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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476 Consumer Reviews for Gotham Steel Pans

Average Consumer Rating: 1.7
Rating Snapshot:
5 star: 54 4 star: 13 3 star: 13 2 star: 53 1 star:  343
Bottom Line: 16% would recommend it to a friend
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  • 1 out 1 people found this review helpful

    Disappointing

    I bought the 12" pan a while ago but had not used it. I have used it a total of not more than FIVE times. The food got stuck to it, and it is not easy to clean as was claimed. Here is the kicker folks...the paint is CHIPPING! That's right; the PAINT IS CHIPPING! And to think I was going to buy a set for my mother. I had to give it one star to be able to write the review.

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

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  • 1 out 1 people found this review helpful

    Disappointed

    • Miramichi, New Brunswick, Canada,
    • Feb 20, 2018
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    Pan was always washed by hand, no metal ever touched its surface, I always used a light oil for cooking, and never cooked on high. It lasted about two months.

    I am very disappointed, especially after paying a high price for the pan.

    I would not recommend this cookware to anyone.

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

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  • 1 out 1 people found this review helpful

    Don't waste your money

    • Paradise, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada,
    • Feb 20, 2018
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    I bought this pan thinking it would be wonderful. No oil needed it said, easy slide out of food, yadda yadda. Everything sticks to it. Save your money. What they claim is a load of bull and they should be offering your money back.

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

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  • 0 out 1 people found this review helpful

    Works great

    I purchased the omelet pan online and got the second one free. Although I have not tried purposely to burn anything to see if it slides off, I did, however, get caught up with the kids while cooking round steak (no oil, butter or additive of any kind), burnt the meat, and when I got in there I dumped the burnt meat and wiped out the pan. No damages to the coating or the pan. I cooked four eggs at a time in this skillet (added butter because I like my eggs cooked in butter) and all turned easily and came out great, no busted yokes. I have purchased one for my daughter and will continue to try the different products they offer.

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

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  • 3 out 3 people found this review helpful

    Very disappointing. "Non-stick" lasted a couple of weeks, maybe.

    We got the 10" pan and it has, since almost the start, never had the ease of sliding food and clean up. Even using a fat like butter and oil this doesn't work.

    I wouldn't buy one of these again. I bought a different brand and had the same results. And I'm a pretty decent cook.

    Save your money.

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

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    • Feb 19, 2018

      JoAnn Priebe

      I perched a large grill, the first time I used the flat side, I cooked bacon and eggs. The bacon stained the surface and it was sticky. I used medium heat. On the other side, I cooked pork chops and they stuck and stained the surface also. Is this normal?

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  • 4 out 4 people found this review helpful

    9” pan doesn’t live up to its promise

    I bought this pan at Walmart several months ago and am very disappointed with its performance. It has not lived up to its promises. In order to use it, I need to spray it with cooking spray and put oil in the pan. I tried to return it to Walmart, but they said I need to mail it back to the manufacturer at my expense. I wanted to order other cooking implements, but because of the performance of this pan, they've lost my business.

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

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  • 5 out 5 people found this review helpful

    These pans are no good

    • Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada,
    • Feb 12, 2018
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    This pan is one year old. At first, it was good, but then after about two months things started to stick to it, and now you can't fry anything on this junk without it sticking to it so bad that you got to scrape it off. And I don't have my bill now, and Canadian Tire will not take it back, so I guess I am stuck with it. That is what happens when you get SCAMMED.

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

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  • 4 out 4 people found this review helpful

    Terrible

    • Saint Charles, MO,
    • Feb 12, 2018
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    Where to start...

    First, I bought the 10-piece set a couple days before Christmas. I’ve seen all the commercials about how awesome this product is, so thought I would try it.

    The first time it was awesome and didn’t stick one bit! The second time started the whole problem. I made egg sandwiches and the eggs stuck in the pan and did not slide off like shown or stated!

    I used one of the pans today to make pancakes, and the first round was okay (stuck around the edges), but after the second pancake I couldn’t even get them off the pan, and the bottom of the pan has black spots and will not come off, even in the dishwasher!

    It was not worth the $110.00 for the set!

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

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  • 8 out 8 people found this review helpful

    Very sad product and quality

    • Louisville, KY,
    • Feb 8, 2018
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    The pan sticks and the surface is coming off. Gotham said tough and would not stand behind the product. The pan is about 6 months old and has not been abused. Everything sticks if you do not spray with Pam.

    I will not purchase anything from Gotham again.

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

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  • 7 out 7 people found this review helpful

    Frying pan surface is defective

    The pan has cracks on the surface, and it lost its no-stick capability. I wouldn't recommend this product for purchase. I am really disappointed and will look elsewhere for other cooking products.

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

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  • 7 out 7 people found this review helpful

    Expensive pan, not worth the money

    • Sylvan Lake, Alberta, Canada,
    • Feb 5, 2018
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    After watching numerous TV ads about how non-sticking these pans were supposed to be, we bought a Gotham 6094 12(?) inch fry pan. We used this pan exclusively on a glass top stove and have never used it in the oven.

    Almost from day one, it has not lived up to the hype. At first, it required a little extra effort to remove residue. We have used only a dishwashing detergent, no harsh materials or agents. When cooking some foods, we have added oil, but in some instances, all that appeared to do was give the pan something else to stick.

    After having this particular pan for approximately eight months, it is a disaster. Virtually everything we cook sticks to it and requires extra effort to clean.

    I will not recommend this product to any family or friends that may be contemplating a purchase.

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

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