HOW TO CARE FOR A CARBON STEEL PAELLA PAN?

There are several types of Paella Pans to cook Paella whereas your choices are either stainless-steel, enameled-steel and carbon-steel pans; Arte Paella carries the latter two (find it here). Carbon steel is the most traditional between the 3 and the reactive material influences the paella’s flavor.

While there is a huge benefit in using carbon steel when making Paella, the downside is that it is prone to rust and it requires extra care. Please see below some instructions on how to look after your carbon steel paella pan:

Before Using
To remove the label, heat the pan slightly. It will easily peal off. To properly cure your new pan, bring water to a boil in the pan. Follow this by washing the pan in warm water and mild soap. Immediately dry the pan with a soft cloth. Never allow the pan to air dry. Your pan is
now ready for use. Next, rub a small amount of cooking oil on the inside surface of the pan. You are ready to cook. For storage of your pan, after cleaning, rub both the inside and outside of the pan with cooking oil and wrap in paper and store in a plastic bag. Store your pan in a
dry place.

Care during use
This product has been designed for use with gas or direct flame. Never place an empty pan on direct heat. Heat your pan slowly and control the heat at all times. If you use your pan in the oven, do not allow it to be exposed to temperatures higher than 250º C or for more than 10
minutes. For oven use, we recommend our LA IDEAL enamelled pans instead. Never use in microwave ovens. Use only metal or wooden utensils and never plastic. Please note that these types of metal pans reach higher temperatures than normal pans. While is use the entire pan is hot. The pan is intended for use by adults only. Keep the pan away from children at all times.

Care Instructions
Please note that this product is not covered with non stick materials and therefore, food may stick. To clean the pan after use, we recommend soaking the pan in warm water and mild dishwashing soap for one hour, this will loosen any stuck food matter. The pan should be thoroughly cleaned in warm water and mild soap. A scrubbing pad may be used if necessary. Once cleaned, dry the pan immediately with a soft cloth. Never allow the pan to air dry only. Once it is dry it should be rubbed with cooking oil and wrapped in paper. It should be stored
in a dry place.

Hope you enjoy cooking many paellas with your family and friends.

Together in Cooking,

 

Arte Paella