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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562 Consumer Reviews for Gotham Steel Pans

Average Consumer Rating: 1.7
Rating Snapshot:
5 star: 58 4 star: 14 3 star: 18 2 star: 62 1 star:  410
Bottom Line: 15% would recommend it to a friend
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  • Very disappointed

    • New Jersey,
    • Jul 22, 2018
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    I bought these pans at BJ's Wholesale Club since I thought that it was a great price. They are not what the infomercial says. You have to use oil or butter, otherwise everything sticks. When I called the company and complained they said I could send them back for a replacement, but I would have to pay for the shipping. And they really weren't very apologetic about it at all.

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

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  • 9 inch pan sale

    • Arizona,
    • Jul 21, 2018
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    This product is a sham. Shame on these people. I used it for a month, and it worked fine. Since I cook hash browns and they stick and burn, you have to use a wire brush to get it out of the pan. I also have cut marks in the pan, which is not supposed to happen, what a joke. This is false advertising at its best. My next step is to contact Fox News, etc. to show this product to be a joke.

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

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  • 2 out 2 people found this review helpful

    About pan

    • Calgary, Alberta, Canada,
    • Jul 17, 2018
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    It is a waste of money to buy such crap. The makers are liars, they should be convicted and sent to jail. Please do not buy this crap, don't get fooled looking at the TV advertisement. People should complain to the Better Business Bureau.

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

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  • 4 out 5 people found this review helpful

    Absolute garbage

    • Florida,
    • Jul 13, 2018
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    These pans are junk! They do not distribute the heat evenly. I turned up the heat to sear my scallops and the pan warped.

    I used it a total of five times and threw it in the trash!

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

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  • 4 out 4 people found this review helpful

    All hype

    • Forsyth, MO,
    • Jul 12, 2018
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    When I first received my Gotham Steel skillet, I was elated. It was pretty easy to clean with just a paper towel. A little harder to clean on the inside where the handle attached. We use it basically for cooking eggs, mainly scrambled, although I have cooked steak and hamburger. That is about it. I have only had it about five months, and it is all scratched up on the bottom, and I can no longer clean it without immersing in soap and water. I would rate it a two at best. I loved it for the first month, but all downhill after that.

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

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  • 4 out 4 people found this review helpful

    Pans that suck, not non-stick

    • Texas,
    • Jul 12, 2018
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    This is the biggest scam of the century! I was told that this is a non-stick surface pan and it was purchased for me since I seem to burn everything I attempt to cook. Lies, lies, lies. Do not waste your money on this item. I have done EVERYTHING stated in the directions with three of these products and I always get the same result. EVERYTHING STICKS. With or without butter, oil, etc.

    And as far as washing clean, LOL, not happening here. The non-stick surface has a black resin that will not come off! Even after scrubbing the dang thing a billion times. If anyone else has this problem and has not complained, well that would be a fricken miracle. Thank you.

    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!

    • Georgia,
    • Jul 10, 2018
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    I bought the larger 12" Gotham Steel Pan. It worked beautifully FOR ABOUT A MONTH. Then, with daily use, everything started to stick to it. I never used EVOO or any "spray" oils because those WILL ruin a nonstick surface. I also never used it on any higher heat than MEDIUM because high heat will ruin a nonstick finish. I never used metal utensils so all precautions were made even though they advertise you can use a hand mixer in it.

    A few weeks after it started sticking, EVERYTHING stuck and had to be scraped off, so I had to keep soaking it in water. I even tried using Bar Keepers Friend to clean it, but it didn't help.

    Since I was ready to throw the pan out, I decided to try using a metal spatula - YES, it most certainly scratched the pan! That was it - the pan went into the trash!

    Don't be fooled by their advertisement! The pan is no better than any other non-stick pan. The more you use it, the more it STOPS being non-stick!

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

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  • 8 out 8 people found this review helpful

    Garbage

    • British Columbia, Canada,
    • Jul 7, 2018
    • Verified Reviewer

    We purchased two pans and loved them at first. After several uses, they stick so bad it's ridiculous. Cleaning is a nightmare. I soak and scrub and then soak some more. Everything sticks. I do not use these pans unless I have to. I will never purchase them again.

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

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  • 6 out 7 people found this review helpful

    The worse pan I ever had

    • Québec, Canada,
    • Jul 5, 2018
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    I just bought it at Walmart to try right away, and it gets sticky, I try the hamburger, and the same problem.

    Why? It was made cheap by a China company, they copy everything, the look is nice, but nothing inside.

    So please, do not buy Gotham Steel Pans or any product made in China, unless you know the product.

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

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  • 9 out 9 people found this review helpful

    They are NOT a safe site.

    • Mesa, AZ,
    • Jul 4, 2018
    • Verified Reviewer

    I like the pan. I really do. Shortly (three weeks) after receiving it, I'm getting an email every other day that look exactly like the below, sent from billing@autobillpayer.com:

    Subject: GOTHAM STEEL COOKWAR - File # xxxxxxxx (obscured for privacy just in case)

    Body:

    Dear xxxxxxxx xxxxxxxx,

    Please call 8664414731 regarding the GOTHAM STEEL COOKWAR you received on 05/27/2018. This is a toll free number for your convenience as this e-mail domain does not accept response e-mails. Your file number is xxxxxxxx.

    Sincerely,

    Billing Department

    The number seems to go to some place that doesn't identify themselves, just says "Thank you for calling, we are closed. Please call back during our normal business hours of 8 am to 9 pm."

    Uh, it's 7 pm Eastern right now. I tried to find the number, and I found a BBB Report for AB ROCKET listing this number.

    My bottom line is: Gotham Steel is NOT secure. My information, including my name, has been stolen or sold to some hackers. The email looks like a Nigerian bank scam. It isn't legit. The email address isn't them, obviously. But they have my full name. The "File Number" they reference isn't anything to do with my order number.

    Second bottom line: DO NOT do business with this company if you value your security!

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

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  • 7 out 7 people found this review helpful

    Quality of pans

    • Alberta, Canada,
    • Jul 2, 2018
    • Verified Reviewer

    In our family, we had three pans in three different households. Each had the exact same experience with Gotham pans. They last 90 days before becoming just another failed "non-stick" pan.

    No wonder the guarantee is for 90 days!

    I am very disappointed in this product and company.

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

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