What Is the Gotham Steel Smokeless Grill?

By HighYa Research Team
Published on: Nov 9, 2017

Promising to be an effective way to barbeque indoors without all of the smoke, the Gotham Steel Smokeless Grill aims to give users the option to cook their favorite dishes all year round. The makers of the grill say that it provides the perfect amount of even heat spread over its surface area, which measures 21 inches diagonally.

The product’s commercial mentions that it is made of what the company refers to as a Ti-Cerama surface, combing a strong, titanium base with a ceramic coating that metal utensils won’t be able to scratch. They go on to state that this coating makes for a non-stick grilling surface, even when it comes to messy foods like barbecue chicken and cheese-based dishes.

So, what’s the secret to achieving that grilled perfection without all of the smoke? Can you truly expect the product to allow you to grill your favorite foods at any time of the year?

Can the Gotham Steel Smokeless Grill Really Work Indoors Without Any Smoke?

On the website, we’re told that the key to the product’s smokeless design lies in its cooling drip pan, which collects oils and fats, allowing them to cool slowly without creating any smoke in the process. This is due to the pan preventing these liquids from sizzling (producing smoke in the process), allowing you to grill indoors without fear of setting off the fire alarm.

Of course, this certainly sounds good, but without testing the product out ourselves, we can’t state with certainty that you can cook anything on the grill without emitting any smoke at all. Still, the product’s commercial shows users cooking many different dishes, all without any visible signs of smoke escaping in the process.

Gotham Steel Smokeless Grill Pricing & Return Policy

As of this writing, the Gotham Steel Smokeless Grill was available both from the manufacturer directly and on Amazon.com. From the former, it is available in installments amounting to four equal payments of $19.99, with free shipping. You also have the option of adding on a bonus griddle for an additional $10 fee.

On Amazon, the product is only sold as a one-time purchase for $79.95. Shipping is also free, though there doesn’t appear to be an option to include the additional griddle with your order.

Through the manufacturer’s website, you’ll have 90 days to reach out to customer support at 833-559-3367 in order to request a refund for any reason. They state that any defective units will be replaced free of charge as well.

On Amazon, you’ll be subject to the company’s standard 30-day return policy, which can be handled through your orders tab.

Gotham Steel Smokeless Grill vs. Alternative Smokeless Grill Options

If you’ve made it this far, it’s likely that you are interested in the concept of being able to grill your favorite foods indoors whenever you like, but is the Gotham Steel offering the only one available?

As it turns out, a simple Google or Amazon search for “smokeless indoor grill” pulls up dozens of results, each with various feature sets, designs, and cooking surface areas to choose from. So, knowing this, how does the Gotham Steel product hold up to these other options in terms of pricing, features, and reviews? Let’s take a look.

On Amazon, two of the highest-rated products we found during our research were the Hamilton Beach 25361 Indoor Grill and the Kitchen + Home Stovetop Grill. While these products represent the same end-result of smokeless indoor grilling, they each feature slightly different functionalities.

For instance, the Hamilton Beach product has a closable lid that comes in both a windowless and windowed option. This lid allows you to cook without smoke, but the tradeoff is that the cooking space seems to be a bit smaller than that of the Gotham Steel product, at around 12” by 9”. The product currently sells for $47.99 or $66.83, depending upon which version you choose.

The Home + Kitchen product is actually a stove-mounted grilling plate, making it one of the cheapest options for smokeless grilling, coming in right at $17.99 as of this writing. However, you’ll need a stove to make this work, and many reviewers left comments stating that they still had a few issues with smoke, depending on the item they were cooking.

If you’re trying to decide which smokeless grilling option will be best for you, ask yourself these leading questions going into your purchase:

  • What size cooking area do you have to work with? If you have a very small, cramped space, or if you only need to feed one or two people, a product with a smaller surface area may be ideal. However, if you cook for the whole family and have room for it, a larger surface area will always give you more flexibility with your cooking.

  • Determine what essential features you are looking for. Do you need a closeable lid, or a ceramic coating? How many heat settings would you like to have? How easy is the cleanup and storage process? Asking yourself these questions early one will help guide you towards the product that is most likely to serve you well in the long run.

  • Always understand the return policy fully before pulling the trigger on a product. This is especially true when ordering online, as you won’t be able to actually get your hands on the device until after you’ve paid for it. If you find that it doesn’t meet your needs in the end, you’ll want to be able to get your money back.

The Bottom Line: Does the Gotham Steel Smokeless Grill Deliver?

Can you truly expect the Gotham Steel Smokeless Grill to provide year-round grilling indoors without having to deal with excessive amounts of smoke? Based on the product’s design, as well as the examples shown in its commercial online, we feel as though there’s a strong possibility that the answer is yes.

That said, as we mentioned earlier, without having tested the grill out ourselves, we can’t state this outright. And even though the product may indeed work as advertised, that doesn’t necessarily mean that it’s right for everyone. As covered in the section above, it’s extremely important to decide which option will work best for you and your family’s needs.

If you’d like to jump in and give the Gotham Steel Smokeless Grill a shot, keep in mind that you’ll be able to return it within 90 days (or 30 on Amazon) for a refund, should you decide that it isn’t a good fit for you in the long run.


