About Gotham Steel Crisper Tray

By HighYa Research Team
Published on: Jan 13, 2017

Gotham Steel Crisper Tray is an elevated non-stick cooking rack that allows air to circulate all around your food and fries it right in the oven.

And since it can help you cook without oil or butter, while all the fat and grease drip into the lower tray, the manufacturer claims Gotham Steel Crisper Tray can help you consume fewer calories.

Constructed of a super slick Ti-Cerama surface, which combines non-stick ceramic with super strong titanium, Crisper Tray allows your food to slide right off, while remaining safe for use with metal utensils.

You can also use Gotham Steel Crisper Tray on outdoor grills, since it’s flame-proof up to 500 degrees. When you’re finished, toss it in the dishwasher for easy cleanup.

It certainly seems like Gotham Steel’s Crisper Tray might deliver a lot of useful benefits in the kitchen. But will it actually allow you to fry foods? What about “saying bye-bye to burned food”? Are there other options?

Stick with us to the end and we’ll help you make a more informed Gotham Steel Crisper Tray purchase. Let’s start with price.

How Much Does the Gotham Steel Crisper Tray Cost? What’s the Refund Policy?

One Gotham Steel Crisper Tray is priced at $19.99 plus $6.95 S&H. During checkout, you’ll be able to purchase a bonus 9.5” Gotham Steel Pan (which normally retails for $19.99) for separate $6.95 fee

All Crisper Trays come with a 90-day money-back guarantee, less S&H. This means if you also ordered the Pan, you could lose as much in shipping as you’ll eventually get back as a refund.

Refunds can be requested by calling customer service at 888-822-3220.

How To Choose the Best Oven Crisper

When choosing your next oven crisper, we think there are three important factors to keep in mind:

Size Matters

As discussed earlier, if Crisper Tray is the same size as Copper Crisp, you’re looking at something that’s about half the size of a traditional baking sheet.

So, while it might be ideal for cooking a meal for one or two people, or whipping up some snacks for a handful of last-minute guests, if you think you’ll frequently cook for larger gatherings, you’ll want to purchase the largest size possible.

Obviously, you could double your order, although this will also double your overall expenses.

What Makes It Non-Stick?

Another important consideration is what the manufacturer uses as a non-stick coating. Why?

Traditional non-stick coatings often contain polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) or perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), which are generally safe to use. As they’re exposed to high heat and degrade with regular use, though, they can be released as gasses or flake off in food.

When ingested, these substances can lead to health concerns such as flu-like symptoms and even increased risk of certain types of cancer. For birds, inhaling PTFE fumes can be fatal.

Contrastingly, many manufacturers have started using ceramic coatings on their cookware, which provides much of the same non-stick ability as chemicals, but without many of the health concerns.

Should Price Be a Factor?

As with any buying decision, price plays a role. However, you might be missing a lot of solid options by focusing solely on price.

In other words, while some options might cost more than Gotham Steel Crisper Tray, the ASOTV product comes with fairly high (and non-refundable) S&H costs.

In addition, ASOTV products (as a whole, not just those from Gotham Steel) tend to come with low customer ratings related to longevity. So, if some options cost more but potentially last longer, they might provide a greater level of overall value.

Will Gotham Steel Crisper Tray Have Your Frying In Your Oven In No Time?

Although we found that the essentially identical Copper Crisper delivered on most of its claims, it won’t fry foods—at least not similar to a deep fryer.

This is because the hot oil in deep frying quickly seals the exterior and traps moisture in the interior, while also creating a delicious, golden brown Maillard reaction on the outside.

Even in job-specific devices like the Power AirFryer XL and AirWave Fryer, though, they don’t move air fast enough to mimic this same chemical reaction. So, while they can help quickly heat up pre-fried frozen foods, unless you’re making french fries, they won’t provide anything close to traditional fried foods.

What’s the point? Even if you have a high-powered convection oven, it still won’t move air fast enough around the Crisper Tray to fry the food it contains.

Can it cook these pre-fried foods like chicken strips, french fries, and fish sticks in less fat and grease? It seems so. But since these foods are already fried and often loaded with fat and calories, the health and nutrition benefits might be negligible.

Bottom line: If you’re looking to quickly heat up frozen foods without having to flip them—and without having to worry about a burned, stuck-on mess—then Gotham Steel Crisper Tray seems like it might deliver.

Just keep in mind that if you’re not satisfied and decide to take advantage of the company’s 90-day refund policy, you’ll lose a decent chunk of change in S&H charges.


