The links were for chinacats who seemed to be having trouble finding them.
Thanks, I paid a bit less for the deBuyer pans, but not as low as the Paderno. Are they of the same quality?
once in a while you get shown the light, in the strangest of places if you look at it right
thanks everyone. I ended up ordering a few Paderno pans instead. Kinda not the purpose of my initial question, which was to hear opinions on the Lodge pans, not to hear what was better, but am happy with my purchase anyways.... So thanks.
Several years ago, while working in Spain, I bought a number of spun carbon steel pans from a restaurant supply company. I doubt there was a particular brand. I've been using them for a long time now. I treat them like cast iron pans and they work fine. I prefer them to the U.S. made commercial fry pans I've had over the years.
I have one and it had worked great for me. I debated both the Paderno and Debuyer pans, but I was able to get the Lodge carbon for like $25 which I thought was a great buy. It has a nice nonstick quality to it now --I scrubbed off the factory coating--and I haven't had an issue with food sticking. I love it personally, but I haven't used the Paderno or Debuyers so I can't compare.