Gotham Steel Pans – There Is An Option For Everything
Pans are available for casual home use as well as a line that is specially designed for the dedicated home cook or professional chef.
In this Gotham Steel pans review we’ll look more closely at some of the most popular and useful pans in this line so you can make a great choice for your kitchen needs.
In the end, Gotham Steel will meet all of your home cooking needs so there is no doubt you will find what you need in this list.
Gotham Steel Pans Review 2022
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Gotham Steel 9.5 Ultra Pan Review – A Kitchen Workhorse
The first thing you’ll notice when you unbox this pan is the stunning copper color but there is much more to discover.
The finish is incredibly smooth and even and that includes both the interior and exterior surfaces of this pan. I especially like the matt black exterior, in contrast to the bright copper interior.
The stamped and well-shaped stainless-steel handle adds to the professional look of this pan and the way it is firmly riveted to the pan suggests unyielding strength.
It also feels comfortable in your hand, with a weight and balance that will give you the confidence to use the pan for all types of dishes, whether that’s searing meats in high heat or tossing and flipping your foods as they cook.
The slightly curved handle is crafted from stainless steel, with a comfortably curved downward arc and a bulge at the center that makes it comfortable to grab a hold of. It’s also designed to stay cool enough to comfortably handle without having to grab a towel or use a heat-resistant glove.
This pan will comfortably transition from the cooktop to the oven, at heats as high as 500 ° F. That means you’ll be able to prepare a wide range of one-pan dishes with confidence.
Maintenance is very simple. Use this pan as you would normally but when you’re done you will need to clean it gently. That means using soft cloths or sponges. You will not need to nor will you want to use any abrasives and if you do need to use soap, just a gentle dish soap will do the job. Once clean, dry the pan well and store it carefully so it isn’t getting banged around.
You can choose to season this pan, though it isn’t required. It can help extend the life of the non-stick surface but with gentle care, these pans will work well whether you season them or not.
Use this pan for just a short while and I’m sure you’ll come to the same conclusions and the vast majority of verified reviews from those that are using this pan. It is a real workhorse in the kitchen and performs exceptionally well over the long term.
Gotham Steel Mini 5.5 Egg Pan Review – The Perfect Breakfast Pan
They call this a “Gotham Steel Hammered Copper” pan and from the moment you slide it out of the box, it will put a satisfied smile on your face. In addition to the perfectly smooth, cooper finish on the interior or this pan, the exterior is finished in a bright copper surface that has been hammer to perfection. For a small pan, it certainly is an impressive one.
The handle is firmly riveted to the pan and has a comfortable rubber grip that allows you to handle this pan with complete confidence. It isn’t going to slip out of your grip or get too hot to handle.
The non-stick surface has the patented Ti-cerama coating that has made Gotham Steel famous. It is a blend of titanium steel and ceramic material that give this pan its exceptional non-stick performance, along with solid durability. With just the most basic of care, it has proven to last well over time, even when used daily.
Maintenance means just giving this pan a bit of tender loving care. Start by using silicone or wooden utensil. Gotham Steel brags that you can use metal but this extra bit of care should help extend the life of this pan significantly. Wash it gently too. It is non-stick so it won’t need more than a bit of a rinse and maybe a wipe with a soft cloth or sponge.
No ceramic surface holds up well when scrubbed with abrasives or exposed to harsh cleansers. Avoid both and once cleaned, dry it well and store it so it doesn’t get banged around in the cabinet.
You can and probably should season this pan if you want to extend the life of the non-stick surface. You can skip this and still get years of great service but this easy extra step will help that along nicely.
For you and maybe one other at home, this is the perfect frying pan. You prepare the same wide variety of dishes as you would with a larger frying pan. It will just be in smaller portions.
Other than its size, this pan delivers all of the performance Gotham Steel has become famous for so you give up nothing by going small and you aren’t going to fight with a small portion sliding around an over-sized pan.
