The pan has a range of servings depending on whether you want a thin or thick layer of rice. While you can serve more people with a thicker layer, we prefer a thinner layer for the best flavor
Serves 7 to 12 people. This pan fits over a 23-inch Weber kettle grill. A stovetop with four closely-spaced burners can usually accommodate it nicely as well, but you'll need to rotate the pan during cooking. It is too large for the oven.
Pata Negra is a professional quality paella pan made from an extra-thick and heavy-duty grade of carbon steel (aka polished steel, or acero pulido). It's a good choice for restaurant kitchens, or for home cooks who expect to give their pan a good workout. As with any carbon steel pans, these pans require a bit of care: you must dry the pan right after washing it and then rub the inside with a little vegetable oil to prevent rusting.
We include an informative pamphlet with each pan, which contains two recipes, our tips for perfect paella, and care instructions.