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.

Pro tip: 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.

Related: Finding the Perfect Pots & Pans for Your Cooking Style

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 on-board meals for BMI International Airlines.

Regardless of who it’s endorsed by, should you buy a Gotham Steel Pan?

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 own a professional non-stick pan), almost certainly not.

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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408 Customer Reviews for Gotham Steel Pans

Average Customer Rating: 1.7
Rating Snapshot:
5 star: 47 4 star: 13 3 star: 12 2 star: 47 1 star:  289
Bottom Line: 17% would recommend it to a friend
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  • Keep temperature low

    • Virginia,
    • Oct 17, 2017
    • Verified Reviewer

    Mine doesn't stick, but my sister in law told me to never heat the pan above medium. She uses high heat, and her pan was toast after a year. It developed sticky gunk along the sides that will not come off. So far, keeping the temperature low has kept mine looking and performing well. I did notice two tiny chips on the surface exposing shiny metal, so don't use metal utensils either.

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

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  • 1 out 2 people found this review helpful

    Guaranteed pans?

    • Sioux Falls, SD,
    • Oct 16, 2017
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    Do they have a guarantee on these pots and pans?! I bought the whole set. After three months of using them, the fry pans all stick to every kind of food. The bottom of the pan is warped and don't sit straight on my glass top range. The finish (tough steel!) is coming off.

    I am really upset that I even bought them. I would like my money back so I can buy a good set of pots and pans. I am so frustrated and disappointed in these pans. Where's the guarantee?

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

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  • 3 out 4 people found this review helpful

    A gimmicky turd

    What a load of BS. Everything sticks, and I'm always using butter or oil. Nothing in the ad is accurate except the looks. The function is that of another mediocre pan. Don't but it. I am so angry because I was really looking forward to it having seen it for years before actually getting one. Nope.

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

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  • 2 out 3 people found this review helpful

    Pan sticking

    • Apopka, FL,
    • Oct 11, 2017
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    The was bought for a store named Bed Bath & Beyond. The price was the same as the TV ad. Two things I notice. If you fry anything that goes above the steel screws, it will stick to the screws. I noticed that meat stick as well. I called customer service to note the issue, and they asked if I was using a glass stove top, I responded yes, she said their product does not work with glass stovetops. I wanted to get a warranty replacement, but she was so rude that I decided to end the conversation. Very disappointed.

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

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  • 5 out 6 people found this review helpful

    Horrible

    • Entwistle, Alberta, Canada,
    • Oct 6, 2017
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    I purchased the frying pan after seeing the commercial for the amazing nonstick pan. Good thing it was cheap because in less than a month everything sticks. Don't believe the professional chef on TV. I would NOT recommend this cookware!

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

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  • 3 out 4 people found this review helpful

    Best I have ever used

    I researched all the copper pans in my store, and all but Gotham Steele suggested using non-metal utensils. Gotham said their pan is non-stick and you can use metal utensils. My husband has ruined every other non-stick pan I have by using forks on them when cooking.

    I started out with the small skillet to see for myself if it was all it is cracked up to be. To my delight, it is everything they said. I didn't buy it to fry eggs without oil, grease, and butter because I want the added flavor. I have had my pan for almost a year. I have never used non-metal utensils in it, but I like the option to use them. There was only one time something stuck, and it was my fault because I didn't watch it and the food burned, but it was easy to clean with a little more elbow grease than usual.

    I love it so much I just got through ordering the 12" skillet with "free" lid. All those bad reviews must be from people who cook at higher heat and don't use oil, grease or butter. Love it, love it, love it!

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

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  • 2 out 3 people found this review helpful

    Have a copper pan

    The only thing I can say is, do not try to cook French toast in one, burnt cheese may come out, but burnt cinnamon does not. We enjoy the pan for everything; we love to cook. My wife and actually considering buying a few more for our kitchen.

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

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  • 8 out 9 people found this review helpful

    So disappointed

    • Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada,
    • Sep 27, 2017
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    I feel robbed! I was so excited when I purchased this pan until I started cooking with it. Everything sticks. I bought this so that I wouldn't have to add butter or oil, therefore, cutting down on the calories, but you absolutely need to use butter or oil if you want your food to cook without sticking. As a retiree on a pension, this was a big waste of my money. Shame on Gotham Steel for false advertisement.

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

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  • 8 out 9 people found this review helpful

    Gotham frying pan is no good

    • Ontario, Canada,
    • Sep 26, 2017
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    It is not as shown on TV. Eggs stick and so does many other food. TV show is a big scam. When I try to fry egg without oil, it sticks like hell. Cleaning is also very difficult. On average, it is not worth the price and shipping and handling cost is also a big loss.

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

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  • 3 out 5 people found this review helpful

    I love it!

    • Lake Worth, FL,
    • Sep 26, 2017
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    I have had this pan for almost one year and have had a slight problem only once. I probably had the heat too high. If you read the instructions, it plainly states that you should not use nonstick sprays and only use butter and olive oil over low heat. I even bought one for a friend and just bought myself the pasta pot. Excellent product.

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

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  • 4 out 6 people found this review helpful

    I LOVE my Gotham Steel Pans

    First of all, you need to know I am a retired Home Economics teacher who has taught over 10,000 teens with most of them having learned sanitation and safety as well as management skills in cooking.

    I am totally pleased with my Gotham Steel cookware and bought it specifically because of the ease of handling weight-wise. I have had polio as a child and found other cookware when full of product to be difficult to lift at this point in my life. I love the ease of cleaning the product and the way it looks. I never have cooked foods at high temperatures, especially protein-high foods which come from my farm background where something was always simmering on the back burner of my mother's very active kitchen.

    I hope the naysayers of the review community will look at their basic cooking habits to see if they perhaps misused the cookware they now hate. Sometimes we carry old habits over to new situations. I hope you all have fun in the kitchen and leave it cleaned up for the next cooking experience.

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

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