There is a lot of different kinds of cookware out there and sometimes it can be difficult to choose. Of course, a couple of the more noticeable names out there are Gotham Steel and Red Copper, both of which get a good reputation with customers.
Gotham Steel vs Red Copper
Firstly, let me start of by talking about their design. Their base is made primarily from copper and their handle is riveted and made from a stainless steel. While the main body of the cookware is made from cooper the bottom which is in contact with the stove is actually made from stainless steel. This makes the pans heat up more quickly and helps them maintain and keep a constant even heat through.
They are painted red as their name suggests. While their look may not to be everyone tastes they do have a unique bright style with their red coloring.
Their handle is made from a separate material than the base this helps a lot which keeping the handle much cooler and easy to hold even when the stove is on high temperature. The rivets make holding these pots and pans more comfortable and generally more practical as well which is a nice design choice.
As far as their weight goes I would say that they have a nice strong and sturdy build quality but still remain relatively light. I mean they aren’t very lightweight but compared most cookware they are somewhat lighter. So, for me personally they have a nice medium that offers both good build quality without being heavy.
As you rarely have any issues with food sticking cleaning this cookware is a breeze. All you need is a little warm water and soap and it’s like new in seconds!
I personally do really like the design and style of the Gotham Steel cookware. They look quite modern and contemporary and would work with basically any kitchen.
Gotham copper cookware is said to be totally nonstick. Meaning no butter or oil needed to cook with at all. In my own usage while the do a cook job they definitely are not perfect. When I compare these pots and pans to most generic cookware sets they are much better. But the food can stick, and it does with these pans but that’s only if you don’t use oil which I think is rare for most people. Though if you are buying these with that intention to cook with them without oil they definitely will stick somewhat and aren’t up to par when compared with Red Copper cookware in that regard.
As far as cleaning these well they are quite easy to clean. I just use a cloth and a little soap and water, and they will always take of all the grease and grim that may have built up from cooking. Though try to avoid using a scrubber or something as this can damage it.
Another thing I was really impressed with was how sturdy and heavy duty these pans feel while remaining really lightweight thanks to being made primarily out of aluminum.
Red Copper vs Gotham Steel – Direct Comparison
Design – Both sets of cookware have a unique design and style. Both sets of cookware are study yet lightweight though the Gotham Steel are definitely a little lighter in comparison.
Cooking – Both sets of cookware can be used for a host of cooking needs on the stove and both can be even used in the oven. Both handles remain cool enough to handle even when the heat is up high as well. When you are using the Gotham Steel though you should be primarily using a lower heat as the metal heats up quicker than the Red Copper and they also hold the heat better as well.
Cleaning – Each set of cookware was easy to clean up with. Though I did notice some chips and marks on the Red Copper starting to show on the outside primarily after 2 months of usage.
Non–Stick – Both have been marketed as being non-stick and both do an amazing job when you are using oil or butter. Though with the Gotham Steel it seems to be more prone to sticking when there is no oil being used when compared with the Red Copper which basically never sticks even without oil.
Weight – Both sets are lighter than the cookware that I am used to using which is nice. Gotham Steel is lighter than the Red Copper though both options don’t feel overly heavy or hard to lift even when full.
Price – When comparing the prices between the 2 options this isn’t a noticeable difference with both offering a similar price point of around $100 for a 10-piece set of cookware.
Red Copper vs Gotham Steel – Conclusion
Both sets of cookware offer a high quality for a good price point and are quite evenly matched.