If you are a Batman fan and reading this in the hope that this article is about the Gotham city, then it might not be what you have been expecting, but if you are looking for a superb brand for a wide assortment of reliable and efficient non-stick pans, then you are at the right place without any doubt. You might not have heard about them, but Gotham Steel is a company that has been around for a while and has gained popularity through their infomercials that have been extensively aired on the television. They specialize in making well-built and high-quality non-stick cookware, including knives, pans, pots, griddles, etc. Since pans are one of the most widely used and versatile kitchenware, we are going to focus on Gotham Steel pans in this article.It is difficult to know about a company's product line, let alone the products themselves. Hence we tackled the challenging part which is the researching, and have turned all the information we have gathered in this article which contains five Gotham Steel pan reviews. Through this article, you will be able to have an idea of each of the Gotham Steel pans and also be able to have a comparative look at the pans using the comparison table that we have included.
The pan that we have entitled as our best pick is the Gotham Steel 12” Nonstick Hammered Copper Fry Pan that is a true all-rounder with an exclusive lightweight hammered design that is not only pleasing to the eyes but shows incredible performance. Featuring an aluminum body that maintains even distribution and excellent non-stick surface, this had to be the best one among the others.
We think the GOTHAM STEEL 9.5 inches Non-stick Titanium Frying Pan deserves the top position in terms of budget. This is a very economically wise choice to spend your money on since it has the excellent quality you can expect from Gotham Steel and also is a very versatile pan that can be used for frying various types of food. Together with featuring a well-optimized depth and comfortable handles, this is our favorite.
Quick Comparison: Top 11 Gotham Steel Pans
|Gotham Steel 12” Nonstick Hammered Copper Fry Pan||Single||A+|
|GOTHAM STEEL 9.5 inches Non-stick Titanium Frying Pan||Single||A+|
|Gotham Steel Cookware + Bakeware Set||Set of 20 pcs||A|
|Gotham Steel Pots and Pans Cookware Set||Set of 10 pcs||A|
|Gotham Steel Premium Hammered Cookware Set||Set of 5 pcs||A+|
|Gotham Steel Pro Hard-Anodized Pots and Pans||Set of 13 pcs||A|
|Gotham Steel Nonstick Pan – 10.5” Griddle||Single||A|
|Gotham Steel Copper Cast Nonstick Griddle Pan||Single||A+|
|Gotham Steel Cookware, 9.5", Graphite||Single||A|
|Gotham Steel 10.5” Non-Stick Grill Pan||Single||A|
|Gotham Steel Pots and Pans Set Cookware Set||Set of 12||A+|
1. Gotham Steel 12” Nonstick Hammered Copper Fry Pan
The first entry in our review article is the Gotham Steel 12’’ non-stick hammered copper fry pan which adds an aesthetically pleasing effect to your kitchen. The statement-making cookware as its name suggests features an excellent non-stick surface that is coated with the award-winning coating “ Ti-Cerama” that will not give you a hard time taking your food out of the pan.
You will be left out with minimal food residue sticking to the walls of your pan. This further offers an easy cleaning process as you do not have to wash it aggressively, just simple scrubbing will be enough.
This elegant yet practical steel pan comes with a solid aluminum body that will not only make it durable but also is effective in maintaining an even heat distribution all around. This will not cause the food you are cooking to have hot-cold areas, rather will cook it to perfection.
Featuring a lightweight design makes it perfect to be handled with utmost ease and its being scratch-proof helps keep it as good as new. Moreover, the pan will not require any extra use of butter or oil in the cooking process which makes it an ideal and healthier choice for the ones who are on a diet.
2. GOTHAM STEEL 9.5 inches Non-stick Titanium Frying Pan
This pan has an optimum size that is perfect for cooking any medium-sized meal and for breakfast preparations. The reason for that is that the pan is circular rather than square, which is a shape you would want your most breakfast items to be, such as omelets, crepes, pancakes, etc.
The pan has a well-optimized depth, which is deep enough to let you stir fry and cook dishes like spaghetti inside the pan, but it is also not too deep so that you can flip things like eggs inside the pan smoothly.
Like all other Gotham Steel pans, it has an exceptional non-stick surface that is resistant to scratching and is safe to be washed in the dishwasher. The handle is long enough to give you good leverage over the pan when you want to swirl or flip the contents of the pan and has ergonomic contouring so that you have a comfortable grip on it. The handle has a hole at its tip so that it can be hanged for drying or storage.
