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Gotham 9.5" Steel Pan Review: Is it Worth Your Money?

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If you are a Batman fan and reading this in the hope that this blog is about the Gotham city, then it's not what you think it is! haha! Now kidding aside, if you are looking for a brand that offers reliable and efficient non-stick pans, then you are at the right place.

You might not have heard about them, but Gotham Steel is a company that has been around for a while and has gained popularity through their infomercials. So in this review blog, we are going to focus on Gotham Steel 9.5" Fry Pan. 

This pan has an optimum size that is perfect for cooking any medium sized meal - especially perfect for breakfast meals such as omelets, crepes, pancakes, etc. The pan has an optimised depth, which is deep enough to even let you stir fry and cook dishes like spaghetti, but it is also not too deep so that you can flip things like eggs inside the pan smoothly. Like all other Gotham Steel pans, it has an exceptional non-sticky surface which is resistant to scratching and is safe to be washed in the dishwasher. The handle is long enough to give you a good leverage over the pan when you want to swirl or flip the contents of the pan and has an ergonomic contouring so that you have a comfortable grip on it. The handle has a hole at its tip so that it can be hanged for drying or storage.

I GOT ONE AND TRIED THE PAN MYSELF HERE, WATCH THE VIDEO BELOW:

VIDEO: COOKING MY CHEESY BACON BURGER OVERLOAD WITH GOTHAM STEEL PAN

Pros

  • It has a circular shape which is great for making pizzas, omelets, pancakes, and other round-shaped dishes
  • The pan’s walls are deep enough to allow you to stir your food without spilling but it is not too deep so that you cannot make shallow crusted food such as crepes
  • It is safe to be put into the oven up to 500 degrees F The handle is long enough and stays cool when cooking so that you can have a comfortable grip
  • The pan has the Ti-Cerama non-sticky surface which is safe to be washed in the dishwasher and to be used with metal utensils without scratching

Cons

  • It does not come with a lid
  • It cannot be used with an induction cooktop 

Those are the pros and cons! Now if you want to check the pricing, you can find it here - Gotham 9.5" Steel Pan where to get, and how much (US only).

Okay, I'll be talking more about some points below:

Induction compatibility

Many people who are living in a college dorm or at a temporary housing will not want to go through the trouble of owning a gas stove and would rather prefer an induction cooker. If you are looking for a pan that can be used on an induction cooktop , then Gotham Steel 9.5" fry pan isn't for you.

One thing that you should be aware of is that not all pans are compatible with induction cooktop, so if you do not have a gas stove, then you should check if the pan you are going to buy is induction compatible or not -- IT'S IMPORTANT.

Non-stick surface

There are very few brands that can actually compete with the non-sticky surface of Gotham Steel pan. The non-stick surface is made of a special compound called Ti-Cerama, which is titanium combined with ceramic. First of all, this combination makes the non-sticky surface very efficient.

Gotham Steel pan will provide you the non-sticky feature without the use of any oil. You can poach eggs, make omelets, crepes, caramelize sugar, melt chocolate, and do a lot more things without the use of any oil. One good example here is melting or searing cheese. 

Even with non-sticky pans, melting cheese or searing them is a disaster for the pan since they will invariably stick to the pan and it will be almost impossible to remove the burnt cheese from the pan. But with Gotham Steel pan, you can make even a very thin sheet of melted cheese and it will slide smoothly out of the pan like magic. This superior non-sticky feature also means that the cleaning is easier than you could have ever imagined.

All you need to do is to wipe the surface off and the pan is ready to be used again. This is very important when you need to cook food one after another using the same pan, in a short period of time. 

Durability

When we were younger and we're helping out our mothers in the kitchen, we remember her warning us not to use any metal spatula on a non-stick pan and also to never use any abrasive sponges for cleaning non-sticky pans. Non-sticky pans were always to be treated as a delicate cookware that needed to be washed and used with extra care and the fear of damaging the non-stick coating. But now, Gotham Steel pan has changed it all! The titanium of the non-stick surface makes it so scratch resistant that you can use any metal utensils on it while cooking.

This means that if you have baked a pizza using a Gotham Steel pan, you can run a pizza cutter through the pizza while it is still in the pan. This also means that you can mix a cake batter using an electric beater inside the pan that you want to bake the cake in. Incredible, right?

The exceptionally durable non-sticky pan also has the advantage that it can be washed in the dishwasher without the fear of the detergents damaging it. Also, since the surface is so resistant to chemical damage, you can cook acidic food such as a sauce with a high acid content such as tomatoes and vinegar, without causing any damage to the pan.

Material Used

Hidden under the elegant exterior of any Gotham steel pan is an aluminum core, which makes sure that the heat is well-conducted to the food and is distributed evenly throughout the food, preventing any undercooked or over-cooked parts. The handle of the pan is made of stainless steel which will stay cool during the cooking process and keep your hands protected from any accidental burns.

Conclusion

If you watched the video I rated it as 10/10 BUT overall, I changed my mind and will rate this 8.5/10. I realized that I want my pan to come with a lid especially helpful AND its incompatibility with induction cooktop is I think a big deal for me. Much better if its usage is not limited to stovetop. 

So is it worth your money? For me, yes it has almost all the features that I've been looking for in a pan, I like the design pretty modern..and it's affordable....BUT...you've gotta try out for yourself first and see if it's good for you because different people have different preference. You can check it out here: Gotham 9.5" Steel Pan where to get, and how much (US only). Okay, that's it! I hope that you can find all the information you needed to know about Gotham 9.5" Steel Pan in this review article. Happy cooking!

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