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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627 Consumer Reviews for Gotham Steel Pans

Average Consumer Rating: 1.6
Rating Snapshot:
5 star: 60 4 star: 18 3 star: 18 2 star: 66 1 star:  465
Bottom Line: 14% would recommend it to a friend
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  • Gotham is not worth the money

    • Reno, NV,
    • Dec 14, 2018
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    After buying a two-pack from Costco, I've used it many times and from the get-go, I've had to use olive oil for the eggs to diced potatoes. Olive oil or butter doesn't help the food from sticking. Now my smaller pan is stained with black after a soak and scrub. I don't recommend purchasing this item; it's a waste of money.

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

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  • 2 out 2 people found this review helpful

    Very dissatisfied.

    • Ontario, Canada,
    • Dec 12, 2018
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    I received a Gotham Steel frying pan for Xmas last year. Disappointed at first use as eggs stuck to the pan. I continued to use it during the past year and noticed with each use that food still stuck. I needed to use a scrubbing pad to get it clean. Last week I cooked two burgers. The residue from the meat is completely baked on to the pan and will not scrub off even after soaking overnight. I have now given up. This product is defective and certainly doesn't perform as advertised.

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

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    • Dec 14, 2018

      Richard D.

      Those pans are crap. It's worth noting that everything is sticking to it after only a couple of days.

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  • 0 out 2 people found this review helpful

    Great pan

    • Toronto, Ontario, Canada,
    • Dec 11, 2018
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    We've had our 9-inch round pan for around a year and use it very often. We use a bit of oil, and it works great, never sticks, and no scratch even though sometimes we use metal utensils. We even put it in the oven occasionally. It's very easy to clean, and still looks brand new. We bought it from Walmart.

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

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  • 5 out 5 people found this review helpful

    Nonstick - yeah, right.

    • South Carolina,
    • Dec 7, 2018
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    These pans are not non-stick I have a pot that is just ruined, and then my pan where I cook my eggs has been sticking since the day I freaking bought it. And I can't get anybody to call me or give me another pan to see if maybe I got a defect. Very disappointed.

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

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  • 4 out 4 people found this review helpful

    Contradiction

    • Wyoming,
    • Dec 3, 2018
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    I just purchased the square fry pan. It has an induction base. The instructions that came with it say it's not for induction cooking. Also, the infomercial uses metal utensils and the instructions say not to.

    Can someone make up their mind and tell me what and what not to do with this cookware?

    I won't recommend until someone clears up this confusion.

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

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  • 8 out 8 people found this review helpful

    Bad product

    • Pembroke, Ontario, Canada,
    • Dec 1, 2018
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    I do not recommend this product. By the fourth time using it, food would stick and I would have to use my plastic spatula to scrape the food off. This product did not meet my standards and did not work as seen on TV whatsoever.

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

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  • 9 out 9 people found this review helpful

    Do the buy

    • British Columbia, Canada,
    • Dec 1, 2018
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    Worst pans I've ever bought, definitely a waste of money. Everything sticks to them, they are so black now that I can't get them cleaned. Definitely don't waste your money on this crap. So not happy.

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

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  • 7 out 7 people found this review helpful

    Gotham sticks

    • Red Deer, Alberta, Canada,
    • Dec 1, 2018
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    Our fry pan scratched and everything has stuck since day one. I have nothing further to add...nice lid, but the pan isn't non-scratch though, and I only use silicone or wooden utensils. Plus food sticks, so use oil for cooking.

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

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  • 2 out 4 people found this review helpful

    Nice pan

    • Spokane, WA,
    • Nov 30, 2018
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    I bought the small egg pan several months ago and 2 square skillets. So far so good. I use the egg pan daily, it still looks good and is non-stick. I use butter in them and only medium heat as the instructions indicated. I really like my skillets. I purchased from Walmart. I am confident they will last long enough to pay for themselves. I would recommend.

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

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  • 7 out 7 people found this review helpful

    Gotham pot and pan non stick with rack

    • New Brunswick, Canada,
    • Nov 26, 2018
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    I enjoyed them for the first 2 months, and after that, I am not impressed as the copper is peeling off and also it is impossible to clean like new. I would not recommend anyone to buy them for sure. I am very disappointed in the product. I bought it at Giant Tiger and I don't have an order number.

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

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  • 4 out 4 people found this review helpful

    It sticks and doesn't cook evenly.

    • Florida,
    • Nov 26, 2018
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    I have the square pan and despite following the directions and putting peanut oil, margarine or butter in the pan, everything sticks. Eggs stuck from day one and it's only gotten worse since. The warranty is completely worthless because one must pay the shipping to return the defective item to New Jersey, plus pay an additional $9.95 at which time you're out roughly $23 making the warranty claim, which will be denied for "sticking" because Gotham Steel claims that the pan was damaged because of "overheating."

    Word to the wise - if you see it on TV, it's probably junk. Save yourself the money and aggravation by buying a quality cast iron or stainless skillet!

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

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