3. Gotham Steel Cookware + Bakeware Set
Very obvious from its name, you can easily figure out that this is a set of utensils from Gotham Steel that includes both cookware and bakeware and will be the perfect addition to your kitchen if you have just moved out or started a new family. The set includes a complete suite of fry pans, stockpots, saucepans, baking pans, steamers, and any utensil that you may require in your kitchen to add a fine touch to your cooking.
The 20 pieces of complete utensil solution are all coated with the award-winning Ti-Cerama coating that facilitates quick release without the need for any oil or butter.
The coating does not only make your tasks easy but will also take care of your health as they are free from all the harmful toxins like PTHE, PFOA, and PFOS. This means that your food will not be at the risk of being contaminated with such chemicals even when exposed to high temperatures.
Moreover, the handles featured in the pans and pots are designed in such a way that they will not overheat. This means you will not be required to wear mitts or use gloves while handling them as they remain cold.
Additionally, they are all scratch-proof and oven safe up to 500 degrees Fahrenheit. This high-temperature limit makes them suitable to be used for trying out a wide range of recipes without any tension. Last but not least, being dishwasher-safe, this set helps save a lot of washing time and makes the cleaning process easier.
4. Gotham Steel Pots and Pans Cookware Set
Similar to the former one, this too is a set of pots and pans from Gotham Steel that features almost the same functions except that it has fewer pieces. The 10 piece set includes fry pans, stockpots, saucepans, and steamers.
Featuring a solid aluminum body, the pans are capable of maintaining uniform heat conduction all around which will not leave any undercooked-overcooked area in the food that you are cooking. This also helps with quick heating which speeds up the cooking time.
There could be no better alternative to this set in terms of consistent use and reliable use as you can use it for years without any complaints. The safe ceramic coating of the pan is PTHE, PFOA, and PFOS proof which means your food will not pose any health risk. The award-winning coating which is a blend of Titanium and Ceramic also helps with quick food release. You can just easily slide your food off the pan without needing any extra oil or butter to avail of the non-stick feature.
Capable of withstanding a temperature as high as 500 degrees Fahrenheit, you can use these to bake and cook a variety of food in your oven. Moreover, being completely scratch-proof, you will always have cook and bakeware that look as fresh as new. Same as the previous one, this also comes with handles that stay cool so that you can use them with bare hands.
5. Gotham Steel Premium Hammered Cookware Set
This set is no different than the previous two and shares many common traits to the last reviewed one. If you want to make a statement in your kitchen, there is no better alternative to this set as it features an elegant hammered design that is not only eye candy but will be a valuable addition to your kitchen.
The perfect combo of Titanium and Ceramic in the coating makes it perfectly non-stick so that your food does not get stuck to the surface of the pan and you can easily transfer them to your serving plate/dish.
This moreover offers an easy cleanup as the food you will not be left with stubborn residues that would require aggressive cleaning. In addition to all these amazing qualities, the coating is also PFOA, PFOS, lead, and cadmium proof which makes it safe for both the environment as well as the human body. The coating is derived from minerals and is reinforced with diamond.
The lightweight 10 piece set includes tempered glass lids, cookware, and bakewares, all of which are oven safe up to 500 degrees Fahrenheit. Being suitable for all stovetops starting from gas to glass to induction, the pans and pots can resist scratch like a champ. Lastly, the stay-cool handles of the pans facilitate touching them with bare hands without the risk of burning them.
6. Gotham Steel Pro Hard-Anodized Pots and Pans
We have yet another set of pans and pots that we will be reviewing next. This particular set from Gotham Steel comes with 13 pieces of cookware that can bring an end to your cooking nightmare. The set includes a skillet measuring 8”, two fry pans measuring 10” and 12.5”, two saucepans with lids measuring 1.5 and 2.5 quarts, one 3-quart chef’s pan with lid, a 3-quart sauté pan with the lid, and a 6-quart stockpot with a lid.
Featuring a hard-anodized aluminum exterior that is both dense and non-porous gives the added strength and durability to the products. The set is a winner when it comes to resisting wear and gives a professional-grade performance.
