These pans are made of carbon steel (aka polished steel, or acero pulido), which is ideal for paella since it conducts heat quickly and evenly. The pan is thin but quite rigid and durable, with a hammered dimpled bottom. Carbon steel is the traditional material for paella, and some paella devotees feel that it enhances the flavor. As with any raw steel pan, it requires some care: you must dry the pan right after washing it and then rub the inside with a little vegetable oil to prevent rusting. If the pan does rust, a few passes with steel wool takes it right off.
These discounted pans offer great value. Most have minor cosmetic flaws ranging from rivet marks on the metal, small dents, or slight oxidation. They are sold "as is" and are final sale. To see the price and availability of sizes, click on the options menu.
We include an informative pamphlet with each pan, which contains two recipes, our tips for perfect paella, and care instructions.