Gotham Steel 10.5 Grill Pan Review – Perfect Grilling – Perfect Size
Slip this pan from its packaging and you are likely to be impressed by the smooth matt black exterior and brightly colored copper interior, but as they say, beauty is only skin deep. There is much more to this pan than meets the eye.
You can start with the perfectly smooth and professionally finished matt black exterior, running across all of the sides and the bottom of this grill. You’ll also note that the ribs on this grill are fully indented. That means the grilling process, where heat variation along the rises and falls are important, remains true with this pan.
The design also allows grease to collect at the bottom of the pan so foods that are grilled are healthier and more flavorful.
The handle of this pan is made from a single piece of hollow stainless-steel that is firmly riveted to the pan. It extends 8 inches from the pan. Together, these design characteristics help keep the handle cool, even when searing with high heat. It’s designed ergonomically too so you can use this pan comfortably and confidently knowing that it isn’t going to slip away.
This is also a very durable pan that is designed for a lot of use. The Ti-cerama non-stick coating is exceptionally strong, even to the extent of standing up to metal utensils. That’s something no other non-stick pan would suggest and even here you probably want to use gentler silicone tongs and spatulas, but if you have to reach for something quickly, metal will do no harm.
The non-stick coating is also 100% toxin-free so unlike other non-stick pans, you can use this one with complete confidence about its safety.
To maintain these pans, you need nothing more than a soft cloth or sponge and running water. Most everything will just rinse away and if you do have to rub a bit, it won’t be more than a bit of a gentle wipe. If you do need soap, use gentle dish soap and you will be fine. Do not use any abrasives or harsh chemicals with this or any other Gotham Steel pot or pan.
For indoor grilling, this pan is hard to beat. The design and its size are perfect for an average family, and the non-stick surface helps ensure your meals will be healthier too.
As with any non-stick surface, it does require a bit of care but this pan requires very little when compared to most others. If you love grilling, you are going to love grilling with this pan.
Gotham Steel Triple Ply 8.5 Frying Pan – Taking Frying To The Next Level
Gotham Steel has created a remarkable pan and that’s obvious right from the moment you slide this pan out of its box. The non-stick finish, with the trademark bright copper color, will be the first thing that catches your eye but it is likely to be the solid feel of this pan that really grabs your attention.
This pan is available in 3 sizes, this one being the 8.5-inch version. You can also get a 10-inch and 12-inch version of this frying pan and all three have the same construction features and a depth of 2 inches.
The handle is fashioned from forged stainless-steel and is firmly riveted to the side for strength. It is designed to stay cool to the touch, even when working with high heat. The slightly bulging design also fits well in the hand so you can get a solid grip on this pan when you need to toss and flip your food.
It’s also light compared to most other pans of this size. At just 1 pound, it is easily half the weight of a comparable cast-iron pan, with or without a non-stick coating.
The non-stick surface allows you to cook without adding any oil or butter to the pan. That means food will be healthier coming out of this pan, and that’s especially important when you’re worried about consuming excess fats. You can still use a bit of butter or oil for flavor if you want but it won’t be necessary.
I still like using a bit of butter when I’m frying eggs or making pancakes. I enjoy the flavor the butter adds But I also like sautéing garlic or onions without oil. I think the flavors come through more forcefully this way.
Care for this pan is as simple as it gets. The non-stick surface will need little more than a rinse off under the tap. If there is anything still there, a soft cloth or sponge, and a gentle wipe will do the trick. If you do need any soap, the same gentle dish soap you’re already using will be all you are going to need.
You do not want to use any abrasives or harsh chemicals on these pans and while Gotham Steel says they will stand up to metal utensils, stick with wood and silicone or ceramics instead. You are likely to extend the life of this pan if you do that.
Once clean, dry the pan well and store it where it won’t get banged around. If you are using a set of Gotham Steel pans, use their staking design to store them safely.
While not required, you can season this pan occasionally. The process is simple and this will also help extend the life of this pan.
