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How to Restore Your Carbon Steel Pan Seasoning!

After using my de Buyer carbon steel pan for several weeks, I noticed that the center of the pan was no longer non-stick. The non-stick center of my pan most likely lost that feature by using soap to clean the pan or by cooking acid foods. I had a choice …

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Carbon Steel Pans vs Non-Stick Pans

Recently, I have been practicing making classic French omelets, and I needed a non-stick pan to compare it to my carbon steel pans when making these omelets. I already bought (and returned) one of those copper-colored non-stick pans that they advertise on TV. The reason I returned the copper-colored pan …

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What is a Crepe Pan?

If someone were to ask me “what are the two most delicate foods to cook”, I would have to answer: Crepes French Omelets I am not a professional chef, but in my opinion, in order to create the perfect crepe or French omelet, you will need a crepe pan. Let’s …

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What is a Paella Pan?

When I first started to do research on carbon steel cookware, I came across carbon steel Paella pans. I had no idea what a Paella pan was so I decided to do some research on the history and usages of Paella pans. Authentic paella pans originally came from Spain Paella pans …

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Is Carbon Steel Cookware Safe?

When I was considering purchasing a carbon steel pan, it was important for me to know if carbon steel cookware was safe. After some preliminary research, I found that other people had the same question. So, decided I would do some extensive research to see if carbon steel cookware was safe compared to other …

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How Much Does a Good Carbon Steel Pan or Skillet Cost?

When I recently considered buying new carbon steel cookware, I wondered how much it was going to cost. So, I did some research and testing to find out what went into the cost of carbon steel cookware besides marketing hype. I discovered that the cost of a carbon steel pan …

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What Are These Carbon Steel Splotches?

This Matfer Bourgeat pan picture is one of the photographs that accompanied a question on Redditt. One of the visitors to Redditt posted this question..”What are These Splotches?” I have had these same splotches on a couple of my carbon steel pans. Without physically looking and touching the pan itself …

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5 Useful French Cuisine Cookbooks for Your Kitchen

Owning a French carbon steel pan or skillet is only part of the cooking experience with this type of cookware. To complement your carbon steel cookware, you might consider creating some classic French dishes from the best French Cuisine cookbooks. At one time I did not own one French Cuisine Cookbook. …