Read 26 Gotham Steel Crisper Tray Customer Reviews and Complaints

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Average Customer Rating: 2.3
Rating Snapshot:
5 star: 4 4 star: 5 3 star: 1 2 star: 2 1 star:  14
Bottom Line: 42% would recommend it to a friend
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  • Can't find the FREE 50 recipes online

    • By John Wilson,
    • Tracy, CA,
    • Apr 5, 2017
    • Verified Reviewer

    So I bought this product and got it home only to find that I have to log in to www.gothamsteelrecipes.com. After searching the many (well, I should have said thousands of) recipes for Gotham products, except the steel basket with the pan. I could buy the 50 recipes for $8.00. It is a waste of money if I can't download the free 50 recipes. My guess is they want you to spend $8.00. There are no 50 FREE recipes that I could find. SAVE your money, and DON'T buy this product.

    If a lawyer is reading this, maybe it's time to start a class action lawsuit on this company.

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


  • Don't buy this

    • By Kristi Kemp,
    • Sarasota, Florida,
    • Mar 13, 2017
    • Verified Reviewer

    There is no instruction book or recipe book like advertised. When I called customer service, they hung up on me. This is no good without an instruction book, and I would not buy this.

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


  • Size matters

    • By Paul Waldron,
    • Warrington, Pennsylvania,
    • Mar 7, 2017
    • Verified Reviewer

    All of the Copper products I have get four stars. The five-star rating isn't given because I'd love to see something larger than 9.5 inches, especially those I'd use in the oven.

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


  • How to use?

    • By BB,
    • Florida,
    • Mar 23, 2017
    • Verified Reviewer

    There are no recipes, and I ended up over cooking chicken!

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


  • Crisper Tray

    What the heck. I bought this Crisper Tray, and I don't know how to cook in it. I'm so disappointed. I want my money back. I cannot find any instruction pamphlet or anything.

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


  • No recipes

    • By Marilee Kosik,
    • Wabamun, Alberta, Canada,
    • May 19, 2017
    • Verified Reviewer

    One reason I bought it was because it said it included 50 recipes. I got home and opened it only to find I had to go on the computer to get recipes.

    So, although I am angry that the recipes were not included as advertised, I went on the net and can find NO RECIPES. So I have this so-called wonderful product that I can't use as I have no idea how.

    I suggest they get my recipes to me immediately or I will post this on every page I can access on the net. False advertising at least.

    I'm glad I didn't give in to my idea of purchasing a couple of other products that looked good in the box!

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


  • Disappointed.

    • By Inge Westlin,
    • Alberta, Canada,
    • May 2, 2017
    • Verified Reviewer

    I cooked sliced bacon in the over for 20 minutes at 425 degrees, and it really stuck to the pan. I had an awful time cleaning it, and even the pan below had brown burn spots that were hard to clean. It works well for french fries.

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


  • Tricked senior citizens

    • By Sandra,
    • Florida,
    • Jul 3, 2017
    • Verified Reviewer

    I love the product, but they trick you by upgrading your order without authorization. My 81-year-old mother ordered the "$19.99 and get one additional" by phone. What she got was three "Deluxe" trays and then charged over $76.00. She did NOT upgrade. Watch out for these people; they also don't give you a total at the end! This from the customer sales person I spoke to.

    Extremely bad customer service!

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


  • Does not cook as described

    I purchased the Crisper at Bed Bath & Beyond and was very excited to try it out.

    I decided to cook fresh cut fries for lunch. I took everything out of the box and looked for some kind of cooking instructions. There were none. All it said was to cook as directed for particular foods. I cooked them for almost two hours, and they never got done. There was a picture on the box of fried chicken, so I thought if it would fry chicken, why wouldn't it cook fries?

    All in all, I was extremely disappointed. It does no perform as stated.

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


  • False advertising

    • By C. Sculthorpe,
    • Chesapeake, VA,
    • May 21, 2017
    • Verified Reviewer

    When you place your order, the buy one, get one free isn't true! By the time you buy one for $19.99 and pay separate processing and handling, you end up paying $49.98. Rip off! Not only that, they charge your account twice to put a hold on their money, and they say one of them will fall off in 24 hours.

    I will never purchase from them again!

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


  • New pan

    • By Ina Hartman,
    • Tennessee,
    • May 11, 2017
    • Verified Reviewer

    I bought this pan thinking I actually could fry southern fried chicken from scratch, but so far I found no recipes that even are similar and none included with the pan. I am beginning to think advertising was over inflated. I could already do french fries in my oven without a special pan. It is kind of like "fake news;" not quite truthful. I am very disappointed.

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


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