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 10 to 16 people. This pan size (and larger) works best on an outdoor grill, one of our burners, or a firepit. It is too large for most standard stovetops, though it might work on some professional-style ranges.
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.