Does the Gotham Steel Pan Really Work?

Does the Gotham Steel Pan Really Work?
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Does the Gotham Steel Pan Really Work?
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Does the Gotham Steel Pan Work?Anyone that is responsible for the family meals wants good pots and pans to work with. This means the non stick kind, so is the Gotham Steel Pan one that truly doesn’t stick?

Overview
Almost all of us have bought at least what was promoted as a non stick pan only to be disappointed with it in a very short time frame. As soon as the non stick coating got scratched which was not hard to do , it became a nightmare to cook with. It also may be potential unsafe to cook with coated pans that have become compromised. So it means taking a real close look at the Gotham Steel pan which is touting the same non stick benefits. What is supposed to make this different is what it is composed of, which is ceramic and titanium.

The Claim
Now lets get some concerns out of the way. The Gotham Steel pan does not contain PTFE, PFOA, or PFOS. You can also use it in the oven up to 500 degrees and it is dishwasher safe. They are claiming that you can even cook those notorious foods that like to stick in the Gotham Steel pan with no problem.  The claims with the Gotham Pan isn’t as sensational as cutting through a tin can with fairly inexpensive kitchen knives.

The Hype
One of the biggest factors is you don’t have to use butter or grease to cook with which is a big health factor with a lot of people. Then there are those who really like being able to use it in the oven as well. Perhaps one of the biggest factors focusing around the hype is that you can use metal utensils on it and apparently it won’t scratch.


The Cost
You can expect to pay $29.99 plus $6.95 shipping and handling for the Gotham Steel pan. If you add an extra $6.95 to your order you will get an omelet maker free. The pan is shipped directly from Canada, and if you want to add an extra #3.99 to your order you will get Insure Ship Insurance.

The Commitment
There really isn’t much of a commitment to learning how to use this Gotham Steel pan. It really comes down to your cooking skills. Naturally you will want to follow any directions that come with it.

Evaluation
Modern technology is growing in leaps and bounds and this applies to the coatings that are now being used in cookware. Based on this we really can’t stick with our opinions of those early use teflon type pans that we had to be so cautious with so we didn’t damage them. We did notice a comment that Gotham Steel was a scam from an individual who said they ordered the Gotham Steel Pan which they didn’t receive and that the website was now gone. Perhaps this was a misunderstanding as we were able to find the Gotham Steel Pan Canada site.

Final Gotham Steel Pan Review

We’re going to give the Gotham Steel Pan a thumbs up review even though it is a new product. The price is reasonable and the components it is made with makes sense. We also like the fact it doesn’t contain any harmful components. The only question we do raise is the handle doesn’t seem to be protected, therefore most likely oven mitts will have to be used when handling this item.

Our Recommendation
Even though celebrity chef Daniel Green is endorsing this product don’t make your buying decision based on this. Non stick pans is a product that we have reviewed a few times in the past. We talked about the Yoshi Blue pan which has equal ratings for and against.

What do you think? Does the Gotham Steel Pan work or not?


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{ 214 comments… read them below or add one }

Charita G December 24, 2015 at 4:45 pm

So did you guys actually use it? My guess is no. How can you write a review based on the materials used to make it make sense? Plus if you had actually bothered to use it you would know the rivited design of the handle means you don’t need an oven mitt (all my pans at home use this design and I have never used one). Thanks for wasting my time.

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Wendy December 27, 2015 at 3:38 am

Hahaa! Awesome review, made me LOL!

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Charles Wilson January 17, 2016 at 1:54 pm

When I put anything in an oven at 500 degrees, I will use an oven mitt to take it out.

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Ramon Artagaveytia February 28, 2016 at 2:14 pm

Perfect! You are buying a pan not Anaya oven piece!

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Ramon Artagaveytia February 28, 2016 at 2:16 pm

…not Anaya oven piece…I meant

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Paulette March 4, 2016 at 3:29 am

You are saying that when you grab a pan out of the OVEN from 500 degrees, it will not burn you with that particular handle? Amazing!!!

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what??? March 21, 2016 at 3:56 pm

I am sorry but you will get burns from the HEAT of the oven.
So yeah you will need a oven mitt. The oven itself is hot!!!
so you will get burned without an oven mitt maybe not on the pan but from the heat of the oven- ummm YEAH!!!!

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Gw December 27, 2015 at 5:47 am

Does this pan work induction cooktops?

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Larry January 8, 2016 at 4:08 pm

I ordered a set by telephone and was told that they do. We’ll see in 2-3 weeks !!

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tony January 16, 2016 at 8:54 pm

does this work on induction cooktops

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Steve February 7, 2016 at 2:59 pm

On Amazon it says NO

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GeorgetteS May 31, 2016 at 5:05 pm

It says it WON’T work on induction cooktops on the card that comes with the pan.

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george van gorp December 28, 2015 at 5:37 pm

a lot of talk about the pan.no one tells you what size it is,or how many different sizes

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e t January 22, 2016 at 2:47 pm

They say it’s 9.5″ pan I’m just wondering if anyone has used this yet & is it as advertised.

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kgs4ever February 10, 2016 at 2:09 pm

I couldn’t wait to get it. Frying an egg without butter was so exciting to me. BULL****
It doesn’t work. The egg stuck. I’m too lazy to send it back so now I have just another pan in my cupboard.

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Sweeeet April 12, 2016 at 1:50 pm

Kgs4ever, thank you sooo much for your review as you seem to be the only one who actually stated if it truly works or not. I appreciate your honest review because you just saved me money.

I saw the commercial and was so hyped about it. I thought if this really works I’m buying two sets! It’s disappointing to hear that food sticks to it after all the BS Chef Daniel was touting in the infomercial. I’m so sick of them lying to us.

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CD May 9, 2016 at 6:23 pm

FALSE ADVERTISING !!!!!!!!!. Bought this for frying eggs with no oil or butter. Cooked eggs on med. heat. Eggs Stick worst then any other pan that I have owned. Why is anybody allowed to sell this garbage?

Kimmi June 5, 2016 at 10:24 pm

My 9.5″ pan works just fine, if you paid attention to the infomercial when chef Daniel was cooking, you would have noticed he said several times, you needed to let it heat up first before adding food. That is the difference as to weather or not it will stick. We love our pan and are in the process of buying the whole set.

As for the people who oginally started this review, you people are a joke!, you run a website, does it really work, and you write reviews on things without even trying them out???. WTF what kinda review is that, and to mainly tell us that we might need to use a pot holder because a pan coming out of a 500° oven might be hot. YOU THINK! What was you first clue dumb asses?

Shane May 12, 2016 at 1:34 am

BIG P.O.S…..DOES NOT WIPE CLEAN, FRY SOME SAUSAGE IN IT AND SEE WHAT HAPPENS

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Bill December 29, 2016 at 6:26 pm

Hey Shane, I cooked fresh sausage patties in my Gotham skillet last night. Didn’t stick at all and wiped clean. Of course I wash it too but the skillet works fine. I have also done eggs and hamburgers with very good results. Maybe you are not letting your pan heat up before you add the food and maybe you are using too high of a heat setting. Oh yea, I use an electric range.

ROCKY May 12, 2016 at 6:21 pm

My pan worked fine for about 3 weeks, Now it’s not worth a crap.

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Barbara September 11, 2016 at 5:27 pm

First I purchased the smaller fry pan. after 2 weeks is was still worth the money, so I bought the larger fry pan. NOW, less than 3 months, both of them SUCK big time. They stick, they scratch AND THEY ARE HARD TO CLEAN. I cooked only on Med heat, did not use oil spray, and followed the directions for using them. I feel very cheated. It seems to me, that the people that came up with this idea, figured out a way to make millions of dollars in a short period of time, with no reguards to the consumers. THIS IS A BIG RIP-OFF —

GeorgetteS May 31, 2016 at 5:07 pm

I just bought one for my husband who wanted to try it so much. We will see soon if it works! I hope so!