This is a truly professional frying pan with all of the qualities you’d expect from a top-quality piece of cookware. It has strength, durability, and most importantly, an unbeatable non-stick surface. Its weight and ergonomic design make it comfortable and the combination of stainless steel and aluminum gives it outstanding even-heating performance. With 3 sizes to choose from, it’s also easy to find the pan or pans that are just right in your kitchen.
Verified reviews confirm these claims and more so yes, this pan is recommended for any serious cook that understands the value of great kitchen tools.
Gotham Steel 12” Nonstick Fry Pan Review – Bigger Is Better
Like the smaller 5.5-inch pan we cover early, this pan is part of the “Gotham Steel Hammered Copper” collection and from the moment you slide it out of the box, it will also put a big smile on your face. Combined with the perfectly smooth, cooper finish on the interior or this pan, the exterior is finished in a hammered bright cooper surface that you’ll want to keep out on display. That’s how good this pan looks. Its size makes it perfect for even the busiest of kitchens so you can expect this pan to become a real workhorse for you.
It is 12 inches in diameter and 2 inches deep so you’ll be creating big meals with this pan but don’t worry. You can still pop it on the cooktop when all you need is an egg or two. Of course, they’ll be plenty of room to spare for a few strips of bacon, a couple of slices of bacon, and maybe even a fried tomato or two.
The handle is firmly riveted to the pan but unlike the smaller version, this pan has a forged stainless-steel handle that makes handling this larger pan just as comfortable. It extends out from the pan a full 8 inches and is firmly riveted for strength.
The non-stick surface also has the patented Ti-cerama coating that has made Gotham Steel famous. It is a blend of titanium steel and ceramic material that give this pan its exceptional non-stick performance, along with solid durability. With just the most basic of care, it has proven to last well over time, even when used daily.
Maintenance means just giving this pan a bit of kindness. Start by using silicone or wooden utensil. Gotham Steel suggests that you can use metal and that is true but use gentler utensils and you will extend the life of this pan. Wash it gently too. It is non-stick so it won’t need more than a bit of a rinse and maybe a wipe with a soft cloth or sponge.
Ceramic surfaces don’t hold up well when scrubbed with harsh cleansers or abrasives like steel wool. Avoid both and once cleaned, dry it well and store it so it doesn’t get banged around in the cabinet.
You can and should season this pan so you can further extend the life of the non-stick surface. Do this and together with non-stick friendly utensils, you should get years of service from this pan. You can skip this and still get years of great service but this easy extra step will help that along nicely.
For a large family, this is a true workhorse of a frying pan. You will use it often and it will serve you exceptionally well. It’s non-stick surface, even heating performance and ergonomic design will all contribute to making this your go-to pan in the kitchen.
I am normally shy about choosing a pan or any kitchen utensil based on its looks. I want performance above all else. I would make an exception in this case. The looks of the pan are stunning but it is the performance that is most impressive. If I were still shopping, this pan would be very high on my list.
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Gotham Steel Pans – FAQ’s
Is this a genuine copper pan?
No. The interior surface is a special patented non-stick surface with a copper-colored finish blended into the material. The exterior is finished in highly polished stainless steel.
Is this pan free of PFOA’s and PTFE?
It is. The non-stick surface where these toxins most often exist is a problem for other pans. Gotham Steel pans use a combination of Titanium steel and ceramics that are free of these toxins.
Can this pan be used on an induction cooktop?
Yes, it can and it will perform just as well as it will one a traditional gas or electric cooktop.
Are the handles designed for hanging?
They are and they look great hung up in the kitchen. There is a hole at the end of the handle to accommodate a hook.
Do these pans stack for storage?
They do. There are 3 different sizes in this Gotham Steel line of cookware and each is designed to next into the next largest size without doing any harm to the pan above and below it.
Is this pan light-weight?
The answer is yes and no. At 4 pounds it is light for its size. A similar cast iron pan would easily weigh 3 times as much. In terms of strength and durability, this is a heavy-duty pan with very strong materials. So yes, it is and isn’t lightweight.