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  • 2 out 2 people found this review helpful

    Very unhappy customer

    • Dothan, AL,
    • Oct 8, 2019
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    When I saw the demonstration of the smokeless grill on HSN, I was very excited. It was shown as very easy to clean up...just wipe with a paper towel. I have used the grill only two times, and both times, I have ended up with a mess! I called Customer Service and asked what to do. She said to soak it. I told her that I have done that, but it hasn't helped. I have even soaked it overnight but it is still not clean. I asked if there is something I can put on the grill to keep food from sticking, especially if it has been marinaded. She said no. I am extremely disappointed in the product and will not use it again.

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

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  • 2 out 2 people found this review helpful

    NOT smokeless, NO even heat

    • Louisiana,
    • Sep 22, 2019
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    I thought I'd set the smoke alarm off with the amount of smoke that was put out. I put some water in the drip tray and it got better. THEN, as far as the EVEN heat...WRONG! I did shish kabobs. The chicken was right over the coil and shrimp were on the other end. Chicken cooked well, but the shrimp was raw! Nothing close to even heat. I have called Customer Service. They were willing to give me a $10 credit to keep it, but I'd prefer returning.

    I HAVE TO PAY FOR THE RETURN SHIPPING!

    Not pleased AT ALL!

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

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  • 2 out 2 people found this review helpful

    Love it!

    • Oklahoma,
    • Sep 5, 2019
    • Verified Reviewer

    I bought the smokeless grill for my dad because he loves to grill but with him getting older the heat outside is harder on him, but when I bought this he wasn't sure at first but then fell in love with it. He wants to grill every night now. It works so great. Thanks Gotham Steel, I love all your cookware.

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

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  • 3 out 4 people found this review helpful

    Work

    • Jacksonville, FL,
    • Aug 20, 2019
    • Verified Reviewer

    Did not even work for a month. Chinese junk. This is not fake news. For $80 I would think it should work more than 3-4 weeks. The griddle quit. Got it a Bed Bath & Beyond. The grill works, but for how long, the griddle just quit. Chinese junk.

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

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  • 2 out 6 people found this review helpful

    Gotham Steel Smokeless Grill

    • Pennsylvania,
    • May 3, 2019
    • Verified Reviewer

    I like the Gotham Steel Grill because it's the beautiful thing I use in my life. I don't have to burn anything else in my life, I can cook with no problem and my family loves Bar-B-Q all year round, thank you Gotham Steel Grill.

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

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  • 8 out 8 people found this review helpful

    Scam

    • Val-des-Bois, Quebec, Canada,
    • Apr 25, 2019
    • Verified Reviewer

    I have tried to fry things with either oil, butter, margarine or simply nothing, always with the same result; sticky, sticky, sticky mess.

    Scam, three times scam.

    This item should be removed from the internet so nobody else gets taken.

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

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  • 4 out 8 people found this review helpful

    Love it!

    • Springfield, OH,
    • Apr 5, 2019
    • Verified Reviewer

    I have had my Gotham Smokeless Grill for about a month and I love it. I have done steaks to perfection. They have a grill taste but minimal smoke in the kitchen. Pork chops stay juicy and tender. I love how easily it cleans up too, in the dishwasher or by hand.

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

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  • 7 out 8 people found this review helpful

    Deceptive sales

    • Greensboro, NC,
    • Mar 30, 2019
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    I talked to a Gotham sales lady and asked if they had an extra large size as the large was too small and she said yes so purchased. When it arrived, it was a large so-called customer service and found out that they did not have an extra large. They refused to pay for the return shipping and also now cannot find my return in their warehouse.

    Terrible company with which to deal with.

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

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  • 15 out 15 people found this review helpful

    Sucks

    • Lagrangeville, NY,
    • Mar 15, 2019
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    I had the grill for about three weeks. It worked fine for that long, food was great, then using it one day, flames came from the bottom of it. The heating element underneath melted and broke. What a piece of crap. George Forman is better.

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

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  • 11 out 12 people found this review helpful

    THUMBS DOWN!

    • Acworth, GA,
    • Feb 19, 2019
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    The grilled taste of the food is fine. But...you have to open every window in your house to keep the smoke from building up. If you have a smoke alarm, don’t even think about using this. Even after using some water in the pan, as was suggested, it still smokes. It also does not heat evenly at all and it’s very hard to clean. The food sticks a lot, especially chicken with any kind of sauce. And it does get scratched easily. Don’t fall for the hype! Don’t buy it!

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

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  • 12 out 12 people found this review helpful

    Contact information

    • Lake Forest, CA,
    • Feb 7, 2019
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    I ordered a couple Gotham grills from an advertisement seen on television. Was sent an email confirmation notice confirming my order. After a month passed, I still had not received my order. When tracking my order, I could see my grills were out of stock. That is all I could find out. This notice would not allow me to reply. When I tried to further check my order through this same link, my security software flashed a notice on my computer screen, telling me this was an unsafe link, and to immediately close it!

    You would think Gotham would have had a phone number to call within their link, right? No, they did not. After spending a long time finding a number to call, I finally stumbled upon one. The person I spoke to had no idea when my order would be in stock, so I canceled it. Gotham did cancel my order, which I do appreciate, however, the follow-up on my order was such a hassle, I will never buy another product sold via the television!

    If anyone has purchased a Gotham grill from a television advertisement, and has not received their order, here is their number to call: 1-833-559-3367.

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

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