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Marvin Hamiton July 31, 2016 at 3:57 pm

This Pan sucks.Everything I try to cook STICKS

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Kenneth Fisher November 6, 2016 at 4:52 pm

you didn’t let the egg cook long enough. before tryin to flip it if you do it wont stick

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Michelle December 1, 2016 at 12:34 pm

I know you wrote this review a while ago and you may not even see this.. but! I wanted to share ..
I bought this with, I cook eggs every morning and I needed something that would stop getting a build up, having eggs stick, etc..
This pan did NOT work to cook my eggs. They STUCK terribly. From then on, I just used pam. I hated that it didn’t do what it claimed and the whole point of a purchase was because it advertises no oils, but when I use pam, it doesn’t stick at ALL! Just a suggestion, incase you don’t want a pan just sitting in your cupboard. 🙂

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dee December 18, 2016 at 7:55 pm

I bought this grill new off Ebay mailed to me from Amazon, it is the two sided Gotham grill and I have fried eggs with out oil or butter and they stuck like crazy. I even heated up the pan amply before putting the eggs on the grill. The warranty says to NEVER use non stick sprays by the way. I guess you actually have to use some oil or butter when frying eggs cause they were a disaster otherwise. Plus the grill has no handle, I hate that, it slides all over the stove when cooking and turning your foods. I have a glass top stove by the way. No where on the packaging does it say not for glass top stoves. Another down fall is when you do get grease from your foods there is no easy way to drain off the grease. It is a square pan with out any provisions to drain grease into a corner. I would not recommend this grill for those reasons alone.

don mead July 26, 2016 at 9:47 pm

this 9 1/2 inch pan sucks, eggs stick doesn’t matter if it is preheated or not don’t buy waste of my hard earned money!!!!!!!

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Tammy October 13, 2016 at 2:26 pm

Yes I have and it is good but when cooking food in it to, it sometimes gets brown stains in it and you can’t get them out easily if at all

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me August 19, 2016 at 4:11 pm

I have the 12.5″. I love it. nothing sticks. makes a perfect omelet that just slides right off.

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nick s February 20, 2017 at 1:41 pm

Bull

It sticks ….PEOPLE DO NOT BUY THIS PRODUCT!!!
worthless!! Put an egg on it STUCK after first use!!

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Dorothy Hoosman December 31, 2015 at 8:40 pm

DOES IT WORK?! HAVE YOU EVER TRIED IT OUT?! You provide details about the pan that are already on their website. Do you have anything to add that would convince me to buy the pan? Thank you

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Rann April 15, 2016 at 9:24 pm

It works as a fry pan but not as described. First time I used the pan I felt like bacon and eggs so I cooked 3 strips of bacon that are too long for the 9.5″ pan unless you cut them in half. When done I poured out the grease. Wanted over easy eggs and was excited about them just sliding out. That’s a joke. The eggs stuck like glue and I had to scramble them up and scrape them out with a spoon. Very disappointed. Washed and dried the pan and the next time I thought I would cook the eggs first, maybe the grease was the problem. Still no sliding, had to get out the spatula to get them out. Waste of money if you want the pan to work as described on TV.

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Christy October 3, 2016 at 2:08 pm

I bought the 10 pc set from Amazon for $99, so far I have had no issues with them. I going to buy I would recommend checking Amazon prices first.

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ROCKY May 12, 2016 at 6:23 pm

save your money, works for about 3 weeks.

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Mickeyx32 June 14, 2016 at 12:41 pm

3 weeks is abiut right and then it fails. Another fraud. Save your money—a waste.

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J January 3, 2016 at 6:41 am

Taking the time to write this because I am OUTRAGED that you wasted my time and made money doing it. How the **** can you give this a “thumbs up” when its 100% clear you have not tested the product nor have you even come in contact with the product?? You saw the commercial, skimmed their web site and wrote this “review” and endorsement. BS. How about you order one, cook a few things in it and THEN write the review?

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Dominus9 January 28, 2016 at 1:18 am

Ditto!

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KO November 14, 2016 at 6:50 pm

Why would they do a fool thing like that when all they have to do is write up a review and have others who have actually tried it write it for them? Then they know if they should bother spending money on it or not.

Then there are people like me who are looking for legit reviews, come to blogs like this, and have to wade through hundreds of comments to get to the truth. :/ I’ll be going to see if America’s Test Kitchen has tried them… :p

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Cindy January 5, 2016 at 4:28 am

I bought the 9.5 inch pan and recieved it well within the shipping time quoted, I hae used it several times and it works great, excatly as stated…I have gone to the website and they have a variety of sizes, I will be ordering more once I have used it for at least a month. Great value for the money I would say!

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Shirley January 13, 2016 at 3:04 pm

Thank you Cindy. Yours is the only review or comment from one who actually used the product. I appreciate you taking the time to leave this information. ?

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Victor January 29, 2016 at 4:40 pm

Hear, hear!

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Leon August 29, 2016 at 5:23 am

Yes it works very well i got the pan with the lid u can cook in oven are on top of stove im pleased,with the product

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Margaret February 4, 2016 at 3:54 pm

For me the pan doesn’t work as demonstrated on tv. On medium heat the egg sticks immediately. I had to virtually make it into a scrambled egg to get it out of the pan. Yes, I can put it into the oven obviously using an oven mitt to remove the pan.

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gene galka February 21, 2016 at 6:45 pm

Hope you sent it back. The product has a 90 day money back offer (minus S&H) so I do hope you took advantage of this generous offer in the research project. No stick or scratch or your $$ back – return costs.

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Rann April 15, 2016 at 9:26 pm

WOW! Yours actually worked? Not mine and a couple of other reviews I read said theirs didn’t work either. Will be interested in Shirley’s review after purchasing a pan.

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JD September 29, 2016 at 8:38 pm

Well it’s nice to see a great response on this pan. I bought it 2 weeks ago and cooked hamburgers, eggs, hamberburger helper, melted cheese and nothing really sticks. The stuff that does is so little and so easy to clean. I just hope it holds up??

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burt October 30, 2016 at 11:44 pm

My unit held up for 3 weeks. But gradually it started sticking. Still looks perfect but eggs stick bad. Even with a lie rub of butter. Am hoping that the manufacturers can advise on how to rejuvenate the surface. Which still looks new to the eye.

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John Q. Public January 10, 2016 at 2:46 pm

These guys probably were hired by Gotham steel people to review the pan. My question is this: The pan may work just fine, but with all the technology we’ve got these days, don’t you think this has already been invented or tried? It’s possible you can find the same thing under a different name for less.

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Jambor April 26, 2016 at 6:26 am

100% correct. My question is: What recourse do we have as potential customers to battle these lies? BBB?

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WILLIAM FOGLESONG January 15, 2016 at 3:10 am

AFTER RESEARCHING FOR 30 MINUTES I STILL DON’T KNOW IF IT IS INDUCTION READY , I WANT ALL THREE SIZES BUT I’M TRYING TO DISCONTINUE USING MY GAS STOVE….CAN SOMEONE SAY YEA or NEIGH ??? THANKS , BIGBILL

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Angela January 27, 2016 at 3:55 pm

I read on another review site that induction requires the cookware be ferrous, and titanium is non-ferrous and thus not usable.

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Seth February 3, 2016 at 12:56 am

I’m betting it is ferrous. The name is Gotham “Steel” for peats sake. If it was made from pure titanium the price would be outrageous. I’m a knife maker and I pay ~$75 for a smaller piece then this would provide. My best guess, and as far as I can understand from research (albeit limited) is that we get a simple steel pan and the titanium is in the ceramic surface. After all, what would be the point of super strong base without a super strong non stick coating. And BTW, it’s just a suped up ORGREENIC. I got one of those a while back. It looks exactly the same except the color is different. the handle shape and everything. The orgreenic worked great until i scratched it with metal tools. My fault. IF this is scratch “proof” I expect to be quite happy with it. If not, then I’ll break out the red ink and write a very strongly worded letter.

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Betty February 23, 2016 at 11:02 pm

I bought the green one last year . It does stick¡!! Was thinking of buying this one Now Im not sure!!

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Steve Wickwire February 7, 2016 at 3:03 pm

I looked at them on Amazon and they say no will NOT work with induction

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pat cleveland May 29, 2016 at 5:57 pm

I bought mine at a flee market , could not wait to try it. The first 3 times I used it , it did just like on tv buy the fourth time I used everything started to stick . By the fifth time I used everything I put in it stuck so bad I had to through it away . Since it came from a flea market I can not return it so I had to through it away . I agree who ever does these reviews really beed to trie each idem out several times before giving a thumbs up because eventually everyone that has bought one is going to have the same problem.

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GeorgetteS May 31, 2016 at 5:10 pm

Just bought it yesterday and the card it came with states it DOES NOT WORK ON INDUCTION COOKTOPS.

