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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573 Consumer Reviews for Gotham Steel Pans

Average Consumer Rating: 1.7
Rating Snapshot:
5 star: 58 4 star: 14 3 star: 18 2 star: 63 1 star:  420
Bottom Line: 14% would recommend it to a friend
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  • 4 out 4 people found this review helpful

    Worst pans ever!

    • Colorado,
    • Aug 9, 2018
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    These pans don't do anything as advertised and I have tried several. Everything WILL stick. The worse thing is that they are impossible to clean. They get a build up that I have never experienced before. I have thrown all of them away because I would have to take a magic eraser sponge to get the residue off. I know they would say I destroyed the finish, but it literally was the only way to clean them. Save your money. This is totally a scam.

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

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  • 3 out 3 people found this review helpful

    Product failure

    • Fairmont, WV,
    • Aug 9, 2018
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    The pan began to quit releasing food in an acceptable fashion. This started after less than one month of limited service. Other Gotham Steel pans followed suit shortly afterward.

    Very disappointing. Advised friends not to purchase.

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

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  • 2 out 2 people found this review helpful

    Garbage

    • Ontario, Canada,
    • Aug 7, 2018
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    Garbage, that’s where it ended up. Does not perform as advertised. Food sticks to the pan and is hard to clean. A waste of money as we had to throw it out. I did not use any oils or butter as directed.

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

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  • 7 out 7 people found this review helpful

    The pan lasted four months

    • Missisippi,
    • Aug 3, 2018
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    I called customer service about the sticking pan, and I was told to pay $9.95 for the replacement. The pan lasted four months. Their customer service told how to clean pan, but after cleaning the pan, it suck even worse. The pan is definitely not as advertised.

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

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  • 3 out 3 people found this review helpful

    Rip-off

    • Lisbon Falls, ME,
    • Aug 2, 2018
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    These are the worst cooking pots and pans I ever bought and used! They not only stick but in some cases, they are very dangerous. Very dissatisfied and disappointed, as I bought several sizes. The store offered to have me return them but that is too much drama! I bought them online, and the research and calls just discouraged me. I bought a new cast iron dutch casserole and a skillet, they work just fine, I grew up using them.

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

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  • 6 out 6 people found this review helpful

    Junk!

    • Madison, WI,
    • Jul 31, 2018
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    I have had this pan set for less than a year. They were ok the first time I used them, then they just got worse every time thereafter. They are absolutely not what they say they are. No butter or oil my hiney! Eggs, I need to use at least a tablespoon of oil or butter and that doesn’t even make them slide around like in the infomercial. I’ve never been able to get anything to not stick to these! The dollar store shouldn’t accept them. So if you have bought these, or are still going to because you don’t believe me, then don’t be dumb like I was, fill out your warranty! Every pan in the set is garbage!

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

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  • 5 out 5 people found this review helpful

    Bad customer service, canceled part of order, no notification

    • Clio, MI,
    • Jul 31, 2018
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    Months ago, I ordered two pans and one lid. Months later, after receiving the pans, I inquired about the lid and was advised the lids were all canceled because they're not making them anymore. No customers were notified, and they refused to send a return label for the pans, and I was advised if returned, no refund because it has been too long.

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

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  • 7 out 7 people found this review helpful

    Pan sticks

    • Virginia,
    • Jul 27, 2018
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    Everything advertised about this pan is a lie, it sticks, it burns, and it scratches. I own the pan and the pan is ready for the trash. All advertisements are a lie. The pan lasted me two months. I do not recommend anyone to purchase this pan, it's a waste of money. I hated it.

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

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  • 7 out 7 people found this review helpful

    Never again

    • Watford, Ontario, Canada,
    • Jul 26, 2018
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    I bought these pans about a year ago. After a few months everything started to stick a little bit, but now everything sticks all over the pans. Don't waste your hard earned money. Buy a cheap pan from Canadian Tire or Walmart for $9.99 when they are on sale. You won't feel bad when you have to toss it.

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

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  • 11 out 11 people found this review helpful

    Gotham Steel

    • Ontario, Canada,
    • Jul 25, 2018
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    I tried to fry an egg in the pan and it stuck like crazy. My husband also bought me the griddle. I tried cooking Canadian bacon on it. What a disaster. Not only did it stick, there is still residue on the pan that I can't clean off. I am so disappointed.

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

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  • 8 out 8 people found this review helpful

    Bottom of pan warped badly

    • Lecompte, LA,
    • Jul 24, 2018
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    I needed a pan to fry venison steaks without sticking. I thought I'd found the perfect pan until the bottom warped so badly until it won't sit on the glass cooktop without wobbling. It also began to stick after this; I wouldn't buy another. Furthermore, this happened after the 90-day warranty expired.

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

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