de Buyer Mineral Pan, Saute Pan : Made of 99% iron, the organic Mineral pan is the natural choice of conscientious cooks. With its 2-3mm thickness, this pan performs outstandingly well at high temperatures to quickly seal in vitamins and nutrients. The shape of saute pans used in the French countryside with a wide surface and sloping sides to promote steam evaporation for perfect caramelizing and crisping of meats and vegetables. The more you use these Mineral pans, the better they perform, as these pans darken naturally and become nonstick over time. Free of PFOA and PTFE coatings, these pans naturally enhance the flavor of steaks, seafood, omelettes and more, by sealing in flavors under high heat. De Buyer takes a proactive approach toward ecologically-responsible cookware with the creation of the Mineral pan. Available in 10" Dia. (3-Qt.) and 12" Dia. (6-Qt.). Made in France. Safe for all heat sources, including induction. Founded in France in 1830, de Buyer is the manufacturer of the blue-steel French crepe pan used by chefs around the world. The name de Buyer is renowned as a premier European supplier of top quality utensils and cookware. Product Features 99% iron, organic pan is the preferred pan of conscientious cooks the environment Ecologically-responsible pan is 100% recyclable Seals in juices, resulting in carmelization (the Maillard reaction) Performance improves over time, the more the pan is used the darker it becomes for all-natural nonstick cooking Identical shape of saute pans used in the French countryside, this pan is ideal for carmelizing onions and searing vegetables and meats Steel handle is triple-riveted for durability Large 12" (6-Qt.) pan includes helper handle
When I'm in the Kitchen, I become: Cooking Enthusiast
I tend to cook meals that are:Healthy
Cooking Idol/Inspiration:Julia Child
I have had many of the top line pans in my kitchen but none perform up to the level of the deBuyer pans. They are fabulous and very,very easy to clean and maintain. My only regret is that I didn't have them when I was in my 20's. I would have enjoyed them all these 45 years!