Gotham Steel Kitchen Set with Non-Stick Coating, 10-Piece

Last updated date: January 5, 2021

DWYM Score

8.6

Gotham Steel Kitchen Set with Non-Stick Coating, 10-Piece

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We looked at the top Copper Cookwares and dug through the reviews from some of the most popular review sites. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Copper Cookware you should buy.

Editor's Note December 16, 2020:
Checkout The Best Copper Cookware for a detailed review of all the top copper cookwares.

Overall Take


In our analysis of 202 expert reviews, the Gotham Steel Gotham Steel Kitchen Set with Non-Stick Coating, 10-Piece placed 9th when we looked at the top 12 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

Gotham Steel one-piece kitchen and cookware set about the Product Gotham Steel is the first Product of its class to actually utilize high-grade titanium and ceramic as surface finishing. This sophisticated combination not only ensures maximal durability it also allows for multi-functional, all-around usage. Titanium plus ceramic coating fans high-heat threshold to sear perfectly browned steaks! Everything just slides right off, even burnt chocolate and cheese. Food flavor is not altered when cooking tomato-based or any acidic food products thanks to the ceramic component! The non-stick surface cleans easy! Versatile: for stove-top cooking, or baking! Rust-proof all over. Coating doesn't peel off with constant usage and washing. Included in the set 8.5-Inch Gotham Steel frying pan 10.25-Inch Gotham Steel frying pan lid for 10.25-Inch pan 1.5-Quart Gotham Steel pot lid for 1.5-Quart pot 2.5-Quart Gotham Steel pot lid for 2.5-Quart pot 5-quart Gotham Steel pot lid for 5-quart pot aluminum steamer insert our guarantee not satisfied with your purchase? Just tell us, and we will fix things for you.

Expert Reviews

Expert Summarized Score

9.0
17 expert reviews

User Summarized Score

7.7
1,450 user reviews

What experts liked

This is an ultra-non-stick set so you’ll notice everything slides out from the pan.
- Cooking Matt
The largest pan of the set has a capacity for cooking 5 quarts of food, which will help you to cook a large amount of food at the same time.
- Food Shark Marfa
Aluminum composition ensures even heating distribution all around.
- Red Copper Pan Reviews
These products are made with a combination of strong titanium paired with the non-stick ceramic coating delivering uncompromising efficiency. Thanks to the Ti-Cerama surface featured in these products, they can be used for cooking without oil, butter or any kind of grease, while non-scratch surface will allow you to use metal utensils on it when mixing ingredients of your choice.
- Kitchen Byte
The pots and pans are lightweight, PFOA, PTFE, and PFOS-free for your healthy life.
- Cookware Judge
Ti-Cerama technology guarantees each piece of the set is made to the highest of durability standards, so you can use any utensil without worrying about damaging the non-stick surface.
- Moms Blender
They are also rust proof and come with the promise that the coating will not peel off, even with constant usage and washing.
- Kitchen Sanity
I have tested the frying pan from this set, and so far I’ve had very nice results! The eggs really do slide out with no problem, the pan sears meat wonderfully, it truly is super easy to clean, and no scratching -at least not yet!
- Kitchen Wise Tools
This cookware set is made from aluminum with a proprietary ceramic/titanium coating that’s nonstick and durable, while the cookware is lightweight and easy to handle — you can even use metal utensils without worrying about damaging the nonstick coating.
- The Spruce Eats
The nonstick coating is free of toxic chemicals such as PFOA, PTFE and PFOS, so you can be assured of cooking healthy foods for your family.
- Copper Square Pans
The tools are well efficient as they combine titanium and non-stick ceramic and feature an anti-scratch Ti-Cerama surface that’s optimum for cooking without butter or oil, to allow you to use your utensils without worrying about ruining the set.
- Village Bakery
Safe for use with metal utensils.
- Kitchen Apparatus
The materials used to craft the cookware allow food to slide away effortlessly.
- Simple Green Moms
The non-stick coating is fantastically effective, especially for cooking eggs and other sticky dishes. You’ll have a lot of fun when you open up this set cooking your favorite foods and having practically no cleanup.
- On The Gas
Large variety of pans for multiple uses
- Best Pickist
Quality non-stick cookware that offers even heat on the surface.
- Best Copper Cookware
Additionally, these are all standard sizes. You'll have no problem fitting them in your drawers
- Pan Handler

What experts didn't like

Not compatible with induction stoves.
- Cooking Matt
The pans are not compatible with the induction cooktop. The set does not have a square pan.
- Food Shark Marfa
Not so scratch-proof. The bottom coating peels off.
- Kitchen Byte
Although each piece is a different size, the types of pots and pans included lack variety. For instance, the Gotham Steel Square Pan doesn’t come with the bundle.
- Moms Blender
Not quite as non-stick as other brands.
- Kitchen Wise Tools
Scratch proof characteristic does not work as advertised.
- Copper Square Pans
They’re not compatible with induction stoves.
- Village Bakery
Unsatisfactory warranty.
- Kitchen Apparatus
The biggest downside to this set is the lack of durability. The particular formulation of ceramic non-stick used in Gotham Steel products seems to last for less time than other ceramic non-sticks, both in terms of stickiness and in terms of scratch resistance.
- On The Gas
Lids are not oven safe.
- Best Pickist
The handles are not heat resistant, so they get hot while you are cooking.
- Best Copper Cookware

Our Expert Consultant

Julie Chernoff
Culinary Expert

Julie Chernoff is a long-time member of Les Dames d’Escoffier (past president of the Chicago Chapter, and current co-chair of the LDEI Legacy Awards Committee), the Association of Food Journalists (AFJ) and the International Association of Culinary Professionals.

