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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656 Consumer Reviews for Gotham Steel Pans

Average Consumer Rating: 1.6
Rating Snapshot:
5 star: 61 4 star: 18 3 star: 18 2 star: 70 1 star:  489
Bottom Line: 14% would recommend it to a friend
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  • Just another hype

    • Ohio,
    • Jan 21, 2019
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    Ok for veggies, but eggs stick. Just certain parts of the pan.

    They get worse after use. Nothing but a rip-off. I only bought it to take advantage of the two for $19.95 deal.

    Oh well, $20 wasted...

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

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  • Waste of money

    • Boston, MA,
    • Jan 20, 2019
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    I got a Gotham Steel Pan for a Christmas gift. I used it three times and now everything sticks to it, especially eggs. This is unfortunate because the pan has good balance and weight and appears well made. Looks are deceiving, and so are the commercials.

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

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  • 1 out 1 people found this review helpful

    I am not happy

    • Belleair, FL,
    • Jan 19, 2019
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    I bought the 12.5-inch pan and I am very unhappy with it, everything sticks while cooking even with oil. And I am not cooking at high heats and everything sticks. The pan is nothing like they show on TV. I will never buy another one of there pans.

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

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  • 0 out 2 people found this review helpful

    Love my pans

    • Alberta, Canada,
    • Jan 17, 2019
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    I love my pans! Easy cleanup, no stick, and dishwasher safe. Cooks food to perfection. I just love them. I use them every day. Also bought these pans as gifts for other people. I definitely tell everyone about these pans. Only thing is, why can't we not get the two for one price in Canada and also the pot set?

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

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  • 3 out 3 people found this review helpful

    Poor

    • Dalton, GA,
    • Jan 17, 2019
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    I bought my set about two years ago, it was alright, but then it started sticking and burning my food. I would not tell anyone to buy the cookware. All the hype about little or no oil cooking, I know it isn't true. I am going back to stainless cookware and not looking back.

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

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    • Jan 17, 2019

      Tracy K Fox

      These pans worked once and that was it, stick/burn city after that.

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  • 3 out 3 people found this review helpful

    Used 4 times, food sticks and it has deep scratches already.

    • Ontario, Canada,
    • Jan 16, 2019
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    Completely false advertising in the infomercial, I'm not sure how human beings allow themselves to lie to each other on TV like this and it be legal...

    I purchased it at Walmart for $30, I have used it 4 times.

    I reheated Chinese food in the pan and it stuck like a crust, had to scrape it off. Also made ground lamb and BOY did that sticks, I had to soak the pan first before I cleaned it.

    The pan has deep gashes in the distinct scrape marks on the pan, this was simply a metal fork - I used it because the pan advertised metal would not damage it. This is completely untrue.

    What can anyone do about such a hoax like the Gotham Steel Pan? How do we elevate our complaints and actually do something tangible about this thievery in a legal form?

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

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  • 3 out 3 people found this review helpful

    Gotham Steel frying pan.

    • Alberta, Canada,
    • Jan 15, 2019
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    This is by the worst pan I have ever bought. I used it once, must have got it too hot. Everything sticks now. Used once. Absolutely awful.

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

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  • 2 out 2 people found this review helpful

    Biggest lie ever told!

    • Tennessee,
    • Jan 15, 2019
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    This is the BIGGEST LIE ever told! My husband ran out last year and purchased an entire set for a gift last Christmas for last year and NOT ONE claim is true. Every piece is scratched to hell from cooking utensils. They've discolored as a result of cleaning them in the dishwasher, which means, they're NOT dishwasher safe. Furthermore, they ARE NOT nonstick as the commercial claims! Granted, they are easier to clean than my other cookware but, for the price my husband paid for them, I'm NOT impressed, and people should know the TRUTH behind the Gotham Steele claim!

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

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  • 3 out 3 people found this review helpful

    Disappointed in quality of pan

    • Pennsylvania,
    • Jan 14, 2019
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    I purchased the XL baking sheet with mesh pan.

    The mesh pan is great, but the baking sheet is almost unusable. Every time I use it I have to scrub it with a Brillo Pad to get it clean. I have almost an entire set of the Red pots and pans that I am very pleased with, but I am completely dissatisfied with the Gotham Steel baking sheet. I will not recommend anything Gotham Steel to anyone who asks me about it.

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

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  • 2 out 2 people found this review helpful

    Burns

    • Eugene, OR,
    • Jan 14, 2019
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    I bought the flat pan for making pancakes, eggs, and bacon. After a few uses, I noticed it was warping. This last time I used it I put a bit of bacon grease on it to flavor the pancakes then poured the pancake mix on. It immediately started smoking, it was on medium, and I then tried to lift the pancake, the bottom was black and caked on the pan. I have tried everything to clean the pan, and nothing is working, I am very disappointed with this, and it sure doesn't live up to all the accolades it has been given. I also have the deep fryer pan which I haven't used yet, and I am a little worried about trying it.

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

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  • 2 out 2 people found this review helpful

    Trashy product

    • Texas,
    • Jan 14, 2019
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    Do not, do not, DO NOT buy this product. Save yourself time, money and AGGRAVATION. I have been a chef for over 10 years and I have NEVER been more aggravated and disappointed in a kitchen product. EVERYTHING sticks to this product, no matter what the instructions advise. I have reverted back to my trusty non-stick cookware.

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

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