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Linda June 17, 2016 at 8:47 pm

I finally broke down and bought the middle sized one from Carol Wright Gifts. Took forever to arrive. Works great at first, but used metal utensils and it DOES scratch and nick and stain. so NOW what?

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bev July 20, 2016 at 12:31 am

NO it is NOT INDUCTION FRIENDLY

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WILLIAM FOGLESONG January 15, 2016 at 3:12 am

IF YOU HAVE ONE JUST LET ME KNOW IF A MAGNET STICKS TO THE BOTTOM OF THE PAN
THANKS , BIGBILL

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Debbie January 28, 2016 at 12:08 am

Hi William! I just got the 11″ pan in the mail today. Haven’t used it yet so can’t say if it is as non stick as it claims to be. I tried the magnet on the bottom of the pan and it DID NOT stick. Guess no induction cooking with this pan.

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tim January 29, 2016 at 5:15 pm

I have one and no a magnet will not work. I have other ceramic none stick pans that work as good or better. If you let things over cook or the stove top is to high the pan over heats fast and the evil brown cooking ring happens. It will stick some if u let the juices of the foods you are cooking evaporate. Its best for stewie or wet texture foods. You can get the same quality pan for ten dollars less at kmart. All in all not a bad pan but not what it is bulit up to pan.
Tim

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Lois March 13, 2016 at 4:31 am

Tim:

You mentioned ceramic none stick pans can you supply me with a brand name.? ones that do not scratch

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Chrissie April 19, 2016 at 6:59 am

I use Iko ceramic cookware it is incredible and nothing sticks to it. It cleans perfectly everytime

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Barbara ShaidnagleBshaid@gmail April 17, 2016 at 3:09 am

I want to know if it has to be preseasoned and if you did that

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Barbara ShaidnagleBshaid@gmail April 17, 2016 at 3:12 am

Does it have to be pre seasoned? Did you do it? And did it feel not work?

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Dawn February 8, 2016 at 4:59 am

The magnet doesn’t stick, hence it will NOT work on an induction cooktop. I use Ikea 365+ series of non-stick pans. They are induction compatible and are very durable. They also are not too expensive.

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Peter Shelly January 15, 2016 at 8:11 pm

We just got our 9″ frying pan before Christmas and my wife used it today to see if she could fry 2 eggs at low heat without using butter or oils. Unfortunately the eggs were sticking to the pan 🙁
We will try it again another day on low heat just adding a bit of virgin olive oil to see if that makes a difference. I will try to post the results.
Peter

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Bruce January 20, 2016 at 5:56 pm

My mother bought me one and I fried two eggs on medium heat with no oil or butter and was amazed. Excellent product at a good price. I will only use plastic spatulas regardless of somebody saying metal is ok.

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Jeff Berg January 21, 2016 at 11:04 pm

I received one of these pans in the mail. I don’t cook a lot but this is my go to pan. Nothing sticks. I make the best omelets in this pan. It’s heavy, but not too heavy, and food slides off like crazy.
Love it

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Ken E January 22, 2016 at 12:22 am

After multiple requests by various people nobody seems to know if it will work on induction amazing

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KA January 27, 2016 at 10:46 pm

No it will not !

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mario January 29, 2016 at 4:54 pm

I have iron and stainless steel and copper bottom pan that I use in induction heat. If this is aluminun or titanium, this will not work. I tried it with my non stick pans. I plan on purchasing this to use on my range. Looks like less time and effort to clean.

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Joan January 22, 2016 at 5:56 pm

I was really excited to use my new Gotham Steel Frying Pan. I used it today to fry an egg, and guess what, it stuck to the pan. My nice over easy egg turned into scrambled, and that was not good either.
Not impressed.

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TV Marketing Scam January 26, 2016 at 1:41 pm

Maybe next time actually try the stupid thing. How hard would it be to fry a few eggs without butter and see what happens? Is this site a joke or a poorly executed shill?

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Drew January 31, 2016 at 6:35 pm

Hello , just wanted you to know I have used this small size skillet and tested it as follows:
Burned two eggs purposely to see if they stick….slid right out no problem
For fun I did the peppermint boil like in the commercial…came out with a nudge from my spatula no problem
Simmered tomato sauce till it burned…wiped right out after letting it cool down with paper towel…no residue.
I am not endorsing this pan just providing objective validation. I will see how it performs after a few more months….price is a little high because a good cook can use just about anything well.
So no recommendations from me…..

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james March 1, 2016 at 12:58 am

Hey drew thanks for the trial things, try the egg blender and see if it scratches.

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John January 27, 2016 at 3:21 pm

Folks, many of us induction users are asking if it will work. Perhaps you don’t know because you don’t have one. Simple answer is this.. Will a magnet stick to the bottom of the pan? If yes, than yes they will work on induction. I think the “Gotham Steel” is just in the name. From the pictures I have seen, it looks like aluminum.

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Steve Wickwire February 7, 2016 at 3:06 pm

NO Will not work with induction

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Larry February 10, 2016 at 11:31 pm

John, read previous comments before you post! Several people have said it is not induction friendly; magnets do not stick!

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DannyG February 20, 2016 at 6:52 am

Thanks Larry! I too was wondering if those induction folks took the time to read the now 5 or 6 reviews that have answered that quite clearly?
NO, THIS PAN WILL NOT WORK. ..PERIOD

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Terry March 13, 2016 at 10:11 pm

Hey Larry and DannyG, ever thought of checking the timestamps on posts before accusing others of not reading prior posts? All of the posts confirming that this won’t work for induction have timstamps AFTER the timestamp on John’s post — Jan 27, 3.21pm. Note that there are a couple of such confirmatory posts on Jan 27, so you need to check the time too, not just the date.

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Willie January 27, 2016 at 4:21 pm

I tried to fry an easy over egg with this frypan and everything stuck. We ended up with a real mess. We are not impressed

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Abbie February 5, 2016 at 11:18 pm

Remember, the directions warn in red bold print not to use a spray oil. Maybe you did that. Everything I’ve cooked in it slides right out.

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GeoMass January 31, 2016 at 2:15 pm

If it really comes down to your cooking skills, then the cookware you currently have will work just fine. Don’t be fooled by all the hype in advertising.

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Emma January 31, 2016 at 5:02 pm

Finally got my pan after waiting for over a month. My son (who goes to culinary school so is a great and experienced cook) decided to make an omelet. The eggs stuck, the cheese burned and got stuck and the whole thing had to be thrown in the trash.

He then got out our 20 year old cast iron pan and made a delicious omelet – no sticking or burning.

We would not recommend this pan.

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Terry March 13, 2016 at 10:25 pm

Great post and great story. However, this is the generation of folks who value convenience over doing things the right and proper way. Very few people beyond those who really care about the craft of cooking will actually bother to season a cast iron pan and maintain it. That is why people hanker after non-stick pans despite the downsides and imperfections; the convenience factor is simply too compelling for the lazy.

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Dave Tanner January 31, 2016 at 5:37 pm

Hi, I liked the opportunity to find a review on this product. I was looking for a review where they tested the product and provided their test results. I didn’t get what I was hoping for in this review.

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John Zeigler January 31, 2016 at 6:03 pm

Do the Gotham Steel pans give off the same bad smell that other ceramic surface frying pans give off when heated??

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Abbie February 5, 2016 at 11:18 pm
John Zeigler January 31, 2016 at 6:52 pm

I would like to know if the Gotham Steel pans give off the same noxious odor that other ceramic pans give off when heated.

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RICHARD sALBY February 3, 2016 at 8:23 pm

Are your pans safe around birds? Do they give off the toxic fumes like other non stick pans?

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Holly February 28, 2016 at 8:37 pm

Hi Richard…my husband and I also have parrots and so are always wary of non-stick. However, from what I see, the pan is ceramic and titanium and they say it doesn’t contain the nasty things like the old style non-stick have. I have been wondering about trying this product, but it seems that the views vary WIDELY. Some people love it, others hate it. We currently own Titanware cookware which is safe around birds, but unless you keep it seasoned, they become crap.

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Abbie February 5, 2016 at 11:16 pm

FABULOUS PAN!!! I’m waiting for a 6 inch version. Way better than traditional non-stick. Love it!!!

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Ian Justice February 7, 2016 at 5:21 pm

The website “http://www.redcopperpan.com” seems to be selling the exact same pan and I don’t trust either ad.