Chernoff is the dining editor of Better, a lifestyle website and print magazine. Her journalism started in the test kitchens of Weight Watchers Magazine. She holds a BA in English from Yale University and is a graduate of the California Culinary Academy. She has spent the last few decades styling, photographing, teaching, developing recipes, editing, thinking and writing about food.

An Overview On Copper Cookwares

When you’re talking about cookware, looks don’t generally figure into the equation. Those good old stainless steel pots and pans in our cabinet are there to get the job done, not to impress anyone. But there are a couple of types of kitchenware that make any bystanders take notice; pieces that say, “I’m not warming up casserole tonight.” One of those is cookware made from copper.

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With its distinctive brushed-gold shine, copper cookware certainly looks expensive, and it can be. Prices vary greatly, but a well-made set might run double or triple what you’d pay for stainless steel.

Mind you, you’re not just paying for that shine. Far from it: Copper has a lot of unique advantages (and a couple of quirks), but its biggest one is best summed up by Julie Chernoff, dining editor for the lifestyle magazine Better: “What makes it great: conductivity. It heats up both quickly and evenly, but that also means it doesn’t retain heat and cools off quickly.”

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This mercurial property makes it particularly well-suited to sauces, sugary substances, veggies or delicate proteins, allowing a nimble cook to control their temperature on the fly. For things like steak, you’ll want a cast-iron pan that might heat up slowly but will retain that heat well. For sauteed onions or a good risotto? There’s nothing quite like copper in the hands of a capable chef.

The even heat distribution of copper makes it relatively non-stick, but you’ll typically find copper cookware coated with another substance. That’s because copper does tend to react with tomatoes, citrus and other acidic foods, imparting a funky taste. It might also leach into other foods at high temperatures, and while copper is a naturally occurring substance, too much of it can be toxic. Mind you, sugars will negate the reaction associated with acidic foods, which is why you’ll find certain saucepans and sugar pans made of naked copper to take full advantage of their properties. The Copper Chef Square Frying Pan With Lid, 9.5-Inch and the Gotham Steel Nonstick Griddle Pan, 10.5-Inch both boast a plus-size cooking space, perfect for creating large confections.

These days, though, you’ll find most copper cookware is lined with stainless steel. As far as conductivity goes, a small layer won’t affect the heat transfer much, although you might have to crank up your temperatures slightly. Stainless steel usually lacks the natural nonstick qualities of copper as well. On the other hand, it’s a lot more durable. Copper surfaces scratch easily with metal utensils, which is why you’ll want to use wooden or plastic spoons. With stainless steel, there’s no such need. It’s also rustproof and (as the name implies) won’t discolor with age.

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Tin used to be the metal of choice for lining copper pans, although it’s much less common. It’s a somewhat better conductor than stainless steel and works fine with acidic foods, but it is much less durable, prone to discoloration and has a relatively low tolerance for high temperatures.

You might find linings on the underside of copper pans for a completely different reason: Induction cooking. Induction stoves work by passing an electrical current through the pots or pans on top of it, and while copper conducts heat like a champ, it doesn’t do so well with electricity. Some copper pans, like the Copper Chef Round Pan Copper Cookware Set, 9-Piece, might incorporate a metal lining on the base to counteract that. Definitely something to look for if you have an induction stove.

The Copper Cookware Buying Guide

  • Copper certainly has some great conductive properties on its own, but craftsmanship does count for something. The best copper cookware has a thickness of about 2.5 millimeters. That’s thin enough to allow it to heat up evenly without slowing down its conductivity.
  • Copper pots and pans certainly do look great hanging from a rack over the stove, and some makers augment that by giving the cookware a “hammered” finish. Hammered copper will have evenly spaced marks where the hammer struck, or (much more likely these days) where a machine imprinted them. Back in the golden age of blacksmithing, such marks were a telltale badge of craftsmanship. Nowadays, they’re no guarantee of quality and the pattern won’t make a difference in the functionality — though the effect will definitely appeal to some.
  • If you’re a lover of vintage kitchenware, you might want to seek out a tin-lined piece of copper cookery. The tin lining does tend to be less durable, to the extent that no matter how well you treat it, eventually all tin-lined pans will discolor and/or develop dimples in the surface. Good news, though: Unlike stainless steel lining, tin can be replaced if you can find a steelworker that knows how.
  • Copper cookware is a prestige item, and like all heirlooms, it requires a little care. Bare copper scratches easily, so be careful not to use metal utensils for stirring. As for cleaning? Unless they’re specially treated — like the Copper Chef Round Frying Pan With Lid, 10-Inch, which is explicitly dishwasher-safe — copper pots and pans don’t fare well in the dishwasher. There are some simple techniques for cleaning them, however. One of the most common and effective is the good old “salt and vinegar” technique. Just fill up a small spray bottle with white vinegar and mix in some table salt until it is completely dissolved. Spray your copper pan all over and let it sit on a dry surface for about ten minutes. After that, just wipe vigorously with a sponge or cloth.