22″ Carbon Steel Pan

22″ Carbon Steel Pan

$89.00

MATERIAL: Carbon Steel
SIZE: 22″d

Availability: 1 in stock
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Description

This pan fits over a 23-inch Weber kettle grill. A stovetop with four closely-spaced burners can usually accommodate it nicely as well, but you’ll need to rotate the pan during cooking. It is too large for the oven.

The pan is made of carbon steel (aka polished steel, or acero pulido), which is ideal for paella since it conducts heat quickly and evenly. The pan is thin but quite rigid and durable, with a hammered dimpled bottom. Carbon steel is the traditional material for paella, and some paella devotees feel that it enhances flavor. As with any raw steel pan, it requires some care: you must dry the pan right after washing it and then rub the inside with a little vegetable oil to prevent rusting. If the pan does rust, a few passes with steel wool takes it right off.

It is the traditional steel paella pan used by Spaniards for centuries. The pan bottom is dimpled in order to spread heat evenly. You can use this paella pan either on top of the stove, or on an outdoor grill.

As you use your steel paella pan it will become seasoned: changing color and absorbing more flavors as you continue to cook with it. After each use, treat the pan as you would any steel or cast iron pan: wash it by hand, then season it with a light film of oil to retard rust. Should any rust appear, merely wipe it off.

Note: This pan will not fit in a normal oven. We recommend ordering a paella burner and tripod, as well.

Imported from Spain

Additional information

Weight 55 oz
Dimensions 22 × 22 × 4 in