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Tim February 7, 2016 at 5:31 pm

In short: shipping was good. online experience good. skillet sucks. worse than my other ‘normal’ skillets. the pan burned while frying up turkey burgers. Had to soak pan and then use brillow pad to scrape off. Eggs also cooked into the pan. had to scrub to get that off as well. good idea, but terrible product.

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kgs4ever February 10, 2016 at 2:11 pm

I wish I’d read the reviews BEFORE I bought one.

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Teresa February 29, 2016 at 10:27 am

Me too & just spent the money on more iron skillets.

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Tina L Jones October 10, 2016 at 1:43 pm

I really wanted to purchase this pan ( or the Red one) & after reading these comments, I’m very glad that I hesitated. I’m with you…I think that I’ll just invest the money towards another small castiron skillet!!!

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JDnHuntsvilleAL February 8, 2016 at 5:17 pm

FIRST: You need to change this sentence: “They are claiming that you can even cook those notorious foods that like to stick in the Gotham Steel pan with no problem.” Why? Well, read this part by itself: “…you can even cook those notorious foods that like to stick in the Gotham Steel pan…” You see? The way you worded it, it looks like there are foods that DO stick to the pan. Try something like “They are claiming that you can even cook those notoriously sticky foods in the Gotham Steel pan with no problem.”
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Next, I did a LOT of research on pans before placing my order. The new “Teflon” pans are now safe, even if you scratch them. Next, ceramic pans are NOT any more durable than the new Teflon ones, DESPITE GOTHICS CLAIM. Those of you who buy this pan and abuse it with metal utensils are going to be back here in a few months complaining about how it is no longer “stick free”. Really.
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Bottom line — the ONLY difference between this pan and other ceramic pans is the advertising, nothing more, nothing less. I bought a 14 piece ceramic II set, 8 pans, 6 lids, for around $170. That’s about the same price as this one, but really a better price considering you get some of the bigger pots and pans in it.

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kgs4ever February 10, 2016 at 2:10 pm

Just telling everyone not to waste your money. It doesn’t work. Eggs do not slide around the pan like he’s showing on TV. And it may not scratch, but it was really hard cleaning that egg off the pan.

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Glenn February 11, 2016 at 3:56 pm

Why are there so many differing opinions about this pan and it’s performance? It scrambles my eggs………..it works fine as advertised, who to believe? I have a Swiss Diamond pan and it worked fine for a while and then loses all it’s capabilities. With a life time guarantee, I had it replaced once, but was told that is it for you, and the replacement has long worn out as well. Are these just scam pans?

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LOL February 12, 2016 at 4:05 am

The ‘live’ operator was totally rude when you decide you don’t want to upgrade and when you decide that you want to cancel your order.

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Gerald Warren February 12, 2016 at 4:53 pm

This site is pure BS ! They did not do anything ………………….. They are just like the government.

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Tana February 10, 2017 at 2:56 am

Your response made me laugh, Gerald.

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LOL Too February 15, 2016 at 2:54 am

A great *review* of all the selling points and no actual testing? I suspect this review and the ‘pan’ rhyme with a four letter word that starts with ‘s’.

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art February 20, 2016 at 6:22 am

I had a green one and it got cut up and it was junkthey said they would send me a new one and I didn’t get one

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DannyG February 20, 2016 at 7:13 am

You’ve got to watch your temperatures people! The hotter the pan gets, the larger the “pores” of the surface will get and the greater the chances of food getting in those “pores” and actually ‘grabbing’ the surface and as it cools, even a little, food will start to stick as some of you have already experirnced AND it will be a beast to clean. And this info, Dear One’s, is honestly from years of experience. Sure the food does take a bit loger to cook, but your food will taste much better. YOUR CHOICE.

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Rainer Reuter February 26, 2016 at 11:26 pm

how come their web side says.. to use plastic utensils !!!
when on TV they claim it is OK to use metal utensils
Nobody seems to notice that !!!

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murphy March 1, 2016 at 12:59 pm

Piece of junk. Good luck trying to find a return or customer contact number . These people are crooks and should have a cell reserved for them with Bernie Madoff.

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Tana February 10, 2017 at 3:00 am

Reading these comments is entertaining. Thanks for making me laugh…some more Murphy

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Karen Guy March 2, 2016 at 7:56 pm

I don’t own this product and don’t intend to.
I just wanted to state that there is nothing better than cast iron. It is a great conductor of even heat. Won’t warp or scratch, virtually indestructible, I have a pan that is 3 generations old( my grandma was the first owner). If it is seasoned correctly, it is practically non stick and you don’t need to clean it with soap and water, just wipe it clean. You can also get ceramic coated cast iron if you prefer. The only other type I would recommend would be copper bottom stainless steel.

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Wayne Taddio December 13, 2016 at 4:24 pm

My wife received one as a gift from a friend about 2 months ago. She and I have used it several times. Neither of us had anything stick or had issue on any other claim on the TV commercial . We had fried eggs this morning. Mine were scrambled my wife cooked hers sunny side . We have several times cooked either bacon or sauge at the same time. We always cook on medium heat regardless of what pan we are using. We have a glass top stove. Turn your heat down . A great pan!
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Kathie Danker March 3, 2016 at 11:08 pm

Well I read almost all these reviews and it’s like people are talking about 2 different pans. They stick. They don’t stick. I bought Ozeri pans at a very reasonable price on Amazon, have used them for a year now, and they work very well, and safe to 480 deg. (see review below). Even the small one, which I use for frying meat, that I have used much more than the bigger ones, and has become discolored somewhat from times I had the heat too high or got distracted and left it frying too long, is still easy to clean. I just scrape with a plastic scraper the burnt on parts (comes off easily) and then just wipe with paper towel. The other ones, everything falls out of the pan without any problems. Wipe with paper towel.
http://www.ceramiccookwarereviews.org/green-earth-nonstick-cookware-review/

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Joe March 8, 2016 at 3:54 pm

For induction use, you need iron, I.e. steel. There is magnetic stainless. I have a full set. This copper blather is BS? Copper is a soft metal, readily formable. Also cuts easily. Ask a plumber . “Dishwasher safe” Gimme a break. Any metal pan is. The amount of titanium, if any, is likely measured in micro ounces. TV ads run continuously on @ every cable channel. Not cheap! The per unit cost must be well under $ 5.00.

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Alfred E Newman March 12, 2016 at 4:02 pm

Folks. Read the fine print on the Gotham Steel Website. This is an ALUMINUM PAN with a stainless steel handle. Not steel. Not iron so will not work with induction cooktops. Yes, this so called review site was clearly bought and paid for by the marketers and they never ever tested the product. But they provided a forum sir people who have actually tried the product. Some like it, but I t doesn’t get high marks over all. READ THE FINE PRINT; IT IS AN ALUMINUM PAN. IT’S ON THER WBSITE!

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C.L. March 30, 2016 at 11:44 pm

Thankyou for pointing out that it is Aluminum. Aluminum is unhealthy to cook with. I won’t be buying one.

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Mike March 27, 2016 at 12:53 pm

Tried some eggs over easy to start…….stick stick stick. Pan does NOT do as advertised! It cleans up very easy, but it sucks!

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Marty March 28, 2016 at 8:20 pm

Ordered nearly a month ago…… Am told they are “temporarily out of stock”…. Too late for giving as a gift, And now I Am learning its a scam….. ????? AAK!!

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evelyn March 30, 2016 at 4:28 pm

It’s a scam – i ordered one online and never received it. in following up the 1-888 number provided was not real and the customer service link to check your order was also not real and just kept telling you they could not find the order – even though i used the confirmation number they provided. It is 4 weeks since i ordered and i have seen nothing yet and have been unable to follow- up by phone or internet.

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prairie April 5, 2016 at 4:14 pm

Where is it manufacerd

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Peggie April 9, 2016 at 5:53 pm

I have 5 Gotham Steel products and each one has lived up to the various advertisements….whether on TV or on the web. Easy clean up. NO sticking. Healthy. Don’t knock the product if you have not used the product several times. Highly recommend Gotham Steel products.

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Robert Viera April 14, 2016 at 4:41 pm

I received mine today and was curious as I didn’t do my homework and tried to research reviews. Well, I started to fry an egg with a low fire but had to raise it to a medium fire. Low and behold, after lifting it with a plastic spatula, it worked without any oil or butter. No I don’t work for the company and just like telling the truth.

