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Model: VC0138No of Servings: Tapas Portions8 Main Course 5-6Suitable 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 an 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. For more information on care and cleaning please see the "Care Instruction" tab.
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.
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.
Download Polished Paella Pan Care Instructions
Paella Pans are tradionally described by the size of their top diameter. The base is somewhat smaller due to the sloping sides of a traditional paella pan. When cooking paella it is important to choose the right size pan to keep the paella thin. The most common mistake in cooking paella is to overfill the pan.
We have included some information for choosing the size of paella pan:
Top Diameter ex Handles (cm) D1
Got my sizes a bit muddled so was a bit bigger than expected, but came in really handy when I made Paella for 12 for a family party. I ordered a few other bits to go with the pan, package arrived quickly and exactly as ordered. I would recommend the Paella Company to anyone as the ordering process was smooth and hassle free. The pan is of great quality and even came with instructions of how to care for the pan.
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I love the pan .It arrived early for a start and was just what I was hoping it would be like. I had used the same pan in spain just the week before! It cooked a really tasty paella on Saturday night.yes I am very pleased with it and its easy to clean too.
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Pan was exactly as expected, excellent quality.
The pan was delivered promptly and safely. Used only once so far; the results were excellent. It does what is expected of it very well.
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