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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426 Consumer Reviews for Gotham Steel Pans

Average Consumer Rating: 1.7
Rating Snapshot:
5 star: 49 4 star: 13 3 star: 12 2 star: 48 1 star:  304
Bottom Line: 16% would recommend it to a friend
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  • 2 out 2 people found this review helpful

    Frying pan was burnt after first use

    • Waterloo, Ontario, Canada,
    • Nov 18, 2017
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    I was very disappointed as I purchased a pan on my sister's advice and the second time I used it I was making perogies. I only had them on medium heat, and yet they were burning some of them, and the burn marks destroyed the frying pan.

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

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  • 2 out 3 people found this review helpful

    Should be off the market, advertising scam

    • Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada,
    • Nov 15, 2017
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    Please stop selling this very faulty pans. The advertising is nothing but lies.

    I bought one thinking I would have a pan for the rest of my days for my breakfast. I am 72. "Indestructible," according to the commercial. They are garbage. I used only plastic flippers and washed with a sponge. I cooked only hamburger patties and eggs. The very first pattie and egg stuck to it.

    On its first use, I noticed about a 5mm line where the coating was gone. A month later much of the coating looks scratched and everything sticks. I searched Amazon review. People full of the same experience I had. My stove heat range is 0 to 10 and I never used more than #5 while using this pan.

    I don't have my receipt, so I am not expecting my money back. Just please, please stop selling Gotham Steel. They are not at all as advertised. Please no more Gotham victims like me. Try one yourself. It is faultily advertised and is a rip-off. Not up to good standards. Please, these pans are not even close.

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

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  • 1 out 2 people found this review helpful

    Works fine, if you know how to cook!

    • Essex, MD,
    • Nov 13, 2017
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    I've used my 9" about a dozen times for scrambled eggs, and if you use medium heat, it works great. Do not full blast your food or you'll be one of the reviews that post 1 star and calling a piece of crap. Happy cooking, can't cook everything on HIGH HEAT! Turn your flame down. Too many people cook on SUPER FLAME!

    I am a happy cooker with Gothan Steel. Somebody finally got the nonstick right. Ignore the bad posts.

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

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  • 4 out 5 people found this review helpful

    Crap!

    I purchased few of these pans. Worst purchase ever. There was nothing I cooked that didn't stick. I kept trying it out, thinking it was the way I was cooking. I even added oil with some items. Well, that was a mistake. So right now, my nice expensive pan is in a dump site somewhere. Pretty said for that kind of money. Yeah, great guarantee; the cost to send that pan back for a refund would cost me just as much as the pan did. WOW, big bonus.

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

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  • 4 out 5 people found this review helpful

    What a disappointment

    • Mission, British Columbia, Canada,
    • Nov 9, 2017
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    This is the worst pan I've ever used. Everything sticks. Hard to clean. $69.99 down the drain. $29.00 T-fal pan is so much better. After I watched the infomercial, I was stoked. Everything looked so easy. Cooking, clean-up, etc., but the reality is the total opposite. What a disappointment.

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

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  • 6 out 6 people found this review helpful

    Pans are not as advertised

    • Vermont,
    • Nov 7, 2017
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    Based on all the reviews, I thought the pasta pot was what I needed to replace my 30-year-old reliable pan.

    After two uses I have found two spots where the finish has peeled off. Sticking is not an issue right now buy suspect will be soon enough.

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

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  • 7 out 7 people found this review helpful

    False claims of non-stick cookware

    I loved the infomercials and bought a complete set of their pans, pots, and skillets only to find out that their claims of non-stick are false. I have to spray the pans with Pam before using them to prevent the food from sticking to the bottom. I tried making popcorn in the square pan with a non-stick coating, and I ruined the pan. I have pictures to share with anyone interested. I'm not sure how they were able to cook all of those foods on the infomercial without burning the bottom of the pans, but it is extremely misleading and should be illegal. Someone should be holding these companies accountable for their misleading claims.

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

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  • 5 out 5 people found this review helpful

    Waste of money

    • British Columbia, Canada,
    • Nov 6, 2017
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    Food stuck to the pan first time using it. Three areas of the surface allow it to continuously show burn marks. Scrubbing doesn't remove the marks. I never used it in the oven, stovetop only. Really wasn't worth the money. Submitting a 1-star review as you cannot give a zero rating.

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

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  • 5 out 5 people found this review helpful

    Good for about a month

    • Mays Landing, NJ,
    • Nov 4, 2017
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    This pan was great for about a month. Nothing stuck to it. It cleaned up easily. Food came out so cleanly, that sometimes I couldn't even tell by looking at it on the stove if it had been washed already or not. We never used non-stick spray on it, only a little oil and/or butter for flavor.

    After about a month, food started sticking in small places on the surface. Before long, everything stuck, to the whole surface, all the time, and eventually became impossible to clean, and I had to throw it out. We took good care with the pan and only cleaned by hand with non-abrasive sponges.

    If you want a disposable pan that will be great for about a month, this is for you.

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

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  • 5 out 5 people found this review helpful

    Crappy frying pan, might as well just use the burner

    First few times I used the pan nothing stuck (likely why the commercial looked so good). Now I have to use a whole bottle of cooking oil or pam to cook even bacon. I have now resorted to my kids' Fisher-Price cookware to do a proper job. In my opinion, this 90-day money back guarantee thing is not real.

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

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  • 4 out 4 people found this review helpful

    Bad product.

    • Woodland Hills, CA,
    • Oct 31, 2017
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    This is the worst cooking product I have ever wasted my money on.

    Everything sticks to it. It is very hard to clean most of the time. I scrub and scrub, and there is still residue on the pan. I don't see how you can advertise this scam.

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

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