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Robert Viera April 14, 2016 at 4:43 pm

By the way, I received mine within a week

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mike doherty April 16, 2016 at 4:19 pm

I ordered my pan from the Canadian website using my visa card. It came within a week, at a total price of $56.20. When I was ordering the bill came to $41.20, after I filled out my visa number – I immediately stopped the order and did not send the final page. They sent the pan anyway with this ridiculous invoice. There are two separate charges for $6.95 on the invoice -??? and a charge for Canadian currency difference on a Canadian website -???. What a bunch of scumbag scammers. This pan is nowhere near 9.5 in. in the bottom of the pan. The pan sticks and overcooks the bottom of the eggs while the tops are still uncooked – weird heat transfer or something. All in all, an expensive bad experience – I will never again order like this on the internet again. These unethical assholes are ruining it for the honest internet retailers.

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Barbara Shaidnagle April 17, 2016 at 4:45 pm

Does the pan have to be preseasoned? If so, did you do that?

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Jim Tunis February 8, 2017 at 5:32 pm

I preseasoned in the oven and have had no problems at all.

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Julia Southwick April 18, 2016 at 2:48 pm

I ordered from the number on the TV infomercial. I stupidly fell for their pitch to get a $50 gift card for trying a magazine subscription — 3 different magazine – 1 issue free. Cancel anytime. Well I got a letter from the magazine company telling me that I needed to do extra for the gift card. I cancelled. But then I went out of town for a couple of days. My husband got a call saying the pans were on back order. Then apparently they signed him up for more magazine. When I got home I called and cancelled. But the last Saturday, I got a call to renew one of the magazines that my husband had supposedly ordered. I said no and that we had cancelled. I was transferred to another person who told me we had not cancelled and could not and that our VISA card would be billed $49.99 a month for the life of the subscription. HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Marilyn April 18, 2016 at 3:35 pm

I like eggs over easy. When I turned them over for a few seconds the eggs stuck to the pan.?????

Seems to work for everything else.

I’m disappointed.

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sean April 20, 2016 at 6:50 pm

This pan does not work. 2nd time used everything sticks and it is hard to wash. Lies lies lies.

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Mikel April 22, 2016 at 3:16 am

TRASH……Eggs stick big time! Over easy isn’t easy with this pan. I thought maybe I didn’t cure it or something…but nope, it sucks! It cleans easy and that’s it!! Don’t waste your $$$

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Robert April 22, 2016 at 4:21 am

This pan sucks I hope you get rich

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gmabear April 22, 2016 at 12:02 pm

this pan does stick! what a waste of good money!

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Karen April 23, 2016 at 2:02 pm

I certainly won’t be dealing with this company again. I ordered my fry pan with the free omelet maker in November 2015. I finally received the fry pan in January 2016, it is now the end of April and I still haven’t received the omelet maker. Every month I call, I’m told they will be shipped out next month. Well I have yet to see it. What a farce.

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DearMamaSal April 23, 2016 at 10:02 pm

I bought this and a Rock, to compare. This one did a great job cooking regular veggies for a stir-fry but failed miserably on the fried egg test. As many have stated, it stuck almost immediately and then I tried to do scrambled eggs and they stuck as well. Will be taking the product back to WalMart and replacing it with the Rock larger size. The Rock worked much better, in my opinion.

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wendie April 24, 2016 at 5:16 pm

the handful of people who love this pan said that they seasoned it per the instructions…so my big question is…for the masses of people who hated it…..did they season the pan?????? if not, then all those reviews are meaningless

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Don Stewart October 8, 2016 at 3:34 am

WHAT INSTRUCTIONS?? I read all the enclosures VERY CAREFULLY and there are NO INSTRUCTIONS that came with the pan..
PLEASE PROVIDE INSTRUCTIONS FOR SEASONING AND USING THESE PANS.

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John April 29, 2016 at 12:33 am

One, I have nothing to do with this company. My 92 year old mom came wandering in with a Harriet ehh whoever catalog & asked me to order this. Oh, Harriet Carter part #E8882. 9 1/2″ pan. The round sticker that came centered in the pan states to season the pan before first usage @ 250 degrees for 20 minutes if memory serves on the heat/time. That may have been printed on the back side of the round sticker but having the memory of an ex-musician who grew up in the 70’s won’t swear to the location of the season it instructions.

Essentially, I seasoned it as I would a cast iron pan. Thin layer of vegetable oil, threw it in the oven went to the internet, stared like this o.o, sometimes like this O_O if I clicked the wrong image link while wandering around the ‘net & pulled the pan out when the countdown timer beeped ‘remember me?’.

Set on counter. Let cool. Since then I’ve used it several times a week for eggs, fish, etc etc. Near as I can tell (short of any type of quality control problem, that obviously I cannot babble about – hers came with no manufacturing flaws. Oh, I moved back in with her to provide care to keep her out of a nursing home, thus the regular usage) the main problem people seem to have is not properly curing the pan. And probably cranking the heat up too much – fatal to anything in an unseasoned pan, at least those which require it. Ceramic/titanium coated aluminum pan.

So basically, what I have is a pan which, once prepped, has worked as advertised (to date) a couple hundred times. Haven’t thrown in it the oven yet, no comment there.

Hope that helps someone else, and if it doesn’t go click random links so you too may go O_O

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Dee November 26, 2016 at 3:10 pm

Thanks for your response, my pan did not give directions for seasoning the pan before use so will follow your directions, appreciate the post. Have a great day!

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Mark December 22, 2016 at 8:13 am

Thanks man. This is the best comment about this product I have found.

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Eric Rivera April 30, 2016 at 9:22 pm

I brought this item just to fried eggs without butter or oil. Unfortunately it sticks badly. The trick they do on TV I couldn’t duplicate. Dont waist your money on this scam. I am going to return it.
4/30/2016

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Mr. Ted May 10, 2016 at 9:00 pm

Were you able to return it? I could not. I bought mine through Amazon and Gotham Steel said that they don’t honor their 90 day warranty unless you buy directly through them. Amazon only allows returns for the first 30 days. I waited to long to find that this an sucks.

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Ann Peeples May 3, 2016 at 7:20 am

I got all the pans and love them. They really do do what you say. I only use them and put my others out in the shed. Do you have any other pans. Thank you

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Ann Peeples May 3, 2016 at 7:24 am

I just read were the guy had not tried them in the oven well I bake my biskets in it and the just slide right out on to a dish.

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Ric May 8, 2016 at 2:10 pm

I paid to buy a set of three size on April 22, 2016 from their website and d did not receive them. I tried to contact them and did not find any phone number or email to contact. What is this Gotham Steel company ? Is it a fake company ? I will complain to my credit card company and BBB.

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Mr. Ted May 10, 2016 at 8:58 pm

Don’t waste your money! And don’t expect a refund! My product worked for a few times and then everything stuck. I followed the usage instructions. What’s worse is that when I called to make a return I was told they would not honor their warranty because I bought it through a third party (Amazon). This was an outsourced customer service rep armed with only the most basic information and of no help to me.

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Shane May 12, 2016 at 1:28 am

I bought one of these P.O.S….fry some sausage in it…..THEN…..you’ll scrub your fingers off trying to clean it…..IT DOES NOT WIPE OUT….how about YOU TAKE THIS $19.95 P
P.O.S AND BEAT THE CRAP OUT OF YOURSELF WITH IT….

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Eric May 17, 2016 at 11:59 am

it’s real simple, if it was worth a **** the warranty would be longer than 90 days, i bought my son a set of pans from wally world ( 12 piece set ) came with a 10 yr warranty, $ 59.95

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BigRich May 19, 2016 at 1:06 am

I got my Gotham Steel Pan a few days ago and I have used it four times. I have fried eggs, for egg and bacon sandwiches. I also fried the bacon after frying the eggs. The eggs have slipped right out of the pan each time. The only thing I am doing is heat the pan, pour the eggs in, let them get started cooking and turn them over when the pan side of the eggs looks ready/done. I trust it enough now that I flip the eggs over in the pan without the spatula.
I would say that this pan works GREAT!

