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.

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.

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 meals for BMI International Airlines.

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 owned a professional non-stick pan), almost certainly not.

Related: Finding the Perfect Pots & Pans for Your Cooking Style

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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456 Consumer Reviews for Gotham Steel Pans

Average Consumer Rating: 1.7
Rating Snapshot:
5 star: 53 4 star: 13 3 star: 13 2 star: 52 1 star:  325
Bottom Line: 16% would recommend it to a friend
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  • 2 out 2 people found this review helpful

    Do NOT waste your money.

    • California,
    • Jan 14, 2018
    • Verified Reviewer

    This is another example of bogus claims by a manufacturer. This frying pan worked as advertised for about three months, which just so happens to be the length of their guarantee. After approximately seven months of medium usage, food now sticks to the pan worse than my regular pans, and I now have to soak this pan in steaming hot water for 15 minutes or so for it to come clean. Do not waste your hard earned money on this piece of junk.

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

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  • 2 out 2 people found this review helpful

    Do not waste your money!

    • Nova Scotia, Canada,
    • Jan 12, 2018
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    I purchased one thinking that finally a pan that will not stick much, and to my surprise, it is a scam. Even using oil and low heat is sticks. I don't mind paying the price for something that is good, but after paying $29.00 plus tax for garbage, I am not impressed. Just before Christmas, a shopper was going to purchase for his wife, and my husband said they are a waste of money, so he said thank you. I don't know why they put all this misinformation on the market and scam us out of our money!

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

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  • 1 out 1 people found this review helpful

    Horrible!

    EVERYTHING sticks to this pan. The business model is to replace the pan with you paying the "shipping and handling." Guess what that costs? Oh, about $25, the price of a new pan!

    This pan is NOT non stick. It is horrible! Want pictures to prove it? I will gladly provide them.

    Don't waste your money on this.

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

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  • 2 out 2 people found this review helpful

    Piece of crap

    • Sarnia, Ontario, Canada,
    • Jan 12, 2018
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    We bought the 12" frying pan because some of the old type no-stick pans didn't work properly after a while. This one was supposed to help with this problem but doesn't. Everything you cook in the pan sticks. I would not recommend any of Gotham's products to anyone.

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

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  • 2 out 2 people found this review helpful

    Not as advertised

    • New Jersey,
    • Jan 11, 2018
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    I got the 9.5-inch nonstick pan as a Christmas gift. I was very excited to use it after seeing all the infomercials advertising the pan. The first time I used it was to make garlic chicken breast, but I had to use olive oil to get the nice darkened crisp outside. The chicken and the garlic spice stuck to the pan. No big deal, I will soak it in water before cleaning. The second time I was making eggs sunny side up and that turned out to be a disaster. The eggs were very dry and stuck to the pan horribly. The eggs were folding and would not come off the pan.

    After only two attempts at using the pan, I was very disappointed. I at least was expecting to see the eggs slide off as in the infomercial. Very misleading! It’s a cheap pan for around $20, but I would still use oil or butter when cooking. The one good thing is the pan doesn’t scratch so you can use a metal spatula. Cleaning still requires soaking in water and scrubbing.

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

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  • Cookie sheet and fry pan

    I purchased a fry pan several months ago and simply love it. I purchased the cookie sheet just before Christmas, and the first thing I made in it was my Pumpkin Bars. They have never baked so evenly, and I was so impressed. I made a lot of cookies at Christmas and had no problem with sticking.

    My only disappointment with the fry pan is that it did not include a lid. People need to understand that the instructions do say to season your pan before using and to season it on a regular basis. Treat it as if it was cast iron. As for the bottom of the pan, every now and then I will notice a little yellow on it and simply use a little soap and water, and it comes right off. My fry pan still looks like new, and I am looking forward to purchasing more pans in the very near future.

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

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  • 2 out 2 people found this review helpful

    Waste of money

    Do not purchase. Go spend your money in a casino; you will have better luck! The product worked okay at best for the first couple of times. Everything now sticks, and the pan is warped. The claims made on TV are not true. We have a five-year-old pan from another company that works much better.

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

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  • 4 out 4 people found this review helpful

    Do not buy this product!

    • Umatilla, FL,
    • Jan 6, 2018
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    Stuff sticks. Eggs, potatoes, everything. It does burn and is NOT how it is advertised. I went back to my old iron skillet, which I have used for the past 40 years. I'll stay with it. I was going to send it back to the company, but my children said to keep it and "SHOW" this product to all company. I cook only for my husband and my self. No large family since children are all married and out of the house.

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

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  • 5 out 5 people found this review helpful

    Don't buy these pans

    They were a Christmas gift last year. Well, these pans, after a month of use stick so bad, you have to use lots of oil. They are now warped on the bottom, so they don't cook evenly. Worse pans ever. I am not sure what to buy. I think we are going to cast iron pans. They are heavy, but as long as I have to use a lot of oil may as well get these.

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

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  • 6 out 6 people found this review helpful

    Do not buy

    • Bridgeville, DE,
    • Jan 3, 2018
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    I was given a Gotham Steel 12" frying pan as a gift. The first time I used it, I didn't use any grease, as suggested. My eggs stuck to the pan and they were so dry and rubbery. I tried it again frying up chicken, and again everything stuck in the middle of the pan. Next, I tried using a little olive oil and still everything stuck to the pan.

    My cousin had the same problem with her frying pan. I also have a Copper Chef pan, and it is fantastic and does what it claims. Nothing sticks to it, and it is so easy to clean. So my advice is to stay away from buying Gotham Steel, it is a rip-off. If you want a good quality copper pan, go with Copper Chef.

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

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  • 4 out 4 people found this review helpful

    Very disappointed

    • Courtenay, British Columbia, Canada,
    • Jan 2, 2018
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    I was looking forward to this pan and was very disappointed. It worked well for a week and then I noticed things sticking. I never cook on high so cooking an omelet over med heat as seen on TV should not stick, but guess what? It stuck. Ugh. Very sad, and I really don’t have that much money to waste.

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

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