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Paella pan....carbon steel?

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sudsy9977

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So what is the best kind of paella pan?.....i don't know too much about them......any recommendations.....i got a cheap budget......a friend wants one for Xmas and i wanna get them one they can enjoy......do they make one like those old like french steel pans......Ryan
 

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I have yet to cook paella, although I've eaten it in a friend's home. I think that's a pretty neat pan, maybe even for more than paella. Foodservicewarehouse.com has them a tad cheaper, and I've had pretty good luck dealing with them. I'm spending more time cooking in my old kiln shed -- grilling, brick oven, etc, and I might have to add one of these to my wish list. I want to build a fire ring, burning wood, for stir-frying anyway, and this pan would work well on the ring.
 

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In Spain, we use 4 kinds:

1. what we call "polished" steel, your regular carbon steel pan

2. Enameled steel, same as before, but with an enamel coating

3. Inox steel

4. non-stick

if you want to go the traditional route, pick one of the first two, I personally like the carbon steel, 11 inches for 2 people, no need for seasoning.

It seems that La Tienda stocks everything you need, and don't forget that the burner is as important as the pan.
 

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