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Bonnie June 3, 2016 at 1:09 pm

THIS IS THE WORST PAN EVER.EVERYTHING STICKS I WOULD RATE IT ZERO STARS IF I COULD.I MIGHT AS WELL PUT THE MONEY IN THE TRASH

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John May 20, 2016 at 4:35 pm

My parents purchased their Gotham Steel Pan two months ago at Walmart. The cost was $19.95 plus tax, a better deal than buying from the website. After hand washing the pan I was the first to use it. I love my eggs over easy but my cookware stinks and I always end up with scrambled eggs. I fired up the stove and cracked a couple of eggs. I was really excited about how well the cookware performed. My eggs came out perfect! I was sold at that point. I visited the folks a couple of days ago and mom says that she cooks with her pan exclusively. I was impressed since she has Calphalon and Analon cookware, nothing cheap. After arguing over using the pan, she told me to go get my own. That I did, and and I am enjoying it.

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Leary May 21, 2016 at 8:14 pm

If this company is in Canada, ships from Canada and I am in Canada why then do they charge US dollars?

Read these eviews and I think I’ll stay away and keep on using my well seasoned cast iron pand and dutch oven.

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Mark May 23, 2016 at 4:09 pm

My wife bought this pan for me. Have had it 6 months now.
I use it every day and it still works great.
If the pan doesn’t work for some
I would say its the user.
I have used a lot of pans in my day and this is clealy the best i have seen
and used yet.

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jan reviewer May 24, 2016 at 1:09 pm

My Mom bought 2 of these and gave me one. The pan needs to be seasoned with a coat of oil then baked for 20 minutes in an oven before using. This was done and the pan is CRAP. I tried “seasoning” the pan again…..It didn’t work. Eggs stick, forget making an omelet. Yes, fried oily cheese slides right out of the pan because it is pure oil. I tried making an omelet using a cooking spray, again…eggs stick to the pan. My husband had the same independent results. Don’t buy this pan. I either got a dud or maybe they are all like this. I am glad it was a gift, I threw it in the trash.

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Ramon Hamm May 29, 2016 at 7:19 pm

1. The pans work well, nothing sticks to them and you can definitely use metal utensils in them BUT:
2. I ordered 2 pans with glass lids Dec 6, 2015, received 2 pans but no lids around the end of Jan 2016. They included a not that said there was a high demand for lids and they don’t expect them in for “some time”. I called them again in March and they said I could get metal lids but glass ones were not available yet and they would send them when they get them, it’s now the end of May 2016 and still no lids. Why would there ever be a higher demand for lids than pans? I see other Gotham ads online showing glass lids, 2 of those are mine!!
Maybe someday my lids will come, none of mine fit and I like basted eggs.
Ramon

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Bee May 30, 2016 at 8:30 am

I love this pan. I didn’t season or do anything just started frying potatoes and added cheese. Works great. This one is put out by Gotham Steel. Have been using for about 2 months. No marks and just wipe pan out to clean.

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Gene May 31, 2016 at 2:33 pm

When will you guys wake up .tell the truth. Daniel Green has not ever done a live show. This lack of .honesty should tell you something. IT CANT BE DONE LIVE. Daniel Green is now a billionaire lying,sceaming,and scamiing all the way to the bank. PLEASE ,all you DUMBKOFFS READ THE REPORTS IN HiYa if you dare to LEARN THE TRUTH.

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Gene May 31, 2016 at 3:16 pm

You want ‘moderation’ ? OK—— I TOLD YOU THE TRUTH, AND YOU DIDN’T RECOGNIZE THE TRUTH. PLEASE REVIEW HIYA AT YOUR CONVENIENCE AND OPEN YOUR EYES AND YOUR MIND WHEN YOU ARE READING. IT ALL. I’M TRYING TO. SAVE LOTS OF PEOPLE,A LOT OF WASTED MONEY AND TIME. UNTIL SUCH TIME AS THE TECHNOLOGY IMPROVES , I SHALL WAIT ALONG WITH THE REST OF YOU GOOD PEOPLE FOR A REAL IMPROVEMENT IN HONESTY IN SELLING PRODUCTS.

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Gene May 31, 2016 at 3:54 pm

DISHONEST—A NONENTITY PRODUCT— SCHEME—SCAM —-SOMETHING A POLITICIAN DOES WELL—-WONT ADMIT THE LIES

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Howard June 2, 2016 at 12:33 pm

I agree with some of the comments but and some I agree with. I cooked some meat in it last night it the pan turned dark with the meat sticking to the pan. Have been soaking it over night and it still burnt meat stuck to it. Disappointed.

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Michael B June 9, 2016 at 5:31 am

I just received my 9.5 inch Gotham in the mail today. Was very excited after seeing the ads. I love making omelets, and that was the primary reason for my purchase. I’ve been using a cast iron skillet which cooks beautifully but is VERY, VERY hard to flip the omelet before adding the goodies; so I haven’t been. I put the Gotham on the stove and let it heat up on medium. I broke an egg for a simple fry and was disappointed. Though it in no way stuck like a cast iron, it was equally in no way like the infomercial. The egg didn’t move freely in the pan by moving the pan as shown in the ad. I discarded the egg and tried another (thinking the pan hadn’t been hot enough). Same thing. The egg initially sticks but somehow releases afterwards, but again, not like the ad. In my insanity, I tried yet a third egg in like fashion with very similar results. The next egg I sprayed some canola oil (like you’re not supposed to have to), and that was my best egg by far. With a minor push with a plastic spatula the egg was fully released from the surface of the pan and able to be flipped using the the flipping motion we’ve all seen. By the way, this was the only egg I didn’t break even though I’ve been cooking eggs for years. I think the pan will work fine once the right method is figured out, but don’t think you’re getting the product in the infomercial. At least I didn’t get it. Sunday I will be cooking omelets. I’m positive it will be better than omelets in my cast iron skillet, but duh… It better be. Excitement disappointed. It may be a descent pan but it is not a miracle pan as advertised. God bless.

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dieter homburg June 11, 2016 at 11:00 pm

cooked on steak in and it is a stick pan now can not cook eggs in it anymore….the pan is not worth buying at all.save ur money

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sherry June 15, 2016 at 6:48 am

i received this skillet from my local casino as a free gift.. I was skeptical but I used it and made pancakes.. the metal handle doesnt get hot at all.. the pancakes didn’t stick at all. easy clean up.. so far I like it

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Celeste G July 1, 2016 at 11:37 pm

Nearly 800 people gave this product a thumbs down with less than 300 giving it a thumbs up. With those odds and all the negative comments regarding this product, I am so very happy I didn’t buy it! I use to be a compulsive buyer but now I am cautious having been burned (pardon the pun) by too many commercials that seemed genuine.

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Barbara Laird July 2, 2016 at 11:19 am

Great price & so far everythng has come out perfect ! Healthy meals & easy clean up I have definitely got my good money out it !!! I’m A HAPPY SHOPPER 🙂

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Allan Blais July 4, 2016 at 2:54 pm

Glad your happy Barb…Wait about two/three weeks..Mine warped after about 5 uses and everything sticks to it!!

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Joy Kinnaman July 8, 2016 at 2:16 pm

After seeing this pan on tv I bought one at a local store in the “as seen on tv” section. My short story is, it’s the worst non stick pan I’ve ever had. The first thing we tried was fried eggs, the eggs stuck to the pan and it was not super easy to clean. I’ve done fish, bacon, pork chops and grilled sandwiches. Everything sticks and I have yet to find anything that just wipes out clean. I wouldn’t buy this pan ever for any reason if you are looking for non stick, easy to clean

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Daniel July 12, 2016 at 9:10 am

It didn’t work for me. It was great for the first day, then, after the first wash the magic disappeared.
I do not recommend it!

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Alison July 15, 2016 at 3:11 pm

I’ve had my gotham steel pan for about 4 months and will be purchasing more. I’ve not had any problems with it. Much better than any teflon pan I’ve had. My hubby likes it too. When I said I wanted to buy more of them he was very positive about that which is unusual for him. I have a tiny rock pan that I have had for a couple of years, that I like too, but the coating is coming off the outside.

