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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611 Consumer Reviews for Gotham Steel Pans

Average Consumer Rating: 1.6
Rating Snapshot:
5 star: 58 4 star: 17 3 star: 18 2 star: 66 1 star:  452
Bottom Line: 14% would recommend it to a friend
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    • High River, Alberta, Canada,
    • Nov 19, 2018
    • Verified Reviewer

    Well, I bought the square frying, thought well, not bad, so I bought a small round one. Well, I was really wrong and sorry that I wasted the money. I wish I still had the receipts so that I had proof of purchase so I could try to return them. I can't even scramble an egg without it sticking, and they don't come clean in the dishwasher at all, I have to scrub them to clean them properly. You see them in all the stores now and I just laugh at them. I would never buy anything Gotham Steel or suggest to anyone to buy them either.

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

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  • 5 out 5 people found this review helpful

    Worst pan ever

    • Oklahoma,
    • Nov 10, 2018
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    I bought a 9-inch square pan. I treated it as per instructions. Everything I put in the pan, it sticks to the pan. So I re-treated it again and it didn't do any good. I had to use oven cleaner to clean the pan. This is the most useless pan ever. My cast irons skillets are a lot better. Even the cheaper nonstick pans are better.

    I will never buy Gotham products again and will tell my friends not to buy.

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

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  • 7 out 7 people found this review helpful

    I am not impressed. Prefer my cast iron skillet.

    • Kemptville, Ontario, Canada,
    • Nov 8, 2018
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    I was impressed with their TV commercial so I bought a 9.5-inch pan. I used it exactly as directed...the eggs stuck to the pan, not once but three times. I took a picture of the pan after cooking the eggs for proof. Pancakes stuck to the pan as well. I do NOT like the product and feel I wasted $20.00!

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

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  • 8 out 8 people found this review helpful

    Gotham products are the worst to buy.

    • Norman, OK,
    • Nov 6, 2018
    • Verified Reviewer

    Their commercials are lies. They stick and scratch. I have pictures. I've asked for the address so I can send the pictures. But still no response. The eggs stick and everything you cook sticks to the pans and skillets. I spent over $300.00 on pieces of junk. I wouldn't recommend this product to my worst enemy, let alone any of my friends. I never used harsh soaps or utensils on them. They've got chips in them, and the coating has rubbed off. Believe me, this is no fake review. I purchased just what I said. They don't even deserve a rating.

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

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  • 6 out 6 people found this review helpful

    Terrible, non-stick joke

    • Connecticut,
    • Nov 4, 2018
    • Verified Reviewer

    I got one for Christmas last year and use it virtually every day to make eggs. I used a rubber spatula, never used metal, but the nonstick surface is literally falling apart, disintegrating, looks like someone's been using it with a knife everyday.

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

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  • 10 out 10 people found this review helpful

    Beautiful piece of garbage - burn residue will not come off!

    • Maryland,
    • Nov 3, 2018
    • Verified Reviewer

    I, too, fell for this scam. Right out of the gate, whether you use the pans dry or with oil, everything sticks and burns onto the surface. I soak them for days, scrub with the rough plastic part of a sponge, and nothing, the burned on residue remains. If I scrub hard enough to get the residue off, the surface of the pan comes off too, and is dull and then sticks worse the next time.

    I called the customer support number today and it's one of those companies that sells 100 gimmick products and this one wasn't even listed in their myriad of options. I pressed 0 and got the rudest, most abrupt representative I've had the displeasure of talking to in a long time...CUSTOMER SUPPORT! She told me she'd never heard of this problem before...I'm the first and only one, right! She said to clean the pans with Brillo pads, only Brillo, and they will come clean. I asked her why the cleaning directions don't say that if that's the only way to get them clean and she just said "get them." As I told her, I have never used Brillo pads, have never needed to on any cookware my entire life, but now I have to have special pads to clean these horrible pans. Yeah, right. They are going right back to the store instead.

    DO NOT BUY these, or if you fall for their beauty and the promise, hold onto your receipt and don't mess with their customer non-support, just return them to the store within the return window. Total scam! I can't even believe these are still sold anywhere, they're that bad.

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

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  • 2 out 4 people found this review helpful

    Chipping

    • Kentucky,
    • Nov 2, 2018
    • Verified Reviewer

    I do love this pan but am worried about the chipping on the service of cooking area in several places, is this a defect or recall? I would like a lot of these pans but am unsure of this at this time.

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

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  • 6 out 6 people found this review helpful

    It's a LIE

    • Missouri,
    • Nov 1, 2018
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    This pan is less than a year old, but everything sticks to it and it’s warped. A waste of money, glad I was able to line the pockets of some darn executive. We use it to feed our goats now.

    We bought it in the As Seen On TV aisle. Horrid.

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

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  • 5 out 5 people found this review helpful

    Not happy

    • Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada,
    • Oct 31, 2018
    • Verified Reviewer

    I got the Gotham Steel frying pan, only one mind you, but I also ordered the Gotham Steel pan with basket that goes in the oven and the large pot with cover, and well, the pan is the oven sticks, and the frying pan scratched as well as the large pot. I never sent it back because I have not had time, but needless to say, I will not be buying any more.

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

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  • 7 out 7 people found this review helpful

    Bad pan

    • Sun Lakes, AZ,
    • Oct 29, 2018
    • Verified Reviewer

    Our experience is similar to many others. Eggs stick and are hard to remove. I would not recommend it. TV ads are deceptive! Lots of poor reviews confirm this is a bad deal. I will stay away from their products in the future.

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

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  • 8 out 8 people found this review helpful

    Horrible, not worth it

    • Illinois,
    • Oct 25, 2018
    • Verified Reviewer

    Would give zero stars if I could.

    My husband bought me some of these pans and they were good for the first few times I used them. Now they are scratching, chipping, and everything sticks to them. They didn't hold up to what was said about them going in the oven or the fire. I will not buy these again, and I tell everyone that asks about them that they are not good pans and not worth the money.

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

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