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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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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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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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Stainless Steel vs. Carbon Steel Fry Pans

I was looking for a new pan for my kitchen but there were so many choices I found it difficult to make a decision as to what kind of pan or skillet to buy. I had many questions about stainless steel vs carbon steel so I decided to do some …

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What is the Best Carbon Steel Skillet?

When I first started to look at carbon steel pan reviews there were so many variations that it started to get confusing. I asked myself “What is the best carbon steel pan or skillet to buy?” What I should have asked is “Why would I purchase one carbon steel pan …

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Using Carbon Steel Pans When Camping

Many people have asked if it was a good idea to use carbon steel pans while camping or hiking to a campsite. I decided to do some research and write an article on this topic because I had some of the same questions. By no stretch of the imagination am …