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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 open fires or a Paella Gas burner.
Please Note: All our Catering paella pans, gas burners & cooking sets have been priced for commercial trade customers. However, we are able to offer an additional 3%, 5% or 7% discount for all orders totalling over £1,000, £1,500 & £2,000 ex VAT respectively.
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
Very pleased with the dish. It is big and it is robust. Became non stick very quickly. Fied eggs no problem. Get one it's great for a big fry up on an open fire!
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
Need to know what you are doing but if that is the case then the pans are a very good size for a BBQ.Speedy delivery and even though they are still very new they look to be good quality
0 of 1 people found this review helpful.
Excellent service. The pan arrived exactly when it was due to, and was well packaged. The pan is great - I hadn't realised what 80cm in diameter would look like - it's big! - I think the estimates of how many people each size of pan serves are an underestimate - I would go for a 60cm pan if I were choosing again. But that is the responsibility of customers. Overall a good service.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
Sizings are a difficult thing as some people eat more than others!!. Also its much better to not overfill the pan (it should only be 1 to 2 cm deep).
Bartons YardDunleys Hill, OdihamHampshire, RG29 1DT
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