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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598 Consumer Reviews for Gotham Steel Pans

Average Consumer Rating: 1.6
Rating Snapshot:
5 star: 58 4 star: 15 3 star: 18 2 star: 66 1 star:  441
Bottom Line: 14% would recommend it to a friend
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  • 5 out 5 people found this review helpful

    Do not buy!

    • New Jersey,
    • Oct 17, 2018
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    Do not buy the frying pans. I received pans as a gift 6 months ago. To date, eggs made with butter stick to the bottom, leaving a crusty residue to be soaked off. The large fry pan chipped in two spots. I never used any harsh materials on it or to clean. I called customer service. They would not take back. They advised me to call the person who gave it to me and ask for a receipt. If they don't have it, there's nothing she can do. Not a nice representative. I am truly surprised that this company will not stand by their product. My entire set is either defected or their products do not hold true. I will not endorse these products in any way when I have the proof.

    This is their merchandise! Whether it was bought directly from the company or received as a gift. Sadly enough, I was thrilled when I got them. No more. I am very disappointed.

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

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  • 3 out 3 people found this review helpful

    Not impressed

    • Oct 11, 2018
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    My mother bought me this set for my birthday, as I had been wanting it after watching the infomercial. Well, one week after buying them, I made mashed potatoes in the large pot and used electric beaters like the infomercial. It scratched the surface terribly, rendering pot useless. I was NOT impressed, and now I am giving them away or throwing out. I am going to buy a different brand. I am so mad at how useless these are.

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

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  • 4 out 4 people found this review helpful

    Scam

    • Long Island, NY,
    • Oct 6, 2018
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    I only had this pan for 2 and 1/2 months and it started to pit in the center. I called their customer service and got the BS that I had to pay $9.95 in check or money order, plus whatever it cost to ship back this pan. The pan is 22 inches long from one end to the other, the shipping alone would have cost me at least $20.00 to send back, plus their $9.95. What a SCAM. Do the math, almost $30.00 for them to send me a new pan. I can see why Bed Bath & Beyond doesn't have their pans in the store anymore. It looks good on TV, but use them a little while and you will see what I'm talking about.

    Never will I buy a Gothan Steel Pan again. And by the way, they do STICK.

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

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  • 8 out 9 people found this review helpful

    Buyer beware

    • Hanover, MA,
    • Oct 3, 2018
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    This is the worst pan I ever had. From day one, the eggs stuck to the pan. I will say that it is easy to clean right now. Only time will tell if it stays that way. There are better pans on the market that actually work. I had heard bad reviews before I purchased the pans. I should have listened, but for 20 bucks for 2 pans, I figured what the heck. When they become hard to clean, to the dump they will go. I would have given a big ZERO rating, but they require at least one.

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

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  • 11 out 12 people found this review helpful

    Scam

    • Newfoundland, Canada,
    • Sep 27, 2018
    • Verified Reviewer

    I was so excited to see a set of pots and pans that would not have stuff get stuck to it, boy was I wrong. I bought a couple of frying pans and was so excited to start my day with a fried egg and not have to use butter...big mistake. When my husband came home and asked how the frying pan worked, I told him it was crappy. He said I must have used it wrong, so he tried and low and behold, it still stuck. I have a crisper also where the coating is coming off. Man these guys really tell the biggest lies. The only thing cooked in the crisper was coated chicken and fries. I would never tell anyone to buy this, it's all a big scam.

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

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  • 13 out 13 people found this review helpful

    My skillet sticks everything

    • Rio de Janeiro, Brazil,
    • Sep 21, 2018
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    I bought my frying pan in Canada. When arriving in Brazil in the first two weeks of use, everything was great. But now she's sticking it all together. When I make eggs, I need to put oil because it sticks. It's burning all over the sides. I'm sad to see my frying pan like this. I stopped buying things to bring the frying pan I wanted. I'm disappointed with Gotham Steel.

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

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  • 11 out 11 people found this review helpful

    Garbage

    • Ottawa, Ontario, Canada,
    • Sep 19, 2018
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    I purchased a Gotham Steel Pan at my local hardware store. The price was good and I was hoping to have a good quality non-stick pan to replace an old Teflon pan. First three uses were just as shown on TV and I was very satisfied. After a few washes, however, the non-stick properties of the pan quickly began to fade, and now, a month later, I have a pan that looks new and causes everything to stick like glue no matter how much butter, oil, etc. you use. Total scam, not worth the trip to the store. Don't fall for this BS!

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

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  • 9 out 9 people found this review helpful

    Terrible

    • Brantford, Ontario, Canada,
    • Sep 17, 2018
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    My stepdaughter treated me to a set for Christmas. I was disappointed with the larger pan. Food started to stick and burn. Now even eggs burn. I am a private chef. I do not abuse the pan. I am very disappointed. I won’t do that again!

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

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  • 10 out 10 people found this review helpful

    All hype, no quality

    • Montreal, Quebec, Canada,
    • Sep 17, 2018
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    The pans arrived as promised and when we started using it, it was indeed exactly as demonstrated on TV. However, after using it a total of no more than 10 times, the pan became progressively harder to clean, and the last time we had to use a scouring pad to clean it.

    Very disappointing! Another issue is the non-insulated handle, which becomes quickly too hot to touch when using on a gas stove.

    This may be less of an issue on an electric stove. All and all, as with most things flogged on TV, it does not live up to its claims. Do not buy this product.

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

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  • 7 out 13 people found this review helpful

    Eggs stick if no oil, butter, etc.

    • North Carolina,
    • Sep 12, 2018
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    I was happy with the set of Gotham cookware we bought until I tried to fry eggs. They stuck terribly. Not sure why though. I didn't see in the instructions where any seasoning was required. However, for what it's worth, clean up was easy.

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

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  • 10 out 10 people found this review helpful

    Not as advertised!

    • Georgia,
    • Sep 9, 2018
    • Verified Reviewer

    I really wanted to like this pan...I really did. But after just a few uses, it was clear that the pan was not going to perform as described in the advertisements. I am going to attempt to return the pan...I bought it as a gift but decided to keep it after I learned the recipient had a similar pan already. But I don't have high hopes for a refund.

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

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