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Model: VC0128No of Servings: Tapas Portions3 Main Course 2Suitable for:
Polished steel paella pans are the most traditional paella pans found in Spain. They are simple, extremely robust and inexpensive. They are made of laminated polished steel and as such, simply need to be sealed with a thin coating of cooking oil after being cleaned as with a wok or cast iron griddle.
The base of these paella pans is slightly dished allowing the oil to collect in the centre when first frying your ingredients. This means they are suitable to be used on gas hobs, open fires or a Paella Gas burner. If you need to cook on an electric, halogen, induction hob or AGA, please see our range of specialist flat bottomed paella pans.
For more information on care and cleaning please see the "Care Instruction" tab or download the instruction sheet below:
Before you can enjoy your new pan for the first time you will need to remove the label and the thin, protective coat of lacquer. The label should peel off very easily. Now either on the gas burner or your hob fill the pan nearly to the top with water and bring to the boil. This both cures the pan and softens the lacquer coating. Carefully pour away the water and the with soap and a scourer scrub the inside of the pan. Rinse with clean water and then dry the pan immediately and thoroughly. DO NOT let the pan air-dry
If you are cooking straight away, then you are ready to go. However, if not, the pan now needs to be sealed with a coating of oil. Simply pour a little cooking oil in the pan and wipe all over with a piece of kitchen roll. Any excess oil can be wiped off with another piece of kitchen oil.
Traditional Polished Steel Paella Pans are designed for use with gas or a direct flame. (We do also have a range of flat based paella pans that can also be used on induction, electric & AGA hobs). Never place an empty pan on a direct heat. Heat your pan slowly and control the heat at all times. Polished steel paella pans are not suitable for use in ovens or microwaves. Use only metal or wooden utensils and never plastic as these pans (including the handles) get extremely hot. Keep away from children at all times
After you have finished your paella, the pan is easiest to clean if soaked for a while. Clean thoroughly with a pan scourer and soap and then rinse. Dry the pan immediately and never allow the pan to air dry after washing. As with the new pan, simply seal the pan with some cooking oil and wipe over with kitchen roll. Finally store your pan in a dry place in a plastic bag if possible.
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Bought for a gift so I haven't tried it but it looks great! By eye it looks good for 2 main meal portions but not more. Service was fast and it was wrapped up carefully to avoid damage.
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This is the second pan I’ve bought, great for a paella for 2 people. You can’t beat cooking a paella in the garden.
I ended up getting the wrong size pan. I already had a lid I wanted to use with the pan but although I measured the diameter of the lid, 28cm, the pan was just a little too small for the lid to fit safely. Should have got a 30cm instead. Otherwise the pan works perfectly and will no doubt last for years to come.
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