In addition to all these amazing features, the non-stick surface of the pans and pots is further enhanced with the Gotham Steel patent Titanium and Ceramic coating that helps in hassle-free food release. On top of that, you also do not have to struggle much with the cleanup as the surface will not entertain food residues.
Furthermore, the stainless steel handles give you a solid grip that ensures safe handling and will not overheat which ultimately protects your hands from the heat. The pans and pots, moreover, are oven safe which lets you try a wide range of cooking methods with this pot. The lids accompanied with the pots are made of break-resistant glass and are effective enough to tightly seal the nutrients so that you can prepare more flavorful dishes.
7. Gotham Steel Nonstick Pan – 10.5” Griddle
Apart from offering saucepans and stock pots or jumbo deals, Gotham Steel has to offer more dedicated cookware that you may be looking for and one such product is the 10.5-inch griddle pan.
The non-stick griddle is ideal for making eggs, pancakes, and bacon due to its flat surface design. The non-stick surface of the pan is further reinforced with their own blend of Titanium and Ceramic called the Ti-Cerama coating which provides you ultimate release keeping the texture of the food that you are cooking intact without needing extra oil or butter.
The aluminum construction of the pan not only makes it extra durable but also assists in uniform heat division all around which means that your food will be cooked to perfection without having any hot-cold spot. Together with the lightweight design and scratch-proof feature, the griddle pan is one of the best of its kind.
8. Gotham Steel Copper Cast Nonstick Griddle Pan
This too is a griddle pan like the previous one except that it is made from copper cast. Being reinforced with 3 layers of non-stick coating, the pan results in a superb and easy food release, keeping your food intact and looking appetizing. Furthermore, to avail of the nonstick feature, you do not need to use any extra oil or butter and hence it can contribute to your healthy food habit and not disrupt your diet.
Moreover, the coating is free from toxins like PFOA, PFOS, and harmful metals like lead and cadmium which makes it safe for both the human body and the environment. Being derived from minerals and reinforced with diamonds, the pan is metal utensil safe. Meaning that they are capable of withstanding any metal utensils like a spatula or a whisk as they have an added strength that makes them super long-lasting.
Ensuring an even heat distribution due to its aluminum body, this pan will allow your food to be cooked to perfection with no uneven cooking. The pan is also compatible with many types of stovetops including gas, electric, and glass.
Lastly, one cannot finish the review of this pan without talking about its amazing Y-shaped stay cool handles which feature an ergonomic design that can be used ambidextrously. The handles will not overheat while in use and do not require you to wear mitts.
9. Gotham Steel Cookware, 9.5", Graphite
For our next entry, we have chosen a square pan that comes in a set of 4 pieces which includes 9.5 inches deep pot, a tempered glass lid, a frying basket, and a steamer insert. This 4 in 1 multipurpose pot can therefore effectively bake, fry, broil, saute, steam, braise, and any cooking method you can think of.
This too comes with the signature coating of the blend of Titanium and Ceramic to facilitate quick food release. Moreover, your pan will not require any sort of seasoning.
It does not end here, the coating is absolutely free from toxins like PTHE, PFOA, and other harmful ones. Using this pan, you really do not need to waste your valuable time on dishwashing as you can easily toss it in your dishwasher and wash it with your regular cooking utensils.
The solid aluminum construction helps in even heat division throughout the pan so that you are not left with any dead zones and allows you to prepare food flawlessly.
10. Gotham Steel 10.5” Non-Stick Grill Pan
When it comes to anything related to grilling, this is a non-stick pan that would quite exceed your expectations. This pan from Gotham Steel has a square shape, which gives you a larger surface area for fitting big portions of food such as a rib-eye steak, large pieces of chicken or a salmon fillet.
The Ti-Cerama non-stick surface allows you to braise, sear and grill your food without using excessive amounts of oil or butter, but to cook the food using their own fat and water content. This makes the food cooked using this pan a lot healthier and flavorful as the original taste and aroma are preserved in the dish.
Apart from that, the inner surface of the pan has a ridged pattern, which helps to create the signature grill marks on the food, which makes the resulting dish look more appetizing and professional. The inner perimeter of the pan has a lowered ridge, which collects the excess oil from the food and further cuts down the calorie content of your food. Since the pan has a large 10.5” x 10.5” cooking surface, you can use it for preparing a wide range of meal sizes, without having to worry about uncooked parts or the contents spilling out from the pan.This pan is perfect for being used both inside the kitchen and also at outdoor events such as a barbecue party or for browning marshmallows at a camp event. Like all other Gotham Steel pans, the non-stick surface and the aluminum core are made to be very durable so you can use it for heavy-duty purposes and also wash it in the dishwasher.
