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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530 Consumer Reviews for Gotham Steel Pans

Average Consumer Rating: 1.7
Rating Snapshot:
5 star: 57 4 star: 14 3 star: 16 2 star: 60 1 star:  383
Bottom Line: 15% would recommend it to a friend
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  • Want my money back

    • Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada,
    • May 26, 2018
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    What a waste. I purchased three different size pans and only one of them is performing as advertised. I always have to use oil or cooking spray in one, and the other has burnt-on residue that stuck the second time I used it and won’t come off. Save your money and stick with Teflon.

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

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  • Sticks like glue

    • Pennsylvania,
    • May 25, 2018
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    I have a good set of stainless cookware but thought I would try this pan for eggs only. I like my eggs poached rather than fried. Who would have ever expected that you would have to spray it with nonstick spray before poaching? Everything sticks to this. I tried to make an omelet for breakfast this morning, and it was disastrous. I had to start all over again but this time I sprayed it. I prefer to use my stainless over this because I have to spray no matter what and stainless is probably less toxic than these pans.

    Not a good product. I couldn't find an email address to email them, but from what I have read they don't respond anyway. Going to trash to My Treasure Sale. Maybe they'll have better luck.

    The number on the handle - 6121A.

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

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  • 3 out 3 people found this review helpful

    Buyer beware

    I received this pan as a gift and after three months the food kept sticking to it. I called customer service today and was told since it was a gift there is no warranty on the product. REALLY! I was told I would have had to buy a warranty if it was a gift. I wish I could post a picture of my pan. I did post it on Amazon Review. I'm going to locate every website that allows reviews and let people know this little fact.

    P.S. Hey Gotham, let's see you do the right thing. I sure don't hear you telling your audience this on the TV commercials.

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

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  • 4 out 4 people found this review helpful

    Not as advertised

    • Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada,
    • May 19, 2018
    • Verified Reviewer

    Purchased new, it already had a small scratch. It is developing small scratches with use. I do not use any metallic utensils. I cooked steak in it yesterday (square frying pan) and everything stuck to it. What a sham! What a rip off!

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

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  • 7 out 7 people found this review helpful

    Gotham Steel Frying Pans

    Please avoid purchasing any of these Gotham Steel frying pans. I purchased one, only had it a few months, and chips and marks began to show up in the bottom of the pan! I never use anything but plastic spatulas or wooden spoons in the pan, but the marks began to show up, and the coating has disappeared!

    These pans ARE NOT GUARANTEED, and I sent several email messages, along with accompanying pictures of the bottom of my pan to the company, but all have gone unanswered. I guess the company does not care after you purchase one of their pans.

    BEWARE, Gotham does NOT stand behind their merchandise, and will not bother to even answer you! Choose another pan!

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

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  • 3 out 3 people found this review helpful

    Paint peeling of crisper rack.

    • Flat Bay, Newfoundland, Canada,
    • May 14, 2018
    • Verified Reviewer

    I am very disappointed with the crisper rack; the paint came off it after I used it a few times. I cooked battered fish, which stuck to the rack and then when I washed it with just a dishcloth in soapy water, the paint is starting to come off of the wire! I am heartsick because I did like the way it cooked french fries and chicken burgers but to have the paint come off after only a few times of use is a complete waste of money.

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

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  • 3 out 4 people found this review helpful

    Worst pans ever

    • Kimbolton, OH,
    • May 12, 2018
    • Verified Reviewer

    I purchased a large set of these pans and they are the worst pans I have ever owned. They all stick. I followed the instructions to season the pans and it didn't make a difference. A total rip off.

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

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  • 4 out 4 people found this review helpful

    How do you change the polarity so food doesn't stick?

    • Houston, TX,
    • May 11, 2018
    • Verified Reviewer

    The first couple of times I used the pan, it was great, but after a few uses it started warping and my food began sticking.

    This is nothing like what I saw on TV, and it's not because I miss-used it in any way because I use plastic spatulas and set the burner at low or medium heat depending on what I cook, like my eggs I like them runny, my meat medium rare or pink in the middle.

    Needless to say, I am so disappointed, as are my friends when they come over. I'm hanging on to my old faithful cast iron skillet.

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

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  • 4 out 4 people found this review helpful

    Good for the 30 days

    • Williams Lake, British Columbia, Canada,
    • May 5, 2018
    • Verified Reviewer

    After the 30-day warranty, everything starts to stick to the pan. They are awful. We purchased our set at Walmart. When I cook eggs in the fry pan, they always stick. I need to put oil in and that doesn't help sometimes. When I cook things in the saucepan now, things seem to stick there also. I have to soak the pans to get stuff stuck on it off. Like I say, it was nice as they advertised and then got worse and worse. Now I am going back to my Tefal pans.

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

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  • 2 out 2 people found this review helpful

    Disappointed

    • Dayton, OH,
    • May 4, 2018
    • Verified Reviewer

    We bought a set of these pans. When we first used them, we loved them! An egg would literally slide out of the pan as we were serving it. We have had them a little over a year, and now that is no longer the case. In fact, everything sticks to the point that we have to soak them to get them clean, even if we have used butter or olive oil. We are using a gas range, and the coating on the bottom of the pans has worn off considerably. I DO NOT like them!

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

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  • 1 out 1 people found this review helpful

    Company is slick, pan is not

    • New Jersey,
    • May 4, 2018
    • Verified Reviewer

    WOW, what a mistake buying this piece of crap. On TV it works great, but I happen to live in the real world. I don't really care what you try to cook in this pan, it just blows. Saving grace is that I took it back to Bed Bath & Beyond and they said no problem, done deal.

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

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