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[Amazon.ca] De Buyer - Carbon Steel 12.5" Frying Pan $66.17 - 40% off

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[Amazon.ca] De Buyer - Carbon Steel 12.5" Frying Pan $66.17 - 40% off

I've been eyeing one of these for a while. De Buyer is supposed to be a good brand and the pan is made in France. A friend has one and he raves about the quality. This is the lowest price it has been in the past year, previous low was around $82. I would act fast if anyone is interested as Amazon has a habit of increasing/decreasing prices quickly.

Carbon Steel Pans:
"Carbon steel cookware is lightweight, hard-wearing and conducts heat faster and more evenly than pretty much any other similar material. It's more versatile and easier to maneuver than cast iron, and way more durable than stainless steel, copper and regular 'nonstick. "
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Price in title please.
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Done! Thought the fields would populate in the title.
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Saskatoon
I have this pan and it's by no means lightweight. Had problems seasoning it properly because I don't have a gas stove and there is a bit of silicon at the tip of the handle which isn't supposed to go into that high of heat in oven for seasoning.
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Mar 9, 2006
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This is a good pan, but as one other member said. It is large and heavy (compared to usual nonstick pans), especially at this size. It is only “light” compared to cast iron pans of similar size. Make sure your oven is wide and deep enough to fit the whole pan inside in order to season properly. I own one of these in 10” and find it’s the perfect size and weight. I also own a Matfer Bougeat carbon steel in 12” and it does not get near as much use. But this is a good price as long as you know what you’re getting.
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Mar 9, 2006
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The silicone button is easily removable. It just pops in and out.
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Nov 26, 2014
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i had 10inch one from amazon $48.99 in2018. and I removed the silicone while it’s in the oven. I use glass cooktop it’s ok but really wish I got a gas cooktop. Because I was not able to season the side.
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Concrete Jungle
Just ordered the Lodge cast iron 12.5inch yesterday. Now debating if I should get this instead but from you guys are saying, it’s still heavy?

My reason is for the carbon steel is that it’s a lighter alternative
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CALGARY
I have this 12" and 2x the 10" of these pans, they are great pans. the silicone button will eventually will eventually die on them anyway, which is no big deal. The only thing I dislike about them is they aren't good for putting un the over for high temp cooks like cooking a steak after searing it like you would on cast iron or other pans of this type because they have an epoxy paint coating on the handle that gets soft and tacky at high temps. these pans weren't that hard to season. just watch some videos online and put it in the oven and use flax seed oil or grape seed oil. You want an oil that hardens properly like those two, and vegetable and olive oil don't, also vegetable and olive oil go rancid over time. make sure you clean the pan before seasoning, they come with a wax coating to protect them from rusting while being shipped, so scrub it well before seasoning.
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EZSAVE wrote: i had 10inch one from amazon $48.99 in2018. and I removed the silicone while it’s in the oven. I use glass cooktop it’s ok but really wish I got a gas cooktop. Because I was not able to season the side.
You can just bake to season it right?
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I had the 12.5" for a couple of years, and eventually sold it on Kijiji because it simply didn't make any sense. I love the smaller sizes though. Big fan of De Buyer.

Here are my reasons:
-Too effing heavy. I'm a man, and I'm not weak by any definition.
-The handle is too high. Makes it difficult to store, and to fit in the oven.
-Carbon steel doesn't conduct heat very well, so considering this pan is much wider than the heating element underneath, the sides were always cold. I measured with a heat gun to verify.

11" is as high as I would go with carbon steel. If you want something wider, I recommend buying something with aluminum in it, either disk bottom or thick tri-ply.
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Dec 26, 2010
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The slope on the sides take up so much space on debuyers. A 12.5" pan will be more like 10.5" of actual cooking area. I have a 10.5" pan and you cant fit a larger steak on it.
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If i had to choose between this and a cast iron, which would you recommend?
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Heres mine...I actually got them for free from someone giving it away on a FB sharing group. The other is the large country pan. For whatever reason, the bottom is warped so it doesnt sit flat on the stovetop anymore.

They were in rough shape and I had to completely strip them and reseason. They're decent now but by no means completely nonstick and as I said above, the country pan is warped and idk how to fix that.

I agree though that they are heavy as hell and my wife always complains about it.
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Bencherstyle wrote: If i had to choose between this and a cast iron, which would you recommend?
Carbon steel has all the benefits of cast iron plus
1. Its a bit lighter
2. Heats up much faster
3. It wont scratch up glass/ceramic stove tops like lodge pans will
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Feb 13, 2020
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Strange, but true. I have 5 different / various sized pans from this DeBuyer line & the only one that is warped / won't sit flat on glass top stove is the 'country pan'. I regret not returning it. Other than that I have no complaints, they consistantly perform for desired use & will probably last 4ever. They are heavy, I can see this being a turn-off for others.
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Sep 10, 2008
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I've ordered the 10, 12, 14 inch several years ago at Future Shop on sale but kept only the 10 in. These are really well made and I would have kept them all but like others mentioned the weight and size/storage is an issue.
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Seifer129 wrote: I have this 12" and 2x the 10" of these pans, they are great pans. the silicone button will eventually will eventually die on them anyway, which is no big deal. The only thing I dislike about them is they aren't good for putting un the over for high temp cooks like cooking a steak after searing it like you would on cast iron or other pans of this type because they have an epoxy paint coating on the handle that gets soft and tacky at high temps. these pans weren't that hard to season. just watch some videos online and put it in the oven and use flax seed oil or grape seed oil. You want an oil that hardens properly like those two, and vegetable and olive oil don't, also vegetable and olive oil go rancid over time. make sure you clean the pan before seasoning, they come with a wax coating to protect them from rusting while being shipped, so scrub it well before seasoning.
They also make them with solid stainless handles. They are awesome pans.
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ssjlancer wrote: Carbon steel has all the benefits of cast iron plus
1. Its a bit lighter
2. Heats up much faster
3. It wont scratch up glass/ceramic stove tops like lodge pans will
All this plus the cooking surface is perfectly smooth. If you get the ones with stainless handles you don’t need to worry about the epoxy they apparently put on this one.

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