11. Gotham Steel Pots and Pans Set Cookware Set
As for the last entry in our review article, we have decided to review another pot and pan set from Gotham Steel, and this time we have come with a set of 12 pieces.
The 12 pieces set include a 10.5 inches frying pan which is accompanied by a tempered glass lid, an 8.5 inches skillet, a 5-quart stockpot that comes with a tempered glass lid and a bonus large-sized aluminum steamer, a 1.5 and 2.5 saucepan which comes with two lids for each, a shallow square frying pan which also comes with a tempered seal tight lid.
Needing no extra oil or butter for seasoning purposes, the pans and pots offer an amazing 3x Ti-Cerama nonstick coating that will not only help in quick food release but will also not require you to go through a very aggressive cleaning process as they leave behind minimal residues.
Together with an aluminum exterior that is dense, nonporous, and highly wear-resistant, the pans outlast most of its competitors in the market.
Things to Consider Before Buying a Gotham Steel Pan
If you are looking for a specific pan, for example, a pan only for your grilling purposes, then you can choose to buy the pans from Gotham Steel that are sold individually. If you want a complete solution to all your kitchen needs and are looking for a comprehensive set to give you full coverage starting from small breakfasts to a dinner party, then you can choose to buy the sets which include multiple pans as well as other components such as frying basket and steaming tray.
Many people who are living in a college dorm or at temporary housing will not want to go through the trouble of owning a gas stove and would rather prefer an induction cooker. If you are looking for a pan that can go on top of the stove as well as on the induction cooktop, then Gotham Steel has some excellent pans that have a base that can conduct heat from the induction cooker.
One thing that you should be aware of is that not all pans from Gotham Steel have this ability, so if you do not have a gas stove, then you should check if the pan you are going to buy is induction compatible or not.
Size, shape, and depth
Do you want a pan for making pizzas, bake round-shaped cakes, or make homemade stock? Depending on what you want to make, you have to carefully select the size of the pan, whether it will be round shaped or square, and also how deep you need it to be.
The good news is that Gotham Steel offers you a wide range of sizes and depth, and also offers you both round and square pans hence once you have decided on your desired specification, you will surely find it in Gotham Steel’s collections.
What makes Gotham Steel pan special compared to the pans from other brands?
When it comes to kitchenware, there are many renowned brands and you might be wondering, why Gotham Steel? Well, here we will answer your question by looking at the key aspects of Gotham Steel pans that set them apart from the others on the market.
Exceptional non-stick surface
There are very few brands that can compete with the non-sticky surface of Gotham Steel pans. The non-stick surface is made of a special compound called Ti-Cerama, which is titanium combined with ceramic. First of all, this combination makes the non-sticky surface very efficient.
Whereas many other brands which advertise themselves as "non-sticky" still require some kind of oil or butter to help the surface stay well lubricated, Gotham Steel will provide you the non-sticky feature without the use of any oil. You can poach eggs, make omelets, crepes, caramelize sugar, melt chocolate, and do a lot more things without the use of any oil. One good example here is melting or searing cheese.
Even with non-stick pans, melting cheese or searing them is a disaster for the pan since they will invariably stick to the pan and it will be almost impossible to remove the burnt cheese from the pan. But with Gotham Steel pans, you can make even a very thin sheet of melted cheese and it will slide smoothly out of the pan like magic. This superior non-sticky feature also means that the cleaning is easier than you could have ever imagined.
All you need to do is to wipe the surface off and the pan is ready to be used again. This is very important when you need to cook food one after another using the same pan, in a short period. For example, you want to roast some tomatoes as a side to your poached eggs. You can poach the egg first, wipe the surface with a cloth, and directly start roasting your tomatoes on the same pan without wasting time by putting the pan into the dishwasher, drying, and then going for the next step.
When we were younger and were helping out our mothers in the kitchen, we remember her warning us not to use any metal spatula on a non-stick pan and also to never use any abrasive sponges for cleaning non-stick pans. Non-stick pans were always to be treated as delicate cookware that needed to be washed and used with extra care and the fear of damaging the non-stick coating. But now, Gotham Steel pans have changed it all! The titanium of the non-stick surface makes it so scratch-resistant that you can use any metal utensils on it while cooking.