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Christina July 16, 2016 at 9:57 pm

UNAUTHORIZED ORDERS AND CHARGES! I bought a 9 inch Gotham Steel pan and lid last Christmas for my oldest son and decided to buy one for my self and my youngest son on July 3, 2016. I received 2 emails; one with the right order information on it and the other was an unauthorized order for another pan and lid for $31.89. Now, I had read this has happened before with other people on reviews posts like this, so I AM NOT THE FIRST. Let me say, I had confirmed with the sales representative the phone what I ordered and the charges before I placed my order, So someone (this sales rep.I was talking with no doubt ) unauthorized a second order. Most likely these sales representatives need to meet a sales quota but it’s at OUR EXPENSE.. Big mistake. Since the Service Department is not open on weekends (it’s Saturday) I have already taken action just in case Gotham Steel does not issue me a PREPAID RETURN LABEL.(1.) I called Pac-Mail (where my boxes are being delivered) and they said I could refuse the unauthorized package ( identified by the tracking number on the box.). ( 2.) I called my credit card company and put in a dispute on the charge for $31.89, and refunded my money. (if the company does issue me a prepaid return label, i will take the dispute off my card.) Anyhow, BEWARE of UNAUTHORIZED ORDERS AND CHARGES. Best of luck to you. ~ Christina

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Orlando Grier July 23, 2016 at 6:23 pm

Pan works for a few weeks but now it has a ton of scratches even though it said you can use metal utensils that is bull shit i wish i could show a picture of how scratched it is right now i am very dissapointed

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Susan Hutchins-Garai July 24, 2016 at 1:18 pm

oh yeah try frying an egg on it and not have it stick impossible ! Coated fish stuck to it too making it hard to turn the fish….and you have to scrub it off I paid 50 bucks for mine at Giant Tiger and am returning it ! they are fraudulent in their claims.

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Linda Crowder July 27, 2016 at 7:24 pm

I bought one and I use it a lot. BUT I seasoned my pan after I unbowed and washed it. Most non-stick pans recommend that you heat it and wipe some oil around the surface, let it cool and wipe out any excess oil. Then it’s ready to use. IF you put it into the dishwasher, the chemicals may require that you reseason the pan before using it again. the chemicals in the dishwasher detergent are very caustic and scour the pans. This is why it causes some non-stick pans to begin sticking. But with the new technology, ceramic is one that you don’t have to season, but I did it anyway (no harm). And I haven’t had anything stick. I have fried eggs and made gravy without any sticking AND I used a metal spoon to stir the gravy. I like mine, don’t know what else to say.

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Marvin Hamiton July 31, 2016 at 4:00 pm

This pan sucks .Everything I try to cook in it sticks

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Jac August 1, 2016 at 8:00 pm

I wish I would have read buyers’ reviews, prior to making my purchase. I believed the hype, I believed the commercials, and I jumped too quickly to purchase this 9.5″ Gotham Steel Pan. I bought it for the purpose of replacing my standard non-stick frying pan that had become scratched over the years. I use this size frying pan mainly for cooking eggs. I always use a small amount of butter or some type of grease, even in any non-stick pan, and it was no different for this pan. Well, to put it quite simply, my eggs stuck to the pan. They did not slide around, as you see in the commercial. In fact, it took so much spatula action to loosen the eggs, that the yolks broke. I’ve used the pan about 5 times now, with the same result each time. Anything I put in the pan sticks. I’m very disappointed in this pan, and if I can save someone else the disappointment and money spent on this garbage, I will be somewhat placated.

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G denardo August 2, 2016 at 12:45 am

The only things that never stick—water and oil

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Warren August 2, 2016 at 5:46 pm

This pan is a joke. I fried a couple of eggs and they stuck immediately to the pan. I could not flip the eggs, nor could I even get under the eggs to cook them over easy. They came out very messy scrambled. This does not do what they say it does. Stuff sticks like crazy. DON’T WASTE YOUR MONEY LIKE I DID! There is no getting your money back either. (To try and get your money back, you have to pay $9.95 for processing plus your shipping back to them. So it is not worth it.) You call the customer service number and they act like they don’t even know the product, what a joke! I got taken and am embarrassed that I fell for this. DON’T WASTE YOUR TIME OR MONEY!!!!!!

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Gary waters August 7, 2016 at 8:49 pm

Everything I cook in it sticks, have to scrub pan to clean it would not buy again

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Mike Parham August 12, 2016 at 5:59 pm

I just bought the 9.5″ fry pan. This morning I wanted to cook scrambled eggs in it. I buy Eggbeaters in a carton. I heated the pan on medium heat. I did not add any oil or butter. The eggs stuck to the pan worse than my Teflon one. I use a non-stick spray on the Teflon but not the Gotham Steel. This pan did a horrible job. I would like to know what the people did that say it works perfectly. I called the number on the packaging and they said to try a little oil or butter, so I will try that next. I tried to explain to the customer service agent that part of the pans appeal is it says no butter or oil needed. She then said I can exchange it for another and they would waive the shipping charge. When I tried to verify that she is covering my return charge and them sending a new one, it turned out she was only referring to the charge they incur when sending a new one, I would still have to pay to send it back. I got the pan yesterday, has not even been 24 hours yet.

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Kathy August 13, 2016 at 1:47 am

The gothem pan was a joke. Bought 2 one for my house and one for my motorhome . Eggs stick worse than in my regular Teflon pans. How can they get away with false advertisement like that! They may make a killing by selling several at first, But will not have any repeat customers! False advertisement !!

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Ms Pee August 27, 2016 at 7:52 am

Thanks for the confirmation, I too have experienced the same thing w/this pan I was better off staying with my “Teffs” as well I wish I’d have kept the receipt I’d totally get my $$ back

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Paul Bolvari August 14, 2016 at 1:53 am

I purchased the 12.5 inch pan on Groupon and my lid from eBay and so far so good. I have not tried cooking eggs (I would still add a small amount of butter for taste when that time comes) but cooked a steak,onions,peppers and chicken and have had no issues. I also seasoned my pan which is why I have not had any issues,imo. So far, no issues just keeping my fingers crossed! I also decided to purchase Gotham Steel knives and they work great!

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Don August 15, 2016 at 9:41 am

I ordered one some months ago, and sent another to a friend. First three uses it worked perfectly.
Eggs slid right off pan like in the commercial. The next use, the eggs stuck horribly, but my friend has had no problems. I think there may be a quality control problem in production. Also concerned, if it worked the first three times and didn’t after, what was on the pan that made it non stick…at first, and it seemed to have come off. Did it get into my food?? If these pans are made in CHINA…BEWARE.
I threw the pan out.

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Jerry August 17, 2016 at 5:27 am

I put superglue in mine… that stuck too! it is ” not ” a non-stick pan

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Truth Manhattan August 20, 2016 at 2:47 pm

I received one of these as a gift. I always use a small amount of oil or bacon fat (NO spray oil) when using it and have had absolutely no problems with it. While I wouldn’t sear meat in it over high heat (I prefer cast iron for that purpose), the Gotham Steel pan has worked as advertised as far as I can tell. If you don’t want to order it online or by phone, it is available at Bed, Bath, & Beyond.

As always, YMMV.

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David cutler August 25, 2016 at 5:25 pm

Purchased a Gotham Steel 12.5 inch skillet from Bed Bath &Beyond. The skillet was used very little when the bottom warped . The coating on the inside is perfect. The skillet looks brand new, but it rocks when used on the stove surface. Gotham customer service wants me to spend $10.00 plus postage to solve their defective product I bought for $29.95. Be ware!

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Ms Pee August 27, 2016 at 7:48 am

Well looks like I just got a defective one because I scrambled an egg and most of the egg was stuck in the pan, so I thought I maybe have to “condition” it so I attempted to do the scramble egg thing again and well,… I’m just not happy with this pan so I’m back to my Teflon pan and no more listening to ads that are too good to be true

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William Pate September 14, 2016 at 3:26 pm

I bought one of the Gotham steel frying pans and everything sticks to it especially eggs, to get the eggs from the pan I had to use a Teflon spatula to scrape them out that was the first and last time I cooked in it.

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Jim S September 16, 2016 at 11:33 am

Pan worked great, notice the word worked!! I used this pan for 5 months everyday. The last month the bacon was starting to stick. Eggs dont have a chance , they stick worse in this pan than a typical teflon. It did work great at first but now i’d have better luck with a cast iron frying pan seasoned well in flax seed oil.

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Amiel September 22, 2016 at 2:32 pm

Exactly as some say, after about 3 weeks it sticks.

