Here is a comparison between the Granite Rock Pan and Gotham Steel Pan. This comparison is based on the “reviews” and not what the manufacturer claims about them. In this comparison I am not going to about the product’s features because most of the features based on false claims. To know more about Granite Rock Pan and Gotham Steel Pan features, please visit their websites GothamSteel.com and BuyGraniteRock.com.
- Does food stick to it?
- Does it warp?
- Does it chip and peel off?
- Does it need to be seasoned?
- Is it metal utensil safe?
- Our Verdict
- Alternative Pans
Compare Material: Granite Rock Pan vs Gotham Steel Pan
Granite Rock Pan
Granite Rock Pan claims to be coated with avocado oil infused ceramic and features pressed aluminum.
Gotham Steel Pan
Gotham Steel Pan features ceramic outer coating with titanium as inside material.
Granite Rock Pan – Food grade granite coating finish.
Gotham Steel Pan – Ceramic reinforced with titanium.
Does food stick to it?
Granite Rock Pan – YES, whatever the manufacturer may claim but the reviews confirm the fact that EGGS stick to the pan. Sticking eggs have been the most common complaint of the Granite Rock Pan. Applying a bit of palm oil to the pan makes it non-stick.
Granite Rock Pan is nothing different from all the other as seen on tv pans. It is relatively new in the market and yet has 31% one star rating and 38% negative reviews.
Gotham Steel Pan – Out of the 5000 Gotham Steel Pan reviews this pan has on Amazon, 30% of the reviews (1500 reviews) complain that if not seasoned, the food sticks to the pan from the day one. This is by far the biggest complain people have about the Gotham Steel Pan.
There are over 1500 reviews that confirm that the Gotham Steel Pan is not truly “non-stick”
What is the surface of the pan like?
Granite Rock Pan – The surface of the Granite Rock Pan is not smooth and is rough; this could be the reason why food sticks to Granite rock pan.
The Granite Rock Pan claims to have 3 layers of granite above the stainless-steel-titanium interior. Compared with the Gotham Steel Pan, the Granite Rock Pan has a better cooking surface.
Gotham Steel Pan – The surface of the pan is smooth and has a copper finish. Though not real copper, only copper finish.
The Gotham Steel Pan surface is titanium infused ceramic “finish”. The scamsters don’t reveal the thickness of the outer layer.
Granite Rock Pan – The metal handle gets hot and is difficult to handle. Many reviews mention this issue and people wonder why the handle does not have a rubber coating.
Granite Rock Pan features and difficult to handle metal handle.
Gotham Steel Pan – It too has a steel handle and that is the only steel part in the pan.
The steel handle of the Gotham Steel Pan gets very hot.
Gotham Steel Pan – There have been numerous complains of the Gotham Steel Pan warping.
Granite Rock Pan – Yes, there are reviews and complains from the users saying the pan begins to peel off with just a few uses.
Gotham Steel Pan – Yes the reviews confirm that the thin outer coating of the pan begins to peel off even after moderate use.
Granite Rock Pan – Yes reviews conform that it needs to be seasoned with some palm oil or food will stick to it.
Gotham Steel Pan – Many reviewers complained that because the food was sticking to the pan right from the day one, they had to use a little bit of oil to season the pan.
Granite Rock Pan and Gotham Steel Pan – NO, it is not induction ready.
Is it dishwasher safe?
Granite Rock Pan and Gotham Steel Pan – Yes they are dishwasher safe.
Does it have Teflon?
Granite Rock Pan and Gotham Steel Pan – the manufacturer claims it to be PFOA (Teflon) free.
Where is it made?
Granite Rock Pan and Gotham Steel Pan – China
Granite Rock Pan – The manufacturer claims it to be metal utensil safe but reviews reveal that the pan’s coating begins to peel if metal utensil are used on it.
Gotham Steel Pan – Nope don’t use metal utensils on this pan that will make this already flimsy pan’s coating to peel off.
Neither Granite Rock Pan nor Gotham Steel Pan stand up to the hefty claims they make. These pans claim to be non-stick but reviews reveal that everything sticks to them. Out of the 60 Granite Rock Pan reviews 30 reviews are complains about egg getting stuck to the pan. The reviews of Gotham Steel Pan are nothing different. Out of the 5000 reviews Gotham Steel Pan has, 1700 reviews are 1-star ratings.
What these telemarketers do is they copy a branded product (in this case the non-stick pans) and introduce a “cheap” and “flimsy” version of that product and associate brand names with these cheap “as seen on tv” items, in this case the “Granite” and “Stainless Steel Pan”. They are cheap by price too and people thinking them to be better alternative to the expensive pans get lured into buying them and get scammed.
Her are the disadvantages of both Granite Rock and Gotham Steel Pan
- Not truly Non-Stick.
- The outer coating begins to peel off after moderate use.
- They are not induction compatible.
- The Gotham Steel pan warps.
- Difficult to clean
- Neither Granite Rock not Gotham Steel Pan is truly scratch-resistant.
Shoudl you buy the Granite Rock Pan or the Gotham Steel Pan?
We do not recommend buying the Granite Rock and Gotham Steel Pan. Here are a few alternatives that are tried and tested.
Alternatives to Granite Rock Pan
- MICHELANGELO Granite Non-Stick Fry Pan Set
- The Stone Earth Pan by Ozeri
- WaxonWare Non Stick Frying Pan
- Vesuvio Ceramic Coated Nonstick Frying Pan
- Carote Frying Pan
- Granite Wok Pan
- SAFLON Granite Frying Pan
Alternatives to Gotham Steel Pan
- MICHELANGELO Ceramic Fry Pan with Ultra Nonstick Titanium Coating
- Cuisinart 722-36H Chef’s Classic Stainless 14-Inch Open Skillet
- T-fal C51705 ProGrade Titanium Nonstick Fry Pan
- Cuisinart 722-911NS Chef’s Classic Stainless Nonstick Skillet
- Saflon Titanium Nonstick 11-Inch Fry Pan