This means that if you have baked a pizza using a Gotham Steel pan, you can run a pizza cutter through the pizza while it is still in the pan. This also means that you can mix a cake batter using an electric beater inside the pan that you want to bake the cake in. Incredible, right?
The exceptionally durable non-stick pan also has the advantage that it can be washed in the dishwasher without the fear of the detergents damaging it. Also, since the surface is so resistant to chemical damage, you can cook acidic food such as a sauce with a high acid content such as tomatoes and vinegar, without causing any damage to the pan.
One of the first questions we ask ourselves when we buy new kitchenware is whether it can be used for multiple purposes. For Gotham Steel pans, the answer would be an absolute yes, since each of the pans from this company can be used to do almost anything from simple daily cooking to performing gourmet culinary techniques that you would only watch your world-famous chefs do on the TV.
For example, while the Gotham Steel pans can be used on the stove to stir-fry your vegetables and make omelets, they can also be used to bake pizza, cakes, casseroles, and many other things in the oven as they can withstand temperatures as high as 500 degrees F.
They can also be used for outdoor cooking such as grilling your favorite item at a barbecue party or making yummy smores at a camp night. Another unique feature of the Gotham Steel pans in this regard is that it is flameproof, and what this means is that you can Flambe your food! Flambe is a fancy technique used in many restaurants to add a spark of drama to the culinary experience.
The dish or dessert is set on fire, and you can watch the gorgeous flames dance around the food before you have them. This is unimaginable to be done with other non-stick pans since this would damage the surface of the pan, but with Gotham Steel pans, this dream becomes a reality. Another great feature of some of the sets by Gotham Steel is the deep pans that come with a steaming rack and a frying basket.
This takes your cooking to the next level because you can make deep-fried dishes and steamed dishes without having to buy a steamer or a deep fryer. Apart from this, some pans from Gotham Steel are also compatible with induction cooktops, which means you can get all your cooking done without the need for a stove.
Not only will Gotham Steel pans change the way you cook inside your kitchen, but will also change how your kitchen looks. All of their pans come with an elegant matte black exterior and a copper-colored interior, which adds a classy look to your kitchen collection.
The lids that accompany the pans also look very modern since they are made of high-quality tempered glass. The handles of the pans are designed to be sturdy and ergonomic at the same time, which will give you a comfortable grip while cooking.
Hidden under the elegant exterior of any Gotham steel pan is an aluminum core, which makes sure that the heart is well-conducted to the food and the heat is distributed evenly throughout the food, preventing any undercooked or overcooked parts. The handles of these pans are made of stainless steel which will stay cool during the cooking process and keep your hands protected from any accidental burns.
Now that you know why the Gotham Steel pans are different from the other pans that you have been using, and how they can make your life so much better, easier, and healthier, this is the time you go on to the next section where we will tell you about the factors to be considered to decide which Gotham Steel product to buy.
Q. Are Gotham Steel pans safe for human health?
Gotham Steel Pans are one of the safest choices of pans you will encounter in the market and just for a particular age group, it is safe for people of all age classes. The production of the pans does not involve the use of any harmful, toxic material.
Q. Do Gotham Steel Pans require seasoning?
Gotham Steel pans require no reasoning as they are produced using the most advanced technology and feature their signature coating called the Ti-cerama which offers an excellent non-stick surface for cooking. Therefore, they do not require the use of any kind of oil or butter and you can slide your food off with no struggle.
Q. Can I use metal utensils on Gotham Pans?
They claim to be metal utensils safe and scratch-resistant which means you can use metal utensils like spoons, whisks, and even electric beaters on Gotham steel pans without any worry.
While every product has some upsides and downsides, Gotham Steel Pans are perceived to have more benefits than disadvantages. Being constructed from solid Aluminum, and featuring a superb non-stick quality even without the need for any butter or oil, Gotham Steel Pans are scratch-proof and have multipurpose use, and can result in very useful and beneficial cookware in your kitchen. Spending on the right Gotham Steel Pan is indeed a wise investment as you can get valuable returns from it.
We hope that you found all the information you needed to know about Gotham Steel pans in this article where we compiled the best Gotham Steel pan reviews so that you can choose the one that fits your kitchen needs.
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