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J.Brone September 28, 2016 at 4:52 pm

I have a few ceramic pans and yes they work but I no longer use them with out a decent high temp low smoke oil.I use a measuring spoon and throw in 1/4 tsp. of peanut,coconut oil,other low smoke oils. Now the pan will truly result in a great fried what ever and yur not soaking your food in oil and hate to admit it but fatty food needs no oil,I grill rib eyes in them and sear beautifully on medium heat (another tip is I allow the pan to heat up for 3 mins before throwing the food in) If you want to go health then bake your food.I know the novelty of not using any oil is a great idea but the food doesnt have that taste when we dont use butter or any other flavorful oil,its bland. If you want to try to recondition a ceramic pan grab a melonite sponge and make sure there isnt any products stuck to the pain and vigorously wash the pan with the sponge, rinse (mr clean eraser sponges are melonite sponges) or sit the pan out and sprinkle a decent amount of baking soda and enough water to make a paste and take a regular sponge and scrub the pan with the baking soda paste,rinse and look to see if you see any yellow residue on sponge or paper towel that your using to clean the pan.

Im not worried about a small amount of fat from the oil ,it makes the pan really useful and work well.I do not believe the hype of non scratch, I just use wooden and plastic utensils …. to all who are going crazy to see if they work, the answer is yes, but you must recondition them if yours is sticking , use lower heat than usual and use a small amount of cooking fats be it oils or lard or butter, the ceramic pan works great then and a small amount of fat will not harm you and nothing sticks to it if there is a small film of fat on top of the ceramic. YMMV

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Michael October 9, 2016 at 10:55 am

Worst frying pan I’ve bought everything sticks to it your better of getting a tefal

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warren October 19, 2016 at 7:32 am

the first time I fried eggs with them they were ok and didn’t stick much. the second time they started to stick a little, the third time it stuck really bad and I got scrambled eggs. I also fried some asparagus and it left nasty black stains on the pan and after scrubbing for 10 minutes with a wet cloth (after soaking overnight) I couldn’t get it all off.

when I tried to return them they suggested giving it away as a gift…who to? someone I hate??? I kept complaining and eventually they agreed to refund my money but not the postage to get it delivered and I had to post it back to them, so it will end up costing me about $40 to have tried their pans and return them.

DO NOT BUY THEM its a con!

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Ronda October 22, 2016 at 3:01 pm

I came to this site to see if this product is worth buying, because it looks so promising on TV, and to cook food without oil or butter would be great. After reading the comments, though, I think I’ll stay away from this one. Frankly, I have a ROCK frying pan and I love it. I have to use grease with it but it actually doesn’t stick and cleans easy. I’ve had it for two years now and I think I’ll buy another one of these instead of wasting my money on the Gotham pan. And I agree with everyone else here, you can’t do a legitimate review on a product you’ve never actually used. I won’t be coming back to this site again.

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Deb October 23, 2016 at 9:40 pm

I received the deep square pan as a gift & I love it! I use it every day without oil and things dont stick including eggs. Perhaps it really matters of you preheat it 1st, and most importantly, for best results, when cooking eggs in any pan, cook eggs on low heat.

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Michael Sirlet October 31, 2016 at 9:22 pm

No! They dont work, Got one and everything sticks, eggs,pancakes, grilled cheese , & meat, ill never buy another one, not happy with it

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Eugene George November 5, 2016 at 5:38 pm

Worst pan ever. Everything sticks. Tried to cook an omelette and ended up with scrambled eggs. Nothing slides off the pan. Tried to send an email to Gotham and there isn’t one on their website.

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Happy, not happy November 11, 2016 at 5:44 am

Absolutely love the 9.5 round pan. Works great on all foods we have prepared including eggs. We also did the cheese test and it worked perfectly. Also purchased the Griddle pan and after the second use the bottom of the pan has turned black and we can’t get it to come off. It’s like there is a MAJOR defect it.

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Marie November 27, 2016 at 5:46 am

I got the 9.5 pan and it works fine. Had it for 6 months. I fry eggs, poach eggs, toast bread, grill cheese sandwiches. It hasn’t stuck. Did get a little brown stain in mine, removed it with baking soda paste and sponge. Now it’s like new. I like the pan. And my 10 inch glass lid fit perfect on it, I was concerned about that till I got it.

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Curtis December 7, 2016 at 6:45 pm

Some foods ie bacon and potlickers stick to my 12 in. slkillet. I have to use spatula to release them. What’s up? Have I been scammed? My old teflon skillet didn”t have this problem.

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Carole Mourad December 8, 2016 at 8:50 pm

The eggs didn’t stick the first time but after that, it did. I’m sorry to say that I am not happy. I will be retuning all three pans tomorrow.

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Phyllis Cahoon December 13, 2016 at 4:07 am

I just bought a flat square pan for pancakes, eggs ect. I tried cooking hamburger patties for my first go at it. They STUCK and I had to soak the pan to get it off. I’m so disappointed because I bought 2 of the square big pans that go into the oven or use on the stove top for Xmas presents. I think I’m just going to return them. How disappointing! My other non-stick pans are REALLY non-stick and much cheaper!

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Melbi Styles December 18, 2016 at 7:07 pm

Yeah the eggs didnt stick if you keep them moving side by side in the pan. The great thing about it is the easiest pan to clean even if stuff does stick, and the handle stays cool. The BAD part is it doesnt cook evenly on an electric stove. The bottom is not flat. So this pan was a waste of money for me.

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Donna Barber December 30, 2016 at 7:29 pm

I have purchased a gotham frying pan for a friend. I love mine. I seasoned mine in the oven. I need to know how to season in the oven for my friend before using it?

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Thomas Haas January 4, 2017 at 3:53 pm

I also purchased the Gotham steel pan (against my scam alert in my head). It worked ok for maybe 3-4 uses, then my son who likes to cook eggs from a cold pan allowing to heat while he chops veggies and scrambles it up in the pan. When finished, wash it out and let it dry. When dry there is a thin egg film all over the pan. Attempts to scrub with a plastic kitchen scrubber-failed, then a magic eraser-failed, then filled with water and attempted to boil it out-failed, steel wool was the only thing to remove this film. Worst cooking pan ever!

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Annmarie ranford January 10, 2017 at 5:14 am

I ordered two of your pans recently and am very disappointed with the pans they do not in any way cook as shown on TV I have recently rang to complain and was refused any compensation as it is over 30 days .l wanted to fully use them prior to complaining very very unhappy

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Kris January 18, 2017 at 8:16 pm

Purchased through Carol Wright Gifts online. My first use was blueberry pancakes and had to chisel the burnt residue of the berries off. Still in the process of sending back.

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Tiff travis January 31, 2017 at 4:21 pm

Don’t bother. So disappointed. According to ads, almost false advertising

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joe gorak February 2, 2017 at 12:21 am

The pan itself is a beter non stick than the older Teflon ones. I have found that for some reason when cooking pork links they do stick to the bottom. My biggest issue with the round 9″ pan is that when heated upon my flat surface electric stove., the pan warps therefore not distributing the heat evenly. Other than that its worth the price. If they would make the bottom thicker to keep it from warping it would be great.

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Tana February 10, 2017 at 3:29 am

Thanks all for your comments everyone. I was dying to try. The sometime skeptic as I am…. I was compelled to check for reviews. They range so much. Makes my decision clear though. Not getting it. If it’s not as easy as claimed…If it works well when using on low enough heat, but still loses its abilities after a couple of weeks/months, then it ain’t worth it. Like this pan after some use, I’m gonna stick (get it? Cause it sticks, lol)… Stick my decision not to buy that is!

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Paco February 11, 2017 at 10:49 pm

Don’t let that used car salesman sell you that this pan is indestructible . I have had it for several months and I have a chip and several scratches, and I’m not even really hard with it. Would not recommend

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Lew Wagoner February 16, 2017 at 5:03 am

I was amazed when I first got my set. They were everything they promised. After about 8 months I noticed scrambled eggs began to stick slightly. By 1 year it wasn’t worth using. Even when food stuck to it the pan was easy to clean. I was disapointed. I became angry when I sought a replacement. Red copper pan company has a better replacement policy.

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Suzi Rankin February 18, 2017 at 10:01 pm

Horrible skillet! Food sticks to it and middle of skillet warps. Don’t waste your money with this product.

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DupedConsumer February 19, 2017 at 6:17 pm

At first it worked great. Suddenly EVERYTHING stuck to the bottom. Forget getting off the pan…no matter how long you soak it in hot, soapy water. FALSE ADVERTISING; DONT BOTHER!

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