Hi, I’m Tracy, a Buyer at Improvements. One of the coolest lines of ceramic bakeware and cookware I’ve come across is the Gotham Steel Collection. They’re great because no oil or butter is needed. They’re perfect for those who are health conscious.
My kids, Ava and Drew, like to help out in the kitchen and try new recipes, or even make up their own. Keep in mind there are many reasons why the experts say that you should cook with your kids. For example, “children who cook become children who taste, and sometimes eat.” Or, “children who cook say “I can” instead of “I can’t.”
These weren’t my reasons to utilize my children as sous chefs on a Sunday afternoon. Rather, it was the Gotham Steel Ceramic Bakeware and Cookware commercials that resonated with my 7-year old daughter. She just had to try one of their pans; the conversation came up on more than one occasion. So, we thought we’d get our kitchen tools and make a few recipes with the Gotham Steel Cookie Sheet, Muffin Tins, and the 9 1/2″ Fry Pan.
Check out our joy below and discover how easy it was to use and clean-up the Gotham Steel cookware and bakeware.
Families Use Gotham Steel Ceramic Bakeware and Cookware
First up, we used the Gotham Steel Non-Stick Cookie Sheet to bake our Maniac’s Magic Bars. It’s a variation of the 7 Layer Bars recipe.
Maniac’s Magic Bars
- 2 packages of break and bake chocolate chip cookies
- 1 bag of semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 3-1/2 cups of sweetened coconut flakes
- 2 cups of chopped pecans
- 1 14oz can of sweetened condensed milk
We started off by preheating the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
Next, we got to work pressing the cookie dough into the bottom of the cookie sheet. That’s right. You don’t have to grease Gotham Steel Bakeware!
The next step was to layer the coconut, then the chocolate chips, followed by the pecans. We then drizzled the sweetened condensed milk over the entire pan of nutty, chocolate deliciousness. And then it was off into the oven for 25 minutes until the Maniac’s Magic Bars start to lightly brown.
In the past when the sweetened condensed milk started to caramelize it became very sticky, I lined the cookie sheets or baking pans with parchment paper before baking. Not this time! I threw caution to the wind to see if the Gotham Steel ceramic bakeware hype did what it said it would do.
Once done baking, I patiently waited for the cookie bars to cool and then cut a small corner to “test” them out. The Magic Bars were delicious.
Okay, the bars were still warm. So, I waited for them to cool completely before cutting them up and storing them in the cookie jar. Every bar slid right out of the pan. No chiseling away at the corners or along the edges of the cookie sheet to fight with the caramelized sweetened condensed milk.
Sausage Breakfast Muffins
- 1 lb. of pork sausage
- 1 small sweet onion
- 1 cup cheddar cheese
- ½ cup of Bisquick
- ½ cup of milk (used 1%)
- 2 eggs
- Rosemary and salt to taste
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
After laying out our Gotham Steel Pans and ingredients, we started browning the sausage. Once it was almost cooked through, I tossed in a chopped up sweet onion and cooked until it started to brown and caramelize. Here’s a confession: I don’t think I’ve ever used the word ‘caramelize’ this much!
Anyway… We removed the meat mixture from the heat.
Next, Ava mixed the eggs, milk, and Bisquick along with some dried rosemary and salt. We used Himalayan Pink Salt, but you can use regular or Sea Salt. What’s more, Drew added cheddar cheese to the sausage and mixed well.
We ladled the egg mixture into the ungreased muffin tins, distributing the mixture evenly, followed by the sausage and cheese mixture. Next, we put the muffin pan into the pre-heated oven. Twenty-five minutes later, they were browned and easily came out of the tins.
Finally, Sausage Breakfast Muffins are great for busy mornings and warm up nicely after about 15 seconds in the microwave.
Is it Easy to Clean Gotham Steel Ceramic Bakeware and Cookware?
Again, it was time to test the Gotham Steel Ceramic Bakeware and Cookware from a cleanup standpoint. Here’s the good news: cleaning the cookie sheet and frying pan was a breeze. Can the same be said for the muffin tins? Of course! The breakfast muffins slid right out, and then with a little soap and water, all of our Gotham Steel pieces were clean and waiting for their next use. Furthermore, the commercials were correct and exceeded my daughter’s expectation, mine too!
Finally, as a mother of two, I appreciate that clean up is so simple. Why? Because it allows me to spend more time in the evening with my family – can never get enough of this.
You’ll Love to Bake and Cook with Gotham Steel
Now, let me dig through my recipe box to see what else we can make with our Gotham Steel Bakeware and Cookware. If you know someone who likes to bake and cook, please share this blog post with them via email or your favorite social network: Facebook, Pinterest, or Twitter. Let’s get baking and cooking!