using high heat is what causes food to stick.

    I appreciate how light weight they are as I can't lift heavy pans. I've gotten rid of my old pans.

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

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  • 4 out 4 people found this review helpful

    Don't waste your money

    I'm highly disappointed with this garbage. Now I'm stuck with them and I bought the whole set. It only took a month and they scratched. I wish I could get my money back to buy a different set, but the money back guarantee doesn't go for people who buy them at Walmart. Don't waste your money because there is no money back guarantee.

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

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  • 4 out 4 people found this review helpful

    Gotham fry pan is garbage

    • Quadra Island, British Columbia, Canada,
    • May 18, 2017

    I bought a Gotham pan at Canadian Tire in Victoria, British Columbia, and it worked great the first few times. After about ten uses it is useless. Everything sticks to it. Even poached eggs stick! Today was the final straw and into the steel recycle bin it goes. I am wondering if something screws up if you overheat it? I won't be buying another one. Back to my good old favorite cast iron pan.

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

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  • 3 out 3 people found this review helpful

    Not happy

    The 11-inch fry pan got a chip in it, and now some food is sticking to it. So much for their warranty; what a ripoff. I am not happy with their product. Seems to me that it's false advertising.

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

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  • 2 out 2 people found this review helpful

    Not what they say it does

    • Canada,
    • May 16, 2017

    I purchased frying pans from Showcase, and they were a gift for my wife, which we only opened and used two months later. That is when we realized that the frying pans did not work the way they said they would; everything sticks on the small pan and bringer pan.

    I called Showcase on this, and they do not warranty this.

    So think before buying, as the product is not what they are saying it actually does. I also bought pots that work fine. In fact, I bought the whole set for my wife, including the deep dish pan, which also sticks.

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

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  • 7 out 8 people found this review helpful

    False advertising

    The commercials are showing a different product. My Gotham steel pan burnt eggs and it stuck. I tried with and without butter and it sticks every time and it's not easy to clean. Garbage product. I'd post a picture and video if I could to show how crappy this is.

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

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  • 7 out 7 people found this review helpful

    Very unhappy!

    I have an 11-inch Gotham Steel Pan. I ordered it from a catalog, but I have to air my frustration! Everything sticks, and now it starts to pit in the center of the pan. There is no way for me to replace the pan, so I lost the $19.95.

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

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  • 10 out 11 people found this review helpful

    No stick, what a joke

    I bought this pan just before Christmas of 2016. It is April, and the food in the pan sticks like crazy. It is impossible to clean up easily. My cast iron is more nonstick than this pan. Waste of money.

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

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  • 9 out 11 people found this review helpful

    Garbage

    Well, first off, I ordered the 7-piece Gotham cookware set through Groupon. I only chose the cookware because the item I had purchased (golf tee times coupon) had expired and it seemed like a fair deal for the price. I even had to pay a little extra because my existing coupon was a bit short. Anyway. When I received the item, apparently the recipe/cook book was missing. I then look at the shipping receipt and it states a six piece set, but the box clearly states a 7-piece set. So I try contacting customer service online for Gotham, and all you get is "order", " order", "order".

    The cookware itself, EVERYTHING STICKS if you don't use butter or oil. At least that's what my pans do. I can't get an egg or egg whites to slide out like they show unless I use some type of fat. They suggest not using PAM or sprays because they say it will discolor the pans. I definitely can't get popcorn to pop before it burns the kernels. In my case, they are junk/garbage. Buyer beware.

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

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